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ESPN Films Nine for IX Doc Series Begins w/ 'Venus Vs.' On July 2 - Trailer Debuts

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  • June 27, 2013 1:00 PM
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ESPN Films and espnW will premiere the documentary Venus Vs., directed by Ava DuVernay, as the first film in the upcoming Nine for IX series, on July 2, at 8pm ET.

Soledad O'Brien In Long-Form Programming Deal Talks w/ Al Jazeera America

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  • June 27, 2013 11:45 AM
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Since exiting her CNN show in February, Soledad O'Brien has been shoring-up deals here and there, ensuring that she stays active.
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ASPiRE's New Talkie - 'Exhale' - Debuts Tonight At 8pm

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2013 10:49 AM
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Just a reminder that ASPiRE's new talk show, Exhale, hosted by Angela Burt-Murray, Erin Jackson, Issa Rae, Malinda Williams and Rene Syler, makes its debut on the new cable TV network tonight, June 27 at 8pm.Exhale, which is ASPiRE’s 3rd original series, is directed by Victoria Mahoney, and produced by Lynne Robinson and Black Robin Media. An 8-episode first run is set to debut on tonight, and based on what I've seen thus far, as well as what I know of some of the talent involved, I'm definitely curious to see what they've been cooking up here. Too bad that I don't have the channel, so I won't be able to watch it. But episodes may be made available on ASPiRE's website after they broadcast.

Paula Deen Reportedly Hires Fixer Judy Smith (The Inspiration For 'Scandal's' Olivia Pope)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 26, 2013 5:26 PM
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So word on the street is that Paula Deen has retained the services of D.C. crisis firm Smith & Co., which is run by one Judy Smith, the real life crises manager that the lead character in Shonda Rhimes' hit ABC series, Scandal, is based on - aka Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington.

Jamie Foxx's Planned 5-Episode Horror Anthology Series For Syfy Has Been Postponed

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  • June 26, 2013 3:14 PM
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The planned Syfy channel/Jamie Foxx 5-episode horror anthology series that Foxx was to write, direct and exec produce, has been postponed.

Oprah Winfrey Decides To Save 'All My Children' & 'One Life To Live' After All. They're OWN-Bound

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 26, 2013 2:15 PM
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A change of heart for Oprah Winfrey? It was over a year ago when, in response to fan requests that she "save" canceled soap operas All My Children and One Life To Live, that she explained they weren't an option for the OWN Network.

Political Pundit And Activist Van Jones Joins CNN

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  • June 26, 2013 11:14 AM
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Van Jones, who was once an advisor to the Obama administration and currently president of Rebuilding the Dream (a progressive political action organization), and a regular political pundit on cable news channels, will be joining CNN as part of it new revamped Crossfire program.
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'Being Mary Jane' Gets A More Earnest Trailer

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  • June 26, 2013 11:13 AM
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MTV Base Greenlights 'Shuga' For Nigerian TV

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  • June 26, 2013 10:55 AM
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MTV Base and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, have joined forces with the Nigerian government’s National Agency for the Control of AIDS and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to launch Shuga, MTV’s award winning TV series and multimedia campaign.

Spike Lee, HBO & Mike Tyson Team Up Again For 'Undisputed Truth' (Remember 'Da Brick'?)

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  • June 25, 2013 5:41 PM
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