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Not only has Regina King booked another recurring role on a television series, but it’s the long anticipated new drama from Oscar winning “12 Years a Slave” screenwriter John Ridley.
ABC’s “American Crime” is an anthology that explores race, class and gender through the lens of a racially charged murder and its subsequent trial. The series will explore the case through multiple viewpoints, including the victim’s parents played by Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton, and the character played by King – a Muslim woman named Aliyah Shadeed.
“It’s a complete story, where usually when we’re watching shows or movies, it’s told through a certain character’s perspective,” King told reporters Wednesday at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour. “Even though some shows it will say it’s an ensemble cast, it’s still a little more through one or two characters’ lens, but this is truly a complete story, and you end with feeling frustrated like we do, you feel hope like we do all of the things that all of us feel in our day to day lives and experiences that happen to us, and the circumstances that have taken place in our lives that have created those experience. John so amazingly did that in 11 episodes.”
Read more about Regina’s new show at EurWeb.com
Last night, Elle magazine celebrated their annual Women in Television event in West Hollywood, and honored the achievements of a few lovely ladies (including Tracee Ellis Ross and Shonda Rhimes). I was glad to see so many fabulous women of color step out for the event, which is a reminder that the face of television is slowly but surely changing for the better. But what did they wear? Let’s take a look at the ensembles from last night and decide whose style we would steal, and who should just stop…
Even though she didn’t strut her stuff in front of photogs when she arrived, Gabrielle Union showed off her Novis skirt, cropped black top with open sides and sassy blue suede shoes once inside. While I wish the skirt (which I’m sure was expensive) had some more body and poof, I would totally steal this look. Extra points for the softly curled hair and berry bright lip.
Now that Common has lifted his personal ban on dating industry women, has he found love in the arms of actress Regina King? For quite some time now, there have been rumors that the Chicago rapper has been dating the former “Southland” actress. During an interview with The Rickey Smiley Show, Common addressed those rumors.
“Nah, I mean I love Regina King as an actress and I think she’s a beautiful woman,” he explained. “I haven’t even talked to Regina King in a little while. I seen her somewhere, but um nah, that’s not true.”
He also expressed that out of all of his famous exes, if he had to, he would be most willing to do a relationship do-over with Serena Williams.
“Um, probably Serena. Yes, point blank she’s just a good person and when we broke up, it was one of these things where we just weren’t ready at that time. I probably would be at a new place, she would be at a new place and it might work out.”
However, he doesn’t seem like he’s trying to go there.
“The only love there is tennis,” he said in response to a question about whether or not he still loves the tennis star. “You know what I’m talking about? [Laughs]. Nah, I do got love for Serena, I ain’t gonna lie. I got love for her, that’s my buddy.”
Listen to his interview below. Do you think Common and Regina would’ve been a good match?
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I don’t know about you, but I watch New York Undercover on YouTube like it came out last night. I was a huge fan of the show when it used to come on after Martin and Living Single on Fox on Thursday nights, and I’m still holding out hope that the show will be released on DVD soon. Until then, I catch up on episodes online and find myself surprised by all the now-famous faces I see getting their start as actors (or just getting that young paycheck in between roles) on the show. I thought I would share a few with you. Here are 10 famous folks who had a role on New York Undercover back in the day and you probably didn’t notice.
Taye Diggs – “No Greater Love”
The Brookly-bred actor who mostly talks about his days on Broadway in RENT before getting his big break in Hollywood had a role on the show in 1996. He played Stephon Phillips, the brother of a young man gunned down whose death he’s out to avenge. With his puffy Tommy Hilfiger coat, earrings and Brooklyn accent, Diggs was actually pretty convincing as a gun-toting hoodlum. Check him out at the 1:10 mark.
“Nothing Is More Painful Than To Leave Them Behind”: Aaron McGruder Speaks On Leaving “The Boondocks”
As season four of The Boondocks is set to premiere on April 21st on Adult Swim after a long hiatus and much anticipation, most of the players are the same: Regina King will return to voice both Huey and Riley Freeman, as will John Witherspoon to voice Robert Freeman, aka, “granddad.” However, the biggest piece of the puzzle and the reason for the show’s controversy and success who will be missing this final season is Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder. We told you recently that McGruder decided to part ways from the show, and in an official statement from Adult Swim, they claimed it had a lot to do with clashing production schedules:
“This season was produced without the involvement of Aaron McGruder, when a mutually agreeable production schedule could not be determined.”
McGruder has finally spoken out about leaving his beloved show behind, and working on his new project on Adult Swim, called Black Jesus. He shared his thoughts on the Facebook page of his new show:
“As the world now knows, The Boondocks will be returning for a fourth season, but I will not be returning with it. I’d like to extend my gratitude to Sony and Adult Swim for three great seasons.
