Gabrielle Union Reaches Settlement With BET Over ‘Being Mary Jane’

Gabrielle Union sued after BET upped the episode count to 20 in season four, claiming she was ensured a 13-episode per season maximum. Being Mary Jane fans are receiving an extra holiday gift this year, as the show’s star Gabrielle Union has reached a settlement with BET in her breach of contract lawsuit against the…

3 Questions to Ask When Writing a Book Proposal

The nonfiction book proposal is a unique creature. It’s an essential package that you must create to attract the attention of publishers and “sell” them on your book, but most writers balk at the thought of spending weeks and even months developing and honing it. But what if you could accelerate the process of creating your nonfiction book proposal?…

A&E Cancels KKK Docuseries Following Criticism

The move comes after the network learned that participants in ‘Escaping the KKK’ had been paid in order for production to gain access. A&E has pulled the plug on its upcoming docuseries centered on the KKK. The network announced their plans to scrap the project, which was intended to serve as a close look at…

Marvin Gaye Family Defends ‘Blurred Lines’ Trial Outcome to Appeals Court

In a brief filed Thursday, the family’s attorney Richard Busch also argues the trial judge made one crucial error that may rob pre-1978 songwriters. The family of Marvin Gaye doesn’t believe that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams should get a do-over of the “Blurred Lines” trial. But if there’s to be one, the 9th Circuit Court…

Tom Hanks & Viola Davis – Actors on Actors – Full Conversation

Tom Hanks and Viola Davis chatted during a taping of Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” on a range of topics, including sex scenes and diversity on TV vs film. For more, tune in when the fifth season premieres on PBS SoCal, presented by The Venetian Las Vegas, on Jan. 3. SPMG MEDIA  – SUBSCRIBE TODAY!  SOURCE:…

Investigation Discovery Presents the World Premiere of ‘Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence’ Narrated by Martin Sheen

–Six-Part Docu-Series Airs for Three Consecutive Nights Beginning Sunday, January 15 at 9/8c– –Interactive After-Show Hosted by Journalist and Cultural Critic Touré Features Panel of Experts Following Each Episode on IDGO– (Silver Spring, Md.) – It was the trial that defined a generation. This January, Investigation Discovery (ID) in association with Objective Media Group challenges…