Paula Patton stars alongside ensemble cast in ‘Baggage Claim’

Paula Patton will star in an ensemble cast, which includes Taye Diggs and Boris Kodjoe, in the upcoming David Talbert movie,”Baggage Claim.”
Patton plays a flight attendant spurred by her younger sister’s upcoming wedding to find a husband in 30 days. Lauren London plays the younger sister and Jennifer Lewis is cast as her mother.
The film features a ton of celebrities including: Jill Scott, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Derek Luke, Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Christina Milian, LaLa Anthony, Affion Crockett and Trey Songz.
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‘Think Like A Man’ movie hits theaters

Michael Ealy, left, and Taraji P. Henson in "Think Like a Man."

Michael Ealy, left, and Taraji P. Henson in "Think Like a Man."

The rom-com based upon Steve Harvey’s best selling book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” hit theaters this weekend.  The entertaining movie features a cast of well-known African-American actors and actresses in the age-old struggle between men and women in the dating world.
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‘Killer Elite’s’ versatile actor



Check out my article in the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper about actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who is starring in the action movie “Killer Elite,” alongside Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen, which opens Friday.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje is known for playing Simon Adebisi in the HBO series “Oz” and Mr. Eko in the ABC drama “Lost.” He has starred in movies such as “The Bourne Identity,” “The Mummy Returns” and “Congo.”

‘Training Day’ director to begin Tupac biopic

The life of rapper and actor Tupac Shakur will be on the big screen soon.  Antoine Fuqua, director of films such as Training Day and Brooklyn’s Finest, said that he will begin shooting the biopic in September.  Fuqua said that he will find an unknown actor to play the rapper that was killed in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting in 1996.
“That’s the goal, I want to discover someone new,” Fuqua told “I want to discover a lot of new people if I can. Obviously I’m going to have to put some people in it that you know, just because actors have different skills. I want to go to the streets and find him anywhere he might be in the world.”

Winnie Mandela is no fan of biopic starring Jennifer Hudson

Winnie Mandela, ex-wife of South African leader Nelson Mandela, is not pleased about how she is being portrayed in the upcoming biopic, “Winnie.”  Mandela’s lawyers call the film a “character assassination.”  Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard will star in the movie, which begins a more than two-month shoot starring May 31.
Hudson revealed her new figure at the Cannes Film Festival while promoting the film.  She recently became a spokesperson for Weight Watchers.

Mary J. Blige to star in Nina Simone movie



Mary J. Blige is set to play “The High Priestess of Soul.”  The singer will portray jazz legend Nina Simone who is known for songs like “My Baby Just Cares for Me” and “I Put a Spell on You.”

The film, “Nina” will focus on Simone’s relationship later in life with her assistant Clifton Henderson, played by David Oyelowo (“The Last King of Scotland”), reports Variety.  The $10 million movie will begin filming in France in September.

Will Smith to star in ‘Men in Black 3’

Will Smith is back to policing aliens.  This time in 3D.  Smith has signed on to reprise his role in “Men in Black 3,”  which is set to be released May 25, 2012.  Columbia Pictures is still in negotiations with Tommy Lee Jones, who plays Smith’s partner.  The first two “Men in Black” movies earned more than one billion combined worldwide.