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Amazon To Have Exclusive Rights To HBO Shows Like ‘The Wire’

by Anya Rahmingon April 24, 2014
HBO has signed a contract with Amazon.com granting the company exclusive rights to distribute shows from the network’s library in digital form. Popular series like The Wire, Game Of Thrones, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Girls, and more will be available on the Amazon Prime streaming video service. Amazon Prime is a rival to the streaming […]
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High Quality Black Web Series ‘Hard Times’ Debuts, Catch It Now!

by Anya Rahmingon April 24, 2014
A new Black web series titled Hard Times debuted on April 22nd. Its an 11 episode production directed by Tahir Jetter. Episode 1 revolves around a young male personal trainer who is pressed for cash to pay his rent. After speaking with one of his clients, he realizes that stripping may be his best option to earn […]

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This Week In Mediocre Headlines: A Haunted House 2 Had Okay Box Office Opening

by Anya Rahmingon April 21, 2014
A Haunted House 2, a film which had one of the fastest turnarounds for a sequel not filmed at the same time as its predecessor, had an okay opening box office weekend. The film made $9.1 million in ticket sales, and had a production budget of just $4 million, which makes it an early success. […]
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DVR Alert: Boondocks Season 4 Premieres Tonight

by Anya Rahmingon April 21, 2014
Yes, we haven’t seen a new episode in nearly 4 years. Yes, that’s enough time to transition from student to tax paying, working citizen. But fans of all ages are still going to tune into the newest season of the animated series Boondocks tonight on Adult Swim. The long awaited 4th season is debuting at 10:30/9:30c […]

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About The Scandal Season 3 Finale….697,437 Tweets, More Great Stats

by Anya Rahmingon April 21, 2014
An ABC press release has revealed the Scandal season 3 finale viewership stats. The season 3 finale garnered 10.5 million viewers. This is an increase from the season 2 finale, which attracted 9.1 million viewers last year, proving the show is more popular than ever. Rhimes has said she is confident the show will be returning […]
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Kerry Washington’s Neutrogena Gig Takes Her To YouTube, Watch!

by Anya Rahmingon April 21, 2014
Kerry Washington is the latest celebrity brand ambassador for Neutrogena. Her first commercial for the beauty care company premiered during the season 3 finale of Scandal. Washington is being used to promote the brand’s visibly even line which consists of products designed to soften dark spots and correct uneven pigmentation. Washington is not just promoting the […]

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Gary Dourdan Lands Roles On ‘Glee’ and ‘Being Mary Jane’

by Anya Rahmingon April 20, 2014
Former CSI actor Gary Dourdan has just landed 2 guest starring television roles. Dourdan will appear in season 2 of Being Mary Jane as Sheldon Armstrong who is described as:  a smoothly charming and casually handsome retired civil trial attorney who made a fortune suing corrupt corporations. He’s coming out of retirement to pursue his […]
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Blair Underwood Will Play Othello, Yes Please!

by Anya Rahmingon April 19, 2014
A production of William Shakespeare’s Othello will debut June 22, 2014 at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. The play will kick off the venue’s Summer Shakespeare Festival. Blair Underwood is taking on the title role of Othello. Joining him on stage are Kristen Connolly, appearing as Desdemona, and Richard Thomas, appearing as as Iago. […]

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Jaden Smith To Play Slave In Film Adaptation Of ‘The Good Lord Bird’

by Anya Rahmingon April 19, 2014
Jaden Smith will star alongside Liev Schreiber in the film adaptation of The Good Lord Bird. The book is based on a novel of the same name by James McBride (Red Hook Summer). The announcement marks what is easily Jaden Smith’s most dramatic role to date. The story focuses on a slave named Henry “Onion” […]
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Michael B. Jordan Attached To Star In ‘Men Who Kill’

by Anya Rahmingon April 19, 2014
Rising star Michael B. Jordan has secured a leading role in a film called Men To Kill. Twentieth Century Fox liked the script and just purchased the screenplay for a 6 figure sum (Variety). Information on the movie’s plot isn’t available at the moment, but we do know its a CIA thriller, and the theme generally […]

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Watch Best Clips & Bloopers From Jimmy Kimmel ‘Scandalabra’ Episode

by Anya Rahmingon April 18, 2014
Jimmy Kimmel aired a special episode of his late night show following the season 3 finale of Scandal. He was joined by Scandal series creator Shonda Rhimes on a white sofa. Scott Foley poured a bottle of red wine into Kimmel and Rhimes’ massive glasses as they talked about a series of Scandal clips that […]
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Become A Patreon Of Issa Rae Productions And We’ll Get An Awkward Black Girl Movie

by Anya Rahmingon April 18, 2014
Issa Rae has set up a campaign over on Patreon to gain financial support from followers of Issa Rae Productions. Unfortunately YouTube ad revenue alone isn’t substantial when it comes to high end content involving a crew of multiple actors and producers. Patreon campaigns allow content creators, such as musicians and YouTubers, to receive monthly […]

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Watch Episode 2 Of Issa Rae’s Series “First”

by Anya Rahmingon April 18, 2014
The First Call, the second episode of the newest Issa Rae productions web series First, has been released. The episode begins with the two lead characters, Robin and Charles, waking up together in bed. At the end of the previous episode they were hesitant to kiss each other, but it appears things escalated behind the scenes. […]
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Dreamworks’ ‘Home’ Will Be First 3D Animated Film Starring Black Character

by Anya Rahmingon April 18, 2014
In 2009 young Black girls and women finally got a taste of what it was like to have representation in a major animated film. Disney released The Princess And The Frog featuring Tiana, the first Black Disney Princess. The film was revolutionary and controversial. While it was fantastic to see the Black princess Tiana going through the […]

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Scandal Season 4 An Almost Certainty According To Rhimes

by Anya Rahmingon April 18, 2014
Shonda Rhimes thinks Scandal will be back for a fourth season even though ABC has yet to renew it. Fans concerned with the lack of an announcement on the subject tweeted at Shonda Rhimes to get an answer. Rhimes told fans that ABC hasn’t announced pick-ups for its lineup next season and there is no reason […]
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Orange Is The New Black Season 2 Looks As Good As Season 1 – Watch Trailer

by Anya Rahmingon April 18, 2014
  On Friday, June 6, 2014, the second season of the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black will be released in entirety. Netflix has released two promotional videos for the upcoming season. One is a season 2 trailer, while the other features members of the cast talking about the story’s development. The second season […]

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Black Screenplay ‘Just Say Yes’ Gets Antwone Fisher On Board, Seeks Crowd-Funding

by Anya Rahmingon April 17, 2014
 An IndieGoGo campaign has just launched for a Black film based on the screenplay Just Say Yes. The script catapulted its writer Lanfia Wal to the finalist stage in the Organization of Black Screenwriters Competition. Additionally Wal has captured the interest of director Antwone Fisher who has agreed to helm the project. Wal describes Just Say Yes as both comedic […]
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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 […]