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Kerry Washington Wins Big At NAACP Awards - See Red Carpet Pics!

February 2nd, 2013 9:36am EST
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington took top honors on Friday night at the 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.
 
The actress, 36, won three awards: Best Supporting Actress ("Django Unchained"), Best Actress in a Drama Series ("Scandal") and President's Award for her public service work on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Washington is the first African-American woman to lead the cast of a primetime drama since Diahann Carroll in "Julia" over 30 years ago. Carroll gushed: "I think she's enjoying one of the great moments of her life right now in our industry."...
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Check Out George Lucas' 'Red Tails' On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download May 22

May 20th, 2012 7:00am EDT
Red Tails
The thrilling true story of the Tuskegee Airmen buzzes to the big screen in "Red Tails," an epic war adventure from executive producer George Lucas and first-time feature director Anthony Hemingway on May 22.

In the fire and chaos of World War II, the U.S. military recruits a fearless group of African-American fighter pilots to help reclaim the skies over Europe.

Discriminated against both as citizens and as soldiers, the Tuskegee Airmen take flight in planes distinguished by distinctive red tails, and fight to defeat the tyranny of the Axis powers.

As a result of their bravery, th...
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'The Help' Dominated NAACP Awards While Stars Honored Whitney Houston

February 18th, 2012 9:55am EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama "The Help" was the toast of the 2012 NAACP Image Awards on Friday after landing three top honors.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name was crowned Outstanding Motion Picture, seeing off competition from "Pariah," "Tower Heist," "Jumping the Broom" and "The First Grader."

Viola Davis scooped the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture prize, while her co-star Octavia Spencer was presented with the Outstanding Supporting Actress award at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ceremony in Los A...
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'The Grey' Wins Number-One Spot At Box Office

January 30th, 2012 9:27am EST
The Grey
"The Grey" appears to be box office gold - it raked in $20 million at the weekend to take top spot in the box office chart.

Liam Neeson's adventure drama bumped Kate Beckinsale's horror film "Underworld: Awakening" to second place with takings of $12.5 million.

Coming in at a close third was Katherine Heigl's bounty hunter comedy "One For the Money" with earnings of $11.8 million.

Falling to number four was George Lucas' passion project "Red Tails" ($10.4 million) and "Man on a Ledge," starring Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks, opened in fifth ($8.3 million).
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Snoop Dogg And Lucasfilm Host Private Screening Of 'Red Tails'

January 23rd, 2012 1:38pm EST
Snoop Dogg and Lucasfilm Host Private Screening of Red Tails
Last week, Snoop Dogg, along with Lucasfilm, hosted a private screening of Red Tails at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood for about 200 of his friends and family. Many special guests came out to support Snoop and Red Tails, including the film's cast members Terrence Howard and Tristan Wilds, Aaron McGruder (screenplay), Warren G., Shanola Hampton (Shameless), Omar Gooding and Jill Marie Jones.

Check out the video below.

Red Tails is in theaters now.
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Ne-Yo Gives Fans Free Tickets To 'Red Tails' Screening

January 22nd, 2012 5:00pm EST
Ne-Yo
R&B singer-turned-actor Ne-Yo invited fans to join him for a cinema date in New York on Friday by offering up 200 free tickets to his new movie Red Tails.

The "So Sick" hitmaker stars as one of the heroic African-American Tuskegee Airmen in George Lucas' historical big-budget epic and he decided to help boost box office profits for the movie's opening weekend by treating devotees to a free screening in Times Square.

In a Twitter.com post on Friday afternoon, he writes, "Salutations fam! RedTails is in theaters 2day (sic)! Come watch it w/ (with) me! NYC 1st 200ppl (people) for the 7:20pm ...
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George Lucas: 'I'm Retiring'

January 18th, 2012 11:24am EST
George Lucas
Legendary filmmaker George Lucas has announced he is retiring from Hollywood, insisting he no longer wants to make blockbuster movies.

The "Star Wars" creator is best known for his work on the iconic sci-fi franchise, as well as the "Indiana Jones" films.

He has most recently worked on upcoming blockbuster "Red Tails," but insists unless a fifth "Indiana Jones" movie is made he's finished with the business and wants to instead concentrate on smaller independent projects.

The 67 year old tells the New York Times, "I'm moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Underworld: Awakening,' 'Haywire,' & More

January 16th, 2012 11:18am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week
I felt incredibly silly last week when I was supposed to see Mark Wahlberg’s “Contraband.”  I showed up at the wrong theater, and ended up missing my screening.  From what I’ve heard from my colleagues though, I didn’t miss anything fantastic.  One of them compared it in quality to last year’s remake “The Mechanic,” better than expected, but nothing special.    

Hitting the box office this week: the Kate Beckinsale vampire action flick “Underworld: Awakening,” the Steven Soderbergh spy thriller “Haywire,” the Ralph Fiennes helmed Shakespeare adaptation “Coriolanus,” the World War II fighte...
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'Red Tails' Co-Stars Made Fun Of Ne-Yo's Receding Hairline

January 14th, 2012 6:00pm EST
Ne-Yo
Ne-Yo was teased about his receding hairline on the set of new war movie "Red Tails" as he and his castmates passed the time at a pre-shoot bootcamp making fun of each other.

The singer plays a member of the famous Tuskegee airmen in the film and joined his co-stars for a bonding exercise at a military facility. He admits they took it in turns to become the butt of jokes.

He tells WENN, "We would just crack on each other. During the bootcamp there was no TV or cellphone, no iPod, so at night all we had was us in this itty-bitty room and we'd just sit up and talk about each other.

"We wou...
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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2012

January 13th, 2012 10:00am EST
Most Anticipated Movies of 2012
If you’re family is like mine, you probably got one for Christmas. I have an aunt who has given on to me every year since I was seven. Each time I open the wrapping paper and feign surprise, as if my present could have been anything else. The first few times she gave me this turd of a gift, I hung it dutifully on my wall for the entire year. Each time I looked at it, I would wonder how Chocolate Labradors or Monster Trucks define me as a person (News Flash: They don’t). Now, as soon as she leaves the room, I throw my gift right in the trash without even a modicum of guilt. Still don’t know ...
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