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Television

Revamped BBC Children's Fantasy Adventure Series 'Raven' Returns with a New Star and Format

Award-winning children's fantasy adventure show "Raven" is to return to British network CBBC (the children's television arm owned by the BBC), with a new format and a new star. 21-year-old Aisha Toussaint (photo in character costume above) has been cast in the lead role for the revamped "Raven," which follows on from where the original show left off in 2010 after a hugely successful...

Television

Wood Harris, Animator Carl Jones Team Up for Hybrid Live-Action & Animation 'Fugitive Hunter'

A&E Network will premiere the new original docuseries "Akil the Fugitive Hunter," which combines live-action and animation to chronicle the journey of modern-day superhero Akil Muhammad as he tracks and captures some of the most elusive criminals in Los Angeles in order to keep his community safe. Narrated by actor and activist Wood Harris ("The Wire"), the 10 episode half-hour...

Television

Laura Harrier Will Play Michael B. Jordan's Wife - A Key Role - in HBO's 'Fahrenheit 451' Adaptation

Relative newcomer Laura Harrier has booked a co-starring role opposite Michael B. Jordan in HBO's adaptation of author Ray Bradbury’s 1953 classic, "Fahrenheit 451." Michael Shannon, Soufia Boutella and Lily Singh are also attached to the project, which depicts a future where media is an opiate, history is outlawed, and "firemen" burn books. Guy Montag (Jordan), a 30 year old fireman...

Television,Film

A Month After 'Girls Trip' Opens, Showtime Will Premiere Tiffany Haddish's First Stand-Up Special

Word on the street is that her appearance in the upcoming summer comedy from super producer Will Packer and director Malcolm D. Lee - "Girls Trip" - just might help catapult her to comedy stardom. And the Showtime network may also be hoping to ride that wave when it premieres Tiffany Haddish in her very first stand-up special, "Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood," on...

Film

Will Smith's Younger Brother Harry Smith Launches Smith Global Media, Inks Deal w/ Sony Pictures

It may not be widely known that Will Smith's younger brother, Harry Smith, launched his own production/distribution company last fall, called Smith Global Media, which opened its doors with the release of the faith-based drama "Believe" in collaboration with Power of 3 Entertainment, described as a story of family, loyalty and love. The film, written, directed and produced by Billy...