Marlon Wayans, Minding His Funny Business

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Aiming to be the Bill Gates of comedy, Marlon Wayans is dreaming in living color while remaining color blind to his dream.

Hey Samuel L: I’m Black and Mistaken for Tyler Perry… by Blacks

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Samuel L. Jackson made it into an issue of race when a white reporter confused him with Laurence Fishburne. I wouldn’t label the guy a racist. Blind? Absolutely. But not a racist.

The Photographer Knew the Actor’s Tears Were Real, And Had to Stop Shooting.

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Photographer Jeremy Cowart was surprised when actor John Schneider asked for a different kind of photo. The reason he asked is even more surprising.

Actor Reflects on Meeting James Avery, Uncle Phil on ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’

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Upon hearing the new tragic news of the passing of James Avery, L.A-based actor Davon Williams reflects on meeting TV’s uncle Phil for the first time.

In Praise of Tom Cruise

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Steven Axelrod sees Tom Cruise, today’s action hero. A man who does his own stunts and performs so he’s worth the price of admission. Nothing else should matter.

LeVar Burton and Tim Wise On Racial Discrimination in Policing

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Actor LeVar Burton and author Tim Wise explain the differences in their interactions with police.

Actor Mark Ruffalo Still Deals With the Loss of His Brother

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In an interview with Men’s Journal, Mark Ruffalo opened up about how his brother’s death five years ago still affects him.

He Who Laughs Last: Ending the Cycle of Male Abuse

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For comedian Billy Batz, Male Abuse Awareness Week is personal.

Blue Collar Comedy: Andre McSween [Video]

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Andre McSween would perform comedy for anyone but his mother.

Music: @MalcolmBarrett & Brandon Scott (@actorbscott) are Sin City With New Soulful Album

Two actors taking their talents to the musical arena, Sin City brings the funk and tight rhymes to blow your mind.

Respect: Happy Birthday, Richard Pryor (1940-2005)

We stop to honor the life and legacy of perhaps the funniest man to ever step on stage.

Music: Virtual Listening Party for Malcolm “Verbal” Barrett TONIGHT at 9PM PST [@malcolmbarrett]

The self-proclaimed nerd and widely acclaimed actor and rapper will be in studio tonight, playing both his new projects.

Music: Malcolm “Verbal” Barrett Virtual Listening Party This Sunday [@malcolmbarrett]

Getting his hyphenate on, actor Malcolm Barrett unleashes Verbal the Rapper in an exclusive event

Respect: Happy Birthday, Idris Elba (@idriselba)

The prolific actor turns 39 today, and we take a quick look at his amazing body of work.

Ten things I've learned from Kevin Sorbo

TweetNote: last night, I watched an improv set featuring that paragon of herculean manliness, Kevin Sorbo. If you grew up watching Hercules like me, or if you are a fan of Andromeda, you can imagine how sweet and weird and amazing something like that could be. He is doing a couple more sets at the […]

Respect: Call Me *Mister* Poitier! [Cool]

You wish you could be this … cool.