11 Updates
Denzel Washington rewards 24 students with $1,000

Denzel Washington rewards 24 students with $1,000

May 7 2014, 5:28am CDT | by

Denzel Washington generously gave $1,000 each to students who were competing for a scholarship. The 59-year-old star awarded 24 finalists, from select US cities, who were competing in the August...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

20 weeks ago

Denzel Washington rewards 24 students with $1,000

May 7 2014, 5:28am CDT | by

Denzel Washington generously gave $1,000 each to students who were competing for a scholarship.

The 59-year-old star awarded 24 finalists, from select US cities, who were competing in the August Wilson Monologue Competition a cash prize.

According to the New York Post newspaper, the actor said: "Just don't spend it all tonight."

Competition judges included his wife Pauletta Washington and Stephen McKinley Henderson - who he worked with in famed playwright August Wilson's production 'Fences.'

Boston student Ashley Herbert won the contest after beating regional competitors who traveled to the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to participate in a weekend devoted to the late American playwright, who died on October 2, 2005, before competing in the final round of the competition.

Denzel previously revealed he feels fortunate to have gone to college and then later acting school because both provided him with the early foundations for his successful Hollywood career, which has seen him win two Academy Awards.

He revealed: "I wanted to carry on with my education, because I realized how important it was. I went to university and acting college. I was in my mid-20s before I started work as an actor. It was something I enjoyed but it was hard to make a living. That's the thing about acting. To be an actor, all you have to do is say you are one. That is perhaps the saddest thing about it. That is why there a lot of angry, frustrated people walking around Hollywood without any training or any work."

 
Update
11

5 hours ago

Denzel Washington's Jay Z Impression Is Just Too Good

Sep 29 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

During a recent appearance on The Queen Latifah Show, Denzel Washington showed off his impersonation skills, doing a spot-on impression of Jay Z. After Queen Latifah tried to get Denzel to rap, he got shy, shifting gears to talk about his relationship with the rapper. He said, "I was in the studio with Lenny Kravitz, and he was doing something with Jay Z. . . . It was 'Change Clothes.' ...
Source: Pop Sugar  Full article at: Pop Sugar
 

 
Update
10

16 hours ago

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Equalizer’ Is Equal To The Task

Sep 29 2014 2:00am CDT | Source: CBS Philly

By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The reliable bankable, Denzel Washington, was more than equal to the task. His new thriller, The Equalizer, in which he plays a justice-seeking vigilante, turned The Maze Runner, last weekend’s leader, into a one-week wonder. The Equalizer, Washington’s action thriller based on the eighties TV series that starred Edward Woodward, earned an estimated $35-million on its debut weeken ...
Source: CBS Philly   Full article at: CBS Philly
 

 
Update
9

1 day ago

'The Equalizer' Debuts at Top of Weekend Box Office, 'Maze Runner' Holds Strong at No. 2

Sep 28 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Denzel Washington‘s new film The Equalizer topped this weekend’s box office with a whopping $35 million debut! According to THR, the action thriller also starring Chloe Moretz, marks the third-best opening of Denzel‘s career behind 2007′s American Gangster and the 2012 hit Safe House. Holding steady at No. 2 was The Maze Runner, starring Dylan O’Brien and Will Poulter, which brought in an additional $17.5 million in its second weekend for a dom ...
Source: Just Jared   Full article at: Just Jared
 

 
Update
8

1 day ago

Box Office: ‘The Equalizer’ Debuts to Smashing $35 Million

Sep 28 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Variety

Denzel Washington and “The Equalizer” were number one with a bullet this weekend, as the revenge thriller picked up an impressive $35 million across 3,234 locations. That figure gave it a comfortable lead over the weekend’s other new wide release, Focus Features’  “The Boxtrolls,” which earned  $17.2 million across 3,464 lo ...
Source: Variety   Full article at: Variety
 

 
Update
7

2 days ago

Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer' Tops Friday's Box Office

Sep 27 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Denzel Washington‘s new film The Equalizer earns $12.6 million at the box office on Friday- Entertainment Weekly Snooki hasn’t slept since the birth of her baby girl- US Weekly Oscar Isaac talks about the secrecy of Star Wars- Huffington Post Amber Rose found husband Wiz Khalifa with another woman? – TMZ Ciara Bravo shows off her beautiful hair for Glamoholic- Just Jared Jr Read a recap for the premiere episode of How To Get Away With Murder- Lainey Gossip Man of Steel ...
Source: Just Jared   Full article at: Just Jared
 

