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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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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Teaser Trailer Hits For Brit-Com 'The Inbetweeners'

    The path of British comedians and sitcom stars trying to make a break in Hollywood is strewn with corpses. For every “In the Loop” or “Shaun of the Dead”, there’s a “Guest House Paradiso” or “Lesbian Vampire Killers” lurking not far around the corner. The newest chancer is the “The Inbetweeners”, a ...

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  • The Playlist
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    '9' Director Shane Acker To Helm Thomas The Tank Engine Film

    Well there's a promising career gone swiftly down the drain, at least from an artist's standpoint. Deadline reports that Shane Acker, whose animated short film "9" was turned into a feature of the same name in 2009, has just signed on to direct a feature film based on the Thomas the Tank Engine toys...

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    First Poster Arrives For 'The Three Musketeers;' Which Cast Member Is Humiliated The Most?

    Currently in a tight neck-and-neck race with Roland Emmerich's "Anonymous" to be the stupidest movie of the fall, "The Three Musketeers," which sees "Resident Evil" director Paul W.S. Anderson cunningly reboot Alexandre Dumas' legendary characters for the 21st century by trying to make it look as mu...

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    Warner Bros. Planning To Digitally Alter Ed Helms Tattoo In 'The Hangover Part II' Due To Lawsuit

    DVD Release Planned For DecemberYou can bet Warner Bros. was hoping this issue would go away. Just in time for the film's theatrical release last month, tattoo artist S. Victor Whitmill filed a lawsuit seeking damages from the studio for replicating Mike Tyson's tattoo that he designed -- and claims...

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    Conan’s Website is Sarah Palin’s Classroom

    Conan O’Brien has had a lot of fun with Sarah Palin’s fractured sense of history, from her defense of her dead-wrong telling of the Paul Revere story to the way a Sarah Palin History Channel would imagine the Founding Fathers. And he’s not through trying to educate her. The Conan website has create...

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