Comedian Kevin Hart to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

Break-out comedian Kevin Hart will be hosting an upcoming episode of “Saturday Night Live,” NBC announced over the weekend. This will be Hart’s first crack at the coveted gig. He’ll host the March 2 episode, featuring hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis as the musical guest. Hart has become the “It” stand-up comic lately, with […]

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For ‘Django’ Producer, an Unexpected Oscar Ride

By Jake Coyle, AP, NEW YORK — Reginald Hudlin, director of films like “Boomerang” and “House Party,” never expected to be going to the Oscars as a best-picture-nominated producer of a slavery-era spaghetti Western by Quentin Tarantino. “I didn’t think it was happening when it was happening,” Hudlin says, laughing. The wide-ranging career of the 51-year-old filmmaker […]

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Can Candidness Work For A TV Executive?

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK – The way television’s business calendar works, more programs are born or die during the first few weeks of May than at any other time of the year. More often than not, the people asked to invite these shows into their living rooms are kept in the […]

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Network Aimed At Black Audience Announced For Fall

By Errin Haines, Associated Press ATLANTA – The country’s first broadcast network aimed at African-American audiences is set to debut this fall with free movies, sports and documentaries. Atlanta-based Bounce TV will be an over-the-air channel supported by sponsors, showing programs for blacks ages 25 to 54. It is designed to be carried on the […]

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