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    Steve McQueen's "Shame" Gets Rating From MPAA + Fox Searchlight's Reaction

    To the surprise of absolutely no one, the MPAA has officially blessed (or cursed, depending on your POV) Steve McQueen's sex addiction drama, Shame, with an NC-17 rating.

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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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    Samuel L. Jackson Is The World's Highest-Grossing Actor At $7.2B, According to Guinness

    Here's some interesting bit of news reported by The Post Chronicle. Samuel L. Jackson holds the Guinness World actor's highest grossing record, ahead of the likes of Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks.

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    Paramount Responds to John Singleton, "His claims have absolutely no merit."

    A follow-up to THIS post from yesterday, which Cynthia reported John Singleton's intentions to sue Paramount Studios and MTV Films for $20 million. Singleton alleged the studio reneged on their promise to greenlight and distribute two of his films after he gave them the right to distribute 2005's hi...

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    Viola Davis Also Developing Film Based On Vivian Carter, Founder Of Vee-Jay Records (+ Promo)

    Read THIS recent profile of Viola Davis in the Taipei Times to learn that, since forming her new production company with her husband, in addition to an adaptation of Ann Weisgarber’s novel The Personal History of Rachel DuPree (which we told you to about a month or 2 ago), she's also developing a fi...

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    Actress Suing IMDB (Amazon) For $1 Million For Revealing Her Age (Things That Make You Go Hmm...)

    If I hadn't dated a few actresses in my adult life, and listened to them talk about their professional experiences, I may not have completely understood this lawsuit; one example, a late-20-something-year-old actress who usually gets cast in teen roles (because she looks and sounds like a teen) may ...

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    Sole Black Cast Member Of "The Walking Dead" Worries About What His Blackness Could Mean For Him...

    Last night, I caught up with episode 1 of season 2 of AMC's hit zombie drama The Walking Dead; one of the very few TV shows I actually watch - and I mean very, very few. I had a lot of fun with season 1; usually I'm disappointed by successive seasons of new shows I initially enjoy, with expectations...

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    Russian-Produced Cuban Doc "Motherland or Death" Tackles Country's Fading Revolutionary Mantra

    A documentary that's been making the festival rounds throughout this year, and winning accolades along the way...

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    George Lucas And His $93 Million Bet On "Red Tails"

    I don't believe the budget for George Lucas' Tuskegee Airmen film, Red Tails has long been public/easily accessible info. This is the first I'm hearing it, which obviously doesn't mean that it's the first time it's been mentioned publicly.

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