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Watch Now: 3rd Action-Packed Trailer for 'Red Tails' with Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding, Jr.

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 19, 2011 4:02 AM
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Spike recently posted a third trailer for George Lucas' World War II drama Red Tails.
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Idris Elba Making Moves As A Producer For His Next Film "Swift" Co-starring Charlize Theron

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 19, 2011 4:02 AM
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Seems Idris Elba is making some serious moves with his new producer's hat. While promoting Demons Never Die, a horror film directed by Arjun Rose which he produced that's being released in UK cinemas on October 28th, the always-busy actor apparently offered a role to former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos in his new upcoming drama Swift.

New on DVD & Blu-Ray: Drama 'The Harimaya Bridge' with Ben Guillory and Danny Glover

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 19, 2011 3:20 AM
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Aaron Woolfolk's The Harimaya Bridge, considered the first feature film made by an African American filmmaker in Japan, has been released this week on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
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Website Of Emmy Award-Winning Writer Dwayne McDuffie (1962 - 2011) To See Changes

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 19, 2011 3:18 AM
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Dwayne McDuffie, the Emmy Award-winning writer of comics and animated TV shows such as Ben Ten: Alien Force and Static Shock, died this year at the young age of 49. His many fans and admirers continue to appreciate and enjoy the legacy he left behind by visiting his website, reading his old colunms, and staying active on the message boards forums.
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Chatting With Wendell B. Harris, Jr. On "Chameleon Street," Black Cinema, Tyler Perry & More

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2011 11:52 AM
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We've written about Wendell B. Harris Jr and his under-appreciated feature film debut Chameleon Street countless times on S&A. I've read and watched several interviews with the man, so much that I could probably recite his struggles with that film from memory.

"Pray The Devil Back To Hell" Part of 'Women, War & Peace' Series on PBS Tonight

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 18, 2011 10:55 AM
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Pray The Devil Back To Hell, the second episode of the PBS five-part Women, War & Peace series, will air tonight at 10pm et.

Sheldon Epps Directs "Blues For An Alabama Sky"; Robin Givens, Kadeem Hardison, Tessa Thompson Star

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 18, 2011 9:38 AM
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Noted TV and stage director Sheldon Epps will be calling the shots this November 1 - 27, when the stage production of Blues For An Alabama Sky is performed at the Pasdena Playhouse, in Pasdena, CA. Epps has also served as the artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse since 1997.

Actress Suing IMDB (Amazon) For $1 Million For Revealing Her Age (Things That Make You Go Hmm...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2011 9:17 AM
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If I hadn't dated a few actresses in my adult life, and listened to them talk about their professional experiences, I may not have completely understood this lawsuit; one example, a late-20-something-year-old actress who usually gets cast in teen roles (because she looks and sounds like a teen) may jeopardize what could be a lucrative stream of gigs in which she's cast as a teen, if her true late-20-something age is revealed and widely known. This is probably more of a concern for *struggling* actresses and actors, than for those who are already *established."

Watch First Episode of Milk & Honey Web Series, Exec Produced by Idris Elba

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 18, 2011 6:49 AM
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Here's the first episode of the new web series Milk & Honey, which Tambay profiled back in January. The Idris Elba-produced scripted series, created by Chicago natives Brown Paper Dolls (Dana Gills, Asha Kamali May, and Jeanette McDuffie), centers on 4 black women living in Los Angeles, who are on “spiritual, professional and romantic journeys to make their dreams reality.”
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Sole Black Cast Member Of "The Walking Dead" Worries About What His Blackness Could Mean For Him...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2011 5:58 AM
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Last night, I caught up with episode 1 of season 2 of AMC's hit zombie drama The Walking Dead; one of the very few TV shows I actually watch - and I mean very, very few. I had a lot of fun with season 1; usually I'm disappointed by successive seasons of new shows I initially enjoy, with expectations being quite high after being romanced and falling for them during their debut seasons.

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