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TheGrio had the opportunity to sit down with the co-stars of the upcoming Universal comedy Night School. Kevin Hart and newly minted Emmy-winner Tiffany Haddish spoke with theGrio’s senior editor, Demetria Irwin. Their new film, Night School, centers on the hard luck story of Kevin Hart’s character who has been finessing...
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Coming off of directing the Academy Award-winning Moonlight, Barry Jenkins’ upcoming movie, If Beale Street Could Talk takes on the passion and pain of a black family battling to prove the innocence of a man being falsely accused of a crime. The film is based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel and it’s the...
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Russell Hornsby says it’s time more Black fathers received the credit they deserve. “The Hate U Give” star delivered a passionate plea backstage after a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) panel about Media Diversity, co-sponsored by theGrio. Hornsby plays a devoted dad in the upcoming film, based on the best-selling young adult novel by Angie Thomas ...
Courtesy of Marvel Earlier this year, fans all over the globe were introduced Erik Killmonger, the sympathetic villain in Black Panther.Now, there’s an upcoming series in the works based on the character brought to life by Michael B. Jordan. The comic book mini-series will be written by Bryan Edward Hill with Juan Ferreyra serving as the lead...
Photo: Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez (Getty Images) After accepting an Emmy Sunday night for his role as a producer on the live musical Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, which won the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) award, John Legend became the first black man to collect an EGOT. The EGOT—the...
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Viola Davis, action star? Get ready for it. Best known for award-winning roles in film (The Help, Fences), theatre (Fences) and television (How to Get Away with Murder), the powerhouse star is about to try her hand at a crime thriller that's already creating plenty of buzz. Davis opens up about tackling...
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The 1991 film The Five Heartbeats features an electric, memorable and tearful church scene that film executives were asked to cut. Actor, comedian and dynamic filmmaker Robert Townsend spills that and more in his new documentary Making the Five Heartbeats, which airs Monday night in more than 500 select...
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Double Whammies is an unremarkable watering hole located along a desolate strip of highway outside Austin, Texas where truckers and regulars can slip in and out quietly without drawing much attention to themselves. The seedy sports bar, a la your typical Hooters, is known for its booze and finger...
I was out on the town last weekend, celebrating the birthday of Sandra Booker (my sister-in-law) with a visit to Memphis Sounds on Mud Island. Guess who was in the house? OK, I’ll tell you. It was award-winning actress Cassi Davis, who is from Holly Springs, Miss. Davis is a well-recognized...
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A new trailer for Night School just dropped and we’re already bracing ourselves for the film’s debut. The film is based on a story written by its star, Kevin Hart, who will team up with longtime friend and Hollywood “It” girl Tiffany Haddish for the film based on a band of misfits...