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    50 Cent & Antoine Fuqua Starting New Production Company To Develop Action/Dramas

    Renaissance man (rapper, producer, actor, etc) Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is reportedly teaming up with director Antoine Fuqua to start a new production company.

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    Beyonce, Anthony Mackie, Terence Blanchard + 175 More Invited To Join The Academy

    Several of you sent this to me, asking for my thoughts. Well, I saw it when it was initially made public on Friday, after the press release was sent out; but I really don't have anything to say about it. Sorry guys...

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    "The Spirited Actor" – The Search For Africa’s Next Hollywood Star

    The search for the next Hollywood star is on, and it starts in Motherland-Africa. The new television reality show, ‘Search for Africa’s Next Hollywood Star’, according to its organisers, is to recruit acting talent in West Africa for Hollywood. Performers will be selected from Ghana and Nigeria. The TV show is organised by The Latin Dance Company, Nigeria, and their Ghanaian collaborators, Davis Media and Paradise Entertainment. Acting coach, Tracey Moore, and film producer and director, Samad Davis, both from the USA, will work closely with the contestants. The competition will see five Nigerians and five Ghanaians vie for the star prize, wh...

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    "‘Talent Drain’ Warning As Black [British] Actors Head To The US"

    TV and theatre is suffering from a talent drain of black British actors, with many looking to the US for work because of the lack of opportunities in the UK, leading figures have warned. High-profile performers... have warned that home-grown stars are leaving the country due to its failure to fully ...

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    David Chappelle Planning New TV Series With Paid Subscription Service

    The beloved comic is planning a new TV show with a paid subscription service like Netflix, Sony’s Crackle, or Hulu, which are now competing in the original programming game, a plugged-in source told Flash... More recently, Chappelle has been dropping by comedy clubs from Los Angeles to San Francisco for surprise standup gigs, calling himself the “Big Foot of Comedy” because “you never know when he’s going to show up”... A source at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory said Chappelle has been trying out fresh material: “It’s all new. He started off talking about his career and what he’s going to do now, because someone like him can’t do ‘Dancing with the...

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    NYC's Film Society's "New Faces Of Indie Film" Panel Faces Indie Film Community's Wrath

    Several folks sent this to me today... it's a photo from a panel that took place over the weekend at Film Society's Lincoln Center (FSLC), here in NYC; a panel titled today's "New Faces of Indie Film" which was moderated by super indie film producer Ted Hope.

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    Prequel To "Takers" In Development?

    So says star Chris Brown on Twitter HERE , stating: "S/O 2 every1 watching Takers...talked studio into writing a PREQUEL.."

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    Angela Bassett For "The Mountaintop" Opposite Samuel L. Jackson?

    In the video clip below, on the Today Show this morning, Angela Bassett mentions she's currently "weighing coming to New York to do a Broadway show," with her kids starting school in September.

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    Idris Elba Reveals Bits & Pieces Of "Prometheus"

    Firs reported back in February, Idris Elba is one of the stars of Ridley Scott’s super secretive upcoming sci-fi thriller film, Prometheus that may or may not be a prequel to Alien. The film is currently shooting in the UK under strict secrecy, and oh-so very little has been released about its plotl...

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    Tracey Edmonds To Produce Films Based On E. Lynn Harris' Literary Oeuvre (Ted Witcher Adapting 1st)

    For you fans of the late E. Lynn Harris, who died in 2009, this should excite you, courtesy of The Root:

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