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“Don’t Be Afraid to Be Black” Director John Singleton Urges Audience

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Often times when you hear people in Hollywood discuss why more black films aren’t put into production, they point to the risk of producing and financing an African-American movie. What if it doesn’t sell? Writer and director John Singleton told a mostly black audience at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday that they shouldn’t fear being black because “negritude” sells. “Don’t be afraid to be black” Singleton told the…

Jamie Foxx Seeks To Reconnect With His Biological Parents

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Jamie Foxx, born Eric Marlon was left in the care of his mother’s foster parents, Esther Marie (Nelson), a domestic worker and nursery operator, and Mark Talley, a yard worker, when he was seven months old. Foxx has struggled much of his life trying to understand why his birth parents did not make contact with him as he grew up and were not a part of his…

His Real Name is Eric Marlon Bishop: 7 things you may not know about Jamie Foxx

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Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx is a well-established actor, stand-up comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, and talk radio host.  He has won many awards for his work such as Grammys, Academy awards, and Golden Globes awards. However, these are facts that you may already know about Mr. Foxx; here are 8 things you may not have known about him! “Jamie Foxx” is only a stage name! He was born Eric Marlon Bishop on…

New Film May Feature Kevin Hart And Jamie Foxx

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By David Bloodsaw Kevin Hart is “getting it while the getting it is hot” and who can blame him. Hollywood is finicky and it’s best to strike while the iron is hot. With that said, Kevin Hart will team up with multi-talent Jamie Foxx for a new film project titled, Black Phantom according to The Huffington Post. The Black Phantom is about a hit-man who is double crossed and seeks…

Jamie Foxx Steps Up For A Rally To Remember Trayvon Martin

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By Carolyn Hall On what would have been the 19th birthday of slain teen, Trayvon Martin, hundreds of people marched the streets of Miami Garden to commemorate his death and protest violence. Actor Jamie Foxx, who has been very vocal since the tragedy, was at the march and gave a heart-felt speech about how at is effectual to everyone, regardless of color. According to tweets posted from the march, Foxx stated…

A Lot Of People Think Jamie Foxx Is Dating Katie Holmes

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By April Taylor According to a recent report by Fox News, rumors are once again swirling about Jamie Foxx, who is 46, and Kate Holmes, who is 35, being involved in a romance.  The pair has responded to previous reports of them being romantically involved by saying they are just friends, however, their recent time together in New York over the Super Bowl weekend has people speculating once again that…

Did you know that Jaleel White aka Steve Urkel got the Role of Rudy Huxtable on the Cosby Show? Other Interesting Facts

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By Yolanda Spivey Jaleel White, better known as Steve Urkel on the hit television comedy series Family Matters started acting at the tender age of three.  Born on November 27,  1976 in Pasadena California, Jaleel White started out acting in commercials, appearing in Jell-O Pudding advertisements with Bill Cosby.  This father of one has since made many appearances in both television and motion pictures over the years.  He was also a contestant on Dancing With The Stars, season…

Oliver Stone and Jaimie Foxx Bring Martin Luther King Jr. to Life on The Big Screen

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Three-time Oscar Award winner and veteran film director, screenwriter and producer Oliver Stone has confirmed that he would be bringing the slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to life on the big screen. Oliver Stone’s confirmation put to the rest the rumors that he was working on a mega project to produce a big screen biographical picture of the most revered, respected and loved African American leader…

Jamie Foxx In Negotiations To Star Along With Quvenzhane Wallis In “Annie” Remake

Jamie Foxx In Negotiations To Star Along With Quvenzhane Wallis In “Annie” Remake

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Well, 2014 is about to be a big year for Jamie Foxx. He’ll go from playing the bad guy in the epic The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which will debut next summer, to possibly being the good guy, playing a variation of the Daddy Warbucks character in the new Annie remake, which will come out next Christmas. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Foxx is currently in negotiations to play a character…

Racist Tweeters Attack Jamie Foxx For Wearing Trayvon Shirt

Racist Tweeters Attack Jamie Foxx For Wearing Trayvon Shirt

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Jamie Foxx attended the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night to accept the 2013 Generation Award. He did so while wearing a shirt that had the phrase “kNOw Justice” with photos of Trayvon Martin and the Newtown kids. Well why da hell did he do that…he pissed off the racists in a major way and they took to Twitter with a vengeance.   There’s more… Yeh…the madness continues… It gets…

Will Smith Finally Reveals Why He Turned Down Django Unchained: ‘I Needed to be the Lead’

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Will Smith is finally speaking openly on why he turned down the starring role in DJango Unchanined, leaving the role open for Jamie Foxx. It was widely reported that Smith read the script, discussed it with Tarantino, but turned it down. Until now, however, no one knew exactly what conversations Smith had with Tarantino or why he chose not to take the part. In a previous interview with Empire magazine,…

Critics Say Jamie Foxx’s New Movie Is Too Racist

Critics Say Jamie Foxx’s New Movie Is Too Racist

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Director Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Django Unchained, which will open on Christmas Day, focuses on the partnership between a former slave who becomes a bounty hunter who enjoys killing white people in his pursuit for his captured wife. A screening of the film on Tuesday led to reviews that warn of extreme violence and excessive cursing. ‘Quite naturally, given the historical setting, the N-word gets a heavy workout, by whites…

Jamie Foxx & Tyler Perry Sued By Inmate For Stealing Movie Idea!!!

Jamie Foxx & Tyler Perry Sued By Inmate For Stealing Movie Idea!!!

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    According to TMZ, Jamie Foxx and Tyler Perry are being sued for $1 million each by a prisoner — who claims the duo jacked his idea for a groan-worthy new comedy … starring Foxx, Perry, and Martin Lawrence … all dressed as women. In case you haven’t heard … the project is called “Skank Robbers” — a wacky action comedy about two lady bank robbers … with Lawrence’s…

Amazing…Ten Children Who Were Adopted and Grew Up To Become Famous

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After Steve Jobs passed everyone was amazed at the fact that this adoptee had been able to achieve so much. People think if you’re adopted you’re at a disadvantage. These celebrities have proven that this is not always true. Check out this surprising list at BlackEnterprise.com. Read More.

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Dr. Boyce: Fox Bringing Back “In Living Color”- But Can They Handle It?

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  by Dr. Boyce Watkins – Black Like Moi – Syracuse University Most of us loved “In Living Color” back in the day.  The skits were original and creative and the cast was incredibly talented.  The show produced household names like Jamie Foxx, Jim Carey, Damon Wayans, and quite a few others.  Well, there’s good news for fans of the show.  Fox says that they are going to bring the…