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VH1 To Air 'The Story of Yo! MTV Raps' Next Week; Remember When Tupac Assaulted The Hughes Bros?

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  • May 31, 2012 7:24 PM
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Next week Thursday, June 7 at 10 PM EST, VH1 will premiere Yo: The Story of Yo! MTV Raps, which, as the title suggests, will take audiences on a trip down memory lane, looking at the popular series which ran from 1988 to 1995 with its original Yo! MTV Raps name, then later as simply Yo! until 1999. It was the first hip-hop music show on the network.

Watch Trailer For Season 2 Of 'Boss' (Sanaa Lathan, T.I. Join Cast; Rotimi, James V. Meredith Return)

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  • May 31, 2012 6:24 PM
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I guess I should start watching Boss with season 2 set to premiere on Friday, August 17, on Starz; a few black actors of note on this show, as the below trailer for the upcoming new season shows, including the divine Sanaa Lathan, who joined the cast of the Golden Globe-winning drama series earlier this year (star Kelsey Grammer won the Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama).

Kimberly Elise Talks Role In New Western 'Hannah's Law' + Compares VH1's 'Bounce' To 'Black Swan'

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  • May 31, 2012 5:08 PM
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Time flies... The Hallmark Movie Channel original movie we told you about last October, with Danny Glover and Kimberly Elise co-starring, will premiere on Saturday, June 9 at 8PM ET/PT.

Fox Will Re-Release 'Independence Day' In 3D + Dates For 'X-Men: 1st Class' & 'Apes' Sequels

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 4:16 PM
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Announced via press release moments ago... Twentieth Century Fox unveiled several new additions to its 2013-14 release slate, including a 3D version of the film that we could say helped launch Will Smith to superstardom status - Independence Day (or ID4).

2012 New Projects We're Excited About #9: Djinn Carrénard's 'Faire l’amour' (or 'Making Love')

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  • May 31, 2012 3:29 PM
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Sundance Selects Acquires Tribeca Multiple Award Winner 'Una Noche' For North America

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  • May 31, 2012 2:27 PM
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It finally lands an American distributor, after Fortissimo Films announced it had acquired international rights to US/Cuban production Una Noche, which won 3 major awards at last month’s Tribeca Film Festival, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Cinematography. 
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ABFF 2012 To Host Special Event Celebrating Success Of 'Think Like A Man' (Cast, Crew Present)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 2:03 PM
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Throw in the already announced "Conversation w/ Salim And Mara Brock-Akil" event, as well as other celebrations planned, and your American Black Film Festival (ABFF) experience this year should be an informative and entertaining 4 days in South Beach, FL (June 20 to 23).

Jerry LaMothe ('Blackout') Prepping Brooklyn/Haiti-Set ''The Promise Keeper' As His Next Feature Film

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  • May 31, 2012 1:10 PM
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His short film, The Tombs, has been traveling the film festival circuit all year, and now award-winning director Jerry LaMothe is prepping to begin production on his next feature film, titled The Promise Keeper.

Kerry Washington To Test Primetime Emmy History With 'Scandal' (A Drought For Black Actresses)

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  • May 31, 2012 12:18 PM
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It's Thursday, and you know what that would've meant if Scandal season 1 wasn't yet over. I'm sure some of you will soon start showing symptons of Scandal withdrawal. My cure? I say give Damages a try if you haven't watched any of that FX series yet. It's one hell of a show, and worthy of all the accolades; and dare I say, it's what Scandal COULD be, if the envelope was pushed a bit more, and the show took more risks.

AMC Announces 'The Walking Dead' Season 3 Preview Weekend

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 11:45 AM
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Woo-hoo! Here ya go fans of The Walking Dead (I'm one), via press release; I especially like the part about giving fans a first-look at season 3:

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