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Isaiah Mustafa found himself famous overnight after one commercial

NFL player-turned-actor Isaiah Mustafa became famous almost overnight in 2010 as the result of starring in a series of Emmy-winning Old Spice TV commercials. Serving as pitchman for the phenomenally-successful "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" campaign also transformed Isaiah into an internet sensation.
Soon thereafter, he was named one of People Magazine's "Most Beautiful People of 2010," and Tyler Perry announced on Oprah that Isaiah would be playing a lead role in "Madea's Big Happy Family." Additionally, he will be seen in July in "Horrible Bosses" opposite Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and Kevin Spacey.
He currently resides in Los Angeles and when not acting enjoys sports, fitness, gaming, comic books and his two Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Here, Isaiah reflects upon his meteoric rise and his performance as Calvin in the latest Tyler Perry morality play



Released in 1982, the original TRON was a futuristic thriller starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, a programming genius/video arcade owner who somehow ends up physically deconstructed and teleported to a digital world after hacking into a software company's mainframe computer. Then, while lost in cyberspace, he's forced to survive by participating in a series of life and death gladiatorial games.



Bon vivant Arthur Bach (Russell Brand) stands to inherit a billion dollars as the sole heir of a fortune controlled by his widowed mother, Vivienne (Geraldine James). But because the eligible bachelor's been nothing but a constant source of embarrassment, the imperious, family matriarch is considering cutting him out of her will entirely. So unfolds Arthur, an ill-advised remake of the 1981 classic co-starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minelli, and for which Sir John Gielgud won an Academy Award playing Hobson



Jake Gyllenhaal joins Jeffrey Wright in mind-bending, sci-fi, action thriller

Air ForceCaptain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) has been comatose ever since his helicopter was shot down during a rescue mission over Afghanistan. The incapacitated pilot had no way of knowing that while languishing in a vegetative state he was being recruited for the "Source Code," a top secret program aimed at enabling him to inhabit another person's brain, telepathically.
And exactly how, pray tell, might the highly-decorated veteran accomplish such a superhuman feat?



'Health disparities for people of color are getting worse, and more and more people are going without health insurance'

One of the most prominent and effective African American members of Congress, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), has long been a fighter against the spread of HIV/AIDS in the African American community



Comedian, dramatic actor Anderson talks with The Skanner News

From his comedic roles in "Barbershop," "Bernie Mac Show" and the "Scary Movie" franchise to more serious roles in Hustle and Flow, The Shield and Law and Order, Actor Anthony Anderson has one diverse resume.
Anderson is appearing as Deputy Perkins in "Scream 4," the latest in the Wes Craven horror franchise due out on April 15.



Longtime star reveals his first childhood memory

Here, Nicolas Cage talks about his latest film, Drive Angry 3-D, a supernatural thriller where he plays a fugitive from Hell intent on rescuing his granddaughter from the gang of goons who also murdered his daughter.



Academy Award-winner talks about 'The Grace Card' and his new book

Last year, Lou published his aptly entitled autobiography, "An Actor and a Gentleman." Here, he talks about his new movie, "The Grace Card," a faith-based tale of reconciliation and redemption



Ex-SNL writer, comedian acts alongside Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis

Comedian, actor and writer JB Smoove plays the character Flats in the new Owen Wilson/Jason Sudeikis comedy "Hall Pass" about two men given a week-off their marriages as a radical way to improve their relationships at home. Smoove is a former writer for Saturday Night Live and has starred in a number of films and TV show, most notably on Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as Leon.
Smoove sat down and spoke with The Skanner News about his acting, improving and why getting a "Hall Pass" from your wife is just a little bit insulting.



King's Speech, The Social Network top the list

The King's Speech is this prognosticator's favorite to land the most Oscars this year primarily because the Anglophilic Academy adores English accents, especially in costume dramas revolving around the Royal Family.


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