Last night superstar Rihanna took the stage on the big lawn in Central Park to help close out this years Global Citizens Festival. Watch as the Bajan beauty dominates the stage performing her massive hits as she joins the fight against extreme poverty and inequality around the world that will make life more sustainable for people and the planet.
Last night the Urban World film festival continued to bring out some black star power on the red carpet for the evenings big premieres. The cast of HBO’s ‘ Insecure ‘ definitely made an entrance as press , filmmakers , directors & fans anticipated a screening of the upcoming half our comedy written & created by Issa Rae who also stars in the series. Co-stars Jay Ellis & Yvonne Orji hit the red carpet along with Director pf the pilot episode Melina Matsoukas . The must see comedy had the audience screaming and laughing through out as we watched Issa struggling to navigate through life with a job she hates , demanding best friend and failing relationship. Look for the series which will def be a winner to air on Sunday Oct 9th at 10:30pm.
Up next was actor Cory Hardrict who hit the red carpet to screen the film ‘Destined’ along with his co-stars Margot Bingham ,Curtiss Cook ,LaLa Anthony and director Qasim Basir. The must see film takes the audience on a journey with Cory’s character Sheed/Rasheed as he leads the film which follows how his life plays out in two different scenarios which basically shows us how our choices determines our destiny. The film took the audience on an emotional roller coaster which kept everyone on the edge of their seat from the beginning to the end. The cast & director then sat with the audience to talk about the work put into the film which was shot a few years back in Detroit. Now trust us if you weren’t in attendance then you missed one hell of a movie but watch footage from the Q&A and look for the film to hit theaters next year.
Last night the Urban World Film Festival kicked off its 20th anniversary in NYC at the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square. The big night was filled with film makers , directors , actors , press & fans who came out for the opening spotlight film ‘Queen Of Katwe’. Some of our faves hit the red carpet in celebration of this years anniversary including Jay R Ellis ( The Game , Insecure) , Taimak ( The Last Dragon ) , Leon ( The Five Heartbeats , Temptations , Waiting To Exhale ) & Vicky Jeudy (Orange Is The New Black ). Now of course one of the films biggest star David Oyelowo was in attendance to present the anticipated Disney film along with the director Mira Nair . The must see movie was an incredible coming of age story about a girl Phiona who strives to make a way out of noway playing chess in the midst of hardships while growing up in Uganda. The performances in the film from David Oyelowo , Lupita Nyong’o & newcomer Madina Nalwanga were stellar and had everyone raving once the film commenced. Check out exclusive footage from the Q&A as David & Mira give an in depth look into the creation of the masterpiece which is in theaters NOW.
Check out the trailer for the upcoming Warner Bros comedy ‘Fist Fight’ which stars Ice Cube & Charlie Day as high school teachers who are prepared to solve their differences the hard way. Look for the Richie Keen directed film which also stars Tracy Morgan , Jillian Bell , Christina Hendricks & Kumail Nanjiani to hit theaters on February 17th 2017.
Check out superstar actress Kerry Washington as she covers the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter alongside designer Christian Louboutin. Look for the new issue in which some of fashions top 25 designers are features along their celebrity clients when it hits newsstands later this month. Peep more shots from their fierce cover spread below and take an inside look into this months feature story HERE.
Grammy Award winning r&b superstar The Weeknd is gearing up to the release his highly anticipated album ‘Starboy’ & decided to unveil the album cover artwork. Look for the album to hit stores later this year via Universal Music.
Today it has sadly been brought to our attention that rapper Shawty Lo has tragically been killed at the age of 40 . The Georgia native was killed in a deadly car accident early this morning about 2:20am in Fulton county. According to news reports, the rap star was riding in a car on the I-285 in Atlanta which jumped a guard rail, then hit two trees before bursting into flames. It was initially reported as a hit & run but after further investigation it was confirmed that it was a single car accident. Two other people who were in the car at the time were injured and taken to a hospital but unfortunately the rapper didn’t make it. We want to wish his family and loved ones our deepest condolences in their time of grief. R.I.P
Tonight some of our favorite stars in Hollywood have come out for the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The big event held at the Microsoft Theater has just gotten underway but of course we had to show some of faves as they hit the red carpet. Check out pics as Taraji P Henson , Terrance Howard , Tracee Ellis Ross , Angela Bassett , Regina King , Kerry Washington , Anthony Anderson , Cuba Gooding Jr , Trevor Jackson , Priyanka Chopra , Titus Burgess . Keegan Michael Key , Laverne Cox , Anika Noni Rose , Chris Rock , Jennifer Lewis & more make their way inside below.
Last night some of musics biggest stars came out in Atlanta for the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards . The big event held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center was jam packed with some of today’s best in hip hop. Check out pics as stars like T.I. , Travis Scott , Kendrick Lamar , Snoop Dogg , Young Thug , Busta Rhymes , Fabolous , Jeezy , Guccia Mane ,Desiigner , Young M.A. , Remya Ma , Fat Joe , Migos , Bryshere Gray , D.R.A.M , Jidenna , The Dream , OT Genasis , Lecrae , Bryshere Gray , Shameik Moore , Big Tigger , Sway ,Lil Yachty , Brianna Perry , Yandy Smith , Cardi B , King Keraun , Erica Mena & more hit the red carpet and inside the show hosted by DJ Khaled was which pre-taped and set to air Tues Oct 4th at 8pm on BET.