Conversations with . . . Anthony Mackie

26 02 2011

Two-time Black Reel Awards winner Anthony Mackie’s career is hotter than July. With star turns in films such as The Hurt Locker, Night Catches Us and the upcoming sci-fi romantic thriller, The Adjustment Bureau, Mackie is quickly transitioning from “next” to major movie star. He sat down with ComingSoon’s Edward Douglas for a conversation about his recent project and what’s ahead for this talented actor. Read the rest of this entry »

Conversations with . . . Tim Gordon

17 01 2011

Host Tim Gordon Keeps It Reel While Covering Tinseltown’s A-List Set
What kind of person boasts that he spends the majority of each working day watching movies—and has seen more than 10,000 of them in the process? A person like Tim Gordon. Read the rest of this entry »

Conversation with . . . Janet Jackson

26 10 2010

by Kam Williams

Ready… Set… Action! Ms. Jackson
Global icon, trendsetter, businesswoman, and multi-talented entertainer, Janet Damita Jo Jackson is a woman who needs no introduction.  Her resume reveals an impressive combination of professional achievements and philanthropic endeavors, and she is currently ranked as one of the top ten best-selling solo artists in the history of contemporary music. Read the rest of this entry »

Conversation with . . . Raven-Symoné

21 09 2010

by Kam Williams

She’s So Raven! 
Born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 10, 1985, Raven-Symone’ Christina Pearman got an early start in showbiz when she was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency while she was still in diapers. After appearing in TV ads for everything from Cool Whip to Jello, she was invited to join the cast of “The Cosby Show.”  She’s best known for the Emmy-nominated comedy series “That’s So Raven” on the Disney Channel where she played the title character Raven Baxter, a teenager who periodically has psychic visions of the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Conversations with . . . Ice Cube

31 05 2010

by Kam Williams

Chilling with Ice
O’Shea Jackson was born on June 15, 1969, and adopted the cool alias “Ice Cube” before founding N.W.A. in the late 1980s. As the lyrical mastermind behind the legendary group’s Straight Outta Compton album, he literally launched the gangster rap revolution. And his subsequent solo material, including such early Nineties classic CDs as AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted and Death Certificate, solidified his place in the pantheon of the genre’s more socially-aware artists.

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Conversations with . . . Queen Latifah

13 05 2010

by Kam Williams

Just “La”
Dana Elaine Owens was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 18, 1970, the second child of Lance and Rita Owens, a police officer and a schoolteacher, respectively. The versatile entertainer first found fame in the world of hip-hop upon the release of her debut album “All Hail the Queen” while still in her teens. As Queen Latifah, she has since enjoyed an enviable recording and concert career featuring seven solo CDs plus countless collaborations with colleagues across a spectrum of musical genres. Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Talk | Columbus Short

27 03 2010

Since his film debut in 2004, Columbus Short has been building a steady resume filled with physically demanding roles. His latest as Sergeant Linwood “Pooch” Porteous may be his most demanding yet. The young actor shared some insights with Silas Lesnick on the set of his latest film, “The Losers.” Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Talk | Zoe Saldana

27 03 2010

After co-starring in the highest grossing movie of all-time, “Avatar” as well as last summer’s space blockbuster, “Star Trek,” beautiful Zoe Saldana continues to cut an impressive swath through Hollywood’s infamous “boy’s club” with her own personal style. Silas Lesnick caught up with the busy actress on the set of her upcoming action thriller, “The Losers.” Read the rest of this entry »