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Diarra Kilpatrick, star of the Viola Davis-produced 'American Koko,' lands comedy pilot at Amazon

If you enjoyed Diarra Kilpatrick on the Viola Davis-produced ABC digital satirical series, American Koko, you're in luck, because she may soon star in a comedy at Amazon. The Climb is about "the new American Dream set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing Detroit." The Climb follows an office assistant who seeks an extraordinary life through internet fame, with her best friend...

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Tosin Cole will be one of the companions to Jodie Whitaker's 'Doctor Who' in upcoming season

The remainder of the cast to round out the upcoming incarnation of long-running UK series, Doctor Who, has been announced. Among those joining the thirteenth (and first woman) doctor, Jodie Whitaker, will be Tosin Cole. The British actor is most known to audiences across the pond for starring in the soap operas EastEnders: E20 and Hollyoaks. Stateside, folks may recognize him as one...

Television,News

'Star Trek: Discovery' renewed for Season 2 at CBS All Access

Here's a well-deserved congratulations to Star Trek: Discovery, which just netted a Season 2 over at CBS All Access. In its first few episodes, the show has set records at the streaming service. "In just six episodes, Star Trek: Discovery has driven subscriber growth, critical acclaim and huge global fan interest for the first premium version of this great franchise. This series...

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Trailer released for upcoming Tyler Perry film, ‘Acrimony,' starring Taraji P. Henson

The first trailer has been released for Tyler Perry's new film, Acrimony, starring Taraji P. Henson. The film's cast also includes 13 Reasons Why actress Aijona Alexus, She's Gotta Have It actor Lyriq Bent, Antonio Madison, Danielle Nicolet, Jazmyn Simon, Jason Vail, Brian Kayode-Patrick Johnson, Jay Hunter and Ptosha Storey. A faithful wife (Henson) is tired of standing by her...

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Chiwetel Ejiofor to star in, write and direct film adaptation of 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind'

Production has begun in Malawi on the untitled directorial debut of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. He is directing, writing and starring in an adaptation of the book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.   The film follows 13-year-old William Kamkwamba (newcomer Maxwell Simba) who is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. Sneaking back into the school...