There’s a definite appeal to all of these recent movies featuring grown women getting up to the kind of antics we’d normally expect from the college-aged sorority girls from those crazy recruitment videos. Director Malcolm D. Lee, of The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday, is giving us a Bridesmaids-style caper with an entirely black cast in Girls Trip, and from the looks of the new trailer, it could be a similar hit. This is Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith we’re talking about.
With The Best Man and its sequel The Best Man Holiday, director Malcolm D. Lee gave the audiences of America something regrettably uncommon: a film created and staffed by black talent, centered on the particulars of black life without getting into weighty histrionics or overreaching with Madea-style drag. They’re fun, airy movies, and from the looks of the first trailer for Lee’s latest project Girls Trip, he’ll keep it light as he flips to the distaff side of the coin. At this point, giving black moviegoers two hours of enjoyable respite from all this business [gestures broadly to entire world] practically qualifies as a public service.
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The moment that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association first announced the 2016 Golden Globe nominees, American Horror Story: Hotel star Lady Gaga raised a few eyebrows with a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Miniseries. Welp, guess who ended up taking home the award!
FOX’s Empire may not be the same ratings juggernaut as its first season, but that isn’t stopping FOX from re-teaming with creator Lee Daniels for another powerhouse music drama. To wit, Queen Latifah has joined the new female-centric music drama Star, additionally casting the three unknown leads, and adding writers.
It’s been 11 years since the last film in the Barbershop connected cinematic universe, but that hasn’t deterred the powers that be from giving it a fresh trim and getting it back out in the world. Shifting hands from MGM to Warner Bros., the newest installment Barbershop 3: the Next Cut will come to theaters next year with some high-profile additions to the cast.
Here's something that slipped under the radar -- The Lifetime network has remade 'Steel Magnolias' with an African-American cast, starring Queen Latifah and Alfre Woodard. And here's a trailer to prove it!
If you're a fan of soapy reality shows about good looking young people and talent competitions featuring '80s era pop stars, it's going to be a good summer. The CW has just announced premiere dates for two of its four new reality series set to kick off this May.
Time to stock up on Kleenex. Lifetime is adapting the 1989 tearjerker, 'Steel Magnolias' for the small screen with an African-American led cast headlined by Queen Latifah, Jill Scott and Phylicia Rashad.