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Before Zoe There Was Fredi... (Movie Makeup History)

  • By Sergio
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  • October 28, 2012 1:42 PM
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As a trivia follow-up to those new pictures of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone, a commenter asked if there was a precedent for this - that is, putting a black actress in dark makeup and prosthetics to play a black woman.

Weekend B.O. Oct. 26-28 ('Argo' Leads A Weak Field)

  • By Sergio
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  • October 28, 2012 12:28 PM
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Argo jumped ahead to the No.1 slot this weekend, in what was pretty much a weak weekend for films, grossing $12.3 million, for a total to date of almost $61 million.

New Photos Of Zoe Saldana In Full Nina Simone Regalia Surface; Convinced?

  • By Courtney
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  • October 28, 2012 11:49 AM
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Compared to the first set of photos I posted last week (there've been others since then), these new pics show a Zoe Saldana that's much further into the transformation to Nina Simone than what we've seen previously, so we had to share. 

Houston Family Reality Show Opens Strong For Lifetime

  • By Sergio
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  • October 28, 2012 11:42 AM
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Though the show has been called many things so far, such as "train wreck", "tasteless" and "tragically wrong", that didn't stop people from watching The Houstons: On Our Own reality show, on the Lifetime Network.

Casting Updates For Zane's 'Addicted' & Tyler Perry's 'Single Mom's Club' (Sharon Leal, William Levy)

  • By Courtney
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  • October 26, 2012 9:23 PM
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Tambay reported earlier today that Boris Kodjoe has been cast in Lionsgate's big screen adaptation of erotic fiction writer Zane's popular novel Addicted, which follows the trials and tribulations of a successful sex-addicted African American businesswoman.

Antoine Fuqua's 'Olympus Has Fallen' Acquired For USA Release By FilmDistrict

  • By Courtney
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  • October 26, 2012 8:37 PM
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Robert Townsend Set To Direct Basketball-Themed Rom-Com Titled 'Playin' For Love'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 26, 2012 5:47 PM
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Robert Townsend is getting behind the camera again; this time to direct a basketball-themed rom-com titled Playin' For Love.

IndieGoGo Campaign For Black Film Review Web Series 'Reel Soul"

  • By Sergio
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  • October 26, 2012 5:03 PM
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Thanks to S & A, the Chicago based black film review webseries, Reel Soul, has been a success. And if you don't believe me, just ask co-creator and co-host Vaun Monroe.

Kasi Lemmons Tapped To Direct Film Adaptation Of South African Tome 'Agaat'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 26, 2012 5:01 PM
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Another Kasi Lemmons project that we can only hope will eventually (sooner than later) see the light of day.

Watch Trailer For 'Yellow Fever' (Mixed-Media Film Exploring 'Globalized' Beauty & African Self-Image)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 26, 2012 3:54 PM
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First, a note from the filmmaker (Ng'endo Mukii) in her own words:

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