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‘Exodus’ director addresses casting controversy

In response to criticism that he white-washed his film Exodus, director Ridley Scott talked about why he chose all white actors for his film. Christian Bale was tapped to play the lead role of Moses, and the rest of the cast is as white as they come despite the movie being based in Africa. 

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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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White people steal the show once again in film about Moses

Exodus: Gods and Kings is slated to be released in December of this year. While the story talks about the character of Moses, the film is receiving backlash for once again whitewashing its characters. 

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LaVerne Cox makes history yet again: becomes first transgender woman nominated for Emmy

Laverne Cox has just made history. Cox has become the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy. Cox is up for the “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” for her work on the Netflix hit, Orange is the New Black. The show received 12 nominations.

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Dick Gregory honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Legendary comedian/activist Dick Gregory is among 30 honorees selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.

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Jem and the Holograms actress much lighter than cartoon

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Many 80s kids were excited to learn about the upcoming movie Jem and the Holograms, based on the 80s animated series Jem. The cast for the movie has just been announced, and producers have tapped Aurora Perrineau, daughter of actor Harold Perrineau of Lost and The Best Man fame to play The Holograms drummer, Shana. 

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Every single lead actor in the ‘Gods of Egypt’ is white

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Last Wednesday, creation of Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt began. The $150 million film centers on the showdown between the evil god Set and Horus. The issue? All of the lead actors are white. Gerard Butler stars as Set and Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldeu plays Horus. 

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Erika Alexander on why Hollywood is racist

“Living Single” actress Erika Alexander has a bone to pick with Hollywood. Having been in the industry for more than 20 years, the actress has experienced marginalization firsthand while seeking roles. Alexander took to her website to air her frustrations out with racist Hollywood, and to discuss the creation of a “Mad Men” episode that […]

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Oliver Stone walks away from MLK biopic because producers are ‘suffocating the man & the truth’

Director Oliver Stone was slated to spear-head a biopic on slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But the movie creator recently announced that he will no longer sit at the helm of the production because producers wouldn’t approve his script that showed King’s flaws. 

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‘Awkward Black Girl’ creator Issa Rae joins Forbes’ ’30 Under 30′ list

Each year, Forbes releases their 30 Under 30 Entertainment list  The list reflects some of the hottest online entertainment executives, who are paving their way to stardom via YouTube and other social media platforms. This year, “Awkward Black Girl” and “Rachetpiece Theater” creator Issa Rae has joined the ranks. 

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