Blair Underwood is starring on Broadway in "A Streetcar Named Desire."
By Florence Anthony
President Obama hosted George Clooney for dinner, and now, Clooney is returning the favor. The Oscar-winning actor and longtime Democratic activist will host a 150 seat, $40,000 a plate fundraising dinner in honor of the President's re-election campaign at his home. The event will be co-hosted by Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg; the movie mogul was slated to host the party, but his new $35 million dollar new home was not finished in time.
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina is signing on to do a reality TV show on an undisclosed cable network, and RadarOnline.com is reporting that her family is furious. "This show is being done against her family's advice," the insider tells the site. Bobbi Kristina reportedly told execs during a meeting: "I will show the world I am not my mother, and will not walk in her shoes down her path. My mother was just normal, completely normal, someone who did normal things. She just listened to all the wrong people - and did the wrong things." So sad. Speaking of Bobbi Kristina and reality shows, there is a rumor floating that the person who produced Being Bobby Brown owns all the footage and has around 500 unedited hours with Whitney on film and is being offered millions of dollars for it by several networks.
Two-time Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood is starring on Broadway as Stanley in "A Streetcar Named Desire." On April 7, 80 people traveled six hours one way from his hometown of Petersburg, Virginia to New York City to celebrate Blair's debut on the Great White Way. Blair's dad and brother, Frank Sr. and Frank Jr. Underwood, as well as the Honorable Brian Moore, Mayor of Petersburg, were along for the ride. Mayor Moore presented Blair with a proclamation after the show.
The Think Like A Man promotional tour rolled into New York on April 4. The hard-working cast spent the day in interviews and the evening on the red carpet. Prior to a special screening of the film, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Jerry Ferrara, Terrence J, Romany Malco, La La Anthony, director Tim Story and Rainforest producer Will Parker met with local bloggers at the Sky Room for a casual Q&A. They then headed over to the AMC Empire 25 for a star-studded red carpet that included Steve Harvey, Taraji P. Henson, John Legend and Boris Kodjoe. Think Like A Man opens nationwide on April 20.
Tongues are wagging that Two And A Half Men Ashton Kutcher caddied for Michael Jordan at His Airness's Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament in Las Vegas the other week.
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Diana Ross’ 25 year-old son Evan Ross announced he is ready to marry Jessica Simpson’s sister Ashlee. In a red carpet interview at the premiere of Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Evan dished to OMG Insider that Ashlee Simpson is ‘The One’ and that he plans to marry her one day.
Actor Morris Chestnut will be the American Black Film Festival’s (ABFF) 2014 Celebrity Ambassador and author/producer Tonya Lewis Lee will be its’ Host Committee Chair. The 18th annual festival will be held June 19-22, 2014, in New York City.
Anthony Mackie was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on November 9 in New York City. According to E! News, the popular actor was initially pulled over because of his illegally tinted windows on his Dodge Challenger.
Handsome actor Idris Elba almost didn’t make it to the red carpet for the opening of “Long Walk To Freedom,” the new film from director Justin Chadwick in which Elba plays Nelson Mandela. He was rushed to the hospital in London after suffering...
12 Years A Slave leads the pack of nominations for the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. The Fox Searchlight release, which offers a searing look at slavery in the American South, claimed three nominations - Best Feature, Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor and Breakthrough Actor for Lupita Nyong’o.
“Single Ladies” star Denise Vasi, (whom I want to play the character Roshonda Rhodes in my novel “Deadly Stuff Players” if I can get a film deal), wed her longtime boyfriend, video director and filmmaker, Anthony Mandler. The stunning nuptials took place at a vineyard in Santa Ynez, California.