11 27 2014
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The Wake of Vanport oral history

Niecy Nash: The "G-Force" Interview

Niecy Nash was born Carol Denise Ensley in Palmdale, Calif., on Feb. 23, 1970. She developed an interest in show business at a very early age after seeing the fabulous Lola Falana on TV. But she first earned a B.A. at California State University before embarking on a career in Hollywood, starting out as a standup comic ...

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Dj Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation

DJ Does Hip-Hop Remix of Birth of a Nation

Listen, if it’s okay in the world of pop music for DJs to remix snippets of classic songs in order to rap over them, why shouldn’t a hip-hop era filmmaker be able to do the same thing with an old movie, especially if its copyright is expired and its now part of the public domain? That’s precisely what we’re dealing with in the case of “Rebirth of a Nation,â€" a sophisticated overhaul of D.W. Griffith’sâ€" Birth of a Nation.â€" ...

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Jada Pinkett Smith: the Hawthorne Interview

Maryland Native Jada Pinkett Smith studied dance and acting at the Baltimore School for the Arts and the North Carolina School of the Arts before getting her big break when she landed a role on the long-running NBC-series, 'A Different World.' The multi-talented actress, producer, director and philanthropist continually challenges herself in a variety of ways ...

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Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno Is No Borat

Borat, a shock comedy chronicling the misadventures of a crass journalist from Kazakhstan as he traveled across the U.S., was, in this critic's opinion, the funniest film of 2006. Its star, Sacha Baron Cohen, landed an Oscar nomination for writing that faux documentary which employed a controversial bait-and-switch casting style to dupe a series of unsuspecting straight men to unwittingly make absolute fools of themselves ...

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Tyrese Gibson Talks About 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'

Tyrese Darnell Gibson was born in Los Angeles on December 30, 1978. He and his three siblings were raised in the Watts section of the city by his single-mom after his father abandoned the family in 1983. A certified triple-threat who started singing professionally at the age of 14 ...

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