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Darlene Love: Bio Film Headed To OWN Network

Song stylist Darlene Love has seen a huge career resurgence after being the centerpiece of the Academy Award nominated film, “20 Feet From Stardom.” Now the 72-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees will see her life story played ...
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Mo’Nique: Hosting “Love & Hip Hop” Reunion Special

Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique is hosting the reunion special for “Love & Hip Hop.” While no formal announcement has been made, cast members of the controversial VH1 reality show posted photos with the comedienne from the taping on Instagram. Mo’Nique ...
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Documentary Divas: “20 Feet From Stardom’s” Game Day Spotlight

As part of the promotional campaign leading into the 2014 award show season, RADiUS/The Weinstein Company is kicking the publicity campaign of its critically-acclaimed documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” into overdrive. The studio will have the film’s stars Merry Clayton, ...
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Jennifer Hudson: Back To Her Beginnings In “Black Nativity”

Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson hits the big screen again on November 27 in the holiday musical, “Black Nativity.” A contemporary film adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated Christmas play, Hudson stars as Naima in the film, the young mother of ...
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Alfre Woodard: Powerful Performance In “12 Years A Slave”

Sometimes less is more and in “12 Years a Slave,” veteran actress Alfre Woodard has a small, yet powerful, role! In the critically-acclaimed Steve McQueen drama, Woodard plays Mistress Harriet Shaw, who is married to a slave master. The four-time ...
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Breakout Star: Lupita Nyong’o Shines In “12 Years A Slave”

Lupita Nyong’o is the Hollywood fresh face with a breakout role in the critically acclaimed film, “12 Years a Slave.” The Kenyan-bred talent was fresh out of the Yale School of Drama when she landed the part of Patsey in ...
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Big Box Office: “12 Years A Slave” Opens Huge In ...

Fox Searchlight’s critically acclaimed film “12 Years A Slave” had a huge first weekend at the box office this past weekend in limited release. The film, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup as a free black man from upstate ...
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More Mo’Nique: Readying A New Talk Show

Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique is readying a return to television with a talk show pilot for ABC/Disney. The 45-year-old comedienne currently had a daytime talk show being developed by Vicki Dummer, ABC’s Executive Vice President Current Series and Specials. A source ...
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Oscars Add Color: African-Americans Among New Presenters & Performers

As the 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony closes in, new presenters and performers have been added to Hollywood’s biggest night in film. Oscar winners Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry and Octavia Spencer have been named as presenters, as have Oscar nominee ...
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Talley Talks: Fashion Icon Getting TV Show

Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley is gearing up to bring his larger-than-life persona back to a television. Talley, who worked for four seasons as a judge on “America’s Next Top Model,” has inked a deal with a with production ...