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Filmmakers Wanted: Hollywood Black Film Festival Seeking Entrants

The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) is gearing up for its 2012 festival, which will take place October 25 – 28 in Los Angeles.  HBFF is still accepting submissions for this year’s festival, but the entry deadline is August 17. ...
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Frankly Speaking: Oprah Winfrey Talks Black Men Being Mislabeled

“People don’t recognize this, but oftentimes when you are – particularly a black man in our culture, and a lot of people will disagree, but unless you’re a black man you don’t know what I’m talking about – when you ...
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End of an Era: Newsweek to End Print Edition

Newsweek, one of the most respected magazines in the business, will cease print publication this fall. Barry Diller, the chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp, which recently acquired sole control of Newsweek, announced that a plan to end the print edition of the ...
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Exclusive: Sneak Peak of VaShawn Mitchell’s “Created4This” CD

Six-time Stellar Award winner VaShawn Mitchell is gearing up for the follow-up to his 2010 groundbreaking release, “Triumphant,” which featured the chart-topping gospel anthem “Nobody Greater.” His new 11-track CD called “Created4This,” his second release on EMI Gospel, features collaborations ...
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Name Change: Ochocinco Goes Back To Johnson

NFL superstar Chad Ochocinco has gone back to his roots.  The wide receiver has legally changed his name back to Chad Johnson so that his new wife, reality star and author Evelyn Lozado, wouldn’t have to take on his Ochocinco ...
Music

Whitney Houston Exhibit: Late Icon’s Memorabilia Showcased At Grammy Museum

Whitney Houston’s storied life and career will be showcased in an exhibit at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles beginning on August 15. “Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston” will be unveiled the same week as her last ...
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On Hold: Revamped “In Living Color” Being Held By Fox

Fox Network entertainment chief Kevin Reilly had disappointing news for fans anticipating the reboot of the sketch comedy series, “In Living Color.” During his executive session at the Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel ...
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Sherman Hemsley: Dead at 74

“The Jeffersons” star Sherman Hemsley has died!  The 74-year-old actor died at this home in El Paso, Texas confirmed authorities in the city. In addition to his most famous role as George Jefferson, Hemsley also played Deacon Ernest Frye on ...
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Jennifer Hudson: Family Killer Sentenced To Life In Prison

Justice has been served in the Jennifer Hudson family killings case.  That man convicted of murdering the Oscar winner’s mother, brother and nephew has been sentenced to life in prison. Circuit Judge Charles Burns in Chicago imposed three life sentences ...
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Golden Brooks: “Girlfriends” Star Lands New Gig

Former “Girlfriends” star Golden Brooks has landed a new gig. The actress will join the cast of the CW drama “Hart of Dixie,” reports The Hollywood Reporter. The 41-year-old actress will play Ruby Jeffries, a successful woman with acerbic wit ...