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BY ALEXIA MCKAY FLORIDA COURIER Actor and comedian David Alan Grier is not waiting for anyone to give him his flowers. The “In Living Color’’ star says he has created an annual acting award called The David to be awarded to himself. Grier announced the news about his custom award on Twitter on April 26. […]

BY JEVON PHILLIPS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) have been awarded, and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” walked away with the biggest prize for ensemble film cast, adding a bit of a twist to the current Oscar front-runners race. “Schitt’s Creek” continued its winning ways with a cast […]

“Just as I Am” by Cicely Tyson; HarperCollins (432 pages, $28.99) BY MOIRA MACDONALD THE SEATTLE TIMES/TNS “The art of acting is the art of exposing, an emotional unveiling before others,” writes Viola Davis, in her heartfelt introduction to Cicely Tyson’s memoir, “Just as I Am.” It’s hard to think of a better description of […]

BY CHRISTI CARRAS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The NAACP has revealed this year’s nominees for its annual Image Awards, celebrating the work of artists of color and those ad-vocating for social justice through art. On Feb. 2, actress-singer Anika Noni Rose, actress-singer Chloe Bailey, actress Erika Alexander, actor-dancer Nicco Annan and actor-singer T.C. Carson joined forces […]

BY JAMI GANZ NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS Chadwick Boseman’s widow made a heartfelt speech when she accepted the late actor’s tribute at the Jan. 11 Gotham Awards. A reel of the “Black Panther” star’s films played following a moment of silence before Taylor Simone Ledward accepted the beloved actor’s honor, Variety reports. “He was the […]

BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA NEWS SERVICE 2020 kept us on our toes. Adapting became a way of life, especially for films and their fans. Part of the adjustment movie lovers had to make was viewing films on VOD and streaming services while only a few enthusiasts ventured out to near-empty theaters. Within that context, here’s […]

‘Ma Rainey’ was final screen performance for renowned actor BY JEN YAMATO LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS When Chadwick Boseman arrived in Pittsburgh in 2019 to film the August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” his castmates didn’t know that he’d been privately battling cancer for three years. But co-star Colman Domingo remembers what Boseman said as […]

BY NY MAGEE EURWEB.COM Misty Copeland has called out Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre for dressing performers in blackface, but the company says it will “not get involved in such a discussion.” Copeland, who made history in 2015 as the first Black female principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre, posted an image on Instagram of two […]

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS The family of late Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce confirmed the actor died from a seizure that stemmed from epilepsy. Boyce died Saturday at age 20. “Cameron’s tragic passing was due to a seizure as a result of an ongoing medical condition, and that condition was epilepsy,” a rep for the […]