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BET Orders New Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil 'Entourage'-Like Pilot For Diggy Simmons To Star

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  • August 20, 2012 9:53 PM
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It was just Friday when BET revealed that Kelly Rowland had signed up to star in a comedy pilot exec-produced by The Bernie Mac Show's Warren Hutcherson, and written and co-executive produced by Julian Breece. 

Katt Williams Returns With 'Kattpacalypse' Premiering August 25th, On Showtime

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  • August 20, 2012 7:01 PM
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Via press release from Showtime (preview clip underneath)...

Hushpuppy & Wink Will Chat w/ Oprah On August 26

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  • August 20, 2012 10:55 AM
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In an all-new episode of Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday show on OWN, Oprah will sit down with Beast Of The Southern Wild director Benh Zeitlin, and the film's breakout stars, Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry.

It's Official - Tracee Ellis Ross Leaves BET's 'Reed Between The Lines'

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  • August 17, 2012 8:11 PM
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Confirming what yesterday's casting additions already suggested (read that post HERE), it's now official that Tracee Ellis Ross has left BET's freshman scripted series Reed Between The Lines.

ABC Re-imagining 'Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn' As Detective Series; What Does This Mean For Jim?

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  • August 17, 2012 6:51 PM
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Hmmm... of course, my immediate thoughts went to all the criticims of the original novel's notions of race and identity, the character Jim (the good-hearted, moral slave, and Mark Twain's stereotypical depictions of him), its repeated use of the word "nigger," and more, labeling the novel racist; while on the other side, Twain scholars argue that the novel's protagonist, and the overall message of the book, is actually anti-racist.

Norm Lewis ('Porgy') Joins 'Scandal' Cast In Recurring Role, w/ Incredible Arc As Olivia Pope's Ex-BF

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  • August 17, 2012 6:00 PM
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He may currently be most known as Porgy in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Porgy & Bess (starring opposite Audra McDonald), but Norm Lewis is no stranger to the screen; from roles in daytie soap All My Children in the 1990s on TV, to Sex & The City 2, in 2010, on the big screen.

Sci-Fi/Thriller Web Series 'Osiris' Returns! Watch Chapter 6 Now

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  • August 17, 2012 2:45 PM
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It's baaack! Read on below, for all you need to know... and watch underneath:

Watch 3 Previews Of This Sunday's Emotional 'Oprah's Next Chapter' w/ Rihanna

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  • August 17, 2012 1:47 PM
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Oh boy... I know many of you have set your DVRs for this.

Kelly Rowland Lands Lead Role In New Scripted BET Pilot From 'Buppies' Creator

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  • August 17, 2012 1:27 PM
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Kelly Rowland has signed up to star in a comedy pilot for BET, exec-produced by The Bernie Mac Show's Warren Hutcherson, and written and co-executive produced by Julian Breece (remember him? He created that Tatyana Ali web series we featured on the old S&A site called Buppies).

BET's 'House Husbands' Gets New Title + New Cast: Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, Robin Thicke, JB Smoove

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  • August 16, 2012 9:38 PM
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When it was initially announced in April, in BET's unveiling of its next season new programming & pickups, it was called House Husbands; that name has changed, making the scripted comedy series' official new title, The Real Husbands of Hollywood.