Tag Archives: Martin Luther King Jr.

“Selma” European Premiere: Cameron McCracken, Colman Domingo, David Oyelowo, Director Ava DuVernay, Tom Wilkinson

“Selma” European Premiere – Arrivals Cameron McCracken, Colman Domingo, David Oyelowo, Director Ava DuVernay, Tom Wilkinson. A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Nominated for Best Picture by the Oscars® [...]

David Oyelowo and “Selma” launch to the top of the Oscar race

Last night, I was in attendance for the first New York screening of Ava DuVernay’s film Selma. This on the heels of it having a World Premiere last week at AFI Fest, which shot it directly into the heart of the awards season. Always thought to be a potential Oscar[...]

Chavez Film: The Producer Strikes Back

By ROBERT W. WELKOS The producers of a new biopic about the late labor leader Cesar Chavez are rushing to tamp down a flickering controversy appearing on Latino social media over whether unionized workers were fired and non-union personnel employed on the film. The allegation is being vigorously disputed by lead producerPablo[...]

NBC, CBS, and ABC Set for MLK Memorial Special

HollywoodNews.com: The big Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial dedication is fast coming upon us. NBC, CBS, ABC but not Fox, I am told, are going to cover the historic concert on the Washington DC mall on August 28th. Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Jennifer Hudson are lined up for the show,[...]

Halle Berry setting sights on a Tony with ‘The Mountaintop’

By Gold Derby News Desk HollywoodNews.com: Halle Berry — who already has an Oscar (“Monster’s Ball”) and an Emmy (“Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”) — may need to make room on her mantle for a Tony in 2012. While attending the L.A. premiere of her current Oscar vehicle “Frankie and Alice, ”[...]

Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha discusses Soundstrike

HollywoodNews.com: Rage Against the Machine’s lead singer, Zack de la Rocha, has issued a statement regarding “Soundstrike,” the artist call to boycott Arizona. At the Soundstrike press conference, Zack issued the following statement: Good morning, my name is Zack de la Rocha I’m the lead singer of Rage Against the Machine. Welcome[...]

Halle Berry becomes a member of ‘Shoe Addicts Anonymous’

HollywoodNews.com: Oscar winner Halle Berry is scheduled to headline “Shoe Addicts Anonymous,” an adaptation of Beth Harbison’s novel. The actress has been M.I.A. at the multiplex since bombing in the 2007 melo-drama “Things We Lost in the Fire.” “Shoes” brings Berry into the fold of chick pics. Directed by[...]

Precious’ Lee Daniels casts David Oyelowo to play MLK Jr.

BY STAFF “Precious” director Lee Daniels has officially cast his lead character to his civil-rights follow up film entitled “Selma.” David Oyelowo, a British actor who can be seen in “A Raisin in the Sun” and “Red Tails” will play the part of Martin Luther King Jr. Hugh Jackman is slated[...]