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Dorian Missick Will Be Regina King's New Partner In TNT's Cop Drama "Southland"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 26, 2011 1:47 AM
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Dorian Missick has joined the cast of TNT’s cop drama Southland in a recurring role as "Ruben Robinson," new partner to Detective Lydia Adams (played by Regina King).

Video: Octavia Spencer Talks About New Opportunities To Play 'Roles' Since Success of "The Help"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 26, 2011 1:45 AM
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Octavia Spencer spoke to the LATimes after accepting a best ensemble award for The Help Monday night at the Hollywood Awards.

Watch Zoe Saldana's Directorial Debut "Kaylien"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 26, 2011 1:06 AM
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It shouldn't be news that Zoe Saldana wants to get behind the camera and direct. We've told you that a few times - most recently in May, when it was announced that she would be directing episodes of Vin Diesel's new web series with Fox, titled The Ropes - an original web series about the lives of bouncers. She also mentioned that she was in the running to direct a film in Montreal, though she was greedy with the details.
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A&E's "Bag of Bones" Starring Anika Noni Rose Premieres December 11th

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 25, 2011 12:44 PM
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A miniseries we've profiled a couple of times before on the site. A&E has announced that the four hour miniseries Bag of Bones will premiere on the A&E network on Sunday December 11, 2011 and end on Monday December 12, 2011.
More: Television, FYI

Steve McQueen's "Shame" Gets Rating From MPAA + Fox Searchlight's Reaction

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 25, 2011 12:13 PM
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To the surprise of absolutely no one, the MPAA has officially blessed (or cursed, depending on your POV) Steve McQueen's sex addiction drama, Shame, with an NC-17 rating.

Thandie Newton's Recent Rants-- Is She Right, Or Does She Need A Reality Check?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 25, 2011 9:48 AM
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In the past month, several news outlets have reported on recent comments allegedly made by actress Thandie Newton regarding race and the entertainment industry.

L.A. Rebellion 2011 Retrospective Review - Billy Woodberry’s "Bless Their Little Hearts"

  • By Brandon Wilson
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  • October 25, 2011 7:56 AM
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Billy Woodberry’s 1984 feature Bless Their Little Hearts is a film more admired than seen and more’s the pity. To my knowledge, the film has never been issued either on VHS or DVD, but the exquisite 35mm blowup I saw last Saturday gives one hope that a DVD release is in the offing.

Watch Promo #2 For "Soft Focus" By Rod Gailes OBC (2nd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 25, 2011 7:39 AM
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The completed film will finally be making its debut here on S&A soon; Rod Gailes OBC's Soft Focus - the winner of the second Shadow And Act $3,000 Black Filmmaker Challenge.

London Critics Lambaste Thandie Newton's West End Debut In "Death And The Maiden" + 1st Look Images

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 25, 2011 6:35 AM
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Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden opened last night on London's West End (equivalent of NYC's Broadway) Harold Pinter Theatre, with Thandie Newton starring in the play's revival; and while most critics gave good enough marks to the overall production (3 out of 5 stars is about the average rating), they weren't as kind to the actress' performance, which is unfortunate.
More: Theater

See The Gang Of 4 (Including Paula Patton) On New Poster For "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 25, 2011 5:49 AM
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Newly released poster for the 4th installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, titled Ghost Protocol, which sees the return of regulars Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames (though he isn't in the poster), as well as the addition of newcomers Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner, and others, with Renner's role here being Cruise's heir apparent, as this might be his last go-round with the franchise.

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