HBO Releases ‘Watchmen’ Official Trailer
Watchmen is about to be HBO’s hottest new franchise series and we couldn’t be more excited for the premiere. The comic book adaptation is sure to fulfill the nerdiest dreams, not to mention it stars one of our personal faves, Regina King.
Today, we get our first “official” look at the series with a full trailer.
You’re gonna wanna see this. Press play below.
Transgender Actress Talks About HBO’s Hit Show
“Euphoria” is one of our current faves and Hunter Schafer’s character Jules holds a special place in our hearts. She recently went on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” where she discussed auditioning for the show and how she had to warn her family in advance due to the sensitive nature of many of the scenes.
Have you been watching “Euphoria”? If so, what do you think? If not, why not?
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Watch The New Comic-Con Watchmen Trailer
Regina King is not done with us.
After a teaser trailer dropped for the HBO series Watchmen back in May, the series has now released a full-length trailer at Comic-Con that’s full of action.
In the clip, Regina King plays a cop turned vigilante…..or a vigilante turned cop….or a cop with vigilante tendencies.
We have ALL the question! Either way, she’s kicking down doors and delivering personal beat downs.
Check out the trailer below and make sure you check out Watchmen when it hits HBO in October.
HBO Throws Six Spectacular Essence Fest Events
This past weekend, HBO celebrated Essence Fest by converting a downtown New Orleans venue into “The Loft” by HBO – an event series dedicated to showcasing HBO’s new programs, black women in comedy, diversity and inclusion, and overall wellness. The weekend featured an exclusive premiere of the new HBO comedy series “A Black Lady Sketch Show” – the first sketch comedy series to be written, directed and starring black women (executive produced by Robin Thede and Issa Rae) – before it premieres this Fall!
In the lead-up to the debut screening, HBO hosted an intimate, three-course brunch celebrating black women in comedy featuring a conversation with actor Natasha Rothwell (Insecure), writer Lauren Ashley Smith (A Black Lady Sketch Show) and director Dime Davis (A Black Lady Sketch Show) moderated by Crissle West. The brunch and conversation were a part of the network’s #HBOpov program – which highlights HBO’s best-and-brightest behind-the-scenes talent in a series of thoughtful conversations.
Guests were then invited to an exclusive screening as the Essence Festival weekend culminated in the debut of “A Black Lady Sketch Show”. After watching the hilarious premiere episode, the event featured an insightful Q&A discussion with Robin Thede (Executive Producer) and the show’s talented cast Quinta Brunson, Gabrielle Dennis and Ashley Nicole Black, moderated by journalist Jamilah Lemieux.
The half-hour comedy series “A Black Lady Sketch Show” is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests. Executive Produced by Issa Rae (Insecure) and Robin Thede, the new show presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson. The “A Black Lady Sketch Show” series premiere airs exclusively on HBO on Friday, August 2nd at 11:00PM with new episodes air subsequently every Friday. For more information visit http://www.hbo.com/hbo-news/a-black-lady-sketch-show-robin-thede-issa-rae. “A Black Lady Sketch Show” will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.
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Watch Official Trailer For ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’
Black women are taking over the sketch comedy game thanks to the upcoming HBO show A Black Lady Sketch Show.
The series has Robin Thede and Issa Rae as executive producers and they’re bringing in some major celebrity friends to help with the laughs. The trailer for the variety show includes stars like Angela Bassett, Lena Waithe, Patti Labelle, Lil Rel Howery, Laverne Cox, Loretta Devine, and Yvonne Orji. And that’s just half of them.
Peep the clip for yourself below and you can watch the series premiere on Friday, August 2 at 11 p.m.
Algee Smith Discusses Shocking New Series “Euphoria” And Upcoming Music Project
Algee Smith has been incredible to watch in projects like “The New Edition Story,” ‘Detroit’ and ‘The Hate U Give’ so we were ecstatic to have an opportunity to speak with him about his latest role as Christopher McKay in the much buzzed about new HBO series “Euphoria.” Check out our Q&A with the gifted actor and musician below:
BOSSIP: There’s been so much buzz about this show, but nobody seems to know exactly what it is. Tell us about your character Chris McKay.
ALGEE SMITH: Christopher McKay… He’s a very interesting character to be honest, he’s the best friend of Nate, who is one of the stars of the show. He’s a freshman in college on the football team, but things aren;’t going the way he wants them to go. He’s in kind of a bind with his dad because they have a kind of weird relationship where they’ve built a relationship on work ethic since he was younger and not so much father/son. Also he’s dealing with a girlfriend he has, Cassie, where he’s trying to figure out how to be vulnerable but hold onto his masculinity at the same time. It’s a lot that he’s dealing with.
BOSSIP: When you saw this project what made you want to do it?
Algee Smith: That bread [laughs], I just… to be honest I went on one initial audition at the casting office for a completely different character and I didn’t hear back for months but then I got a call from Sam [Levinson] and he wanted to sit down and have lunch with me. So I sat down with with him and he started explaining this other character McKay and as soon as he mentioned him I started to connect with the role and we started bouncing ideas back and forth, like ‘we can take McKay here… ‘ It was kind of set in stone. Then when I got the script I was like ‘damn this is crazy, I gotta be part of this.’
BOSSIP: We’ve seen a lot of press about the amount of nudity and drug use in the show and it’s alarming because it’s high school…
Algee Smith: It’s set in High School, I’m the only one in college, everyone else is in their senior year. It just dives into — NOW– it’s pretty much just taking those ideas and taking them to the extreme, and showing what can happen when you do take them to the extreme or showing you the flip side like this is why you shouldn’t do those things. If you don’t have something like this that’s in your face you can’t truly make a decision.
BOSSIP: How difficult was it doing all these sex scenes?
AS: One of the main things I talk about is — I won’t give it away but I have this scene in one episode and it really challenged me as a man to do that scene. It was an uncomfortable scene for me, but I had to learn how to separate myself and just be the actor because someone might be dealing with that type. I had to get over my masculinity issues, as a black man we often have to realize it’s okay to be in this position for a minute. It’s not something that makes you less of a man but some things we just don’t feel comfortable with, like some men don’t feel okay crying.
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Zendaya Shines On Red Carpet For Premiere Of Her New HBO Show
And there’s the proud EP himself. SMH should’ve never let that man grow a beard. Can’t tell him NOTHING.
Check out more photos from the premiere below — the show has an ensemble cast that includes Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney.
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HBO Sports Celebrates Muhammad Ali Documentary At Tribeca Film Festival
This past weekend, HBO Sports® celebrated the upcoming documentary “What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali” at Tribeca Film Festival with an art gallery experience. Held at Chase Contemporary Art Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, the experience featured a special Q&A discussion with Antoine Fuqua (Director) and Maverick Carter (Executive Producer) moderated by culture journalist Rembert Brown.
Inside the gallery, guests, including ex-wife of Eddie Murphy, Nicole Murphy, were treated to a collection of special art pieces and photos by iconic artists like Andy Warhol, Neil Leifer and more. See more of guests, panel, and event scenery by hitting the flip!
LeBron James Produced HBO Documentary Will Highlight Ali’s Amazing Career
LeBron James‘ new documentary about the extraordinary life of Muhammad Ali is set to air on HBO in May.
“What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali”, a two-part HBO Sports documentary, examining the life of one of sports most iconic and legendary figures. Lebron James is one of the documentary executive producers and he teamed up with director Antonie Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven, Southpaw) to bring the story to life.
The film covers the journey from world champion boxer to inspiring social activist in his own voice with never-before-seen archival material.