Controversy was buzzing around the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” as former cast member Norm Macdonald reportedly shared more than 100 tweets, typing out insider details of the show’s writing, cast dynamics and role choices. The most titillating story ...
Actress and comedienne Mo’Nique received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2010 for her powerful role in Lee Daniels’ “Precious. Recently, in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, she told her story of being “blackballed” from the film industry ...
This year, the Oscar team went out all, inviting the Amsterdam News to all of the VIP opportunities associated with the “biggest award night” for the film industry, which is lovingly coined “the Oscars.”
Hearing is great, but listening is needed in crafting interesting stories, and Prince-Bythewood devoted herself to delivering 55 drafts of the screenplay for “Beyond the Lights,” and if you know anything about screenplay structure, her work is sublime.
Comedian Buttahman takes the stage this President's Day for a free comedy show at the West End Lounge.
The passing of pioneering golfer Charlie Sifford on Feb. 3 is just such a moment, particularly when there is no obituary in our publication. He was 92 and lived in Cleveland, Ohio.
As usual, traveling to the NAACP Image Awards with Chevrolet proved to be a fabulous, fruitful weekend.
Friends and family of the late and great R&B star Whitney Houston, who was survived by her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, and her ex-husband, Bobby Brown, are experiencing a tragedy that is all too similar to Houston’s passing
Next Thursday, and continuing through Black History Month, do expect much, much more from the creative community of color
Noted director, writer and producer Gina Prince-Bythewood will be an honoree at the fifth annual Athena Film Festival, which will be in New York City at Barnard College.
Along with invitations to the White House and other prestigious addresses, the Rev. Al Sharpton can now include the Oxford Union, where such luminaries as President Ronald Reagan and Mother Theresa have spoken.
While we had a holiday for the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let’s not forget that on Jan. 17, we can pay homage to the “Greatest,” Muhammad Ali.
This has to be the year of Ava DuVernay. Everyone is taking their children to see “Selma,” the movie focusing on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s struggle, determination and ultimate victory in obtaining the right to vote for millions ...
Five people were injured in a shooting in the early hours of Sunday, June 11 at the Fiesta nightclub in San Jose, Calif., where Chris Brown, the troubled R&B pop artist, was making an appearance.
If there is an Ava DuVernay fan club, I would like to pledge my membership.