Arts & Entertainment

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

Filmmaker and activist, Byron Hurt has a new short film, entitled, Barack and Curtis. Hurt had previously directed the critically acclaimed documntary, Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, which looked into the negativity, violence and misogyny of Hip Hop. The new film deals with black masculinity with two vastly different figures, Barack Obama and Curtis’ […]

Magic Johnson says he’s outraged that a pair of Minneapolis talk radio hosts accused him of faking AIDS. KTLK’s Chris Baker and Langdon Perry made the remarks during Baker’s conservative talk show on Wednesday. The context for the remarks wasn’t clear.

A defendant had a hard time facing the music. Andrew Vactor was facing a $150 fine for playing rap music too loudly on his car stereo in July. But a judge offered to reduce that to $35 if Vactor spent 20 hours listening to classical music by the likes of Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.

The ex-headmistress of Oprah Winfrey’s school for girls in South Africa sued the talk show host for defamation, claiming Winfrey falsely suggested she tried to cover up abuse at the school.

Alongside a photo spread that shows her in little more than a T-shirt, Halle Berry talks about being the sexiest woman alive, a title Esquire magazine gives her in its November issue.

Even though he’s considered one of rap’s all-time greats, when Slick Rick is asked about his most significant accomplishment, he doesn’t mention having a platinum-selling record, classic hits like “Children’s Story” or even his most recent accolade — getting saluted as a pioneer at the “VH1 Hip-Hop Honors.”

The Los Angeles Sparks have two reasons to celebrate, even after being eliminated from the playoffs by the San Antonio Stars. Their rookie wunderkind Candace Parker will take home Rookie of the Year honors, along with the coveted league MVP award. Parker impressed MVP voters with her all-around skill, placing in the top five statistical […]

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.