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Watch Trailer For ABC's "Scandal" With Kerry Washington

  • By Sergio
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  • October 22, 2011 4:22 AM
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So here's your first look at Scandal, the mid-season ABC show produced by Shonda Rhimes, starring Kerry Washington, with Columbus Short. Will all our hopes and dreams be realized? We'll have to wait and see.
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Samuel L. Jackson Is The World's Highest-Grossing Actor At $7.2B, According to Guinness

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 22, 2011 2:54 AM
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  • 10 Comments
Here's some interesting bit of news reported by The Post Chronicle. Samuel L. Jackson holds the Guinness World actor's highest grossing record, ahead of the likes of Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks.

Kim Kardashian Will Be Jurnee Smollett's BF In Tyler Perry’s "Marriage Counselor" (+ Lance Gross?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2011 2:35 AM
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  • 49 Comments
Oh man... From Deadline:

Gabourey Sidibe's 'The Safecracker' Character Poster for "Tower Heist"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 22, 2011 1:20 AM
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  • 12 Comments
Here's a poster of Tower Heist, featuring Gabourey Sidibe in her character of The Safecracker.

Video: Viola Davis Inspirational and Funny "Elle Women in Hollywood' Honoree Speech

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 21, 2011 12:25 PM
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  • 3 Comments
"What keeps me in the business is hope, the hope that women of color are also a part of the narrative, that our stories are just as potent because we also have the power of transformation."
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Watch Episode 1 Of New Web Series "The Chronicles" (A Day In The Life Of A Black Actress)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 21, 2011 10:14 AM
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  • 21 Comments
And the web series beat goes on... I've got an inbox full of these, and need to unload them (I know, I've been slacking). Starting today, and over the next several days, I'll sort through and post those that I think stand out above the others.
More: Watch Now

Voting For The IFP Gotham Awards Audience Award Now Open...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 21, 2011 10:00 AM
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Films we've covered on S&A like Attack The Block, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, Crime After Crime, Pariah, The First Grader, and To Be Heard are all candidates for the 2nd annual Gotham Awards Audience Award, brought to you by IFP and Festival Genius.

Kevin Hart, Tatyana Ali Project, “The Precious One”, Remains Stalled By Financial Constraints

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 21, 2011 9:52 AM
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New Zealand father & son filmmaking-team Lance and James Morcan recently told New Zealand website Voxy that their long-planned biopic on South African weightlifter Precious McKenzie, The Precious One, is still on hold, due to financial constraints. If, and when, the film is ever made, actors Kevin Hart and Tatyana Ali will play the roles of McKenzie and his wife, Elizabeth. The Morcans have secured the directorial services of Roger Spottiswoode (Shoot To Kill, Tomorrow Never Dies), and have signed on actors Nick Nolte, Kim Basinger, and John Rhys-Davies, as well. Lord Of The Rings Executive Producer Mark Ordesky is to co-produce.

Rev. Al Sharpton Honors Tyler Perry, Calls His Critics "Proper Negroes"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 21, 2011 8:20 AM
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  • 46 Comments
Tyler Perry was honored by Civil Rights Activist Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network this past Wednesday. According to The Washington Post, Sharpton lashed out at the critics of the highest-earning man in Hollywood, calling them "proper negroes" "who don't really understand regular black folk". Sharpton praised Perry for providing work to under appreciated actors in Hollywood and for creating his own empire.
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Ugandan Hip Hop Documentary "Bouncing Cats" Will Make Its TV Debut Next Month

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 21, 2011 7:53 AM
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Bouncing Cats, an award-winning film we've profiled before, will make it's US television debut on The Documentary Channel next month. It will air November 19, 2011 at 8:00pm/est and re-air that night at 11:00pm/est.
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