Melissa Fumero Taking Part in NBCUniversal’s New “The More You Know” Social Justice, Equality and Equity PSAs

Melissa Fumero is helping people get in the know

NBCUniversal will launch a new series of its popular The More You Know PSAs that tackle systemic racism and speak up for social justice, equality and equity, with the 38-year-old Cuban American actress and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star among the artists taking part.

Melissa Fumero

Fumero joins a roster of NBC talent that includes Dulé Hill, James Roday Rodriguez and Kelly Clarkson, among others.

The campaign was developed in collaboration with social and racial justice organizations Fair Count, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP, the National Action Network and the National Urban League, and focuses on standing up against injustice, teaching children about equity, and the importance of voting and completing the census, especially for how it impacts the Black community and communities of color.

The campaign kicked off this week on NBC’s Today with a spot on teaching children about inclusion and acceptance. The campaign will be rolling out over the next few weeks, with spots now available on TheMoreYouKnow.com and YouTube.

The More You Know site also includes comprehensive resources and educational guides.

“For over 30 years, ‘The More You Know’ has sought to bring light to the nation’s most pressing social issues,” said Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal, “and we hope this new iteration will continue to educate, encourage and inspire people of all ages to take an active role in improving the world we live in.”

In addition to Fumero, Hill, Roday Rodriguez and Clarkson, stars participating in the campaign include: Carlos Adyan (En Casa con Telemundo), Freema Agyeman (New Amsterdam), Notah Begay III (NBC Sports), Gizelle Bryant (The Real Housewives of Potomac), Kandi Burruss (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Victor Cruz (E! News), Dexter Darden (Saved by the Bell), Ester Dean (Songland), Ryan Eggold (New Amsterdam), Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster), Damon Hack (Golf Channel), Zuri Hall (Access Hollywood), Ana Jurka (“En Casa con Telemundo and Titulares y Más), Aneudy Lara (100 Días Para Enamorarnos), Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Organized Crime), Wendy Osefo (The Real Housewives of Potomac), Jeimy Osorio (Telemundo), Nina Parker (E! News’ Nightly Pop), Nichole Sakura (Superstore), Jocko Sims (New Amsterdam), Chris Sullivan (This Is Us”), Justin Sylvester (E! News’ Daily Pop), Elyfer Torres (Enemigo Íntimo) and Reno Wilson (Good Girls).

WGN America to Premiere Smollett-Bell’s “Underground” in March

Jurnee Smollett-Bell is heading Underground this coming March.

WGN America will premiere its Underground Railroad thriller Underground, starring the 29-year-old Brazilian American actress, on Wednesday, March 9.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell in Underground

The network has released the first two trailers (see below) for the 10-episode series starring Smollett-Bell as Rosalee.

From creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski and executive producer John Legend, the series follows a courageous blacksmith who covertly organizes a small group of his fellow slaves and pieces together a daring plan of escape across hundreds of miles to freedom.

The cast also includes Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, ‎Jessica de Gouw, Marc Blucas, ‎Adina Porter, Mykelti Williamson, ‎Amirah Vann, Johnny Ray Gill, Chris Chalk, Reed Diamond, Theodus Crane, Renwick Scott and Jussie Smollett.

Anthony Hemingway directs and serves as executive producer for the first four episodes.

Underground is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios.

First Trailer Release for Alba’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

Jessica Alba’s back in the Sin City sequel… And, she’s ready to set hearts aflutter all over again, as evidenced in the just-released trailer for the film.

The 32-year-old half-Mexican American actress first caused tongues to wag when she starred as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in Sin City. The performance even earned her an MTV Movie Award for Sexiest Performance.

Jessica Alba in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Nine years later, Alba is back in the follow-up film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. And, if the just-released trailer is any indication, she could win another MTV Movie Award.

The film, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, is primarily based on the second neo-noir graphic novel in the Sin City series by Miller.

In addition to Alba, the film also sees the return of original cast members Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Powers Boothe, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis.

Newcomers to the sequel include Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Jamie Chung, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Meloni, Lady Gaga and Jeremy Piven.

Dimension Films will release the film on August 22, 2014.

Hernandez Cast in Fox’s “I Suck at Girls” Comedy Pilot

Kevin Hernandez has landed the bestie role in a new television project.

The young Salvadoran-born actor has been added to Fox’s comedy pilot I Suck at Girls.

Kevin Hernandez

From Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker, the project centers on a father, Jack (portrayed by Christopher Meloni) and his son Frankie (Connor Buckley).

Hernandez will portray George, Frankie’s overly confident best friend.

Hernandez’s credits include appearances on The Unit and My Name Is Earl, as well as roles in the films The Sitter and Get the Gringo.