Wesley Snipes was released and transferred to a community corrections program in New York and will be completely free on July 19
By Florence Anthony
Being pregnant at 46 isn’t slowing Halle Berry down. The Oscar winning actress was in New York City on April 6 at a dinner to help the United Nations World Food Programme fight world hunger at the Four Seasons hotel. She was joined by designer Michael Kors, who she has teamed up with to create two special watches that will help raise money for the charity. For every watch that is sold, 100 meals will be donated to hungry children through WFP. From the Big Apple, Halle jetted to South America. The actress stepped out in a beautiful purple evening gown on April 8 at the premiere of her latest movie, “The Call” in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Hollywood personality, actor and former talk radio host Wendell James will co-star along side of good friend and Emmy nominated actress/comedienne Kym Whitley in a humorous poignant docu-series following the life of actress and comedienne Whitley and her chaotic group of friends called “the Village” as they attempt to do something they’d never done before: raise a baby. The show is scheduled to air Saturday, April 20 at 10/9C on the OWN Network. “Taping was a lot of fun. I just had to be me, so it was like a normal day in the life of the village for me. You won’t believe the things that go on,” laughs Wendell.
There was a lot of “Dancing In the Street” at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York on April 5 when “Motown The Musical” hosted Motown Family Night. The audience included Berry Gordy, Martha Reeves. Marvin Gaye Jr., Dennis Edwards, Stevie Wonder, Claudette Robinson of the Miracles, Freda Payne, Judy Pace, Edna Anderson and Janie Bradford. A party followed at the Edison Ballroom.
After more than two years in a Pennsylvania federal prison, Wesley Snipes was released on April 2 and transferred to a community corrections program in New York. He will be completely free on July 19. Sylvester Stallone has already reportedly offered Wesley a role in his new “Expendables” sequel.
Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore performed in the East Room at the White House to celebrate the timeless classics of “Memphis Soul” as part of the Emmy Award-nominated PBS Music Special in Performance At The White House Series on April 9. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the all-star concert, which included performances by Sam Moore, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Queen Latifah, Mavis Staples and Justin Timberlake. The program will premiere on Tuesday, April 16 at 8:00 pm EST on PBS stations nationwide.
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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.