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History Channel’s “Roots” remake in the works

The History Channel intends to remake Roots. Mark Wolper, whose father was the executive producer of the miniseries, sold the rights to the channel. The network is in talks with writers for the project, which will draw inspiration from both the book and the original mini series.

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Chadwick Boseman Lands Lead Role in James Brown Biopic

A forthcoming James Brown biopic will reportedly star Chadwick Boseman as the soul legend.

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Actor Lee Thompson Young Found Dead

Actor Lee Thompson Young – famous for roles in the The Famous Jett Jackson, Rizzoli & Isles, and Friday Night Lights – has died. It is suspected that Young committed suicide. He was just 29-years old.

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Moviegoer Accuses Regal Cinema of Racial Profiling at ‘The Butler’ Showing

A moviegoer in Silver Spring, MD reported a heavy and excessive police presence in the theater where they screened The Butler, and has accused the theater of racial profiling: “As soon as we enter the theater we were greeted by an actual police officer who herded traffic in one direction,” Flowers tweeted. “The almost entirely black audience of #TheButler was subjected to watching the film while armed guards faced the audience. Why?”

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Harry Lennix Calls The Butler ‘Historical Porn’; Sounds Off on Media Depictions of Black Men

In a Shadow and Act interview with actor Harry Lennix, Lennix pulls zero punches; blasting media depictions of black men, and specifically Daniel’s script for The Butler: “He ‘niggers’ it up and he gives people these, stupid, luddite, antediluvian ideas about black people and their roles in the historical span in the White House and it becomes… well… historical porn. I refused.”

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Russell Simmons Apologizes; Pulls Harriet Tubman Sex Tape

Somehow, somewhere, someone thought filming a skit about Harriet Tubman making a sex tape was a good idea. And apparently, so did Russell Simmons.

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U.S. Distributor for Australian Film ‘The Sapphires’ Apologizes for Racist, Sexist DVD Cover

According to the Huffington Post, the U.S. distributor for the Australian film ‘The Sapphires’ has since apologized after the film’s DVD cover was blasted as racist and sexist. Though the film centers around the true story of a 1960s Aboriginal girl group, the cover relegates them to a blue-tinted background and places their white manager […]

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Oprah Winfrey: Trayvon Martin Parallels Emmett Till

During a recent interview, Oprah Winfrey discussed her new film “The Butler” and how it will impact audiences, considering the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

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Spike Lee Has a Script for a ‘School Daze” Sequel

According to Shadow and Act, Spike Lee has a script for the sequel to his classic 2nd full length film “School Daze.” The film would be set 25 years later. I had the script for [the sequel] to School Daze… a contemporary version, same school… 25 years later. Hopefully I can get Laurence Fishburne to […]

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WATCH: Amazing Trailer for ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’

A trailer has been released for the upcoming film “Half of a Yellow Sun,” and it is absolutely riveting. Based on the best-selling novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the film tells an epic, heart-wrenching love story involving two twin sisters in newly independent 1960s Nigeria: “Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements, and a betrayal between the sisters, the events of their life loom larger than politics. However, they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, in which the lgbo people fought an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra an independent republic, ending in chilling violence which shocked the entire country and the world.”

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