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    Solid Ratings Debut For BET's 'Being Mary Jane' - 4 Millions Viewers, Highest-Rating On Cable

    It's been quite a week for the BET network, starting with Sunday night's record-breaking broadcast of its flagship awards show, BET Awards 13, (which drew 7.8 million viewers and set some social media records), and now with this news, which I've been waiting to receive all day...

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    New Clip from Mara Brock Akil's Being Mary Jane - Starring Gabrielle Union

    We reported back in September that powerhouse Mara Brock Akil with husband/development partner Salim Akil were creating a new show for BET, Being Mary Jane, starring Gabrielle Union.

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    Salim and Mara Brock Akil Will Tackle 'Abandonment Issues' With Paramount Pictures

    And the beat doesn't stop for the husband/wife team Salim and Mara Brock Akil, who have made a deal with Paramount Pictures to write (Mara) and direct (Salim) a new project titled Abandonment Issues.

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    Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil's Being Mary Jane Will Open Urbanworld Film Festival and Air on BET

    Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil’s, Being Mary Jane, is opening the 16th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival.

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    First-Look At Gabrielle Union As Mary Jane Paul In 'Being Mary Jane' + What To Expect

    Here's hoping we get our first look at a trailer for the Akils Being Mary Jane BET Original Movie soon - before its Urbanworld Film Festival opening night debut would be nice!

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    Sparkle—movie review

    I don’t think anyone going to see 'Sparkle' expects a gritty slice of realism or a life-altering experience. It’s an unabashed soap opera with the curiosity value of singer Jordin Sparks in her big-screen debut and Whitney Houston in her final film appearance. If you know all that going in, I don’t ...

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    Sparkle on Nightline

    Producer Debra Martin Chase and star Jordin Sparks talked to Deborah Roberts about Whitney Houston's last film Sparkle which is opening on Friday. Martin Chase and Houston were producing partners and friends for over a decade and Sparkle was supposed to be Houston's comeback role. Sadly, th...

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    New Trailer for Sparkle written by Mara Brock Akil

    Film hits screens on August 17th.

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    The Top 50 TV Showrunners: The Women

    The Hollywood Reporter has compiled a list of the top 50 showrunners in comedy and drama.

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    Woman Power Fuels Disney Channel's Lemonade Mouth

    This Friday, Disney Channel will launch a new feel good TV movie, Lemonade Mouth about a tween band that comes together and motivates kids to stand up for themselves. The press material says: "As they learn about music and about life, the group must surmount obstacles including their own lack of co...

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