Check out my article in the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper about actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who is starring in the action movie “Killer Elite,” alongside Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen, which opens Friday.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje is known for playing Simon Adebisi in the HBO series “Oz” and Mr. Eko in the ABC drama “Lost.” He has starred in movies such as “The Bourne Identity,” “The Mummy Returns” and “Congo.”
Denzel Washington is starring in the Broadway production of August Wilson’s Fences, which opened Monday night. Washington plays the lead role Troy Maxson, a Pittsburgh garbage collector struggling with racism in 1957. Viola Davis plays his wife Rose.
Don Cheadle, star of the upcoming movie “Brooklyn’s Finest,” recently stopped by the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Cheadle said people often think he is former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and star of the 2000 film, “The Ladies Man,” Tim Meadows.
“I was on a plane and a flight attendant came over and gave me a couple of bottles of Courvosier,” he said. “I said, ‘What is that?’ She said, ‘Ladies Man.'”
Academy Award winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. announced Tuesday that he was battling prostate cancer. The 73-year-old actor said the disease was caught early and he expects to make a full recovery.
He said he wanted to go public “to set an example for the large number of African-American men who are victims of this disease because of the comparatively low emphasis in our community on preventive examinations and early treatment.”
Gossett won a supporting actor Oscar for his role as Sgt. Emil Foley in the 1982 romantic drama “An Officer and A Gentleman” starring Richard Gere. He will also appear in the upcoming Tyler Perry comedy “Why Did I Get Married Too” in April.
On Sept. 2, Taye Diggs and his wife Idina Menzel welcomed their son, Walker Diggs. This is the first child for the couple, who are both age 38. The two wed in 2003 after meeting in the 1996 Broadway production of Rent.
“It’s been amazing just to come home to that little dude,” the Private Practice star, 38, told People magazine about the birth. “Every time I leave the house, it just makes me want to come back even more. It’s just a great prize waiting for me.”
Kunta Kinte has been harmed again. LeVar Burton, star of “Roots” and “Reading Rainbow” was injured in car accident after a 74-year-old woman turned left in front of his vehicle while driving in Los Angeles Monday night. The collision caused a five-car pileup with no serious injuries. The 52-year-old said he suffered from neck pain and was treated and released from a local hospital, reports People.