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You Won't Be Seeing Djimon Hounsou As "Abdiel" In The "Paradise Lost" Adaptation Anymore

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 4:34 PM
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Initially announced last August...

Oprah Winfrey Launching Oscar Special w/ Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer As 1st Guests Next Week!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 4:22 PM
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Oprah Winfrey has announced that she's officially launching her own 2012 Oscar Special (maybe filling the slot left vacant by Babara Wah-Wah), which is scheduled to air next week Wednesday, February 15th, on the OWN network of course, from 9pm to 11pm ET/PT. 
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"Stick Fly" On Broadway Announces It's Closing Date (You Have 2 Weeks Left To See It)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 4:03 PM
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On the heels of my post announcing that the Broadway revival of Porgy & Bess is being extended an additional 2 1/2 months past its originally scheduled closing date, thanks to overwhelming demand and popularity... the other black show currently on Broadway has announced the end of its run.
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Are Young Black Girls Being Excluded From Seeing "Red Tails"?

  • By Sergio
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  • February 9, 2012 3:57 PM
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It's beginning to look like Red Tails is becoming as controversial as Precious. Who'd thunk it? 

Release Date For Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words" Gets Shifted A Yet Again!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 3:45 PM
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Oh boy... stick a fork in this baby because it's done!

Berlin 2012 Preview - Moroccan Heist Drama "Death For Sale"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 3:06 PM
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Titled Death For Sale, this Moroccan drama premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, and will next screen at the Berlin International Film Festival which gets underway this week in that city; and how I wish I was there ot cover it. Next year :)

Thanks To "Overwhelming Popularity & Demand" Broadway Revival Of "Porgy & Bess" Gets 3-Month Extension

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 2:26 PM
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The revival of Porgy & Bess on Broadway is apparently doing incredibly well at the box office, so much that the producers of the show announced today that they will extend the musical's run, which was originally scheduled to end on July 8, to September 30!
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What's the Most Romantic Scene in Black Cinema?

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • February 9, 2012 2:25 PM
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Month’s ago as we were selecting films for next week’s New Voices in Black Cinema Festival here in Brooklyn, we were deluged by a number of relationship films. 

Osama Bin Laden Returns From The Dead To Lead A Zombie Jihad Against The USA? Why Didn't I Think Of That?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 2:08 PM
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File this one under "the most ridiculous item of the day" to borrow from Bill O'Reilly... or maybe WTF? would be more appropriate.
More: WTF?

Morgan Freeman Joins Tom Cruise In Post-Apocalyptic Thriller "Oblivion" (UPDATE)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 1:36 PM
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God... uh, I mean Morgan Freeman will has signed on to star alongside Tom Cruise in the post-apocalyptic thriller Oblivion, to be directed by Joseph Kosinski for Universal Pictures.
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