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Producer Of "Sparkle" Remake Says He Will Adapt Into Broadway Musical

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 15, 2012 7:18 PM
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Welll... Dreamgirls was a Broadway success (it was a Broadway musical before the film adaptation in 2006), so why not Sparkle, right? In fact, wasn't the original Sparkle movie (released in 1976) an inspiration for the initial Dreamgirls Broadway production of 1981?

"Exit Strategy" The "Un-Romantic Comedy" Will Expand To Rave & Bow Tie Cinemas Nationwide In March

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 15, 2012 6:58 PM
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It's been screening in Cherry Hill, NJ and Philadelphia, PA since last week Friday.

NVBC 2012 Preview: Short Films Tackle Love, Loss, & the Complexities of 'The System'

  • By Jasmin
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  • February 15, 2012 5:50 PM
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Continuing our highlights from New Voices in Black Cinema Festival, which kicks of this week at Brooklyn's BAMcinematek, here's a look at the short films screening this Sunday, Feb. 19 in a program called "A Matter of Time."

TBS Orders 35 New Episodes Of Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse" (The #1 Show On TV Among Black Adults)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 15, 2012 5:43 PM
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TBS has ordered 35 new episodes of Tyler Perry's latest sitcom, For Better Or Worse, the ensemble comedy based on characters from his Why Did I Get Married? flicks, starring Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White.
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Ensemble Dramedy "30 Beats" Costarring Condola Rashad Acquired For Summer Theatrical Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 15, 2012 5:24 PM
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The Condola Rashad ensemble drama I told you about a few weeks ago, titled 30 Beats, that's inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's play La Ronde, has been picked by Roadside Attractions for US and Latin American territories.

Chris Rock Joins The Star-Studded List Of Presenters For The Oscars Ceremony

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 15, 2012 4:09 PM
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The last time we saw Chris Rock involved with the Academy Awards was back in 2005 as the host of the 77th Academy Awards.  Now, the busy actor/comedian will join the stellar cast of celebs asked to be presenters for this year's production.

Whitney Houston Boosts TV Ratings Big Time

  • By Sergio
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  • February 15, 2012 12:19 PM
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It shouldn't be surprising that Whitney Hosuton's CD sales have skyrocketed since her death last week. Now comes news, perhaps not so surprisingly either, that TV ratings have gotten a big boost as well.

Kinshasa-Set Meditative "White Elephants, A Congo Trilogy" Now In Pre-Production (Watch Trailer)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 15, 2012 11:56 AM
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Intriguing new documentary in pre-production from Belgian/Brit Kristof Bilsen - a Congo (DRC)-set documentary feature titled White Elephants, A Congo Trilogy (not to be confused with the 2011 Djimon Hounsou thriller Elephant White).

Forest Whitaker To Play Desmond Tutu In "The Archbishop And The Antichrist"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 15, 2012 11:17 AM
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I'm looking forward to reading the reactions to this piece of news, given recent debates/discussions...
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NVBC 2012 Preview: "From Fatherless To Fatherhood" Attempts To Turn Page On Absent Fathers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 15, 2012 10:37 AM
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More highlights from the upcoming New Voices In Black Cinema Festival housed at BAMCinematek in Brooklyn, NY, which kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, the 16th of February, and will run through the 20th...

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