I created The Boondocks two decades ago in college, did the daily comic for six years, and was showrunner on the animated series for the first three seasons. The Boondocks pretty much represents my life’s work to this point. Huey, Riley, and Granddad are not just property to me. They are my fictional blood relatives. Nothing is more painful than to leave them behind.
To quote a great white man, “Hollywood is a business”. And to quote another great white man, “Don’t hold grudges”.
What has never been lost on me is the enormous responsibility that came with The Boondocks – particularly the television show and it’s relatively young audience. It was important to offend, but equally important to offend for the right reasons. For three seasons I personally navigated this show through the minefields of controversy. It was not perfect. And it definitely was not quick. But it was always done with a keen sense of duty, history, culture, and love. Anything less would have been simply unacceptable.
As for me, I’m finally putting a life of controversy and troublemaking behind me with my upcoming Adult Swim show, BLACK JESUS.
It seems like things are still okay between McGruder and Adult Swim, seeing as the cartoonist will premiere his new live-action comedy show, Black Jesus, on the network. Many people have been saddened by the news that the show is going on without McGruder, but what do you think? Will you still tune in? Last time I tried to ride for a comedy that didn’t involve its original creator/showrunner, things went downhill fast (i.e., The Chappelle Show), but there have also been positive outcomes too, including in dramas (i.e., The Walking Dead). We’ll just have to wait and see how this new season turns out.
It’s a fresh start for some of Hollywood’s most notable names in 2014. While heartbreak came knocking on their door, it’s not all doom and gloom for these stunners. With a new year comes new opportunities to find the loves of their lives. So in honor of these strong, resilient women, we take a look at 2014’s newly single celebrities.
Whether it be the big screen or television, these celebrities stand out from all others because of their stunning eyes, which we are proud to say are not contacts. Check out these Black celebs with light eyes that make us swoon — and jealous — all at the same time.
Stacey Dash starred in a couple episodes of “The Cosby Show” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” early on in her career but her big break came in 1995’s Clueless as the self-centered Dionne Davenport, opposite Alicia Silverstone and Brittany Murphy. Part Barbadian, African-American and Mexican, the former “Single Ladies” star caught a lot of flack in 2012 for endorsing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Using her platform to express her conservative views, Dash also criticized Jay Z and Beyonce for their 2013 trip to Cuba.
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If you spent part or a majority of your weekend watching Lifetime movies then you’ve probably seen the trailer the network released for their upcoming weekend movie, “The Gabby Douglas Story.” But, if you a.) don’t have cable, b.) don’t watch Lifetime because it sucks you in and steals your Saturday or c.) your tv was stolen like mine was, (another story for another day), then you might have missed the trailer. And you don’t deserve that, so we’re making sure you get a chance to watch it here.
We’ve known this movie was coming to the small screen since the fall, and have kept you updated with casting news. But in case you need a refresher, Regina King will be playing Gabby’s mother, S. Epatha Merkerson will play her grandmother and Imani Hakim, (Tonya from “Everybody Hates Chris”) will play the role of the teenage Douglas. And apparently, judging from the trailer Douglas herself will make an appearance.
This is already pulling at my heartstrings. So excited.
Check out the trailer in the video below.
“The Gabby Douglas Story” will air on Lifetime, Saturday, February 1 at 8/7c.
Over the summer we told you that a movie about the life of Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas was in the works. Since our initial report, there have been many new wonderful revelations, including the fact that women’s television network Lifetime has agreed to pick up the biopic.
In case you missed it, “Everybody Hates Chris” star Imani Hakim has been cast to play Douglas in the film. The film’s cast also includes Regina King, Epatha Merkerson, and Sidney Mikayla. As previously reported, “The Gabby Douglas Story” will share the inspiring tale of the teen Olympian’s journey to becoming the first African American to be named individual All-Around Champion in the Olympics.
“‘The Gabby Douglas Story’ tells the inspiring true story of the international gymnastics phenomenon who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African-American ever to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games,” reads the film’s press release.
Lifetime will be kicking off Black History Month by airing “The Gabby Douglas Story” on Feb. 1. According to Shadow and Act, the network will also be airing the television adaptation of “A Trip to Bountiful” on Feb. 22. We’ll definitely be tuning in. Will you?
There was a lot of great celebrity news to come out of 2013. But, unfortunately, not everything was sunshine and roses. A number of notable couples called it a quits this year. From two Kardashian relationships coming to an end to some longtime lovers parting ways, we take a look at some of the saddest celebrity breakups of the past 12 months.