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    Today's Birthdays - 8/08/11 (Meagan Good and Jimmy Jean-Louis)

    Meagan Good welcomes 30 today. The California natives first appeared on the television series Gabriel's Fire. Her additional film and tv credits include Pacific Blue, Eve's Bayou, Touched By An Angel, The Parent 'Hood, Moesha, Cousin Skeeter, The Famous Jett Jackson, Biker Boyz, Deliver Us From Eva, My Wife and Kids, You Got Served, Roll Bounce, Miles From Home, Stomp The Yard, Video Girl, 35 & Ticking and Jumping The Broom among others. Upcoming projects to look out for include Dysfunctional Friends and Californication.

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    Nicole Ari Parker Joins Cast Of Thriller "Vipaka" w/ Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Sanaa Lathan

    @justsanaa hey mama, headed to airport..see you on set in Louisiana.:) #justjoinedcastofVipaka

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood, or Malice in Wonderland by Jennifer Frost

    Whether known as the “duchess of dish” or a “gargoyle of gossip,” Hedda Hopper was a powerhouse of Hollywood’s golden age. Known mostly today for her famous hats—which led to titles such as “Mad-Hatter Hopper” and to an entire “I Love Lucy” episode built around hat gags—she should be remembered for far more. For 27 years and 32 million readers, Hopper wrote her movie gossip column, focusing mostly on the big stars, their movies and marriages, their secrets and scandals. She also covered politics, from a conservative angle. In the process, she made both friends and enemies, but mostly enemies.

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    Interview with Joi McMillon, Editor of Barry Jenkins' "Chlorophyl"

    Joi McMillon, who has worked consistently in post production on projects including Tyler Perry's Good Deeds, Talk to Me, and NBC's The Biggest Loser, recently spoke with Post in Black about the fundamentals of editing and her work on Chlorophyl, the forthcoming short film by director Barry Jenkins.

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    Mary J. Blige Will Star In "Parallel Lives" For Lifetime

    In the video interview below with Mary J. Blige, she talks about her upcoming Nina Simone project, and all the prep work she's doing for it, so as not to disappoint. She also mentions that, before Nina, she'll be shooting a film for the Lifetime Network called Parallel Lives.

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  • Spout
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    "Super": The Happy Fantasy and Morbid Lunacy of Vigilantism

    This review was originally published on April 1, 2011. It is being reposted for the home video release.

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  • The Playlist
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    Brit Marling Pushes Aside Tom Cruise & Steven Soderbergh For Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep'

    If you're an actor, and you're finding it hard to find the kind of roles you'd really like, the best thing you can do is get behind a typewriter and write them yourself. The latest to follow in the steps of, say, Jon Favreau and Edward Burns is Brit Marling, whose credits were relatively few before her acclaimed pair of films, "Another Earth" and "The Sound Of My Voice," both of which she co-wrote, hit Sundance at the start of the year, instantly making her one of the fastest-rising stars around.

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    Blair Underwood Talks "On the Seventh Day" Co-Starring Sharon Leal, Pam Grier & Nicole Beharie

    The latest details on T.D. Jakes' new film On the Seventh Day, currently in post-production and directed by Neema Barnette, come from Fox 8 Live. Blair Underwood plays David Ames, a university professor desperately searching for his kidnapped six-year old daughter.

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    Judd Apatow's 'Knocked Up' Spin-off Will Be More Like 'Funny People' Says Albert Brooks

    There’s still scant information going around about Judd Apatow’s fourth film as writer-director. Previously entitled “This is Forty,” all we knew previously was that it was a spin-off/sequel of sorts to 2006’s “Knocked Up” featuring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann's characters five years on from the events of the first film. It also boasts a bevy of talent either culled from other Apatow projects or newly welcomed into the family -- Megan Fox, Lena Dunham, Chris O’Dowd, Wyatt Russell, Melissa McCarthy , Annie Mumolo, and Ryan Lee – with Charlene Yi and Jason Segel as the only other holdovers from the 2006 original. Now there's another nugget of information. Albert Brooks -- a talented writer-director in his own right whose deft blend of scabrous self-criticism and incisive comedy has been consistently underrated -- is set to play Rudd’s father, and has given some insight as to what the film's tone will be and hints that audiences should expect something more closely aligned to the messy emotionalism of “Funny People” than the out-and-out yuks of Apatow’s earlier efforts.

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    Syfy Cancels "Eureka" (Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton Co-Star)

    After painstaking consideration, we have had to make the difficult business decision to not order a season six of Eureka. But Eureka is not over yet. There is a new holiday episode this December and 12 stellar episodes set to debut next year, marking its fifth season and six memorable years on Syfy. The 2012 episodes are some of the best we’ve seen, and will bring this great series to a satisfying end. We are very grateful to Bruce Miller and Jaime Paglia, their team of incredible writers, and an amazing cast and crew who have consistently delivered a series we continue to be very proud of. We thank the fans for their support of this show and know they will enjoy its final season in 2012.

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