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New Pics: Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner & More At The 23rd Annual Los Angeles Beat The Odds Awards

December 6th, 2013 2:47pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
 

23rd Annual Los Angeles Beat the Odds Awards held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, California. December 5, 2013.
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A Tribute To 'Friday Night Lights'

April 15th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
FNL
The end of any game I ever played was always a little sad to me as an athlete. And so it is with Friday Night Lights, which begins airing its final season tonight on NBC (8 PM ET/PT). Many people have already seen its final episodes, either in firstrun on DirecTV or on the DVDs released two weeks ago, but this will be the last broadcast run of what some have called one of the best shows in television history.

I don't know if I'd go that far myself - as I've only watched the fourth season and part of season five - but already, I know that this is still a moment worth recognizing. I ...
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TV on DVD: 'Friday Night Lights: The Fifth Season'

April 5th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
FNL
Today, after its run on DirecTV and ten days before it debuts on NBC, Universal Home Video has released the fifth and final season of Friday Night Lights on DVD. Here's an inside look at the three-disc release.

The Show

In the interest of not spoiling things for viewers who are waiting to see this last season on NBC, I'm not going to give a detailed review of the fifth season itself. I will say that if you're a fan of the series by this point, it's more of the same - you're going to love this season just as much as you loved the previous four. I actually hadn't even seen the serie...
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Slideshow: Foxy Black Stars At The Essence Luncheon

February 20th, 2009 4:04pm EST
Halle Berry
A bevy of beautiful black stars showed up at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on Thursday. Click through our photo slideshow, and tell us which ones looked the hottest!

Vivica Fox

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Anika Noni Rose

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Audra McDonald

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Gina Torres

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Denzel Washington Directs And Stars In 'The Great Debaters,' On DVD May 13

April 17th, 2008 6:00am EDT
The Great Debaters
Inspired by a true story and "one of the year's best films" (Chicago Sun-Times), The Great Debaters is a touching and heartfelt drama about the power of words, fighting its way onto DVD May 13 as a two-disc collector's edition from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.

Two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington (American Gangster) directs and leads an ensemble cast with "strong, emotionally grounded performances" (New York Times) including Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King Of Scotland), Kimberly Elise (Diary of a Mad Black Woman), Jurnee Smollett (Gridiron Gang, B...
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Denzel Washington's 'Great Debaters' Leads Image Awards Nominations

January 10th, 2008 9:08am EST
The Great Debaters
Denzel Washington's new movie The Great Debaters is leading the nominations for the NAACP Image Awards after landing nods including Best Picture.

The film, about a Texas professor who takes his African-American students to debate the great minds at Harvard University in the 1930s, is also up for Best Actor (Washington), Best Director (Washington), Best Actress (Jurnee Smollett) and Best Writing (Robert Eisele). Denzel Whitaker, Forest Whitaker and Nate Parker are all nominated for Best Supporting Actor for their roles in the movie.

Elsewhere, in the Best Actor category Washingto...
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