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The Shubert Organization’s Cort Theatre on Broadway will be renamed after James Earl Jones, fulfilling a promise by the theater giant to honor a Black artist in such a way.

Following reports that Idris Elba is set to be Knuckles in the upcoming animated film 'Sonic The Hedgehog 2,' we couldn't help but remember these nine Black Hollywood stars who amazed us with their voice acting skills.

TV & Film

Louis Gossett Jr. will replace James Earl Jones in “Foster Boy,” a feature film based on a true story. The legal drama follows a high-powered litigator who takes on the case of a disadvantaged African-American young man. They uncover the abuses of the for-profit foster care system. Gossett is replacing Jones as a judge in […]

Entertainment News

Paramount Pictures is moving forward with a Coming to America sequel penned by “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris. Jonathan Levine has signed on to direct the continuation of Eddie Murphy’s 1988 comedy, which starred the comedian as a charming African prince who traveled to New York City to escape an arranged marriage. Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, […]


NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones will soon get a third — for lifetime achievement. The Tony Awards Administration Committee said Thursday that Jones will receive the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre on June 11 at the Tony Awards. Jones, the voice of Darth Vader and […]


Beyonce is director Jon Favreau’s first choice to voice Nala in his forthcoming remake of “The Lion King,” according to Variety. The outlet reports that Bey has been approached about the role, but has not decided whether she’ll take it. No further details were included. If Beyonce signs on, she’d play mom to Donald Glover-voiced […]


NEW YORK (AP) — James Earl Jones and Donald Glover are lending their voices to Disney’s upcoming remake of “The Lion King.” Director Jon Favreau announced the casting of the two men as voice actors. Glover, star and creator of television’s “Atlanta,” will portray the adult Simba. Jones reprises the role of Simba’s father, Mufasa, […]


Cancer has taken another life. The wife of an actor we have known and loved for decades. Quite honestly, most probably didn’t even know legendary actor James Earl Jones was even married. Not that it is a surprise, but he has always been notoriously quiet, and is one of the rare luminaries whose has managed […]


Giancarlo Esposito, Andre Braugher and James Earl Jones are among the talent whose voices will accent NBC’s coverage of the Rio Olympics.   Esposito, also starring in Netflix’s Baz Luhrmann series “The Get Down,” will have the honor of narrating NBC’s 5-minute short preceding coverage of tonight’s opening ceremony. Titled “The Most Beautiful Things In The […]