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ABC's 'Scandal' Dominates At 10pm w/ Its 2nd Highest Rating Ever

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2013 12:59 PM
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It's becoming less and less of a surprise every week, at this point... I remember it used to take second place to CBS' Elementary at the 10pm hour. Now it's consistently beating that show - this week, beating it by its widest margin ever.

TONIGHT: Rare Screening Of 'Venus Noire' (Controversial Hottentot Venus Film) In Oakland, CA

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2013 12:31 PM
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It's been over 2 years since I saw Venus Noire (Black Venus) at the New York Film Festival in the fall of 2010, and it's never received a Stateside release; actually I'm not sure it got much of a release outside of the international film festival circuit and a few European territories either.

Netflix Debuts New Series 'House Of Cards' (All At Once) - Episode 1 Is Available To Everyone (Watch It Now)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2013 11:57 AM
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It's not *black cinema* but it does speak to these somewhat uncertain digital times, and rapid changes that are happening in the way we create, exhibit and consume content.

August Wilson Gets His Wish - Denzel Washington Is Ready To Direct 'Fences' For The Screen

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2013 10:59 AM
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The age-old story on a stalled film adaptation of August Wilson's award-winning play Fences is that, the playwright insisted to the studio (Paramount Pictures at the time - this was in the late 1980s) that the director of the film be black.

CBS' 'Let's Make A Deal' w/ Wayne Brady Gets Its Biggest Audience Ever

  • By Sergio
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  • February 1, 2013 8:42 AM
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No joke, and with Wayne Brady of all people, the corniest man on the planet. But first, a bit of background.

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