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David Oyelowo Has 'An Incredible Story-telling Platform'

David Oyelowo has an "incredible platform in telling stories".The 44-year-old film star describes himself as a missionary and also thinks he's a "a bringer of good news".David explained: "I have an incredible platform in telling...

Ava Duvernay To Direct Caste Adaptation For Netflix

Ava DuVernay is set to direct an adaptation of 'Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents'.Isabel Wilkerson published her best-selling non-fiction book earlier this year, and Ava is now poised to helm an adaptation of the...

Netflix Launches Black Lives Matter Category

Netflix has launched a Black Lives Matter category.The streaming platform has revealed details of its new curated collection which focuses on ''Black storytelling'' as global protests continue following the death of George Floyd.In a series...

Ava Duvernay Recalls Traumatising Police Incident

Ava DuVernay has recalled the ''traumatising'' experience of seeing her father restrained by police in their back yard.The 'Selma' filmmaker spoke candidly about the terrifying time her dad was ''wrestled to the ground'' by cops,...

Ava Duvernay And Rita Wilson Seeking Election To Film Academy Board

Ava DuVernay and Rita Wilson are seeking election to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors.The 47-year-old director and the 63-year-old actress are among 153 candidates running for positions on the...

Ava Duvernay To Lend Her Directing Talent To Dc's 'New Gods'

After the success of the female-directed 'Wonder Woman', it seems that the DC Extended Universe are intent on continuing that streak by bringing on board Ava DuVernay for their forthcoming movie 'New Gods'. The news...

Ava Duvernay And Black-ish Lead The 2018 Naacp Image Award Winners

The results are in for this year's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards which was hosted by Anthony Anderson last night. Big winners including director Ava DuVernay, TV series 'black-ish',...

Disney Confirms 'Jungle Book' And 'Maleficent' Sequels Plus 'Cruella' Movie Starring Emma Stone

Disney has confirmed a slew of exciting upcoming films, including sequels for The Jungle Book and Maleficent, as well as stand-alone movies based on Cruella de Vil and Tinkerbell. The announcement comes as Jon Favreau's...

'Creed' Director Ryan Coogler To Hold Flint Fundraiser On Oscars Night

Creed director Ryan Coogler has helped organise a star-studded benefit for the residents of Flint, Michigan which will take place on February 28th, the same night as the Academy Awards. Dubbed #JUSTICEFORFLINT, the event will...

Sylvester Stallone Eventually Thanks Ryan Coogler And Michael B. Jordan For 'Creed' Award

Two days after he noticeably forgot to thank the director and lead actor of Creed when he won Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes, Sylvester Stallone has taken to social media to put right...

Ava Duvernay And 9 More Ground-breaking Female Film Directors

It's simply incredible to see women being celebrated for their achievements rather than their bodies, providing girls with real role models. Ava DuVernay is one such icon of this movement, notably appearing in the 2016...

Amy Schumer Strips Down As Pirelli's 2016 Calendar Celebrates Women Of Achievement

Comedian Amy Schumer has stripped down for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar and said she’s ‘never felt more beautiful’. The 34-year-old leads the collection of 12 inspirational women who have been photographed by Annie Leibovitz for...

Amy Schumer Dazzles At Elle's Women In Hollywood Awards

Amy Schumer was honoured at ELLE's Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday night (19.10.15).The 'Trainwreck' star dazzled in a floating red dress at the 22nd annual event held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly...

Kerry Washington Hails History-maker Viola Davis

Kerry Washington has praised Viola Davis after she became the first African-American woman to win Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the Emmys.The 50-year-old actress won the prestigious gong on Sunday night (20.09.15) in...

Lorraine Toussaint And Ava Duvernay Pay Tribute To Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson

Robinson, who was played by Toussaint in the 2014 Oscar-nominated drama, passed away in hospital in Montgomery, Alabama, aged 104. She had suffered a stroke in July (15). She was...

