Tag Archives: HBO

  • Queen Latifah’s ‘Bessie’ to Premiere May 16 on HBO (New Pics)

    Feb 24, 15 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *HBO has finally set a date for its Bessie Smith biopic starring Queen Latifah. The film, which follows America’s “Empress of the Blues” from her beginning in abject poverty to becoming one of the biggest recording artists of the 1920s, will premiere on May 16, the network announced Tuesday. Smith died after a car accident in […]

  • ‘Girls’ Star Lena Dunham Hires the Real Olivia Pope

    Feb 2, 15 by EURPublisher01 4 Comments


    *For some reason, “Girls” star Lena Dunham found it necessary to hire crisis management maven Judy Smith…a.k.a., the real life Olivia Pope. The Hollywood Reporter revealed last month that Dunham has hired PMK-BNC CEO Cindi Berger and Smith of Smith & Company to take a more active role in her press coverage…a.k.a. clean up her […]

  • Maya Rudolph, Jaden Smith Set for HBO Pilot ‘Brothers in Atlanta’

    Jan 28, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *“Saturday Night Live” vet Maya Rudolph and Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith are set to recur in the HBO pilot “Brothers in Atlanta,” reports Deadline.com. The cable network has given a formal green light to the comedy pilot written by and starring former “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” writers/performers Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin and executive […]

  • Queen Latifah on Inhabiting Bessie Smith for HBO (Pics)

    Jan 8, 15 by Cherie Saunders 5 Comments


    *Journalists on Thursday got a first look at Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith in director Dee Rees’ HBO biopic, and based on the effusive reaction in the room via Twitter – to the sizzle reel alone – it may very will be the most anticipated telefilm of the spring. The film follows Smith’s journey from a rough […]

  • Beyonce Surprises Troops During Screening of ‘On the Run’ (Watch)

    Jan 7, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Beyonce had a personal message for thousands of U.S. troops stationed in Kuwait and Afghanistan who were surprised with a New Year’s Eve screening of their HBO special “On the Run.” “I just want to say a big thank you to our troops for everything you do to keep our country safe,” she said in […]

  • Carmen Ejogo on Playing the Sensual Side of Coretta Scott King

    Dec 22, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *Both Martin Luther King and his wife are played by British actors in the upcoming film “Selma,” with the Oxford-born David Oyelowo is in the title role and Coretta Scott King played by London native Camen Ejogo (“Sparkle”). In addition to bringing an American accent to the role, Ejogo says she and Oyelowo worked hard […]