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Why 2016 Is a Great Moment For Black Film History

23 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As #OscarsSoWhite fades into last Oscar season’s news, change is in the air: There’s a bevy of black films coming in the second half of this year, movies that tell the stories of African chess champions and American slave rebellions. The narratives speak to a black identity that’s multinational instead of monolithic: Nate Parker’s Sundance-winning “The Birth of a Nation,” the interracial romance “Loving,” and Denzel Washington’s fifties-era race relations drama “Fences” are all going to be a part of the conversation this fall.

But there are also a host of older films finally hitting coming out that should expand that picture.

So often black movies are historical, telling the stories of larger-than-life icons we ought to have grown up hearing about. At best they’re biopics that give behemoths like Martin Luther King Jr. or Ray Charles a granular humanity; at worst they’re »

- Hunter Harris

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President Obama: From the White House to ... the NBA?

23 June 2016 6:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Once they leave the White House, some presidents travel around the country for speaking engagements, others take up painting and still others ... become NBA team owners? President Barack Obama is apparently considering just that, with press secretary Josh Earnest revealing Wednesday in a White House press briefing that Potus has shown interest in being part of an NBA franchise ownership group, "potentially, if the opportunity arose, under the right circumstances." Obama previously hinted at these post-presidency plans in November, when he told GQ he would "absolutely" like to be a part owner of an NBA team. "I have fantasized about »

- Andrea Park, @scandreapark

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President Obama: From the White House to ... the NBA?

23 June 2016 6:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Once they leave the White House, some presidents travel around the country for speaking engagements, others take up painting and still others ... become NBA team owners? President Barack Obama is apparently considering just that, with press secretary Josh Earnest revealing Wednesday in a White House press briefing that Potus has shown interest in being part of an NBA franchise ownership group, "potentially, if the opportunity arose, under the right circumstances." Obama previously hinted at these post-presidency plans in November, when he told GQ he would "absolutely" like to be a part owner of an NBA team. "I have fantasized about »

- Andrea Park, @scandreapark

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Wonder Woman joins the cast of 'Supergirl' as...

21 June 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The CW is really bringing out the big guns for Supergirl. Set for its big move to the network from CBS this fall, the series will officially introduce Kara Danvers' (Melissa Benoist's) famous cousin Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) to the series right out of the gate in the first two episodes of the season. But that's not all!  Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter, will join the cast as the President of the United States. Not since Battlestar Galactica's Laura Roslin have we been this excited for a commander in chief. Carter is locked for multiple episodes and will first appear in episode three. So one smooth move from Superman to Wonder Woman.   Carter was crowned Miss World America in 1972 and most famously played Wonder Woman from 1975-1979 in the now iconic television series. Supergirl has been known to bring in actors who've played superheroes previously as a tip of the hat to fans, »

- Roth Cornet

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ aired its final episode

2 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

17 years ago today, Trekkies said goodbye to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It was on June 2, 1999 that the series finale of DS9 aired. The series was a moderate success during the seven seasons it was on the air, and it didn’t win over every Star Trek fan. It was different in many key ways from Trek shows that came before it, and that made it divisive. Set on a space station instead of aboard a starship with more serialized rather than standalone storytelling, it was a darker show, dealing with flawed characters and moral complexity. Its influence on Battlestar Galactica is evident, and that shouldn’t be a surprise — BSG co-showrunner Ronald D. Moore got his start with three Star Trek series, including co-executive producing DS9. Also an alum of DS9: Bryan Fuller, who will be showrunning the new CBS Star Trek series premiering next year. (Yes, he »

- Emily Rome

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The Fall of Bill Cosby: Read People's 2014 Cover Story

25 May 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Andrea Constand was the first woman to come forward. In January 2005, the Temple University staffer alleged iconic comedian and TV dad Bill Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted her. The media's coverage of Constand's claims petered out following the filing of a lawsuit against Cosby that was eventually settled out of court. Then, some eight years later, more women started breaking their silence, lodging similar complaints against Cosby. Today, more than 50 women have claimed they were victimized by the television legend. Cosby, through his attorneys, has repeatedly denied the allegations. On Tuesday, a judge ordered Cosby to stand trial for »

- Nicole Weisensee Egan, @nweisenseeegan

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The Fall of Bill Cosby: Read People's 2014 Cover Story

25 May 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Andrea Constand was the first woman to come forward. In January 2005, the Temple University staffer alleged iconic comedian and TV dad Bill Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted her. The media's coverage of Constand's claims petered out following the filing of a lawsuit against Cosby that was eventually settled out of court. Then, some eight years later, more women started breaking their silence, lodging similar complaints against Cosby. Today, more than 50 women have claimed they were victimized by the television legend. Cosby, through his attorneys, has repeatedly denied the allegations. On Tuesday, a judge ordered Cosby to stand trial for »

- Nicole Weisensee Egan, @nweisenseeegan

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Vote for Project of the Week: Will It Be 'A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story,' 'Tangerine Dream,' 'Windows' or 'Nobody Knows Anything (except William Goldman)'?

