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Posts Tagged ‘Sidney Poitier’

Morgan Freeman to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award

Morgan Freeman will be honored with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globe ceremony. The DeMille Award is given to “talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.” Robert De Niro won the award last year. Past winners include Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, James Stewart and Anthony Hopkins.

Winners are chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Ass. board of directors, composed of foreign journalists who cover Hollywood. Freeman has been nominated for five Oscars, picking up the win for Best Supporting Actor in 2005 for his role in Million Dollar Baby.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Some Lucky LA Journos Gear Up for Cannes Film Festival

Although the Cannes Film Festival leaves a much bigger international than American footprint, it remains the most important such event on the annual calendar. Among the LA based critics hitting the Croisette for this year’s 64th edition are Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere.com), Sasha Stone (AwardsDaily.com), and James Rocchi, a contributor to MSN and other outlets.

After flying to France on Monday, Rocchi filed a scene-setting piece that sources fellow reporters such as EW‘s Anthony Breznican, the Wall Street Journal‘s Anthony Kaufman, and MSN colleage Glenn Kenny. Says Kenny:

“Cannes is where you can trip over Sidney Poitier one minute and Harmony Korine the next. It’s where you can be outraged by one film at sunup and utterly transported by another film at sunset and then argue with someone who had the exact inverse experience of the same films.”

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Ripped from the Headlines of the Onion

star-tribune-offends-internet-with-race-allusion-in-obama-headline.2437373.51.jpgNo matter how desperately the Obama campaign appears to not want to let it happen it looks like this country is determined to talk about race, even if it often seems to happen as a result of people making a big deal over the smallest things.

Seems a reporter at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune got the fun idea to title a piece about Barack Obama‘s visit to a local breakfast spot “Guess Who’s Coming to Breakfast?” in reference to the famous Sidney Poitier film about a white woman who brings her black fiance home. Apparently upon seeing this the “entire internet… unleashed its fury” — or at least the entire internet in Minnesota not possessing any sense of humor. The title was changed to “Obama in St. Paul: Silk stockings and buttermilk pancakes” so apparently better to point out elitistism(?) than the fact the candidate is black. Or something.

FBLA 20 Questions: Jason Toney

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Jason Toney, in his own words, was once the editor of LAist and a b-level blogebrity. Now, he’s a senior producer at Disney.com. Toney’s own blog, Negro Please is famous for music recommendations. And he’s everywhere, Twitter, SXSW, Linkedin. But, no matter where he is, he made time for our foolish, yet curiously revealing, questions.

1. What newspapers do you read? Well, I keep forgetting to cancel my LA Times subscription. Does that count?

2. Which ones do you move your lips while reading? I’m part of the digerati, so you know I click on Salon and Slate and Alternet links but I truly get all my news from youtube kidz. Lip-dubbing “Crazy” counts, right?

3. Which Web sites, besides FBLA, are on your favorites bookmark?
Popmatters and Disney.com (plug) and Go Fug Yourself (plug)

4. Where do you get your car washed?
I’ve decided not washing my car is good for the environment.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? No, but it’s Armenian and hard to spell.

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when? No, but the paperless newspaper is what’s happenin’.

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Stomp the Yard Stomps Box Office: Pearl, Jr. Explains

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Media personality and author Pearl, Jr. sends us some box-office news:

Stomp the Yard reached the coveted #1 Movie in America status, earning over $22 million, averaging around $11,000 per screening in 2051 theaters. Previous #1 movies for King’s weekend include Glory Road and Coach Carter.

The success of this film is a rebuttal to Joe Queenan’s op-ed in Sunday’s LA Times referencing movies ostensibly about people of color, but in which some white guy saves the day: Blood Diamond, Constant Gardener, The Interpreter, et al.

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