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Hollywood Insider #5: Updates from the Film and TV Industry

Who will be the next leading black actor in Hollywood?

Who will claim Hollywood’s leading black male role?

By Gil Robertson

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Iconic Director Kenny Leon Wins First Career Tony Award For A Raisin In The Sun

Next up is Holler If Ya Hear Me based on music of Tupac

Kenny Leon won his first career Tony on Sunday night for best director for the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Cool Jobs: Stuntman Talks Dangers & Rewards Working in the Shadows

Clay Fontenot details what it takes to be a Hollywood success

What do Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes and Jamie Foxx have in common? Clay Donahue, one…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Denzel Washington Hosts ‘Broadway Junior’ Event in New York

The actor served as Host of the Shubert Foundation/MTI Broadway Junior Student Share celebration

Broadway Junior provides performance opportunities to children in New York City public schools who don’t…

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Famed Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dead at 76

Carter spent 19 years in prison

‘Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom,’ is the title of his…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Q&A: ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Director Kenny Leon on Denzel, Tupac and the State of the American Dream

'A Raisin in the Sun' opens on April 3

The cultural relevance of the play’s central question — What happens to a dream deferred?…

By Darren Sands

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Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg & Paula Patton Take NY W/ 2 Guns

Denzel, Mark, Paula and more dish on their latest Hollywood hit.

Denzel Washinton, Mark Whalberg and Paula Patton share the excitement of their newest film in…

By Amber McKynzie

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Denzel Washington: “I Don’t Want Movie-Star Friends”

Is it wrong for Denzel to be comfortable with his friends, even if they aren't actors?

Should Denzel be friends with other movie star actors?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Denzel Washington: Top Money-Making Star of 2012

Denzel adds to the many accolades he has already amassed

Because of his movies, “Flight” and “Safe House,” exhibitors felt Washington was responsible for more…

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Malik Yoba: “I Want to be More like Forest Whitaker”

The actor speaks on the various projects he's done recently.

Who would you rather emulate: Denzel or Forest Whitaker?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Don Cheadle and Denzel Washington Among 2013 Golden Globe Nominees

Some of black Hollywood's best and brightest are in the running for statues.

The 2013 Golden Globe nominations are in.

By Demetria Irwin

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This Hollywood biopic, telling the story of Harlem hustler, Frank Lucas, debuted in 2007 starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Washington played the role of Lucas, while Crowe portrays police detective, Richie Roberts. This film is Denzel's highest grossing film to date with total box office receipts of $266.5 million.

Top 5 Grossing Denzel Washington Movies Worldwide

What is your favorite of these five films?

What is your favorite of these five films?

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Budweiser and Stoli Vodka are Not Fans of Denzel Washington’s ‘Flight’

Do you think the movie studio should have asked permission?

Budweiser and Stolichnaya Vodka are not happy to be the featured favorites of Denzel Washington’s…

By Demetria Irwin

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Denzel Washington’s Latest, ‘Flight,’ Surprises With Strong Numbers

The movie star continues his run as one of the most reliably bankable leads in Hollywood

The movie star continues his run as one of the most reliably bankable leads in…

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Denzel Washington Courts Another Oscar in ‘Flight’

Critics in awe of the veteran actor's performance

Critics in awe of the veteran actor’s performance

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Free!!! Books of The Week – Finding Balance

Focus on balancing your mental and physical life with this weeks book bundle choices.

There needs to be time to unwind and recharge. The book bundles offered this week…

By Sasha King

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‘Sparkle’ Producer Debra Martin Chase Reflects on Career & Whitney

The veteran movie producer shares her career journey and explains the industry's evolution

Hollywood veteran Debra Martin Chase shares her trade secrets on moviemaking and adapting to the…

By Darralynn Hutson

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Basketball Wives’ Royce Reed Creates Her Own Reality on Stage

The reality star rebrands herself with budding acting career and series of youth-centered books

Using her notoriety from reality TV, the budding businesswoman breaks into acting with Platanos &…

By Amber McKynzie

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This Sunday, February 26, 2012, the 84th annual Academy Awards will be held in Hollywood, gathering together all of the film industry’s biggest names. While Eddie Murphy, who backed out on hosting duties, might be absent, there will be a plethora of African American actors and actresses both as attendees and nominees. Namely, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who both earned nods for their exceptional work in The Help. Given that both women are favored to take home a golden statuette (only time will tell), BlackEnterprise.com Decodes the financial impact of an Oscar win by looking back at the select few African Americans performers who have struck gold on Hollywood’s biggest night. —Darralynn Hutson

The Oscars Decoded: 12 Black Actors Who Won & Their Career Impact

An examination of the dozen African American thespians who excelled in their craft on Hollywood's biggest night

