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13 items from 2014


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Daughter Bernice King -- My Brothers Are Selling Out Our Father's Legacy

24 February 2014 5:50 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter says she's being forced to hand over two of her father's prized possessions ... all because her brothers just want to make a quick buck.Bernice King reacted to a Georgia judge's ruling last week that she must hand over Mlk's Nobel Peace Prize and his Bible while she continues a legal war with her brothers Dexter King and Mlk III ... who control the King Estate.Lawyers for the »

- TMZ Staff

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Martha Thomases: The Nerdification of America

24 January 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

While most of us were going about our days, living our lives, the prevailing culture has become progressively nerdier. I don’t mean that there as been a renewed interest in science and math, because that would imply that we would exert ourselves mentally, and, as Americans, we don’t like to exert ourselves. What I mean is that there is more attention paid to comics, science fiction and fantasy, and that a lot of us know who Steven Moffat is.

In general, I think this is great. As more people celebrate their love of the more nerdy aspects of popular culture, more people might find out about them and find enjoyment as well. I’m all in favor of more pleasure in life. That applies to food and music and gardening as well as entertaining. In these specific case, I’m also pleased because a bigger audience means more »

- Martha Thomases

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Sarah Palin, Madonna and More Win ‘Racist’ Awards on The Daily Show

23 January 2014 9:02 AM, PST | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

The Daily Show's Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore presented the 1st Annual Wilmore Awards last night to honor "outstanding achievement in breaking down racial barriers that nobody asked you to break." On the occasion of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, Wilmore thought it was the perfect time to "honor the progress we've made as black people," especially since the NAACP Image Awards keeps nominating white people. »

- Matt Wilstein

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Cara Delevingne Squeezes Joan Smalls’ Boob, Rihanna Goes Topless And More Of What You Missed On Instagram

21 January 2014 9:30 AM, PST | TheFabLife - Movies | See recent TheFabLife - Movies news »

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Cara Delevingne is very close with her girlfriends. She’s been crab hunting with Rihanna in Barbados, smoking e-cigarettes and smooching Michelle Rodriguez at a New York Knicks game, and now we’ve learned how she and her fellow Victoria’s Secret pals hang after hours.

Models Delevingne, Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls revealed that the leggy beauties who walk the runway together also enjoy to share the same bed (and a casual boob grab). Meanwhile, on another continent, Princess RiRi was sunning herself in Brazil sans bikini top (that’s the only way to avoid epic tan lines, am I right?).

Your glorious long weekend has officially come to a close, which means it’s time to study up on recent happenings in order to keep your water cooler talk fresh. Queen Madge was placed on the hot seat after captioning an Instagram photo of her son, »

- Emily Exton

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MSNBC’s Touré: Mlk’s Vision Was for Gov’t to Provide All with Income and Jobs

20 January 2014 1:38 PM, PST | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

MSNBC host Touré celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday in a unique fashion. He sought to correct the record about King’s legacy by insisting that the civil rights leader advocated for, as part of his war on poverty, a guaranteed income and an occupation. He added that access to government benefits, like food stamps, result in general outcomes for those that enjoy them than those who do not. »

- Noah Rothman

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NRA Spokesman Uses Mlk Day to Make the Case for More Guns

20 January 2014 12:59 PM, PST | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

The NRA tends to stay silent in the immediate aftermath of a high-profile shooting incident, but the organization evidently felt enough time had passed since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed in 1968 that they could put out the video below connecting the civil rights leader to the push for less restrictive gun laws. To mark today's holiday, the NRA enlisted its hip, young, black "commentator" Colion Noir to deliver a video message about how much King loved guns. »

- Matt Wilstein

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On Eve Of Mlk Day, Will Adultery Keep Epic Dr. King Movie Off The Big Screen?

