10 30 2014
  8:55 am  

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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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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