Rihanna, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Janelle James and Tyler James Williams have all been nominated for the first time for Golden Globe Awards. Viola Davis, Angela Bassett, Zendaya and Donald Glover have also received nominations. According to UPI, Jerrod Carmichael will be this year’s host at the revamped Golden Globes Awards. Carmichael will host the show live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 10, 2023. Last year, the comedian/actor won an Emmy for writing in a comedy special for Jerrod Carmichael Rothaniel, which aired on HBO Max. Carmichael came out as gay in the special.
CEO and Executive Director of FPWA Jennifer Jones Austin bought out several showings of the documentary “Loudmouth,” which chronicles the life and battles of civil rights leader the Rev. Al Sharpton, which premiered at three theaters on Dec. 9. The AMC Magic Johnson in Harlem, AMC Bay Plaza in the Bronx, and Regal Union Square are among nearly 120 theaters across the country that screened the feature-length documentary. FPWA was able to distribute these 450 tickets to a number of its human-service and faith-based partner organizations. Said Jones Austin, who is also vice chair of the NAN Board, “This film is something special, and I urge everyone to go see the magnificent journey of the civil rights legend on screen.”
Leon Lacey, composer, music producer and music editor, scores music on the upcoming Clive Davis produced biopic/musical about the life of the late iconic pop star Whitney Houston, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” The Sony Pictures release is directed by Kasi Lemons and stars Naomi Ackie as Whitney Houston. The film will hit theaters on Dec. 23. The one to watch in 2023, New York-raised, Los Angeles-based Lacey was presented with the opportunity to orchestrate some of Whitney’s biggest songs for the movie by Grammy Award-winning super producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. Said Lacey, “Rodney Jerkins asked me to remake/reproduce a hit song of Whitney Houston, then a few months later, he called me to compose orchestrations for a few more hit songs that are featured in the movie. I had five days to compose, score, then be flown to Nashville to record at Oceanway Studio.”
Sean “Diddy” Combs announced on Twitter recently that he has a new baby girl by the name of Love Sean Combs. Since then, it has been revealed that little Love was actually born on Oct. 15, 2022, and her mother’s name is Dana Tran, reports TMZ. Love is Puffy’s seventh child. She joins Justin Dior Combs, whose mom is Misa Hilton-Brim, Christian, D’Lila Star and Jessie James Combs, who the rap mogul shares with the late Kim Porter. He also adopted Porter’s son Quincy Brown, whose biological father is Al B. Sure!, and has a daughter Chance, with Sarah Chapman. For the last year, Diddy has been linked to City Girls raptress Yung Miami.