 
Update
5

2 days ago

The Equalizer Takes Down Box Office Foes To Win Opening Weekend

Sep 27 2014 8:21am CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Sony) The Equalizer is set to win the box office in its opening weekend. Denzel Washington stars in the vigilante thriller, which is expected to earn about $35 million, according to early estimates. The Boxtrolls and The Maze Runner are fighting for second place, with both films on pace for about $17 million. Ensemble comedy This Is Where I Leave You is targeting $8 million and the #4 spot. Dolphin Tale 2 ($5 ...
Source: Gossip Cop  Full article at: Gossip Cop
 

 
Update
4

2 days ago

'Equalizer' is Friday's No. 1 movie: $12.6M

Sep 26 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Entertainment Weekly

Denzel Washington action-thriller on track for $36M weekend; ''The Boxtrolls'' at No. 3 behind ''The Maze Runner' ...
Source: Entertainment Weekly   Full article at: Entertainment Weekly
 

 
Update
3

3 days ago

"The Equalizer," "Boxtrolls," "The Two Faces of January," and Movie Therapy

Sep 26 2014 3:23pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Rafer and Kristen never could have imagined 1980s TV shows like "The Equalizer" being made into feature films. What's next? "Simon and Simon"? "Three's Company"? But they try their best to approach the new Denzel Washington film with open minds. Also up for review: "Boxtrolls," the new children's movie about small creatures trying to survive in a world that doesn't want them and "The Two Faces of January," a thrill ...
Source: WNYC Music   Full article at: WNYC Music
 

 
Update
2

3 days ago

25 humble suggestions for 'The Equalizer' brand extensions

Sep 26 2014 2:41pm CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

Denzel Washington stars as a retired intelligence officer in "The Equalizer."; Credit: Scott Garfield/Sony Pictures "The Equalizer," in which Denzel Washington plays a man who gets revenge on all manner of bad guys, and maybe annoying people, and maybe just other people? Anyway, it seems inevitable that if the movie comes back, they'll be looking for ways to extend the brand. Fortunately, we'v ...
Source: Southern California Public Radio   Full article at: Southern California Public Radio
 

 
Update
1

3 days ago

'The Equalizer:' Antoine Fuqua says directing Denzel Washington is 'scary as hell'

Sep 26 2014 1:50pm CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

Denzel Washington in "The Equalizer." Thirteen years have passed since director Antoine Fuqua and actor Denzel Washington last worked together. Which is surprising, given that their first collaboration, the 2001 hit film "Training Day," garnered Washington a Best Actor Oscar.  Fuqua and Washington had been in talks to work together in the 2007 film "American Gangster," but Fuqua was replaced as di ...
Source: Southern California Public Radio   Full article at: Southern California Public Radio
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/28" rel="author">Bang Showbiz</a>
BANG Showbiz is the world's premier entertainment news agency providing the most exciting celebrity news to online, print and broadcast media outlets across the globe.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Jessie J tells parents about sex life
Jessie J tells parents about sex life
Jessie J has told her parents about her sex life and has reassured them she will start a family within the next eight years.
 
 
Tracy Morgan blamed by Walmart for failure to wear seatbelt
Tracy Morgan blamed by Walmart for failure to wear seatbelt
Walmart has claimed Tracy Morgan is to blame for his own injuries as he failed to wear a seatbelt at the time one of their vehicles ploughed into the car he was travelling in.
 
 
Nicole Kidman 'heartbroken' over father's death
Nicole Kidman 'heartbroken' over father's death
Nicole Kidman has thanked fans for helping her get through the grieving process following her father's death earlier this month.
 
