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Join Us Thursday! S&A Live Podcast With Isaiah Washington

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 8, 2011 12:11 PM
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This Thursday (November 10), our S&A live podcast show will have a special guest...actor Isaiah Washington.
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Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks Talk "Sparkle" Remake + On Set Footage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 8, 2011 12:05 PM
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In the video below, Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks, co-stars of the upcoming Sparkle remake that nobody asked for, currently in production in Detroit, Michigan, talk to Entertainment Tonight about the film, Whitney's return to the big screen, and show some on-set footage of Ms Houston in character, belting out the ending of a tune...
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Watch Episode 10: Part 2 Of "The Mis-adventures Of Awkward Black Girl"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 8, 2011 11:25 AM
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Here's episode 10: Part 2 (The Unexpected) of Issa Rae's popular Awkward Black Girl web series.
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Oprah Winfrey Says She Understands Criticism Of Her Honorary Oscar Award; But She's Earned It

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 8, 2011 10:37 AM
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Recall when it was announced over the summer that media mogul Oprah Winfrey would be given an honorary Oscar (the prestigious Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award) for her humanitarian contributions, many balked at the notion, and criticized both the Academy and Oprah Winfrey, arguing that she didn't meet the guidelines set by the Academy for recipients of this particular award.

New indieWIRE Website Design FYI

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 8, 2011 8:24 AM
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Hey folks - as I'm sure you've all already noticed, the entire indieWIRE network of sites is undergoing a design change. The switch was to happen last night at 9PM, and, while that did occur, the transition hasn't been as smooth as expected, so the IW tech wizards have been working since last night (behind-the-scenes) to get the entire network back up and running.
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Watch Now! Ghanaian-British Filmmaker Julius Amedume's Buzzworthy Short Film "Mr. Graham"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 7, 2011 10:16 PM
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Here's a short film brought to our attention, courtesy of S&A reader Emmanuel Tetteh, that seems to be getting a lot of buzz lately.
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Coming Summer 2012 - Richard Pryor CD/DVD Set Covering Entire Career (Including Undiscovered Works)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 7, 2011 7:42 PM
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This should get some of you salivating... from The Hollywood Reporter:

Stage Production On "Tragic Genius" Of Richard Pryor In The Works + Vogue's "Black Americana" Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 7, 2011 7:15 PM
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In case I didn't already mention, Rod Gailes OBC, the winner of the second Shadow And Act $3,000 Black Filmmaker Challenge (3rd will be announced next week Tuesday), is a renaissance man. He's a man of many talents, not just writing and directing film, but he also works in theatre and photography; and Rod has projects in both fields that are worth mentioning here on S&A.
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Preview Meagan Good And RZA In The New Season Of "Californication"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 7, 2011 5:40 PM
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It wasn't long ago that we informed you that Meagan Good and RZA would be making guest appearances on the popular Showtime series Californication.
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Thoughts On Common In AMC's New Post-Civil War Drama "Hell On Wheels"?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 7, 2011 4:40 PM
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AMC's post-Civil War drama series titled Hell On Wheels, one of 7 or so Civil War-themed projects (TV and film) currently in development at various studios, premiered last night, Sunday, November 6 at 10/9c on the network. This one co-stars rapper-turned-actor Common, who plays a character named Elam - a freed, bi-racial slave who heads west to find work, while also hoping to find his place in society, as he doesn’t feel that he fits squarely into either the “black world” or the “white world.”

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