Tag Archives: jill scott

  • EUR Exclusive: Jill Scott Has Special Role in ‘Get on Up’ (Watch Clip)

    Jul 25, 14 by Marie Moore Leave a comment


    *So fierce is the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and acclaimed actress Jill Scott, a part for her was written into the already scripted “Get on Up.” EUR associate Marie More of  “The Film Strip” column  asked Scott to retrace those steps that led to her impassioned role. “I heard through the grapevine there was going to […]

  • Octavia Spencer: ‘Why I Wanted A Role’ in ‘Get on Up’ (Watch)

    Jul 23, 14 by FahniaThomas Leave a comment


    *”I wanted to be a part of James Brown’s legacy!” Proclaimed Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. “I wanted to be directed by my best friend (Tate Taylor) on a project, I knew he would slay and he did! And work with Chadwick Boseman. And of course Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer. I feel very blessed to be a […]

  • ‘Get On Up’ Director Tate Taylor: ‘James Brown Taught Michael Jackson’ (Watch)

    Jul 22, 14 by Fahnia Thomas Leave a comment


    *In his follow up to the four time Oscar nominated breakout “The Help,” Director Tate Taylor, helms another hit, Universal’s “Get On Up.” EUR: Why was it important for you to tell James Brown‘s story Tate Taylor: I am inspired by him. I am protective of him. When you poll people on the street and ask them who […]

  • Essence Festival Breaks Attendance Record With 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Jul 10, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *Without question, this year’s Essence Festival was a success. New Orleans city officials and organizers of the event, which marked its 20th anniversary at the city’s convention and superdome, revealed the festival attracted more than 550,000 attendees as it set a record for its annual attendance. The turnout bested the attendance at the 2013 event, […]

  • Black Hollywood Live’s This Week – July 4th, 2014 (Watch)

    Jul 5, 14 by Derrial Christon - Black Hollywood Live Leave a comment


    *BHL: This Week — In this episode Black Hollywood Live hosts Derrial Christon, Courtney Stewart, DJ Jesse Janedy, and Kevin John discuss news for the week of July 4, 2014. Jesse opens up with BET AWARD Winners 2014, Shadiness At The BET Awards, and Performers. Courtney switches to talk about BET Awards trends: Breasticles, Summer […]

  • Essence Festival Celebrates 20th Anniv. with Expected Record-Breaking Attendance

    Jul 3, 14 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *The Essence Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary this weekend as organizers expect attendance to surpass last year’s record-breaking turnout. The four-day event, which kicks off today and runs through Sunday (July 6) in New Orleans, will feature entertainment, empowerment, and cultural experiences during the day and an all-star line up of entertainers each night. […]