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Donald Glover Drops Trailer for Secret Film With Rihanna, ‘Guava Island’

Throughout the summer of 2018, Donald Glover and Rihanna teased fans with a new project while keeping mum on what we could actually expect. A music video? An Atlanta guest appearance? A song collab? The southern gentleman and the Caribbean queen have kept us guessing for months, but Glover recently released the official trailer for

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Is Omarosa Turning Her White House Memoir Into a Movie?

After receiving backlash from President Donald Trump and the White House, Omarosa Manigault Newman is still promoting memoir, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House. The book has yet to top best-seller lists, but has still stirred up its share of controversy, as the former reality star makes several damning accusations against her

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From ‘Baby Boy’ to ‘Acrimony,’ Taraji P. Henson’s Most Badass On-Screen Moments

Taraji P. Henson is paid to be “that bitch” on a regular basis. In addition to constructing Fox TV’s Empire’s enticingly flawed convict-turned-record exec Cookie Lyon, the award-winning actress has a reputation for portraying strong women with a low tolerance for BS. Her latest film, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony, releasing nationwide today, follows suit with a gripping

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AAFCA REVIEW: Wrinkle in Time Taps in to Inner Child & Warrior Mode

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a huge child at heart.  It’s a characteristic handed down from my beautiful, playful mother.  A quality that allows me to have an open heart and mind when watching projects meant to tap into one’s inner child. One of my favorite films of all time is The

Culture & Black Life

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to Reportedly Be A Movie

The story behind the sizzling snack that we have come to know and love could be made into a movie, KSAT reports. Flamin’ Hot follows the true story of Mexican-born immigrant, Richard Montanez, the mastermind behind the tasty treat. And according to news outlets, Fox Searchlight won the rights to produce the movie about the popular

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‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack Tops Billboard Chart

Next in line for the monumental success of Black Panther is the chart-topping album for the film. According to the Huffington Post, Black Panther: The Album, collected 93,000 streaming equivalent album units the first week of it’s release (Feb. 9). The 14-track album, headed by Kendrick Lamar, produced another 52,000 units in traditional album sales. It’s the second soundtrack

Everything You Need to Know About the Black Panther, Marvel’s New Lead Superhero
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‘Black Panther’ Shatters U.K. Box Office Record

Black Panther isn’t just the highly anticipated film of the year here in the U.S. According to Express, the Ryan Coogler-directed film smashed records on opening day in the U.K. On a daily basis, analyzers in the U.S. are updating their predictions for the movie’s opening weekend. This is Hollywood’s first-ever Black blockbuster, so barriers are

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O.J. Simpson’s First Film Role Since Murder Trial Causes Outrage

O.J. Simpson has just landed his first job since being released from prison last October, and his first feature film role since he was found not guilty of murdering Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman.   The former NFL baller has landed a small part in a new movie by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, best

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[VIDEO] Chicago, Chi-Raq, and the Epidemic of Gun Violence

On the Monday following the release of Spike Lee’s controversial film, Chi-raq, sat down with some of the community’s most trusted members to discuss Chicago, Chi-raq and gun violence in urban communities. Digital Editor Shantell E. Jamison moderated a conversation with Reporter Natalie Moore, WBEZ 91.5FM, Independent Filmmaker and Chicago Resident Jovan Landry, Williams

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“Gangster Squad” Pushed to 2013

The recent shooting in Aurora, Colorado during “The Dark Knight Rises” premiere has affected another film, “Gangster Squad.” The film, starring Anthony Mackie and Ryan Gosling, was set to release on Sept. 7th, but was officially pushed back to an undecided 2013 date. In a grisly unintended echo of the Aurora tragedy, the late 1940s

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Ne-Yo Passes On MLK Role

Ne-Yo has been one of the few R&B singers able to create a successful acting career without compromising his original passion. Most recently seen on "Red Tails" and "Battle: Los Angeles," the "Miss Independent" singer was apparently sought out for a role as Martin Luther King, Jr. in an upcoming film. However, he turned down