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Tonight On HBO: Bethann Hardison, Beverly Johnson In 'About Face: Supermodels Then And Now'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2012 8:12 PM
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For those with HBO, tune in tonight at 9pm to watch director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' Sundance 2012 documentary, About Face: Supermodels Then And Now, which features some of the most famous supermodels of all time, including the legendary Bethann Hardison (above-left; one of the first Black models for giants like Calvin Klein, and Oscar de La Renta, who helped guide the careers of future supermodels like Tyson Beckford, Iman and Naomi Campbell and is the first Black editor-at-large for Vogue Italia online); also featured in the documentary are former supermodels Beverly Johnson, Jerry Hall, Christie Brinkley and others.

Chris Rock-Produced Late Night Series Starring W. Kamau Bell Gets A Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2012 3:51 PM
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Announced in March... the FX network greenlit a new weekly half-hour late night series exec-produced by Chris Rock, starring standup comedian W. Kamau Bell, in which he'll "dissect politics, pop culture, race, religion, the media and sex."

Tia Mowry Heading To Nick At Nite To Star In New Scripted Series 'Instant Mom'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2012 1:04 PM
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That certainly didn't take long.

Shonda Rhimes, Cast, Talk 'Scandal' Season 2 (Lots Of Big Reveals In Premiere Episode)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2012 11:09 AM
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Time flies... it seems like it was just yesterday that the season ended; but Scandal fans get ready - one of the most, if not THE most talked about TV series on S&A this year was Shonda Rhimes' new series starring Kerry Washington. 

Africa's Oprah Winfrey Launching Her Own TV Network As Well

  • By Courtney
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  • July 28, 2012 12:46 PM
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The "Africa's Oprah Winfrey" label isn't one I came up with; that's what she's been called within and outside of Africa, although she's originally from Nigeria, born and educated in the UK primarily.

This Week In Black Television - Vampires, Mutants and Hackers - OH MY!

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • July 27, 2012 2:58 PM
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This week I recap and explore returning shows like Leverage, Alphas and The Closer as well as touch on True Blood and The Newsroom!

Laurence Fishburne Will Play Tough Cop Born To Hunt Serial Killers In NBC's 'Hannibal'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2012 9:38 AM
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Laurence Fishburne is no longer "circling," and is now confirmed to play the pivotal role of Jack Crawford, the agent-in-charge at the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI, who is tasked with tracking down a certain flesh-eating serial killer - a role played by Dennis Farina in Manhunter, Scott Glenn in The Silence of the Lambs and Harvey Keitel in Red Dragon. 

Chris Rock, Deshawn Raw Sketch Comedy Pilot Greenlit By Comedy Central

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 26, 2012 9:29 PM
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Glad to see Chris Rock putting on his producer hat and putting his industry clout to good use.

Post-Katrina Doc 'I'm Carolyn Parker...' To Be Broadcast On PBS In Sept

  • By Sergio
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  • July 26, 2012 8:37 PM
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Film director Jonathan Demme's five-years-in-the-making documentary I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, The Mad and the Beautiful, will make its PBS premiere on Thursday Sept. 20, as part of the network's long-running POV documentary series.

Check Out The First Images Of New 'Misfits' Karla Crome, Nathan McMullen

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • July 26, 2012 1:50 PM
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S&A told you back in May that Karla Crome and Nathan McMullen would be joining the increasingly popular Channel 4 series Misfits.