Film

“Selma,” “Black-ish” NAACP Award Winners

HOLLYWOOD—The National Academy of Advancement for Colored People held its 46th Annual NAACP awards ceremony on February 6. “Selma” was the night’s big winner with four trophies including Outstanding Motion Picture. Its star David Oyelowo was victorious in the Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture category for his role as Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Empire” star...

Best Actor Anyone?

HOLLYWOOD—Well its official, the 87th Annual Academy Awards are less than 3 weeks away, so its time to start predicting who the victors will be in some of the major categories. Normally, I’d break-down each category, but this year, there are front-runners in the Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress race that I would be speechless...

Jennifer Aniston Shines In “Cake”

HOLLYWOOD—Not many of us have seen actress Jennifer Aniston in a stripped down performance. When I think of Aniston the first thing that comes to mind is “Friends.” Aniston proves her ability to tackle dramatic material in the gripping film “Cake.” She portrays a woman suffering from chronic pain and addiction. Its one of those roles that actresses in Hollywood...

Actress Rachael Leigh Cook Pregnant

HOLLYWOOD—Actress Rachael Leigh Cook, 35, and her husband, actor Daniel Gillies, 38, are expecting their second child together. The couple released in a statement, “We’re as happy as we were surprised by this wonderful news! We haven’t slept since 2013 and welcome advice from all parents who survived Two Under Two.” The couple got married in August 2004 and welcomed their...

Patrick Dempsey, Jill Fink Divorce

HOLLYWOOD—Actor Patrick Dempsey and his wife, Jill Fink, are getting a divorce after 15 years of marriage. “It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage,” the couple released in a joint statement. “Our primary concern remains the well being of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our...

“Birdman” Big SAG Winner

HOLLYWOOD—Some would say we now have a stronger inclination of who could walk away with Oscar gold now that the Screen Actors Guild awards have been handed out. The ceremony was held at the famed Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, January 25 and leading all nominees was the dramedy “Birdman.” The flick walked away with Outstanding Cast in a...

The Oscar Analysis

HOLLYWOOD—So it’s been a bit of time since the Oscar nominations were announced, which gives us plenty of time to finally decipher what took place on last Thursday. So first up both “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” lead this year’s pack of nominees with nine apiece. Bit of a surprise considering “Birdman” is a comedy and “Hotel” is...

“The Wedding Ringer” Feels Too Familiar

HOLLYWOOD—Kevin Hart has been labeled the new king of comedy, but has his funny reign come to a screeching halt? That depends on who you ask, there is no arguing he had a massive 2014, with break-out hit “Ride Along” and that success parlayed into many more projects.  His latest outing, “The Wedding Ringer” seems a bit too familiar in...

“Still Alice,” Devastating Portrait Of Alzheimer’s

HOLLYWOOD—I’ve argued that Julianne Moore might be one of America’s finest actresses’ who rarely receives the accolades she so deserves. I think all of that is about to change. Moore’s performance in the drama “Still Alice” is a revelation that sheds light on a disease that is crippling America. Moore portrays Dr. Alice Howland, a Columbia university linguistics professor, whose...

“Revenge” Recap: ‘Abduction’

HOLLYWOOD—Last week’s episode of “Revenge” took a turn for the worse, as frenemies Emily Thorne and Victoria Grayson found themselves on the receiving end of Malcolm Black’s reign of terror. In ‘Abduction,’ the ladies found themselves prisoners of Black’s plan to bring David Clarke out of hiding. Any guesses as to what David’s enemy is after? Precisely, you already...
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