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5 Ways James Brown Made A Major Impact On American Culture

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices

As James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up,” is set to hit theaters this Friday, The Godfather Of Soul’s legacy still persists eig...

Chadwick Boseman Discusses James Brown 'Cut-Throat' Qualities

Associated Press | JAKE COYLE | Posted 08.01.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- A year after playing Jackie Robinson in "42," Chadwick Boseman was back in biopic spring training. To become James Brown for the ...

'True Blood' Star Sounds Off On Co-Star's Alleged Refusal To Play Gay Role

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Finally someone said what we've all been thinking. When "True Blood" star Luke Grimes reportedly quit rather than play a gay role opposite Nelsan E...

WATCH: Jill Scott 'Got Pretty Banged Up' Filming James Brown Biopic

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices

James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up” is set to hit theaters nationwide on August 1st. Starring “42” actor, Chadwick Boseman...

Brennan Williams

'42' Star Explains Why He Nearly Passed On Portraying James Brown

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices

Filling the shoes of "The Godfather Of Soul" James Brown for a feature-length film is not an easy task, according to actor Chadwick Boseman. This summ...

The Man Playing James Brown Is ...

Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment

Papa's got a brand-new bag, and this time it's in the form of a biopic. James Brown will finally see his life play out on the big screen now that Univ...

The Butler's Whitaker/Winfrey, Next Chapter of Bogart/Bacall? Holding Back the Tears

Lonna Saunders | Posted 10.21.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

What makes Lee Daniels' films so darn good? The brilliant casting and textured layering through and through. Knowing how to weave history with entertainment with moral message.

Joseph Erbentraut

'True Blood' Star Returns To Chicago To Direct 'HooDoo Love'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.26.2012 | Chicago

Though you may not recognize actor Nelsan Ellis by name, any television fan would likely recognize his face instantly -- particularly with caked-on la...

Fan Expo 2012 Day 3: Lafayette, 'Buffy' Love And 'Walking Dead' Season 3

Huffington Post TV Canada | Aaron Broverman | Posted 08.26.2012 | TV

Saturday is traditionally the busiest day of Fan Expo at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, as the fire marshal often caps attendance to prevent cap...

'True Blood' Comic-Con Panel Reveals Season 5 Secrets

Posted 09.13.2012 | TV

Before the cast of HBO's "True Blood" (Sundays at 9 p.m. ET) took the stage at Comic-Con on Saturday night, showrunner Alan Ball came out to unveil a ...

Russell Edgington Is Back In The New 'True Blood' Trailer

Posted 07.28.2012 | TV

Less than two weeks until "True Blood" is back with Season 5 (premieres Sunday, June 10 at 9 p.m. ET ) and HBO continues to prove "waiting sucks" with...

Chris Meloni Shows His Fangs In New 'True Blood' Posters!

Posted 05.10.2012 | TV

Bring on the blood! The return of "True Blood" may still be a month away, but we have something to keep you busy while you wait -- and this time, i...