Tag Archives: James Earl Jones

Oscars: Billy Crystal Was Far From His Best

By Michael Russnow HollywoodNews.com: The Academy Awards was a lot better than last year’s offering and generally moved along pretty well. However, Billy Crystal’s performance was mixed. Sometimes he was spot on and in other instances resorted to forced humor that missed its mark. After Morgan Freeman’s opening we saw Billy in[...]

Oprah, James Earl Jones and Dick Smith to Receive Honorary Awards

HollywoodNews.com: The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted tonight to present Honorary Awards to actor James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to philanthropist Oprah Winfrey. All three awards will be presented at the Academy’s[...]

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis premiere “Fences”

By Roger Friedman Denzel Washington has two Academy Awards. Come June, he’s going to be able to add a Tony Award as well to his collection of gold statues. Last night at the Cort Theater, Denzel and Viola Davis opened in a revival of the late August Wilson’s “Fences” –directed by Kenny[...]

Cicely Tyson joins Zoe Saldana as honoree at ESSENCE Luncheon

Cicely Tyson is the latest woman to join the list of honorees for the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon that takes place on Thursday, March 4 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Tyson will receive the Legend Award at the event and joins other honorees Queen Latifah, Zoe Saldana, Mary[...]