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Usher Confirms He's Set To Play Sugar Ray Leonard, Calls It 'Proper Casting,' Talks Oscar Potential

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 2:40 PM
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Well, one thing you can't say he lacks is confidence... it hasn't been officially announced as of our last post on it, but I'd say that this is as good as a confirmation as we can get.

"Blue Caprice" Selected For 2012 IFP Narrative Labs + Official Synopsis + New Pic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 2:07 PM
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Just about every time we've written about this project, the comments sections have been active with discussion/debate.

Oprah Winfrey And 50 Cent Kiss And Make Up - Watch Sunday Night's Interview

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 1:15 PM
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Anybody catch this last night? I'm listening to it as I write this; and of course, within the first few minutes, soon after the initial meet-and-greet, Oprah jumped right into their alleged quarrel, as well as the sexism, misogyny and violence in his music.

Rod Gailes OBC Talks To S&A About 'Soft Focus,' His Body Of Work, Artistic Motivations, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 12:30 PM
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'Scandal' Season 2 Loses Henry Ian Cusick; Promotes Joshua Malina To Series Regular

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 11:30 AM
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Since we've covered Scandal so closely here on S&A, given how popular that series was, fans should be aware that, as was announced on Friday, Henry Ian Cusick will not be returning to the hit ABC drama for Season 2.

Cinema Activism: A Conversation with Blackhouse Foundation Chair Brickson Diamond

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • June 11, 2012 11:24 AM
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The Blackhouse Foundation works to “expand opportunities, increase knowledge and provide support for black filmmakers through partnerships with the world's most prominent film festivals.” At the LA Film Festival beginning this Thursday, Blackhouse will present a full weekend of programming including panels, networking, and a brunch in celebration of black documentary film.
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A Crisis of Culture: Exactly What Type of Cinematic Disapora Are We Creating?

  • By Charles Judson
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  • June 11, 2012 11:07 AM
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'Think Like A Man' Continues Push To $100 Million; 'Intouchables' Breaks $1 Million Stateside

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 10:35 AM
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Call it the "Think Like A Man $100 million" watch.

'Sparkle: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' To Be Released July 31 (Listen To Samples)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 10:00 AM
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The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on August 17, but before that, on July 31, Sparkle: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available for purchase from RCA Records.

New In Theaters This Week: Ice-T's "Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 9:45 AM
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Ice-T's documentary (and directorial debut) fully titled Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap, made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and was later acquired by Indomina in a world rights deal, for a June 15 (this Friday) theatrical premiere (in the USA).

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