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'She Done Mess With The Wrong Witch' - New Promo For 'Coven' Featuring Angela Bassett

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 4, 2013 10:36 AM
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Had enough of all the American Horror Story: Coven teasers yet?Too bad! Here's one more, although, unlike all the previous promos, this one actually features Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau, a practioner of Voodoo who lived in the 1800s, who was called "the Voodoo queen of New Orleans," and is indeed credited with being a unifying force in helping Voodoo penetrate New Orleans culture.We'll have to wait to find out just how involved Bassett's Laveau character will be in Coven's main plot, when the new season arrives on October 9 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX - a week away.

Go 'Inside The Coven' For Voodoo In New Orleans, Ahead Of 'American Horror Story' Premiere

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2013 6:24 PM
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References to Voodoo in popular culture are plenty, especially here in the West. From pin-filled/punctured dolls, to witch doctors, possession and animal sacrifice, these are likely some of what many would immediately think of, if asked to describe what Voodoo is. Some might also attribute it to a specific place - usually the countries of the Caribbean, like Haiti and Jamaica, or the southeastern United States, especially New Orleans. And while some of these beliefs are indeed tangentially related, others are stereotypes that have little or nothing to do with Voodoo itself, even though seemingly embraced by the zeitgeist, thanks in part to Hollywood schooling.Voodoo, as we know it, and that will be of some significance during the upcoming 3rd season of FX's American Horror Story (Coven), set in the aforementioned New Orleans, can trace its origins to a slavery-era coalescing of the assortment of beliefs and practices brought over from different parts of primarily Western Africa.

New Promo For VH1's 'Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story' Brings The Drama

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 1, 2013 1:47 PM
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Here's a new promo 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.

Watch 3 New Clips From 'Scandal' Ahead Of This Thursday's Season 3 Premiere

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 1, 2013 10:47 AM
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In case you're one of the few Gladiators who doesn't already have the date marked on all your different calendars, Scandal returns to ABC this Thursday, October 3, for season #3. Excited? Sure you are! You wouldn't be a Gladiator otherwise.I'll spare you anymore words, and just present the clips - all 3 embedded below:

PBS Announces 'American Pharaoh' - Doc On Egyptian National Soccer Team & Its American Coach

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2013 12:25 PM
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PBS today announced it will air the one-hour documentary American Pharaoh, which goes behind the scenes with the Egyptian national soccer team - the "Pharaohs" - and its American coach, Bob Bradley.

Watch The Opening Credits For 'American Horror Story: Coven' + Marie Laveau Teases

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 25, 2013 6:26 PM
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The opening credits for the previous 2 seasons of of FX's American Horror Story were fun. A sufficiently creepy collage of both still and moving images, with an eerie musical overlay and sound effects. Via Twitter earlier today, show co-creator Ryan Murphy shared what will be the opening credits for the series' upcoming third season, adding that the sequence includes clues to how the new season's narrative will progress. See if you can spot them.Although names noticeably absent from the opening credit sequence are Angela Bassett and Gabourey Sidibe. I expected to, at least, see Bassett's name, given that she's one of the leads this season. I suppose she'll likely receive something like a "special guest star" credit.Expectations are even higher for American Horror Story: Coven, which will explore "themes of race and oppression and family — especially mothers and daughters — along with laughs and scares and a few tears," as executive producer Tim Minear puts it.Here's a breakdown if you missed it previously:

'Scandal' Season 1 Summarized In 7 Minutes. Catch Up Before Next Week's Premiere (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2013 3:13 PM
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Watch First Trailer For Return Of Original Comedy Series 'Love That Girl!' + Premiere Date Set

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2013 12:07 PM
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Marvel’s 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Premieres On ABC Tonight - Watch New Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2013 11:17 AM
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I don't think there's any doubt that tonight's most anticipated TV premiere will be Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, which starts at 8pm.

Promo For TV One's Roland Martin-Hosted 'News One Now' + Donna Wilson Named Exec Producer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 23, 2013 7:31 PM
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TV One has named television veteran Donna Wilson as Executive Producer of its new, live one-hour, weekday morning news program News One Now, which will be hosted by Roland S. Martin.