The Hollywood Shuffle is the product of a Twitter rant gone right. When disgruntled journalist Starrene Rhett Rocque began tweeting her dissatisfaction with media coverage of various aspects of entertainment, and the treatment of writers, Quibian Salazar-Moreno tweeted in agreement and one of many sessions like this lead to the creation of this site.
The Hollywood Shuffle is inspired by the film of its namesake and its satirical look at what BIPOC have to go through to be successful in the entertainment business. This site serves as an inclusive space for music, TV and film coverage for those individuals, whether independent or mainstream, who are hiding in plain sight.
About Starrene Rhett Rocque
Starrene Rhett Rocque is a jaded entertainment journalist who sometimes aspires to become a shotgun-toting b-movie heroine. She has written online and in print for publications like Fast Company, VIBE, Essence, Complex, The Root and more. She is also the author of Bloggers Can’t Be Trusted. When she’s not ranting on Twitter or on deadline, catch her over on Twitter @Starr_Rocque.
About Quibian “Q” Salazar-Moreno
Quibian “Q” Salazar-Moreno is a writer-editor who has covered music and entertainment, gaming and sometimes sports for a variety of outlets for more than a decade. His career began in 1997 as a staff writer for SOHH.com where he launched The Daily Hip-Hop News, the web’s first daily coverage of hip-hop music and culture. When he left in 2003, he freelanced for years writing for The Denver Post, The Denver Business Journal, Westword, MTV.com, VIBE, Men’s Health Magazine, Scratch Magazine and a number of other outlets including AOL Blackvoices (formerly Africana.com, now Huffpost Blackvoices), where he wrote entertainment features and had a sports column and blog from 2005 to 2011. In 2009 he joined Boulder, Colorado newspaper Boulder Weekly as an editor (Arts & Entertainment and Online). He left in 2012 for Los Angeles, where he’s seeking fame and fortune (not really, but…). Catch him on Twitter.