Latest Denzel Washington News

On Broadway, more visibility, yes, but also an unseen threat

Jun. 06, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At a lunch for Tony Award nominees last month, veteran theater producer Ron Simons looked around and smiled. It seemed appropriate that the gathering was held at The Rainbow Room. “I can guarantee you I have not seen this many people of color represented across...

Actor Fred Ward, of 'Tremors,' 'The Right Stuff' fame, dies

May. 13, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in such films as “The Right Stuff,” “The Player” and “Tremors,” has died. He was 79. Ward died Sunday, his publicist Ron Hofmann said Friday. No cause or place of death was...

Anonymous donor pays tab for East Texas college graduates

May. 08, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

MARSHALL, Texas (AP) — Students graduating from a historically Black college in East Texas were told at their commencement ceremony that an anonymous donor had paid their balances, officials said. Wiley College said in a news release that over 100 students were gathered for...

Major remake of school nixed after students filmed disrepair

Apr. 19, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Despite a student-produced video showing gaping holes in ceilings, crumbling bathrooms and signs warning of possible electrical shock around utilities in one room, a metro Atlanta school board has decided not to put Druid Hills High School in line for a major modernization project....

Academy: Will Smith refused to leave Oscars after Rock slap

Mar. 30, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Wednesday said that Will Smith was asked to leave Sunday's Oscar ceremony after hitting Chris Rock but refused to do so. The academy’s board of governors met Wednesday to initiate disciplinary proceedings against...