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Rom-Com "He's Mine Not Yours" (Gabrielle Dennis, Jason Weaver, Caryn Ward) On BET This Dec

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 12, 2011 11:23 AM
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Written by Marlon Jones and directed by Roger Melvin, He's Mine Not Yours will star Gabrielle Dennis (The Game), Jason Weaver (Lottery Ticket, Dysfunctional Friends), Caryn Ward (The Game), Carl Payne (Martin, Girlfriends), Clifton Powell, Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game, 35 and Ticking) and Darius McCrary.

Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps Set To Star In "Sparkle" Remake; Whitney Houston In Talks

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 10:31 AM
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Breaking news, courtesy of Variety:
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BET Continues To Build Original Series Lineup With "Reed Between The Lines" Spin-Off

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 9:36 AM
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BET is really stepping up on the original series front, as they said they would; most recently was last week's announcement of an original film titled Gun Hill, written and directed by Reggie "Rock" Bythewood, which will star Larenz Tate, Tawny Cypress, and Aisha Hinds.

Watch 3 Clips From Police Corruption Drama "Rampart" (Ice Cube Co-Stars As Good Cop)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 8:55 AM
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A Toronto International Film Festival selection this year, anticipation for it was high, however, since it screened at the festival (its debut) reviews have been mixed. Though there's still buzz around it, especially with regards to star Woody Harrelson's performance. Some are talking Oscar.

"'Easy' Rawlins" Returning To The Screen As A TV Series For NBC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 8:26 AM
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Whoa! This is certainly an interesting development. A TV drama series based on Walter Mosley's fictional African American private investigator Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins. Not a film, but a TV series.

Rutina Wesley Talks Returning To Stage In Parody About White Playwright Who Pretends To Be Black

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 7:55 AM
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Alerted you to this back in July. Performances have begun, as of September 8 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, here in NYC.

African & Caribbean Filmmakers To Gather In Cuba To Talk Collaborating (Danny Glover Leads Charge)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 7:21 AM
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I'm only just now becoming aware of this... I'll certainly be tracking it from here on to see what comes of meeting... Glad to see Danny Glover leading the charge in the spirit of Pan-Africanism:

Will Jeffrey Wright Be In The Upcoming James Bond Film?

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 12, 2011 6:43 AM
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While promoting his role in George Clooney's The Ides Of March at the Toronto Film Festival, Jeffrey Wright told ComingSoon that he has not "gotten the call to return" to the upcoming 007 movie currently in the early stages of production.
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Colin Salmon To Return From The Dead In "Resident Evil: Retribution"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 12, 2011 5:29 AM
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Even though his character, James "One" Shade, was killed off in the original 2002 film Resident Evil, actor Colin Salmon is said to be reprising the role in the upcoming Screen Gems-produced sequel, Resident Evil: Retribution.

Danai Gurira, Issach De Bankole, Yaya Dacosta, Angelique Kidjo Headline Andrew Dosunmu's Next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 3:45 AM
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So... we already alerted you to the fact that Andrew Dosunmu, director of the beautifully hypnotic Sundance 2011 selection Restless City (a film I hope will get some theatrical exposure soon), is currently in production on his next feature film, titled Ma'George - a project previously workshopped at the Sundance Labs in 2005, as well as a recipient of a major grant from the Ford Foundation.
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