Maya Angelou, the author, poet, scholar and activist who died Wednesday at 86, began her showbiz career as an actress and singer, but her larger contribution was in serving as an inspiration and…
Maya Angelou, the renowned poet, author and civil rights activist, has died at the age of 86, Variety has confirmed. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines told the local Fox affiliate that Angelou was…
It's not every day that you step into an office where one wall is covered with posters of Papa Smurf, George of the Jungle and ALF and the opposite is lined with personal photos of Nelson Mandela…
The American Film Institute will confer honoraray doctorate of fine arts degrees upon Kathryn Bigelow and Anne V. Coates and a doctorate of communications on Jon Avnet. Avnet will be recognized for…
Mark Burnett, who's known as a master showman, is now putting his energy into spreading the word about his 10-hour History miniseries "The Bible."
Albert Freeman Jr., who played Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam leader and Malcolm X's mentor, in Spike Lee's epic 1992 biopic "Malcolm X," died Thursday, Aug. 9. He was 78.
The creators of "Will and Grace" said they were thrilled when Vice President Joseph Biden credited their series with swaying public attitudes about gays and lesbians, but like leaders in the effort…
The publicity and controversy surrounding the Trayvon Martin killing could well lend attention to "Deadline," an otherwise routine whodunit about a racially motivated murder.
Philip Rose, who produced "A Raisin in the Sun" on Broadway as well as "The Owl and the Pussycat," "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?," "Purlie" and "Shenandoah," died Tuesday, May 31, in Englewood, N.J…
Hallmark Channels has changed its name to Crown Media Networks, the org announced at its Wednesday afternoon presser at chic Gotham restaurant 11 Madison Park.