At first glance, I thought this was another documentary on the history through present-day hip-hop, but thankfully it’s not. According to Deadline, it’s apparently going to be a scripted drama series, which will chart “the birth of hip-hop from the violence of gang life in 1970s Bronx.” It’ll be penned by Patrick Macmanus (co-writing the CW’s… Read More A Scripted Drama Series About The Birth Of Hip-Hop In Development At Starz
Interesting… An screen adaptation of Lydia R. Diamond’s play Stick Fly has been ordered by HBO. You’ll recall that a recent Broadway run of the play was produced by Alicia Keys and Reuben Cannon, with Kenny Leon directing, and a cast that included Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, and Condola Rashad, who was nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress) for her performance. As… Read More HBO Is Adapting Lydia Diamond’s Broadway Play ‘Stick Fly’ For The Screen (Alicia Keys Producing)
In August, the network revealed its new season lineup of shows, introducing a slate of original programs that reflect the interests of what it called its “adultster” audience – “adults who are balancing new responsibilities with their desires to stay current with what’s happening in music and pop culture.” Amongst the new titles announced was the greenlight… Read More Watch 1st Promo For New VH1 Series ‘Black Ink Crew’ (On Black-Owned Harlem Tattoo Shop)
Much of the hoopla surrounding “Jack Reacher,” the first adaptation of the insanely popular series of Lee Child-penned thrillers, has had to do with the casting of the diminutive Tom Cruise in the title role. As described in the novels, Reacher is, physically speaking, a brute – close-cropped blonde hair, nearly seven-feet tall, well over… Read More Movie Review: ‘Jack Reacher’ Is The Rare Franchise-Starter That Makes You Hungry For More
Comedian Bill Bellamy has capitalized off time spent in this industry by knowing how to make power moves. In the past, he’s performed on Def Comedy Jam, was the voice of Nickelodeon’s “Cousin Skeeter”, has been a host on MTV and starred in films such as Love Jones, How To Be a Player and The Brothers. After 20-plus years in… Read More GUEST EDITOR BILL BELLAMY TALKS “MR. BOX OFFICE,” TOUR INSPIRED BY TEDDY PENDERGRASS AND STAYING RELEVANT
Sometimes we wish the NBA was more like the NFL. In football, you must bring your best effort or you’ll be left looking like Mark Sanchez on Monday Night Football, getting your skills compared to Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite. But in basketball, the best teams can drift through games, and then turn up the intensity when they absolutely… Read More LEBRON JAMES THROWS UP AN INSANE STAT LINE; BROOKLYN BLOWS A CHANCE TO STEAL A WIN
Everyone wants a Robert Griffin III jersey right now. No, really, everyone. RG3 just set a new record for the most NFL jerseys sold in one year. And, technically, the NFL’s “year” runs from April 1 to March 31, so the Redskins QB still has more than three months to sell even more jerseys—which he’ll no doubt do if the ‘Skins make… Read More Robert Griffin III Sets a New Record for the Most NFL Jerseys Sold in a Year
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