Ex-NFL player Matthew Cherry tackles filmmaking, earns an Oscar nomination for Hair Love

Alazja Kirk | Staff Writer From the NFL to Hollywood, the writer, director and filmmaker Matthew Cherry has had an impressive rise to the top. The Chicago native is a former NFL receiver-turned-filmmaker who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers and the Baltimore Ravens. Cherry moved to L.A. to pursue a career in entertainment after his retirement in 2007. He’s worked as a production assistant on more than 40 commercials and 20 music videos. Cherry’s latest project, Hair Love, received an Oscar nomination this month for best animated short film. Hair Love is about an African American … Continue reading Ex-NFL player Matthew Cherry tackles filmmaking, earns an Oscar nomination for Hair Love

Black British actors: The next big thing

Brandi Hutchison | Staff Writer For many years, African American actors from the UK have left their marks on Hollywood, especially the American film industry. These actors do nothing less of a phenomenal job in playing American roles. Their skillful performances in playing these roles of Black Americans tend to leave audiences in high praise and recognition. One of the many talents to have bridged the gap for British black actors and actresses is Idris Elba. The UK native first appeared on the TV series Crimewatch. He later rose to fame after appearing on the television series The Wire, a … Continue reading Black British actors: The next big thing

Beyoncé breaks barriers with gender-neutral Ivy Park X Adidas collaboration

Carlie Beard | Arts and Entertainment Editor Queen Bey has done it again. Her athletic/fitness brand Ivy Park, has collaborated with one of the largest sports brands in the world, Adidas. The new collection dropped on January 17th, leaving the BeyHive in a full-on frenzy. The new line which is branded on being neutral is selling out everywhere at popular retailers. Such as Footlocker, Nordstrom and online at Adidas.com. However, this is not Beyoncé first rodeo in the fashion game. In 2006, Beyonceé released her denim brand catered to curvy women called “House of Deréon”. This was the “Drunk in … Continue reading Beyoncé breaks barriers with gender-neutral Ivy Park X Adidas collaboration

HU alumnus B Smoove releases his new music single, “Forever”

Anisa Saigo | Staff Writer Photo Credit: B Smoove Hampton University alumnus Brandon Monroe, also known as B Smoove, just released one of the hottest music singles to kick off the new year: “Forever,” written and produced through Monroe’s company Bsmoove Productions. BsmooveProductions, LLC was founded in October 2016. The Hampton Script recently had a chance to chat with B Smoove, and here’s what he had to say. How did you get started doing music? I was an athlete growing up, and I played football in high school. Unfortunately, I sustained four head injuries during my sophomore year, which ultimately … Continue reading HU alumnus B Smoove releases his new music single, “Forever”

Zendaya crowned “Woman of the Year” by GQ Australia

Staff Writer: Alazja Kirk Zendaya is one of the last great talents to emerge from Disney’s youth ranks, according to GQ Australia. She has blossomed into a successful singer and actress, starring in No. 1 box-office films like Spider-Man while also proving her acting skills even more in HBO’s Euphoria. Earlier this fall, she took her TommyXZendaya collection to New York Fashion Week — where her Euphoria co-stars were ready to cheer her on. As a result, GQ Australia named the 23-year-old actress, fashion designer, role model and activist “Woman of the Year.” Through her busy schedule and accomplishments, Zendaya … Continue reading Zendaya crowned “Woman of the Year” by GQ Australia

Martin Scorsese does it again with The Irishman

Staff Writer: Barry Jones Director Martin Scorsese rounded up a star-studded cast of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci for The Irishman, released Nov. 27 on Netflix. The film is a narrative that follows the story of Frank Sheeran (De Niro) and his relationship with the prolific union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino). The film is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. This story is based on real individuals and it surprisingly features a lot of historically accurate information about the Buffalino crime family. Sheeran, the narrator and protagonist, details his growth from a … Continue reading Martin Scorsese does it again with The Irishman

Does Frozen 2 live up to its predecessor?

Staff Writer: Alton Worley II Remember 2013, when Disney’s Frozen was first released? Well, it is now six years later, and Disney has now released Frozen 2. It would be an understatement to say that the first Frozen film created a phenomenon all around the world with its award-winning soundtrack and the movie itself winning Best Animated Feature Film at the 2014 Academy Awards and the 2014 Golden Globes. The movie also broke the record for the highest-grossing animated film in the box office in 2014, making $1.29 billion globally in its entire theatrical run and is now listed as … Continue reading Does Frozen 2 live up to its predecessor?