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Viola Davis Lands Role in "Still I Rise"

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 27, 2011 2:05 AM
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Viola Davis, who most recently attracted attention for her upcoming role as a Mississippi maid in The Help, will soon be traveling to Pittsburgh to star in the film Still I Rise.
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Anthony Mackie Was Considered For Jason Bourne Take Over

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 25, 2011 6:36 AM
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We missed this when it was announced late last week that Jeremy Renner had been offered the Jason Bourne franchise, taking over for Matt Damon...
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Keke Palmer Starring In Nick Cannon Film "Rags"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • April 23, 2011 3:36 AM
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With all the brouhaha surrounding Tyler Perry vs Spike Lee lately, this little tidbit almost slipped by us. It seems Keke Palmer--known for True Jackson VP, Madea's Family Reunion and Akeelah and the Bee--will be starring in the Nick Cannon produced film Rags.
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Forest Whitaker MAY Lose Something Of Value For His Next Film Role

  • By Sergio
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  • April 23, 2011 3:27 AM
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I'm a true believer that actors should stretch themselves and should always try to find interesting and challenging roles to play, but maybe this is going a bit too far.
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RZA Joining Cast Of "Californication" In Major Recurring Role As Dangerous Hip-Hop Mogul

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 22, 2011 11:04 AM
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Any Californication fans out there? I'll be honest and say that I've never watched a single episode of the series. I couldn't even tell you what it's about. I know it airs on the Showtime Network and stars X-Files alum, David Duchovny.

Looks Like Paula Patton Is Out Of "Total Recall" Contention

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 22, 2011 3:28 AM
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I hadn’t been keeping up with the Total Recall reboot updates since the initial announcement last summer, because, well, I really don’t care; besides, I figured there wouldn't be any black folks in it anyway, right? Certainly not in any of the starring roles; ok, so there was the mutant brotha in the original - Benny played by Mel Johnson Jr. – the cab driver that helps Arnie’s leading man Quaid escape trouble. Remember his now somewhat famous line… “Hey man, I’ve got five kids to feed!”
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Common Will Play An Ex-Con Uncle Whose Past Life Of Crime Catches Up To Him In "L.U.V."

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 21, 2011 4:10 AM
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Just received a press release announcing Common's attachment to an independent feature film titled L.U.V., which centers on a day in the life of William “Woody” Watson (played by newcomer Michael Rainey Jr), a shy and timid 13-year old in search of a family and a better life, who looks to his Uncle Vincent, an ex-con, played by Common, hoping to find the father figure he’s never had. However, Uncle Vincent's past life of crime catches up to him, and young William is forced to decide on whether to stay on his uncle's side, or against him.
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Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn Join Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 21, 2011 4:05 AM
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We somehow missed this yesterday... and we aren't alone it seems.
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Denzel Washington Circling Druggie Pilot Actioner "Flight" With Robert Zemeckis Directing

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 21, 2011 2:48 AM
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Denzel Washington is reportedly "loosely attached" to star in an action drama titled Flight, to be directed by Robert Zemeckis (in negotiations), from a screenplay written by John Gatins (who was once attached to direct).
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Tyler Perry Is Losing Weight & Putting On Muscle To Meet "Young & Sexy" Alex Cross Expectations

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 21, 2011 1:05 AM
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Courtesy of Hitflix... in the below video, everyone's favorite director, Tyler Perry, talks about his upcoming tackling of the Alex Cross franchise reboot - specifically, he answers questions about production dates, and talks about all he's doing to prepare for the part, like, dropping more than 30 pounds in weight, while adding about 10 pounds of muscle mass.
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