Spike Lee premiered the latest film in his “Chronicles Of Brooklyn” series, “Red Hook Summer.”
By Florence Anthony
On August 6 in New York City, Spike Lee premiered the latest film in his “Chronicles Of Brooklyn” series, “Red Hook Summer.” Hundreds came out to support the iconic writer/director including Mike Tyson, Gayle King, Laila Ali, Debra Lee, Stephen Hill, Jamie Hector and many more. The cast was all smiles throughout the evening, which ended at a festive after-party at Frank’s Lounge in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. “Red Hook Summer.” tells the story of Flik Royale, a sullen boy from middle-class Atlanta who spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch House, in the housing projects of Red Hook. The film opens August 11 in New York City and wider on August 24.
Speaking of movies, “Total Recall,” directed by Len Wiseman, is a Sci-Fi Action Adventure film, set in the futuristic political setting of 2048. Harlem native Bokeem Woodbine plays Harry, the best friend of Doug Quaid, played by the film’s lead, Colin Farrell.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, President Barack Obama is throwing a 51st birthday party at his Chicago home on August 12 that will double as a fundraiser. The 3 PM party at Hizzoner’s digs costs $40,000. Then, at 4:30 PM, folks who coughed up $5,000 can head over to President Obama’s best friend, Mary Nesbitt’s house, for a photo shoot with the Prez. From there, for dessert, at 7 PM, for the bargain basement price of $1,000, donors can hop, skip or jump to the nearby home of Barbara Bowman, mother of Obama’s top adviser, Valerie Jarrett. President Obama is scheduled to say a few words in her back yard.
Nearly a month after suffering a heart attack, Michael Clarke Duncan has just left intensive care but remain in the hospital. “His family are firm believers in the power of prayer and have asked that you keep him in yours during this time,” his rep says in a statement.
Like a hot knife through butter, international R&B/pop recording artist Tony Enos continues to melt us down as he brings “The Heat,” his latest CD offering from lil’ T Entertainment LLC. As one of the first openly gay recording artists to hit the scenes years before it was ‘trendy,’ Enos has always blazed his own fiery way with vocals, choreography, fashion and gender bending music videos that truly set it off! “The Heat,” his second CD release, finds him broadening his range with tracks that take hip hop to pop’s blistering edge.
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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.