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Novelized Version Of 'Sparkle' Published & Available For Sale

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2012 1:12 PM
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As was revealed in June, Howard Rosenman, the producer and co-writer of the original Sparkle movie, as well as exec producer of the 2012 remake sold the book rights to the film to Simon & Schuster, several months ago. The plan of course was to release a novelization of the movie, which has already been adapted, and is on the market for purchase.

This Week in Black Television: THE CLOSER Ends, GRIMM Returns, and Tyler James Williams stars on GO ON

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • August 13, 2012 12:57 PM
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A little twist on the column this week as I preview shows that are coming out this week such as the series finale of The Closer and debut of spinoff series Major Crimes as well the very early season return of Grimm and the lackluster treatment of Black characters on Falling Skies and the primetime return of Tyler James Williams.

New In USA Theaters This Week: 'Sparkle' Revived & A Funny Thing Happens On The Way To Rehab

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2012 12:28 PM
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Thoughts On Debut Of Chris Rock-Produced 'Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell'?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2012 11:36 AM
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Robert Gossett, Ransford Doherty, Kearran Giovanni In New TNT Series 'Major Crimes' Tonight

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2012 10:36 AM
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Tonight, at 10 pm, TNT will premiere a new crime drama series titled Major Crimes - a spin-off, we could say, of its hit series The Closer, which will pick up where that The Closer left off.

Trailer - Aaron D. Spears And Malinda Williams In Rom-Com 'Back Then'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2012 9:54 AM
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Aaron D. Spears and Malinda Williams star in writer/director Danielle L Ross' feature romantic comedy titled, Back Then.

In 'Yefon,' African Woman Defies Tradition By Learning To Read, Only To Face Death Sentence

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2012 9:31 AM
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A project I was alerted to by Isaiah Washington over the weekend has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $50,000 by September 21. 

S. Epatha Merkerson In Person For Her Film 'The Contradictions Of Fair Hope' At Black Harvest Film Festival In Chicago Next Week

  • By Sergio
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  • August 12, 2012 9:07 PM
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That's a long title for this item, but that's the only way I could tell you the confirmed news that actress S. Epatha Merkerson will be in attendance for the screenings of her new documentary The Contradictions of Fair Hope next week at the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago

Lana Del Rey Rewrites History w/ 'National Anthem' (JFK As A Black Man, Grinding In White House)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2012 8:15 PM
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Our informed readers, who frequently alert us to worthwhile items we missed, didn't tell us about this one! You guys are slipping! 

Fall Screening Schedule For 'Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years' + Home Video Release Info

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2012 1:12 PM
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Previously profiled on S&A, it made its world premiere in the Panorama Documentary section at the Berlin Film Festival in February, and last screened at the Blackstar Film Festival in Philly last week.

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