20 May 2016 7:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The winning filmmaker will become a candidate for May Project of the Month. That winner will be in the running for Project of the Year. The four projects up for this week's Project of the Week are listed below (with descriptions courtesy of the filmmakers). You can vote at the bottom of the page. A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story: From Willie Nelson to Wilco, Ray Charles to Radiohead, "A Song for You" offers an all-access pass to the longest running music show in American television history. Tangerine Dream: A full-length documentary about the pioneers of electronic music: Tangerine Dream. Windows: Two isolated women bond by sharing their lives from a distance through their apartment windows. They are blocks apart, but despite their efforts, will never meet. Two women. Two windows. Two realities. Nobody Knows Anything (except William Goldman): Screenwriter. Novelist. Playwright. The inside story »

- Indiewire

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The Voice Predictions: Who's at Risk on Top 10 Results Night?

3 May 2016 9:56 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Six artists from The Voice Top 10 can probably exhale — and one can do a happy dance — headed into tonight’s results telecast (8/7c on NBC).

RelatedThe Voice Top 10 Performance Recap: Rolling in the Deep End

Indeed, Alisan Porter breaks into the Top 10 on the iTunes singles chart — and snags the coveted multiplier bonus — thanks to her breathtaking, heartbreaking “Let Him Fly.” Her march to victory — prophesied in the Season 10 premiere — continues unabated.

Granted, downloads are only one component of the elimination equation — there’s also online and Voice app votes to consider — but the Bottom 2 in Top 11 Week turned out »

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The Voice Top 10 Performance Recap: Rolling in the Deep End

2 May 2016 7:25 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It gives me no pleasure to kick off my recap of The Voice Top 10 performance night with this tweak of a popular children’s song, and yet… it’s the most honest expression of my feelings about the obvious choice to go home on Tuesday’s results telecast.

RelatedTV on the Radio: Listen to New Tracks From The Voice‘s Tessanne and Sawyer, Idol‘s Allison Iraehta, Lee DeWyze and More

One of these singers is not like the other

One of these singers just doesn’t belong

Can you tell which singer is not like the others »

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Could Prince Still Perform as a Hologram Like Tupac Did?

23 April 2016 7:46 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hologram USA, a company with technology and patents that recreate three-dimensional performances by bygone stars like Tupac and Ray Charles, could one day revive Prince for the masses. The company has rights to music acts like Whitney Houston for concert events and other specials. When asked by TheWrap if they were considering pursuing Prince, the group’s CEO said they hadn’t said conversations hadn’t started but it would be an honor. “We are mourning the loss of Prince along with his millions of fans. If at some point in the future his estate and the fans feel a hologram performance would be. »

- Joan E. Solsman

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Review: ‘A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story’

16 April 2016 10:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A pleasantly discursive guide to the longest-running music program in TV history, “A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story” is the latest in a thriving subgenre of documentaries dedicated to the proposition that Austin is the live music capital of the world, if not the entire galaxy. Director Keith Maitland’s obvious labor of love could be classified as the cinematic equivalent of an authorized biography — after all, it’s co-produced by Klru-tv, the public television station that produces “Austin City Limits,” and Terry Lickona, that show’s longtime producer, is one of this doc’s executive producers. But the movie generates too much good will to smack of crass self-promotion, which should extend its shelf life as home-video product, streaming fare and audience magnet during PBS fund-raising weeks.

Drawing on the collective memories of performers and behind-the-scenes personnel who have been associated with “Austin City Limits” during its 40-plus-year run, »

- Joe Leydon

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The Voice Predictions: Who's a Lock to Advance — and Who's at Risk — on Teams Blake and Xtina?

12 April 2016 10:38 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera can rest tonight — but not too easily.

Their teams performed on Night 1 of The Voice‘s Season 10 Live Playoffs on Monday night — and while voting for officially closed at noon Et, there are still tough decisions ahead during Wednesday night’s live eliminations (8/7c on NBC).

RelatedThe Voice Live Playoffs (Pt. 1) Recap: We Want Them to Stay-ay-ay (Well, a Few of ‘Em, Anyhow)

Indeed, after the top two vote-getters from both teams advance, Blake and Xtina will each need to throw lifelines to one of their remaining four artists. Will they base their decisions on iTunes sales alone? »

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The Voice Live Playoffs (Pt. 1) Recap: We Want Them to Stay-ay-ay (Well, a Few of 'Em, Anyhow)

11 April 2016 7:36 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Shhhhhhh. Be very, very quiet. If you listen closely enough, you’ll hear the subtle shade dripping from the tongues of The Voice‘s shiny, happy coaching panel.

