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Nelson Mandela's Grandchildren To Get Their Own Reailty Show

  • By Sergio
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  • September 29, 2011 12:37 PM
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When I first heard about this, it sounded like a really interesting idea. I'm referring to the news reported in the U.K.Guardian newspaper that Nelson Mandela's three adult granddaughters have made a deal with Amercian TV producer Rick Leed to star in a new reality show for South African television, chonicling their lives; it's set to air in early 2012.
More: Television

Anthony Mackie Hopes To Play Olympic Gold Medalist Jesse Owens In Film Biopic He's Developing

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 29, 2011 12:37 PM
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Is there a better way to start your day than with an Anthony Mackie post? I think not. ;-) In an exclusive interview with our brothers from another mother at The Playlist, Mackie expressed his desire to portray legenday Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens (9/12/1913 – 3/31/1980) in a screen biopic he's developing.
More: FYI, Quote

Darryl Roberts' "America The Beautiful 2" To Premiere in N.Y. and L.A. In Oct.

  • By Sergio
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  • September 29, 2011 11:46 AM
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If you recall earlier this month I wrote about Darryl Roberts' 2007 documentary America The Beautiful of which as I said "chronicled the sudden rise and steep fall modeling career of a back then, 12 year old professional model, Gerren Taylor, who suffered a near mental breakdown and major self-esteem issues, when, at age 14, her career came to a sudden halt".

Tonight's Live Podcast Featuring "Dark Girls" Producers Bill Duke + D. Channsin Berry Rescheduled

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 29, 2011 10:54 AM
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Unfortunately folks, tonight's live podcast will have to be rescheduled due to an unforeseen circumstance. Long story short, S&A podcast host Monique is actually in the hospital now after taking a bad fall on her way to a film screening. Her foot is being checked out for a possible fracture. Don't worry, I had a chance to speak with her and she's still in good spirits.
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Lonette McKee, George Benson To Co-Star in Dramatic Film “Deauville”

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 29, 2011 8:46 AM
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With all the talk these days about the Sparkle remake, it made me wonder what original star singer/actress Lonette McKee (The Cotton Club, ‘Round Midnight, Jungle Fever) has been up to recently. Well, she’s still singing professionally and, according to IMDB, she’ll also appear in an upcoming dramatic film from director Miguel Cruz Carretero titled Deauville.

Danny Glover Co-starring In Interracial Romance Flick "Chasing Shakespeare"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 29, 2011 8:22 AM
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Here's a bit of casting news on one of the busiest actor's around. Danny Glover is set to co-star in the upcoming interracial romantic drama Chasing Shakespeare. The indie film, which is being directed by Norry Niven, will be filmed in Texas.
More: casting

Kickstarter Campaign and Trailer for "Elder's Corner" Documentary About Music Icons in Nigeria

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 29, 2011 7:57 AM
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The documentary Elder's Corner is created by SIJI, a singer, songwriter, producer and filmmaker born in the UK to Nigerian parents. The project, shot in some of Nigeria's urban cities, has raised $5,380 from their $20,000 with 31 days left to go.

Kickstarter Campaign and Trailer: Documentary About African Open Air Markets "Merkato"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 29, 2011 7:37 AM
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A documentary film project by Sosena Solomon, Merkato, has raised $5,240 of the $12,000 goal through their Kickstarter Campaign, which has 11 days left to go. The documentary was shot in the open air markets of the streets of Addis Ababa, Ehiopia.

Look Out Tyler Perry! You've Got Competition With "Grandma Deondra's Apartment"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 29, 2011 4:38 AM
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Tyler Perry better watch his back! Competition is coming...
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Exist In A State Of Vainglorious...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 29, 2011 2:42 AM
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My parting shot for today... in case you needed to be reminded of this, here you go :)

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