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Crowdfund This: ‘B Love’ - a Film That Considers the Unapologetically Voluptuous Woman as Love Interest

27 May 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The filmmakers of the upcoming new short film “B Love,” make it clear that they wanted to make the film because “there are so many confident, beautiful, unapologetically voluptuous women [who] are a reality in our world, yet we do not see them reflected on film as central characters who are sought after. 'B Love' changes that…” Starring Eamonn Walker ("Chicago Fire," "Cadillac Records," HBO's "Oz"), Brely Evans ("Being Mary Jane," "Sparkle," "Just Wright") and Corey Hendrix ("Empire," "Chicago Pd" and "Sirens"), the film deals with a most unusual love triangle which goes counter to this »

- Sergio

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Omari Hardwick Brings ‘Power’ To Paradigm

4 March 2015 6:17 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Omari Hardwick, who toplines Starz’s drama series Power, has inked with Paradigm. On Power, he plays James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner living a double life as a drug kingpin. Hardwick’s other TV credits include Being Mary Jane and starring roles on Dark Blue and Saved. He also has appeared in features including Reach Me, Sparkle, Middle Of Nowhere and For Colored Girls. Hardwick next stars on the big screen in Chapter & Verse and D Is For… »

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Oscars: Fashion Institute Previews Exhibition of Nominated Costumes

8 February 2015 2:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising previewed its annual exhibition of costumes from the previous year’s films on Saturday with a reception held at its campus downtown.

Outfits from all five Academy Award film nominees, as well as ones from designers nominated by the Costume Designers Guild, were among those displayed at the Fidm Museum. The 23 films represented include Oscar costume nominees “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Inherent Vice,” “Into the Woods” (also nominated for the Costume Designers Guild Awards), “Maleficient” and “Mr. Turner.” Costumes from “Birdman,” “The Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Theory of Everything,” among others, were also on display.

Selma” designer Ruth E. Carter said she selected the costumes on display herself. This is her third year at the exhibit, after her work from “Lee DanielsThe Butler” and “Sparkle” was showcased in previous years.

“I’m a self-taught costume designer — no formal training,” Carter said. »

- Shalini Dore

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Jordin Sparks 'Praying' For Bobbi Kristina's Family

6 February 2015 3:39 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Jordin Sparks is keeping Bobbi Kristina Brown in her thoughts, as she fights for her life in an Atlanta area hospital.

Jordin – who met Bobbi Kristina when she starred as Whitney Houston's on-screen daughter in the 2012 film "Sparkle" – spoke to Access Hollywood on Thursday night at a pre-Grammy party hosted by Delta Air Lines at Soho House in West Hollywood, Calif., and the singer/actress recalled extending an offer of friendship to Bobbi Kristina in the past.

"It was a couple of years ago. I haven't been able to see her, but every time I did ...

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Jordin Sparks, Clive Davis and Estelle Send Love and Prayers to Bobbi Kristina Brown: Watch

6 February 2015 12:29 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

As Bobbi Kristina Brown continues "fighting for her life," a number of celebs have sent their love and prayers to the late Whitney Houston's only daughter.  Clive Davis, Jordin Sparks and Estelle are among the latest to speak out on the tragedy as the 21-year-old remains hospitalized and on life support six days after she was found unconscious in her bathtub.  "Just let them know that we are praying for them and wishing them nothing but the best and sending all of our good energy towards them," Jordin Sparks, who co-starred with Houston in the film Sparkle, told E! News at the Delta pre-Grammy party, held at Soho House in West Hollywood, Calif. last »

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Amy Pascal’s Hits & Misses at the Box Office

6 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The news of the end of Amy Pascal’s tenure as head of Sony Pictures Entertainment begs an examination of the studio’s performance under her leadership.

Pascal, who will remain at Sony in a new role as a producer, has long been known around town for her keen eye for winning projects. Though her reputation has suffered recently as a result of North Korea’s infamous hacking attack on the studio, which revealed a few unseemly email exchanges in which Pascal and other execs criticized the attitudes of A-listers and made racially tinged jokes at the expense of President Obama, Pascal steered the studio through her share of triumphs.

Any career as long as Pascal’s is bound to have its peaks and valleys. From the highest heights (“Skyfall,” “Spider-Man 2”) to the lowest lows (“Jack and Jill,” “Sparkle”), Pascal led Sony through it all. Here’s a look »

- Kevin Noonan and Marianne Zumberge

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