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  • Fearless women rule at Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon

    Fearless women rule at Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon
    The event: At Thursday’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon, Essence Magazine honored actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and “Beyond the Lights"; actress-director Regina King of “Ray,” “Southland”...
  • 'Uncle Buck' Tries TV Again, This Time at ABC

    The 1989 John Candy comedy "Uncle Buck" may be making a second trip to the small screen. ABC is developing a new spin on the comedy written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley for Universal TV. Prolific film producer Will Packer ("No Good Deed") is exec...
  • Universal Pictures Brings Back Emerging Writers Fellowship Screenwriting Program

    Universal Pictures will seek out new screenwriters through its Emerging Writers Fellowship for a second year, after the first exceeded the studio's expectations. The studio will start accepting submissions on Oct. 21 through the fellowship's website....
  • 'No Good Deed' Easily Dominates 'Dolphin Tale 2' at Friday Box Office

    There's a new "guardian" of the box office. A newcomer, Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson's "No Good Deed," has finally pushed "Guardians of the Galaxy" off its throne. The Sony thriller opened to $8.8 million Stateside on Friday and is headed for a $24 to...
  • Kevin Hart on Taking the Stigma Off Black Movies and Making 'Think Like a Man Too' Universal

    Kevin Hart continued a Hollywood hot streak with his third movie this year, premiering the sequel "Think Like a Man Too" Monday night at the TCL Chinese Theatre. "We got every single actor that was in the first one to come back, but everybody came back...
  • Universal Announces Names for Inaugural Emerging Writers Fellowship

    Universal Pictures announced Wednesday the five writers who have been selected to participate in the studio's inaugural Universal Pictures Emerging Writers Fellowship, which is aimed at identifying and cultivating emerging voices in storytelling and...
  • NBC Seeks TV Comedy Talent for New 'Playground'

    NBC aims to find fresh comedy voices through a talent-search initiative dubbed "Comedy Playground." The Peacock is inviting aspiring writers to submit short video pitches for original comedy projects to the website NBCComedyPlayground.com starting on May...
  • Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart and Tim Story Team Up for 'Black Phantom' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Jamie Foxx and Kevin Hart are in talks to star in "Black Phantom," with "Ride Along" helmer Tim Story in discussions to direct. If a deal makes, the film would reteam Hart and Story with their "Ride Along" producer Will Packer, who is producing the pic...
  • 'Ride Along 2′ to Bow on Martin Luther King Weekend 2016

    Universal is banking on the success it had when it opened "Ride Along" this past Martin Luther King weekend and has set the sequel's date for that holiday weekend in 2016. Set to bow Jan. 15, 2016, the film has Ice Cube and Kevin Hart set to return and...
  • 'Ride Along 2' to roll out in January 2016

    Kevin Hart and Ice Cube will ride again in "Ride Along 2" on Jan. 15, 2016, Universal Pictures has announced. The follow-up to the hit buddy comedy "Ride Along" will once again debut over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a date that proved successful...
  • Samuel L. Jackson to Co-Star With Kevin Hart in 'Black Phantom'

    Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to replace Jamie Foxx in Screen Gems action-comedy "The Black Phantom." Variety first reported that Foxx was in talks to co-star with Kevin Hart in the pic, but sources say scheduling conflicts forced Foxx to part ways...