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The Civil War Started Today; A Look At The Many New Civil War Projects & The Black Actors In Them

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2012 9:39 AM
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Today in history... April 12th, 1861... the American Civil War began as Confederate forces fired on the Union garrison at Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC.

Kevin Hart In Talks To Play Escaped Convict Turned College Frat Student in "Con Ed;" Will Packer Produces

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 11, 2012 9:23 PM
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Kevin Hart is currently in negotiations with Alcon Entertainment to star in its long-in-gestation comedy Con Ed, directed by Drumline helmer Charles Stone III, who last directed 2004's baseball comedy Mr. 3000, which starred the late Bernie Mac.
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Wendell Pierce Responds To B.B. King Lawsuit Over "B.B. King & I" Project He's Attached To

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 11, 2012 9:11 PM
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As I prepare to portray BB King in the film,"BB King & I", producers & Mr. King are in dispute. I would never work on a project depicting his life without Mr. King's approval. He is an American Icon that deserves my respect & admiration. I look forward to working closely with one of my heroes, BB King, but will never go forward without the King of the Blues leading the way.

Watch: Blaxploitation Icon Ron Van Clief In "The Black Kung Fu Experience"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • April 11, 2012 8:49 PM
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If you're a big fan of kung fu flicks from the 70's like I am, you'll enjoy this interview clip (posted below) with Ron Van Clief of The Black Kung Fu Experience documentary.

Spanish Language Teaser Poster for "Django Unchained" Surfaces

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 11, 2012 7:54 PM
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A first teaser poster for Quentin Tarantino's slavery spaghetti western Django Unchained surfaced online today. The Spanish-language poster was released by Sony Pictures International, who will handle foreign distribution for the film.

Screen Gems Hoping Crossover Appeal for "Think Like A Man" + First Reviews and Tim Story Interview

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 11, 2012 6:23 PM
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Will Packer and Screen Gems are working overtime in their marketing and campaigning efforts for Tim Story's Think Like A Man, out in theaters next Friday 4/20.

Robbie Jones Goes Back in Time To Change The Future in Syfy's Pilot "Rewind"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 11, 2012 5:25 PM
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Robbie Jones (Hellcats), who will be seen next on the big screen in Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor, due out next year, has joined Syfy's two-hour pilot Rewind.

It Looks Like Donald Glover Will Be In "Amazing Spider-Man" After All...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 11, 2012 5:08 PM
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Remember the Donald Glover For Spiderman campaign that inspired all kinds of fanboy outrage in late 2010?

Despite Flops, Studios Still Want Eddie Murphy. Why? (An Analogy You'll Love)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 11, 2012 4:27 PM
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Found this old piece on the New York Times website, though still thought it relevant today, in light of recent Eddie Murphy *events.*

Stoner Comedy "Budz House" Gets Official Trailer + Poster + Theatrical Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 11, 2012 2:49 PM
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A project we first alerted you to last fall, now has an official trailer and, maybe surprisingly, is getting a theatrical release to boot!

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