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See the murals in real life at the Courthouse and Central Police Precinct

Five stunning larger than life murals make up Project Hope. The murals were  created by artist Arvie Smith with more than 100 young people in detention, over the course of two years. Each one is rich with images and cultural references from America's multicultural heritage. And each tells a different story of oppression and hope.

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Morgan meets with the gay rights advocates and Tennessee audience members who were offended by an anti-gay rant during his show there earlier this month

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Comedian Tracy Morgan delivered a personal apology Tuesday to gay advocacy groups and Tennessee audience members who were offended by an anti-gay rant during his show there earlier this month.

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Deep-voiced actor stars as a computer-generated alien in latest DC superhero film

Born on Dec. 10, 1957 in Chicago where he and his sister were raised by a single-mom,Michael Clarke Duncan is a survivor who went from homeless to bodyguard to aspiring actor to a Hollywood star with an Oscar-nomination on his resume'. And his career has continued to flourish since that critically-acclaimed performance in the pivotal role of gentle giant John Coffey in "The Green Mile."Here, he talks about his latest outing as the voice of Kilowog in the Green Lantern.


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A generic midwestern town is turned upside down in this entertaining creature feature

Even Steven Spielberg would have a hard time making a movie which resembles one of his own creature features as much as Super 8 does. This reverential homage was directed by J.J. Abrams, a protégé who unabashedly laced the derivative production with a profusion of allusions to Close Encounters of Third Kind, E.T., Jaws, Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds, The Goonies and other offerings by his legendary mentor.


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The actress returns for a third season, juggling family and work life

Jada Pinkett Smith stars as Christina Hawthorne in TNT's medical drama "Hawthorne." In the role of Chief Nursing Officer at James River Hospital, Christina is forced to juggle the roles and subsequent relationships that are demanded of her as a professional, mother, friend and love interest.


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In 'Hello Lonesome,' Eleanor (Lynn Cohen) is an attractive and active senior citizen who lives alone in a sprawling suburbia where an automobile is critical to maintaining a connection to the rest of civilization. For this reason, she's beside herself the day the Department of Motor Vehicles refuses to renew her driver's license on account of her failing eyesight.


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Television star says show is for 'cool kids and fly teens' of the new millenium

Born in Los Angeles on May 29, 1989, Brandon Mychal Smith is a charismatic young actor best known for playing ladies man Nico Harris on the Disney Channel sitcom "Sonny with a Chance," which was renamed "So Random" earlier this year. A versatile performer, Brandon recently competed on the ABC celebrity reality show "Skating with the Stars," and in 2010 starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Starstruck." Here, Brandon talks about his work on "So Random."


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Tyler Perry's latest is Madea's Big Happy Family

Madea's Big Happy Family: Film Review by Kam Williams


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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


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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.


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