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  • Son of Baldwin Creator Pens Inspirational Open Letter to Ava DuVernay

    Jan 22, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *Ava DuVernay’s Oscar nomination snub for best director came as a surprise for many people, including writer/blogger Robert Jones, Jr., who penned an inspirational open letter to the filmmaker. In the missive, posted on IndieWire.com’s Shadow and Act, the Son of Baldwin social justice brand creator cited the strong characters of DuVernay’s past films as a […]

  • Alfre Woodard on the ‘Gorilla in the Room’ Regarding her ‘State of Affairs’ Role

    Nov 14, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *Fresh from her turn in the demon doll-baby flick “Annabelle,” Alfre Woodard on Monday begins her run as President of the United States in NBC’s upcoming freshman series “State of Affairs.” The drama also marks Katherine Heigl’s return to television following her acrimonious departure from “Grey’s Anatomy” (because she didn’t like how Shonda Rhimes was writing her character). […]

  • Essence Highlights Nicole Beharie, Alfre Woodard and Laverne Cox

    Aug 30, 14 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *The face of the small screen is changing. And Essence magazine knows it as the publication’s upcoming issue takes a look at women who called “channel changers.” Among those profiled are “The Walking Dead’s” Danai Gurira, “Sleepy Hollow” star Nicole Beharie, Laverne Cox of “Orange Is the New Black” and Alfre Woodard from “State of […]

  • The 360 Degree Legacy of Ruby Dee – by Miki Turner

    Jun 12, 14 by Miki Turner 2 Comments


    *There are movie stars and then there are thespians. Ruby Dee, who died at the age of 91 at her home in New Rochelle, New York, was one of the latter. In Hollywood circles, Ms. Dee and her late husband, actor Ossie Davis, were truly one of the most significant creative couples in the history of […]

  • NBC Orders Alfre Woodard Pilot ‘State of Affairs’ to Series

    May 7, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Alfre Woodard will play the President of the United States on NBC next season. The network has given a season order to the pilot “State of Affairs,” starring “Grey’s Anatomy” alum Katherine Heigl in her return to television. Heigl plays top CIA analyst Charleston “Charlie” Tucker. Aside from the political minefields she has to walk, […]

  • Alfre Woodard Cast as U.S. President in NBC’s ‘State of Affairs’

    Mar 24, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *Alfre Woodard is moving straight from “12 Years a Slave” into the White House. The Oscar-nominated actress will play the role of President Roberta Payton in NBC’s “State of Affairs,” the drama starring former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Katherine Heigl. Heigl stars as Charleston “Charlie” Whitney Tucker, a CIA agent plucked from her job to become […]