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    Peter Berg Says He Cast Rihanna In "Battleship" Because Of Her "Urban Swagger"

    “I spent a lot of time in the Navy thinking about who would make sense and who would bring an urban swagger to this character,” Berg explained of his idea to cast Rihanna. “Put a call in, had a great couple of meetings, and she’s a great girl, really hard-working, very sma...

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    Naomie Harris On Her Role In The New Bond Film: "Eve Kicks Ass"

    Actress Naomie Harris is currently training for her role as "Eve" in the upcoming Bond film Skyfall and, based on her recent comments, she's excited about it.

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    Kerry Washington Talks Differences of Working in Big Budget vs Indie Films

    In an interview with Fansshare, Kerry Washington explained how a performance in a particular film may depend on several factors, which range from the set, to the director and even the weather.

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    "Stick Fly" Playwright Lydia R. Diamond: "We Have To Acknowledge That Theater Has Been Largely Elitist"

    With the official Broadway debut of Stick Fly right around the corner, playwright Lydia R. Diamond recently commented, in an interview with The Boston Globe, on the general perception of the theater as well as the unaccounted fans that are often overlooked.  "We have to acknowledge that th...

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    Actress/Filmmaker Rie Rasmussen Says If Tarantino's "Django" Doesn’t Change Face Of Films, Then Hollywood Is Truly 'Mothereffin' Racist

    The Playlist had a very interesting interview with 'model-turned-actress-turned-filmmaker' Rie Rasmussen, who has closely followed the development of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained since its inception a year and a half ago.  Rasmussen first connected with Tarantino while her s...

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    Video: Octavia Spencer Talks About New Opportunities To Play 'Roles' Since Success of "The Help"

    Octavia Spencer spoke to the LATimes after accepting a best ensemble award for The Help Monday night at the Hollywood Awards.

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    Rev. Al Sharpton Honors Tyler Perry, Calls His Critics "Proper Negroes"

    Tyler Perry was honored by Civil Rights Activist Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network this past Wednesday. According to The Washington Post, Sharpton lashed out at the critics of the highest-earning man in Hollywood, calling them "proper negroes" "who don't really understand regular black folk...

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    Kenny Leon Talks "The Mountaintop", "Steel Magnolias" and Why He Doesn't Listen To The 'Haters'

    In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post, director Kenny Leon talks about casting Angela Bassett as Halle Berry's replacement and the motivations behind his latest directorial effort in Broadway's The Mountaintop. He also delves into the African American remake of Steel Magnolias in the w...

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    Anthony Mackie States The Obvious About Black Cinema

    In an interview in today's Chicago Tribune in advance of the Artistic Achievement Award he will receive this weekend at the Chicago International Film Festival’s Black Perspectives Tribute, Anthony Mackie states that black film today needs a "catalyst" and that filmmakers such as Spike Lee and Robe...

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    Taraji P. Henson: "Who Wants To Come To Hollywood And Be On The B-list? I Want The A-list!"

    "Wherever it is I'm going in this business, I'm not there yet." Henson says, laughing. "Who wants to come to Hollywood and be on the B-list? I want the A-list! ”

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