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'Roots' Reboot: The Reason Original Kunta Kinte Actor LeVar Burton Took Part
When LeVar Burton first got word that there could be a remake of "Roots," he wasn't sure what to make of it. The actor "did not know that we needed this" until remake co-producer Mark Wolper showed his children the original, Burton, who starred in the 1977 landmark miniseries, told ABC News. Their
Why This Is Leonardo DiCaprio's Year to Win an Oscar
After six nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio seems poised to finally take home his first Oscar tonight. The 41-year-old actor received his first nomination nearly two decades ago at age 22 for "What's Eating Gilbert Grape." Earlier this year, he picked up his fifth acting nomination and sixth overall
Will Smith Joins Wife in Not Attending the Oscars
Actor Will Smith , the blockbuster movie star who many thought would receive an Academy Award nomination this year for his role in "Concussion," says he will not be attending the Oscars next month. Smith, 47, spoke candidly to " Good Morning America ” co-anchor Robin Roberts about issues
Will Smith Says Oscar Nominations Don't Reflect Diversity in the U.S.
The "Concussion" actor says this year's Academy Award nominations reflect a "series of challenges that we're having in our country at the moment."
Will Leonardo Finally Win the Oscar This Year?
Leonardo DiCaprio must be hoping the fifth time is the charm. The 41-year-old actor received his fifth Oscar nomination today for "The Revenant," and this year he is favored to win. It would be his first Academy Award. The star reacted graciously to his nomination. "I am so grateful to the Academy
'Southpaw' Movie Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Delivers a Killer Performance
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal , Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker Rated R Four out of five stars Just the name of Jake Gyllenhaal’s character in Southpaw -- Billy Hope -- tells you this film has no intention of pulling punches when it comes to time-honored boxing movie clichés. But sometimes, clichés
'Southpaw' Star Jake Gyllenhaal KO's Times Square
The character actor details his grueling fitness regimen to play the part of boxing champ Billy Hope.
Stars Celebrate US Women's World Cup Victory
Beyonce , Fergie and Justin Timberlake were among the stars celebrating the United States women's soccer team's World Cup victory on Sunday. The United States beat Japan 5-2 to win their third World Cup title and first since 1999. Beyonce led the way for stars celebrating the win on social media.
Movie Review: 'Dope' Reveals Itself to be Part Spike Lee, Part John Hughes
Starring Forest Whitaker , Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons Rated R Four out of five stars Shameik Moore is Malcolm in "Dope," and as the narrator (Forest Whitaker) explains, Malcolm lives in Inglewood, California, in the rough Darby-Dixon neighborhood, referred to as “The Bottoms.”
How the Stars Are Celebrating MLK Day
The holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr took on a special resonance this year in the wake of the Oscar-nominated film "Selma" and the continuing protests over the recent police killings of unarmed black men. Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo and other members of the "Selma" cast Sunday