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Queen & Slim, not Bonnie and Clyde

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 1, 2019 19:05:57 August 1, 2019 19:05:57
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A notable absence from this year’s fall festival tour (so far) is Queen & Slim, the feature film debut of “Formation” director Melina Matsoukas. I’m a little surprised Universal, the distributor, isn’t looking to put a little festival polish on this movie. It has as good a pedigree as any Oscar hopeful: stars an Academy Award nominee (Daniel Kaluuya), comes from an award-winning writer (Lena Waithe), has a Beyoncé connection, and also “introducing Full Story

Lena Waithe's The Chi drama

Melayna Posted by Melayna at June 10, 2019 17:26:28 June 10, 2019 17:26:28
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In the past few weeks, we have seen some serious drama unfold publicly from the set of  the Lena Waithe Showtime drama ,The Chi. Suddenly one of the stars, Jason Mitchell was thrust into the spotlight in a negative way, getting dropped from not only The Chi but also the Netflix movie Desperados, and his agency, UTA, for multiple sexual misconduct allegations. Full Story

Halle Berry and Lena Waithe are the Golden Globes couple we deserve 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at January 7, 2019 08:20:37 January 7, 2019 08:20:37
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It feels like during every awards show in recent memory, Twitter picks an unexpected presenter pairing to anoint as The Couple Who Should Star in a Rom-Com. Last night, Halle Berry and Lena Waithe were that couple.  Halle and Lena are working together as executive producers on a BET series Full Story

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Black Girls Rock

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 28, 2018 15:17:07 August 28, 2018 15:17:07
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One of the most underrated red carpets of the year is the BET Black Girls Rock! red carpet. Every year, I forget it’s happening and every year, it delivers some of my favourite looks. This year’s honourees included Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige Full Story

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Strong Black Lead

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at June 26, 2018 18:54:08 June 26, 2018 18:54:08

By now, you’ve probably seen Netflix’s Strong Black Lead short film. The spot is a recreation of the iconic 1958 photo “A Great Day in Harlem” but instead of legendary jazz musicians, Netflix brought together 47 black directors, producers, writers and actors. The promo has been dubbed “A Great Day in Hollywood” and each of these black creatives work on Netflix originals. Full Story

MTV Trailblazers: Lena Waithe and Keiynan Lonsdale

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at June 19, 2018 15:23:10 June 19, 2018 15:23:10
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Lena Waithe won the official MTV Trailblazer award in last night’s broadcast but it was Keiynan Lonsdale who proved why the trail she’s blazing is so important. Keiynan was a trailblazer in his own right while accepting Best Kiss solo, proudly in a dress, flawlessly without his co-star and kissing partner Nick Robinson in Love, Simon (Nick couldn’t make it). Full Story

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Lena Waithe: Best Met statement

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at May 8, 2018 09:03:33 May 8, 2018 09:03:33
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Last September, Lena Waithe gave one of the all-time best Emmy speeches. I remember pausing the show right after Lena’s speech and transcribing every word she said to accept her Emmy as the first black woman to win for comedy writing on a note in my phone. Full Story

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Ready Player One is the nadir of fanboy culture

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 2, 2018 13:44:11 April 2, 2018 13:44:11
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Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg’s latest movie, a return to his populist roots and the escapist fantasies for which he is most famous. Based on poet Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name, RPO is a fanboy’s love letter to nostalgia and gatekeeping and now it’s been enshrined by Steven Spielberg himself. Full Story

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Show Your Work: Zendaya’s style weapon, Lena’s wardrobe, and a ticking clock

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 26, 2018 20:00:31 March 26, 2018 20:00:31
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Here are Zendaya and Yara Shahidi this week at the Kids’ Choice Awards this weekend. Their stylists, Law Roach and Jason Bolden, were featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s first ever Stylists Roundtable last week talking about the work of celebrity styling. Full Story

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