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Actor Thandiwe Newton reclaims original spelling of her name

Westworld actor tells Vogue she is reverting to Shona spelling, saying ‘I’m taking back what’s mine’Thandie Newton has said she will reclaim the original Zulu-derived spelling of her name for use in her professional career, declaring: “I’m taking back what’s mine.”For more than 30 years, the actor, born Melanie Thandiwe Newton Parker, has been known […]

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Why Thandie Newton Thought Her Tom Cruise Comments Would Get Her in “Trouble”

Thandie Newton continues to speak her truth.Just last month, the Westworld actress opened up about her Hollywood experience and even detailed what it was like working with Tom Cruise on Mission: Impossible 2. In her candid interview with Vulture, Thandie didn’t hold back and claimed the actor was “a very dominant individual.He tries super hard to be a nice person.” Fast forward to […]

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Thandie Newton Recalls What It Was Really Like Working With “Dominant” Tom Cruise

Thandie Newton is sharing her experiences from filming Mission: Impossible 2.In a new interview with Vulture, the actress looked back on the 2000 movie.While she was never asked to be part of another project in the franchise, Thandie recalls working alongside Tom Cruise.”I was so scared of Tom.He was a very dominant individual.He tries superhard […]

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Barry Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, and Many More Join to Form Black Artists for Freedom Collective

To commemorate Juneteenth, the anniversary of the official end of slavery in the United States in 1865, more than 1,000 Black artists across multiple disciplines have joined forces to form the Black Artists for Freedom collective.This group of authors, actors, musicians, filmmakers, painters, poets, and more range from Academy Award, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize […]

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From Lady Gaga to Padma Lakshmi: RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Most Memorable Guest Judges

Shantay, you stay, Nicki Minaj.When RuPaul’s Drag Race returns for season 12 on VH1 on Friday, Feb.28, the queen of rap becomes the latest A-list celeb to grace the main stage with her presence and help Mama Ru get a bearing on the 13 new queens vying for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar.And […]

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 Guest Judges Include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Whoopi Goldberg

What do Nicki Minaj, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rachel Bloom and Jeff Goldblum all have in common? They’re all going to serve as guest judges on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12.The Emmy-winning series returns for a season 12 on Friday, Feb.28 with Nicki Minaj joining RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley on the panel.The full […]

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100+ Glamorous, Fun-Filled Emmys Moments You Missed on TV

TV’s biggest night went down in La on Monday night, and the Emmys did not disappoint.The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel were undoubtedly the big winners of the evening, with stars like Regina King, Bill Hader, Claire Foy, and Thandie Newton also taking home gold statues.Of course, we were […]

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Abramorama Sets Release Date For ‘Liyana’; Darkcoast Acquires Gaming Docu ‘World Of Darkness’

Exclusive: Abramorama announced today that they will release the visually imaginative documentary Liyana from directors Amanda Kopp and Aaron Kopp (The Hunting Ground).The film is set to open in New York City on Oct.10 with a theatrical release slated for select cities in the following weeks.Executive produced by Westworld‘s Thandie Newton and produced by Academy […]

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