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Africa's Oprah Winfrey Launching Her Own TV Network As Well

  • By Courtney
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  • July 28, 2012 12:46 PM
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The "Africa's Oprah Winfrey" label isn't one I came up with; that's what she's been called within and outside of Africa, although she's originally from Nigeria, born and educated in the UK primarily.

Laurence Fishburne Will Play Tough Cop Born To Hunt Serial Killers In NBC's 'Hannibal'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2012 9:38 AM
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Laurence Fishburne is no longer "circling," and is now confirmed to play the pivotal role of Jack Crawford, the agent-in-charge at the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI, who is tasked with tracking down a certain flesh-eating serial killer - a role played by Dennis Farina in Manhunter, Scott Glenn in The Silence of the Lambs and Harvey Keitel in Red Dragon. 

Chris Rock, Deshawn Raw Sketch Comedy Pilot Greenlit By Comedy Central

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 26, 2012 9:29 PM
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Glad to see Chris Rock putting on his producer hat and putting his industry clout to good use.

Post-Katrina Doc 'I'm Carolyn Parker...' To Be Broadcast On PBS In Sept

  • By Sergio
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  • July 26, 2012 8:37 PM
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Film director Jonathan Demme's five-years-in-the-making documentary I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, The Mad and the Beautiful, will make its PBS premiere on Thursday Sept. 20, as part of the network's long-running POV documentary series.

Megalyn Echikunwoke gets 'Made in New Jersey'

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • July 24, 2012 5:10 PM
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Bounce TV Announces Movie Licensing Agreements w/ Walt Disney, Miramax, Sony, MGM

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2012 2:37 PM
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ATLANTA, July 24, 2012 -- Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the nation's first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, has acquired the television rights to four packages of African American-skewing motion pictures in individual, multi-year licensing agreements with The Walt Disney Studios, Miramax, Sony Pictures Television and MGM Domestic Television Distribution, it was announced today by Bounce TV Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Katz.

VH1 Orders Kimberly Elise Hour-Long Scripted Sports Drama Series 'Bounce'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2012 10:50 AM
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VH1 has ordered the Kimberly Elise scripted hour-long drama titled, Bounce, which co-stars newcomer Taylour Paige, Charlotte Ross, Logan Browninghas and Dean Cain.

Laurence Fishburne Circling Pivotal Role In NBC's 'Hannibal'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2012 7:26 PM
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Laurence Fishburne is returning to the small screen to join the cast of NBC's upcoming contemporary take on Hannibal, with characters from Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon novel.

Niecy Nash Cast As Purse-Snatching Hooker In Season 2 Of 'New Girl'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2012 6:08 PM
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She currently stars alongside Cedric the Entertainer in the original sit-com for TV Land, The Soul Man, but fans of Fox's New Girl, will also be able to see the actress in season 2 episodes of that series, in which she'll play a purse snatcher, who also happens to be a hooker.

'Girlfriends' Alum Golden Brooks Will Play a New Girlfriend In 'Hart of Dixie'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2012 1:38 PM
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Golden Brooks (likley most known for her work on Girlfriends years ago) has joined the cast of the CW's Hart of Dixie for its upcoming second season.