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Adepero Oduye

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    New Pic From 'Twelve Years A Slave' Set Confirms Adepero Oduye As 'Eliza' & Storm Reid As 'Emily'

    The film is not yet listed on her (Storm Reid's) IMDB nor IMDBPro pages, but the photo above (and below in full), as well as the caption that accompanied it ("Storm Reid as "Emily" and Adepero Oduye as "Eliza" on set of Twelve Years a Slave directed by Steve McQueen...

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    TV Trailer Watch: Steel Magnolias

    A full cast of African American women in this version of Steel Magnolias.  Queen Latifah takes on the Sally Field lead role.  Also stars Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott, Phylicia and Condola Rashad and Adepero Oduye. 

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    Casting Call: Adepero Oduye For Nina Simone?

    No Adepero Oduye hasn't been cast in the Nina Simone biopic that's long been in development, but, while I have the S&A floor, can I put in a request:

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    'Pariah' Star Adepero Oduye Lining Up Role In Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years A Slave' With Michael Fassbender

    How do you follow a breakthrough performance that was name dropped by Meryl Streep and nominated for an Indie Spirit Award? How about doing a movie with Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Brad Pitt? Welcome to the big time Adepero Oduye.

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    Dee Rees' "Pariah" Picks Up GLAAD Media Award

    Over the weekend, at a ceremony held in New York City, writer/director Dee Rees' dramatic debut, Pariah, was presented with the GLAAD Media Award for Oustanding Film – Limited Release.

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    Spirited Stars

    The Independent Spirit Awards, held the day before Oscars in a gigantic tent in Santa Monica, provides a great opportunity to meet and greet movers and shakers in the world of film, as well as journalists, actors, and anyone who likes to schmooze in the sunlight. It should be clear by now that I am ...

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    Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain & Jennifer Lawrence Are Vanity Fair's 2012 Ingenues

    Vanity Fair loves the ladies. For their annual Hollywood issue the magazine has once again gone with hot young things for their cover, making it three straight years the boys have left off from strutting their stuff (excluding the 2009 issue which for some reason had Barack Obama fronting the issue)...

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    Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue 2012

    At least they are all dressed.  But all the satin kind of reminds me of a brothel.  Thw women on the power panel which is the actual cover are Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain.  And Jennifer Lawrence is in the top center.  Smart of them to in...

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    Meryl Streep's Golden Globe Winning Speech

    Meryl Streep won best actress in a drama for The Iron Lady. In her speech she acknowledged all her fellow nominees and the other terrific female performances from this year. And how about her shout out to Adepero Oduye.

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    Color, Light, and Depth: The Visual Aesthetic of "Pariah" (An Interview w/ Cinematographer Bradford Young)

    Dee Rees’ Pariah opens today in select cities, and what promises to be a compelling narrative, also features one of the more evocative visual palettes in recent cinema.

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