“Going West” by Thomas Hart Benton
Comedian Bill Cosby, who is currently serving a three-to-10 year prison sentence for sexual assault, has been leveraging some of the top works in his art collection.
Cosby consigned Thomas Hart Benton‘s Going West (1926) to Granary gallery earlier this year, while his wife, Camille, used yet another Benton painting, The Instruction (aka The Bible Lesson), (1940), as collateral for a loan from Asher Edelman’s art finance firm, Art Assure, according to a regulatory filing. Read More
Actor James Gandolfini is dead at 51 . A source tells the Daily News he suffered a massive heart attack in Italy.
The Westwood, N.J. native, first break came in 1992 when he landed a role in a Broadway version of “A Streetcar Named Desire” that starred Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange.
Smallish parts in major films followed — Gandolfini played a submarine crew member in “Crimson Tide” in 1995 and a gangland bodyguard in “Get Shorty” the same year.
Gandolfini spent part of his early career supporting himself as a bartender and nightclub manager
James Gandolfini won three Emmy Awards for his role as Tony Soprano.
Fame came for the Italian-American actor after 1999, as “The Sopranos” garnered critical acclaim and cult popularity on its way to becoming a TV classic.
Gandolfini won three Emmy Awards for his sparkling depiction of protagonist Tony Soprano, a mobster trying to balance the mundane stresses of family life and his unusual occupation: organized crime.
In addition to unveiling its new Xbox One entertainment console, Microsoft also used its presentation to announce the transfer of popular video game Halo into a television series.
Steven Spielberg is on board to executive produce the live-action Halo TV series, Microsoft announced Tuesday. The series will include exclusive interactive Xbox One content that is created in partnership with 343 Industries and Xbox Entertainment Studios.
Halo is a multibillion-dollar video game franchise. The first-person shooter centers on a fight for humankind against an alliance of aliens.
CELEBRITY NET WORTH recently put out a list, showing the top 25 WEALTHIEST Black female actresses. Read More
According to sources Sherman Hemsley, the actor who made the character George Jefferson famous in “The Jeffersons,” has died. Hemsley died at his home in El Paso, Texas. Hemsley, who was 74, became famous during his appearances on “All in the Family.” The spin-off, “The Jeffersons” was a monster hit. He also starred in the TV show, “Amen” and was also a professional singer and even released the single in 1989, “Ain’t that A Kick in the Head.”Hemsley had no wife and no kids.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2012 – Sean “Diddy” Combs, founder and CEO of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group (BBWEG), a Grammy Award winning producer, hip-hop artist, and global business owner, declared “One of the Most Influential Businessmen in the World” by Time Magazine and CNN, today announced REVOLT, a new venture to create a real-time, socially connected music television network.
REVOLT was selected as one of four new minority-owned independent networks to be broadly distributed on Comcast Cable systems between July 2012 and January 2014. After a thorough evaluation of more than 100 proposals, Comcast selected Combs’ proposal. Comcast will be the first cable operator to broadly carry REVOLT at the time of launch. Read More
Amazon today announced a video deal with Viacom, Inc. which will allow Amazon Prime members to instantly stream TV shows from MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Spike, VH1, BET, CMT and Logo. The deal increases the total number of Prime Instant Videos to more than 15,000, the company reports. In December, there were 13,000 movies and TV shows available, so it’s a moderate increase in terms of quantity, but a big step in terms of Amazon becoming a more viable Netflix competitor. Read More
Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has put her luxury $ 5.6 million Chicago apartment up for rent for $ 15,000 a month.