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  • 'Boondocks' is back — but without creative voice Aaron McGruder

     'Boondocks' is back — but without creative voice Aaron McGruder
    Clouded by a stunning creative split and a hiatus that stretched close to four years, "The Boondocks," the edgy animated comedy about two young African American boys from the inner city grappling with life in the suburbs, is finally returning Monday to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block — a relaunch being greeted by the show's legion of fans with both celebration and concern.
  • Ice Cube's hot Hollywood career

     Ice Cube's hot Hollywood career
    "I'm straight outta Compton," Queen Latifah cheerfully exclaims in an introductory scene from the action-comedy "22 Jump Street." Pointing at Ice Cube — who plays her glowering spouse (a police boss whose primary function seems to be ridiculing...

    'The Boondocks' returns, but without creator Aaron McGruder

    'The Boondocks' returns, but without creator Aaron McGruder
    "The Boondocks," the edgy animated series based on Aaron McGruder's comic strip about 10-year-old black militant Huey Freeman and his gangsta-wanna-be younger brother Riley living in the suburbs with their grandfather, is returning April 21 for a fourth...

    Adult Swim greenlights live-action 'Black Jesus'

    Adult Swim greenlights live-action 'Black Jesus'
    Adult Swim appears to be inviting controversy with its latest live-action offering, the just-greenlit half-hour series "Black Jesus." The series, from "The Boondocks" creator Aaron McGruder, is based on the premise that Jesus is back on Earth in the...

    Adult Swim Orders 'Black Jesus' Series from 'Boondocks' Creator

    Jesus is alive and living in present-day Compton, Calif. -- at least according to the premise of the new live-action Adult Swim show "Black Jesus." Created by Aaron McGruder ("The Boondocks," "Red Tails"), the comedy stars newcomer Gerald "Slink" Johnson...