The impact of the 1977 miniseries "Roots" is still being felt decades later — notably by one of its stars, Louis Gossett Jr., who played the cunning Fiddler, and won an Emmy for the role. The actor…
The Book of Negroes
Billed as being "in the tradition of 'Roots,' " but perhaps closer in scope to its sequel "Queen," "The Book of Negroes" is an ambitious six-hour miniseries, anchored by the splendid Aunjanue Ellis…
The duo behind BET's "The Game" and "Being Mary Jane" is shepherding another project for the cabler, this time an unscripted series involving mind and body makeovers of everyday people. "Back to Me…
CNN's Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire on June 13 may very well mark a new phase in the 2012 race -- or, to put it another way, a chance for a campaign so far marked by reticence to…
HBO scored a record 2.15 million pay-per-view buys of Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather Jr. victory over Oscar de la Hoya in a 12-round split decision for the junior-middleweight title.
The precocious literary gymnastics of Jonathan Safran Foer's bestselling novel have been boiled down to more elementary Holocaust-related memorabilia in "Everything Is Illuminated." Subject matter…
French existentialist Jean Genet, who was renowned as much for his criminal activity as for his literary output, concocted "The Blacks: A Clown Show" (1955) as a kind of surrealistic, postmodern…
What promises to offer a missing link in the chain between the 1950s' non-violent civil rights movement and the 1960s' militant black liberation movement isn't quite delivered. Pic is already…
Jody Dreyer has been tapped to the newly created post of senior VP, corporate public service, for the Walt Disney Co., company toppers Michael Eisner and Robert Iger announced Wednesday.
To howls of protest from Kiwi indies and broadcasters, the New Zealand government has abandoned the funding of broadcasting through license fees in favor of general taxation.