RelatedFarewell for Now, American Idol, and Thanks for All the Memories

“You’re still in the process of really improving a lot,” Adam said cheerily to Team Xtina’s Nick Hagelin, which, translated into Real Talk, would go something like, “Dude, you’ve got a long way to go.”

“That was super solid, Mary,” countered Xtina, describing Team Blake’s Mary Sarah with the most damning adjective she’ll allow herself to say on live television. »

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Doris Day Wishes 'Heartfelt Thanks' to Fans After Birthday Photo Trends on Social Media

6 April 2016 3:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Doris Day heard her exclusive 92nd birthday picture was trending on social media, she was pleased (and surprised) to hear about the huge response. And while Day might not be too familiar with Facebook or Twitter, she was thrilled by the outpouring of well-wishers and the opportunity to raise awareness for the Doris Day Animal Foundation. "I don't know anything about (Facebook) trending, but if it gets people to help the precious four-leggers around the world, then it's a pretty great trend!" says Day to People in an exclusive statement. "My heartfelt thanks to Everyone who has made that happen. »

- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Doris Day Wishes 'Heartfelt Thanks' to Fans After Birthday Photo Trends on Social Media

6 April 2016 3:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Doris Day heard her exclusive 92nd birthday picture was trending on social media, she was pleased (and surprised) to hear about the huge response. And while Day might not be too familiar with Facebook or Twitter, she was thrilled by the outpouring of well-wishers and the opportunity to raise awareness for the Doris Day Animal Foundation. "I don't know anything about (Facebook) trending, but if it gets people to help the precious four-leggers around the world, then it's a pretty great trend!" says Day to People in an exclusive statement. "My heartfelt thanks to Everyone who has made that happen. »

- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Jason Aldean's Daughter Has a 'Diverse Taste' in Music - Which Hopefully Includes Dad's New Single

2 April 2016 6:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The artists playing overhead range from Ronnie Milsap to Cheap Trick to Foreigner. But the sounds aren't coming from Jason Aldean's stereo - they're coming from his 13-year-old daughter's. "My older daughter [Keeley] loves music," he said. "It's really cool because the whole time they were growing up I would play Ray Charles to Aerosmith to George Strait… It's really cool to see a 13-year-old with that much of a diverse taste in music." Aldean's other daughter, Kendyl, though - well, she's not nearly as interested. "What's funny is my younger daughter is 8 and she just doesn't really care. She's not a huge music lover, »

- Mark Gray, @themarkgray

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Miles Davis, Chet Baker Biopics Shrug Off ‘Greatest Hits’ Formula

29 March 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood often sings the same tune when it comes to biopics: the “greatest hits” approach is typically a box-checking, life-spanning paradigm that rarely gets under the skin of a subject. The result can often be more akin to a waxwork than a complex, compelling portrait of a human. They win Oscars and inform us about the lives of everyone from Mahatma Gandhi to Ray Charles, but they don’t necessarily capture their essence.

Eschewing that structure even when adopting traditional formalism in the telling can go a long way. One of the things that made Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” so compelling in recent years is that they focused on seminal moments in the lives of Abraham Lincoln (passing the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution) and Martin Luther King Jr. (the Selma-to-Montgomery marches of 1965), rather than following them from the cradle to the grave. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Nina Star Mike Epps Responds to Zoë Saldana Casting Controversy: 'She Did a Good Job'

22 March 2016 4:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nina star Mike Epps is responding to criticism over his costar, Zoë Saldana's, casting as singer Nina Simone. While promoting his latest film, Meet the Blacks on Tuesday, Epps tells People that overall he thinks Saldana "did a good" job portraying Nina Simone in the biopic. Controversy over the Guardians of the Galaxy star's casting has raged since the film's first movie poster was released. Images from the production drew criticism over the use of a prosthetic nose and skin-darkening makeup to make Saldana more closely resemble Simone. But Epps, who plays comedian Richard Pryor in the biopic, attributed »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Nina Star Mike Epps Responds to Zoë Saldana Casting Controversy: 'She Did a Good Job'

22 March 2016 4:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nina star Mike Epps is responding to criticism over his costar, Zoë Saldana's, casting as singer Nina Simone. While promoting his latest film, Meet the Blacks on Tuesday, Epps tells People that overall he thinks Saldana "did a good" job portraying Nina Simone in the biopic. Controversy over the Guardians of the Galaxy star's casting has raged since the film's first movie poster was released. Images from the production drew criticism over the use of a prosthetic nose and skin-darkening makeup to make Saldana more closely resemble Simone. But Epps, who plays comedian Richard Pryor in the biopic, attributed »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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