Quote: "It's a very, very complicated thing, and personally, I just can't wait to see how Chris Rock handles it as the host of the Oscars. That's what I'm looking forward to." Actor Laurence Fishburne weighs in on the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity among this year's (16) Oscar nominees.
Fact: Laurence Fishburne is attached to play Anthony Anderson's father in a new Tv series, titled Blackish. Anderson also co-created the show.
Fact: Actor Laurence Fishburne is to narrate a new TV documentary about black workers. Fishburne, who quit TV series Csi: Crime Scene Investigation in June (11), will front Slavery By Another Name, a film exploring the Southern labour practices used in the U.S. following the abolition of slavery. The programme, which is based on the award-winning book by the same name, will debut in the U.S. on 13 February (12) as part of television programming for America's Black History Month.
Fact: Laurence Fishburne's daughter MONTANA is bidding to follow up her controversial sex tape with an appearance in men's magazine Playboy. The 19 year old recently posed for a nude 'test' photoshoot for the iconic publication, reports TMZ.com.
Fact: Laurence Fishburne's wife Gina Torres is to join the cast of hit teen drama GOSSIP GIRL. The actress will appear in the upcoming third season of the show, due to air in the U.S. next month (Sep09).
Quote: "Laurence Fishburne is an amazing actor and a joy to work with, but Billy created a Sherlock Holmes for the 21st century... I already miss him a lot." CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION star ROBERT DAVID HALL pays tribute to departing castmate William Petersen, who has played GIL GRISSOM for nine seasons.
Quote: "I am elated and inspired by it. the same way I am inspired by Senator Clinton's campaign. The fact that we have a woman and an African-American man who are campaigning to become President of the United States is a remarkable thing for our country. I wish them both luck. I think it's terrific." Laurence Fishburne is split between Democratic candidates Barack Obama and HILLARY CLINTON.
Quote: "It's always Laurence, not Larry. Not since I was a kid. My friends call me Fish." Laurence Fishburne clears up any confusion about his name.
Fact: Actor Laurence Fishburne is returning to the Broadway stage for the first time since 1999 to play late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in Thurgood.
Fact: Laurence Fishburne is voicing the The Silver Surfer in upcoming sequel Fantastic Four And The Silver Surfer.
Fact: Laurence Fishburne will be honoured with the ShoWest Decade of Achievement award at the annual cinema bosses' convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.