Mary J. Blige

Oscar nominated actress and Grammy winning singer Mary J. Blige is hitting the big screen again but this time as the sassy siren “Irene Adler” in the new animated film Sherlock Gnomes. The film also features the voices of Chiwetel Ejiofor and Emily Blunt and opens in theaters this weekend.

 

After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.  

 

The nominations for the “90th Academy Awards” were announced by actors Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis this week and we are so excited for Mary J. Blige, Jordan Peele, Octavia Spencer, Daniel Kaluuya and Denzel Washington.

Blige and Spencer will go toe-to-toe in the category for “Best Supporting Actress” for their roles in “Mudbound” and “The Shape of Water.” Blige’s “Mighty River” is also nominated for “Best Original Song,” along with co-writers Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson. 

The nominations for the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced this week and all I can say is Monday, January 15 is going to be lit! Sooooo many of our favorite TV shows like “Queen Sugar,” “Insecure” and “Atlanta” were nominated this year along with many of our favorite movies like “Marshall,” “Girls Trip,” and “Get Out.”

 

Check out the new trailer for Dee Rees‘ epic story “Mudbound” starring “Straight Outta Compton” actor Jason Mitchell and Grammy winning superstar Mary J. Blige.

 

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ESSENCE announced this week that legendary music and film icon Diana Ross will headline the 2017 ESSENCE Festival  for the very first time!  The Queen of Motown will grace the main stage along with “My Path to Strength” – a curated evening of performances by Mary J. Blige along with Chaka Khan, Jazmine Sullivan and Erykah Badu.  Other superstar performers include soul music songtress India.Arie,  fashion icon and singer Solange, Grammy winning crooner John Legend and Nawlins native sons Master P. and Trombone Shorty.

 

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