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Woman Of Color Maisie Richardson-Sellers A Front Runner For Lead In Star Wars VIII

by Anya Rahmingon April 16, 2014
An unknown actress named Maisie Richardson-Sellers has been rumored to be the front runner for a leading role in the upcoming 8th Star Wars Film. The actress has just 1 credit listed on her IMDB profile, a 2012 short titled Our First World. Some sources state that the actress has had some theatrical experience. ABC News has reported […]
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Single Mom’s Club Flopped, But Its Still Becoming A TV Show

by Anya Rahmingon April 14, 2014
Tyler Perry Studios is continuing the plan of producing a Single Mom’s Club television show for OWN. The series is on track to premiere in fall of 2014 with 20 episodes set for the first season. In an OWN press release, the show’s synopsis was exactly the same as the Single Mom’s Club movie synopsis reading […]

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Octavia Spencer To Play Lead In OWN Racial Riot Mini Series

by Anya Rahmingon April 13, 2014
Octavia Spencer will headline an upcoming mini series for OWN tentatively titled Tulsa. The project will air as a two-night event that tells the story of the largest race riot in U.S. history. According to OWN,  “300 people were believed to have been murdered in Tulsa, Oklahoma – a story that was largely covered up […]
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Toni Braxton To Headline First OWN TV Movie About Life of Darlene Love

by Anya Rahmingon April 13, 2014
Toni Braxton will be appearing in the OWN network’s first made for TV original film production. Braxton will play the charming 1960′s singer Darlene Love in an upcoming biopic. The real Darlene Love, now age 72, will serve as a producer. For those unfamiliar with Love, OWN provided the following summary of Love’s story via […]

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Blallywood Film Review: 20 Feet from Stardom

by jesimieljon April 2, 2014
From a distance, it appears that background singers have it pretty good.  They travel the world with the biggest stars without the stresses of celebrity and, let’s be honest, they sing the most memorable parts of the songs.  However, background singing is a thankless job.  They work long hours for less money and no recognition […]
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Watch Promo For Halle Berry’s New Series Extant

by Anya Rahmingon April 2, 2014
Extant, an upcoming television series starring Halle Berry, debuts July 9th on CBS. Berry plays an astronaut who returns to earth after having spent a year in space with no other humans. The series summary on IMDB reads: After spending a year in space, where she lived and conducted strange experiments, astronaut Molly Watts (Halle […]

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New Web Series ‘First’ Debuts On Issa Rae’s Channel Watch It Here!

by Anya Rahmingon April 2, 2014
An all new Black web series has just dropped on Issa Rae’s youtube channel. The series, titled First, is romantic, honest, and not what at all what we’re used to from Issa Rae Productions. That’s not to say that romance and honesty have been absent from her previous web series, but this series has a […]
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The Latest On Lee Daniel’s “Empire” A Potential Runaway Hit Or Epic Flop

by Anya Rahmingon March 31, 2014
Empire is one of the most anticipated shows to come out of this year’s television pilot season for Black audiences, and if it isn’t, that’s probably just because the show isn’t on everyone’s radar yet. The project has a superstar cast that includes veterans such as Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, as well as […]

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Did You Miss The SNL Black Jeopardy Skit ?

by Anya Rahmingon March 30, 2014
In a sketch on last night’s Saturday Night Live episode, Kenan Thompson starred as host of the game show “Black Jeopardy”. In the sketch, Thompson played Alex Treblack, while Jay Pharoah, Sasheer Zamata, and celebrity guest Louis C.K. played contestants. Louis C.K. portrayed a professor of African American studies, and hoped to fare well in […]
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Condola Rashad Will Play Nerfertari In Ancient Egypt Set Fox Series

by Anya Rahmingon March 30, 2014
Condola Rashad will play a key character in the upcoming Fox series titled Hieroglyph. The series, set in ancient Egypt, is part fantasy, part history. According to the summary “It follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah (Reece Ritchie), navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few […]

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Craig Robinson Gets Second Chance To Star In His Own NBC Show

by Anya Rahmingon March 30, 2014
Craig Robinson is getting another chance to star in a sitcom for the NBC television network. Last year we reported that Robinson would star in a show that was going to be produced by Greg Daniels (The Office). We also reported the show would feature Amandla Stenberg and Larenz Tate in the supporting cast. Those names have been […]
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Halle Berry Film Frankie & Alice To Hit Theaters 6 Years Late On April 4

by Anya Rahmingon March 30, 2014
Frankie & Alice, starring Halle Berry, is releasing in theaters on April 4, 2014. The movie was actually filmed back in 2008, but never had a wide theatrical release. Despite the fact that Halle Berry received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the film in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama category, […]

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Anthony Anderson To Play Patriarch In ABC Black Family Sitcom Black-ish

by Anya Rahmingon March 30, 2014
ABC has picked up a pilot for a TV show titled Black-ish. The show is a half hour comedy  in which actor Anthony Anderson will star as “an upper-middle class black man who struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father and […]
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About Jada Pinkett’s ‘Sadistic Role’ In New Show Gotham

by Anya Rahmingon March 29, 2014
A new drama titled Gotham is heading to the Fox television network. The series stars Southland actor Ben McKenzie as lead character Police Commissioner James Gordon, a prominent “good guy” in Christopher Nolan’s Batman films as well as in the original comic series. Jada Pinkett-Smith will be playing a key villain in the series’ first season. Her […]

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Kevin Hart Producing Show For ABC

by Anya Rahmingon March 29, 2014
Kevin Hart is producing a new television show for ABC. The show, titled Keep It Together, will be based on Kevin Hart’s life including some of the experiences he relates in his stand-up comedy routines. The cast includes Bresha Web (Love That Girl, Grey’s Anatomy), one of black female finalists who competed for a role […]
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Red Band Trailer For A Haunted House 2 + The Latest From Marlon Wayans

by Anya Rahmingon March 29, 2014
The horror parody film A Haunted House 2 comes out in theaters on April 18, 2014. Marlon Wayans has been hitting the press trail and promoting his new film with special screenings for HBCUs like Howard University and Clark-Atlanta University. In the meantime, new images, posters, and a red band trailer have debuted online. Marlon […]

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New Show From Lebron James About Life, Basketball, & 20 Somethings

by Anya Rahmingon March 27, 2014
A new drama-comedy produced by NBA star Lebron James will debut on the Starz network. The series will feature a Black cast that includes Jessie T. Usher, RonReaco Lee (Let’s Stay Together), Erica Ash (The Real Husbands Of Hollywood), Teyonah Parris (Mad Men) and Tichina Arnold (Everybody Hates Chris). The dramedy will be titled Survivor’s Remorse, and […]
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Big Cast Alert: Tatyana Ali, Jay Ellis, Macy Gray, Lala Anthony & More To Star In Latifah’s ‘November Rule’

by Anya Rahmingon March 26, 2014
Queen Latifah is producing a romantic comedy with a fun and very unique plot. The film, called November Rule, has a huge cast that includes Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Faizon Love, La La Anthony (Think Like A Man Too), Rick Gonzalez, Joyful Drake, Macy Gray, Mo Macrae and Jay Ellis (The Game). […]