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    The D Is Silent: Inside The Trailer For 'Django Unchained'

    The biggest story of the last week, by a mile, was the debut of the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino's sure-to-be-controversial Western "Django Unchained." Starring Jamie Foxx as the title character, a slave out to rescue his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), with Christoph Waltz as his compani...

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    The Slave Revenge Narrative Many Hoped For... And It's Not 'Django Unchained'

    I don't know if I've ever seen so many white people this excited about a slave movie.

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    Watch: First Full Trailer For Quentin Tarantino's Slave Revenge Pic 'Django Unchained'

    I figured it would leak online before tonight's Entertainment Tonight official premiere.

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    Kerry Washington To Test Primetime Emmy History With 'Scandal' (A Drought For Black Actresses)

    It's Thursday, and you know what that would've meant if Scandal season 1 wasn't yet over. I'm sure some of you will soon start showing symptons of Scandal withdrawal. My cure? I say give Damages a try if you haven't watched any of that FX series yet. It's one hell of a s...

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    Revisiting Spike Lee's *Forgotten Films* #1 - "She Hate Me"

    I call them Spike Lee's *forgotten* films, not because we don't remember them, but rather because, when discussion of Spike's film (specifically fan favorites) are had, these are the titles that rarely get mention. 

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    The Trouble With "Scandal"

    Like many, I eagerly anticipated the premiere of the show Scandal. A beautiful, black woman who is a power player in D.C., it had me chomping at the bit. With all of the strong television shows for women (Homeland on Showtime, The Good Wife on CBS - although, I don't know why the...

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    Where Even The Spoons Are Political: "Veep" and "Scandal" Do D.C. For TV

    “We live in a culture now where it’s almost like we are used to being lied to,” Julia Louis-Dreyfuss said in a recent New York Times Magazine piece about her HBO series Veep – to which any thinking person can only respond, “ALMOST?”  (Or hope that she de...

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    'Django Unchained' Character Guide and Official Synopsis

    The graphic poster for "Django Unchained" (December 25) is spare and actor-free, so we decided to fill in a character guide and an embellished official synopsis--we did read the Quentin Tarantino script.

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    Guest Post: Trouble in Hollywood - Hunger Games Fans Resort to Racist Tweets

    The first installment of the highly anticipated The Hunger Games trilogy finally made its way to the silver screen, earning an historic $155 million its opening weekend. While fans cheered on Katniss Everdreen—the strong and self-sufficient blue-eyed, blond hair Anglo heroine fighting for her ...

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    Sneak Preview: Shonda Rhimes' Scandal

    Thanks to Shonda Rhimes next week will be a milestone week. It will be the first time in 30 years that a single African American woman will be the lead on a network TV show. (Jada Pinkett Smith was the lead on Hawthorne on cable) The show -- Scandal -- is based on the life of Washington "fixe...

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