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Angolan Actor Hoji Fortuna Talks Career And Growing Notoriety As "Viva Riva!" Villain + Box Office

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2011 2:49 AM
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CNN's Isha Sesay sits down with Angolan actor Hoji Fortuna to discuss his career, and his award-winning performance as the menacing César hellbent on recouping his gasoline booty in Djo Tunda Wa Munga's Viva Riva!.
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50 Cent & Antoine Fuqua Starting New Production Company To Develop Action/Dramas

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2011 2:16 AM
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Renaissance man (rapper, producer, actor, etc) Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is reportedly teaming up with director Antoine Fuqua to start a new production company.

Today's Birthdays - 6/19/11 (Phylicia Rashad and Zoe Saldana)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • June 20, 2011 1:28 AM
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Texas native Phylicia Rashad welcomes 63. The veteran stage and screen actress has appeared in productions such as The Love Boat, One Life To Live, Uncle Tom's Cabin, A Different World, Blossom, The Cosby Show, Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored, Touched By An Angel, Everybody Hates Chris, A Raisin In The Sun, Psych, Just Wright and For Colored Girls. In 2004, she became the first African-American actress to win the Tony Award for "Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play," for her role in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun.
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Beyonce, Anthony Mackie, Terence Blanchard + 175 More Invited To Join The Academy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2011 12:07 PM
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Several of you sent this to me, asking for my thoughts. Well, I saw it when it was initially made public on Friday, after the press release was sent out; but I really don't have anything to say about it. Sorry guys...

AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Morgan Freeman TONIGHT On TV Land

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2011 11:47 AM
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Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier, Mike Nichols, Matthew Broderick, Rita Moreno and Many More Among Those Honoring Legendary Actor Morgan Freeman at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award Ceremony

Taraji P. Henson & Cedric The Entertainer Talk Their Roles In "Larry Crowne" (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2011 11:40 AM
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The film is out July 1st.

"The Spirited Actor" – The Search For Africa’s Next Hollywood Star

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2011 11:05 AM
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The search for the next Hollywood star is on, and it starts in Motherland-Africa. The new television reality show, ‘Search for Africa’s Next Hollywood Star’, according to its organisers, is to recruit acting talent in West Africa for Hollywood. Performers will be selected from Ghana and Nigeria. The TV show is organised by The Latin Dance Company, Nigeria, and their Ghanaian collaborators, Davis Media and Paradise Entertainment. Acting coach, Tracey Moore, and film producer and director, Samad Davis, both from the USA, will work closely with the contestants. The competition will see five Nigerians and five Ghanaians vie for the star prize, which includes a one year contract with a Hollywood agent and an opportunity to star alongside African American actor, Morris Chestnut, in a movie project by Davis.

Weekend Box Office (June 17-19)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 19, 2011 2:03 AM
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On any other weekend an opening of $53 million, which is what The Green Lantern did, making it No. 1, would be great news. However, not in this case. With a production cost, including marketing, of $300 million , according to the New York Times recently, that's not good enough.

"Afrodance" - Les Nubians, Directed by Andrew Dosunmu

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 18, 2011 7:13 AM
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I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with the group; the director may not be a household name yet, but we've talked about him and his work a few times on this site. His feature film debut, Restless City, was one of my Sundance 2011 highlights.

"Native Son" - A Really Lousy Film You Must See

  • By Sergio
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  • June 18, 2011 5:02 AM
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Richard Wright's seminal novel Native Son, first published in 1940, is one of the most important books ever written about racism and the black experience in America.

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