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Nelsan Ellis’ Family Says Alcohol Withdrawal Contributed To His Death

Nelsan Ellis, an actor on the HBO series True Blood, died due to heart failure over the weekend at the age of 39. Fans of the show sent their condolences via social…

Watch: Chadwick Boseman Channel James Brown In ‘Get On Up’ Trailer

The first look at Tate Taylor’s Get On Up promises a lot of yells, singing, and epic dance moves. But how does Chadwick Boseman stack up as the Godfather of…

Octavia Spencer and Other Black Celebrities With Lead TV Roles

Octavia Spencer will be making her TV series debut in the Steven Spielberg-produced Red Band Society. Following the cancellation of Spielberg’s remake of Murder, She…

Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette) Talks ‘True Blood,’ Gay Marriage, Tyler Perry

Part of True Blood’s appeal is that the cast portrays their characters so well that it’s hard to believe they aren’t real. Enter Lafayette, played by Nelsan Ellis