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    First Official Look At Sacha Baron Cohen In Military Gear In 'The Dictator'

    Yesterday brought us the first unofficial set photo of Sacha Baron Cohen in his upcoming dual role comedy "The Dictator," and the studio has responded by dropping an official picture today.

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    Danny Glover Heading To TV To Co-Star In New Series From "Heroes" Creator

    Maybe one of the hardest working men in show-business... Mr Danny Glover has signed on to co-star, alongside Kiefer Sutherland and David Mazouz, in a new Fox TV drama pilot titled Touch.

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    Bryan Singer Says 'X-Men: First Class' Sequel Could Be Set During Vietnam Or The Civil Rights Era

    (For Real This Time)Maybe Bryan Singer should be directing these films? Perhaps one of the biggest beefs, we, and other discerning audiences had with Mathew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class," was all this talk about the film being set in the heart of the civil rights era and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy...

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    Rutina Wesley To Star As Immaculee Ilibagiza In Rwandan Genocide Tale

    Star of hit HBO vampire series True Blood, Rutina Wesley, has signed on to star in a film based on Immaculee Ilibagiza's bestselling book, Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust.

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    Watch: Bijou Phillips Gets Murderous In Broken Social Scene's "Sweetest Kill" Video

    In case you're not hip to such things, Broken Social Scene are a Canadian indie rock supergroup best known for their collective good time, love-in vibe and expansive jams. But their newest video for "Sweetest Kill" from their latest album Forgiveness Rock Record abandons that image altogether.

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    If You Missed It... Listen To last Night's Episode Of The S&A Livecast (Hot Topics Show)

    Another S&A live podcast last night and the S&A Crew sounded off on several topics, including- Black characters in the X Men and Super 8 films - Winnie Mandela on Jennifer Hudson and the "biopic"- 50 Cent as Luke Cage...thoughts?Naomie Harris as a potential Bond Girl

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    Talk "Disaporic Synergies" With Me At Long Island University Caribbean Showcase This Saturday

    By the way, I'm going paneling again... if you're in the New York City area this weekend, here's something to do that's worth your while.

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    'M:I-4' Scribes Hired to Write Yet Another 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Movie

    While now might be a good time for Paramount executives to start thinking of a new word for "reboot" (a "reconfiguration," perchance?), Deadline are reporting they're plowing ahead with a second reboot of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series in a demented attempt to spawn a legitimate franchise...

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    The Help: Featurette

    I know that people have issues with this film (I am planning on reading the book before it's release in August) but I am down with any movie where Viola Davis talks about making invisible women visible. Hopefully this will be Davis' second Oscar nominated performance. It may be that the featurette...

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    Introducing FunkTV & Fried Chicken Cinema, Courtesy Of Regi Allen

    I met Regi Allen, the mastermind behind FunkTV and Fried Chicken Cinema back in April, at the New School conference here in NYC that I was a panelist for. We had a great conversation; Regi shared his enthusiasm for Shadow And Act, as well as his ideas for an alternate black TV network; we talked about our mutual belief in progress through collective action, and much more. His excitement for what could be, was infectious and contagious; And, as we discussed, a day or so after, Regi sent me, via email, a reminder of our conversation, as well as links to his brainchild, FunkTV, requesting that I take a look, offer commentary, and hopefully conti...

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