‘Star Trek’ introduced us cellphones and broke racial barriers

As the iconic science fiction franchise “Star Trek” celebrates its 50th anniversary, America is in many ways living in a “Star Trek” world. From handheld “communicators” to a multiracial command crew, “Star Trek” propelled the world into the 21st century.

20th annual Urbanworld Film Festival runs Sept. 21-25

The 20th annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented by Revolt with founding sponsor HBO, is one of the largest competitive film festivals and is designed to advance the presence and impact of diverse content creators.

David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o talk Oscars diversity and 'Queen of Katwe'

Much was made of the Oscar David Oyelowo didn't win for his role as Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2014's acclaimed "Selma." Yet Oyelowo, now the star of Disney's upcoming "Queen of Katwe," says the snub didn't bother him because ...

Study: Film diversity still lagging

Last year's viral #OscarsSoWhite campaign may have fueled the conversation about inclusion and diversity in film but the talk has yet to yield any results on screen, according to a new study.

Academy pres. Cheryl Boone Isaacs on Nate Parker controversy

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who was recently re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts, has always been a trailblazer and a calm and reasonable voice easy to hear over a roaring crowd.

Babyface, Amber Rose and Calvin Johnson join 'Dancing with the Stars'

The cast of Season 23 of "Dancing With the Stars" was revealed Tuesday morning on "Good Morning America."

Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka,' dead at 83

Gene Wilder, who brought a wild-eyed desperation to a series of memorable and iconic comedy roles in the 1970s and 1980s, has died, his lawyer, Eric Weissmann, said.

Tracee Ellis Ross is having a moment

Tracee Ellis Ross is looking forward to the day that there is no longer discussion about diversity in Hollywood.

Making history: Candice Patton of CW Network’s ‘The Flash’

Candice Patton has broken new ground, appearing in the CW Network’s “The Flash” as the potential love interest of the show’s superhero lead.

Larry Wilmore's 'The Nightly Show' canceled by Comedy Central

"The Nightly Show" is coming to an abrupt end.

‘Nine Lives’—Not cute even with kittens

“Nine Lives,” the animated comedy starring Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner and Christopher Walken, did the impossible. This jumble of a film made cats not cute.

Harry Lennix of the ‘Blacklist’ keeping it busy

The first thing that hits you about Harry Lennix is the booming sound of his voice. It’s deep and comforting and sounds like God but not the “fire, hail, brimstone, hell bound” version of God.

‘Suicide Squad’

L.A. Williams: If success creates opportunities, then Emmy winner Viola Davis, Oscar winners Ben Affleck and Jared Leto, and Oscar nominee Will Smith have a wide option of projects to star in. So why collaborate in “Suicide Squad,” a comic ...

‘Star Trek’ is back with ‘Beyond’

Time stops for no one, even in space. In reviewing the Captain’s Log, with a birthday approaching, Captain James Tiberius Kirk, finds himself deeply depressed.

'Sesame Street' vets axed, actor says

A veteran star of "Sesame Street" is saying today's story is brought to you by the letter "F" -- for "fired."