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Local Color: Portrait of a Young Artist As Apprentice

Eighteen-year-old John Talia, Jr.,(Trevor Morgan) is an aspiring artist who is mostly misunderstood by his blue-collar father (Ray Liotta). John, Sr. thinks his son must be a homosexual because he enjoys drawing male nudes. After all, this is 1974, during decidedly less-enlightened times, especially in upstate New York ...


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Tracy Morgan: The 'G-Force' Interview

Face-to-Face with the Face of Post-Racial America

Native New Yorker Tracy Morgan was born in Brooklyn on Nov. 10, 1968 and raised in the Bronx where he attended De Witt Clinton High School. He started doing standup as a teenager and was discovered in 1984 at the Apollo Theater on Amateur Night which kick-started his showbiz career on the comedy circuit. He eventually landed a recurring role on the Fox sitcom "Martin," which by 1996 he had parlayed into a gig as a member of Saturday Night Live's ensemble cast. . . .

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Michael Vick's Sentence Ends Monday

Future as Athlete Uncertain

(NNPA) - The federal dogfighting sentence served by Michael Vick ended Monday and the world will now watch with respect to his future as a professional athlete. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Goodell must decide whether Vick's suspension will end and, if so, when -- allowing the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback a chance to play in the league again ...


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Texas Battle: Speaking with the Star of 'Dragonball Evolution'

Born in Houston on Aug. 9, 1976, Texas Battle earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology at the University of Texas before making his way to Hollywood to take a shot at showbiz. Here, the handsome, young thespian talks about his latest outing as Carey Fuller in "Dragonball Evolution," a screen version of the popular comic book series co-starring Chow Yun-Fat, Emmy Rossum and Justin Chatwin. . . .

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"American Violet" Star on Life, Films, Future

In "American Violet," a riveting drama based on a real-life case of racial profiling and malicious prosecution in a tiny Texas town, she plays a single-mother of four falsely accused of dealing drugs. Here, the emerging ingénue reflects upon her work in the movie which co-stars Alfre Woodard and Charles S. Dutton.
KW: What interested you in this role?
NB: This particular script moved me. . . .

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