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Roxanne Shante: Forest Whitaker Producing Film About Female Rap Star

Posted June 15, 2016 by jmurray

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker has signed on to produce a feature film about the legendary Roxanne hip-hop wars that occurred in the music industry back in the 1980s. According to Roger Friedman at Showbiz411.com, the film is titled “Roxanne, Roxanne” and is about 14-year-old lyricist Roxanne Shante—born Lolita Shante Gooden—who become the first female star […]

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First Look: See The Trailer For “Roots” Remake

Posted February 15, 2016 by jmurray

The History Channel has released their first trailer for the remake of “Roots.” The iconic series is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship. The revamped version is being remade by A+E Studios in association with Marc […]

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Cinema Sequel: “The Butler” Back In Theaters

Posted December 6, 2013 by jmurray

Missed it the first time or want to see it a second, starting on Friday Dec. 6, “The Butler” is back in theaters. In an unprecedented move, the movie, which stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo, is getting a second theatrical run in an effort to push the film for the upcoming award […]

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Jacob Latimore: Teenage Star Turns Leading Man In “Black Nativity”

Posted November 27, 2013 by jmurray

He’s an R&B superstar in the making and just may be a household name after audiences see him in the film adaptation of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity.” Jacob Latimore is only 17-years-old, but on screen he possesses the skill and delivery of an industry pro. In the Kasi Lemmons-directed film, Latimore plays Langston, a troubled […]

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Jennifer Hudson: Back To Her Beginnings In “Black Nativity”

Posted November 25, 2013 by jmurray

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 Langston (played by Jacob Latimore). Directed by Kasi Lemmons, “Black Nativity” also stars Forest Whitaker, […]

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler: Continues To Clean Up At Box Office

Posted September 3, 2013 by jmurray

For the third consecutive week, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” has come in at the top spot at the box office. In a surprise victory over the record revenue Labor Day weekend, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” grossed $20 million over the four-day holiday, which takes its domestic box office total to $79.3 million. The film starring […]

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Oprah Winfrey: Her Friends Don’t Use The N-Word

Posted August 1, 2013 by jmurray

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is featured on the cover of Parade this Sunday with her “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” co-star Forest Whitaker. In the interview, the 59-year-old network owner speaks about her disdain for the n-word. “You cannot be my friend and use that word around me. It shows my age, but I feel strongly […]

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A-List Rides: Hollywood Style In Toyota Prius

Posted September 8, 2012 by jmurray

I was so excited about getting the 2012 Toyota Prius Three because I just knew I was going to be able to ride in the Washington, DC area HOV lanes. Unfortunately, I learned that I had to have a vehicle model pre-2011 to utilize the convenient traffic lane. Regardless, in a bad economy the Toyota […]

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