17 January 2014 5:39 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Oliver Stone has run smack into the same wall on a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr biopic that director Paul Greengrass hit when Universal kicked his Mlk project Memphis to the curb two years back. Stone took to his Twitter account today to say that DreamWorks and Warner Bros rejected his script rewrite and that he was done with the movie that also had Jamie Foxx attached. It came down to the studios — which are in lockstep with the Mlk estate that brought them the right to use his famous copyrighted speeches — rejecting Stone’s characterization of long-running rumors that King Jr. engaged in extramarital affairs. “I’m told the estate & the ‘respectable’ black community that guard King’s reputation won’t approve it. They suffocate the man & the truth,” Stone tweeted. He also added a message directly to Mlk: ‘I wish you could see the film I would’ve made. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Oliver Stone pulls out of Martin Luther King biopic

17 January 2014 3:38 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director Oliver Stone has revealed that he is no longer involved in directing and writing a biopic about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Scarface writer tweeted the news earlier today (January 17) and said producers wrongly rejected his script.

Sad news. My Mlk project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won't go with it.

Oliver Stone (@TheOliverStone) January 17, 2014

"The script dealt with issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King's spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being," Stone explained.

"I'm told the estate and the 'respectable' black community that guard King's reputation won't approve it," he added.

"They suffocate the man and the truth."

I wish you could see the film I would've made. I fear if 'they' ever make it, it'll be just another commemoration of the March on Washington

Oliver Stone (@TheOliverStone) January 17, 2014

"Martin, I grieve for you, »

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Oliver Stone Falls Out of Martin Luther King Jr. Movie

17 January 2014 2:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Three months after news emerged that he was in talks to come on board the project, Oliver Stone has announced via Twitter that he will not direct and write a biopic about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sad news. My Mlk project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won’t go with it.—

Oliver Stone (@TheOliverStone) January 17, 2014

In October, Variety reported that DreamWorks and Warner Bros. were in early talks with Stone to direct and with Jamie Foxx to star in an untitled film that would follow the slain Civil Rights hero from his rise all the way to his assassination in 1968.

Kario Salem wrote the original script with Steven Spielberg, Suzanne De Passe, Madison Jones and Samuel Nappi producing.

Stone also Tweeted that his script included King’s infidelity, conflicts within the non-violent movement and King’s “spiritual transformation into a higher, »

- Dave McNary

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Oliver Stone Tweets Martin Luther King Project is Over

17 January 2014 1:23 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Oliver Stone will no longer direct and write a biopic about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the firebrand director tweeted Friday. The news comes as the country prepares to honor the Civil Rights leader’s life this weekend as part of a national holiday honoring his memory. TheWrap broke the news last fall that Jamie Foxx was in talks to play King with Stone in negotiations to direct for DreamWorks and Warner Bros.  Plans have apparently changed. “Sad news,” Stone tweeted. “My Mlk project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won’t go with it. »

- Brent Lang

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Reverend Jeremiah Wright: Dr. King Had a ‘Dream,’ Obama Has a ‘Drone’

15 January 2014 4:54 PM, PST | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

President Barack Obama's former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, is back in the news this week, but this time it's for some highly critical comments he made about the president at an event for the Chicago Teachers Union Wednesday. While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered for saying "I have a dream," Wright suggested Obama's legacy could be boiled down to "I have a drone." »

- Matt Wilstein

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Feature: HollywoodChicago.com 10 Best Interviews of 2013

15 January 2014 3:43 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Every year, the movie stars, actor/actresses and filmmakers come knocking, and HollywoodChicago.com is there to answer. Film Critics Brian Tallerico and Patrick McDonald have combined their best-of interviews for 2013, and it’s an intriguing and eclectic mix.

With so many promotional tours, conventions and shows coming through Chicago, the opportunity to get a wide range of celebrities, filmmakers and up-and-comers is one of the privileges of covering TV and film here. The following interviews – enhanced (except for two interviews) by the photography of Joe Arce – were significant for their background stories, promotional circumstance and memorable quotes.

Sheryl Lee of “Twin Peaks

Sheryl Lee at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Interviewer: Patrick McDonald

Opening Note: Before getting started, there are so many arresting interviews I participated in during 2013, and if you plug these names in the search engine, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'The Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975' Is Coming To Book Format In February. Preorder Your Copy

14 January 2014 4:24 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

I was just informed that The Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975 - Swedish director Göran Hugo Olsson's acclaimed feature documentary which provides audiences with a *remixed* look at the black liberation struggle in the United States during the years in the film's title - is coming to book format. To be published on paperback by Haymarket Books, it'll go on sale at your local or online book store, starting February 4, 2014. The book, which will also be titled The Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975, will include historical speeches and interviews by: Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Emile »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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