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Lucy Liu: 'People See Sandra Bullock In a Romantic Comedy, Not Me'

Lucy Liu: ‘People See Sandra Bullock In a Romantic Comedy, Not Me’

by Jorge Rivas on May 15 2013, 11:59AM

Lucy Liu talks battling Asian stereotypes in Hollywood.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Will Smith Says He Turned Down the Role of 'Django' Because He 'Needed to be the Lead'

Will Smith Says He Turned Down the Role of ‘Django’ Because He ‘Needed to be the Lead’

by Jorge Rivas on March 26 2013, 11:44AM

Actor Will Smith tells Entertainment Weekly he turned down the role of Django in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ because the slave character was not the lead in the film.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Why You Shouldn’t Be Surprised There Were No SAG Award Winners of Color

by Jorge Rivas on January 28 2013, 4:32PM

The 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held on Sunday and every single individual award for an actor went to a white actor.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Seven (Yes, 7!) Slave-Themed Films Coming in 2013

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2013, 3:54PM

2013 is going to be the year of the slave-theme movies.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Denzel and Quvenzhané Are The Only Actors of Color Nominated for Oscars

Denzel and Quvenzhané Are The Only Actors of Color Nominated for Oscars

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2013, 9:40AM

Only two actors of color made the cut for Oscar nominations.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Quvenzhané Wallis Is Youngest to Get Oscar Nod for 'Best Actress'

Quvenzhané Wallis Is Youngest to Get Oscar Nod for ‘Best Actress’

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2013, 9:12AM

Wallis is the youngest best actress nominee in the history of the Academy Awards.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Girls' Spoiler: Donald Glover is Lena Dunham's Republican Boyfriend

‘Girls’ Spoiler: Donald Glover is Lena Dunham’s Republican Boyfriend

by Jorge Rivas on January 7 2013, 2:04PM

Early reviews of the second season describe Glover’s role as a big unexplained jump.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Marvin Gaye's Son Says Lenny Kravitz Playing his Father is 'Shameful'

Marvin Gaye’s Son Says Lenny Kravitz Playing his Father is ‘Shameful’

by Jorge Rivas on December 3 2012, 11:35AM

Lenny Kravitz has signed up to star as the soul singer in the project, currently going under the working title of “Sexual Healing.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Readers Blast 'Hollywood Reporter' for 'Blindingly Pale Group of Women'

Readers Blast ‘Hollywood Reporter’ for ‘Blindingly Pale Group of Women’

by Jorge Rivas on November 26 2012, 10:55AM

Readers of the entertainment business magazine are calling them out for only featuring white actress in their “The Actresses Roundtable” cover story.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Amber Riley Breaks Down in Tears as She Opens Up About Body Image

Amber Riley Breaks Down in Tears as She Opens Up About Body Image

by Jorge Rivas on November 20 2012, 6:55PM

The 26-year-old “Glee” actress said: ‘Hollywood is a very hard place to be in. It really is. Being the person I am, you know, the size I am, being a woman, being a black woman, there’s not a lot of roles for us.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Infographic: How White is the New Fall 2012 TV Season?

Infographic: How White is the New Fall 2012 TV Season?

by Jorge Rivas on November 14 2012, 11:14AM

NBC leads the pack as the network with the most diversity in its scripted programming.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Denzel to Daughter: 'You're Dark-Skinned' So You'll Have to Work Harder

Denzel to Daughter: ‘You’re Dark-Skinned’ So You’ll Have to Work Harder

by Jorge Rivas on November 12 2012, 4:09PM

Denzel Washington (with a little help fromJamie Foxx) share advice for people that want to follow in their footsteps.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Sofia Vergara May Be Highest Paid Actress But Few Latinos Roles on TV

Sofia Vergara May Be Highest Paid Actress But Few Latinos Roles on TV

by Jorge Rivas on July 19 2012, 1:09PM

“Modern Family” actress Sofia Vergara is the highest-earning woman in U.S. television, taking in $19 million for the past 12 months on a list released by Forbes.com on Wednesday.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Think Like a Man' Defies Studio Skeptics, But It's a Bittersweet Celebration

‘Think Like a Man’ Defies Studio Skeptics, But It’s a Bittersweet Celebration

by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2012, 12:10PM

People of color and actors of color win because they’re represented in Hollywood, but the real winner with “Think Like a Man” is Sony.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Even George Lucas Had a Hard Time Finding Funding for Film With Black Leads

Even George Lucas Had a Hard Time Finding Funding for Film With Black Leads

by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2012, 10:47AM

You know it’s bad when George Lucas, the man behind ‘Star Wars’ who has two of the top 10 grossing films of all time, can’t get funding to make a movie because his lead characters are all black. Lucas says…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Nickelodeon Gets Diversity Points, But Still Overlooks Race

Nickelodeon Gets Diversity Points, But Still Overlooks Race

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2011, 1:11PM

The network adds another young black actor to its line-up of sitcom stars.

Topics: Media

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