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Preview Brooklyn & Jamaica-Set Coming Of Age Drama 'The Harder They Fall'

  • By Courtney
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  • September 5, 2012 4:25 PM
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From Sunshowah Films (Daoud Abeid & Dahkil Hausif - above) and Streetwise Pictures (Kim Jackson) comes a coming of age drama "from the streets of Brooklyn to the Blue Mountains of Jamaica," titled The Harder They FalI, not to be confused with The Harder They Come, the 1972 Jamaican crime drama classic, which starred reggae legend Jimmy Cliff as an aspiring musician lured into a life of crime, which Clement Virgo is remaking.

There Will Be A Public Funeral Service For Actor Michael Clarke Duncan (Details)

  • By Courtney
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  • September 5, 2012 3:58 PM
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As was reported on Monday, Michael Clarke Duncan died from complications due to the heart attack he suffered on July 13.

Vivica A. Fox To Host Lifetime's All-New, Hidden Camera Series 'Prank My Mom'

  • By Courtney
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  • September 5, 2012 3:35 PM
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More programming starring black women from the Lifetiime network; this time it's Vivica A. Fox. See details in the press release we received below

'Live!' Sees Ratings Jump with Michael Strahan as Co-Host

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • September 5, 2012 3:28 PM
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The newly named Live! With Kelly & Michael just debuted this month, but the first episode with new co-host Michael Strahan has already seen a nice boost in ratings.

NBC Diversity Program Winner Tone Bell Added to 'Whitney' as Series Regular

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • September 5, 2012 2:26 PM
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Tone Bell, 2011 winner of NBC's Stand Up for Diversity Showcase, has been cast as a new series regular on the network's sitcom Whitney.

Dwayne Johnson to Host New Reality Competition Series 'The Hero' on TNT

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • September 5, 2012 1:45 PM
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TNT has ordered eight episodes of a new series set to place "ordinary people in extraordinary situations" as they compete to become the next great action hero. Tentatively titled The Hero, the show will be hosted and executive produced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson along with his producing partner, Dany Garcia.
More: Television

56th BFI London Film Festival Unveils 225-Film Lineup ('Free Angela,' 'Beasts' Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2012 12:36 PM
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We'll be scrubbing the entire lineup of films to highlight any films of specific interest to this blog; some you're already familiar with, like Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners and Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild - both making their UK premieres.

TTFF '12 Preview - Cuban Doc 'Motherland or Death' Tackles Country's Fading Revolutionary Mantra

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2012 12:26 PM
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A documentary that we profiled last year, but haven't heard much about since then. Although it continues to travel internationally, winning accolades along the way...

Thoughts On Steve Harvey's New Daytime Talk Show?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2012 11:51 AM
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It premiered yesterday, in case you forgot. Did anyone watch? And if so, thoughts on what you saw and heard?

Sanaa Lathan Prepping Poker Drama 'All In' To Star & Produce From 'The Wire,' 'Homicide' Writer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2012 11:28 AM
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File this one under "unconfirmed" for now; although my sources haven't let me down so far, so I'm sharing what I've got on the project.

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