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4 items from 2012

Whoopi Goldberg to be guest star on '666 Park Avenue'

3 October 2012 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Whoopi Goldberg is to appear on ABC's new series 666 Park Avenue. The Sister Act star will play a character named Maris Elder on the horror drama's ninth episode, Entertainment Weekly reports. Elder, a reclusive resident of The Drake, uses hypnosis to help Jane (Rachael Taylor) explore her supernatural connection to the haunted apartment building. The 56-year-old actress is best known for appearing in such films as Ghost, Made in America, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Girl, (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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George Bowers, Film Editor for Penny Marshall, Dies at 68

13 September 2012 11:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

George Bowers, a film editor in Hollywood for nearly four decades whose credits include Sleeping With the Enemy, A League of Their Own and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, has died, his daughter announced Thursday. He was 68. Bowers, who also directed a young Johnny Depp in one of the actor’s first films, Private Resort (1985), died Aug. 18 of complications related to heart surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Bowers collaborated with director Penny Marshall as she made a transition from acting to directing. He served as an associate producer on her feature debut, Jumpin’ Jack

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Is Now A Good Time To Pitch Black Rom-Coms?

31 July 2012 1:02 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Just a quick thought... given recent project greenlights, where "black cinema" is concerned, I'm reminded of the late 1990s/early 2000s, when rom-coms or rom-drams (romantic dramas) with all-black casts, were popular: Hav Plenty, Love Jones, The Best Man, Love & Basketball, Brown Sugar, Two Can Play That Game, The Wood, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and on, and on, and on... I'm now wondering if we just might be seeing the beginnings of another period in which "relationship/romance dramedies" that tell stories about black people, dominate the black cinema landscape - maybe thanks in large part to the success of the film that we »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Universal Sets 'Bridesmaids' Director Paul Feig For 'The Better Woman'

9 January 2012 1:53 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, they may not get Melissa McCarthy or Kristen Wiig for their "Bridesmaids" sequel, but Universal is at least hanging on to director Paul Feig, and tasked him with another female centered comedy. Variety reports that Feig will now take the helm of "The Better Woman," a project once eyed by Reese Witherspoon, who has since moved on. Ron Bass ("How Stella Got Her Groove Back," "My Best Friend's Wedding") and Jen Smolka came up with the idea that will penned by Amy Sherman-Palladino ("Gilmore Girls," "Roseanne"), about a young, high-powered executive who is dumped by her boyfriend for an older woman. So she becomes friends with the older woman to find out why she was dumped, and along the way, learns more about herself. Frankly, this idea sounds dreadful, but then again, on paper, "Bridesmaids" sounded iffy too. Feig was originally set to direct the third "Bridget Jones Diary" movie but. »

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