Friday, May 29, 2015
Jennifer Hudson joins fellow cast in Spike Lee’s Chiraq
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 30 May 2015
Academy award winner Jennifer Hudson has been cast in Spike Lee’s upcoming film Chiraq, according to Screen Daily.  The Chicago native is joined by John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Common and Samuel L. ... read more >>
David Oyelowo’s unravels in psychological thriller “Nightingale”
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 30 May 2015
David Oyelowo will deliver a one-man show in HBO’s upcoming film “Nightingale.” Oyelowo stars as Peter, a war veteran who begins to unravel psychologically ahead of a friend’s impending visit. ... read more >>
Deborah Cox to lead touring stage production of “The Bodyguard”
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 30 May 2015
After providing the vocals for Lifetime’s “Whitney” biopic earlier this year, Grammy-nominee Deborah Cox has been tapped to lead a North American tour of “The Bodyguard,” a stage musical based ... read more >>
Jamie Foxx cast in new crime drama “Blink”
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 30 May 2015
  Aside from hosting music award shows and performing his single “You Changed Me” featuring Chris Brown off his fifth studio album Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses, Jamie Foxx will star in director ... read more >>
Nia Long joins Mike Epps in TV remake “Uncle Buck”
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 30 May 2015
Former “House of Lies” actress Nia Long will star in the TV remake of “Uncle Buck” this fall on ABC. The classic film stars an African American cast, where Long joins Mike Epps as “Uncle Buck,” ... read more >>
Jill Scott drops new single “Fools Gold” and readies summer tour at the Greek Theatre
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 30 May 2015
  Singer and actress Jill Scott dropped her new single “Fool’s Gold” across the iHeartRadio platform on all of its urban stations across the country. Produced and co-written by Andre Harris ... read more >>
Jason Derulo releases “Everything Is 4” with Stevie Wonder, J. Lo, Keith Urban and more
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 30 May 2015
Pop star Jason Derulo has released his upcoming fourth studio-album Everything Is 4. The 11-track album features appearances from Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Megan Trainor, K. Michelle, ... read more >>
Snoop Dogg Partners with Pharrell on latest album BUSH
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 30 May 2015
  Rap icon Snoop Dogg released his latest album BUSH May 12. The album was executive produced by multiple Grammy award-winner Pharrell Williams, and is a creative partnership between Doggystyle Records, ... read more >>
Jermaine Dupri Launches iPhone Game “4 Lanes”
Written by Shonassee Shaver 29 May 2015
  Producer and entrepreneur Jermaine Dupri and So So Def have partnered with That Level, LLC on the release of “4 Lanes,” an iOS game inspired by Dupri's 1998 hit song “Money Ain't A Thang.” ... read more >>
Judge delays case after 'Suge' Knight hires Jackson lawyer
Written by ANTHONY McCARTNEY Associated Press 29 May 2015
Marion “Suge” Knight appears in court during his arraignment on murder charges with his attorney Thomas Mesereau in Los Angeles Friday, May 29, 2015. A motion to dismiss the murder case against Knight ... read more >>
Jordin Sparks sings the national anthem at the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500
Written by Shonassee Shaver 29 May 2015
Jordin Sparks performed the national anthem during pre-race ceremonies at the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 May 24, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “The opportunity to sing at the world's ... read more >>
VIDEO: 'Motown the Musical' LA Recap
Written by Nicole Williams, Staff Writer; Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer; Mesiyah McGinnis Contributing Videographer 29 May 2015
mi6i_zqYMes  On its first-ever national tour, 'Motown the Musical' is in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Pantages Theater from April 28-June 7. The musical debuted on Broadway in 2013 and is based on the ... watch video >>
'Friday' actor Reynaldo Rey dies at 75
Written by Staff and Wire Report 29 May 2015
Reynaldo Rey, the actor-comedian who appeared in such films as Friday and White Men Can't Jump, has died. He was 75. Rey's manager Vanzil Burke says he died May 28, at a Los Angeles hospital from complications ... read more >>
Revolutionary Indie Filmmaker Jean-Claude LaMarre heats up the big screen with “Chocolate City”
Written by Maleena Lawrence, Contributing Writer 29 May 2015
  In his new feature film, “Chocolate City”, director and writer Jean-Claude LaMarre presents a  “fun” and playful side to his artistic imagination. “Chocolate City” is a hot new dance movie ... read more >>
San Diego Jazz Festival 2015 Heats up Carlsbad
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 29 May 2015
Erykah Badu’s eccentricity shines through during her Sunday night set Toni Braxton wore a sexy lace short set that showed that she still has an amazing body Maxwell, Saturday’s headliner, showed ... read more >>
Spoken Word Showcased at 'Verses and Flow'
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 28 May 2015
Poets from Lexus Verses and Flow pose with the 2016 Lexus RC-F.   (From left to right): Mellissa Escriveto, Reanna McGavin, Hugh Min Lin, Daria Allen, and Rob Gibson. ‘Lexus Verses and Flow’ ... read more >>
Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'
Written by Ken Ritter, Associated Press 28 May 2015
Patty King, daughter of B.B. King, cries while leaving Clark County Family Court Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Las Vegas. A dispute over B.B. King's health and wealth has been tossed out of court by a judge ... read more >>
One of few: Black female filmmaker joins the elite
Written by Danielle Cralle staff writer 28 May 2015
Dominique Seward (courtesy photo)   Cannes Film Festival has long been a meeting place for up and coming filmmakers full of burgeoning talent. Still, like much of the film industry, it can be a ... read more >>
Real Estate ‘Super-Agent’ Educates Community Through New Book
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 28 May 2015
“I’ve always believed that the information I know is no good to me if I’m not sharing it with others,” said sales agent, Lisa Puerto about her book, "Real Estate 100: The Teen Home Buying ... read more >>
Nicole Ari Parker speaks about new talk show & hometown Baltimore
Written by Amen Oyiboke 22 May 2015
Nicole Ari Parker (Courtesy Photo) Nicole Ari Parker, known for her roles on the Showtime TV series “Soul Food” and NBC’s “Revolution,” will soon have a daytime talk-show with her actor ... read more >>
Louis Armstrong Unveiled: New play exposes a more personal side of Jazz Legend
Written by Danielle Cralle 22 May 2015
John Douglas Thompson in ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf.’ (T. Charles Erickson Photo) For many people, Louis Armstrong is remembered as one of jazz music’s greatest trumpet players, famous for crossing ... read more >>
At 90, actress Cicely Tyson feels there's more work to do
Written by Sandy Cohen Associated Press 22 May 2015
 In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015 file photo, Cicely Tyson attends the The Paley Center Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Tyson is honored to ... read more >>
‘Castle’ Star Launches Brain Aneurysm Model Search with Two Others
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
Tamala Jones wears a hand-crocheted hat by luxury hat maker Canda Bliss in kickoff promotion for Brain Aneurysm Survivor Model Search. In an effort to raise awareness of a sudden and fatal illness that ... read more >>
The Bellas Are Back for Another Madcap, Acappella Misadventure
Written by Kam Williams 22 May 2015
(Courtesy Photo) The Bellas are back and badder than before! In case you’re unfamiliar with the sassy, all-girl singing group, they’re students at Barden University, a fictional college located ... read more >>
LA Sentinel Night at “Motown the Musical”
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 21 May 2015
 Music enthusiasts had the opportunity to mix their favorite music with newspaper knowledge “Motown the Musical” is set to be in Los Angeles until June 7th at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. ... read more >>

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