Queen Latifah

Shanice Williams

The Wiz LIVE Announces Cast

NBC will air The Wiz LIVE! in December and the casting announcements so far have been inspiring. Dorothy will be newcomer Shanice Williams. Williams will be on stage with Mary J. Blige as Evillene, Queen Latifah as The Wiz, David

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Hillary Swank and Tilda Swinton in conversation

Actors on Actors -UPDATED

Variety has created a series of conversations called “Actors on Actors” that are fascinating discussions between peers. Most of them are a man and a woman. I picked these three to include here because both the conversationalists are women, but

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Queen Lafifah as Bessie Smith

Bessie Release Announced by HBO

HBO’s biopic about Bessie Smith, Bessie is scheduled for release in the spring. The film stars Queen Latifah as the legendary blues singer. The HBO synopsis of the film: Queen Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in this

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Peggy Lee and Bessie Smith

Gimmie Some of That Ol’ Time Music

Two biopics about two great but very different singers from the old days are in the works and I cannot wait to see them both. It’s early yet there’s no news on release times. Bessie Smith The first is a

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