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Vernee Watson, Tom Wright Will Be Echo Kellum's Parents On New Fox Series 'Ben And Kate'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 1:15 PM
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Vernee Watson and Tom Wright have booked recurring roles on Fox's new comedy series Ben and Kate, which stars Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon as a sister and brother who are exact opposites: Ben is an over-the-top dreamer, while younger sister Kate is a single mother trying to make ends meet as a bar manager.

Out On Blu-ray Today - 'New Jack City' ('Rock-a-bye-baby!')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 12:45 PM
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Your wait is officially over! New Jack City is now available on Blu-ray, in a 1-disc package.

Preview 'Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph Of Melanin' (What They Didn't Teach You In History Class)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 12:16 PM
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From author, radio and director Tariq Nasheed, comes the documentary, Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph Of Melanin, a sequel to last year's Hidden Colors: The Untold History Of People Of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent.

John Akomrah's Next Project 'Peripeteia' (Based On 16th century Painting) To Premiere At Toronto

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 11:45 AM
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It was in March that we alerted you to British/Ghanaian filmmaker John Akomfrah's latest work since last year's The Nine Muses - discussed and reviewed it on the old S&A site HERE.

Spike Lee's 'Bad 25' To Screen At Toronto Film Festival And Future Plans

  • By Sergio
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  • August 14, 2012 11:40 AM
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We already posted that Spike Lee's Bad 25 - his new documentary about the making and lasting impact of Michael Jackson's Bad album, which first was released 25 years ago this month - would make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
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Erykah Badu, Roger Guenveur Smith To Star In Adaptation Of Art World Thriller 'Maker Of Saints'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 10:57 AM
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Erykah Badu and Roger Guenveur Smith are attached to star in an adaptation of author Thulani Davis' novel, Maker Of Saints, from a script adapted by Thulani Davis and Joy Lusco Kecken, and to be directed by Gary Grieg.

Robert De Niro Asks 50 Cent To 'Snort The F*****g Line' In New 'Freelancers' Red-Band Clip

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 10:20 AM
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On-Set Photo Shows Production For F. Gary Gray's N.W.A. Film Is Underway (Pic)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 9:49 AM
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It looks like F. Gary Gray has his cast for the his upcoming NWA project, Straight Outta Compton - another one of those "in limbo" biopics I wrote about a little bit ago that's apparently now on its way to becoming realized, if the above photo is any indication.

Jamie Foxx Will Direct A Short Film Under Ron Howard's Tutelage For Project Imaginat10n

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 9:26 AM
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Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced today the first photography-inspired film festival in history, aligning with five artists/creators who will direct short films under the tutelage of Ron Howard.
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Zoe Saldana Is Apparently Taking Over For Mary J. Blige To Play Nina Simone

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2012 11:05 PM
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