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    Cedric The Entertainer's 'Soul Man' Is TV Land's 2nd Highest-Rated Original Series Debut Ever

    Despite the entire pilot episode of this new Cedric the Entertainer original scripted sit-com for TV Land being made available on the web a full week before its official TV debut, last night's premiere of The Soul Man still managed to pull in 1.9 million viewers during i...

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    Max Minghella May Join Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn In Shawn Levy's 'The Internship'

    Let's look at this as the good, the bad and the ugly. Max Minghella, the son of the late Anthony Minghella, is in early negotiations to join the 20th Century Fox comedy, "The Internship." The good: it's a film written by Vince Vaughn, and it reunites Vaughn with his "Wedd...

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    Colin Firth & Cate Blanchett To Star In 'Skinny And Cat,' Barbra Streisand's Return To Directing

    Most of the non-music career news about Barbra Streisand in the past little while has been about her taking a role in the brewing big screen remake of "Gypsy" set to be penned by "Downton Abbey" writer Julian Fellowes, but it looks like Babs has a little trick up her sleeve, and ...

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    Lauren London Taking Over For Tia Mowry In 'The Game.' Pooch Hall's Replacement Sought

    Lauren London will reportedly join the cast of BET's mega comedy hit, The Game, as a series regular, in its upcoming 6th season.

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    The Art of the Mystery Doc: Must-Sees 'Searching for Sugar Man' and 'The Imposter'

    Festival faves "The Imposter" (Indomina, July 13) and "Searching for Sugar Man" (Sony Pictures Classics, July 27) are two hit Sundance docs that play like features. In other words, their directors manipulate their stories so that we are left in the dark, eagerly following clues, seeking the answer t...

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    Bail Lifted on Ai Weiwei, But Still Remains Barred From Traveling; Could Face Bigamy and Pornography Charges

    Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, the subject of Alison Klayman's Sundance award-winning documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Speak," has not been able to travel outside of his native country to support the film due strict bail conditions imposed by the Chinese government a year before, as ...

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    Trailer Watch: Liam Neeson Deals with Yet Another Kidnapping in 'Taken 2'

    The trailer for "Taken 2" has dropped, and Liam Neeson's Bryan Mills must shoot his badass way through the retrieval of yet another kidnapped family member. Someone gets taken! A second time!

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    Barbra Streisand Returns to Directing with Cate Blanchett & Colin Firth in 'Skinny and Cat'

    Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett are set to star in Barbra Streisand's "Skinny and Cat," her return to directing after sixteen years ("The Mirror Has Two Faces" was in 1996, "Prince of Tides" in 1991 and "Yentl" in 1983). The epic love story...

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    Check Out Adrian Tomine's Beautiful Illustration Of 'Moonrise Kingdom' For The New Yorker

    If you're of a certain age and temperament, you know exactly who Adrian Tomine is. The cartoonist is probably best known for "Optic Nerve," his series of comics published by Drawn & Quarterly that ran in the late '90s and was compiled into "32 Stories," which every co...

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    2012 ABFF Exclusive Video: Christian Keyes & LeToya Luckett Talk Rom-Com 'Note To Self'

    Christian Keyes (Dysfunctional Friends) and LeToya Luckett (The Preacher's Kid) are in South Beach, Miami this weekend to provide a sneak peek at the ongoing American Black Film Festival of their upcoming romantic comedy Note To Self.

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