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Viola Davis Looks Fierce In These Set Photos From 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

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  • July 31, 2012 5:32 PM
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DeVon Franklin Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Production For Columbia Pictures

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  • July 31, 2012 4:43 PM
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Time to make an adjustment to my chart showing all the studio execs of African descent.

New On DVD, Blu-ray, VOD: 'Blade Anime,' 'Le Havre,' 'Falling Overnight,' 'We The Party'

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  • July 31, 2012 2:52 PM
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Harold Perrineau provided the voice of the titular character, the supernatural Daywalker known as Blade, in Marvel's Blade anime series, which premiere on the G4 channel in January, running for successive half-hour episodes every week after its debut.

Terrence Howard Will Introduce Federico Fellini To 1950s Jazz Scene In 'Fellini Black and White'

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  • July 31, 2012 2:13 PM
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Terrence Howard has joins William H. Macy, Peter Dinklage, Nina Arianda and Brazilian star Wagner Moura, in Homeland writer, Henry Bromell's Fellini Black and White. 

John Legend Entering TV Business; Signs Development Deal With Universal Cable

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2012 1:25 PM
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John Legend and his Get Lifted Film Company has signed an exclusive deal with Universal Cable Productions to develop TV series for both cable and broadcast networks.

CCH Pounder Will Play Madame Dorothea The Witch In 'Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'

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  • July 31, 2012 1:01 PM
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CCH Pounder has joined the cast of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, yet another upcoming film adaptation of a YA novel - the first in a series of 6 Mortal Instruments novels penned by Cassandra Clare. 

Spike Lee-Directed Mike Tyson 1-Man Show Opens On Broadway Today For 2-Week Run

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  • July 31, 2012 11:57 AM
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Mike Tyson's Las Vegas one-man show, The Undisputed Truth, opens on Broadway today, under Spike Lee's direction... in case you haven't heard.

Eric Benet Fights 'Redbone Girl,' 'Chocolate Legs' Skin Color Controversy w/ Tank Tops

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2012 11:41 AM
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Oh joy... I won't use up too many pixels on this, but I had to share, given the subject matter, and the fact that it's something that's polarized black people all over the world for a very long time now. 

Nelsan Ellis ('True Blood') Gets Behind The Camera For Feature Doc 'Damn Wonderful'

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  • July 31, 2012 11:09 AM
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Nelsan Ellis is also a director for those who weren't already aware; last year, we featured an ambitious short film he directed titled Page 36, which I saw at the ABFF last summer, and was impressed by. 

'The Championship Rounds' Tells Tale Of Deaf African American Boxer & Single Father, After Tragic Events

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2012 10:43 AM
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This looks like a worthwhile project to contribute to, if you can.