via BlackAmericaWeb: Can the memory of Michael Jackson survive “Leaving Neverland”? After all, it has bounced back before. The superstar’s image was tarnished by allegations of sexual abuse that shadowed him throughout much of his adult life and even stood trial on child molestation charges in 2005, for which he was acquitted. His untimely death in 2009 […]

via News5: The orange carpet is rolled out, and the long-awaited HBO’s “Hard Knocks” featuring our very own Cleveland Browns finally premieres Tuesday night. It’s safe to say the producers had a lot of material to work with. From new quarterbacks and a new front office to last year’s “perfect” season and the first ten days of training camp this year, […]

via eurweb: HBO is currently in development on an untitled half-hour single-camera comedy about the sneaker culture phenomenon, from NBA star LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s Springhill Entertainment, reports Deadline. Written by Shawn Wines (“High Maintenance”) and Lemon Andersen (“She’s Gotta Have It”), the untitled Sneaker Store Project follows two best friends and their wild employees at an up-and-coming sneaker shop outside L.A., where […]

It’s a slice of American history that put a lot of people on blast. These were people we’d never heard of and they held a nation captive for nearly a year. The true story of what went down between attorneys Anita Hill andClarence Thomas may never be told—not even in HBO’sConfirmation, an entertaining replay of […]

Mavis’ voice isn’t Sunday morning. It’s not easy like a spring breeze or a walk in the park at sunset. Mavis’ voice is hearty, robust, sometimes scratchy and always potent, and while our parents may know of the importance and musical necessity it is to have The Staple Singers in their iTunes playlist, Jessica Edwards HBO […]

HBO has announced a premiere date for its film, Confirmation starring Kerry Washington as Anita Hill, who famously alleged sexual harassment from her then-boss Clarence Thomas who was being confirmed for his current job on the Supreme Court. The original movie, co-starring Wendell Pierce as Thomas will debut at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, the […]

“Sesame Street” is moving — and it will be brought to you by the letters H, B and O. The next season of the long-running public television show is singing and skipping its way to the premium cable network in a five-year deal announced Thursday. Episodes of the children’s classic will also be shortened from […]

Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis will play Harriet Tubman in an HBO Films and Amblin TV production, EW has confirmed. The untitled project is based on Kate Clifford Larson’s book Bound for the Promised Land, the 2003 biographic novel on the Civil War-era abolitionist and prominent Underground Railroad worker. Deadline first reported the news. This is […]

Queen Latifah is back on the small screen, but in an even bigger way. This time the 45-year-old Oscar nominee brings blues pioneer Bessie Smith back to life in HBO’s film, Bessie. The rapper, producer, singer, and former talk show host plays the “Empress of the Blues” in a riveting role that chronicles Bessie’s rise […]

HBO says “Scandal” star Kerry Washington will play Anita Hill in a film about Clarence Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The film will be titled “Confirmation,” and Washington is also among its executive producers. Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against Thomas put the issue at the center of a fierce national debate. Hill became a […]

Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” talked with Carmen Ejogo about her role as Coretta Scott King in the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic, “Selma” during…

    Queen Latifah is set to portray legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO biopic Bessie. This news comes less than a month after an official announcement that Latifah’s daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show would not be returning for a third season. Latifah is also executive producing the film, which features […]