‘What We Don’t Want to See Is Angela Bassett Slapping’: Courtney B. Vance Recalls How He Kept Angela Bassett from Reacting to Woman Who ‘Cussed Them Out’ at Airport Amid Will Smith and Chris Rock Dram
Actress Angela Bassett is one of the most refined actresses in Hollywood, usually moving above reproach and never associated with drama. However, a lot of […]news.yahoo.com
President Biden Calls for End to Systemic Racism During CBCF Conference
The Phoenix Awards closed out the week-long Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMediaPresident Joe Biden applauded the work of the Congressional Black Caucus and called for ending systemic racism during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards. The awards closed out the week-long Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. “I got here just a year after the Black Caucus started, 50 years, and the Black Caucus has gotten stronger every year with a powerhouse of ideas and a training ground for a lot of great leaders,” President Biden remarked. Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) led a voting rights brain trust titled, “Winning the Fight for Voting Rights,” where panelists will discuss the urgency of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s legislation to restore and strengthen the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and address modern-day barriers to the ballot box.thewestsidegazette.com
Golden Globe 2021 red carpet fashion: Best looks from the nontraditional virtual show
Rich Polk/Getty ImagesThe 78th Annual Golden Globes were anything but traditional. It was hosted by Tina Fey at New York City's Rainbow Room and Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton, while nominees were encouraged to stay home. Stars presented in person in front of a small audience of essential workers. Most nominees opted to glam up at home and post on their social media accounts. And then there was Jason Sudeikis, who accepted the award for "Ted Lasso" in a hoodie.cbsnews.com
'Nomadland,' 'Borat' win at a socially distant Golden Globes
She’s only the second woman in the history of the Globes to win, and the first since Barbra Streisand won for “Yentl” in 1984. Its star, guerilla comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, also won best actor in a comedy. “The Queen's Gambit” won best limited series, and best actress in the category for Anya Taylor-Joy. “Schitt's Creek,” the Pop TV series that found a wider audience on Netflix, won best comedy series for its final season. Catherine O'Hara also took best actress in a comedy series.
‘Soul,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s’ among AFI’s top 10 films of the year
This image released by Netflix shows, from second left, Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Delroy Lindo in a scene from "Da 5 Bloods," named one of the top 10 films of the year by The American Film Institute. (David Lee/Netflix via AP)The American Film Institute on Monday announced its top 10 films of the year, including Pixar’s jazz themed “Soul” and two of Chadwick Boseman’s final films: the August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and Spike Lee’s Vietnam drama “Da 5 Bloods,” both of which are Netflix films. AFI also selected Warner Bros.’ Black Panther Party film “Judas and the Black Messiah” which will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Feb. 1. The AFI also named its top 10 television shows, including Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit,” the Disney+ phenomenon “The Mandalorian” and Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso.”The selection jury included filmmakers Rian Johnson and Lulu Wang. The group also included a special citation for “Hamilton.”In lieu of the annual luncheon celebrating the honorees, AFI will hold a virtual benediction on Feb. 26 streaming on YouTube and the AFI website.