 
Ben Kingsley allergic to shellfish, spiders
Los Angeles, Sep 30 (IANS) Oscar winning British actor Ben Kingsley has had to miss out on chef David George Gordon's chocolate tarantulas because he's allergic to shellfish.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Karl Lagerfeld: Young designers have ego problem
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld says that young designers have ego problems. "Most of the designers, especially the young ones, have ego problems. I couldn't care less. The label is the label and...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Amanda Bynes arrested for drink-driving
Amanda Bynes was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) yesterday morning (09.28.14). The 28-year-old actress, who sought treatment in rehab last year, was detained at 3am in San Fernando Valley after police...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
India, US need not be comfortable on all aspects of partnership: Modi
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the tone for his summit with US President Barack Obama Monday saying India and US should think of what they can do together for the whole world even as they...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Hundreds of bodies found in Ukraine mass graves: Rebels
Moscow, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) Some 400 bodies, mostly of civilians, were taken to the morgues of Donetsk and other cities in eastern Ukraine now controlled by pro-Russian rebel militias after they were retrieved from mass...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
UN chief wants earliest formation of new Afghan government
United Nations, Sep 30 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday congratulated Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on his inauguration as the new Afghan president and called for a new Afghanistan government's formation at the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Hostages in Philippines plead for their lives
Manila, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) Two German hostages held by the Philippine Islamic group Abu Sayyaf appealed for their lives Monday, urging authorities in Berlin to pay a ransom and withdraw support from the international...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Man dies two years after being struck by stray bullet
Santiago, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) A 23-year-old Chilean man died after two years in a persistent vegetative state as a result of being shot in the head unintentionally by a law enforcement officer during a student protest in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Terrorism exported to India, Indian Muslims will fail Al Qaeda: Modi
New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Terrorism has been exported to India and it is not home-grown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Monday, adding that the Indian Muslims will fail the Al Qaeda. Answering a query at the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Avril Lavigne celebrates birthday without Chad Kroeger
Avril Lavigne celebrated her 30th birthday without her husband Chad Kroeger on Saturday (09.27.14). The 'Girlfriend' hitmaker and the Nickelback rocker, who got married 14 months ago, have fuelled more rumors their...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kim Kardashian West almost attacked again?
Kim Kardashian West was allegedly almost attacked for a second time at the weekend. The 33-year-old star's security team blocked Vitalii Sediuk, who tackled her at Paris Fashion Week last Thursday, from striking her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
 
Denzel Washington rewards 24 students with $1,000 - Celebrity Balla
 
11 Updates
Denzel Washington rewards 24 students with $1,000

Denzel Washington rewards 24 students with $1,000

May 7 2014, 5:28am CDT | by

Denzel Washington generously gave $1,000 each to students who were competing for a scholarship. The 59-year-old star awarded 24 finalists, from select US cities, who were competing in the August...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

20 weeks ago

Denzel Washington rewards 24 students with $1,000

May 7 2014, 5:28am CDT | by

Denzel Washington generously gave $1,000 each to students who were competing for a scholarship.

The 59-year-old star awarded 24 finalists, from select US cities, who were competing in the August Wilson Monologue Competition a cash prize.

According to the New York Post newspaper, the actor said: "Just don't spend it all tonight."

Competition judges included his wife Pauletta Washington and Stephen McKinley Henderson - who he worked with in famed playwright August Wilson's production 'Fences.'

Boston student Ashley Herbert won the contest after beating regional competitors who traveled to the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to participate in a weekend devoted to the late American playwright, who died on October 2, 2005, before competing in the final round of the competition.

Denzel previously revealed he feels fortunate to have gone to college and then later acting school because both provided him with the early foundations for his successful Hollywood career, which has seen him win two Academy Awards.

He revealed: "I wanted to carry on with my education, because I realized how important it was. I went to university and acting college. I was in my mid-20s before I started work as an actor. It was something I enjoyed but it was hard to make a living. That's the thing about acting. To be an actor, all you have to do is say you are one. That is perhaps the saddest thing about it. That is why there a lot of angry, frustrated people walking around Hollywood without any training or any work."

