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Rihanna: I see myself as art

Rihanna GQ cover 2012There aren't many women in Hollywood who seem as comfortable in their skin as Rihanna does.

The 24-year-old's nonchalance toward nudity, partial or otherwise, is well-documented, and she brings the same ease in a cover and photo spread for GQ's December issue.

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Angie Stone, Faith Evans and Dwele

Angie Stone is making her way back to Memphis, along with Faith Evans and Dwele. Give the thanks to Dr. Derrick Payne and Marcus Dorris of Mix & Mingle Entertainment. It's all a part of Music Fest 2012 at The Cannon Center on Dec. 22.

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President shows street cred in ‘Obama Talks Back’

"This collection of letters (offer) a rare glimpse into the dialogue between our nation's youth and the President of the United States...They cover a wide range of human emotions, fears and concerns, and echo President Obama's message for change as these young people make their spiritual and intellectual pilgrimage into adult citizenship...

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 11/15/2012

For movies opening November 16, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Anna Karenina" (R for sexuality and violence) Keira Knightley plays the title character in this adaptation of Tolstoy's classic tragedy, set in 19th Century Russia, revolving around a married aristocrat who embarks on a scandalous affair with a wealthy count (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). With Jude Law, Emily Watson and Olivia Williams.

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Supreme Court to hear Voting Rights challenge

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After hearing oral arguments earlier on whether an affirmative action program at the University of Texas is constitutional, the United States Supreme Court has agreed to review a challenge to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, paving the way for the court to rule on two major civil rights issues by next summer.

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Boycott ‘Flight’ – Really?

I haven't gotten a chance to see the Denzel Washington movie "Flight" just yet. So maybe I don't get the reason why the movie is being boycotted by a fellow blogger by the name of Dr. Watkins.

Still, I can't help but ask, "WHY?" Watkins has called for a boycott of the Oscars because he feels that the Academy rewards black actors only when they portray troubled characters.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 11/08/2012

For movies opening Nov. 9, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Lincoln" (PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, gruesome images and brief profanity) Daniel Day-Lewis stars in the title role of this historical drama directed by Steven Spielberg focusing on Abraham Lincoln's clashes with his cabinet over the question of emancipation during the final months of his presidency. Ensemble cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn and James Spader.

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CELEBS IN BRIEF: Room for Chris Brown on Rihanna’s new album

It wouldn't be a Rihanna album if it didn't get everyone talking.

After collaborating with Chris Brown on two remixes earlier this year – and rekindling a friendship with him following the dissolution of their relationship in 2009 – RiRi's also revealed that fans will hear him on her new album.

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‘Skyfall’-ing for the new ‘Bond Girl’

bondgirl-1Naomie Harris was born on Sept. 6, 1976 in London, where she was raised as an only child by Lisselle Kayla, a single-mom and TV scriptwriter of Jamaican extraction. The accomplished young actress has already made a name for herself in film, television and theatre, and just completed production on "A Long Walk to Freedom," a biopic in which she portrayed Nelson Mandela's wife Winnie. Here, she talks about her latest outing as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig as 007 in "Skyfall."

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Kung fu dreaming: The evolution of RZA

RZAWhen it comes to the worlds of hip-hop and Kung fu movies, there's a shared creative real estate. Just ask Wu-Tang Clan's mastermind, RZA. But he's come a long way since producing those albums. His résumé has included movie scores, acting, technical film work, and now his directorial debut with the film "The Man With the Iron Fists."

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‘Flight’ stars Denzel Washington as a hero pilot in legal thriller

Flight-movieCo-pilot Ken Evans (Brian Geraghty) is at the helm of SouthJet Flight 227 from Orlando to Atlanta only because the plane's captain, Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington), has passed out after a night of debauchery devoted to drinking booze and snorting coke while carousing with one of his stewardesses (Nadine Velazquez). But when the commercial airliner unexpectedly encounters severe turbulence and starts losing altitude, the concerned rookie immediately rouses the senior officer out of a deep sleep for assistance.

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Feel-good show to deliver love and laughter

Every now and then we're lucky enough to get a really great feel-good show in our part of the country. Mark your calendar for Nov. 17 and plan to be at the Landers Center for the 4th Annual Pre Thanksgiving Music Fest, featuring Frankie Beverly & Maze, Chris Tucker, The Bar-Kays and Heads of State, with Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 11/01/2012

For movies opening Nov. 2, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Flight" (R for drug and alcohol abuse, nudity, sexuality and an intense action sequence) Denzel Washington stars in this legal thriller about a hero pilot who tries to hide his alcohol addiction with the help of a defense attorney (Don Cheadle) after miraculously crash-landing a crippled commercial airliner by flying the plane upside-down. With John Goodman, Melissa Leo and Kelly Reilly.

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