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Louis C.K. On Why He Cast A Black Actress To Be The Mother Of His White Kids In 'Louie;' But Who Is She?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2012 1:47 PM
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With what will likely be a comment/joke that stirs up some controversy, aside... What's really funny about this video revelation is that no one seems to know who the actress is that was cast in the part. I first heard the news via Huffington Post, where I also saw the clip; but within their article, there's no mention of who the actress is. 

Lineup For 13th Edition Of Latinbeat Revealed (The Best Contemporary Cinema From Latin America)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2012 1:16 PM
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We'll take a much closer look at this list and highlight individual films... but in the meantime, here's the press release with everything in it (note the above photo is from Eduardo Coutinho's Songs/As Cançoes):

New Pics Of Andre 3000, Hayley Atwell As Hendrix & Linda Keith In Scene From 'All Is By My Side'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2012 12:16 PM
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Yes, another set of pics from Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix project. Don't worry, we won't post them all, but I thought these were particularly crips and clear (unlike past sets) and they show him along with his co-star Hayley Atwell. 

Walter Mosley Says NBC Passed On 'Easy Rawlins' TV Series + Sam Jackson Interested In 'Ptolemy Grey'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2012 11:12 AM
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Marianne Jean Baptiste, Lou Gossett Jr (Others) Cast In Spike Lee Exec Produced Indie

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2012 10:25 AM
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Long-time Spike Lee editor Barry Alexander Brown (he cut 13 of Spike's films) will reportedly be getting behind the camera and into the director's chair (although not the first time) to direct an indie feature titled Son Of The South, which Spike Lee will executive produce.

Noel Clarke Talks Remaking 'I, Robot," Returning To 'Dr Who' & Working On 'Star Trek' Sequel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2012 10:02 AM
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Brit renaissance man Noel Clarke has a movie coming out (in the UK) this Friday - the sci-fi/horror flick Storage 24, which we've covered quite a bit on this site - and he's been actively promoting it as you'd imagine, making the usual press rounds. 

'Otelo Burning' US Theatrical Release In NYC This September, Screening At CIFF In October

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 27, 2012 9:15 AM
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Otelo Burning, the Sara Blecher-directed drama set in South Africa in the late 80's, was one of the highlights screening at American Black Film Festival over the weekend (see my review HERE).
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First Official Look At RZA's 'The Man With The Iron Fists' (Full Trailer In 2 Days)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 26, 2012 10:57 PM
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@PamGrier 1st peek at snap shot of "Iron Fist" full trailer on IGN.com in 2 days pic.twitter.com/0dEIvRlV

'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Actor Dwight Henry Added To McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 26, 2012 8:50 PM
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Dwight Henry, the star alongside Quvenzhané Wallis (playing her father) in this year's critically accaimed Benh Zeitlin's Beasts Of The Southern Wild, is the latest addition to the grand, star-studded cast of Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave.

Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino, Tyler Perry Added As Presenters For BET 2012 Awards

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 26, 2012 7:00 PM
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No Kerry Washington? Maybe the first two will come with some new Django Unchained footage; as for Tyler Perry... well he does have Alex Cross to push.

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