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Chris Tucker Explains Why He Left Hollywood Despite Becoming The Highest-Paid Actor At The Time

Chris Tucker is opening up about his decision to walk away from Hollywood despite massive success.

Shanique Yates

Apr 7, 2023

Of The Movie Stars Who Make The Biggest Salaries In Hollywood, Only 4 Are Black — And None Are Black Women

A new report by Variety revealed a very sad truth about the biggest salaries in Hollywood. The outlet reports that the actor who got the biggest payday in Tinsel Town was none other than Daniel Craig. The current James Bond received more than $100 million for the “Knives Out” sequels, which are being directed by Hollywood heavyweight Rian Johnson. And there’s a reason Craig is getting this heavy salary: the “new deal” that’s available to many Hollywood stars. “Netflix compensates movie stars for the projected back-end box office participation they would reap if their movies were released exclusively in theaters. Add to that salary bumps Craig would’ve received for second and third films in the murder mystery series, and the outgoing James Bond is sitting on a nine-figure check,” explains Variety. And there’s more to the biggest salaries in Hollywood, too. In a nutshell, actors who are involved in the business of streaming can expect a bigger payday than those who limit their efforts...

La'Ron Hines To Take His Talents From TikTok To Hollywood With New Series Alongside Robin Thicke

La’Ron Hines is graduating from TikTok to Hollywood! According to Variety, the host of our favorite pre-school digital series, La’Ron Hines, is making major star player moves with an upcoming show. The show, which has yet to be titled, will be produced by New York-based production company, Leopard USA — which is backed by by the U.K’s Argonon group — and will star Hines alongside his mentor, Robin Thicke. “La’Ron is a special young talent with an amazing work ethic, who deserves the opportunity to reach a wider audience, and this partnership with Leopard USA offers the perfect platform,” said Thicke. “Anything is possible with La’Ron’s limitless potential and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes him.” Hines, who has close to nine million followers on TikTok, first emerged on the scene through his popular skit, “Are You Smarter Than a Pre-Schooler.” He interviews some of the kids at his parents’ daycare like JaBria and Lauri (everyone’s favorite besties), who have taken...

Shanique Yates

Aug 20, 2021

Anthony Anderson Went From Slapstick Comedian To Hollywood Bedrock — And Amassed A $25M Net Worth

Anthony Anderson has just finished filming the final season of the hit show “black-ish,” and he said that the ending was nothing if not bittersweet. But while he had the most amazing chemistry with his co-star, Tracee Ellis Ross, there was a time when they weren’t always the best of friends. “I hated him,” she said to Entertainment Weekly. “[He] made a fart joke at my expense on stage! I was like, ‘Not appropriate! I don’t know you that well! What are you thinking?’ And I held this resentment forever… And now, look — I love this man! This man is like the best TV husband ever.” But all’s well that ends well for one of our favorite TV couples, so all we can do is wonder what’s next for Anthony Anderson. He’s serving as a spokesman for many popular brands, including AT&T, so the chances are pretty good that we’ll be seeing him again in the near future. But how well does he get paid for all these films, television shows, and endorsements? We’ve got the answers to all your burning...

After Struggling With His Skin, Here's How Kri Peck Worked With Chemists To Create A Skincare Line Of His Own

This founder turned his acne woes into dough! Kri Peck has always been one to stand out and go against the norm. Whether it’s through his work as a publicist or an advocate within the LGBTQIA+ community, he isn’t afraid to use his platform and voice to prompt change. Now, he’s changing the skincare game ! KRI SKIN was launched to help others with their skincare journey. The publicist, actor, and now entrepreneur has made the decision to use a solution that worked for him to help eradicate acne , hyperpigmentation, and acne scars.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by @kriskinllc   After struggling with horrible cystic acne for over 10 years and coming up short on finding products that worked, Kri took matters into his own hands. “I basically tried everything on the market, everything over the counter and everything prescribed to me by dermatologists and nothing works,” said Kri in an official interview with AfroTech. “And so I was like I’ve got to figure out a way to...

Shanique Yates

Jun 30, 2021

Carmelo Anthony Solidifies His Hollywood Plans With Launch of Global Content Company

NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony is digging his heels into the Hollywood game with his latest announcement. According to an exclusive with Variety, Anthony reveals that he’s launching his very own global content company called “Creative 7” — named after his famed New York Knicks jersey number he wore from 2011 to 2017 — to bring his media projects to life. “Storytelling brings people together, and it can serve as a vehicle for propelling larger societal conversations and understanding,” Anthony tells the outlet. “We are interested in all types of stories that have the power to serve as catalysts for the change we wish to see in the world.” Anthony’s Creative 7 — which was launched with co-founder and producer Asani Swann — will operate as a multi-platform production and content banner that will develop and produce original content both scripted and non-scripted productions — including documentaries, television series, feature films, animation, and podcasts, according to The Hollywood...

Njera Perkins

Apr 6, 2021

This Black Media Entrepreneur Got Her Film Picked Up By Hulu After Facing Rejection

Chasing your dreams is no easy task, but when you’re determined to beat the odds nothing can stand in your way. Take it from Angela Marie Hutchinson — producer, casting director, scriptwriter, and media entrepreneur of her own entertainment empire. For over ten years, Hutchinson fought to get her screenplay “Hollywood Chaos” funded and produced, but her efforts were of no avail. Fed up with rejection after rejection, she took matters into her own hands and found the means to produce the feature film herself. The film was also successfully picked up by Hulu. “Sometimes we feel like it’s bad to quit so we keep on going. We keep receiving the rejection thinking that eventually a yes will come along. And that’s just not the case. Sometimes the yes will never come until you create it. You have to do something different than what you were doing before,” Hutchinson said, according to Black Enterprise. No longer operating on the scale of getting rejected, Hutchinson created the opportunity...

Njera Perkins

Mar 8, 2020

Layne Eskridge Departs Netflix, Accepts Role As Creative Executive at Apple

Layne Eskridge, who has worked as a development executive at Netflix since 2016, oversaw the production of Netflix Originals such as Ozark and She’s Gotta Have It in her previous role. But starting next month, she will start her new role as Creative Executive at Apple. Eskridge’s new role will report to Apple’s Head of Development for Worldwide Video according to Deadline. Her work before Netflix includes doing development at Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘A Very Good Production’ where she was able to develop One Big Happy and Little Big Shots . Eskridge did programming at Universal Cable Production and has served as a board member for Colour TV, which is for diverse execs in TV that want to increase the number of diverse content creators in Hollywood. Apple has been making moves in the streaming world recently, including the recent news that they were signing a multi-year deal with Oprah Winfrey to “release original content from Apple.”

Christine Cauthen

Jun 21, 2018