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Jennifer Hudson
Written by Stephanie Frederic 29 May 2008
By Stephanie Frederic, Sentinel Entertainment Editor After winning an Academy Award last year for her powerful performance as “Effie” ... read more >>
At The Box Office 5-29-08
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 29 May 2008
Big Budget Films The Foot-Fist Way (R for profanity and sexuality) Martial arts comedy about a macho Tae Kwon Do instructor (Danny R. McBride) who sets out on a sojourn in search of his undefeated karate ... read more >>
51st Annual Grammy Awards To Hail From Los Angeles’ Staples Center Feb. 8, 2009, On CBS
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 May 2008
Nominations To Be Announced Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 SANTA MONICA - The world’s premier music event, the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards, will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) from Los Angeles’ ... read more >>

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Playboy Jazz Festival Lineup Announced
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 29 May 2008
Herbie Hancock Tops The Bill For The Fest’s 30th Annual Jazz Party at the Hollywood Bowl Album of the year Grammy winner Herbie Hancock will close out this year’s 30th annual Playboy ... read more >>

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One Man Powerhouse
Written by Stephanie Frederic 22 May 2008
When Academy Award-nominated and legendary actress Ruby Dee witnessed Daniel Beaty perform “Emergency” - his one-man show with more than 40 characters - she described it as “a performance ... read more >>
Entertainment (411) 5-15-08
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 May 2008
Hollywood Black Film Festival Presents Screenwriting Panel and Shorts Program at 2nd Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair Hollywood Insiders Discuss Adapting Books for the Silver Screen The ... read more >>
At The Box Office 5-15-08
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 15 May 2008
Big Budget Films The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG for violence and epic battle scenes) Based on the second installment of the C.S. Lewis series of kiddie fantasy novels, this sequel sends ... read more >>
Entertainment (411) 5-5-08
Written by Lisa Spivey 08 May 2008
Legendary Comedy Act Theatre to Re-open in Los Angeles Historic home to entertainment industry’s best known Black comedians What do comedians Sinbad, Tommy Davidson, Jamie Foxx, Chris ... read more >>
At The Box Office 05-08-08
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 08 May 2008
Big Budget Films Speed Racer (PG for action, violence and epithets) The Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix) wrote and directed this live-action adaptation of the animated, Japanese TV-series from the Sixties. ... read more >>
Multi-Platinum Rapper and Actor T.I. Speaks Out On BET:
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 May 2008
T.I.’s TV Interview Airs Tonight and Sunday In his first televised interview since a plea bargain on weapon charges, multi-platinum recording artist and actor T.I., a.k.a. Clifford Harris, Jr., ... read more >>
Terrence Howard is Steely Companion in IRON MAN
Written by Sandra Varner, Sentinel Contributing Writer 02 May 2008
Terrence Howard is Steely Companion in IRON MAN Oscar nominated actor Terrence Howard stars as Jim “Rhodey” Rhodes, a military pilot and best friend of the billionaire industrialist ... read more >>
Faith under Fire: Betrayed by a Thing Called Love
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 24 April 2008
A memoir by LaJoyce Brookshire Karen Hunter Publishing Hardcover, $24.00 270 pages ISBN: 978-1-4165-6645-8 “God has given me the opportunity to reach scores of women, connecting with their ... read more >>
Entertainment (411) 4-24-08
Written by Lisa Spivey, Sentinel Contributing Writer 24 April 2008
Jesse L. Martin Leaves ‘Law & Order’ Guess Who’s ‘Coming to Dinner’ Don’t know about you, but I’m really going to miss handsome hunk Jesse L. Martin ... read more >>
American Black Film Festival Coming Back to Los Angeles This Summer
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 April 2008
Film Life’s 12th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced this week that the popular festival will return to Los Angeles August 7-10, 2008. Festival founder and CEO of Film Life, Inc., ... read more >>
At The Box Office 4-24-08
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 24 April 2008
Big Budget Films Baby Mama (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality, crude humor and a drug reference) Class-conscious comedy about a single career woman (Tina Fey) who wants to have a baby but ends up hiring ... read more >>
Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav Lands Another Series
Written by Janice Johnson 24 April 2008
From Reality To Real TV Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav Lands Another Series New Comedy “Under One Roof” Debuts on My Network By Janice Johnson Sentinel Contributing ... read more >>
At The Box Office: 4-17-08
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 18 April 2008
Big Budget Films 88 Minutes (R for profanity, disturbing violence and brief nudity) Al Pacino stars in this revenge thriller, set in Seattle, as a forensic psychiatrist with only 88 minutes to find ... read more >>
"The Souls of Black Girls" (Review)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 17 April 2008
Why have African-American women become so maligned by popular culture that we have a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Karen Hunter, writing a best seller seriously posing the question, “Are black ... read more >>

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Soul Train Music Awards Reach End of Line
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 17 April 2008
It's the end of the line for the Soul Train Music Awards, which have largely been ignored by the African-American stars the event aims to honor. A spokeswoman said the show would not go ahead with ... read more >>
Cedric Still An Entertainer in "Street Kings"
Written by Alice Fuller 17 April 2008
Cedric Still An Entertainer in "Street Kings" He’s one of those neighborhood dudes. He got his hustle on, he tells the LA Sentinel. “I really didn’t do the role to be funny, ... read more >>
Two Hour Special On Dr. King Airs On The History Channel
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 April 2008
Forty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at age 39, a new History special, KING, with newsman Tom Brokaw, takes viewers on an unprecedented journey back in time and forward to ... read more >>

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Life After the Lakers...
Written by Stephanie Frederic 27 March 2008
Life After the Lakers…Actor Rick Fox Scores Again With his Breakout Role ‘Meet the Browns’By Stephanie Frederick, Sentinel Entertainment Editor You can thank fate for how the strikingly ... read more >>
R&B Songstress Tweet is Back with Third Album
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 27 March 2008
R&B Songstress Tweet is Back with Third AlbumAn Interview by Brandon Brooks,  Assistant Entertainment Editor (Sentinel) Tell me where you’re originally from and how you got started in the ... read more >>
Kimora Lee Simmons Files for Divorce
Written by Associated Press 26 March 2008
AP - (Los Angeles) Kimora Lee Simmons has already moved on, but she took steps to make it official by filing for divorce from her husband of seven years, entertainment mogul Russell Simmons.Although the ... read more >>

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Entertainment (411) 3-20-08
Written by Lisa Spivey, Sentinel Contributing Writer 20 March 2008
Halle Berry has given birth to a baby girl. Halle is “doing great,” her rep said. The 41-year-old Oscar-winning actress gave birth on Sunday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los ... read more >>

 

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