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Spike Lee Returns to More Intimate Filmmaking
Written by Kimberly C. Roberts Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune 30 August 2012
  Spike Lee on the set of his new joint, “Red Hook Summer.” — PHOTO BY DAVID LEE, COURTESY 40 ACRES AND A MULE FILMWORKS   Director Spike Lee’s most recent feature films have been larger ... read more >>
Tameka Reportedly Plans to Appeal Custody Ruling
Written by Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 30 August 2012
    Usher Raymond was awarded custody of his two sons in a long and bitter battle between the singer and his ex-wife Tameka. But according to TMZ, Tameka is already planning for her appeal. According ... read more >>
FIRST AME CHURCH Hosts SPECIAL SCREENING OF TV LAND’S NEWEST HIT SHOW “THE SOUL MAN”
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 August 2012
   Sunday, August 26, 2012, 4:30PM,  Pastor John J. Hunter and First Lady Denise Hunter of the First AME Church of Los Angeles hosted TV Land and the Los Angeles community at the screening of two ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (For movies opening August 31, 2012)
Written by Kam Williams 28 August 2012
@ the Box Office OPENING THIS WEEK Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun            For movies opening August 31, 2012     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Lawless (R for profanity, ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays August 23rd – August 29th
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 August 2012
   Kobe Bryant – August 23rd Dave Chappelle – August 24th Kel Mitchell – August 25th Reggie Miller – August 25th Marvin Harrison – August 25th Blair Underwood – August 25th KeKe Palmer ... read more >>
Nicki Minaj – A Fashion Brand
Written by Walter Greene Special to the NNPA from the New York Carib News 23 August 2012
  U.S singer Nicki Minaj arrives from the U.S to Heathrow Airport, London, Tuesday, April 17, 2012. (AP Photo)    Trinidadian rapper/singer turned pop Princess: NICKI MINAJ is solidifying herself ... read more >>
Did Nene Leakes Reject A Reality Show Spin-Off?
Written by Special to the NNPA from The Defender Network 23 August 2012
    Sounds like the most popular “Real Housewife” reality star on Bravo isn’t ready for her own reality show yet. Last year, rumors began that NeNe was going to have her own reality show shot ... read more >>
Vanessa Bell Calloway returns to Shameless
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 August 2012
   Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway returns for the third season of John Wells' top-rated hour-long drama "Shameless" on Showtime.  Slated to star in nearly half of this season's episodes, Calloway resumes ... read more >>
Film Review: Red Hook Summer (*)
Written by Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic 22 August 2012
     There is a nostalgia regarding some Spike Lee movies: “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Do the Right Thing,” “Clockers…” Back in the day, the director gave glimpses of urban New York life ... read more >>
Darling Dania
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 22 August 2012
 Actress Dania Ramirez arrives at the HBO post-award reception following the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif. on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Kristian ... read more >>
Carmen Ejogo The “Sparkle” Interview
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 August 2012
  Carmen Sparkles    Carmen Ejogo was born in London on New Year’s Day 1974 to Elizabeth Douglas and Charles Ejogo, a couple of Scottish and Nigerian extraction, respectively. She made her U.S. ... read more >>

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'Malcolm X' actor Albert Freeman Jr. dies at 78
Written by CHRISTY LEMIRE | Associated Press 15 August 2012
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Albert Freeman Jr., the veteran actor who played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's epic film, "Malcolm X," has died. He was 78. Howard University in Washington, D.C., confirmed ... read more >>
Evelyn Lozada issues statement on Johnson arrest
Written by Associated Press 15 August 2012
  In this March 7, 2012, file photo, NFL football player Chad Johnson, right, poses with his fiancee, Evelyn Lozada, at an event in New York. Johnson was arrested Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, on a domestic ... read more >>
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan remains hospitalized
Written by Associated Press 09 August 2012
   LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Green Mile" star Michael Clarke Duncan remains hospitalized in Los Angeles more than three weeks after suffering a heart attack. Publicist Joy Fehily said in a brief email ... read more >>
The Long Beach Jazz Fest celebrates 25 years
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 August 2012
   The Isley Brothers Some of today's most celebrated Jazz and R&B artists will perform at the 25th Long Beach Jazz Festival, August 10-12, 2012.   This year's incredible performance line-up ... read more >>
Film Review: The Campaign
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 09 August 2012
   Ferrell and Galifianakis Square-Off as Funniest Candidates Money Can Buy            If you’ve been looking for a laugh-a-minute comedy as a refreshing alternative to all the kiddie flicks ... read more >>
Colding’s Calling
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 09 August 2012
   Danielle Colding the “Design Star” Interview   36 year-old Danielle Colding recently won the Design Star competition on HGTV (House & Garden Network).  Colding has since not only won ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays August 9th - August 15th
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 August 2012
     Whitney Houston - August 9th   Doug Williams - August 9th   Kurtis Blow - August 9th   Tyson Gay - August 9th   Deion Sanders - August 9th   Derek Fisher - August 9th   Ken Norton, ... read more >>
Sidney Poitier and John Outterbridge To Be Honored at ‘An Artful Evening at CAAM’
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 August 2012
  Sidney Poitier   John Outterbridge   Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum (Friends) has selected Saturday, October 6, 2012 as the date for its annual gala An Artful ... read more >>

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SONGSTRESS BRENDA LEE EAGER CELEBRATES “LIVE AT 65” BIRTHDAY CONCERT, AUG. 12
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 August 2012
     Sensational singer/songwriter Brenda Lee Eager, who has worked with Prince, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and an extensive list of music luminaries, will celebrate her birthday ... read more >>
OWN ANNOUNCES FALL PROGRAMMING LINEUP
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 August 2012
    Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Colbert in Charleston, South Carolina   © 2012 Harpo Inc./George Burns   OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today new series and returning favorites coming ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (For movies opening August 10, 2012)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 02 August 2012
@ the Box Office   OPENING THIS WEEK             Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun        For movies opening August 10, 2012     BIG BUDGET FILMS     Bourne ... read more >>
Steve Harvey takes on Pay-Per-View
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 August 2012
              LAS VEGAS, NV  – Comedian Steve Harvey headlines his final stand-up comedy show on August 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, celebrating the end of more than 27 years ... read more >>
The Pan African Film Festival Announces Call for Submissions
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 August 2012
  Film Festival Set to Celebrate 21 Years of Cinematic Journeys Around the World   The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is ready to take movie goers on a cinematic journey with international film ... read more >>
Reviews: Motown acts top summer concert season
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 02 August 2012
   Smokey Robinson Courtesy of artist   Concerts ’round L.A.    Three recent concerts featuring former Motown acts Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5 and Gladys Knight prove that these artists ... read more >>

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