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"Red Tails" Gets A Second Trailer & Brand New Poster (Oh Yes, Sh*t Will Be Blown Up)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2011 3:14 AM
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I believe there was some concern about what the focus would be in the George Lucas-produced Tuskegee Airmen actioner, Red Tails, directed by Anthony Hemingway. My comrade Andre Seewood asked in his post a few days ago, whether it'll be a "tepid feel good story or an unvarnished gaze" at the people, the place and the time.

Reginald Lewis Bio ("Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun") Being Adapted; Jamie Foxx May Star

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2011 1:41 AM
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The biography of African American lawyer, entrepreneur, Wall Street wizard and philanthropist, Reginald Lewis, once the wealthiest black man in this country, is currently being adapted for the screen, with Jamie Foxx potentially playing the lead role.

Mississippi Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed By "The Help" Against Author Of "The Help"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 12:47 PM
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I'm sure this will give some folks even more of a reason to despise her and her bestselling novel turned film.

Chiwetel Ejiofor & Steve McQueen Will Explore "12 Years A Slave" With Brad Pitt Producing

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 6:38 AM
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Breaking from Variety:

Shaquille O'Neal Graduating From New York Film Academy; Wants To be A Director

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 5:27 AM
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Ok, so back in June, his eminence Shaquille O'Neal shared with the world his retirement from the NBA, and his plans to conquer Hollywood next!

Idris Elba Claims Black Men are Never Called Sexy

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 16, 2011 3:32 AM
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This is interesting. I can't say I agree; I actually thought the opposite. The media is more prone to label black men as "sexy" than, let's say, "handsome." In a recent interview with The Life Files, Idris Elba expressed his views on the topic:

Preview A New Animated Re-imagining Of George Romero's "Night of The Living Dead"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2011 7:32 AM
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Here's another animated re-imagining of Night of the Living Dead - George Romero's 1968 independent black-and-white cult horror classic, which starred Duane Jones.

Watch Dave Chappelle Explain His Erratic Behavior. Do You Buy It?

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • August 15, 2011 5:41 AM
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Dave Chappelle is no stranger to odd behavior lately. Here's a clip of him at a San Francisco radio station giving his explanation of recent failed performance. Do you buy it?

What's Will Smith Training For In This Video Clip?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2011 4:26 AM
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I really don't know how TMZ gets close enough to Will Smith to grab this footage (dated 8/12) which they say is of him testing out the gym's facilities, including a 20-minute MMA training session with Jamall "X Factor" Johnson; apparently, he's on the market for a new gym in Philly. Funny, I figured he'd have one in his friggin' house.

Maybe Paula Patton Won't Be Playing "Sister" In Sparkle Remake After All (Casting Call)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2011 2:23 AM
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Remember her revelation at an ABFF talk last month, when she acknowledged that she'd been offered a role in the Sparkle remake that's in the works, with Salim and Mara Brock Akil (the team behind Jumping the Broom) shepherding the project.