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Usher Will Play Sugar Ray Leonard In Film Centered On Panamanian Boxer Roberto Durán

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 23, 2012 10:11 AM
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Well now... no comment from me; but you guys can have at it :)

Discovery Communications Denies Reports It May Dump OWN

  • By Sergio
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  • March 23, 2012 8:38 AM
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Eariler this week in USA Today, Fox Business and some other media sources were reporting that analyst Derek Baine of the research and investment firm SNL Lagan that Discovery Communications was reeling from a $143 million loss due to the sluggish performance of the Oprah Winfrey Network and suggested that it was possible that DC could dump OWN entirely.

Brazilian Martial Arts Actioner "Besouro" Gets Name Change For USA Release; Now Streaming On Netflix As "The Assailant"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 22, 2012 10:22 PM
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Oh my damn! So there I was breezing through my Netflix recommendations and came across a movie titled The Assailant that had an really familiar cover image.

"Luther" Creator Says Season 3 Will Be The Last Before Big Screen Leap + If Luther Was Written As A Black Man

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 22, 2012 9:51 PM
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  • 39 Comments
In january, BBC One announced that a 3rd season of Luther, the critically acclaimed psychological crime drama starring one Idris Elba, had been ordered!
More: Idris Elba

Funding Now: Documentary "Flex is Kings" On Street Dance in Brooklyn

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 22, 2012 9:03 PM
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The feature length documentary Flex is Kings, helmed by Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols, is currently funding via Kickstarter with 20 days to go. Flex is Kings centers around the underground street dance culture called "Flexing," set in an impoverished and crime-ridden area in Brooklyn.

Watch The Crackling First 8 Minutes Of "Scandal" - Shonda Rhimes’ New Series Starring Kerry Washington

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 22, 2012 8:58 PM
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Quick recap... Shonda Rhimes' new series Scandal which is headlined by Kerry Washington, with Columbus Short and others in supporting roles.

Atlanta Film Festival 2012 Preview - "AKA Blondie" Examines The Life Of An Iconic Stripper

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • March 22, 2012 8:22 PM
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The 2012 Atlanta Film Festival gets underway tomorrow and we've already profiled a few of the festival selections such as The Last Fall, My Last Day Without You, Lucky, I Want My Name Back, The Invader and Welcome To Pinehill.  Another interesting film screening at the fest is the revealing documentary AKA Blondie, a film examining the life of middle-aged stripper, and an Atlanta icon,  Anita Rae Strange.

Forest Whitaker Circles Role of 'Sleazy Bookie' in "Out of the Furnace" (Zoe Saldana Co-Stars)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 22, 2012 5:48 PM
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I announced Zoe Saldana's attachment to play Christian Bale's ex-wife in the drama Out of the Furnace last month. Now, thanks to a heads up from the playlist, it looks like Forest Whitaker is in negotiations for a supporting turn in the Scott Cooper-helmed film.
More: casting

Entertainer Ben Vereen Calls Reality TV "The New Blackface"

  • By Sergio
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  • March 22, 2012 5:39 PM
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In the never ending discussion about black images in the media, legendary entertainer Ben Veeren isn't exactly a happy man. In a recent lecture about race, politics and the status of African-Americans in Hollywood given at Aaron Davis Hall at Harlem City College of New York, Vereen said that reality TV is "the new blackface making us look like buffoons".

Cinedigm and New Video To Distribute Horror Flick "Citadel" in The U.S. (In Theaters This Fall)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 22, 2012 5:19 PM
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Winner of the Midnighters Award at this year's SXSW Film Festival, and a film we've profiled several times before due to the supporting turn of Brit actress Wunmi Mosaku (I am slave), the horror film Citadel will be distributed by Cinedigm Entertainment Group and New Video. Cinedigm will handle its theatrical release starting this fall, and New Video will manage the on-demand, digital and DVD/Blu-ray in the beginning of 2013.

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