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  • Spike lee Gives Ava DuVernay Advice on Oscar Snub: ‘F**k ’em’

    Jan 19, 15 by Deron Dalton 5 Comments

    *Last Thursday the 2015 Academy Award nominations were announced and the Oscars quickly drew criticism for pretty much shutting out people of color. Black Twitter created the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite while blasting the Academy Awards for not nominating anyone of color — specifically the obvious “Selma.”

  • WB Adapts Book Labeled ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ Meets ‘The Help’

    Mar 13, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *It seems Hollywood can’t get enough of films showing African Americans in subservient roles. Warner Bros. has just picked up the rights to Julie Kibler’s book “Calling Me Home,” described as a cross between “Driving Miss Daisy” and “The Help,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kibler’s debut novel, inspired by events in her family, revolves […]

  • James McBride Continues Spike Lee’s Sundance Tirade

    Jan 26, 12 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *Days after Spike Lee railed against Hollywood studio executives at the Sundance Film Festival, his co-producer and co-writer of “Red Hook Summer” has accused those same executives of attempting to keep black filmmakers under their thumb. “It’s the same old story. Nothing in this world happens unless white folks says it happens,” James McBride wrote […]

  • James Earl Jones to Drive Broadway’s ‘Miss Daisy’ Across the Pond

    Jun 27, 11 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments

    *Producers of “Driving Miss Daisy” announced Monday that James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines will reprise their Broadway roles when the production moves to London this fall. The play will begin performances at Wyndham’s Theatre from Sept. 26 through Dec. 17, with an opening night scheduled for Oct. 5, according to the Hollywood […]

  • Limbaugh: Rep. Clyburn could be ‘Driving Miss Nancy’

    Nov 12, 10 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Per politico.com, radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday suggested that Rep. Jim Clyburn — the highest-ranking African American in Congress — serve as chauffeur to Nancy Pelosi in the event he fails to win the race for House minority whip. “Clyburn’s worried about not having the perk of a big office, driver and so forth,” […]