 
Update
11

5 hours ago

Denzel Washington's Jay Z Impression Is Just Too Good

Sep 29 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

During a recent appearance on The Queen Latifah Show, Denzel Washington showed off his impersonation skills, doing a spot-on impression of Jay Z. After Queen Latifah tried to get Denzel to rap, he got shy, shifting gears to talk about his relationship with the rapper. He said, "I was in the studio with Lenny Kravitz, and he was doing something with Jay Z. . . . It was 'Change Clothes.' ...
Source: Pop Sugar  Full article at: Pop Sugar
 

 
Update
10

16 hours ago

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Equalizer’ Is Equal To The Task

Sep 29 2014 2:00am CDT | Source: CBS Philly

By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The reliable bankable, Denzel Washington, was more than equal to the task. His new thriller, The Equalizer, in which he plays a justice-seeking vigilante, turned The Maze Runner, last weekend’s leader, into a one-week wonder. The Equalizer, Washington’s action thriller based on the eighties TV series that starred Edward Woodward, earned an estimated $35-million on its debut weeken ...
Source: CBS Philly   Full article at: CBS Philly
 

 
Update
9

1 day ago

'The Equalizer' Debuts at Top of Weekend Box Office, 'Maze Runner' Holds Strong at No. 2

Sep 28 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Denzel Washington‘s new film The Equalizer topped this weekend’s box office with a whopping $35 million debut! According to THR, the action thriller also starring Chloe Moretz, marks the third-best opening of Denzel‘s career behind 2007′s American Gangster and the 2012 hit Safe House. Holding steady at No. 2 was The Maze Runner, starring Dylan O’Brien and Will Poulter, which brought in an additional $17.5 million in its second weekend for a dom ...
Source: Just Jared   Full article at: Just Jared
 

 
Update
8

1 day ago

Box Office: ‘The Equalizer’ Debuts to Smashing $35 Million

Sep 28 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Variety

Denzel Washington and “The Equalizer” were number one with a bullet this weekend, as the revenge thriller picked up an impressive $35 million across 3,234 locations. That figure gave it a comfortable lead over the weekend’s other new wide release, Focus Features’  “The Boxtrolls,” which earned  $17.2 million across 3,464 lo ...
Source: Variety   Full article at: Variety
 

 
Update
7

2 days ago

Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer' Tops Friday's Box Office

Sep 27 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Denzel Washington‘s new film The Equalizer earns $12.6 million at the box office on Friday- Entertainment Weekly Snooki hasn’t slept since the birth of her baby girl- US Weekly Oscar Isaac talks about the secrecy of Star Wars- Huffington Post Amber Rose found husband Wiz Khalifa with another woman? – TMZ Ciara Bravo shows off her beautiful hair for Glamoholic- Just Jared Jr Read a recap for the premiere episode of How To Get Away With Murder- Lainey Gossip Man of Steel ...
Source: Just Jared   Full article at: Just Jared
 

 
Update
5

2 days ago

The Equalizer Takes Down Box Office Foes To Win Opening Weekend

Sep 27 2014 8:21am CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Sony) The Equalizer is set to win the box office in its opening weekend. Denzel Washington stars in the vigilante thriller, which is expected to earn about $35 million, according to early estimates. The Boxtrolls and The Maze Runner are fighting for second place, with both films on pace for about $17 million. Ensemble comedy This Is Where I Leave You is targeting $8 million and the #4 spot. Dolphin Tale 2 ($5 ...
Source: Gossip Cop  Full article at: Gossip Cop
 

 
Update
4

2 days ago

'Equalizer' is Friday's No. 1 movie: $12.6M

Sep 26 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Entertainment Weekly

Denzel Washington action-thriller on track for $36M weekend; ''The Boxtrolls'' at No. 3 behind ''The Maze Runner' ...
Source: Entertainment Weekly   Full article at: Entertainment Weekly
 

 
Update
3

3 days ago

"The Equalizer," "Boxtrolls," "The Two Faces of January," and Movie Therapy

Sep 26 2014 3:23pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Rafer and Kristen never could have imagined 1980s TV shows like "The Equalizer" being made into feature films. What's next? "Simon and Simon"? "Three's Company"? But they try their best to approach the new Denzel Washington film with open minds. Also up for review: "Boxtrolls," the new children's movie about small creatures trying to survive in a world that doesn't want them and "The Two Faces of January," a thrill ...
Source: WNYC Music   Full article at: WNYC Music
 

