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    Louis Armstrong Was Born Today... What's Going On With Forest Whitaker's Biopic? Charles Dutton's?

    Today in history... August 4th 1901, jazzman Louis Armstrong (aka Satchmo), one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, was born in New Orleans, LA, the grandson of slaves.

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    Dee Rees ("Pariah") Signs w/ WME; Hired To Pen Script For Original Thriller Next

    Writer/director of Pariah, Dee Rees has reportedly switched representation, moving from UTA, who initially signed her soon after her film debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, to WME. No particular reasons were given.

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    Seriously, Is New Black Latino Spiderman Getting Live-Action Movie Treatment? Marvel Exec Speaks

    Yesterday's news, which Jasmin posted here, announcing that Marvel Comics is introducing a new Spider-Man, who happens to be a blacktino (I didn't coin the term by the way) teen named Miles Morales, shook the web, with fanboys and girls jeering the, uhh, colorful switch.

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    Preview British Girl Gang Revenge Thriller "SKET"

    It's a British film called SKET and is described as a "girl gang retribution thriller," and stars some of the UK's young black talent, like Ashley Walters, Richie Campbell, Adelayo Adedayo, and Riann Steele.

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    Preview "Massage, Cameroon Style" (Mothers Protecting Their Daughters From Predators)

    Was breezing through the recently announced list of 383 titles (from 70 countries) scheduled to screen at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival, and came across this one. It's called Massage, Cameroon Style.

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    Warner Bros Starting From Scratch With Next "Green Lantern" Movie; Wants Edgier Film. Any Ideas?

    In case you don't already know, another Green Lantern movie is in development, despite the critical drubbing it received, and lackluster box office ($114 million domestic after almost 2 months in release, on a $200 million budget). But the studio plans major changes to the second film - essentially ...

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    Am I Being Just Mr. Sensitive Again?

    You should well aware know by now how we roll on S & A. Always questioning and stirring up stuff,especially when it comes to the never ending and vexing problem of black images in films and TV.

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    Chandra Wilson Will Direct 5th Episode Of "Grey's Anatomy"

    I had no idea Chandra Wilson had previously directed episodes of ABC's hit Shonda Rhimes drama Grey's Anatomy. Did you? Then again, I'm maybe in the minority when I say that I never really got into the show. I tried, but didn't really hook me.

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    Frenchie Davis To Make Feature Film Debut In Indie Comedy "Dumbbells" (Co-Starring Jaleel White)

    Fans of American Idol, and The Voice will be familiar with Frenchie Davis - the semi-finalist on the 2nd season of Idol who was disqualified after topless photos of her, taken earlier in her career, turned up. Don't cry for the 32-year old however, because, by all accounts, Ms Davis has done fairly ...

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