10 22 2014
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Cuba Gooding, Jr.: The 'Lee Daniels' the Butler' Interview

'It just feels so good to be involved again with a movie that's socially relevant'

A decade ago, Cuba's extraordinary achievements were recognized when he was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here, he talks about his work opposite Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey in "Lee Daniels' The Butler."


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Video Trailer: Forest Whitaker: 'The Butler' Interview

'You don't fully appreciate the reasons why or the sacrifices that were being made until a later age'

Here, he talks about his latest outing as the title character in Lee Daniels' The Butler, a decades-spanning sage chronicling the life and career of an African-American who served eight presidents in the White House.     


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Snoop Dogg: The 'Turbo' Interview

He talks about his latest screen outing as 'Smooth Move' in an animated adventure about a snail who dreams of entering the Indianapolis 500

Over the course of an enduring showbiz career, Snoop has released a dozen solo CDs and sold more than 30 million records. Last year, he tweaked his alias to Snoop Lion when he recorded a reggae album in Jamaica called "Reincarnated"


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Ato Essandoh: The 'Copper' and 'Elementary' Interview

'I was randomly offered a part in a play while at school. I was going to turn it down, but my girlfriend at the time insisted that I do it'

On the big screen, Ato is widely recognized for his memorable performances in Garden State, Blood Diamond and Hitch, and for equally-stellar work on such TV shows as "Blue Bloods," "Damages," "The Good Wife" and "Law & Order," to name a few.

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