Monday, Oct. 19, 2020

Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," showcasing Chadwick Boseman's final performance opposite Viola Davis' powerhouse blues singer.

The film, shot last year, was already one of the year's most anticipated, coming as the next...

Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020

A special airing of "Black Panther" in the wake of the death of star Chadwick Boseman was a bright spot for the broadcast networks in a ratings week otherwise utterly dominated by Fox News Channel's coverage of the Republican National Convention. 

ABC's last-minute scheduling Sunday night...

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020

Lady Gaga cleaned house at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, while The Weeknd took home the top prize — and both pop stars sent important messages to viewers about the current state of the world: "Wear a mask" and "Justice for Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor."

Gaga won five honors Sunday,...

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020

The image that keeps replaying in my head since the death of Chadwick Boseman is from early 2018. It was just days before "Black Panther" would open in theaters and the exhilaration aroused by this long-in-coming cultural event was everywhere around Boseman. Flocked by fans, he repeatedly paused...

Friday, Aug. 28, 2020

Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43. 

Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area...

Friday, Nov. 29, 2019

Actor Taylor Kitsch bristles at the notion that the criminal he plays in the new police drama "21 Bridges," is a cold-blooded killer.

He says he worked to find the "emotional beats" of his character, Ray, and tried to understand the reasons he might do some unsavory things.

That...

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave "Black Panther" its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel's blockbuster taking home four honors including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman.

Boseman quickly handed off his best hero award to James Shaw Jr., who wrestled an assault-style rifle...

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark.

The Marvel film from the Walt...

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

No one is more at the epicenter of the watershed pop-culture moment that is "Black Panther" than Chadwick Boseman, the Panther himself.

On the eve of Ryan Coogler's juggernaut of a film arriving in theaters — and shortly before stepping out with his girlfriend for Valentine's Day —...

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book's first black superhero, the Black Panther.

But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger days of the...

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