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VIDEO: Vanessa Williams Talks About Black Theatre United on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

Vanessa Williams recently chatted with Good Morning America, where she talked aboutBlack Theatre United, which she co-founded to helpinfluence widespread reform within the industry. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, America, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk, Vanessa Williams Talks About Black Theatre United


Hulu Debuts First Teaser & Premiere for Justin Simien’s Bad Hair

Hulu debuts first teaser & premiere for Justin Simien’s Bad Hair It’s been six years since Justin Simien broke out with his feature directorial debut Dear White People and now Hulu has unveiled the first teaser and October premiere date for his second feature effort, the horror satire Bad Hair. The teaser can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Run: Sarah Paulson’s Horror Thriller Moving From Lionsgate to Hulu PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptS...
Tags: Movies, Hulu, Sarah Paulson, Simien, Vanessa Williams, Justin Simien, Machi, Elle Lorraine, Lena Waithe Westworld Laverne Cox Charlie, James Van Der Beek Pose, Raymond Hustlers Bad Hair, Julia Lebedev Angel Lopez, Eddie Vaisman Executive Producers, Leonid Lebedev Oren Moverman, Alex G Scott


‘It’s The Full Expression Of What It Means To Be A Woman’: Jonica T. Gibbs & Sophina Brown On BET’s ‘Twenties’

(CBS Local)– “Twenties” on BET is a show that explores many different topics like coming of age, friendship and love. The comedy from Lena Waithe has placed Black women in leading roles and for actors Jonica T. Gibbs and Sophina Brown, “Twenties” has given them the opportunity to have their voices amplified in a way they never have been before. “I’ve had so much gratitude throughout this entire process because it has been a whirlwind,” said Gibbs in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “I ...
Tags: Hollywood, Nba, Only CBS, Bet, Brown, Gibbs, Lena, Iman Shumpert, Hattie, Ida, Rick Fox, Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, CBS Local, DJ Sixsmith, Twenties


‘This Show Is About Pursuing Your Dreams With Your Chosen Family’: Christina Elmore & Gabrielle Graham On BET’s ‘Twenties’

(CBS Local)– Lena Waithe is one of the most creative people in Hollywood and her work can be seen throughout the ViacomCBS family. The screenwriter, producer and actor is the creator of “The Chi” on Showtime and the new BET series “Twenties,” about a group of Black women in their 20’s figuring out their lives, careers and relationships in Los Angeles. The comedy features actors we’ve seen before like Christina Elmore and new faces like Gabrielle Graham. Both Elmore and Graham love being on a sho...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Showtime, Cbs, Only CBS, Graham, Bet, Black, NIA, Sean, Marie, Iman Shumpert, Hattie, Rick Fox, Elmore, Vanessa Williams


VIDEO: Watch A CAPITOL FOURTH with Kelli O'Hara, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Renee Fleming and More!

A Capitol Fourth will present a virtual version of its annual concert, in honor of its 40th anniversary.This year's show is co-hosted byJohn Stamosand Vanessa Williams. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk, Kelli O Hara Brian Stokes Mitchell Renee Fleming


VIDEO: Watch A CAPITOL FOURTH with Kelli O'Hara, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Renee Fleming and More- Live at 8pm!

A Capitol Fourth will present a virtual version of its annual concert, in honor of its 40th anniversary.This year's show is co-hosted byJohn Stamosand Vanessa Williams. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk, Kelli O Hara Brian Stokes Mitchell Renee Fleming


VIDEO: Watch A CAPITOL FOURTH with Kelli O'Hara, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Rene Fleming and More- Live at 8pm!

A Capitol Fourth will present a virtual version of its annual concert, in honor of its 40th anniversary.This year's show is co-hosted byJohn Stamosand Vanessa Williams. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk, Kelli O Hara Brian Stokes Mitchell Rene Fleming


RECAP: Vanessa Williams and Darius de Haas Sang and Janai Nelson Talked About the Legal Defense Fund on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continued Wednesday night 8pm forVanessa Williamsjoined by LDF's Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, LDF, Vanessa Williams, Darius de Haas, BWW News Desk, Janai Nelson


VIDEO: Watch Vanessa Williams & Janai Nelson on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 8pm!

Stars in the House continues today 8pm for Vanessa Williams joined by LDF's Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, LDF, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk, Janai Nelson


VIDEO: Watch Vanessa Williams & Janai Nelson on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live Now!

Stars in the House continues today 8pm for Vanessa Williams joined by LDF's Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, LDF, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk, Janai Nelson


VIDEO: Watch Vanessa Williams & Janai Nelson on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continues today 8pm for Vanessa Williams joined by LDF's Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, LDF, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk, Janai Nelson


A CAPITOL FOURTH Will Be Presented Virtually, Hosted by John Stamos and Vanessa Williams, and Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More!

