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Ice Cube On Why He Does Mostly Comedies: "It's The Path Of Least Resistance"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2011 4:49 AM
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It's the path of least resistance... I don't want to be a dude like Stanley Kubrick, pop out every five or six years... They know I can make comedies work, so that's what they want. It's not like you go to McDonald's and ask for a taco... It's not easy.. they want comedies. And if they do a drama, it won't deal with race issues, it will deal with family issues, like Precious.

Viola Davis Options Rights To Award-Winning Novel "The Personal History of Rachel DuPree"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2011 2:46 AM
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A follow-up to my post a few days ago on Viola Davis creating a production company with her husband, and the projects she plans to produce with it, specifically one that she described as "a period piece about African-American homesteaders."

"Colombiana" Star Zoe Saldana Opens Up About Breaking Down

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 12, 2011 1:17 AM
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As we await the August 26th opening of Zoe Saldana's highly-anticipated star turn in the action film Colombiana, Saldana has been out and about, steadily promoting herself and the film.

Wesley Snipes From Prison On "Blade," "Julius Styles: The International" + Projects In Development

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 11, 2011 7:40 AM
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Prison isn't stopping Wesley Snipes from stacking up projects for when he gets out.

Gee Ya Think Nonso Anozie Will make To The End Of "The Grey"?

  • By Sergio
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  • August 10, 2011 8:52 AM
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Place your bets ladies and gentlemen; place your bets!!!

Esther Rolle Flashback : "They Never Got Beyond Me As A Maid... In The Mainstream"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2011 7:49 AM
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Fitting and timely recognition of the late Esther Rolle posted today on The Hollywood Reporter, considering today's release of the polarizing Viola Davis feature film, The Help.

Tyler Perry And Lionsgate Following Oprah's Lead, Planning Cable TV Channel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2011 1:12 AM
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  • 19 Comments
Are you ready for Tyler TV? No? Too bad, because it's coming.

"The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl" Thanks to You... Close to $43,000 Raised & Counting...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2011 4:41 AM
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There's certainly something to be learned from the success of Issa Rae's web series The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl, and the overwhelming amount of support its received - specifically, in its fundraising campaign, which, as of today, with about 2 days left until it ends, has attracted almost $43,000 in contributions! What's even more thrilling about that number is that she asked for $30,000. So, the additional $13,000 (thus far and counting) is the proverbial icing on the cake. Or maybe the cherry ontop of the icing on the cake.

VH1 Will Explore Connection Between Hip-Hop And Cocaine In New Documentary

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2011 3:28 AM
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On September 18th, VH1 will air an original documentary titled Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation - a film which takes a hard look at the development of crack cocaine in the so-called urban community, featuring interviews with Snoop Dogg, Cyprus Hill's B-Real, Wu-Tang Clan members RZA and Raekwon, and others.

Hype Williams Will Direct "Sexual Thriller" Penned By Joe Eszterhas Titled "Lust"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 8, 2011 11:27 AM
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Hit veteran music video director Hype Williams has signed on to direct a "sexual thriller" titled Lust, based on a script by Basic Instinct and Showgirls screenwriter, Joe Eszterhas.