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Facing Ratings Troubles, Nickelodeon Network Puts Heavy Muscle Behind New Series Starring Cymphonique Miller

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 12:45 PM
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Facing a ratings slide, the Nickelodeon cable TV network is apparently banking heavily on the success of a new musical TV show titled How To Rock, and its chosen star, Cymphonique Miller, a name you might immediately recognize; she's Master P's 15-year old daughter. 

Watch Episode 1 Of Don Cheadle's New Showtime Series "House Of Lies" Before Its Official Debut Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 12:11 PM
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Don Cheadle's new dark comedy TV series for the Showtime network, titled House Of Lies (based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn) stars Cheadle as Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant who will use any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information that they want.
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Leila Djansi's "Ties That Bind" Dominates At 2011 Ghana Movie Awards; Star Kimberly Elise Wins Best Actress Trophy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 11:30 AM
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Leila Djansi’s Ties That Bind which co-stars Kimberly Elise (a film we've talked about quite a bit on S&A) cleaned up nicely at the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards, which took place over the weekend.
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Adrian Lester Joins The Growing List Of Black U.K. Actors Fed Up With The Current Opportunities Offered Them

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 27, 2011 11:24 AM
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Adrian Lester, star of BBC One's popular Hustle series, is the latest black British actor to decide that-- with regard to acting opportunities in the U.K.-- he's reached the end of the line.

Janet Hubert Not Interested In "Fresh Prince" Reunion; Calls Will Smith An "A**hole" & "Egomaniac"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 10:38 AM
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I think we are all somewhat familiar with the public battle between Janet Hubert, Will Smith and NBC, that led to the recasting of the role of Aunt Vivian, in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air's fourth season, in the mid-1990s.

Feature Documentary On Multi-Award Winning Percussionist Kahil EL' Zabar Seeks Completion Funds

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 10:05 AM
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Long time readers of S&A may be instantly familiar with writer/filmmaker/journalist Dwayne Johnson-Cochran's name, as he's been mentioned in a few posts over the last 2 years - all regarding his attachment to Angela Bassett's directorial debut, a film adaptation of author Percival Everett's novel Erasure (to be titled United States).

Pics Of Michael Ealy In Action In "Underworld: Awakening"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 27, 2011 9:14 AM
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Looks like some impressive fire-power there; let's hope he gets to use it all, and often (he was barely in the trailer posted a few weeks ago).
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Watch: Lionel Cineas And Wendell Sisnett's Short Film "Young Girl"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 27, 2011 9:00 AM
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Co-written by Lionel Cineas and Wendell Sisnett, and directed by Cineas, Young Girl-- "The story of a girl who tried to dance to her own cadence instead of following the beat and going to God for Patience"-- is the latest short film offering from Cineas Films.
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Flashback To 1981 - "Race And The Movies" (How Much Has Really Changed In 30 Years?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 26, 2011 6:34 PM
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I couldn't help but laugh as I watched this 1981 discussion between Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel on their famous TV show - the conversation centered on, broadly, the *state of blacks in American cinema* at the time, compared to years prior. 

Trailer Watch For Boxing Drama "Mikel's Faith"

  • By Sergio
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  • December 26, 2011 4:46 PM
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Back in early September Tambay proflied this urban boxing drama Mikel's Faith written, directed and starring Alexander Etseyatse (read HERE) which was presented at the Hell's Kitchen Film Festival in New York City this fall.
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