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    Seven Advertisers Drop Out Of "The Playboy Club" - The Beginning Of The End?

    Uh-oh... from The Hollywood Reporter:

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    Watch New Teaser Trailer For "Soul Man" (The "Blade Runner" Meets Blaxploitation Animated Project)

    Nice! I think it's safe to say that many of you were just as excited as I was, when the 1st 1-minute teaser for the upcoming animated feature called Soul Man, was posted about 6 months ago on the old S&A site.

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    Preview: "Spirits of Rebellion" - A Documentary Film About The L.A. Rebellion Film Movement

    I actually don't believe there's ever been a film/documentary that told their story has there? I can't recall one at the moment. But if there has been one, I'm sure someone reading this will say so.

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    Rewriting "Sparkle" - Whitney Houston's "Effie" Will Not Be A Maid

    The remake of “Sparkle” is on the road to starting next month. Whitney Houston, already announced, will play Jordin Sparks‘s mother. In this version, Whitney’s character will not be a maid but a former R&B star who’s gone back to the church. I am told that Whitney will sing two gospel songs in the f...

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    Turner Broadcasting Commissions Kenya-Based Pilot From Director Wanuri Kahiu ("Pumzi")

    “I was approached a year and a half ago to shoot the pilot after successfully pitching for it some years back... It is owned by Turner Broadcasting. I’m not sure what they want it for. They commissioned the production of the pilot through Awali Productions, a company I co-own with Rebecca Chandler. ...

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    "Winnie" Director On Why Winnie Mandela Wasn't Consulted For Biopic, Casting Jennifer Hudson + More

    Nice lengthy interview from Blackfilm.com with Darrell Roodt, director of Winnie, the much-discussed, though not well-received (thus far) biopic on the life of Winnie Mandela, starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard.

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    On Film Criticism And Moving The Conversation Beyond Words (A History Lesson)

    From time to time, I like to dig into the S&A archives and dig up old items (usually op-eds/editorials/interviews) to repost, often because the content of those entries still apply, are still relevant, or call for a reposting due to a recent conversation, debate, or other related recently-posted ite...

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    Michael K Williams Might Have Some "Sparkle" In His Future...

    From AICN (via The Playlist), posted yesterday - an interview with Michael K. Williams, who Monique also recently interviewed and got the scoop on his potential participation in Django Unchained:

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    "Black Lifestyle" In Japan (Random Sunday)

    What did Paul Mooney say? "Everyone wants to be a nigga but nobody wants to be a nigga..." (h/t Bombastic E.)

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