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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The $150,000 Oscar gown worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o that was stolen two days ago was returned on Friday by the thief, who tipped off celebrity news site TMZ.com after learning the pearls on the dress were fake, according to officials and the website.
TMZ said the thief …
To say that things between Keyshia Cole and NBA baller Daniel “Booby” Gibson aren’t working out would be an understatement. Earlier we brought you an …Keyshia Cole
*One week after Alabama state troopers bludgeoned civil rights demonstrators on the Edmund Pettus Bridge outside Selma on March 7, 1965 a visibly …Elections
This story first appeared in the March 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Kanye West’s Grammy antics quickly were supplanted by the debut of …
These writers are not to be missed.
1. Natalie Baszile
Natalie Baszile is an essayist and the author of the novel Queen Sugar.
Why you should read her: Queen Sugar is about a single mother who suddenly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana, and moves there from Los Angeles to make a new start for her …Literature
The Will Smith romantic caper "Focus" opened at No. 1, kicking "Fifty Shades of Grey" out of the top spot over the weekend but still falling short of box office projections.
"Unfortunately, snow just beat us up in a big way, especially in the South," said Jeff Goldstein, executive vice president and …Box Office
Just the other week, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice director Zack Snyder tweeted the first official snap of Jason Momoa as Aquaman in the movie. …Batman
Television entrepreneur Byron Allen has filed a $20-billion racial discrimination lawsuit against cable giants Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable.
Allen, who is African-American, owns the Los Angeles television production and distribution company Entertainment Studios, which includes such digital …TV
As Bobbi Kristina Brown remains on life support in a Georgia hospital Monday, Nick Gordon continues to vent publicly over concerns for her well-being as well as the motives of her father, singer Bobby Brown.
"Bobby [has] seen his daughter 4 times in the last 5 yrs. Now him and his family want …
Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results
According to Algerian newspaper l’Expressionz.com (I love that I can access any newspaper from almost anywhere in the world, on the web, even though …Mike Tyson
By Tanya Steele | Shadow and Act February 23, 2015 at 11:56AM
In the current climate, the best you can hope for is to shift the Black narrative …
By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 12, 2015 at 3:46PM
Here's the second trailer for Finnish director Jalmari Helander’s English-language …Film
"White Water," the period dramedy starring Sharon Leal and Larenz Tate, directed by Rusty Cundieff, and produced by Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, made TV …Whitewater
By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 12, 2015 at 1:42PM
NBC continues to look for ways to use Meagan Good, 3 years after the network …Meagan Good
S. Epatha Merkerson Joins Yaya DaCosta to Star in NBC Spin-off Series 'Chicago Med' (Black Actors in Demand This Pilot Season)
I continue to pose a question I've been asking for about 2 years now: are TV networks finally starting to realize the ratings and profit potential In …Acting
A version of this story first appeared in the Feb. 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
This could be the year that diversity becomes more …
The young dancer featured in three of Elliott's music videos years ago honored the rapper in an epic dance video.Missy Elliott
"I wish I had written the [nominated] song," the Maroon 5 frontman and host of 'The Voice' tells THR, "but I get to do the next best thing, which is …Adam Levine
Bay Area hip-hop artist and former Mob Figaz member The Jacka was shot and killed in Oakland, CA on Monday night. Reports stated that an unidentified …
*”Die Hard” fans get excited!
Samuel L. Jackson could return to the franchise in “Die Hard 6” as Zeus Carver.
The upcoming film will be the sequel to “A …
Of course, we're all already wondering what Ava DuVernay will do next, after "Selma;" and the answer seems to be something made for television.
Young Money‘s first lady continues her extensive press run, as she takes her talents to the NBA arena. In an appearance on the hilariously …
Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint opens with “All Things Go,” one of the rapper’s most sincere depictions of her life. It’s as if the curtains are being …