With The Help’s Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer up for Oscars at the 84th Academy…

By Darralynn Hutson

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On the cusp of the Grammy Awards, Whitney Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hills, California hotel room this past Saturday afternoon at the young age of 48. As the news spread throughout the corners of the globe, fans and peers alike gasped in disbelief as “one of the best vocalist to ever grace the earth” had left us. Houston’s voice was magical. She belted out flawless notes effortlessly. Throughout the history of music there has been no one quite like Houston, and there will never be another. A voice as sweet as honey, yet soulful to the core, only comes around once in a lifetime. More than a singer, Houston’s career evolved to include acting, modeling and business, which she excelled in all. Despite a rough patch in her life, the iconic singer was back on the track to success with her upcoming role in the remake of Sparkle. In remembrance of the music icon, BlackEnterprise.com Decodes Whitney Houston’s lasting impact. —Bené Viera

Whitney Houston Decoded: The Diva’s Lasting Legacy

A look back at the music icon's historic career and cultural impact

More than just a singer, Whitney Houston was an icon who’s influence crossed a multiple…

By Benè Viera

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Actor De’aundre Bonds, on the long road to redemption

Actor De’aundre Bonds Gets Career on Track After 10 Years in Prison

'The Wood' star details what role God played in his road to redemption

De’aundre Bonds’ Hollywood dreams were deferred by a 10-year prison sentence but The Wood star…

By Starrene Rhett

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There have been many black films that inspire, enrage, encourage and invigorate. And several of those have reflected real-life scenarios that we all have seen in our own lives --- especially when it comes to the workplace.


Here are six films with black actors that feature career issues and have taught all of us lessons about art reflecting life. ---Janell Hazelwood

6 Best Black Career Films of All Time

These movies taught lessons on workplace and career issues

These are six of the best films with black actors that incorporated everyday workplace issues.

By Janell Hazelwood

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In the News: Denzel Washington Donates $2.25 Million to Fordham; Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Dies at 89 and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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There was a time when Steve Harvey was just another successful comedian, but today he’s much more. The West Virginia native carries titles like author, entrepreneur and businessman as well and is laughing his way to the bank in the process. Harvey stays busy as host of his popular self-titled radio show and Family Feud, author of several best-selling books, his own television program on Centric TV, and a charity foundation. This week, Harvey and Ford will co-host their Ninth Annual Hoodie Awards, a community-oriented awards show that honors top businesses, schools, and leaders. Based on Harvey’s ever-growing brand, BlackEnterprise.com decodes Steve’s funny money. —William E. Ketchum III

Steve Harvey Decoded: A Brand Suited for Success

The enterprising funny man is no joke when it comes to business and brand extension

More than a comedian, Steve Harvey has built a profitable brand that spans across various…

By William E. Ketchum III

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Dr. Denzel Washington, “When You Fall, Fall Forward”

The award-winning actor advices the class of 2011 to accept that failure will be part of their life's journey

Dr. Denzel Washington addresses the graduating class of 2011 from the University of Pennsylvania in…

By Caroline Clarke

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22 Movies You Didn’t Know Had Black Directors

Hollywood tends to pigeonhole our filmmakers into only making urban projects, but here are a few who prove them wrong

Hollywood tends to pigeonhole our filmmakers into only making urban projects, but here are a…

By Janee Bolden

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What a difference a year makes. When the list of 2011 Academy Award nominees was announced last month, there was one glaring difference. Compared to last year’s contenders, which included Morgan Freeman for Invictus, Gabourey Sidibe for Precious and Mo’Nique who brought home the gold man for her portrayal in Precious, there was an obvious lack of people of color. Truth be told, the 2011 awards show represents the Whitest group of nominees in the major acting categories since the 73rd Oscars, 10 years ago.

10 Movies That Weren’t Supposed to Star Black Actors

The Oscars may not be celebrating the work of Black thespians this year but don't worry we got you covered

What a difference a year makes. When the list of 2011 Academy Award nominees was…

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Beyonce, Madonna Join Telethon; DiCaprio Gives $1M

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce and Madonna have been added as performers to Friday’s multi-network…

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Wanted: A Hand to Guide Me

If you can't find a mentor, maybe you need to commit to being one.

I believe in mentorship, and study after study shows that it can be the critical…

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Ruby Dee Gets Her First Oscar Nomination

The long-time actress is the only African American actor nominated this year

The long-time actress Ruby Dee is the only African American actor nominated this year.

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Why You Should See The Great Debaters

Star-powered film struggles to find an audience

In spite of the star power of Denzel Washington and the producing and marketing prowess…

By George Alexander

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