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Mara Brock & Salim Akil ("The Game," "Jumping The Broom") Sign Mega Multi-Year Deal With BET

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 12, 2011 2:40 AM
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In a move that really shouldn't be much of a surprise, BET/Viacom has signed what is being called a mega multi-year production deal with husband/wife team, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the brains behind the network's hit series, The Game and, out in theaters currently, Jumping The Broom.
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"Ask Idris" About "Luther" Part 2

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 12, 2011 2:14 AM
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In anticipation of season 2 of the BBC series Luther, marketing efforts have begun, incorporating the star of the series, Mr Idris Elba himself, social networking site, Facebook, and video sharing site, YouTube, featuring a 5-part video Q&A series titled Ask Idris. As the title suggests, in the clips, Elba answers, on camera, fan-submitted questions specifically about Luther.
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Pam Grier To Co-star In Femme Revenge Flick "Skinny Dip"

  • By Sergio
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  • May 12, 2011 1:31 AM
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Pam Grier will join Danny Trejo, Michael Madsen and Sasha Grey in the revenge action flick Skinny Dip , currenly being sold to international markets at Cannes.
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Is She Disney's Next Tween Superstar?

  • By Sergio
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  • May 11, 2011 10:55 AM
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Since I'm definitely not in the Disney Channel's demographic, I had no idea what's been going on, on the network. But evidently Anne China McClain, who was profiled today in the New York Times (HERE) is being posed to become the next big potential Tween Queen Superstar for the network.
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Actor Clifton Powell Goes On A Hate-Filled Spike Lee Tirade... But Why? (Listen)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 11, 2011 9:30 AM
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Wow! No comment from me... except, this is getting absolutely ridiculous! I don't see the need for this, at least not in this manner. Is this just a publicity stunt? Listen:
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Watch Jamie Foxx & Wendell Pierce In First Trailer For "Horrible Bosses"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 11, 2011 8:13 AM
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Here's your first full trailer for the upcoming ensemble workplace comedy, Horrible Bosses, which centers on three best friends who decide to kill one anothers' bosses, when they become frustrated by their jobs. That’s exactly what I would have thought to do as well, if I were frustrated with my job :|
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Halle Berry & Others Officially Confirmed For Wachowski/Tykwer "Cloud Atlas" Project; Shooting Fall

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 11, 2011 7:30 AM
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We’ve mentioned this previously (first announced back in June 2010, almost a year ago, on the old S&A site), but it had mostly been unconfirmed, with much speculation as to who was attached, and it/when it'll produced, etc.
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Seattle International Film Festival 2011 Preview - "The Rescuers"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • May 11, 2011 6:40 AM
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The Rescuers is heartfelt documentary examining "the goodness" of people who brave all to fight atrocities. Screening at the 2011 Seattle International Film Fest, the film made it's debut at the Palm Beach International Film Festival.

First Look At Kimberly Elise & Company In Ghanaian Drama Feature "Ties That Bind" (Poster & Stills)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 11, 2011 5:53 AM
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Here's your first official look (poster and stills below) at Kimberly Elise in Ghanaian/American director Leila Djansi's Ties That Bind, which reportedly recently completed principal photography (it was shot on location in Ghana, by the way).

Will And Jada Smith Will be Oprah’s Guests On Final Episode Of Her Show!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 11, 2011 5:26 AM
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Ya know, I'm thinking that Will Smith must really be considering taking the starring role in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. I say that because he reportedly got the script late last week, and, about 7 days later, there's still no word on whether he's accepted Tarantino's offer.
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