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    2011 Tony Awards Airs Tonight; A Look At The African American Nominees

    The 2011 65th Annual Tony Awards celebration (essentially the stage equivalent of the Oscars - theater's highest honor) airs tonight at 8PM EST on CBS.

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    "From The Rough" Preview Screening At Essence Music Festival Next Month

    Any of you attending the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans next month? If you are, and you purchased a VIP pass, on July 1st there will be a preview screening of From The Rough, the Taraji P. Henson sports drama. She will be there, by the way, along with co-star LeToya Lucket. So, we should get...

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    Weekend Box Office (June 10-12)

    Super 8 (AKA How Come The Brother Always Has To Mess Things Up as I stated in an earlier post) did better than its projected $30 million, taking in $7 million more than that. But why do people insist on calling it an "original" movie when it copies everything from 1980's Steven Spielberg movies, and...

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    Weekend Box Office: Super 8 Pulls $38 Million, Beats X-Men: First Class for Number One Slot

    As Paramount labored to both downplay expectations and build up word-of-mouth via advance sneaks, Super 8 exceeded box office predictions and got off to a strong start. Anthony D'Alessandro reports:Super 8’s projector bulbs burned brighter than expected as Paramount’s sci-fi drama bested its lowest ...

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    Box Office: "The Trip" Tops Debuts; "Paris" and "Tree" Continue Their Success Stories

    While J.J. Abrams "Super 8" exceeded expectations at the studio box office, Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip" led debuts in the specialty market, taking in decent numbers for distributor IFC Films.

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    Judy Garland Plays Lincoln Center: 31 Musicals In All, Complete with Wizard of Oz Sing-along

    When it comes to celebrating Judy Garland’s birthday, the requisite song and blow-out-your-candles-now dance just doesn’t quite cut it.

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    "Writing in Color" With "Justified" Exec Producer, Writer & Co-Star (Video)

    Justified exec producer Graham Yost, writer/co-producer Wendy Calhoun, actress/series regular Erica Tazel talk with WGA, West Committee of Black Writers chair David Wyatt about writing characters of color, and more. Any of you watch the series?

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    L.A. 's Graffiti, Tattoos and Copyright Infringement

    RUN DMC Posing Against GraffitiL.A. does have its drama. The first piece of "street art" commissioned by L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art was erased for being too incendiary and the topic of what is permitted to be brought to the public - be it art, graffiti, tattoos, fiction feature or documentary films -- became widely discussed, a good thing in itself. Now Thierry Guetta, the Los Angeles man whose conversion into graffiti artist Mr. Brainwash was detailed in Exit From the Gift Shop, has lost a major court ruling that could affect how artists' rights are viewed going forward. Federal judge Dean Pregerson ruled that Guetta did not have th...

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    The Black Hollywood Experience: Our History, Our Future (Video)

    Recorded earlier this year at SAG in Los Angeles. There's a complete version on YouTube, but the recording is amateurish, and the sound isn't very good. This is from SAG, although it's been edited down.

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    Scott Feinberg Interviews Michael K. Williams (Video)

    Scott Feinberg Interviews Michael K. Williams (Video)

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