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Second Season Of 'Alphas' Begins July 23 (Malik Yoba Stars); Thoughts On The Series?

  • By Courtney
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  • July 5, 2012 5:41 PM
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In all the rush about what TV shows from last season would be renewed, and what new TV shows are coming next season, we forgot all about this one, whick Malik Yoba stars in.

Richard Ayoade In New Trailer For 'The Watch'

  • By Sergio
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  • July 5, 2012 5:29 PM
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And speaking of failed TV pilots and Richard Ayoade, here's the latest trailer for the Fox summer comedy The Watch, which opens on July 27th, starring Ayoade and a bunch of loads who get on my last nerve like Vince Vaughn.

LA Kid Brothers Make Super Hero Film About Taking Back Their Neighborhoods (Screenings)

  • By Courtney
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  • July 5, 2012 4:13 PM
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For you folks in LA who are free next week Thursday (July 12th) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, and are curious, or just want to support the movement; besides, you never know - these two young men could be the future Hughes Brothers (or Will Packer and Rob Hardy, even though they aren't brothers, but you get my meaning) and then you can say, I remember when I saw their first film many years ago...:

Watch Richard Ayoade, Rocky Carroll In Never-Aired USA Pilot Episode Of Brit Series ''The IT Crowd'

  • By Courtney
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  • July 5, 2012 3:49 PM
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Some backstory on this... A USA version of the successful British sitcom The IT Crowd was almost aired by NBC in 2007. It starred Richard Ayoade (who also starred in the original Brit version), Joel McHale, Jessica St. Clair, and Rocky Carroll.

Why Tina Fey Should Probably Never Attempt To Rap Again... (Funny Or Something Else?)

  • By Courtney
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  • July 5, 2012 3:17 PM
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Fans of 30 Rock will know about her rap performances under the pseudonym Lemonem; but this time she comes HARD, freestyling on Real Estate, a track from Community star and former 30 Rock writer Donald Glover's rap alter ego, Childish Gambino, which you can find on the mixtape Chidish released yesterday titled Royalty.

Race Traitors: White Filmmakers Who Make Black Films

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • July 5, 2012 2:33 PM
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One of the hazards of provoking thought is that you can often provoke ignorance, just as when you give a less than glowing commentary upon the idols of sycophants (Spike Lee or Tyler Perry) you can often run the risk of being the target of abusive ad hominem criticism; that is, criticism that summarily dismisses your arguments and attempts to besmirch your personal character as a means of telling others: “Stay away from that guy, he’s crazy!”  For my part I have been called everything from a “Pied piper” leading Shadow & Act readers down a primrose path to their doom, to a delusional self-serving prick who must be receiving some kind of “bribe” to dare suggest that things may not be as they appear.  But these hazards and dangers one should willingly face if you have the courage and the passion to fight for that which you believe.

Harry Belafonte: 'Faced with oppression, I had to act' (Watch)

  • By Courtney
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  • July 5, 2012 2:08 PM
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When Harry Belafonte speaks, we listen.

Watch: Vivica Fox Will Play Leader Of The Saints In 'Hitman: Absolution' ('Shes A Bad B*tch')

  • By Courtney
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  • July 5, 2012 1:41 PM
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But don't get too excited; it's a video game :)

Morgan Freeman: "America's First Black President Hasn't Arisen Yet" (Who/What Is Black?)

  • By Courtney
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  • July 5, 2012 12:57 PM
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"First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him ... they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America... There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America's first black president hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's first black president — he's America's first mixed-race president."

The Life Of An Understudy... 'Porgy & Bess' Case Study

  • By Courtney
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  • July 5, 2012 12:16 PM
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You learn something new everyday. I particularly enjoyed and appreciated this video conversation between Porgy & Bess understudies Sumayya Ali and David Hughey (with host Caskey Hunsader for his Standing By blog).

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