The Sound and the “Fury”

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Michael Pena & David Ayer The “Fury” Interview with Kam Williams  The Sound and the “Fury”   Michael Pena was born in Chicago on January 13, 1976 to immigrant parents from Mexico . After graduating from high school, he answered an open casting call for the sequel to To Sir, with Love. He landed a […]

Rap Mogul Reaps Benefits from Meditation Regimen

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Russell Simmons The “Success through Stillness” Interview with Kam Williams Rap Mogul Reaps Benefits from Meditation Regimen Master entrepreneur and visionary Russell Simmons has influenced virtually all aspects of business and media: in music with the cofounding of the immensely successful Def Jam Recordings; in the fashion industry with the trailblazing Phat Pharm, Baby Phat, […]

Nia Expounds on Everything from Movies to Motherhood

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Nia Long “The Single Moms Club” Interview with Kam Williams   Nia Expounds on Everything from Movies to Motherhood     Stunningly-attractive leading lady Nia Long returned to the big screen last fall in the highly-anticipated sequel The Best Man Holiday where she reunited with original cast mates Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Morris Chestnut and […]

Oscar-Nominated Director Discusses Filmmaking and More

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  Steve McQueen The “12 Years a Slave” Interview with Kam Williams   Artist and filmmaker Steven Rodney McQueen was born in London on October 9, 1969. His critically-acclaimed directorial debut, Hunger, won the Camera d’Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. He followed that up with the incendiary offering Shame, a well-received, thought-provoking drama about addiction […]

The Taboo to Pursue!

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  Taboo The “Jamesy Boy” Interview with Kam Williams   Born in L.A. on July 14, 1975, Jimmy “Taboo” Gomez began dreaming about show business at an early age. The versatile fourple threat is a multilingual rapper, singer, dancer and emcee who got his big break in 1995 when approached by will.i.am to form the Black Eyed Peas. Among the […]

Oh, the Linsanity!

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  Jeremy Lin The “Linsanity” Interview with Kam Williams   Jeremy Lin was born in Los Angeles, California on August 23, 1988 to Taiwanese immigrant parents. Encouraged by his father, he developed a love of basketball at an early age. Raised in a Christian family, Jeremy’s faith guided and supported him as he chased his hoop dream […]

The Young and Restless Angell!

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  Angell Conwell “The Young and the Restless” Interview with Kam Williams   Angell Conwell was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on August 2, 1983, but raised in nearby Columbia. At 17, she made her big screen debut in the gritty, John Singleton drama Baby Boy opposite Tyrese, Taraji P. Henson and Snoop Dogg. She followed that outing with well-received supporting roles […]

The Cumberbatch Kid Comes of Age and is All the Rage

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  Benedict Cumberbatch “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Interview with Kam Williams   Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born in London on July 19, 1976 to a couple of accomplished actors in their own right, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton. A chip off the old block, Benedict followed in his parents’ footsteps after studying theater at […]