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Sophie Okonedo Plans To Focus On Theater Thanks To The Lack Of Film Opportunities For Black Actors

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 27, 2011 9:42 AM
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Well... you go where the work is (especially if it's the kind of work you love). It might mean we'll see a lot less of her on the big screen in the immediate future... but, then again, it's been awhile since we last saw Sophie Okonedo in that format; 2008, when she had 2 films in circulation - The Secret Life Of Bees and the lesser-known Skin.

Candese Reid Wins Best British Newcomer Award For Her "Junkhearts" Role

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 27, 2011 8:52 AM
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Just last week, I posted the trailer for the British gritty, social drama Junkhearts. The film stars Eddie Marsan, newcomer Candese Reid, Tom Sturridge, Romola Garai, Shaun Dooley and John Boyega.

Once More With Feeling - Chicago Screening Of “Claudine” On November 4th and 8th

  • By Sergio
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  • October 27, 2011 7:49 AM
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Back in early August I posted an item saying that the film Claudine would get a rare theatrical screening in Chicago. Since that was a few months ago, and the screenings are taking place next week, I thought I would remind people about the screenings and repost what I said so here goes:

Star Jones' Dishy Novel "Satan's Sisters" Becoming A TV Show

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 27, 2011 7:32 AM
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Anyone read Star Jones' novel Satan's Sisters, which was published earlier this year? I haven't. This might actually be the first time I'm hearing about it, and I'm curious to hear from those who have read it, what you think of it.

SKY1's "Mount Pleasant" Gets Second Season; Co-Stars Angela Griffin

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 27, 2011 7:07 AM
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U.K. satellite network Sky1 has announced that a second season of its dramedy Mount Pleasant has been commissioned. Mount Pleasant is a light-hearted show that follows the life of main-character Lisa and the day-to-day adventures she has with her husband, friends, and family. Season 2 will be nine episodes long, and will also include a Christmas special.
More: Television

Angela Bassett Gives Gayle King A Piece Of "The Mountaintop" Performance

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 27, 2011 7:01 AM
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The Mountaintop officially opened October 13th and in the clip below, Angela Bassett chats with Gayle King about the play, working with Sam Jackson and gives you a teaser performance of what to expect.
More: Theater

Zoe Saldana Eager To Come Back to Star Trek In Sequel; Shooting In Mid January

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 27, 2011 5:36 AM
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Zoe Saldana talked to Access Hollywood about the upcoming Star Trek sequel Monday night at the Glamour Reel Moments premiere in LA.
More: FYI

Get To Know Nigerian British Co-Star Of "Luther" Season 2 - Nikki Amuka-Bird

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 27, 2011 5:06 AM
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Season 2 of Idris Elba's critically-acclaimed BBC drama series Luther has officially ended (it aired in the UK earlier this year, and in the US earlier this month), with just 4 episodes. That's it. Just 4 measly episodes, unlike last season's 6, leaving fans still hungry for more of the *mental* detective.

Watch Trailer For Hollywood Black Film Festival Selection "I Am A Dream Chaser"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 27, 2011 4:54 AM
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As Matt Smith Hints At Jump To Hollywood, Could Paterson Joseph's Name Re-Emerge For "Doctor Who"?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 27, 2011 4:00 AM
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Speaking on the possibility of trying his hand at a career in Hollywood, Doctor Who star Matt Smith told VH-1 earlier this month that he's "got another year of Doctor Who, but then [he's] certainly going to come and give it a shot – come and hang out in L.A."

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