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    Academy Names 176 New Members

    In an attempt to diversify its membership, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 176 people to become members. There are just under 6,000 members of the full Academy. Keep in mind that a person is only allowed to be a member of one branch. So for example, Barbra Streisand. ...

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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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