The 91st Academy Awards faced a far amount of drama before it even aired. For the first time in 30 years, the awards went without a host. The controversy began with the resurfacing of some of Kevin Hart's old tweets that were deemed homophobic. ABC was hoping that the controversy would help raise viewership because of the drama but instead people had a visceral reaction and called for a boycott. ABC then decided to air the Oscars without a host, which was a surprising move but was actually well received. Most industry insiders thought that a hostless Awards show would ...
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Nola Darling is back, with Maryland native DeWanda Wise reviving the sexually liberated Brooklynite in Spike Lee’s Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It,” a 10-episode rendition of 1986 film that debuts in full this Thanksgiving.
"Where are all the celebrities?" That's a question many supporters of #BlackLivesMatter protests are asking. At this moment of great unrest, some are feeling a lack of leadership from those who have worldwide media platforms. I think something other than apathy is really at work here: fear and trepidation. Michael Jackson was never afraid to put himself out there for the truth as he saw it, and he took a pounding for it.
Executive-produced by Spike Lee, Evolution of a Criminal is an autobiographical documentary laced with nail-biting, Michael Mann-style recreations of the crime and equally tense interviews with family, the two friends who helped Monroe commit the robbery, and a few of the innocents in the bank when it occurred.
UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III, whose trailblazing work in educating minority students in the sciences has catapulted the university onto the national stage, has been named one of the world's most influential people by Time magazine.