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If You Didn't Know, Rihanna Is A Draw; Her Oprah Interview Was 2nd-Highest-Rated OWN Broadcast Ever

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 6:29 PM
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Wow! The next time Rihanna is cast in a film, and you wonder why, this might help explain it.

Michael Strahan To Be Named Co-host Of 'Live!' Alongside Kelly Ripa

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 5:51 PM
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Lots of excitement over new hosts for a number of TV shows in recent weeks, with the casting carousel at American Idol HQ most in the spotlight.

'Dancing In September' Now Released On Warner Archive DVD Label

  • By Sergio
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  • August 21, 2012 5:31 PM
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This film was sort of overlooked when it first came out, but looking at it now it still is, as it was then, a real charmer of film as well as being a very perceptive and sharp satire at the cut throat TV business

Nigerian Director Kunle Afolayan Prepping 'Dead Alive' - An International Collab w/ Oscar Potential

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 5:25 PM
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His latest work, the rom-com titled Phone Swap, still playing in Nigeria (per his Twitter feed), director Kunle Afolayan is already on to the next one - an international collaboration (the first for Afolayan) titled Dead Alive. 

Kid Cudi Breaking In Feature Film Acting w/ Roles In 2 Indies (Apocalyptic Comedy & Thriller)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 3:33 PM
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Scott Mescudi, known to most of the world as rapper, singer-songwriter, producer Kid Cudi, has added 2 new roles to his fledgling acting resume: an apocalyptic indie comedy titled Goodbye World, starring Adrian Grenier, and an indie thriller titled Tacoma, with Patricia Clarkson.

Comedy Central Bringing Back 'Key & Peele' For 2nd Season (Details On What To Expect + Blu-ray Release)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 2:53 PM
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I must admit that I'm so behind on this series. Too many shows to keep up with, and after checking out early episodes of it, I just wasn't sucked in enough to continue on. But I hope some of you are fans and have been watching. 

Second Trailer For 'Steel Magnolias' All-African American Cast Remake Has Some New Footage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 1:43 PM
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New York Film Festival Adds Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy' To 2012 Slate

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 1:31 PM
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The festival begins on September 28th and runs through October 14. Lee Daniels' The Paperboy is scheduled to open in limited release on October 5. So those attending the New York Film Festival will probably get to see The Paperboy a few days before its official opening (I'm sure one of the cities it'll open in is NYC).

First Look At Aunjanue Ellis, Keke Palmer In 'Abducted: The Carlina White Story' Teaser Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 1:11 PM
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'Phunny Business' On DVD 10/2 (Rise & Fall of Premiere Black Comedy Club All Jokes Aside)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 21, 2012 12:50 PM
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Directed by John Davies, the feature-length documentary's synopsis reads:

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