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Mos Def Says He's Retiring "Mos Def" Name: "It's Time To Expand & Move On"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2011 11:22 AM
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Speaking with MTV this past weekend at Rock The Bells... (aka Yasiin):

TNT Cancels “HawthoRNe”

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 2, 2011 4:19 AM
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  • 18 Comments
From Deadline just minutes ago:

Controversial Dutch Novel About Jewish Man In Search Of "Real Negro Women" Getting Film Treatment

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 2, 2011 2:45 AM
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The book, titled Alleen Maar Nette Mensen (or Only Decent People) doesn't appear to have been translated to English yet, as I couldn't find an English-language version of it. But if anyone does, feel free to let the rest of us know.

Summer Box Office Recap Tells The Sordid Tale...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 2, 2011 1:06 AM
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So... in light of the podcast we just aired, if you wonder why studios are more sequel/prequel/remake/reboot happy these days than ever, just check the below stats.

Watch Marc Anthony and Jada Pinkett Smith 'Get It On' for TNT's "Hawthorne"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 1, 2011 10:15 AM
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I don't watch the show, but I know some or many of you do. Here's a sexy clip of Salsa singer/actor Marc Anthony and Jada Pinkett Smith for TNT's Hawthorne. I must say, I've never thought of Marc Anthony this way before. :-/ They have some good chemistry....hmm...

Rapper K'naan To Co-Star In Belgian-Congo-Set Period Love Story "The Catastrophist"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 1, 2011 2:57 AM
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On the heels of my Machine Gun Preacher post comes news that Somali/Canadian rapper K'naan will make his big screen acting debut, alongside Steve Coogan and Stephen Dorff, in an adaptation of a Belgian Congo-set romance novel titled The Catastrophist, written by Ronan Bennett.

Actor/Producer/Rapper T.I. Gets Book Deal & Reality TV Series After Early Prison Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 31, 2011 4:55 AM
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Of course, right?

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson In Talks To Play Goliath To Taylor Lautner's David

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • August 31, 2011 2:05 AM
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From our friends at Twitch:

HBO Moving Ahead w/ Black Male-Focused Drama Series From Spike Lee, John Ridley, Mike Tyson

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 31, 2011 1:27 AM
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First announced in June as a possibility, Deadline confirmed yesterday that it is now a reality, as HBO has reportedly ordered a pilot episode, which Spike Lee will direct, from a script penned by John Ridley, created by Doug Ellin (Entourage) and Mike Tyson, both also wearing producer hats, along with the aforementioned Spike.

Tony Todd Will Make Directorial Debut With Supernatural Thriller "Catalytic"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 29, 2011 10:32 AM
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Candyman himself, Tony Todd, currently co-starring in the recently-released Final Destination 5, will be stepping behind the camera for the first time, to write and direct a supernatural thriller titled Catalytic.