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Bradley Cooper To (Maybe) Co-Star With Beyonce In 'A Star Is Born' Remake

  • By Sergio
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  • August 18, 2012 8:59 AM
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  • 37 Comments
First it was Russell Crowe, then Leonardo DiCaprio, then Christian Bale and even Tom Cruise. They all were offered the role at one time or attached to the project, but dropped out.

It's Official - Tracee Ellis Ross Leaves BET's 'Reed Between The Lines'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 8:11 PM
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  • 23 Comments
Confirming what yesterday's casting additions already suggested (read that post HERE), it's now official that Tracee Ellis Ross has left BET's freshman scripted series Reed Between The Lines.

All-Female 'Expendables' Movie Is A Go! Writer Hired. Actresses In Talks...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 7:33 PM
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  • 45 Comments
As I said in an earlier post today, regarding Expendables 2 director Simon West's interest in an all-female spin-off of the The Expendables franchise... while it all probably was just wishful thinking on his part, don't be too surprised if we eventually post an announcement on the development of an Expenda-Belles movie, as Simon West put it.

'My Uzi Weigh A Ton, Son, Carry It' - Second Redband Trailer For 'Man With The Iron Fists'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 7:11 PM
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  • 1 Comment
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ABC Re-imagining 'Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn' As Detective Series; What Does This Mean For Jim?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 6:51 PM
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Hmmm... of course, my immediate thoughts went to all the criticims of the original novel's notions of race and identity, the character Jim (the good-hearted, moral slave, and Mark Twain's stereotypical depictions of him), its repeated use of the word "nigger," and more, labeling the novel racist; while on the other side, Twain scholars argue that the novel's protagonist, and the overall message of the book, is actually anti-racist.

Norm Lewis ('Porgy') Joins 'Scandal' Cast In Recurring Role, w/ Incredible Arc As Olivia Pope's Ex-BF

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 6:00 PM
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  • 19 Comments
He may currently be most known as Porgy in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Porgy & Bess (starring opposite Audra McDonald), but Norm Lewis is no stranger to the screen; from roles in daytie soap All My Children in the 1990s on TV, to Sex & The City 2, in 2010, on the big screen.

In Defining 'Quality Black Cinema,' Whose Lens Are You Looking Through?

  • By Malcolm Woodard
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  • August 17, 2012 5:25 PM
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  • 46 Comments
First let me thank Tambay for giving me this platform to share my views, even if they may not be popular.

Whoopi Goldberg Returning To 'Glee' For Season 4, In Recurring Role

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 3:02 PM
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  • 1 Comment
It's TV news Friday, as it appears... here's something else you might be interested in...

Sci-Fi/Thriller Web Series 'Osiris' Returns! Watch Chapter 6 Now

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 2:45 PM
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  • 6 Comments
It's baaack! Read on below, for all you need to know... and watch underneath:

Sidney Poitier To Be Honored w/ Lifetime Achievement Award By California African American Museum

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 2:14 PM
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Living legend, and oldest Best Actor Oscar winner alive, Sidney Poitier, will honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the California African American Museum (CAAM), in a gala dinner on October 6.

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