| Jun 12, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Drug dealers or dorks? Hip-hop or punk rock? Harvard or the 'hood?
There's no need to chose sides in "Dope," a comedy-drama that takes pleasure in redefining what it means to be young, black and growing up in a tough part of town.
Set in present-day...
| May 7, 2015
| 6:00 PM
In "Miles Away," jazz trumpeter Michael DeVeaux (Sid Burston) and his attorney-bandmate-brother Byron (Spoon Alexander) confront their multimillionaire father (Michael Simmons) about a menacing stranger claiming to be their illegitimate half brother...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 3:09 PM
It's probably safe to say that Tyler Perry and his four TV series on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network probably won't win any Emmy Awards.
The shows -- "Love My Neighbor," "For Better or Worse," "The Haves and the Have Nots" and "If Loving You Is Wrong"...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 1:01 PM
Oprah Winfrey is reuniting with "Selma" writer-director Ava DuVernay for an original scripted drama that will air on Winfrey's OWN channel and feature the former talk-show host in a recurring role.
DuVernay will write, direct and executive produce the...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:30 AM
Prince Harry stands on tiptoes but still fails to measure up to retired NBA player Dikembe Mutombo who stands 7ft 2 inches tall at the #Coachcore graduation ceremony today. The NBA are supporting the #Royal
A photo posted by @kensingtonroyal onJan 14,...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 7:17 AM
The point of political satire is to shake people up, author Salman Rushdie told Bill Maher, and the comedian responded Friday by skewering Sony, Bill Cosby and New York police in the 13th season premiere of "Real Time With Bill Maher."
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:02 PM
OWN has found ratings riches with "The Haves and the Have Nots."
The network scored the highest premiere ratings in its history Tuesday night with the Season 2 launch of the soap opera.
Created by Tyler Perry and loosely based on his play of the...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:10 AM
In this age of instant cinematic gratification, you can log on to Netflix, push the "play" icon, and watch … your own backyard.
The Netflix offerings that you can "Watch Instantly" span the globe, the entire history of moviemaking, and every...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Cocoa Brown spent more than an hour at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, and she never stopped smiling.
The comedian, a Menchville High School graduate, is back home for the holidays and to do three shows in Virginia Beach this...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:38 AM
"What's the point of even sleeping?"
Let it be noted that although 2014 was the year I achieved near-total omniscience over all media, I saw St. Vincent sing that line only three times in the past 12 months. I apologize for that. It was a regretful...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Get ready for a prime-time WLS-Ch. 7 newscast — on WCIU-Ch. 26.
The ABC-owned WLS and Weigel Broadcasting said Tuesday they are teaming up for a new, hourlong newscast weeknights at 7 p.m. on The U.
The live newscasts, which begin Jan. 12, will be...