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French Hit "Intouchables" Becomes 5th Highest Grossing Movie Of All Time In France's Box Office History!!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2012 12:41 PM
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First let me blow my own horn and say that S&A has been covering this French film and its black French star (Omar Sy) quiet extensively for a good 6+ months now; and I noticed a day or two ago, one mainstream news site picked up on all the transcontinental discussion about it (mostly French and American disagreements about its depiction of Omar Cy's character, which I expressed concern over from the very first time I wrote about the film in July 2011), and other sites picked up on that mainstream site's story as if it were something brand new.

Tessa Thompson Will Play A Vengeful Doctor's Wife In 19th Century America In BBC America's 1st Original Scripted Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2012 11:47 AM
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Tessa Thompson will co-star alongside British actor Tom Weston-Jones, and German actress Franka Potente in BBC America's first original scripted series, a drama titled Copper.

Netflix Users Streamed Over 2 Billion Hours Of Content In 4th Quarter 2011; How Will You Watch In 2012?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2012 11:19 AM
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"Streaming has been a rocket ship for us... The amount of streaming is just going through the roof... With more U.S. members watching instantly, and aided by global expansion, Netflix streaming hours grew dramatically in 2011..."

VH-1's "Single Ladies" Looking for "Hot" and "Matron" Extras

  • By Sergio
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  • January 4, 2012 11:07 AM
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VH-1's popular show Singles Ladies will soon start shooting new episodes later this month in Atlanta, and they need extras for its upcoming season; in particular, women who are hot or matronly.
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Watch Now - The Year 2011 In Black Cinema In 7 Minutes (A Shadow And Act Video Compilation)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2012 10:36 AM
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Last time I post this, I swear :)
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2nd Round Of The Shadow & Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase Is Underway. Deadline Close! Watch & Vote Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2012 10:33 AM
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After a six-month layoff, the Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase is back with Round 2.
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What Black Celebrity Sold Out To Appear On "Celebrity Apprentice"?

  • By Sergio
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  • January 4, 2012 9:44 AM
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Back in May I wrote an item for S&A "Should Black Celebrities Boycott Celebrity Apprentice?' " (HERE) in which I asked should black celebrities appear on the show after fake billionaire and twice bankrupted con man Donald Trump ran his obviously phony and blantantly racist presidential run tease and PR stunt. (Remember though that it didn't bother him since "the blacks", you know "those people", loved him.)
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Liya Kebede, Aissa Maiga Co-Star In French Film "Sur la piste du Marsupilami" (On The Trail Of Marsupilami)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • January 3, 2012 6:55 PM
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From the looks of the trailer and teaser-clip embedded below, actresses Liya Kebede and Aissa Maiga are clearly not the stars of French director Alain Chabat's comedy, Sur la piste du Marsupilami (On The Trail Of Marsupilami).  But they're talented, they're beautiful, and they bring a little something special to a scene whenever they're on-screen.  So I'll definitely try to see this one if I can.

PBS Independent Lens Series To Re-Broadcast "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai" This Month

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2012 4:59 PM
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We've written about her a number of times on S&A, so some may be familiar already.
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Kickstarter Campaign for "The Bullfighter" About Chicago Bulls' Player Norm Van Lier

  • By Sergio
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  • January 3, 2012 4:40 PM
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Back in the 1970's, long before Michael Jordan became synonymous with the Chicago Bulls, there was Norm Van Lier. Arguably the most popular player on the team before MJ, Van Lier, who died suddenly in 2009 at the age of 61, led a wild and turbulent life, famous for his exploits both on and off the court.

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