Forest Whitaker News

BLACK NATIVITY Starring Jennifer Hudson Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2014

Academy Award-winning superstar Jennifer Hudson stars in the stage-to-screen adaptation of the classic Langston Hughes drama BLACK NATIVITY, which has now been released on DVD and Blu-ray. (more...)

Sandra Bullock Rockets to Number 1 in InterMedia Entertainment'' 'Q1 2014 DR Star Index'' Rankings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Clearly, Sandra Bullock is on top of the world following her critically acclaimed performance in Gravity, the box office smash that just won seven Oscars. (more...)

Anjelah Johnson Comes to Honolulu, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Live Nation welcomes comedian Anjelah Johnson to the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, HI on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 7pm. (more...)

Oscar-Winner PLATOON Among Films Featured in April's Reel 13 Classic Lineup
by TV News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The Reel 13 April schedule opens on April 5 with The Big Country, William Wyler's tale of two feuding ranching families in the American West, for which Burl Ives won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. (more...)

CRT to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, 4/24-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Legally Blonde the Musical onstage at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater April 24-May 4. The 2007 winner of London's Olivier Award for Best Musical, stars Courtney Hammond as the intelligent, self-assured and fashion conscious Elle Woods. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

Jane Fonda to Receive USC's Robert Redford Award for Engaged Artists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The USC School of Dramatic Arts, considered one of the world's premier theatre schools, honors cultural icon Jane Fonda with the prestigious 'Robert Redford Award for Engaged Artists' at a gala fundraiser on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:30 p.m., at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The multi-Academy Award-winning actress/producer is being recognized for her public commitment to social responsibility, to increasing awareness of global issues and for inspiring and empowering young people, as well as for the exemplary quality, skill and innovation of her vast body of work on screen and stage. The award, created in 2009 is named for its first recipient, Robert Redford. Proceeds from the event provide scholarship support for the next generation of artists at the School. (more...)

Melissa Leo Will Host 2-Day Acting Workshop in New York this May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

This will be an abolutely unique opportunity to develop your skills in Acting Techinques with one of the best actresses in activity. You will have an educational experience of excellence in a small and intimate group of only 25 participants maximum, with no less than Oscar winning actress Melissa Leo one of the most in demand actresses in the world right now, Winner of an Oscar for her performance on 'The Fighter' Melissa will surely be one of the great actresses of our time, and is step by step also becoming one of the most awarded actresses in activity. (more...)

Comedian Mike Epps Kicks Off 2014 Worldwide MIKE EPPS: AFTER DARK TOUR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Comedian Mike Epps and Live Nation have come together for Mike's 2014 tour deemed theMike Epps: After Dark Tour which will cover over 42 cities nationally and internationally. (more...)

12 YEARS A SLAVE, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and NEBRASKA Top 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards; Winners Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out top honors to 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska at this afternoon's 29th Film Independent Spirit Awards. Blue Jasmine, Fruitvale Station, Blue is the Warmest Color, Short Term 12, This is Martin Bonner and 20 Feet From Stardom also received awards at the ceremony, which is held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. (more...)

Taraji P. Henson to Join Terrence Howard in Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama EMPIRE on Fox
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Taraji P. Henson will join Oscar winner Terrence Howard in Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's upcoming hip-hop drama pilot EMPIRE for Fox. Howard recently starred in the pair's 2013 drama THE BUTLER. (more...)

Lupita Nyong'o Among Presenters for 45th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; Anthony Anderson to Host Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

The NAACP and TV One announced that Anthony Anderson will serve as host for the 45th NAACP Image Awards. (more...)

Forest Whitaker Receives NAACP Chairman's Award at 45th NAACP Image Awards Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Academy Award-winning actor, producer, director and 2014 Image Award nominee, Forest Whitaker is set to receive the NAACP Chairman's Award during the 45th NAACP Image Awards, broadcast live tonight, February 22 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT tape-delayed) on TV One, the civil rights organization announced today. (more...)

Stevie Wonder to Perform at 45th NAACP Image Awards; Kevin Hart to Present
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The NAACP and TV One announce today that Stevie Wonder will perform, Kevin Hart has been added as a presenter, and Kerry Washington, Michael B. Jordan, Terrence Howard, Alfre Woodard, David Oyelowo, Chandra Wilson, Shemar Moore and Regina King have been confirmed to attend the 45th NAACP Image Awards. The two-hour star-studded special will broadcast LIVE on TV One from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, February 22, 9:00 p.m./6:00 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will also include 'The 45th NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Live' one-hour pre-show at 8:00 p.m./5:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Idris Elba, Vin Diesel & More Join NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Presenters Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The NAACP and TV One announce today the second group of presenters confirmed to participate at the 45th NAACP Image Awards including Idris Elba, Vin Diesel, Terry Crews, Nia Long, Naomie Harris, Morris Chestnut, Chadwick Boseman, Tyrese Gibson, Ed Asner, and Ben Vereen. (more...)

Lupita Nyong'o Among Presenters for 45th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; Anthony Anderson to Host
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

The NAACP and TV One announced today that Anthony Anderson will serve as host for the 45th NAACP Image Awards (more...)

Forest Whitaker in Talks to Direct, Star in Film Adaptation of THE SHACK
by Movies News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Summit has enlisted John Fusco to adapt the book, which was published in 2007 out of a garage by Brad Cummings and Wayne Jacobson. Since its original release, THE SHACK has Gone on to sell over 18 million copies, and has been on The New York Times Bestseller List for over 180 weeks. Cummings will produce alongside Gill Netter of Netter Productions. (more...)

Forest Whitaker to Receive NAACP Chairman's Award at 45th NAACP Image Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Academy Award-winning actor, producer, director and 2014 Image Award nominee, Forest Whitaker is set to receive the NAACP Chairman's Award during the 45th NAACP Image Awards (more...)

Mike Epps to Bring 2014 AFTER DARK TOUR to Bass Concert Hall, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Live Nation and Texas Performing Arts present comedian and film star Mike Epps' 2014 After Dark Tour, Friday, May 2 at Bass Concert Hall. Tickets for Mike Epps go on sale Friday, January 31 at noon at the following authorized ticket outlets, which include the Bass Concert Hall ticket office and all Texas Box Office outlets, online at www.TexasPerformingArts.org or www.livenation.com, or by calling (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-BEVO. (more...)

Comedian Mike Epps Announces 2014 Worldwide MIKE EPPS: AFTER DARK TOUR, 3/14-6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Comedian Mike Epps and Live Nation have come together for Mike's 2014 tour deemed theMike Epps: After Dark Tour which will cover over 42 cities nationally and internationally. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, January 31 at10 AM at Livenation.com. (more...)

20th Annual SAG AWARDS Set for Tonight; Judi Dench, James Gandolfini, Meryl Streep Among Nominees
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2014

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the awards season's premier events, will honor outstanding performances from 2013 in five film categories and eight television categories, including the distinctive ensemble awards. This year's Actor recipients will be announced at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center during a live simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (more...)

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