 
Update
2

3 days ago

25 humble suggestions for 'The Equalizer' brand extensions

Sep 26 2014 2:41pm CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

Denzel Washington stars as a retired intelligence officer in "The Equalizer."; Credit: Scott Garfield/Sony Pictures "The Equalizer," in which Denzel Washington plays a man who gets revenge on all manner of bad guys, and maybe annoying people, and maybe just other people? Anyway, it seems inevitable that if the movie comes back, they'll be looking for ways to extend the brand. Fortunately, we'v ...
Source: Southern California Public Radio   Full article at: Southern California Public Radio
 

 
Update
1

3 days ago

'The Equalizer:' Antoine Fuqua says directing Denzel Washington is 'scary as hell'

Sep 26 2014 1:50pm CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

Denzel Washington in "The Equalizer." Thirteen years have passed since director Antoine Fuqua and actor Denzel Washington last worked together. Which is surprising, given that their first collaboration, the 2001 hit film "Training Day," garnered Washington a Best Actor Oscar.  Fuqua and Washington had been in talks to work together in the 2007 film "American Gangster," but Fuqua was replaced as di ...
Source: Southern California Public Radio   Full article at: Southern California Public Radio
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/28" rel="author">Bang Showbiz</a>
BANG Showbiz is the world's premier entertainment news agency providing the most exciting celebrity news to online, print and broadcast media outlets across the globe.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Jessie J tells parents about sex life
Jessie J tells parents about sex life
Jessie J has told her parents about her sex life and has reassured them she will start a family within the next eight years.
 
 
Tracy Morgan blamed by Walmart for failure to wear seatbelt
Tracy Morgan blamed by Walmart for failure to wear seatbelt
Walmart has claimed Tracy Morgan is to blame for his own injuries as he failed to wear a seatbelt at the time one of their vehicles ploughed into the car he was travelling in.
 
 
Nicole Kidman 'heartbroken' over father's death
Nicole Kidman 'heartbroken' over father's death
Nicole Kidman has thanked fans for helping her get through the grieving process following her father's death earlier this month.
 
 
Ben Kingsley allergic to shellfish, spiders
Los Angeles, Sep 30 (IANS) Oscar winning British actor Ben Kingsley has had to miss out on chef David George Gordon's chocolate tarantulas because he's allergic to shellfish.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Karl Lagerfeld: Young designers have ego problem
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld says that young designers have ego problems. "Most of the designers, especially the young ones, have ego problems. I couldn't care less. The label is the label and...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Amanda Bynes arrested for drink-driving
Amanda Bynes was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) yesterday morning (09.28.14). The 28-year-old actress, who sought treatment in rehab last year, was detained at 3am in San Fernando Valley after police...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
India, US need not be comfortable on all aspects of partnership: Modi
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the tone for his summit with US President Barack Obama Monday saying India and US should think of what they can do together for the whole world even as they...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Hundreds of bodies found in Ukraine mass graves: Rebels
Moscow, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) Some 400 bodies, mostly of civilians, were taken to the morgues of Donetsk and other cities in eastern Ukraine now controlled by pro-Russian rebel militias after they were retrieved from mass...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
UN chief wants earliest formation of new Afghan government
United Nations, Sep 30 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday congratulated Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on his inauguration as the new Afghan president and called for a new Afghanistan government's formation at the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Hostages in Philippines plead for their lives
Manila, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) Two German hostages held by the Philippine Islamic group Abu Sayyaf appealed for their lives Monday, urging authorities in Berlin to pay a ransom and withdraw support from the international...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Man dies two years after being struck by stray bullet
Santiago, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) A 23-year-old Chilean man died after two years in a persistent vegetative state as a result of being shot in the head unintentionally by a law enforcement officer during a student protest in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Terrorism exported to India, Indian Muslims will fail Al Qaeda: Modi
New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Terrorism has been exported to India and it is not home-grown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Monday, adding that the Indian Muslims will fail the Al Qaeda. Answering a query at the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Avril Lavigne celebrates birthday without Chad Kroeger
Avril Lavigne celebrated her 30th birthday without her husband Chad Kroeger on Saturday (09.27.14). The 'Girlfriend' hitmaker and the Nickelback rocker, who got married 14 months ago, have fuelled more rumors their...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kim Kardashian West almost attacked again?
Kim Kardashian West was allegedly almost attacked for a second time at the weekend. The 33-year-old star's security team blocked Vitalii Sediuk, who tackled her at Paris Fashion Week last Thursday, from striking her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla