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  1. Black Americans in LoveRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2015 | Living the Romantic Comedy

    Practically everybody in print has been finding a way to speak to the great historical occasion of our 44th President's inauguration, and I was particularly taken with Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott's take in the NY Times: How the Movies Made the President . Subtitled "Evolving Cinematic Roles Have Prepared America to Have a Black Man in Charge," their piece insightfully analyzes just how that's been accomplished, shrewdly identifying the movie archetypes that have arguably paved Obama's way, among them the Black Everyman, the Black Father, even the Black Yoda .

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  2. John WitherspoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Denver Westword

    Veteran standup and character actor John Witherspoon exudes funny; his wide-eyed commitment and crackerjack timing allow him to wring even uninspired jokes from the Soul Plane script for every laugh they're worth. After starting his screen career as a regular performer on The Richard Pryor Show , Witherspoon worked constantly, making dozens of television appearances and stealing scenes in classic comedies like House Party , Boomerang and especially Friday , where Witherspoon's portrayal of Ice Cube's irascible father was so beloved that his role was significantly expanded in the film's many sequels.

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  3. Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver In FebruaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Denver Westword

    Celebrate Valentine's Day and the TruTV premiere of Those Who Can't with the Grawlix trio at Comedy Works. February is a month that seems to call more for cozily hibernating than heading out into the night.

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  4. Black Americans in LoveRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2015 | Living the Romantic Comedy

    Practically everybody in print has been finding a way to speak to the great historical occasion of our 44th President's inauguration, and I was particularly taken with Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott's take in the NY Times: How the Movies Made the President . Subtitled "Evolving Cinematic Roles Have Prepared America to Have a Black Man in Charge," their piece insightfully analyzes just how that's been accomplished, shrewdly identifying the movie archetypes that have arguably paved Obama's way, among them the Black Everyman, the Black Father, even the Black Yoda .

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  5. Martin Lawrence brings new stand-up tour to OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 18 | Contra Costa Times

    Over the years, Martin Lawrence has become a familiar presence on both the big and small screens. The multitalented actor-comedian-producer-writer is returning to his performance roots -- but instead of playing an intimate comedy club, he's headlining two nights, Jan. 21-22, at the stately, 3,000-seat Paramount Theatre in Oakland.

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  6. David Alan Grier & Tommy Davidson Returning to Treasure Island, 2/12Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Stars of the hit 90's sketch comedy show In Living Color, David Alan Grier and Tommy Davidson , will split the stage at Treasure Island, February 12 at 9 p.m. Already one of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time," David Alan Grier is busier than ever. Between filming the second season of NBC's "The Charmichael Show" and appearing as "The Cowardly Lion" on the all-star television event "The Wiz Live!," Grier found time to split the screen as the Ben Carson to J immy Fallon 's Donald Trump on "The Tonight Show."

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  7. Oscars Producer Reginald Hudlin to be Honored at AAFCA AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | Hollywood Reporter

    Hudlin, the former president of the BET network, will receive the AAFCA's inaugural "Salute to Excellence Award" for his decades-spanning work on projects like House Party and Boomerang . He was nominated for an Oscar for producing 2012's Django Unchained , and this year he will return to the ceremony as the co-producer of the upcoming "AAFCA selected Reggie as the first recipient of the 'Salute to Excellence Award' because of his track record of excellence in the entertainment industry," says Gil Robertson, AAFCA president.

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  8. Reginald Hudlin to Receive AAFCA's - Salute to Excellence...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | SFGate

    Veteran film and television producer-director Reginald "Reggie" Hudlin will be honored with the "Salute to Excellence Award" by the African American Film Critics Association . Co-producer of the upcoming Academy Awards, Hudlin will receive the honor during the 7th AAFCA Awards ceremony on Feb. 10. Hudlin was nominated for a 2012 Oscar for serving as a producer on "Django Unchained."

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  9. The Slut-Shaming of Halle BerryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2015 | TheDailyBeast.com

    In the wake of her divorce from actor Olivier Martinez, two of Berry's former flames have emerged from obscurity to accuse her of being a callous ex. They are pathetic.

