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Marlon & the Paranormal

Marlon & the Paranormal

The multi-talented Marlon Wayans talks about his latest film, "A Haunted House," a spoof of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise.

Kam Williams: Hi Marlon, thanks for another interview. How ya' been, bro?

MW: I'm good, Kam. Thanks for having me.

KW: Where did you find the inspiration to write this film?

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Crazy about ‘Nazie!’

Crazy about ‘Nazie!’

Quvenzhané "Nazie" Wallis opens up in this interview that foreshadowed her Oscar nomination on Thursday.

Nazie was born on August 28, 2003, in Houma, Louisiana where she attends Honduras Elementary School. She is the daughter of Venjie and Qulyndreia Wallis, and sister to Qunyquekya, Vejon and Venjie Jr.

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Oscar buzz: Quvenzhane comes up big

Oscar buzz: Quvenzhane comes up big

(CNN) Rising child star Quvenzhane Wallis found herself nominated to win an Oscar for best actress when the 85th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning.

Wallis has wowed audiences with her stellar performance in "Beasts of the Southern Wild." The other best-actress nominees are Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Naomi Watts ("The Impossible") and Emmanuelle Riva ("Amour").

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  • Written by CNN

Flo Roach & Deltas shine in Hollywood

Flo Roach & Deltas shine in Hollywood

Florence "Flo" Roach – surrounded by numerous celebrities and dignitaries – took center stage on New Year's Day, receiving the "Shining Star Award" from her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Well-known for her stellar work in the arts and education, Roach was invited to Los Angeles for the presentation, which was made during the Deltas' Hollywood Gala, a kick-off celebration of the sorority's 100th anniversary. The glitzy black-tie affair was held at Club Nokia – LA Live.

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  • Written by Janas L. Jackson/Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Memphis’ future is ‘All Over Town’

Memphis’ future is ‘All Over Town’

I am Nyah Nile and I am "All Over Town." In 2013, I am going to give the readers of The New Tri-State Defender everything I live in Memphis.

I am going to try new things, push out of my comfort zone and maybe even make you a little uncomfortable. I am going to let you see Memphis through my lens and filter. I'll share myriad things that move and interest me and ignite the creative fire.

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  • Written by Nyah Nile

‘Voice of King’ returns to Memphis

‘Voice of King’ returns to Memphis

Not much of the inner city ever makes it all the way to Collierville. The tranquil, serene settings of the Memphis suburb belie the drama and shortcomings of its urban neighbor.

The two worlds join in theatrical harmony on January 15th at the Harrell Theater when Rabia Louis Haynes brings his one-man play, "If Martin Luther King, Jr. Were Alive Today," back to Collierville for the second year.

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  • Written by Tony Nichelson/Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Madea: Strong black woman?

Yes, you read the headline right. And you will be reading right when you see that the man making the assertion that Tyler Perry's renowned Madea character is a strong black woman is none other than Minister Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam.

Yes, he did. Many might expect Minister Farrakhan to denounce the character that has been referred to by so many people as "ghetto" and "buffoonish." Minister Farrakhan, however, makes an interesting point when he says that he doesn't see the Madea character as a man dressed in women's clothing.

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