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Cynthia Erivo nominated for Oscar for role in ‘Harriet’

LOS ANGELES — After blacks won several major awards the last two years, actress Cynthia Erivo was the only black actor or actress nominated for an Academy Award this year. Erivo was nominated for her role as Harriet Tubman in “Harriet.” Powered by Joaquin Phoenix’s gritty performance, “Joker” earned a leading 11 nominations for the Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Funk queen Betty Davis rediscovered in new documentary

Funk queen Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “was the first…” as former husband Miles Davis said. “Madonna before Madonna, Prince before Prince.” The career of the aspiring songwriter from a small steel town who arrived on the 1970s scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Smith, Lawrence prove they are ‘Bad Boys for Life’

The boys are back in town! The Bad Boys that is. Seventeen years after Will Smith and Martin Lawrence teamed to make the second film of their hit franchise, they are returning in the highly anticipated “Bad Boys For Life” for one last ride. Welcome them live at the world premiere of the movie on Read More…