Kanye West (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) Travis Scott showed Kanye West some love during the Astroworld Festival in Houston Saturday night. Scott, who headlined the sold out festival, surprised the crowd by bringing the Jesus Is King rapper to the stage so he could perform a few tracks, including the popular “Follow God,” according to Billboard magazine.
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Ava DuVernay has been recognized for another incredible milestone. The award-winning filmmaker and Warner Horizon Scripted Television was recently recognized for her new romantic drama series Cherish the Day, achieving full gender parity. The anthology’s production crew will consist of over 50 percent women and 18 will serve as department heads, according to The Futon Critic.
Although Kasi Lemmons’ latest film, Harriet, bested industry expectations with a $12 million opening and has received a nearly 100 percent audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, not everyone is pleased with the film. Some of those cynics have been extremely vocal. Antonio Moore is one of them. In his November 6 video post on theGrio, the Los Angeles-based attorney and Emmy-nominated producer of the Al Jazeera documentary, Freeway: Crack in the System describes Harriet, the first ever big screen film about Harriet Tubman’s life, as being “very dangerous.” For Moore, this danger largely derives from “how it mischaracterized the narrative of slavery and the role of Black men.” What’s most egregious to Moore is the character of Bigger Long, a Black slave tracker on Tubman’s trail played by Omar Dorsey, most well-known as Hollywood from Queen Sugar, fictionalized for the film.
Pixar's new film, “Soul” introduces Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher whose true passion is playing jazz. (Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios) Can a cartoon make you question your very existence? Judging by the trailer, Pixar’s new animated film, Soul, will have us asking some deep, mind-blowing questions about this thing we call life.
People line up around the block of singer Chris Brown's home in the Tarzana area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) If you’ve ever wanted to obtain a souvenir from Chris Brown’s house, this week you’re in luck!
: Singer Whitney Houston is seen performing on stage during the 2004 World Music Awards at the Thomas and Mack Center on September 15, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 04: Drake attends the LA Premiere Of HBO's "Euphoria" at The Cinerama Dome on June 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Love is Louder) Nicole Murphy is mourning the loss of her mother. The 51-year-old former reality star shared the sad news on social media on Monday. “Today I lost the most beautiful person in the world to me my mom,” the 51-year-old posted on Monday along with a phot of herself posing with her parents, Eddie T. Mitchell and Ellen Mitchell.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Kim Kardashian West attends the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) Kim Kardashian West is trying to stop a Black man from being executed.
Solange Knowles attends Billboard Women In Music 2017 at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 30, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)