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    Nicki Minaj Will Terrify Your Children By Voicing A Character In 'Ice Age: Continental Drift'

    Nick Frost, JB Smoove, Joy Behar, Heather Morris, Josh Gad, Alan Tudyk, Kunal Nayyar & Alain Chabat Also Join The CastHere's the deal with Nicki Minaj. We don't get it. Her whole cartoony/sexpot image combined with tepid musical output makes us wonder why she's as popular as is. The other side of the coin is that she absolutely kills it on Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with her memorable intro on "Dark Fantasy" and arguably one of the best verses on the whole album in "Monster" (next to Pusha T's turn on "Runaway). Regardless, Minaj voicing a character in an animated film? Yeah, it sort of makes sense even if her delivery may give your children nightmares.

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    Seen S. Epatha Merkerson Lately?

    After 19 years and 391 episodes playing Lt. Van Buren on Law & Order (and no doubt collecting residuals until the end of days), S. Epatha Merkerson can pretty much take it easy and do whatever she feels like when she wants to.

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    Tickets on Sale Now for NY International Latino Film Fest Week of 8/15

    If you are going to be in New York the week of Monday, August 15th and want to see some of the films profiled on the site at the 2011 New York International Latino Film Festival, now it's your chance!

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    God Help Us All: Brett Ratner Will Produce The 2012 Oscars

    Hey, guys! Brett Ratner here. You know, the Ratmeister? Sir Rats-A-Lot? King Rat? Ratty Boom Boom? RAT@T? Rat-A-Tat-Tat? B-RATZ? The Ratlantic Ocean? Ratatouille? Rat The Mountains Of Madness? Rattack The Block? Ratlas Shrugged? Hayley Ratwell? Rat Damon? Rat Long Last Love? Director of the Academy Award-nominated "After The Sunset?"* There we go.

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    Watch Atmospheric Short "Native Sun" (Short Shouts)

    A short film by Blitz the Ambassador & Terence Nance with music from Blitz the Ambassador's album, Native Sun.

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    Interview with Larysa Kondracki - Director of The Whistleblower

    Women and Hollywood: How did you come up with the idea for the film? Larysa Kondracki: I am a Ukrainian Canadian, and the issue of sex-trafficking was very much being discussed in my community. My mother handed me a book, and I was very much drawn to the subject. But it was when I read about Kathy's story that I was blown away by how widespread a crime this was. The corruption and cover-up within the UN, US State Department and other international governments was stupefying. I couldn't believe a film hadn't already been made.

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    'The Inbetweeners' Soundtrack Features New Music By The Streets, Tunes From Ke$ha, The Vines & More

    It's hard enough to keep up with TV shows on this side of the pond, so you'll to forgive us not catching up with the Brit comedy "The Inbetweeners," a popular sitcom that follows the juvenile exploits of four hapless adolescents in their last two years of high school, usually involving them trying to get laid in some capacity. And while the show -- according our U.K. writers -- is a pleasant enough blend of raunch and heart, the trailer for the upcoming big screen version certainly plays its hand a bit more broadly, so we've been a bit wary. That said, we do have another interest in the film, namely the soundtrack.

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    Nicki Minaj Joins Latest "Ice Age" Animated Movie

    Since she's practically a walking cartoon herself it rather makes sense that she would be in one. So with that, it was announced that rapper (that's what she is isn't she or so I've heard) Nicki Minaj and comedian JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) will lend their voices to the next Ice Age animated film for Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios

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    Watch Preview for Coming of Age Drama "The House of Malik"

    Speaking of Clifton Powell, whom I just wrote a post about starring in Psalm 23rd: Redemption, he also stars in The House of Malik, set for release December 1, 2011. The film, a coming of age tale about a New Jersey trumpet prodigy, is written and directed by Jesse James Jackson Jr. and produced by Jersey Style Films Inc. Along with Powell, the film also stars Sean Taylor, Xiaofei Wang, Thomas C. Bartley, Jerry Ross and Anthony Warren.

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    Today In Unexpected Pairings: Kevin James & Emily Watson Star In Indie 'Little Boy'

    Plus Will The Portly Comedian Appear In Charlie Kaufman's 'Frank & Francis'?We may be about to be stripped of our snark cred, but we don't hate Kevin James. He's a decent enough actor, has some comic timing, and is a firmly likable screen presence. We do, however, hate virtually every film he's made: a cynical string of fatty-fall-over gags tied to the loosest possible plot you could think of. But with "The Zookeeper" failing to meet box office expectations (taking half of the gross of James' last vehicle "Paul Blart: Mall Cop"), the chubby funnyman may be heading for a change of tack, with the news that he's teaming up with Oscar nominee Emily Watson for an indie family drama.

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