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v14_kevin_navayneFile this one under "things that make you go hmm..."

I'm hearing through several sources that a Marcus Garvey biopic is indeed in development (all pending negotiations as one source says) that will be produced by Don Cheadle's Crescendo Productions, directed by George Tillman Jr. (Notorious, Barber Shop), written by Sonni Kojo the child of the late John Henrik Clarke, and starring Kevin Navayne (above photo) as the lead.

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v14_oprahIt looks like reports of the OWN Network's imminent demise were greatly exaggerated. The past few weeks have been difficult for Oprah Winfrey's cable channel, with a round of layoffs, the cancelation of Rosie O'Donnell's talk show, and a study that suggested the network is losing $149 million per year. However, OWN has received some much-needed good news: In the first quarter of 2012, the network saw a 21 percent increase in total daily viewers. "We are pleased with our start for 2012, viewers are responding and connecting with our programming," said OWN president Erik Logan.

v6_housewives_of_atlantaOh Lord... help us (and I'm not even what you'd call religious; but I'm willing to become a "believer" if somehow these "Wives" reality TV shows are miraculously wiped off the face of the earth!)

The production company behind The Real Housewives of Atlanta is pairing up with TLC for a new reality TV series titled Preacher Wives.

Need  say more...?

The series will be based in Atlanta, and will follow the wives of some of that city's prominent preachers, giving the viewer a glimpse into their public and private lives.

We are excited to work with TLC to profile the lives of these strong-willed women... With most praise in religious communities directed towards male preachers, we are thrilled to give these remarkable ladies the spotlight they crave and deserve,” True Entertainment president Steven Weinstock said.

No ETA on when the series will debut, but I bet it'll be a hit; at least that's what TLC expects I'm sure (this is their first Wives entry, likely inspired by Bravo TV's half billion dollar Real Housewives franchise; yes, a $500 million franchise!! Obviously somebody's watching, even though most folks I ask say they aren't). 

v2_don_cheatleBig buzz and Don Cheadle make for perfect bedfellows this week. For starters, the popular star of Hotel Rwanda and the Iron Man films, among others, took to the long-form Twitter service, TwitLonger -- yes, it exists -- to defend the use of the word "gangster," which he used to describe the way he wanted President Obama to conduct himself in office.

"Coming out of eight years of a president who I believe in many ways took us as dangerously close to the brink of destruction as any before him, I was hoping for a seismic shift in the other direction," Cheadle noted. "I don't think we've had that."

113011_the_game_bet_new*BET has released more details of its returning sitcom “The Game,” which will premiere its 22-episode 5th season on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10 p.m.

Picking up where it left off, Melanie (Tia Mowry Hardrict) contends with Derwin’s (Pooch Hall) abortion accusation; Malik (Hosea Chanchez) and Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson) struggle to wrangle an intoxicated Jenna (Tika Sumpter); and Kelly (Brittany Daniel) is still off in the world trying to find herself, leaving Jason (Coby Bell) forced to come to terms with his feelings towards black women.  The new season also ushers in a new love interest for Jason.

FALLBROOK CHURCH - CHRISTMAS IN JULY

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