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    Octavia Spencer Doesn’t Agree With John Singleton’s Claim That Black Directors Are Being Shut Out

    Octavia Spencer wasn't exactly happy with what John Singleton said about the increasingly lack of opportunities for black directors. Is she right? Or is Singleton?

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    Coming To OWN: Toni Braxton Will Star In Darlene Love Biopic; Octavia Spencer Will Lead In 'Tulsa' & More...

    Coming To OWN: Toni Braxton Will Star In Darlene Love Biopic; Octavia Spencer Will Lead In 'Tulsa' & More...

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    Kevin Costner Explains How Hard it is to Make a Movie About Racism with New Film 'Black and White'

    At a recent press conference promoting his upcoming football drama Draft Day, actor Kevin Costner also opened up about the challenges of making his next film Black and White, which deals pointedly with issues of racism.

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    Watch: Chadwick Boseman Channels James Brown in 'Get On Up' Trailer

    In the vein of Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman, actor Chadwick Boseman seems to be getting some highly-coveted roles playing renowned African-American icons. One year after his breakthrough performance as Jackie Robinson in "42," Boseman now returns to the screen to play none other than musical...

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    First Trailer For Universal's James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' (Starring Chadwick Boseman) Arrives!

    First Trailer For Universal's James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' (Starring Chadwick Boseman) Arrives!

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    First Looks At Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott In James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

    First Looks At Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott In James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

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    Chadwick Boseman Will Break 4th Wall In James Brown Biopic + New Pic Shows Off His Pompadour

    Chadwick Boseman Will Break 4th Wall In James Brown Biopic + New Pic Shows Off His Pompadour

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    Chadwick Boseman "Mesmerizes" As James Brown In 'Get On Up' Footage + Ralph Tresvant As Sam Cooke?

    Watch Chadwick Boseman "Mesmerize" As James Brown In 'Get On Up' Footage + Ralph Tresvant As Sam Cooke?

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    The Academy Got It Wrong: Black Oscar Winners and the Roles They Should Have Won For

    In anticipation of the Academy Award ceremony this weekend, here’s a look back at the black actors who’ve taken home the Oscar, and which other roles they should have won for, if any.

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    David O. Russell Drops ABC Drama, Key & Peele Join 'Fargo' Series And More

    Well, this might be disappointing to some. It was only one month ago when we heard that David O. Russell would be teaming up alongside “Erin Brockovich” screenwriter Susannah Grant for an ABC drama, tentatively titled “The Club.” Despite the fact that the show was already given a 13-episode order, i...

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