Oliver Samuels To Do Thanksgiving Comedy Special

This Thanksgiving weekend – November 26th through the 29th – beloved Jamaican comedian, Oliver Samuels, will star in a comedy special that will air on Jamaica Online Television. Samuels will be joined by other popular comedians for this pay-per-view show, which is similar to his hit TV series ‘Oliver at Large.’

For tickets and other information such as starting time, link to watch etc. visit jamaicanonlinetv dot com.

Comedian Oliver Samuels Offers Emerging Actors An Opportunity To Be Seen

One of Jamaica’s most beloved actor and comedian, Oliver Samuels, will be celebrating his 50th year in the industry in 2021.

In an effort to give back, Oliver is hosting the ‘Chasing the Dream‘ competition, which is designed to give emerging actors an opportunity to be seen.

For additional information visit jamaicaonlinetv dot com.

Mary J. Blige Stars In “Power Book II” (@maryjblige)

Power Book II: Ghost” picks up after the earth-shattering events of “Power” as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with a new world order: his father dead and his mother, Tasha, facing charges for the murder her son committed.

Not to mention the academic rigors of the Ivy League university Tariq is attending to earn his inheritance. Tariq is forced to split his time between school and hustling to pay for Davis MacLean, the fame-hungry defense lawyer who is Tasha’s only hope of escaping prosecution by U.S. Attorney Cooper Saxe.

Tariq turns to the familiar drug game, entangling himself with a cutthroat family headed by Monet Stewart Tejada, that’s been at it far longer than him. As Tariq tries to balance his drug operation with his grades, love, life and family, he figures out that the only way to avoid the same fate his father met is to become him, only better.


MC Lyte, Method Man & MJB Are Just Some Of The Artists That Will Be At This Year’s American Black Film Festival (@ABFF)

MC Lyte Method Man & MJBIn response to the current crisis and its disproportionate impact on communities of color, the 2020 American Black Film Festival will now be held as a virtual event. It will feature a wide range of recording artists, actors and public figures. Some of the confirmed acts include: MC Lyte, Method Man, Mary J. Blige, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and that is just to name a few.

Continuing the tradition of the live festival, the digital version will include screenings, celebrity conversations, panels and seminars centered around the business of entertainment, as well as virtual networking opportunities.

The 24th annual American Black Film Festival will take place from Friday, August 21st through Sunday, August 30th, and it will stream live via abff dot com.

Jennifer Hudson & Mary J. Blige To Star In Aretha Franklin’s Biopic “Respect” In Theaters This December

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

Cast members include: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige.

RESPECT, which is directed by Liesl Tommy, will be in theaters in December, 2020.

Next Week Questlove From The Roots Crew Will Host A Potluck on The Food Network (@QuestLovesFood)

On Thursday, May 28th, Two One Five Entertainment, The Roots‘ production company, will host an event dubbed Questlove’s Potluck on The Food Network starting at 10:00 PM EST.

This is a one hour special that will feature several celebrity guests: Patti LaBelle, Bun B, Black Thought, Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Questlove and many more. The objective is to raise money for America’s Food Fund.

Mary J. Blige’s New Thriller Movie “Body Cam” Comes Out On May 19th (@maryjblige)


R&B artist Mary J. Blige will star in “Body Cam,” a new horror thriller film being released under the Paramount Players banner on May 19th. It was directed by Malik Vitthal and produced by Matt Kaplan.

According to SF Gate, “Body Cam” centers on several LAPD police officers who are haunted by a malevolent spirit that is tied to the murder of a black youth at the hands of two white cops, all of which are caught on a body cam video that was destroyed in a cover-up. Watch the trailer here.