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Shaquille O'Neal Graduating From New York Film Academy; Wants To be A Director

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 5:27 AM
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Ok, so back in June, his eminence Shaquille O'Neal shared with the world his retirement from the NBA, and his plans to conquer Hollywood next!

Watch Episode 3 Of New Documentary Web Series "Black Folks Don't" ("Black Folk Don't Travel")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 4:30 AM
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Here's the just-released episode 3 of documentary filmmaker Angela Tucker's Black Folk Don't web series; this one is titled Black Folk Don't: Travel.
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First Look At Dwayne Johnson As Roadblock In "GI Joe: Cobra Strikes"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 4:17 AM
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Tweeted by The Rock himself. Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock in G.I. Joe 2, aka GI Joe: Cobra Strikes, currently shooting.
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NBC's "Playboy Club" Casting Call For Paid Extras This Weekend In Chicago

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 4:04 AM
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The controversy-starter that is NBC's upcoming new drama, The Playboy Club, which Naturi Naughton co-stars in, will be holding an open casting call for PAID extras this Saturday, the 20th, from 11am to 3pm, at the Academy of the Arts, in Chicago.

Watch Trailer for "Color of the Ocean" Premiering at TIFF

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 16, 2011 3:45 AM
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Written and directed by Maggie Peren, Color of the Ocean will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. The film stars Alex Gonzalez, Houbert Kounde and Sabine Timoteo.

Geoffrey Fletcher's Directorial Debut "Violet & Daisy" Will Premiere At TIFF + 1st Look

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 3:40 AM
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Well... we have an answer for one of the films featured in my "what happened to these 2010 projects that haven't debuted yet?" post last week.

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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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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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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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.

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