Arts & Entertainment

Articles on television, film, music, and other elements of Black popular culture from NewsOne.

Writer’s Guild files complaint against Tyler Perry  LOS ANGELES (AP) The Writers Guild of America, West, has filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board against Tyler Perry’s sitcom, “House of Payne.” The WGA accuses the show of unlawfully firing four writers in retaliation for their union activity. The charge also alleges […]

In a new video clip, it appears as if the Fox Television show, The Simpsons, is endorsing Obama. In the clip, Homer Simpson tries several times to vote for Obama and is a victim of voter fraud. Homer even uses Obama’s slogan of ‘Change’ in the clip saying he wants to vote for Obama because […]

In his latest video blog, Puffy is expressing a great fear of a Sarah Palin Presidency. He used a clip from the Katie Couric interview to illustrate his point and used the occasion to encourage people to register and vote.

Let the debates begin: VH1 has compiled its list of the 100 greatest hip-hop songs, and Public Enemy’s black power anthem “Fight the Power” tops the list.

I was watching an old re-run of Family Guy last night where Lois was campaigning for Mayor of Quahog. Lois, a mother of three, including a psychopathic infant, and caretaker of a dog, originally ran for mayor to clean up a lake but was quickly corrupted by the political machine.

Usain Bolt was born in Sherwood Content, a small town hidden in the hills of Trelawny, Jamaica known for its Yam farming, 22 years ago. Trelawny is a northern Parish many miles away from the capital of Kingston. Trelawny was originally a big producer of sugar and had the largest population of Maroons in Jamaica. […]

Lynne Spears spoke to Newsweek today, pointing out the hypocritical way the media has treated her and her unwed pregnant teenage daughter, Jamie Lynn Spears, versus the way the media has treated Sarah Palin and daughter, Bristol Palin.

Alex Rodriguez became the first player with 35 homers and 100 RBIs in 12 seasons – one more than Babe Ruth – and the New York Yankees slowed the Chicago White Sox’s pursuit of the AL Central crown with a 5-1 victory Wednesday night. Johnny Damon hit a two-run homer, Robinson Cano had three hits […]

One of the fallacies of the Western relationship to music is our obsession with isolation: we identify our ‘geniuses’ and build them pedestals. Additionally, we isolate their moments of genius, and dismiss the rest of their work. 

One of the fallacies of the Western relationship to music is our obsession with isolation: we identify our ‘geniuses’ and build them pedestals. Additionally, we isolate their moments of genius, and dismiss the rest of their work.

Reginald Hudlin, BET’s Director of Programming, will step down after a tumultuous history with the network. Hudlin left voluntarily, per reports from the network but had his feet to the flames after pushing some questionable shows to the foreground. From Greg Braxton of LA Times Blog:  Hudlin’s announced departure comes on the heels of critical acclaim […]

    Serena Williams captured her ninth Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open on Sunday, vaulting her to the number one seed in women’s tennis for the first time since 2003. Williams defeated Jelena Jankovic in straight sets (6-4, 7-5) and rejoiced by tossing her racket high in the air. In the polite world […]