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    VH1 To Air 'The Story of Yo! MTV Raps' Next Week; Remember When Tupac Assaulted The Hughes Bros?

    Next week Thursday, June 7 at 10 PM EST, VH1 will premiere Yo: The Story of Yo! MTV Raps, which, as the title suggests, will take audiences on a trip down memory lane, looking at the popular series which ran from 1988 to 1995 with its original Yo! MTV Raps nam...

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    'Drive' Helmer Nicolas Winding Refn May Direct The ‘Button Man: The Killing Game’ For DreamWorks

    Nicolas Winding Refn, the arty genre director of "Drive," "Bronson" and "Valhalla Rising," is apparently planning a few chess moves ahead. And again, he's dabbling with Hollywood and major studios. The Danish filmmaker, already adapting a remake of "Logan's...

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    Film District Hires Three Marketing Execs and Gets a COO

    FilmDistrict has made three marketing hires: Tracy Pollard as senior VP creative advertising, Brad Goldberg as senior VP media, and Anna Baxter as senior VP digital marketing. Additionally, longtime FilmDistrict executive Adrian Alperovich, most recently president of acquisitions and operations...

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    Robert Iger Picks Ex-Warners Chief Alan Horn to Run Disney Studio; Sharp Choice

    This time Disney got it right. In the wake of Disney chairman Bob Iger's failed experiment in promoting from within, placing at the studio helm Disney Channel exec Rich Ross, who faced a learning curve in motion pictures and took the fall for $200-million write-off "John Carter," Iger has put ex-War...

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    Watch Trailer For Season 2 Of 'Boss' (Sanaa Lathan, T.I. Join Cast; Rotimi, James V. Meredith Return)

    I guess I should start watching Boss with season 2 set to premiere on Friday, August 17, on Starz; a few black actors of note on this show, as the below trailer for the upcoming new season shows, including the divine Sanaa Lathan, who joined the cast of the Golden Globe-winning drama ...

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    Disney Bumps 'Lone Ranger' Back To Independence Day 2013, Makes Minor Date Adjustment On 'Thor 2'

    You've just seen 20th Century Fox start to fill their 2014 slate and make some 2013 release date moves as well. Dreamworks & Disney's Steven Spielberg collaboration "Robopocalypse" just got pushed back an entire year (it hasn't started shooting yet) and now it's time fo...

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    Taylor Kitsch Says He Won't Be Finnick Odair In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    While the rumors continue to swirl about who will be playing Finnick Odair in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," as fast as names pop up, they're being swatted down. Robert Pattinson was the first to pour cold water on claims he might be snagging the role, and just a couple of days aft...

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    Kimberly Elise Talks Role In New Western 'Hannah's Law' + Compares VH1's 'Bounce' To 'Black Swan'

    Time flies... The Hallmark Movie Channel original movie we told you about last October, with Danny Glover and Kimberly Elise co-starring, will premiere on Saturday, June 9 at 8PM ET/PT.

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    Thomas Jane To Play Bugsy Siegel In Frank Darabont's 'L.A. Noir'

    While Thomas Jane is best known for -- and usually relegated to -- roles that play on his physique and his overt whiff of testosterone, he's somewhat underrated. As anyone who watched HBO's excellent, funny and sadly cancelled "Hung" knows, Jane's man-meat persona was put to go...

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    Judi Dench, Box Office Queen: 'Exotic Marigold Hotel' Hits $100 Million

    Never underestimate the power of demographic that's almost always ignored. Fox Searchlight has announced that John Madden's older-skewing "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" has crossed the $100 million mark worldwide.

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