BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Guests at the first American Black Film Festival Honors are ready for Chris Rock to shake up the Oscars. Don Cheadle, Ice Cube, Adina Porter and Michelle Mitchenor are among the entertainers eager to hear the comedian’s take on Hollywood’s diversity crisis when he hosts Sunday’s Academy Awards. “I think […]

  Robert Townsend has been a film and TV director for many years but in his new film Playing For Love premiering on Up TV on Sunday, he covers new ground. The rom-com, which also stars Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jennifer Lewis and Laurence Hilton-Jacobs allowed Townsend to help kids in Miami learn filmmaking. “The story behind the […]