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Lifetime Releases Glam Cast Posters For All-Black 'Steel Magnolias' Cast

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 3:24 PM
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Lifetime has set October 7, at 9pm for the world premiere of its remake of the 1989 tear jerker drama, Steel Magnolias, with an all-African American cast that includes: Queen Latifah (she's also executive producer) as M'Lynn, Alfre Woodard as Ouiser, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Jill Scott as Truvy, Adepero Oduye as Annelle and Rashad’s daughter, Condola Rashad as Shelby. 

Anika Noni Rose Heading to CBS' New Sherlock Holmes Series, 'Elementary'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 3:13 PM
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Anika Noni Rose, who recently completed shooting on the film adaptation of Half Of A Yellow Sun, will guest-star on CBS's Sherlock Holmes adaptation titled, Elementary.

Loretta Devine Will Play Cedric The Entertainers Mother On 'The Soul Man'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 2:08 PM
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Loretta Devine is heading to the TV Land this week for a 2-episode arc in its freshman half-hour comedy series, The Soul Man.

Nickelodeon Cancels Cymphonique Miller Series 'How To Rock' After One Season

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 9:32 AM
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That was fast!

Oprah Winfrey Keeps 'Next Chapter' Ratings Momentum Going, Books Jennifer Hudson Sit-Down

  • By Courtney
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  • August 25, 2012 10:34 AM
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Likely buoyed by strong ratings from recent celeb interviews, Oprah Winfrey is continuing along that path.

ABC Teams With Will & Jada Pinkett Smith (Overbrook) For 'High Octane Pandemic Thriller'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 6:09 PM
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About a 1 1/2 months ago, we announced that Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and James Lassiter (via their Overbrook Entertainment) had teamed up with J. Michael Straczynski and his new media company, Studio JMS, to produce a new television series, which was said to be in development.

Debbie Allen Wants To Reboot 'A Different World'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 1:38 PM
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If the below tweets she posted to her Twitter followers are any indication...

Oprah Winfrey, TV Guide Count Down Most Iconic & Memorable Oprah Show Moments

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 12:52 PM
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From the press release from OWN (watch a preview below)...

Tracee Ellis Ross Explains Her Sudden 'Reed Between The Lines' Departure

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 11:37 AM
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"It was that BET hadn't decided if they were picking up the show yet or not [...] During that time when they didn't know, I was offered a really amazing pilot for NBC, and BET graciously allowed me to go and do it [...] Then the timing got complicated and there was a need to move forward. [BET] had to figure out how to deal without me because I wasn't available. But it's not because I wanted to leave."

Angela Bassett Will Be Coretta Scott King To Mary J. Blige's Betty Shabazz In 'Betty & Coretta'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2012 9:20 PM
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