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So Tyler Perry--you know, the Madea guy--is writing and directing a film called For Colored Girls, based on the brilliant series of monologues called For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf. (The play surfaced in '75, when you had to have long, interesting title ... More >>
How long before we get a sequel to the Oscar winning The Queen, with Helen Mirren recoiling as American First Lady Michelle Obama (played by Angela Bassett), dares to touch her royal-assed self? The film will examine the conflicting emotions inherent in a situation involving the first time the Queen ... More >>
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