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Black Nativity Brings Together Oscar Royalty With A Message of Hope for the Holidays

Hollywood is ringing in the season with a slew of feel good movies for the holidays. Among those is Fox Searchlight Pictures’ “Black Nativity”.   The family entertainment film features Oscar winners Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson, and Oscar nominee, Angela Bassett.  It’s a re-telling of the timeless Christmas nativity story from a modern-day, African-American perspective.  “Black Nativity” is […]

Russell Simmons Apologizes For Posting Harriett Tubman Sex Tape

When Hip Hop Icon and Co-Def Jam founder Russell Simmons allowed a sex tape parody of the legendary founder of the Underground Railroad, Harriett Tubman to be posted on his All Def Digital YouTube channel recently, I like many thought, “Has he lost his pea-picking mind?” The video, which has since been taken down by […]

Russell Simmons Apologizes For Posting Harriett Tubman Sex Tape

When Hip Hop Icon and Co-Def Jam founder Russell Simmons allowed a sex tape parody of the legendary founder of the Underground Railroad, Harriett  Tubman to be posted on his All Def Digital YouTube channel recently, I like many thought, “Has he lost his pea-picking mind?” The video, which has since been taken down by […]

The 28th Annual Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced

Content gathered by Lin. Woods – $125,000 in grants to be awarded to filmmakers – LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Film Independent at LACMA Film Series, announced nominations for the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning. […]

Sparkle Movie Star Jordin Sparks Talks About Her Character

Jordin Sparks (Sparkle) and Whitney Houston (Sparkle’s mother Ella in Sparkle). If you have not seen the family entertainment flick Sparkle, I recommend you see it this weekend.  It stars American Idol Jordin Sparks, who steps out in her first starring role in a major motion picture,  in this 2012 re-make of the 1976 classic […]

Cedric The Entertainer And Niecy Nash Talk About Their TV Land Hit, The Soul Man

by Lin. Woods linwoodsinspired@yahoo.com     The Soul Man is TV Land’s latest hit comedy.  It is a faith based show that also reaches a general audience. It was co-created by Cedric The Entertainer.  He also stars as the lead character, Rev. Boyce Ballentine a once successful  R&B singer, “Boyce The Voice.”   Boyce returns […]

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