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  • Byron Allen’s Co. Sued for $35M over Sammy Davis Project

    Sep 17, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *A new lawsuit has emerged from the dueling movie projects based on the life of Sammy Davis Jr. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] Producer Rick Appling has sued Byron Allen Productions for $35 million claiming he, not Allen, owns the life rights to the legendary entertainer. As previously reported, Allen announced his intention to make […]

  • Three Sammy Davis, Jr. Projects in the Works

    Jul 31, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *Sammy Davis, Jr. is getting covered on all angles it seems like. Currently, there are three productions in the works commemorating the life and career of the late great entertainer. First is a feature film out of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios. The storyline is based on the life story as told by his daughter Tracey […]

  • Sammy Davis’ Kid: Dad Wouldn’t Mind Billy Crystal’s Blackface

    Mar 1, 12 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *The daughter of Sammy Davis Jr.’s second wife has spoken out about the controversy surrounding Billy Crystal’s Oscar bit in which he portrayed her father in blackface. While many folks found the sketch uncomfortable, as Twitter reflected almost immediately, Tracy Davis tells The Hollywood Reporter, “I am 100 percent certain that my father is smiling,” […]

  • Oscars: Buzz Over Billy Crystal’s Sammy Davis Blackface

    Feb 27, 12 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *Billy Crystal decided to dust off his old “Saturday Night Live” impersonation of Sammy Davis Jr. for his opening number as Oscar host – and let’s just say it did not go over well with some folks. As part of Crystal’s opening montage, he parodied Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” going back in time to […]

  • Ebony Magazine Celebrates 65 Years Revisiting Iconic Covers

    Oct 27, 10 by Star 1 Comment

    *For their 65-year anniversary, Ebony magazine takes readers back on an aesthetic time machine with current celebrities redoing past iconic covers of the famous Black magazine. Usher relives the in-motion pose of Sammy Davis, Jr. on the April 1966 issue of Ebony. Mary J. Blige channels her inner Diana Ross for her cover of this […]

  • Actors Pay Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr., Eartha Kitt

    Sep 9, 10 by Star Leave a comment

    *”Sammy Davis Jr. and Friends” is a cabaret style show starring David Williams as Sammy Davis. The show takes you through Sammy’s life through music and dialogue. He shares his passion for the art, his confrontation with racism, his friendship with Frank Sinatra and his marriages to Mae Britt and Altovise Gore. Williams shares the […]