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Tyler Perry Signs Historic Mega Film & TV Deal With Viacom To Produce Programming For BET and Other Networks; ‘New York Times’ Calls It “a Blow to Oprah Winfrey’s Network”

Tyler Perry, the writer, director, producer, playwright and actor, has signed a long-term deal with Viacom that could help the fortunes of that embattled media conglomerate. (more…)

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WGN America Cancels “Underground” After 2 Seasons

WGN America is officially out of the high-end original scripted series business. As expected, the cable network today cancelled acclaimed drama Underground after two seasons. It follows the recent cancellation of fellow drama Outsiders as WGN America is changing its programming course, while its parent Tribune is preparing for its

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Runaway NBC Hit “This Is Us” Affirms Our Eternal Hope

Caution, many spoilers ahead. If you haven’t seen NBC’s smash hit show This Is Us, it’s likely that you’ve at least heard about it (and equally likely that the person who told you about it cried a little during the explanation). The emotionally-charged drama has captivated viewers nationwide, many of whom

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Villanova Clinches No. 1 Overall Seed in NCAA Selection Sunday

For pure drama, best wait ‘til the shots start flying. (more…)

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WATCH: Amazon and Netflix Make Their Way Into the Film Industry With 4 Oscar Wins

Amazon got a pretty sweet same-day delivery Sunday night — three Oscars. (more…)

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Cress Williams Cast as Title Character in ‘Black Lightning’

Hart of Dixie alum Cress Williams is back at the CW as the title character in Black Lightning, the network’s DC drama pilot from Greg Berlanti, king of the CW’s DC universe, and the Being Mary Jane duo of Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. (more…)

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France’s President Hollande Fires Back at Trump After ‘Paris is No Longer Paris’ Remark

French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday after the U.S. president remarked in a speech that a friend thought "Paris is no longer Paris" after attacks by Islamist militants. (more…)

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The Great Tragedy of South Sudan: How a Young Republic Escaped Christian Persecution Only to Devolve Into Civil War

Years of suffering and violence led to the creation of South Sudan in 2011. Now more fighting threatens to kill it. The story of how a young republic escaped Christian persecution, then quickly devolved into civil war, is an ongoing drama marked by danger (more…)

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What the Stars Will be Eating at Post-Oscars Governor’s Ball

After all the drama that’s sure to mark the 89th Academy Awards on Feb. 26, 1,500 guests will leave the ceremony and begin a “magical transformation” at the Ray Dolby Ballroom. That’s the theme of this year’s Governor’s Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscars celebration. With a mid-century modern aesthetic and

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The Complete List of 2017 Golden Globe Award Winners

Here are the movies and TV shows that received the top awards. Movies Best picture, drama: “Moonlight” (more…)

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Former NFL Running Back LaDainian Tomlinson to Make Acting Debut in ‘God Bless the Broken Road’ Alongside Jordan Sparks and Robin Givens

LaDainian Tomlinson, the NFL Network analyst and former star running back, will make his feature-film acting debut in a movie based on the country song "Bless the Broken Road," which was first recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and more recently was a hit for Rascal Flatts. (more…)

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WATCH: OWN’s Tyler Perry Drama “The Haves and the Have Nots” Returns For Season Four Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Oprah Winfrey Network’s and Tyler Perry’s hit drama series “The Haves and the Have Nots” returns for Season Four with all-new episodes on Tuesday, January 3 at 9 pm ET/PT. (more…)

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WATCH: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Interviewed By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar For ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ on Race, Family and ‘Fences’ In the Trump Era

The actors sit with the NBA legend and cultural commentator to discuss adapting August Wilson's classic — the suddenly urgent 'King Lear' of African-American plays — "to inspire Americans to dismantle this tyrannical cycle." (more…)

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Ice Cube Inks Deal With 20th Century Fox TV and Fox 21 TV Studios

Ice Cube’s Cube Vision has signed a wide-ranging first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV and its division Fox 21 Television Studios for TV projects targeting broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Under the two-year pact, Cube has teamed up with his longtime manager Jeff Kwatinetz of The Firm to run

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Le’Andria Johnson to Star In ‘Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child’ Stage Play at Lincoln Theatre In D.C. November 5th

Tall One Outreach Ministries presents "Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child" gospel play at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW, Washington, DC, on November 5, 2016, at 7:30 PM. (more…)

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Mike Pence Says He Does Not ‘Condone’ and ‘Cannot Defend’ Donald Trump’s 2005 Lewd Remarks About Women, Says He is Praying for Trump’s Family

As drama and crisis enveloped the Republican presidential ticket on Saturday, Mike Pence issued a statement making clear that he was offended by Donald Trump’s freshly released 2005 lewd comments about women. “I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them,” the Indiana governor said. (more…)

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Meet Merle Dandridge, the ‘Greenleaf’ Leading Lady Picked by Oprah Winfrey

Merle Dandridge was already a stage veteran when she decided to head to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career in TV. “It was time for me to move forward and move on,” reflects Dandridge. “What I opened my hands to was opening myself to a new experience, not letting

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Broadway Musical ‘Hamilton’ Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

"Hamilton," the Broadway smash that's looked like an awards-season favorite from the moment it opened, has been awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more…)

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