Movie trailer: ‘The Armstrong Lie’

10/04/2013 7:21 pm2 comments
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Oxygen’s ‘Preacher’s of L.A.’ debuts next Wednesday

10/02/2013 8:01 pm3 comments
Oxygen’s ‘Preacher’s of L.A.’ debuts next Wednesday

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Dissected, discussed and even derided ever since its announcement, viewers will finally get a chance to see what all the fuss might be about when “Preachers of L.A.” debuts on the Oxygen channel next Wednesday at 10 p.m. The reality show chronicles the lives of [...]

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Film on women’s liberation movement screens at Laemmle Music Hall

09/30/2013 10:50 pm14 comments
Film on women’s liberation movement screens at Laemmle Music Hall

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Growing up Black and Jewish in the 1940s, Frances M. Beal overcame the racial and sexual pressures of the day to become a noted author and peace advocate. Her name may be unfamiliar to many, but she and other feminist figures will be the center [...]

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‘Michael J Fox Show’: What’s the verdict?

09/27/2013 3:13 pm0 comments
Fox returns

      By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — Michael J. Fox’s return to TV with NBC’s “The Michael J. Fox Show” is an exciting and inspiring move — there’s no argument there. But will his decision help boost NBC’s comedy slate to its once-untouchable highs? That’s a question [...]

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LGBT Actors

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Actors who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender continue to face discrimination and bias in the entertainment industry, despite supportive stances taken by fellow performers, according to a report released today by the SAG-AFTRA acting union. “We were pleased to see that our membership is overwhelmingly [...]

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Paula Patton tries to finds love up in the air

09/25/2013 5:52 pm1 comment
Paula Patton tries to finds love up in the air

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer “Baggage Claim,” prolific theater and nascent filmmaker David E. Talbert’s homage to the classic Hollywood screwball comedy features a more than attractive ensemble Black cast, but I think it could done with a little more satirical bite to elevate it from its glossy Essence love [...]

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Michael Jackson’s mother has standing to collect damages, judge rules

09/23/2013 5:35 pm0 comments
Michael Jackson’s mother has standing to collect damages, judge rules

  By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial have one less question to decide after the judge issued a partial directed verdict in favor of Jackson’s mother Friday. Katherine Jackson has standing to seek damages against concert promoter AEG Live [...]

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Michael Jackson statue not a thriller outside London soccer stadium

09/22/2013 3:53 pm4 comments
Michael Jackson statue not a thriller outside London soccer stadium

The Brits may count themselves as some of the most ardent Michael Jackson fans — tragically, London’s The 02 Arena was to be the site of his farewell tour — but some lovers of the national game might beg to differ. On Thursday, Premiership club Fulham, F.C., which plays at [...]

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‘For Better or Worse’ cast tout new season on the Oprah Winfrey Network

09/18/2013 6:58 pm4 comments
‘For Better or Worse’ cast tout new season on the Oprah Winfrey Network

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Having debuted and then been renewed on TBS, one hoped that Tyler Perry’s sitcom “For Better or Worse” had been given a severe creative shot in the arm now that it is part of the Oprah Winfrey Network. But at the risk of offending its [...]

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Wanda Sykes’ comedy tour takes in her life

09/17/2013 3:34 pm1 comment
Wanda Sykes’ comedy tour takes in her life

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer It may be a bit of bad luck or comic schadenfreude, but the good people of Connecticut are about to be entertained by one of America’s funniest Black comics. Earlier this month Dave Chappelle verbally nuked Hartford — claiming he wouldn’t be sad if North [...]

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