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Tracee Ellis Ross Wants to do "Girlfriends" Movie

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 11, 2011 12:38 PM
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In a recent Essence.com interview promoting her new BET sitcom Reed Between the Lines, Tracee Ellis Ross was eventually asked about her old days on the CW sitcom Girlfriends.

Another Possible Slave Revolt Film, This Time With Nat Turner

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 11, 2011 11:45 AM
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Sharon Ewell Foster, author of the new fact-based novel, The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part One: The Witnesses, recently took her book tour to Los Angeles in hopes of making contact with some important figures in Hollywood.

Lee Daniels Developing New LGBT Series For Showtime

  • By Sergio
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  • October 11, 2011 11:17 AM
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Since The L Word was such a big hit for Showtime, it shouldn't be any surprise that the cable network has been looking for something to take its place once the series ended; and now it looks like it may have found it.
More: Television

Eazy E's Daughter Now Wants a Shot at Playing Her Dad in NWA Biopic

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 11, 2011 11:15 AM
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Last week, the son Eazy E -- founding member of influential hip hop group NWA, who died of AIDS when he was 31 -- said that he'll most likely play his father in the upcoming Ice Cube-produced NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
More: casting, WTF?

An African American Remake Of "Steel Magnolias" In The Works For Lifetime TV

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 11, 2011 10:50 AM
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According to Deadline, a remake of the 1989 tear jerker drama set in Louisiana, Steel Magnolias, is in the planning stages, with the casting of all African American actors to begin really soon. If you recall, Steel Magnolias starred Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Darryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, and Julia Roberts. The Lifetime original film, set to be directed by Kenny Leon (ABC's A Raisin in The Sun, Broadways' Fences and The Mountaintop), will be adapted from the 1989 film screenplay by Sally Robinson, and will be produced by Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Sony Pictures TV.
More: Television

Thandie Newton Discusses Theater Debut in 'Death and the Maiden' (+ New Poster & Start Dates)

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 11, 2011 8:51 AM
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In June, Tambay posted that Thandie Newton was set to star in the first West End revival of Death and the Maiden.

Katori Hall's New Play 'Hurt Village' Moves Forward with Casting

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 11, 2011 7:45 AM
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We've learned that Hurt Village, the forthcoming play from The Mountaintop scribe Katori Hall, is seeking to fill lead roles for its Off-Broadway production.
More: Theater

Trailer Watch - Samuel L. Jackson As Nick Fury In "The Avengers"

  • By Sergio
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  • October 11, 2011 7:37 AM
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O.K. all you comic book geek, coke-bottle-glasses-wearing, never-been-laid nerds out there (OOOOOOOOOOOH they it HATE when I call them that- And they only hate it because it's TRUE!) Here's the first trailer for The Avengers, the ultimate wet dream comic book movie if ever there was one.
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"The Perfect Gift" With Ruben Studdard Coming Out On DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • October 11, 2011 7:36 AM
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In case you've been lying awake in bed at nights wondering whatever happened to the really really big fat guy who won American Idol a few years ago - Ruben Studdard - you can now set your mind at ease. Studdard will be seen in the straight-to-DVD release titled The Perfect Gift, coming out on November 1st from Image Entertainment.
More: New On DVD

Watch Trailer For Inspiring Underdog Dancers Documentary "Kenya Boys"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 11, 2011 7:32 AM
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The Hollywood Black Film Festival is just around the corner (October 27- October 30) and Kenya Boys, an inspiring documentary following a dance troupe from the slums of Nairobi, will be screening there.

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