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Sapphire's "Push" Sequel Too Gritty for Film Adaptation?

  • By Jasmin
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  • July 7, 2011 12:40 PM
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Hot on the heels of our previous post about her new novel The Kid, Sapphire sat down for a revealing conversation with NPR, which may give a hint as to whether the book will see a transition to the big screen anytime soon.

American Black Film Festival (ABFF) 2011 Day 1 In Brief + Photos

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 7, 2011 10:27 AM
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It's been raining since I got here, and it's still raining. I haven't seen the sun, thanks to the dark clouds that have been hiding them. So much for South Beach Miami sun, beaches and fun!

Watch Now: Teaser for Team Sizzle's "The Coalition"

  • By Jasmin
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  • July 7, 2011 9:32 AM
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The Coalition is the first feature film to emerge from Team Sizzle, the independent film company financed by Baltimore Ravens football player Terrell Suggs.

AMC's Jesse And Angie Go Online

  • By Sergio
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  • July 7, 2011 8:55 AM
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Even with the end date for ABC's All My Children set for September 23rd, the show is not quite dead yet.
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Laurence Fishburne Telecast Kicks Off Hallmark Hall of Fame on ABC

  • By Jasmin
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  • July 7, 2011 7:21 AM
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Hallmark announced today a multi-year deal to premiere Hallmark Hall of Fame movies exclusively on ABC, with encore broadcasts a week later on the Hallmark Channel.
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French Comedy "Les Mythos" Premieres with Rising Talent Ralph Amoussou

  • By Jasmin
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  • July 7, 2011 7:10 AM
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One of our readers recently turned us on to rising young actor Ralph Amoussou (left), who at 22 years old already has a budding career in French theater, television and film. His latest, Les Mythos, is set to hit Paris theaters on July 11th.

If You Missed It...Listen To The S&A Live Podcast Season 2, Ep 13 (Spike Lee)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • July 7, 2011 6:41 AM
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We had a great show on director Spike Lee yesterday! We covered a few things including:
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Oprah Reportedly Tops Academy's Short List Of Candidates To Host Next Year's Oscars

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 7, 2011 6:31 AM
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"... I’m hearing from solid Motion Picture Academy sources that Oprah Winfrey is topping the list of candidates to host the 84th Oscars next February. If the widely seen gig is accompanied by a behind-the-scenes special and a post-Oscars show airing only on the Oprah Winfrey Network, it would give the struggling cable channel some added exposure. But I’m hearing that is a very separate potential deal. After all, ABC continues to have exclusive rights to Oscar broadcasts — and likely would not be happy about giving up rights to backstage access, etc. However, given Winfrey’s longtime relationship with ABC — anything is possible. The main thing: Academy honchos firmly believe Winfrey could greatly expand the show’s audience. They also believe the best time to hatch this plan is this first year following the end of the 25-year run of “Oprah” — while that show’s huge audience of viewers still miss their daily “fix” the TV icon gave them for the past quarter-century... "

"21 Jump Street" Movie Gets R-Rating + Official Synopsis

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 7, 2011 6:06 AM
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Jonah Hill already announced via Tweeter over the weekend that his big-screen adaptation of the popular late 1980s/early '90s TV cop drama 21 Jump Street, has officially wrapped principal photography, and will hit theaters on March 16, 2012.

NFL Pro Terrell Owens Making Moves On Small & Big Screen, Thinking About Post-Football Career

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 7, 2011 5:51 AM
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“It’s loosely based on my life and my career. I have four kids by three different moms... It will showcase my skills as an actor, which is something I want to do after football."

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