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VH1 Strikes Again! Orders "Hollywood Exes" Starring Ex-Wives Of Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Prince, R. Kelly

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 9:52 PM
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No comment from me on this... why bother... I'll just deliver the news and let you guys do the talking, so here ya go from THR:

Dr Dre To Produce Horror/Thriller "Thaw" Via First-Look Deal With New Line

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 9:33 PM
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Certainly no stranger to filmmaking, Dr. Dre, via his relatively young Crucial Films production company (launched in 2007), has stepped in to produce a horror/thriller titled Thaw, from a script penned by Vik Weet, based on an original idea by Dre's production company partner Daniel Schnider.

Thandie Newton In Talks To Battle Gangster in DirecTV Drama Series "Rogue"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 21, 2012 8:26 PM
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Thandie Newton is in negotiations to star in 10 episodes of the DirecTV-greenlit cop drama series Rogue, written by Matthew Parkhill (U.K.'s "The Caller")
More: casting

Whoopi Goldberg To Helm Documentary On Late Stand-Up Comedy Pioneer Moms Mabley

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 21, 2012 6:54 PM
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Gearing to finish the project by fall, Whoopi Goldberg is set to direct the approximately 90-minute documentary titled I Got Somethin' To Tell You. The doc will be on the life of Jackie "Moms" Mabley, the African American stand up comedy pioneer, who died in 1975.

Meagan Good Headlines NBC Drama Pilot "Notorious" Playing Detective

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 21, 2012 5:07 PM
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For the first time, Meagan Good has landed a lead role as a regular in a TV series!

Richard Roundtree, Aaron D. Spears Join Gabrielle Union In "Single Black Female"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:57 PM
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New On DVD/VOD - “Dreams Of A Life” (An Investigation Into The Mysterious Life & Death Of Joyce Vincent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:40 PM
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Now on DVD (but only for UK audiences - at least at this moment) - Carol Morley's critically-acclaimed docu-drama Dreams of a Life, which stars Zawe Ashton - a British film that we've talked about ad naseam here on S&A, which I reviewed; Emmanuel interviewed its star a little bit ago; so most of you should be familiar with the film at this point.

Tyler Perry's "Alex Cross" Gets A Rating From The MPAA (Expect Sexual Content & Nudity)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:21 PM
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OMG I'm absolutely shocked! I didn't at all see this coming AT ALL!

John Akomrah Given Princess Margriet Award + Details On His Next Film Project "Peripeteia"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:04 PM
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The man probably has a basement full of these awards by now; here's another to add to his stash.

Pancreatic Cancer Claims Life Of ActNow Foundation Founder Aaron Ingram; Memorial Service This Friday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 1:14 PM
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Most of you who knew him, whether personally or professionally, and/or the non-profit black film organization he created, likely have already heard the news of his passing on Monday, March 19th, after battling pancreatic cancer for 2 years.

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