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Magic Johnson’s New ASPiRE TV Network Goes Live ('Different Starts Now')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 28, 2012 10:14 AM
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Well... it actually went live last night, Wednesday, June 27th at 8PM, with inaugural distribution partners Comcast and Time Warner Cable, available in approximately seven million homes and in 16 of the top 25 African American markets including New York City, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, DC.

Wendy Williams And Suzanne de Passe Partner Up To Develop Original TV And Film Projects

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 28, 2012 9:40 AM
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Production companies belonging to Wendy Williams and Suzanne de Passe (Wendy Williams Productions and de Passe Jones Entertainment) have teamed up to develop projects for TV and film.

Discovery Is Heading To Africa For A Spin-Off Of Ratings Hit 'Gold Rush' (Some Concerns...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 28, 2012 9:19 AM
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Gold Rush is a documentary series for Discovery Channel about a group of unemployed men from Oregon who set out for Alaska in search of, what else, gold.

Lifetime Greenlights Movie 'Abducted,' Starring Aunjanue Ellis, Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2012 3:58 PM
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It could just be that I've only now just started paying close attention, but it seems like Lifetime has been getting quite aggressive in the movie department - especially with regards to films that tell stories about black women.

Louis C.K. On Why He Cast A Black Actress To Be The Mother Of His White Kids In 'Louie;' But Who Is She?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2012 1:47 PM
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With what will likely be a comment/joke that stirs up some controversy, aside... What's really funny about this video revelation is that no one seems to know who the actress is that was cast in the part. I first heard the news via Huffington Post, where I also saw the clip; but within their article, there's no mention of who the actress is. 

In Search Of Ratings - Oprah To Interview Rihanna

  • By Sergio
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  • June 26, 2012 3:43 PM
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In her continuing search for ratings for her OWN cable channel, Oprah Winfrey has confirmed, (via her Twitter account) that she will be interviewing Rihanna in August for an upcoming episode of her show Oprah's Next Chapter.

Black & Sexy TV: Watch The Season Finale Of 'The Number' Titled 'The STD Test'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 26, 2012 12:16 PM
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Lennie James Stars As 'Complex, Elusive Anti-Hero' In New BBC Drama Series Debuting Tonight

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 26, 2012 11:01 AM
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Announced last summer...

Lennie James Says Producers Contacted Him On Returning To 'Walking Dead;' Will He?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 26, 2012 9:57 AM
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Remember Lennie James from the very first episode of AMC's The Walking Dead - the pilot episode in 2010 in which he played Morgan Jones, and had to shoot his wife who'd become zombified? 

Trailer: New BBC America Crime Series 'Copper' (Ato Essandoh, Tessa Thompson)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 26, 2012 9:14 AM
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A new crime drama that will air on BBC America starting this August, titled Copper, set in 19th century New York, that centers on a young Irish police officer named Kevin Corcoran (played by Tom Weston-Jones) who's assigned to work within immigrant communities, to solve cases. Corcoran teams up with the son of an industrialist who helps the copper with his detective work, and an African American physician, Dr. Matthew Freeman, who secretly assists Corcoran with his work.