Idris Elba? Or Alfre Woodard? They all look alike, says Armani
Blair Adams, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper
During the fifth annual Governors Awards in Hollywood recently the Giorgio Armani team—known for their sleek and unusual fashions—couldn't tell the difference between a well-known female actress—and a male actor in a "they-all-look-alike" gaffe.
Sequel finds Katniss forced to compete in another death match
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Despite only being introduced in 2008, "The Hunger Games" trilogy has so captured the collective imagination of kids the world over that it has already eclipsed Harry Potter as the best-selling children's book series of all time. Suzanne Collins' post-apocalyptic adventure is set in Panem, a disturbing dystopia marked by the brutal subjugation of the overwhelmingly-poor majority by the very powerful, privileged few.
Jennifer Hudson steals show in screen adaptation of Black Nativity
Naima (Jennifer Hudson) is a single-mom struggling to pay the rent on the apartment she shares with son Langston (Jacob Latimore), 15, who's the same age she was when she had him. Back then, she was as headstrong as he is now, which explains why she ran away from a good home in Harlem to raise him alone in Baltimore.
Matthew McConaughey delivers Oscar-quality performance in bittersweet biopic
Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) was informed that he had just 30 days to live when he was diagnosed as HIV+ in 1986. At that time, the Food and Drug Administration was dragging its feet in terms of finding a cure, perhaps because AIDS was still considered by many to be a gay disease.
MOVIE REVIEW | Thought Woman explores Paula Gunn Allen's life as Native American thought, struggle, resistance
Jamie Keith, TC Daily Planet
"Thought Woman: The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen" premiered on November 1 at the Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis. The film is the result of local filmmaker Ellen Hinchcliffe's multi-year journey to interview and honor one of her intellectual heroines.
Morris Chestnut was born on New Year's Day 1969 in Cerritos, California where he was a student-athlete in high school, en route to majoring in finance and drama at California State University. He made his big screen debut opposite Ice Cube in John Singleton's "Boyz n the Hood," and subsequently enjoyed his breakout role as the groom-to-be in Malcolm Lee's "The Best Man."
BOOK REVIEW: 'If You Can See It, You Can Be It: 12 Street-Smart Recipes for Success'
"People want to know how a youngster from poverty, who failed his way through public school, got caught up in the 80's crack epidemic, got indicted and sent to federal prison... wound up working for five-star hotels. They want to know how he became the author of four books, a celebrity chef, a top inspirational speaker, and finally a mentor-coach who travels the world teaching and preaching about the power we have within us to transform our lives...