Janelle Monáe has revealed that she’s on the road to recovery after suffering from mercury poisoning. Monáe shared the surprising news during a recent interview with The Cut, saying, “I started feeling my mortality.” The songstress became ill after going on a pescatarian diet, which consist of mostly fruits, vegetables, fish and seafood. As noted by PEOPLE, […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel’s push for more women and people of color in its immensely popular film franchise is extending to behind the camera as it launches its next round of films after the massive success of “Avengers: Endgame.” Of the five films the superhero studio announced at Comic-Con on Saturday, only one is […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Men in Black” franchise has a new recruit who isn’t a man, but actress Tessa Thompson is fine with keeping the masculine-centered film title — for now. Joined by co-star Chris Hemsworth on a black carpet, Thompson shrugged off the gender issue at the world premiere of “Men in Black: […]

Tessa Thompson chops it up with the latest issue of Time magazine about representation, female empowerment and what it means to be a queer woman of color navigating Hollywood. “I’ve been really lucky,” she says, “to work with filmmakers like Ryan Coogler who, when they’re trying to write the female experience, empower the women they work […]

“Creed II” had a knockout $55 million Thanksgiving holiday weekend opening and dominated the box office along with Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which took the top spot with an estimated $84.5 million for the 5-day holiday weekend. The sequel to the 2015 original reunites stars Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson and Sylvester Stallone, and serves as the eighth installment in […]

Tessa Thompson is currently making promo rounds for Creed II and speaking to Jimmy Kimmel this week, the 35-year-old beauty revealed what really happened during her chemistry test with Michael B Jordan for the first installment hit film back in 2015. Thompson played Jordan’s love interest in Creed, which is both a spin-off and sequel in the Rocky film […]

Janelle Monae continues to expand her acting resume. This time she has landed a role in the remake of the Disney classic, Lady and the Tramp. According to Deadline, Monae will voice the role of Peg, “the wise-cracking friend of Lady.” Lady is being voiced by Janelle’s real-life friend Tessa Thompson. Her role was previously announced […]

Rebecca Hall has been tapped to direct Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson in Passing a race-themed drama Hall also adapted from Nella Larsen’s Harlem Renaissance novella. Passing follows the unexpected reunion of two high school friends, whose renewed acquaintance ignites a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities. Larsen’s story was first published in 1929 by Knopf and her […]

The actress explains the pair "love each other deeply" when prodded about her relationship with Janelle Monae.

Tessa Thompson will step into the role of real life African American jewel thief Doris Payne, who gained notoriety for her luxury jewelry heists from stores around the world. Thompson, whose credits include Thor: Ragnarok, Creed, and  Westworld will also produce the currently untitled film with Codeblack Films’ Jeff Clanagan. Codeblack is launching the project after having obtained […]

Marvel has seriously been stepping up its representation game and making Black women more visible on the comic rack and the screen. Now, it’s starting to do better in the writer’s room, too. Author Roxane Gay has made history by becoming the first Black woman ever to write for Marvel Comics. The New York Times […]