When San Antonio real estate investors Armando and David Montelongo buy a house once owned by a Hollywood actor they think they've got an easy flip. Sure, the house feels like a '60s time capsule, but a simple update is nothing for these veteran flippers to overcome. Soon enough, unforeseen problems arise. Foundation issues, contractor squabbles and a serious bee infestation stretch the brothers' budget--and sanity--to the limit. Meanwhile, David's wife Melina has her own challenge to overcome when Armando gives her a tough public relations assignment and a nonexistent budget. It all comes down to the final sale... will the "Movie Star House" be a blockbuster or a flop?
Scott agrees to team up with the twins to flip a house that is filled with apocalypse prepping gear, which soon becomes a nightmare as Scott finds himself caught in the middle of fights with everyone... including the preppers.
Dave finds a hot new listing but puts it on hold to help Peter out of a bind. A unit in Peter's three-family rental was trashed by the previous tenant and will continue to lose money without some TLC. Dave agrees to lend a hand, but when Peter's inspection of the exterior reveals a much larger scope of work, Dave's quick favor becomes a complete headache. Saddled with a novice assistant, a pushy upstairs tenant, and a deal about to slip through the cracks, will Dave make it through before he cracks up?
Who can forget Angela Bassett as Tina Turner or Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles? Do you remember who played Billie Holiday? Or who Beyoncé performed as in the film Cadillac Records? More recent African-American biopics include the Lifetime original movie Betty & Coretta (2013), starring Angela Bassett as Coretta Scott King and Mary J. Blige as Betty Shabazz, and The Butler (2013), starring Forest Whitaker and based on the life of Eugene Allen.
View our photos of African-American biopics to compare these famous figures to the actors and actresses who have portrayed them.
From film to television to the stage, African-American actors have been credited with a wide range of acclaimed and pioneering cinematic works, including Malcolm X, The Last King of Scotland, Remember the Titans, Training Day, Man on Fire, Ali and Ray. Explore our collection of famous black actors, including Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith and Richard Pryor.
From the early comedy of Nipsey Russell, Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby to the contemporary routines of Steve Harvey, Mo'Nique, Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes and Dave Chappelle, black comedians have often used their wit to become the voice and face of the African-American experience. These legendary comedians have also set a very high bar—not only for African Americans, but for all comics trying to make it in show business. Learn more about these famous jokesters, from their early days to their comic beginnings, to their side-splitting performances and more.
Truth is often more fascinating than fiction. Since the beginning of movies, actors have been portraying figures from history and bringing them to life on screen. Mastering the well-known mannerisms and characteristics of real world figures can be more challenging than portraying a fictional character. Enormous amounts of research and drastic physical transformations are not uncommon for actors wanting to properly inhabit their role on film. Whether playing a scheming Queen, a country singer, a temperamental boxer, or a pioneering writer, those performers who can accurately play the part often find Oscar gold as their reward. Here are the Academy Award-winning actors, and the larger-than-life people they portrayed.