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Veteran Nigerian Filmmaker Tunde Kelani Tackling 'Dazzling Mirage' Adaptation Next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 12:15 PM
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It was in November that veteran award-winning Nigerian filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, revealed in an interview that, for his next film, he would continue his streak of adapting novels by Nigerian authors to film, and was considering three books, but wasn't certain which he would attack first, which depended on whether he could raise the necessary funds.

Watch All 8 Ground-Breaking 'Why Poverty?' Documentaries Now (Including 'Stealing Africa')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 11:32 AM
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A quick recap...

'Deception' Debuts Tonight On NBC; Show Creators See No Need To Call Attention To Race

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 11:07 AM
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“I guess the way it all shook out, (the ethnicity of [Meagan] Good and [Laz] Alonso) is a way of sort of dealing with race without actually having to talk about it... But it’s not something we really talk about too much in the writers room…I just think it is sort of there. I’m not sure what we could put in the characters’ mouths that would speak louder than the fact of what you’re looking at on-screen.”

Tyler Perry's 'Downton Abbey' + New Kym Whitley Series & More On OWN's 2013 Slate

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 10:36 AM
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Ok, so it's not really Downton Abbey, but that's the first thing I thought of when I read the description of the hour-long drama, The Haves and the Have Nots - which is one of the 2 new original programs Tyler Perry is scripting for Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, per their previously announced new deal. 

Donald Glover Will Play Lena Dunham's Handsome Black Republican Boyfriend In 'Girls'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 10:11 AM
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Sharon Leal Joins Cuba Gooding Jr In Underground Railroad Feature 'Something Whispered'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 9:40 AM
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The film is currently in post-production, so we're a little late on this casting news; but I only find out about it over the weekend.

'The Jackson 5ive' Cartoon Series Coming Out On DVD This Month

  • By Sergio
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  • January 6, 2013 7:04 PM
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For all you baby boomers out there, here's your chance to go back to a more innocent time. Back before things went all glum, serious and threatening.

Weekend B.O. Jan. 4-6 (Django Vs. Trey Songz)

  • By Sergio
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  • January 6, 2013 12:43 PM
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It was Django and singer Trey Songz head to head this weekend. The Unchained Vs. The Chainsaw.

Tarantino Says He Didn't Cast Idris Elba In 'Django' Because He's British... And It's An American Story

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2013 7:11 PM
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I know, we said no more Django Unchained posts, BUT, this isn't so much a Django Unchained item (no critique nor praise of the film here), as much as it is a nod to several conversations/debates that you folks have had in various comment sections of this blog, relating to the casting of black British actors in roles as African Americans (and vice-versa, or as Africans) whether on TV or film, as well as the, shall we say, "accent problem." 

Huck Is Waterboarded & Brutally Beaten In Preview Clip Of 'Scandal' (Returns January 10)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2013 5:53 PM
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Don't adjust your monitors; it's not a clip from Zero Dark Thirty; it's a scene from the next episode of ABC’s Scandal, which apparently intends to reboot the "torture as a means of interrogation" debate with what will be a *graphic* torture scene.

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