Lil Wayne: Straight Outta Compton Is Amazing

Lil Wayne thinks 'Straight Outta Compton' is ''amazing''.The 32-year-old hip-hop superstar - who ranks among the wealthiest acts in the industry - has revealed the F. Gary Gray-directed movie about the iconic rap group N.W.A...

Ava Duvernay Cried Watching Straight Outta Compton

Ava DuVernay shed a tear watching the NWA biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'.The 'Selma' director - who's a self-confessed hip-hop fan - has heaped praise on the film's maker F Gary Gray and admitted the new...

'Selma' Director Ava Duvernay Passes On Marvel's 'Black Panther' Movie

It sounded like a match made in heaven, but sadly Selma director Ava DuVernay has confirmed she wont be directing Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther movie. Starring Chadwick Boseman, the film will bring to life Marvel’s...

Ava Duvernay Passes On Black Panther Superhero Film

The Selma director was courted by Marvel Studios executives to work on an upcoming comic book adaptation back in May (15), with reports suggesting she was in talks to either work with Chadwick...

Ornette Coleman Tributes Pour In From Tom Morello And Ava Duvernay

The music pioneer died in New York after suffering a cardiac arrest, aged 85, and famous fans have flooded social media to celebrate his legacy. Rage Against the MAChine's Morello was among...

Does Marvel Want 'Selma' Director Ava Duvernay For "Diverse" Superhero Movie?

In perhaps the best piece of superhero related news we’ve heard in a long time, Selma director Ava DuVernay is reportedly being courted by Marvel to direct an upcoming project. According to The Wrap, DuVernay...

Emmy Rossum & Kristin Chenoweth Honoured With Their Own Barbies

The Hollywood trio was among the six "inspirational power females" honoured at Variety's Power of Women Luncheon in New York City on Friday (24Apr15), and as part of the celebration, they were presented...

Nicole Kidman And Kate Mara To Be Feted At 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards

The Oscar winner will be honoured with the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film, while Mara is set to receive the The Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future prize at...

Michelle Obama Gives Impassioned & Encouraging Speech At Black Girls Rock! Awards

Michelle Obama continued spreading her message of education whilst attending the Black Girls Rock! awards ceremony on Saturday (28th March). The First Lady gave an impassioned speech at the event and encouraged the audience, which...

Phylicia Rashad To Play Lesbian Fbi Agent In New Tv Role

Veteran actress Phylicia Rashad is set play a tough lesbian in Selma director Ava Duvernay's upcoming Tv cop drama.The former The Cosby Show star will portray Fbi agent Georgina Howe in For Justice, which will...

Zendaya Coleman Wins Support From Whoopi Goldberg, Solange Knowles Over Dreadlock Criticism

Actress Whoopi Goldberg, singer Solange Knowles and director Ava Duvernay have thrown their support behind Zendaya Coleman after she attacked U.S. Tv presenter Giuliana Rancic over critical comments she made about the actress/singer's Oscars red...

Ava Duvernay 'Hurt' By David Oyelowo's Oscar Snub

Ava DuVernay is ''hurt'' David Oyelowo has not been nominated for an Oscar.The 38-year-old Brit stars as civil rights leader Martin Luther King in the DuVernay-directed hit 'Selma', but his performance - which has been...

'Selma' Honoured At Naacp Image Awards After Oscars Snub

Civil rights drama Selma has been named ‘outstanding film of 2014’, at this year’s NAACP Image Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The film. which chronicles the journey of Martin Luther King Jr. in...

David Oyelowo Says Barack Obama Is A Fan Of Selma

David Oyelowo has revealed US President Barack Obama is a fan of 'Selma'.The British actor stars as Martin Luther King in the movie about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and has confirmed that...

A Week In Movies: Selma Premieres In London, Mission: Impossible 5 Shifts Its Release, New Trailers Drop For True Story, Child 44, Fantastic Four And Ted 2

David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay were on hand in London for the European premiere of Selma this week. They were joined on the red carpet by costar Colman Domingo and singer Nicole Scherzinger. Up for...

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