| Aug 27, 2011
On a recent steamy Saturday evening, 11 members of Deborah Rae Wright's book club — black, white, Indian and Jewish women — gathered in her meticulously restored Craftsman home on the rundown west side of the Mississippi capital. The topic was...
| Nov 10, 2011
Though many are befuddled this year by the new Oscar math, perhaps unable to parse just how many votes it will take to land a best picture nomination or anticipate even how many nominees there will be, one recent regular equation looks to hold firm: One...
| Nov 10, 2011
Viola Davis has long considered herself a cynic.
It's a reflection of the 16 years she has spent in an industry that does little to support the career of black women. It's being a part of a Hollywood that continually asks her to play the "urban single...
| Sep 9, 2011
"Warrior" is too much of a good thing. A family drama set in the ultraviolent world of mixed martial arts, it shows promise but finally hits things so hard, both literally and metaphorically, that it's hard not to feel pummeled yourself by the time it's...
| Nov 17, 2011
Even with a stylist and glam squad in tow, celebrities are not impervious to the occasional red carpet misstep. Young starlets in particular can test trends that don't suit them, or they surrender to the safety of cookie-cutter ensembles that sometimes...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:05 AM
It started with Jackie Robinson rounding the bases for home in "42" in the spring and is ending with Nelson Mandela leaving jail for home in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in the winter. In between, there have been so many black-themed films that have...
| Oct 24, 2013
Just a week after her first book hit the shelves, actress Octavia Spencer told suburban students penning it required some of the same skills as appearing in movies.
"When we don't have all the details about our characters, we have to make it up to...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Actress Kerry Washington, who was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the ABC television drama "Scandal," was named the "World's Best Dressed Woman" by People magazine on Wednesday.
Washington, 36, headed a list that included Academy Award-winner...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:20 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — "Lee Daniels' The Butler" served up a second helping at the box office, topping the weekend with $17 million according to studio estimates Sunday.
That was enough to lead all films on a late August weekend known as a dumping ground...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Premium channel Showtime will keep its pipeline of DreamWorks Studios' films flowing for five more years.
Showtime Networks, a division of CBS Corp., and Walt Disney Studios, which handles theatrical distribution for Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider's...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:20 AM
A young couple, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Emmy winner Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad"), struggle to get a handle on their drinking in this well-played drama honored at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
The wife has an especially hard time making...