Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42’ Not a Home Run, but a Solid Base Hit

By Lilly Workneh, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) Jackie Robinson was a legendary baseball player and a trail-blazing athlete – but his epic story retold in director Brian Helgeland’s “42” is an honest attempt at a home-run that instead sits safely at third base. The movie revolves around gifted rookie Chadwick Boseman (in his first lead role) — who portrays […]

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Madeleine Stowe Defends Mel Gibson on ‘Katie’: He’s Not an Anti-Semite

Viewers are used to seeing her in attack mode as wealthy villainess Victoria Grayson on the addictive drama “Revenge,” but it was a different story on TV Wednesday when Madeleine Stowe defended friend Mel Gibson during her appearance on “Katie.” Yes, apparently Mel Gibson, whose reputation and career imploded after his perceived racist rants and […]

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Charlie Sheen to Take on US Presidency

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Charlie Sheen is following in his father’s footsteps. Sheen, whose father, Martin Sheen, famously played U.S. president Jed Bartlet on “The West Wing,” will play the nation’s chief executive in Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming sequel to 2010’s “Machete.” Filmmaker Rodriguez announced the casting on his Twitter account Thursday, writing, “I just cast […]

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Betty White Voted America’s Most Trusted Celebrity: Poll

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Seems like former “Golden Girls” actress Betty White really does have the Midas touch. White, 89, is both the most popular and most trusted celebrity with Americans and the person most likely to drive up the business of a brand she might choose to endorse, according to a poll released on […]

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Soap Stars Land E! Reality Series

E! Picks Up Soap Reality Series Are Kelly Monaco, Kristen Storms, Nadia Bjorlin and Farrah Fath the next Kardashians? Since they are all talented people with real jobs, I think they are far superior. But, like the family that built a sex tape into an empire, the four soap actresses are starring on a reality […]

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Sheen Ubiquity Brings Avalanche Of Punch Lines

By Jake Coyle and David Bauder,  AP Entertainment Writers NEW YORK – Everywhere Charlie Sheen goes, punch lines follow. And right now, Sheen is everywhere. Throughout the very public saga surrounding his suspended sitcom and behavior, Sheen has been a free-flowing spigot of drama and colorful sound bites. News organizations have eagerly followed his unhinged […]

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