By Julia Reinstein, Buzz Feed News As you've probably heard (and hopefully watched) a thousand times already, Beyoncé on Wednesday dropped "Homecoming," a Netflix documentary about her show-stopping Coachella 2018 performance. But did she stop there? Nope. She also surprise-dropped a live album of the entire performance. https://twitter.com/Spotify/status/1118488868003692544 And it's not just on...
By Scott Mendelson, Forbes Jordan Peele’s Us opened this weekend with a remarkable $70.25 million debut weekend. How big is that? Well, it’s 3.5x its $20m budget in just the first three days, so it’ll already be making money by the end of this sentence. It is the third-biggest R-rated...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia If the only thing that comes from dreamers are dreams, a winner-take-all talent show promises to make some luck person realize their own aspirations. Actor and filmmaker Shiek Mahmud-Bey and his 25th Frame Films company are hosting an “Own the Stage,” talent competition in...
“We act to protect the well-being of the Musicians and the Orchestra” After nearly a year of negotiations for a new labor agreement, and with management still trying to reduce their pension benefits, the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are on strike. After completing a Sunday afternoon concert and negotiating...
History has been made! By Julee Wilson, Essence Ruth E. Carter has won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her mind-blowing creations in the blockbuster film Black Panther — and becomes the first Black woman to ever win the Oscar! The history-making honor has been a long time coming. Carter...
The win was the second of the night for team Black Panther. By Rachaell Davis, Essence Another amazing Black woman in Hollywood can now add her name to the history books. Ushering in the second win of the night for Marvel’s Black Panther, Hannah Beachler snagged the award for Best Production Design....
By Scott Baumgartner‍, ET After decades of stunning work and five nominations, Spike Lee has finally claimed his first Academy Award! The legendary filmmaker took the stage Sunday night to accept the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay alongside Kevin Willmott, David Rabinowitz and Charlie Wachtel for BlacKkKlansman. After jumping into the arms...
“This is for anybody putting money first and not the love of your people,” she said in response to Harvey's opinion on how she has handled her grievances with Hollywood. By Paula Rogo , Essence Mo’Nique has responded to Steve Harvey following the passionate discussion they shared on The Steve...
By Chloe Melas, CNN James Ingram, the soulful, smooth voice behind R&B hits like “Just Once” and “I Don’t Have The Heart,” has died at the age of 66. Ingram’s longtime friend and creative partner, Debbie Allen, confirmed the news of his passing to CNN on Tuesday. “I have lost my dearest...
Chadwick Boseman delivered a powerful speech about what it means to be “young, gifted and Black.” By Cole Delbyck, Huffington Post “Black Panther” made awards show history Sunday night. The cast of the record-breaking Marvel blockbuster picked up the top trophy at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by...