Ice Cube and his son are seeing huge numbers at the box office after O’Shea Jackson Jr. starred as his father in Straight Outta Compton, and…

Ice Cube is going for a trifecta with Barbershop 3 and he’s adding a couple of heavy hitters–Nicki Minaj and Common–to an already all-star cast.  The film is slated to hit theaters in February 2016.  Enjoy this first look behind the scenes. Follow  @aprilwattslive on Facebook  Instagram & Twitter  

This week’s #MCM (Man Crush Monday) goes to the ever so yummy Morris Chestnut.  A picture is worth a thousand words.  Just look at this one. In other Morris Chestnut news…He and director, Malcolm D. Lee revealed that there will be a third installment of “Best Man” while at the ABFF (American Black Film Festival). […]

Bobbi Kristina is not happy about the upcoming Lifetime movie about her mother’s life. Whitney Houston’s daughter took to Twitter to vent her frustrations about the soon-to-be filmed project directed by Angela Bassett. So why was Bobbi so flustered in the first place? Read More  

Executive producer Debra Martin Chase has confirmed to Page Six that her Aaliyah biopic for lifetime will include details of the singer’s controversial relationship with R. Kelly. Read More

The highly anticipated role of Bobby Brown in Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic will go to Arlen Escarpeta, an actor whose resume includes “Final Destinaton 5,” and “We Are Marshall,” reports Read More  

  After news spread yesterday that former Disney star and Dancing With The Stars runner-up (in season 16) Zendaya Coleman would be cast to play Aaliyah in a new Lifetime biopic, fans already agitated about the idea of the singer’s story being made into a movie had a field day on Twitter last night (and […]

The beautiful model and actress, Yaya DaCosta (“The Butler”) has been tapped to play Whitney Houston in the Lifetime biopic that will be directed by Angela  Bassett.  The movie will chronicle Whitney’s rise to the top with emphasis on her tumultuous relationship with ex-husband Bobby Brown. I’m wondering who will play Bobby?  My vote is […]

  Don Cheadle has become the latest filmmaker to launch a crowdfunding campaign, seeking to raise $325,000 to support his Miles Davis biopic “Miles Ahead.” Read More

Even though Independence Day helped Will Smith become one of the world’s most bankable movie stars, he is passing on the opportunity to star in the film’s sequel. According to sources, the A-list actor turned down the job and now producers are eyeing rising Hollywood star Michael B. Jordan for the lead role. Read More