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Birthplace Homes Of Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix, Rosa Parks To Be Restored On Reality TV Show

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 11, 2013 1:16 PM
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Before she becames the Nina Simone we all know and love, she was Eunice Kathleen Waymon, born in Tryon, North Carolina, to Mary Kate Waymon, a Methodist minister and a housemaid, and John Divine Waymon, a handyman who also owned a dry cleaning business.

Watch Episode 1 Of Stacey Dash's New Web Series 'Stacey Dash Is Normal'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 11, 2013 10:23 AM
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Here's the recently-released first episode of the new Stacey Dash web series Sergio alerted you to in December.

Lil' Mama Has Been Cast As Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes In VH1's TLC Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2013 10:35 PM
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An update on VH1's in-development biopic on pop/hip hop/R&B group TLC, which the network announced, last November, would begin shooting in early 2013, with casting underway at the time.

NBC Cancels 'Do No Harm' After 2 Episodes (Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Cast Members)

  • By Courtney
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  • February 8, 2013 6:52 PM
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As we have conversations about TV networks no longer really giving new TV shows a chance to breathe, NBC has announced that it's canceled its Jekyll-and-Hyde-ish thriller, Do No Harm, after just 2 episodes!

Shonda Rhimes Addresses 'Harrison's' Lack Of A Central Storyline In 'Scandal'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 8, 2013 11:38 AM
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I haven't received a press release with the numbers yet, but I'm guessing that last night's ratings for ABC's Scandal likely hit another series/season high, or somewhere around there, given the increased level of social networking activity last night - at least, I felt like my Twitter and Facebook feeds were dominated by posts about Scandal, during that 10 to 11p hour - and not only from women, by the way, although they were in the majority.

'Law & Order SVU' Episode w/Mike Tyson Bombs In The Ratings

  • By Sergio
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  • February 8, 2013 8:56 AM
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Well it was supposed to be a sure thing...

Watch Episode 1 Of New Web Series From Matthew Cherry - 'Almost 30'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 5:18 PM
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His first post-The Last Fall project, Matthew Cherry has been at work on a new web series titled Almost 30. 

Kerry Washington Says She Wouldn't Have Starred In 'Scandal' If The President Was Black

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 4:32 PM
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"I was a little concerned because [the character has] a scandalous relationship with the [occupant of the] White House," the actress says of her role, which is based on a real-life Beltway insider. "I thought, 'If the president on the show is Black, I will not do the show.' Because to me, it was too important a moment. I didn’t want to do anything that compromised my relationship with the [president] or that made it seem like I had an insider view on the Obama presidency [...] I thought that would be so disrespectful and so against all the work that I had done." 

Preview Upcoming Nigerian Dramatic Series 'Gidi Up' (4 Friends, Their Dreams & Nightmares)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 12:37 PM
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I don't believe we've ever featured a Nigerian web-series, so here's one I was recently alerted to that looks like it's well put together, and figured I'd draw your attention to it.

Current Season Of BBC Three’s ‘Being Human’ Will Be Its Last

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 12:14 PM
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