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First Look At Anthony Mackie In New Still Images From Heist Flick "Man On A Ledge"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 10:52 AM
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Aha! There he is! I knew he was in this flick, despite the fact that he was just about absent from the film's first trailer (posted back in September). We see more of him in this one still image than we did in the entire 3-minute trailer. 
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T.J. Holmes Leaves CNN For "Multi-Platform" Deal With BET

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 7, 2011 6:18 PM
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No time wasted here... a day after it was announced that CNN weekend anchor T.J. Holmes would be leaving the network at the end of this year, comes word that BET has snatched up LL Cool T.J., signing him to "a multi-platform talent deal" which will include hosting a new show on BET, as well as contributions to its website BET.com.

Octavia Spencer To Be Honored at Palm Springs Film Fest with Breakthrough Performance Award

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 7, 2011 5:41 PM
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The 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs January 5-16th , annouced earlier today that Octavia Spencer will be the recipient of the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Black Tie awards gala on Saturday, January 7 in the desert resort town east of Los Angeles. At the event, which will serve as an opportunity for awards campaigning, Spencer will join previous honorees George Clooney, Glenn Close, Michelle Williams and Michel Hazanavicius. In the past, the Breakthrough Performance honor has been awarded to the likes of Carey Mulligan, Marion Cotillard and Mariah Carey.

Newly Discovered Footage Of Martin Luther King's Murder Will Air In February

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 7, 2011 4:38 PM
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On Wednesday, the Smithsonian network announced it will air a documentary that contains newly uncovered footage, collected by some professors from the University of Memphis, of Martin Luther King's murder.

Katori Hall's "Hurt Village" Gets Its Cast & World Premiere Date; Does Sundance Screenwriters Lab Mean Movie Adaptation Too?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 7, 2011 4:00 PM
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Her award-winning play The Mountaintop is still on Broadway, playing incredibly well to capacity houses daily, and playright Katori Hall is already set to go on her next work, a new project titled Hurt Village, which we've already told you about in past posts.
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First Full Poster For "Joyful Noise" (Queen Latifah, Dolly Patton, Keke Palmer) Surfaces...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 7, 2011 2:49 PM
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This looks terrible (full poster below)! Surely this isn't the best the creatives handling the marketing materials for the film could come up with.

Brit Amma Asante To Helm Slavery-Set Pic On Life Of Mixed-Race Woman Titled "Belle"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 7, 2011 2:30 PM
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British actor/writer/director/producer Amma Asante (above) is all set to direct a period drama about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl titled Belle, from a script which she co-wrote.

Sundance 2012 - Luther Campbell Heading To Park City w/ "The Life And Freaky Times of Uncle Luke" (Inspired By "La Jetée")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 7, 2011 1:39 PM
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Looks like Uncle Luke of 2 Live Crew will be leaving the warm sunny beaces of Miami for the frigid temps of Park City, UT next month, when a short film he stars in, titled The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, produced by Miami’s Borscht Corp. (the organization behind the Borscht Film Festival which Barry Jenkins also made a short film for), in collaboration with Miami production company Rakontur, will screen in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Short Film Program.

Wyatt Cenac to Host And Produce New Series On Comedy Central

  • By Sergio
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  • December 7, 2011 1:36 PM
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Wyatt Cenac, who, along with Donald Glover, is currently at the forefront of the latest trend in comedy that I like to call "berd"  (i.e. black nerd) comedy (Personally I'll stick with Rudy Ray Moore with his pimps and ho's) has a deal to host, write and produce a new show for Comedy Central.
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Watch Jennifer Hudson As Singing Sister Rosemary In First Trailer For "The Three Stooges"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 7, 2011 1:18 PM
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I have absolutely zero interest in seeing this movie... none whatsoever... even if Sofia Vergara gets completely naked in it! (Does she?)
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