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Donald Glover to play Spiderman, the animated version

Well it’s finally happening–almost. Community star Donald Glover expressed interest in playing the lead role in The Amazing Spiderman in 2010. His fans took his request pretty seriously, and launched a social media campaign complete with a #donald4spiderman hashtag to make this a reality.  The role ultimately went to Andrew Garfield, but now, Glover is finally getting his […]

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Monday Morning Challenge: Cast Good Times

Here’s the deal: Sony Pictures has decided to turn the 70′s television sitcom Good Times into a feature-length film. Last week, Deadline reported that Sony has tapped producer Scott Rudin and writer Phil Johnston to head the project. (Before we go all Spike Lee and question whether a couple of white dudes should be in charge of this, let’s all […]

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They Came Before Troy Barnes

I just learned about “blerds” and I’m over them already. I got an email with a link to an NPR story about this apparently ascendant set of non-athletic, non-jive talking black folks–mostly men, I guess–who are apparently populating television shows and stand-up stages. It took fewer than 4 minutes, the length of Eric Deggans’ piece, for me […]

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