Hollywood by Choice


Hollywood By Choice

The 2016 Emmy Nominations are in and Black performers have something to shout about. Twenty-one Black actors and actresses have been nominated in a total of 16 acting categories, from comedies to dramas.

Hollywood by Choice

Is “The Great White Way” seeing things in color these days? If you watched the 70th Annual Tony Awards you’d think so. To begin with, “Hamilton” led the race with 11 awards out of an historic 16 nominations.

Hollywood by Choice

Fall Season 2016 schedule was recently announced. And TV viewers will be answering the question, “should it stay or should it go?” The Black presence is strong in the new season, and Hollywood includes other ethnic performers as well. A ...

Hollywood by Choice

Monday, May 30, Memorial Day, History Channel presents “Roots” a four part mini-series based on the novel by Alex Haley, chronicling the history of his family from slavery to freedom. Before you say it’s been done before, please note the ...

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Oscar buzz

“I don’t want people to feel like we got lucky,” said Jason Mitchell, the subject of an increasing amount of best supporting actor Oscar buzz for his portrayal of the late hip-hop artist Eazy-E in Universal’s “Straight Outta Compton.” “For ...

Black Latinas straddle color line: Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

What’s it like to be Black and Latina in Hollywood? We won’t truly get an idea until somebody makes a movie about it, or creates a television series.

Hollywood’s Black power

The immortal James Brown said it best: “I don’t want nobody to give me nothing, open up the door and I’ll get it myself.”

Hollywood by Choice

“In my mind, I see a line and over that line I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful White women with their arms stretched out to me over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no ...

‘War Room’: Faith-based power

The faith-based film “War Room” surprised Hollywood observers by coming in second place in the box office race behind the smash hit “Straight Outta Compton” which grossed $13.2 million this past weekend. And in the number three slot, Tom Cruise's ...

Hollywood by Choice

Since the nominees for the 67th Emmy Awards were announced last week, butterflies have filled the stomachs of Hollywood. In the eight years that I’ve reported on the Emmys, this marks the first time I can’t profile all of the ...

HBO’s ‘Bessie’ premieres Saturday

On Saturday May 16, HBO will premiere the highly anticipated drama “Bessie” starring the very versatile and talented Queen Latifah as the legendary Blues singer Bessie Smith. This may be Latifah’s most challenging role in her outstanding career. Queen Latifah ...

Hollywood by Choice

Don’t know how many of you remember the old comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” I do, and I loved reading about her adventures. I remember liking her hair, big, red…I even think it predated the Afro. I remember billionaire Oliver ...

‘Beyond the Lights’—Magnificent!

“Beyond the Lights” will make you believe in love all over again. And what’s so unique about this film is that it’s about Black love.

Hollywood by Choice

ABC’s freshman sit-com “Black-ish” debuted Wednesday giving viewers the opportunity to better understand the show’s title and exactly what it means. Maybe, just maybe taking the edge off of its somewhat controversial title, and the promotional spot that has Tracee ...

‘From the Rough’ is a great family movie

Now in theaters is the inspiring and true story of a woman who just wouldn’t accept ‘no’ for an answer. From the Rough tells an unexpected story of courage, drive, and a sport that didn’t appear to have room for ...