This is a partial biography of the late Hollywood icon, Paul Newman, focusing on his childhood, military service, initial struggle in acting, and start of his career. Newman was born into an affluent Jewish family in Ohio, served in the Navy during WWII, and later pursued theater. Navigating difficulties in his early personal life and fledgling career.
Article By Diedre Johnson When Tina Turner wrote the lyrics to this Top 40 hit single, she was many years away from small, rural, and unincorporated Nutbush, Tennessee, the place where she spent a significant portion of her childhood.Yet the … Continued
THE STARS AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS MALCOLM D. LEE AND DAYNA LYNNE NORTH OFFER SOME INSIGHTS INTO THE END OF THE FRANCHISE. “WE WANT ALL THE TOMATOES,” TAYE DIGGS PROCLAIMS ABOUT HIS HOPES FOR THE (CURRENTLY VERY FRESH) SERIES.by Diedre Johnson … Continued
By Diedre Johnson After seducing us with a lively, faux-vintage setting of 1950s New York and the story of a stylish upper middle-class Jewish housewife that finds her calling in standup comedy, Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has come to … Continued
By Diedre Johnson Big-time fans of Yellowstone, Paramount’s hit drama about wealthy Montana cattle rancher John Dutton (Kevin Costner) and his completely dysfunctional family, don’t want the series to end in its fifth season and, they also don’t want it to … Continued
“The 1619 Project”, which debuted in 2019, won its creator Nikole Hannah-Jones a Pulitzer Prize and initiated years of controversy with its exploration of how the enslavement of Africans in Virginia shaped North America. Afterwards marked by debates on critical race theory, Hannah-Jones rejected a tenured position at the University of North Carolina and moved to Howard University. She also partnered with Lionsgate to develop her project into a documentary series, aimed for a wider audience. Despite the controversy, she sees her work as a step towards redress for slavery’s legacy.
By Diedre Johnson The jaw-dropping sets of Black Panther and the Afrocentric costumes played an essential role in the storytelling and the performances on screen The majestic waterfalls, captivating scenes of a technologically-advanced Country, and actors in traditional African garb … Continued
Windfall stylist and costume designer Megan Gray explains how she crafted this very specific outfit. By Diedre Johnson Let’s say you’re a costume designer, and you have to style one single look for an actor to wear for an entire … Continued
Our Kind of People is Fox’s latest soap opera in the vein of the guilty pleasure of Empire, but it seems doubtful it will ever have that kind of impact. Here’s why. By Diedre Johnson Empire was, in this writer’s opinion, prime-time … Continued
The Harder They Fall actor wrote a heartwarming tribute to the beloved movie idol. By Diedre Johnson On Thursday, Jan. 6, film legend Sir Sidney Poitier passed away at 94, leaving behind generations of fans he’s inspired over his historic, decades-long career. … Continued