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Tracy Morgan Auto Crash Has Walmart, Insurers Navigating Courts Over Huge Settlement

In court documents, two insurance companies say that the comedian's resumption of his career runs contrary to previous representations given to them. By Eriq Gardner, hollywoodreporter.com More than two years after a Walmart truck driver plowed into a limousine van carrying comedian Tracy Morgan and others on the New Jersey Turnpike, the fight continues in court over who is responsible for picking up the co ...

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Charles Barkley to Host New TNT Series, “The Race Card”

Inside the NBA analyst and former Sixers star Charles Barkley has a new gig that's likely to take him further than usual from sports. During a recent meeting with reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer meetings in Beverly Hills, Calif., TNT announced it had greenlit a series -- working title The Race Card -- that "will follow Barkley as he goes on a personal journey to explore and understa ...

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Ava DuVernay Becomes First Woman of Color to Direct a $100m Film

Ava DuVernay Nigel M. Smith, theguardian.com Ava DuVernay has made history as the first woman of color to direct a live-action film that boasts a budget over $100m, with Disney’s upcoming A Wrinkle in Time. The Selma director has been attached to the project since February, after passing up the opportunity to direct Black Panther for Marvel, but the milestone wasn’t made official until Tuesday, when the ada ...

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Comedian Cocoa Brown Wows Her Audience with Educational Humor, Fun and Everyday Life

By Lynn Jones - Appearing at Jacksonville Comedy Club, Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6, is Southern girl and single mom Cocoa Brown! Well-known for her role on Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse, Ted 2, Single Mom’s Club, Psych, 2 Broke Girls, ER, Breaking Bad and Soul Man just to name a few! She has performed on One Mic Stand, Showtime at the Apollo, BET’s Comic View, and more! That’s just a brief ...

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Celebrity Housewife NeNe Leakes Brings Her Life to Fans in Jax!

Actress and now comedian NeNe Leakes ascended on the Comedy Zone this past weekend to deliver jokes and antics on her career, family and her hit TV show, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”. NeNe came to the stage ready to jab and spar with the audience.  The audience laughed out loud and was eager to hear her thoughts on current news and entertainment issues. “Wow, the show was sold out, I’m a big fan, NeNe m ...

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Roxane Gay Becomes First Black Woman to Write for Marvel Comics

By K. Nicole Mills, hollywoodsblackrenaissance.com Roxane GayWith all of the amazing news surrounding the cast of Marvel’s upcoming feature film Black Pather, it’s important that we note that Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay will join forces with Ta-Nehisi Coates and poet Yona Harvey for a new Marvel comic series titled Black Panther: World of Wakanda. Gay and Harvey will make history by becoming the first bl ...

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TV Psychic, Miss Cleo, Dead at 53: “Valiant battle with cancer”

Miss Cleo, iconic face and voice of the Psychic Readers Network in the ’90s, has died at the age of 53, reports confirm. A representative of the television psychic, born Youree Harris, told Fox411 that Harris died following a “valiant battle with cancer in Palm Beach, Florida, surrounded by family and close friends.” According to TMZ, sources stated Harris was originally diagnosed with colon cancer and it s ...

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Forbes Magazine Confirms Dwayne Johnson is the Highest Paid Actor in the World

Nationwide — Actor Dwayne Johnson, who started out as “The Rock” in the world of professional wrestling, is now the world’s highest paid actor. According to Forbes Celebrity 100, he has raked in $64.5 million already this year, making him the king of Hollywood. Johnson, who attributes his success to his “extreme work ethic”, won a total of 17 championships as a wrestler and thus is no stranger to success. H ...

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U.S. Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas Gets Her Very Own Barbie Doll

  Gabby Douglas has two gold Olympic medals to her name, multiple world championships, and now her very own look-a-like Barbie doll. She is currently training for the upcoming Olympics in Brazil, and toy maker, Mattel, decided to celebrate her success at the U.S. gymnastics team’s trials with a Barbie of her likeness. She told People magazine, “I’m so excited. My older sister and I used to play with Ba ...

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Beaches Jazz Fest Energizes Sweltering Fans

By David Wright - This past Sunday, the 16th annual Jacksonville Beach jazz festival opened with musician and trumpeter Isaac Byrd. Isaac has produced three CD’s with his music group Beginnings and Meek by Isaac Byrd Jr. and Tribe Judah. His latest CD is entitled, “One Life” which was released two months ago. The talented musician energized the crowd and even though the weather was hot, concert goers enjoye ...

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