A Capitol Fourth will present a virtual version of its annual concert, in honor of its 40th anniversary.This year's show is co-hosted byJohn Stamosand Vanessa Williams. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, John Stamos, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk, Kelli O Hara Brian Stokes Mitchell


Stunning New Shadow Puppet Trailer for Nia DaCosta's 'Candyman'

The mystery of the Candyman. Filmmaker Nia DaCosta has posted a surprise "trailer" for the upcoming Candyman movie, described as a "spiritual sequel" to the 1992 cult classic horror film starring Tony Todd. The first official trailer debuted back in February, and the movie was supposed to be out in theaters already. It has been rescheduled for release in September after the summer. This breathtaking new trailer is made with paper and shadow puppets telling the origin of the "Candyman" and ho...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Horror, NIA, Vanessa Williams, To Watch, Tony Todd, Nia DaCosta, Yahya Abdul Mateen II Teyonah Parris, Jarrett Colman Domingo Kyle Kaminsky


Vanessa Williams Will Appear On STARS IN THE HOUSE To Benefit The NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Vanessa Williamswill join aoeStars In The Housea onWednesday, June 24th at 8 PM ET. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Naacp, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk, Housea, Vanessa Williamswill


Brian Stokes Mitchell, Vanessa Williams and More Lead Upcoming MEMORIAL FOR US ALL Broadcasts

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Gaby Moreno, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and Vanessa Williams will lead Memorial For Us All broadcasts on Sundays at 600 pm ET from June 14 through July 5, 2020. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, US, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk, Brian Stokes Mitchell Vanessa Williams, Brian Stokes Mitchell Gaby Moreno


VIDEO: Vanessa Williams Performs 'Push De Button' from JAMAICA in New #EncoresArchives

New York City Center is presenting the EncoresArchives series They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores, Encores Off-Center, and Gala productions. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Jamaica, New York City Center, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk


VIDEO: Vanessa Williams and Stanley Wayne Mathis Sing 'Come Rain or Come Shine' from ST. LOUIS WOMAN

Vanessa Williams and Stanley Wayne Mathis perform the classic tunes, 'Come Rain or Come Shine' in the company's 1998 production of St. Louis Woman. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, St Louis, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk, Stanley Wayne Mathis


VIDEO: Watch DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Reunion on STARS IN THE HOUSE with Seth Rudetsky- Live at 8pm!

Stars in The House continues tonight 8pm for DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES with Marcia Cross, Dana Delaney, Eva Longoria, Brenda Strong and Vanessa Williams. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Seth Rudetsky, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk


VIDEO: Watch JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! Reunion on STARS IN THE HOUSE with Seth Rudetsky- Live at 2pm!

Stars in The House continues today 2pm with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Brandon Victor Dixon, Alice Cooper, Jason Tam, Norm Lewis and tonight 8pm for DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES with Marcia Cross, Dana Delaney, Eva Longoria, Brenda Strong and Vanessa Williams. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Seth Rudetsky, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk


Fantastic Beasts 3, King Richard & Stallone’s Samaritan On Hiatus

Fantastic Beasts 3, King Richard & Sylvester Stallone’s Samaritan going into production hiatus Despite previous reports that Warner Bros. Pictures was planning to move ahead with the production of its major film projects amidst the ongoing COVID-19 (formerly named as Coronavirus) global outbreak, it was reported last Saturday that the studio has ultimately decided to suspend the production on their highly-anticipated DC film The Batman for at least two weeks. Now, Deadline has also confirmed...
Tags: UK, London, Movies, Los Angeles, Harry Potter, Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Richard, Liev Schreiber, MGM, Serena, Stallone, J K Rowling, Atlanta Georgia, Warner Bros. Pictures, Richard Williams


Chance the Rapper Joins ‘Sesame Street’ Movie Starring Anne Hathaway

Did you forget that Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM were working on a Sesame Street movie? Well, it’s still on the way, and the movie has just gained another cast member in the form of recording artist and occasional actor Chance the Rapper. Collider has the news about Chance the Rapper joining the Sesame Street movie that’s currently in development. Anne Hathaway is already slated to star in the film that finds all of our favorite characters from Sesame Street somehow expelled from their own ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sesame Street, Anne Hathaway, Chance The Rapper, MGM, Warner Brothers, Warner Bros Pictures, Collider, Grouchland, Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Williams, Bo Burnham, Family Films, TV To Film Adaptation, Mike Rosolio


First Trailer for Nia DaCosta's New 'Candyman' Horror Movie Sequel

"I feel really connected to this neighborhood." Universal has unveiled the first official trailer for the new update on Candyman, described as a "spiritual sequel" to the 1992 cult classic horror film starring Tony Todd. The film is directed by Nia DaCosta (of Little Woods previously) and is produced & co-written by Jordan Peele. This one continues in the the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini Green neighborhood, which has been "gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobi...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Horror, Chicago, Cabrini Green, Jordan Peele, Vanessa Williams, To Watch, Tony Todd, Nia DaCosta, Little Woods, Yahya Abdul Mateen II Teyonah Parris, Jarrett Colman Domingo Kyle Kaminsky, Tony Todd This


