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The 1st Trailer for Aaron McGruder's New Adult Swim Series 'Black Jesus' Will Likely Ruffle a Few Feathers

18 July 2014 11:33 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

And if it didn't, it certainly wouldn't be an Aaron McGruder series, would it? Adult Swim has announced their new half-hour live-action scripted comedy "Black Jesus" from writer/producer, Aaron McGruder ("The Boondocks"), will premiere on Thursday, August 7th at 11pm (Et/Pt).  The series finds Jesus living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood, with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers. The series stars newcomer Gerald "Slink" Johnson as "Black Jesus."  Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb, John Witherspoon, Kali Hawk, Andra Fuller, Antwon Tanner, Andrew »

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‘Couples Retreat’ Star Kali Hawk Joins Taryn Manning in ‘A Light Beneath Their Feet’

19 May 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Couples Retreat” star Kali Hawk will join Taryn Manning (“Orange Is the New Black”) in the coming-of-age dramedy “A Light Beneath Their Feet,” TheWrap has learned. Valerie Weiss (“Losing Control”) is directing from a script by Moira McMahon Leeper, who previously wrote for “Private Practice” and MTV's “Teen Wolf.” The film co-stars Madison Davenport (“Noah”), Maddie Hasson (ABC Family's “Twisted”) and Kurt Fuller (“Midnight in Paris”). Also read: Fox's ‘New Girl’ Cast Shares TV Upfront Survival Tips: ‘Don't Sleep With Strange Women – or Strange Dudes’ “A Light Beneath Their Feet” is a character-driven story that follows a high school »

- Jeff Sneider

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Casting Net: Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx in talks for 'Black Phantom'; Plus, Jason Sudeikis, Dr. Doom rumors

11 March 2014 5:21 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx are in talks to star in Black Phantom, a Screen Gems hitman pic. Ride Along’s Tim Story is in talks to direct the film about a hitman reeling from a recent betrayal who hires the guy who was hired to kill him for help. Foxx can be seen next in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (out May 2). Hart’s Think Like a Man Too (also directed by Story) is out June 20. [Variety]

Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers) is in talks to take on the role of L.A. journalist Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher in a Warner Bros. »

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Queen Latifah-Produced Rom-Com 'November Rule' Firms Up Its Cast (Macy Gray, Tatyana Ali, Others)

11 March 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Kali HawkMacy GrayDJ QuallsTatyana AliLa La Anthony and Mo McCrae are among the cast members of the Queen Latifah-executive produced feature film November Rule. Described as a romantic comedy, the film will tell the tale of a man who makes a "November rule" (hence the title) to stay away from women, even if he's in a relationship when each November comes around. So he routinely ends relationships in November (if he's involved), or keeps his distance from women (if he's not involved), until, as you can probably guess, meets the woman of his dreams, while still strictly adhering to his "November rule," loses her, and »

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'Couples Retreat' Actress Joins Queen Latifah's 'November Rule' (Exclusive)

11 March 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Kali Hawk, whose recent roles include Peeples and Couples Retreat, has joined the cast of November Rule, the upcoming film executive produced by Queen Latifah. Starring Macy Gray, DJ Qualls (Hustle & Flow), Tatyana Ali and Sons of Anarchy's Mo McRae, the romantic comedy follows a sports shoe entrepreneur (McRae) who has made a "November rule" in order to keep his distance from the women. Every November, he breaks up with the woman he's seeing using a whopping lie. But when he realizes he's let go the woman of his dreams, he tries everything to get her back. Photos: The

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Adult Swim Orders ‘Black Jesus’ Series from ‘Boondocks’ Creator

10 March 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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 as the man on a mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small, but loyal group of downtrodden followers. The series also stars Charlie Murphy (“Are We There Yet?”), Corey Holcomb (“The Cleveland Show”), John Witherspoon (“The Boondocks”), Kali Hawk (“Couples Retreat”), and Andra Fuller (“L.A. Complex”).

The Turner-owned network will premiere the series later this year.

McGruder will serve as executive producer through his 5 Mutts Productions, along with writer-director Mike Clattenberg (“Trailer Park Boys”) and Leg’s Norman Aladjem and John Bravakis.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported this deal.


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'Psych' - 'Cog Blocked' GIFs: An ode to Burton Guster

5 February 2014 7:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

If you hadn't heard, this is "Psych's" final season (we know, we're upset too), but it's going out with a bang. There is nary a misstep between now and the series finale on March 26. Wednesday's (Feb. 5) episode starts the countdown to the end off right, with Dulé Hill's magnum opus as Burton Guster.

When John Russell, a man living a carbon-copy of Gus' life, dies in an apparent suicide, Gus is bound and determined to prove that he (Gus Russ) didn't kill himself. It was a ton of fun watching Gus be the head detective for once, since nobody believes him that Russell was actually murdered.

There's also the introduction of Emanuelle (Kali Hawk), a private detective and love interest for Gus. Here's hoping we haven't seen the last of her. It was also awesome to see Gus throw off the shackles of Central Coast Pharmaceuticals after all these years. »


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