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Remembering 'Julia'

  • By Sergio
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  • July 20, 2012 1:04 AM
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So in my recent piece about Eartha Kitt playing the role of Catwoman on the old Batman ABC TV series in 1968, I stated that year was also the year of the NBC TV series Julia with Diahann Carroll which I mentioned I had once written about on S & A.

And The Nominees Are? (64th Primetime Emmy Awards)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 9:17 AM
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Congrats to Idris Elba (Leadest Actor In A Mini Series Or Movie), Don Cheadle (Lead Actor In A Comedy Series), Giancarlo Esposito (Supporting Actor In A Drama Series), and Luther (Mini Seires Or Movie), for their Primtetime Emmy nominations (specific categories in parentheses), announced just moments ago.

Ahead Of Tomorrow's Emmy Announcements - Thoughts On Who'll Be Nominated & Who'll Win

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • July 18, 2012 8:52 PM
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Ahead of tomorrow morning's 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards nomination announcements.... 

"Who Has A Black Best Friend?" The CW's 'L.A. Complex' Posed A Serious Question In Season 1

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • July 18, 2012 4:50 PM
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There was much to be said about the first season of the CW's L.A. Complex, and its storyline involving  characters Kaldrick and Tariq.  So much so that I decided to watch Season 1, so I'd be caught up as the second season begins.

Watch: 1st Trailer For Roger Bobb's 'Raising Izzie' (Vanessa Williams, Rockmond Dunbar Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 3:44 PM
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Former Executive Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios, Roger Bobb, who left the company earlier last year to start his own film production company called Bobcat Films, is making his feature film directorial debut with a project titled Raising Izzie - a film that's based on the grand-prize winning script of the 1st annual GMC Faith & Family Screenplay Competition last year, and that made its world premiere as the closing night film at the 2012 American Black Film Festival last month, ahead of its TV premiere on the GMC (Gospel Music Channel) this month.

Who's Been Watching Mzansi Magic Channel Drama Series 'Mshika-shika'?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • July 18, 2012 3:34 PM
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Ever since Tambay first told us about South African/Nigerian drama series Jacob's Cross, a little over a year ago, I've been paying close attention to South African television. This past April, the Mzansi Magic channel introduced a new drama series to its viewers called Mshika-shika.

'The Strange Thing About the Johnsons' Actress (Daniele Watts) Joins Cast Of 'Weeds'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 10:38 AM
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Relative newcomer Daniele Watts has joined the cast of Showtime’s Weeds for its final season, as Angela Mullen, described as quirky, alluring and mischievous, and love interest for Shane Botwin (Alexander Gould), whom he meets at the academy. Watt’s first episode aired July 8 with seven more to come.

Watch 'Black Dynamite' Animated Series Debut Now ('Just Beat It Or Jackson Five Across Yo' Eyes')

  • By Courtney
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  • July 17, 2012 7:47 PM
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So you missed Sunday night's premiere of Black Dynamite the animated series because you don't have cable TV?

CW's 'The L.A. Complex' Returns For Season 2 Tonight (What To Expect From Tariq And Kal)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2012 2:13 PM
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The CW series The L.A. Complex returns to the network for the start of season 2 tonight, Tuesday, July 17 at 9pm.

Cedric Stewart Joins Alan Ball's HBO/Cinemax Drama 'Banshee'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2012 10:11 AM
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New York, NY (July 17, 2012)-- Cedric Stewart (Tyler Perry's 'For Better or Worse') has been added to the cast of Alan Ball's new drama series 'Banshee.' The highly anticipated new series (currently filming) is slated to premiere in January 2013 and will feature such actors as Ben Cross (Star Trek), Antony Starr (Wish You Were Here) and Ivana Milicevic (Casino Royale).