‘Bad Hair’: Film Review

The year is 1989 and New Jack Swing is about to push black culture from the margins to the mainstream. The question for the black employees of Culture, the music TV station at the center of writer-director Justin Simien’s delightfully macabre horror-dramedy “Bad Hair,” is what image do they — and their white executive Grant […]
Tags: Reviews, Festivals, Grant, Bad Hair, Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, Justin Simien, New Jack Swing, Elle Lorraine


Silvio Horta, ‘Ugly Betty’ Co-Creator, Dies at 45

(MIAMI) — Award-winning producer Silvio Horta, who was acclaimed for creating the hit series “Ugly Betty,” has died. He was 45. Investigators believe Horta died by suicide at a Miami hotel on Tuesday, the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner said Wednesday. The Cuban-American producer and screenwriter is credited for breaking ground for Latinos and gays in Hollywood with a show about a Mexican-American woman who arrives for her first day working at a New York fashion magazine in a poncho. The...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Salma Hayek, News, Abc, Mexico, Germany, Uncategorized, Rememberance, Miami, Usa Today, Jared Leto, America Ferrera, Jake, Golden Globe, Ferrera


Silvio Horta, creator of hit TV series Ugly Betty, dies aged 45

Tributes paid to the screenwriter and producer behind the comedy-drama starring America FerreraSilvio Horta, the creator of hit TV show Ugly Betty, has died at the age of 45 in an apparent suicide. The television producer and screenwriter, who was of Cuban-American decent, began his career with the satirical teen film Urban Legends starring Jared Leto, and created two sci-fi programmes, The Chronicle and Jake 2.0, which were broadcast in the early 2000s. He went on to have mainstream success wit...
Tags: Television, Culture, Television & radio, Lgbtq, Jared Leto, America Ferrera, Slater, Jake, Marc, Chronicle, Ferrera, Betty, Horta, Vanessa Williams, Michael Urie, TV Comedy


Ugly Betty creator, Silvio Horta, 45, found dead in apparent suicide

Silvio Horta (Photo: @silvioh | Instagram) Tributes have been paid following news of the death of Silvio Horta, 45, the creator of the hit US TV show Ugly Betty. Horta’s body was found yesterday in a hotel room in Miami. There are unsubstantiated reports that he died by suicide. Horta was showrunner and head writer of Ugly Betty, which ran for four seasons from 2006-2010. The show was adapted from the Colombian show Yo soy Betty, la fea. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, Instagram, Life, US, Lifestyle, Fox, Miami, Mary J Blige, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Ugly Betty, America Ferrera, Urie, GLAAD, Betty


12 Days of Christmas with Norm Lewis: Vanessa Williams Gets in the Holiday Spirit

I love Vanessa Williamsa but who doesn'tShe's a singular woman with an equally singular career and we have worked together on the stage and in film and always have a great time. She's incredibly beautiful, wildly intelligent, supremely talented, and...she's a great mom. She has recorded many albums and topped the charts with some unforgettable singlesbut many people aren't aware of a beautiful Christmas album she recorded, titled 'Star Bright'. I love the album and love this particular cut and v...
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With Miss Jamaica’s Miss World Win, Black Women Now Hold Five of The World’s Biggest Beauty Pageant Titles

Black women currently hold five of the biggest beauty pageant titles in the United States, and the world. When Miss Jamaica, Toni-Ann Singh, was crowned Miss World in London on Saturday, she joined an impressive roster of black women who hold some of the world’s most prestigious pageant titles: Zozibini Tunzi as Miss Universe, Cheslie Kryst as Miss USA, Kaliegh Garris as Miss Teen USA, and Nia Franklin as Miss America (who is scheduled to crown her successor on Dec. 19). It is the first tim...
Tags: Usa, London, News, Entertainment, Uncategorized, America, World, Thailand, United States, Iowa, Jamaica, Miss America, Miss World, Puerto Rico, Singh, Vanessa Williams


December Days to Remember

Stay timely and learn more about the wide variety of December days to remember, observances, holidays, awareness campaigns, and cultural celebrations. 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, November 25 – December 10 Continuing from November, the first 10 days in December are a part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, which works to “challenge violence against women and girls.” The campaign concludes on Human Rights Day (see December 10). Sun...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Church, Lifestyle, Alabama, America, Hillary Clinton, United States, South Africa, South Dakota, Bill Clinton, United Nations, Army, Hugh Hefner, Catholic Church, Un


Photo Flash: VANESSA WILLIAMS & FRIENDS: THANKFUL FOR CHRISTMAS Launches Christmas At The Sheen Center

The Sheen Center for Thought Culture, the arts center of the Archdiocese of New York, launched the holiday season with a one-night-only festive concert event, 'Vanessa Williams Friends Thankful for Christmas,' last night Monday, November 18 at 730PM in the Loreto Theater, 18 Bleecker Street between Elizabeth and Mott Streets. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York, Theatre, Elizabeth, Loreto, Sheen Center, Vanessa Williams, BWW News Desk, The Sheen Center