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    Eamonn Walker, Anthony Anderson, Tempestt Bledsoe All Starring In New NBC Next Season Pick-ups

    Some more next season TV news for the day...

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    Assignment: 'Police Academy' Week

    "This is the one where Jones pours tequila and sour mix into his mouth, shakes his head around while whirring like a blender, and spits a margarita into a glass."

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    Matthew McConaughey, Terrence Howard & Cuba Gooding Jr. Circling Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

    Post "Precious" in 2009, the world seemed to be filmmaker Lee Daniels' oyster. The aforementioned drama had scored six Oscar nominations, won two and the gestating projects started to pile up. There was the civil rights drama "Selma," which garnered interest from Robert ...

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    Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Matthew McConaughey For Lee Daniels' "The Butler"

    The cast list continues to grow and grow, with Matthew McConaughey, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard also reportedly in the mix to play yet-to-be-made-public real-life characters in Lee Daniels' The Butler, which already stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, John Cusack a...

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    Aml Ameen Directs 1st American Short "Hoorah" This Month + Watch His Short "Drink, Drugs & KFC"

    British actor Aml Ameen is directing his first American short film called Hoorah this month in London, to be produced by his company AmeenDream Entertainment. We interviewed the actor last month. If you haven't read it, you can find that exclusive HERE.

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    'Bonsai' Is A Chilean Slacker-Romance Of Love & Language That's Small, Swift & Smart

    Cannes, more so than other film festivals, feels like the 10 days of nutrition offered in the hopeful attempt to make up for the other 355 days of dessert modern movie going offers us. Abandonment, murder, suicide, prostitution -- these are the concerns of all too many films in the competition and s...

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    Melvin Van Peebles Bringing “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” To The Stage As An Opera

    Long-tiome readers will remember our mention of this in early 2010 soon after I got word that it opened at the Sons d’Hiver Festival in Paris, France. 

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    'Bullet To The Head' Reloads On Feb 1. 2013; 'Gambit' Moves Up While '7500' Flight Delayed Until Next Year

    It's a good ol' release date swap meet! A few titles have switched around their dates, so get out your day planner and make the following changes accordingly....

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    Antoine Fuqua In Talks To Direct New Line's Heist Drama "Chicagoland"

    We've heard several projects over the last few months which Fuqua has been attached to direct, but none which have started production that we know of. We last told you about Fuqua in talks to direct the Millenium thriller Olympus Has Fallen, described as a “Die Hard in the White House...

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    Cannes Market Watch: Solution Takes 'Grand Piano' with Elijah Wood, High Point Media Group Gets John Boorman Documentary

    The Solution Entertainment Group acquired the international rights to "Grand Piano," starring Elijah Wood. The thriller from Spanish producing team, directed by Eugenio Mira ("The Birthday") tells the story of a piano virtuoso, crippled by stage fright, who fights to return to the stage. Currently W...

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