- Written by Roz Edward, National Content Director
"Lincoln" opened the awards season as the odds-on favorite to win the Academy Award for Best Picture by virtue of its landing the most nominations. But the snub of Ben Affleck in the Best Director category made his movie, "Argo," the sentimental favorite of the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild, and the momentum of that sympathy vote is likely to carry over to Oscar night.
While "Lincoln" won't take home the top prize, it will nevertheless win the most awards (5), followed by "Les Miserables" (3), and then by a number of films taking 2 apiece: "Argo," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Life of Pi," "Skyfall" and "Django Unchained." A quintet of Oscars sans Best Picture won't exactly be a sweep, but it's a far better fate than that of "Zero Dark Thirty," whose hopes were torpedoed by political blowback even before it had a chance to open in theaters.
For movies opening Feb. 22, 2013
"Dark Skies" (PG-13 for violence, sexuality, drug use and pervasive terror) Haunted house horror flick about a happy family (Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo and Kadan Rockett) whose serene, suburban home life is irreversibly affected by the arrival of a deadly, demonic force. Co-starring J.K. Simmons, L.J. Benet and Annie Thurman.
I usually don't like to write about concerts after the fact because it tends to trigger regrets for those who missed it. However, if I follow that line of thought who am I to tell about the great time I had this past Sunday night at the Will Downing and Lalah Hathaway concert?
Local entertainer – and good friend – Karen Brown rocked the crowd as she belted out some of our favorite songs with her special spin on them.
I ask myself quite often, "Why doesn't the entire world know who Karen is?" She is immensely talented.
After 148 years, Mississippi has finally ratified the 13th Amendment, which bans slavery.
Dr. Ranjan Batra, associate professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, saw Steven Spielberg's acclaimed film "Lincoln" last November and was moved to search into Mississippi's past, according to the "Clarion Ledger."
The 13th Amendment received the three-fourth's vote it needed to pass from Congress in January 1864.
As an heir to the King of Pop, Prince Michael Jackson should not have to work, but at age 16, he has taken a gig as a reporter for "Entertainment Tonight."
After receiving an on-camera coaching session on journalism techniques from ET's Brooke Anderson, Jackson recorded his first interview. The topic: an upcoming remake of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."
"ET" will broadcast clips from the interview throughout this week.
Former Temptation member Damon Harris (born Otis Robert Harris Jr.) died Monday at 7:17 p.m. at the age of 61.
Harris was born on July 17, 1950 in Baltimore, Md. He took the place of Eddie Kendrick, one of the original lead singers of the Temptations group. His tenure was from 1971 to 1975.
The youngest member of The Temptations during his stint with the group, Harris was only 20 when he came aboard. Later, he formed a Temptations tribute band named The Young Tempts (aka The Young Vandals). The group had a release that charted on the Isley Brothers label T-Neck.
Oozing a sultriness like never before, Kerry Washington makes a bold statement as the latest EBONY® Magazine cover feature.
Hollywood's leading lady talks to EBONY about the significance of portraying such dynamic female characters – Olivia Pope on ABC's "Scandal" and the slave, Broomhilda, in "Django Unchained." She discusses the connection the two characters have, and how they relate to her personal life.
Washington on Olivia Pope: "In her professional life, she is so powerful and is this self-made woman...But in (Olivia's) personal life, she is a mess and I kind of love that...I love that I get to embody all of that complexity because I also think it takes a certain level of progress for us to have a Black Woman that powerful be an emotional mess on television."