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We've Read It! Thoughts on Dee Rees' Script for Bessie Smith Biopic 'Blue Goose Hollow'

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • May 26, 2014 12:54 PM
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On the heels of news that actresses Mo'Nique and Khandi Alexander have joined Queen Latifah in the cast of HBO Films' Bessie Smith biopic Blue Goose Hollow, I had a chance to read the screenplay for the film, a February 2014 draft.

Mo’Nique & Khandi Alexander Join Queen Latifah In Bessie Smith Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 22, 2014 11:35 AM
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Mo’Nique & Khandi Alexander Join Queen Latifah In Bessie Smith Biopic

The Academy Got It Wrong: Black Oscar Winners and the Roles They Should Have Won For

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • February 28, 2014 10:30 AM
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  • 20 Comments
In anticipation of the Academy Award ceremony this weekend, here’s a look back at the black actors who’ve taken home the Oscar, and which other roles they should have won for, if any.

2014 PAFF Review: Patrik-Ian Polk's 'Blackbird'

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • February 19, 2014 4:07 PM
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With past films like The Skinny and Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom, writer-director Patrik-Ian Polk has become known for steamy ensemble dramedies about the lives and romantic woes of black gay men. His latest, Blackbird, while focused on a younger set of characters with tamer sexual history, has Polk’s imprint all over it, painting a vivid picture of the struggle, shame and awkwardness that comes with growing up black and gay in a tiny Mississippi town.

Isaiah Washington, Mo’Nique, Orlando Jones, Danielle Watts Board Choice Skinner's 'We Are Family'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2014 7:30 PM
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Isaiah Washington, Mo’Nique, Orlando Jones, Danielle Watts Board Choice Skinner's 'We Are Family'

Exclusive First Look At Poster Art For Patrik-Ian Polk's Drama 'Blackbird' (World Premiere At PAFF 2/16)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 12, 2014 11:39 AM
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Exclusive First Look At Poster Art For Patrik-Ian Polk's Drama 'Blackbird' (World Premiere At PAFF 2/16)

Mo'Nique Heading Back To TV To Host LHH-NYC 2-Part Special

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2014 11:17 AM
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  • 4 Comments
Mo'Nique Heading Back To TV To Host LHH-NYC 2-Part Special

Mo'Nique Will Return To The Big Screen To Co-Star & Exec Produce Patrik-Ian Polk's 'Blackbird'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 6, 2014 5:29 PM
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  • 9 Comments
Mo'Nique Will Return To The Big Screen To Co-Star & Exec Produce Patrik-Ian Polk's 'Blackbird'

Growing Resentment Of Oscar Campaigns Recalls Mo'Nique's Controversial 'Precious' Choice

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 23, 2013 3:18 PM
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  • 13 Comments
Growing Resentment Of Oscar Campaigns Recalls Mo'Nique's Controversial 'Precious' Choice
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Mo'Nique May Join Already-Crowded Daytime Talk Show Circuit - In Talks w/ ABC To Host

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2013 11:23 AM
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In July, the rumor was that a new BET show had been offered, but that was never confirmed. Although maybe it wasn't entirely a rumor after all, as it's been formally announced today that Mo’Nique, is indeed in talks to host a new talk show, but not with BET.