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  10. Oscar producers place no limits on Chris RockRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | USA Today

    Oscar producers Reginald Hudlin and David Hill said they will let host Chris Rock do what he does best at the Oscars -- be funny. Oscar producers place no limits on Chris Rock Oscar producers Reginald Hudlin and David Hill said they will let host Chris Rock do what he does best at the Oscars -- be funny.

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  11. Can Chris Rock deliver high ratings and good reviews as Oscars 2016 host?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Shortly after they were officially hired to produce the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, David Hill and Reginald Hudlin met to discuss what's inevitably the biggest and most difficult decision: Who's going to host? One name and one name only came to mind. And lucky for them, Chris Rock decided to accept a job that many have turned down over the years.

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  12. Why the Oscars Producers Chose Chris Rock to HostRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Hollywood Reporter

    Although Reginald Hudlin and David Hill, who are producing the 88th Oscars, originally talked of hiring two hosts to front the broadcast, the producers said they opted for a solo host once they secured Chris Rock - with Hill joking, "We decided on Chris and Rock." Downplaying reports that other co-hosts like Amy Schumer were under consideration, Hill said, "It became apparent that Chris by himself was the way to go.

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  13. Oscars: Having Chris Rock Back to Host Is A Missed OpportunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Hollywood Reporter

    Nearly two months ago, when the Academy announced that Reginald Hudlin and David Hill had been tapped to produce the 88th Oscars, nobody was more supportive of their selection than me . But I regret to report that I am baffled by their handling of the biggest decision they will get to make - namely, their selection of the show's host, now that they've announced they've decided on Chris Rock .

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  14. Grace Jones slams today's pop stars, says she first learned to rebel in SyracuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    The 67-year-old singer, model and actress wrote her first memoir -- ironically titled " I'll Never Write My Memoirs " after a lyric from one of her '80s songs -- and fans can finally read it starting Tuesday. The performer and provocateur opened up to The New York Times last week about her career, today's pop stars and life as a diva.

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  15. Telling all with GraceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | Jamaica Observer

    Unlike contemporary divas Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, Grace Jones never had to pick a fight or go half-naked on the red carpet to make headlines. She was the headline whether singing songs with ambiguous titles like Pull Up to The Bumper or stealing scenes from Eddie Murphy in the 1992 movie Boomerang.

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  16. Next Reveals TerroirRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2015 | Gapers Block

    Next begins serving the menu for Terroir, their homage to wine, beginning Sept. 11th; tickets start at $155.

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  17. Will black Oscar producer spell a more diverse ceremony?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2015 | SFGate

    The news that veteran film and television figure Reginald Hudlin would be one of the two people producing the Oscar telecast next year was greeted with warm fanfare by those who care about diversity and a ceremony reflective of a cross section of America. Hudlin, after all, has credits on racially diverse movies that are both commercial and elevated .

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  18. Oscars 2016: Co-producer Reginald Hudlin talks about his 'daunting' taskRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    When news broke Tuesday that Reginald Hudlin and David Hill would produce the 88th Oscars , Hudlin was on a studio set, directing an episode of NBC's upcoming medical drama "Heartbreaker." "My phone's blowing up with emails and texts and I was trying to shoot this liver transplant scene," Hudlin says, laughing.

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  19. David Hill & Reginald Hudlin tapped to produce 88th OscarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2015 | Indian Television

    MUMBAI: After this year's ho-hum response to the Oscars show, which was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the Academy has named two new producers for the 2016 show. Emmy-winning live television producer David Hill and Oscar-nominated producer-director Reginald Hudlin have been tapped to produce the 88th Oscars telecast.

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  20. Reginald Hudlin: Will Oscar producer spell a more diverse ceremony?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    The news that veteran film and television figure Reginald Hudlin would be one of two people producing the Oscars this year was greeted with warm fanfare by those who care about diversity and a ceremony reflective of a cross-section of America. Hudlin, after all, has credits on racially diverse movies both commercial and elevated .

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