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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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    Updates On Fantasia Barrino's Mahalia Jackson Project...

    So, I assume that by now we've all settled into the news that American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino will star as gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in a new biographical film, right?

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    Nicki Minaj: "My Long-Term Goal Is To Act. I Want To Work With Will Smith & Tim Burton"

    “I went to school to be an actress. I never expected to be a rapper. It just fell in my lap... So I would like to get an acting gig. I hope that when I am done with the tour I can go back and do some acting. That is my long-term goal... I want to work with Will Smith, because he’s a very successful ...

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    UK's Guardian Doesn't Think Idris Elba Has Done Anything To Earn "Django Unchained" Lead

    "Love him or loathe him, Quentin Tarantino has always been able to cherry pick his actors, and it looks like his forthcoming Django Unchained project may be his most tantalising so far. Until recently there were suggestions that Will Smith was lined up to play the lead role of Django, an escaped slave who learns to become a contract killer and heads home to his old plantation to free his wife in the film's 19th-century deep south setting. The latest rumour is that The Wire's Idris Elba may play the part. Quite what Elba has done to deserve such elevation in a movie career that includes Fatal Attraction rip-off Obsessed and cheap supernatural ...

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    Antoine Fuqua Exits Tupac Biopic; Circling Eminem Boxing Drama Instead

    This is a surprise! We've long covered director Antoine Fuqua's plans to produce a feature length film based on the life of Tupac Shakur, with most recent news of his intent to cast unknowns in the starring roles, even launching a web-based nationwide search.

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