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Idris Elba Claims Black Men are Never Called Sexy

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 16, 2011 3:32 AM
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  • 28 Comments
This is interesting. I can't say I agree; I actually thought the opposite. The media is more prone to label black men as "sexy" than, let's say, "handsome." In a recent interview with The Life Files, Idris Elba expressed his views on the topic:

UPDATE - Jennifer Hudson's "Winnie Mandela" Biopic Confirmed To Debut At Toronto's TIFF

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 3:06 AM
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  • 15 Comments
An update to my post yesterday... it looks like Winnie is indeed going to premiere at TIFF as Jennifer Hudson said in the radio interview I posted yesterday. It's been confirmed this morning, as the festival released its Gala additions to this year's lineup. S&A won't be at Toronto this year unfortunately, though I really wanted to go. Next year is a certainty. But I should have eyes and ears present who'll be feeding me info, which I'll share here.

Here's The Ridiculous Official Poster For "Machine Gun Preacher"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 2:39 AM
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  • 34 Comments
Full poster below...

Check Out These Concept Ads For Starz In Black Starring Delroy Lindo

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 2:13 AM
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These were put together by Ulysses Porter Brown, creative director for Starz Entertainment Group, to market Starz In Black.

Call For Papers: Women & Film In Africa Conference: Overcoming Social Barriers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2011 12:58 PM
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Courtesy of the African Women in Cinema Blog (I'm actually writing a paper for a symposium at UPENN's Annenberg School for Communication in December; not on this topic, but it reminded me of an upcoming deadline :)):
More: FYI

Holly Robinson-Peete Dropped From CBS's "The Talk"

  • By Sergio
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  • August 15, 2011 11:48 AM
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  • 73 Comments
Does anyone out there watch CBS's daytime talk show The Talk? Any of you out there? Blatantly inspired (or more like stolen) from ABC network's The View, the show which features women celebrities dishing dirt has actually been a strong ratings-puller for the network.
More: Television

British Star Nikki Amuka-Bird In Film Adaptation of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus"; Trailer

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 15, 2011 10:20 AM
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  • 8 Comments
Nikki Amuka-Bird (Shoot The Messenger, Torchwood, Small Island, The Omen, #1 Ladies Detective Agency) has one of those faces that makes you say, "Haven't I seen her somewhere?" More than likely, you probably have.

Preview A New Animated Re-imagining Of George Romero's "Night of The Living Dead"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2011 7:32 AM
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Here's another animated re-imagining of Night of the Living Dead - George Romero's 1968 independent black-and-white cult horror classic, which starred Duane Jones.

Coming Soon: "Boy" (An 11-Year-old, His Goat, His "Magician" Brother, His Father & Michael Jackson)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2011 6:47 AM
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Been awhile since we wrote about this New Zealander flick... 2009 was the last time, when it was announced that it would be in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival lineup.

Aloha, Y'all! Richard T. Jones To Join The Cast of "Hawaii Five-0" in Season Two

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 15, 2011 6:30 AM
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  • 2 Comments
One thing I can always say about this brother is that it seems like he STAYS working! And rightfully so, judging by the consistently strong performances he delivers.

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