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John Legend Sells Scripted Comedy Project To Fox, Based On His Own Life

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 2:05 PM
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It was announced in July that John Legend and his Get Lifted Film Company had signed an exclusive deal with Universal Cable Productions to develop TV series for both cable and broadcast networks.

2012 Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces Exciting New Programming Lineup + Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 1:48 PM
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Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Doc 'Bad 25' Will Have 1-Week Oscar-Qualifying Theatrical Run

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 1:07 PM
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Following its Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival screenings, Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary, made in collaboration with the estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music, titled Bad 25, is already scheduled to air on ABC on Thanksgiving Day, in November.
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Production Starts For Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'; What Scene Is Being Shot In These On-set Photos?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 12:50 PM
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These on-set images are courtesy of Just Jared, as you can see from the logo stamp. As you can see, principal photography has officially begun on Spike Lee's Oldboy adaptation; they actually started shooting early this week - Monday it was I believe. And here are the first group of photos from the film's set, showing star Josh Brolin, doing a lot of smoking, director Spike Lee, a body being taken away on a stretcher, with what looks like blood on them, and some women (1 of them apparently playing a reporter) that I can't immediately identify (maybe yu guys can). 
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BET's 'Hip Hop Awards' Show Drops Big In Ratings

  • By Sergio
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  • October 11, 2012 12:25 PM
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Despite the heavily reported backstage fight between Young Jeezy and Rick Ross (and will somebody PLEASE tell him to stop pulling up his shirt) the ratings for BET's Hip-Hop Awards show on Tuesday night took a serious drop in ratings and viewership.

Trailer For 2-Hour OWN Doc '1st Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 12:24 PM
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The two-hour OWN special, The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, chronicles the ups and downs of fulfilling Oprah Winfrey's vision to provide girls in South Africa with a "world-class" education. 

Watch Extended Preview Of Lifetime's New Docu-Series 'The Houstons: On Our Own'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 12:08 PM
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Showtime, CBS Teaming For 'LT: The Life And Times' (Doc On Life & Career Of Lawrence Taylor)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 11:44 AM
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Coming to Showtime in early 2013.

This Week In Cinema History - Clemente Fracassi's 'Aida' (1953)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 11, 2012 11:21 AM
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This week in cinema history, 59 years ago, Italian screen legend Sophia Loren got her first big acting break as an Ethiopian slave in the titular role of director Clemente Fracassi's film adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, Aida.

Anita Hill And Clarence Thomas Went To Battle Today... Did You See 'Strange Justice'?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 11:18 AM
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Today in history, October 11th, 1991, in Washington, Anita Hill testified before a senate panel, about her claims that then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her. Thomas denied the claims, denouncing the hearings as a "high-tech lynching."

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