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    It's Time To Stop Drinking Hollywood's Kool-Aid

    Of all the media coverage given to the Red Tails film within the last couple of weeks, one surprising belief that surfaced often was the idea that supporting the film at the box office would "send Hollywood a message" and somehow force studio executives to finally consider greenlighting mo...

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    But Does Anyone REALLY Want To See "Red Tails"?

    So this morning a friend of mine forwards me this e-mail that's been going around:

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    Thandie Newton's Recent Rants-- Is She Right, Or Does She Need A Reality Check?

    In the past month, several news outlets have reported on recent comments allegedly made by actress Thandie Newton regarding race and the entertainment industry.

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    Is Interracial Coupling On TV Meant To Soften The Blow Of Casting Black Leads?

    I recently got my hands on a DVD copy of the BBC's acclaimed 2010 legal drama, Accused. The six-part series features the stories of six separate characters who have, through various circumstances, found themselves entangled in the criminal justice system, sitting in a courtroom, awaiting their indi...

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    U.S. Remake Of BAFTA-Winning "Misfits" Likely To Happen . . . Regrettably

    According to The Daily Blam, a U.S. remake of the popular British dramedy Misfits is in the works. Gossip Girl producer Josh Schwartz reportedly will begin early pre-production for a pitch to American networks.

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    Shonda Rhimes Gets Another Whitewashed Show

    From the desk of The Hollywood Reporter, Shonda Rhimes has landed another production deal, this time with the Fox Network. Through ABC studios and her company Shonda Shingles, Fox will air a new coming of age dramedy called Wildwood. The show revolves around an '80's teen who pretends to be an adult...

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    Review: Down On The Bayou With "True Blood"

    Last Night the much anticipated fourth season of True Blood premiered on HBO. As some of our long time readers know, I’m not a huge fan of some key elements in the show. In case you don’t recall, here’s my post from last summer. I took series creator Alan Ball and the True Blood writers to task on t...

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    Do Fair-Skinned Black Actresses Accept Praise But Deliberately Avoid The Color Privilege Debate?

    Something happened recently that's resonated with me for awhile now. I did a posting on the Hollywood Black "A-List" and in gathering photos for the post, I noticed the ONLY woman of a darker hue was Viola Davis. Instantly, I did a double check to make sure I wasn't missing anyone but, in keeping ...

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    Can A Sister Get Some Love From The "21 Jump Street" Film?

    Ok, I confess. After Comingsoon.net confirmed a report that Johnny Depp will have a cameo role in the new 21 Jump Street film in development, I'm launching my one woman crusade to get Holly Robinson Peete on board. How can they NOT include Holly in this?

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