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Still Working: Djimon Hounsou to Play Supporting Role In “Tarzan”

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Reported by Nigel Boys According to Deadline Hollywood, a remake of the action movie Tarzan, based on the character created by writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, will include two-time Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou in a supporting role, along with Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie. Hounsou will play the character of Chief Mbonga in the new adaptation, which is being directed by David Yates. Skarsgard, who played in “True Blood,” will take…

Oscar Voters Admit They Didn’t Watch “12 Years A Slave”

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By Barry Burch Jr. Whoever said you needed to watch a movie to determine whether to award it an Oscar or not? One rumor that stayed around for the days leading up to the 86th annual Academy Awards was that some Oscar voters did not want to watch “12 Years a Slave.”  Surprisingly for some and unsurprisingly for others, this rumor seems to be true.  According to The Huffington Post, two anonymous…

Is Lupita’s Success A Reality Check For Light-Skinned Women?

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert “Dear Lupita, the letter reads. “I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.” One might think the previous sentiment would make anyone happy or pleased to be an African American of any shade. But the words…

Pharrell Williams To Drop New Album in March

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David Bloodsaw After Pharrell’s entertaining performance at the Grammy’s we are all ready for  more. Pharrell Williams’ new album G I R L is scheduled to be released on March 3 according to Electronic Urban Report. The single, Happy, from his second solo effort has already been released and he will perform the song at the Oscars on March 2. Happy is also on the Despicable 2 soundtrack and has already…

Nicki Minaj Insulted by Host at Access Hollywood

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Nicki Minaj has been getting insulted in public for what some are calling “rude” and “indignant” behavior.  The rest of us might just say she’s ghetto.  However you want to look at it, she’s not getting good reviews from people who have been with her behind the scenes and in front of the camera.   One reporter at Access Hollywood, Billy Bush, went onto The Today Show to say that…

Robin Roberts Back In Hospital

Robin Roberts Back In Hospital

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Through a post on her Facebook timeline, Roberts wrote that she had been briefly hospitalized after she fell ill during a trip to Key West last week. She pointed out that it was “nothing serious,” but that her doctors wanted her admit her to the hospital for a few days. She wrote that she will finish the week resting at home and return to the “Good Morning America” set next…

Denzel Washington admits he lets wife vote on his behalf at Oscars

Denzel Washington admits he lets wife vote on his behalf at Oscars

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    They are supposed to be Hollywood’s ultimate accolade, but Denzel Washington has admitted he delivers his Oscars vote without even bothering to watch the contenders. The double Oscar winner’s confession that he lets his ex-beauty queen wife, Pauletta, do the choosing is hardly helpful to an awards ceremony increasingly criticised as out of touch and elitist. ‘Actually, my wife watches all of the movies. You know they send…

Oprah Winfrey receives “unimaginable” Oscar

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oprah Winfrey received an honorary Oscar for her charitable work on Saturday in what she called an unimaginable moment for a black woman who grew up poor in Mississippi and rose to the top of Hollywood stardom. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annually bestows its Governors Awards on people who have made an impact in the industry. This year, the honorary Oscars went…

Eddie Murphy Backs Out of Oscars

Eddie Murphy Backs Out of Oscars

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Industry watchers have been speculating and now it’s official. After Director Brett Ratner made the media rounds last week, saying that “rehearsal is for fags,” criticism exploded and he issued the following apology before quitting his gig as producer of the 2012 Academy Awards: “Over the last few days, I’ve gotten a well-deserved earful from many of the people I admire most in this industry expressing their outrage and disappointment…