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  • BET to produce 'The Book of Negroes' as its first scripted miniseries

    BET to produce 'The Book of Negroes' as its first scripted miniseries
    BET, which in the last few years has moved forward with its first scripted comedies and a drama, is now moving into the miniseries arena. The cable outlet will produce a six-part miniseries, "The Book of Negroes," a historical drama based on the prize-...
  • When athletes get tripped up by Mom and Dad

    When athletes get tripped up by Mom and Dad
    Somewhere, lost in the sleaze that all so often defines what college basketball has become, are the overlooked culprits. Mom and Dad. We in the media rant on and on about AAU coaches and summer leagues and slimeball agents (is that redundant?). We...
  • Brian Williams 'raps' 'Gin and Juice' on 'The Tonight Show'

    Brian Williams 'raps' 'Gin and Juice' on 'The Tonight Show'
    NBC News anchor Brian Williams was a guest on "The Tonight Show" on Monday, and to celebrate, Jimmy Fallon introduced yet another montage of Williams "rapping" a classic song. This time, the straight-laced newsman tackled Snoop Dogg's 1994 hit, "Gin and...
  • BET To Launch First Miniseries, Holiday 'Nutcracker' Special

    Viacom's BET said it would launch its first miniseries, a new scripted series and a dating program as part of its coming programming slate. The network said it would air the six-part epic "The Book of Negroes," a historical drama based upon the...
  • This year, ask the Oscar questions that really matter

    This year, ask the Oscar questions that really matter
    "Flowers, but with garbage." Has there ever been a better metaphor for the Academy Awards? Granted, that line comes from Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle" (nominated for 10 Oscars, Lawrence included), and she wasn't talking about the Academy Awards...
  • DVD Review: "Machete Kills" proves a worthy sequel

    DVD Review: "Machete Kills" proves a worthy sequel
    This sequel to Robert Rodriguez's 2010 “Machete” — a semi-retro action vehicle for Danny Trejo — came and went quickly enough last year that I somehow missed it, despite being a big fan of the original and of Trejo. (How big a fan?...
  • Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr. Star In 'Book of Negroes' Mini-Series for BET

    Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jane Alexander will star in the six-hour miniseries adaptation of "The Book of Negroes," based on the novel by Lawrence Hill. Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin and Allan Hawco will also star in the production...
  • Oscars 2014: Races to watch as final voting begins

    Oscars 2014: Races to watch as final voting begins
    Weren't the Oscars great this year? Matthew McConaughey's best actor acceptance speech? That put us on a spaceship and sent us straight to Neptune, man. And we thought we were going to lose it when Cuba Gooding Jr. rushed the stage just after Ben...
  • NAACP Image Awards Are a Multicultural Kudofest

    When the NAACP Image Awards were started in 1967 by the L.A. branch of the long-lived civil-rights org, the fight they were fighting was obvious. With quality roles for people of color scarce, and official recognition of those roles even scarcer, the...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Us'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Us'
    My bold prediction after last week's controversial episode of "The Walking Dead" was that this week's would slow things way down in preparation for the grand Season 4 finale next Sunday evening. Well, this week's episode, titled "Us," was not exactly...
  • Wrigley Field 100th anniversary: Top pop culture moments

    Wrigley Field 100th anniversary: Top pop culture moments
    Swinging one leg and the rest of his body out over thousands of Wrigley Field fans while nervous handlers in the broadcast booth gasped, actor Cuba Gooding Jr. howled "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" with abandon before revving up the crowd further with a...