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Production On Mary J. Blige's Nina Simone Film Postponed + Mary Will Spend Summer Studying For Role

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2011 12:31 PM
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Sooo... last we reported on this project, it had been financed to the tune of $10 million, cast (Mary J. Blige & David Oyelowo in the starring roles), and was booked to start filming at the end of May, much to the chagrin of a lot of you folks. I'd actually forgotten about it (I know, how could I, right?), until I saw this MSN report today that reminded me of the much-debated production.

Watch "Black Hollywood: Blaxploitation And Advancing An Independent Black Cinema"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2011 11:51 AM
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A feature documentary made in 1984 by Howard Johnson... it's 27 years old, but, as you will see, still very relevant!
More: Watch Now

Check Out Pic Of Nicole Beharie On Set Of Matthew Cherry's "The Last Fall"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2011 8:12 AM
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Ok, so nothing too special... but, as I announced earlier today, Matthew began principal photography on the film just this morning, and given how closely we've been following him and the project in the last 2 months, you can expect that to continue.
More: Pics

Rutina Wesley Heads Off-Broadway To Co-Star In Play About White Man Who Pretends To Be Black Woman

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2011 7:50 AM
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True Blood star Rutina Wesley is headed Off-Broadway this fall to star alongside Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff in a new play by Jeff Talbott, titled The Submission.
More: Theater

Confirmed! Spike Lee Will Direct USA Adaptation Of “Oldboy.” Will Will Smith Star?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2011 6:50 AM
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Well... it's no long just speculation.

Black Talent Shines Bright in Summer TV

  • By Curtis
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  • July 11, 2011 6:43 AM
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With tonight’s premiere of the final season of The Closer, yet another great cast that includes wonderful Black leads will be on the air for the summer. The Closer is one of those rare shows that with Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett, in past seasons Gina Ravera, and now Courtney B. Vance (in a recurring role) as the new chief-of-police, has more than one or at least significant African-American cast members that are allowed to shine despite such strong leads.
More: Television

Weinstein Company Acquires US Remake Rights To French Buddy Comedy "Les Intouchables"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2011 5:50 AM
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I keep saying that I'm going to finally commit to becoming fluent in French, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet! Any native French speakers in NYC who want to hook me up with some lessons, send me an email. Seriously...!

Posters For "Sherlock Holmes" Sequel Surface

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2011 5:25 AM
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I'll let you in on a little secret... I still haven't even seen the first one yet!

Does Anyone Remember "The Cosby Mysteries"? (Does Anyone Care?)

  • By Sergio
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  • July 11, 2011 4:35 AM
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Bill Cosby has been around for so long and has done so many things, that it's easy to forget just how many TV shows and films he has been involved with over the course of his career.
More: Television

Alfre Woodard, Stephanie Allain Join 8-Member Academy Delegation On East African Outreach Program

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2011 4:23 AM
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The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has launched what it calls an international outreach program, and heading to East Africa for 2 weeks, starting yesterday through the 24th, with its mission that states “Ccnnecting creative communities around the globe through the art and science of Film... as well as creating opportunities for creative conversations between emerging and established filmmakers from many nations.”

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