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Nonso Anozie On Playing Renfield As A Black Man & More In NBC's New 'Dracula' Drama Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 17, 2013 11:50 AM
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Brit thespian Nonso Anozie joins Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica DeGouw and Katie McGrath to star in NBC's upcoming new Dracula serial, which premieres Friday, October 25 at 10/9c.

Watch 2 Clips From Chiwetel Ejiofor Miniseries 'Dancing On The Edge' (Debuts On Starz 10/19)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 17, 2013 11:01 AM
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Starz network will host the USA television premiere of the musical drama Dancing on the Edge, an original miniseries from writer/director Stephen Poliakoff, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor (an actor who's set to have a really good second half of 2013 with 3 films he stars in debuting).

Kerry Washington Will Make Her 'Saturday Night Live' Hosting Debut On 11/2

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 16, 2013 11:03 AM
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Well, at least on the day she hosts, we know who'll probably be playing most of the black women characters written into any skits during that episode.

Black Girls Rock 2013 To Honor Mara Brock Akil, Queen Latifah, Patti Labelle, Misty Copeland, Venus Williams, Ameena Matthews, Marian Wright Edelman

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2013 7:33 PM
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BET Networks in partnership with Beverly Bond, the Founder and CEO of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, announced today that Patti Labelle (Living Legend Award), Queen Latifah (Rock Star Award), Mara Brock Akil (Shot Caller Award), Venus Williams (Star Power Award), community organizer Ameena Matthews (Community Activist Award), ground-breaking ballet dancer Misty Copeland (Young, Gifted & Black Award), and children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman (Social Humanitarian), are the distinguished guests of honor to be celebrated at this year's BLACK GIRLS ROCK! event.
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Pascale Armand Goes Heisting In 3 1/2-Minute Clip From Tonight's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2013 3:08 PM
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If you missed my "Black Women Will Feature Prominently In The Next 2 Episodes Of Marvel’s 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'" item published yesterday, read it HERE.

Watch Final Super-Trailer For 'Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2013 12:53 PM
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Here VH1's final and really the first full trailer for Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story, which premieres next week Monday, October 21 at 9pm.

Kenan Thompson: Lack Of Funny Black Female Comedians Is Reason For SNL’s Diversity Problem

  • By Sergio
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  • October 15, 2013 11:18 AM
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And of course, judging form the photo above, being the comedic stylist he is, who would know better than him?

Watch 2 New Promos For 'Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 14, 2013 3:43 PM
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Here are 2 new promos for VH1's Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story, which stars Keke Palmer as Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, Drew Sidora as Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Lil' Mama as the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.

TV One Announces New Season Of Award-Winning 'Unsung' (Dates, Lineup Of Episodes, Promo)

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  • October 14, 2013 1:55 PM
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TV One has announced that it will premiere the new season of its acclaimed popular music biography series Unsung on Wednesday, October 30 at 8PM/ET, with a profile of hip-hop group Heavy D & the Boyz. Known for its thorough portraits of singers and music acts whose success or legacy in the industry was cut short due to personal crises and transformative circumstances, Unsung will highlight the rise-and-fall stories of a new group of artists in each one-hour episode, this season.“A truly unique documentary experience, this series continues to profile wildly gifted acts of the last 30 years, revisiting their career trajectories and unveiling the reasons for their apparent withdrawal from the public eye,” said D’Angela Proctor, SVP of Programming and Production for TV One. “With highly personal eyewitness accounts from the artists’ families, friends and colleagues, as well as commentary from music industry insiders, we ensure that their stories do not gounsung.”

Black Women Will Feature Prominently In The Next 2 Episodes Of Marvel’s 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 14, 2013 12:49 PM
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Three episodes into the new season (the show's first), and I've already begun to lose interest in ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.