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Whoopi Goldberg To Helm Documentary On Late Stand-Up Comedy Pioneer Moms Mabley

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 21, 2012 6:54 PM
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Gearing to finish the project by fall, Whoopi Goldberg is set to direct the approximately 90-minute documentary titled I Got Somethin' To Tell You. The doc will be on the life of Jackie "Moms" Mabley, the African American stand up comedy pioneer, who died in 1975.

Meagan Good Headlines NBC Drama Pilot "Notorious" Playing Detective

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 21, 2012 5:07 PM
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For the first time, Meagan Good has landed a lead role as a regular in a TV series!

Richard Roundtree, Aaron D. Spears Join Gabrielle Union In "Single Black Female"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:57 PM
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New On DVD/VOD - “Dreams Of A Life” (An Investigation Into The Mysterious Life & Death Of Joyce Vincent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:40 PM
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Now on DVD (but only for UK audiences - at least at this moment) - Carol Morley's critically-acclaimed docu-drama Dreams of a Life, which stars Zawe Ashton - a British film that we've talked about ad naseam here on S&A, which I reviewed; Emmanuel interviewed its star a little bit ago; so most of you should be familiar with the film at this point.

Tyler Perry's "Alex Cross" Gets A Rating From The MPAA (Expect Sexual Content & Nudity)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:21 PM
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OMG I'm absolutely shocked! I didn't at all see this coming AT ALL!

John Akomrah Given Princess Margriet Award + Details On His Next Film Project "Peripeteia"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:04 PM
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The man probably has a basement full of these awards by now; here's another to add to his stash.

Pancreatic Cancer Claims Life Of ActNow Foundation Founder Aaron Ingram; Memorial Service This Friday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 1:14 PM
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Most of you who knew him, whether personally or professionally, and/or the non-profit black film organization he created, likely have already heard the news of his passing on Monday, March 19th, after battling pancreatic cancer for 2 years.

Filmmaker, Actor, "Global Advocate" Masha Dowell Tells Her Story; What's Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 11:45 AM
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Eriq La Salle, Andre Holland Join Casts Of CBS, NBC Pilot Drama & Comedy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 11:18 AM
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Some more TV pilot casting news...

New Chapters Of R. Kelly's "Trapped In The Closet" To See The Light Of Day (Thanks A Lot, IFC)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 21, 2012 11:00 AM
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I don't know who in the world greenlighted this move, but the Independent Film Channel (IFC) unveiled its 2012 - 2013 original programming line-up this week, and surprise, surprise--  it includes a new installment of singer R. Kelly’s “hip-hopera”, Trapped In The Closet.
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