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Taraji P. Henson Stars in Latest Bernard Weinraub Play

AbovetheFoldPosterOn Tuesday, Above the Fold began previewing at the Pasadena Playhouse in California. That’s close to KPCC 89.3 FM, a short MTA Gold Line ride from the Los Angeles Times and a couple of 134/210 freeway exits east of ABC 7.

Why the media triangulation? Because the author of the play is none other than Bernard Weinraub, former formidable New York Times reporter and husband to Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal. From the official synopsis:

Jane (Taraji P. Henson), an African-American newspaper reporter from New York, flies to a Southern university where three white fraternity members have been accused of raping a young African-American woman. Taking place amidst the shift from print to digital journalism, Above the Fold asks tough questions about the exploitation of tragedy, the cost of success and the dangers that come when ambition collides with truth.

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Taraji P. Henson Not Happy About TV Guide Snub

Actress Taraji P. Henson is one of the co-stars of Person of Interest, CBS’s new crime drama that debuts this Thursday.

But based on the upcoming TV Guide cover from this week, you wouldn’t know that Henson was the leading lady on the show. The magazine decided not to feature her on the cover alongside her two male co-stars in Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson.

Henson took to her Facebook account in order to vent about the snub:

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Nate Silver Predicts the Oscars

natesilvertinadupuy22.jpgThe Oracle of the 2008 Election, math genius, object of the Facebook group “There’s a 97.3 Percent Chance That Nate Silver Is Totally My Boyfriend”, FiveThirtyEight.com’s Nate Silver (seen to the left after we tracked him down at the HuffPo pre-inauguration party in DC) has turned his talents to the monumentally important role of Oscar forecasting.

NY Mag interviews him. He gives Best Supporting Actor to
Heath Ledger, Supporting Actress to Taraji P. Henson, Lead Actor
to Mickey Rourke, Lead Actress Kate Winslet, Best Director Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire and Best Picture to Slumdog Millionaire.

Oh yeah? We aren’t math geniuses. We have to show our work doing long division and we KNOW Slumdog and Taraji P. Hensen will mostly likely win. Heath Ledger? Lock.

Now predict the technical awards and we’ll be impressed…even more so.

After the jump is the video of Silver on Countdown.

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Broadcast Film Critics Want Their Say

benjaminb.jpgpennmilk.jpgThough they’re sometimes reduced to thumbs up/thumbs down criticism, the country’s major broadcast critics are always keen to be heard as “Milk” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” both earned eight nominations for the 14th Broadcast Film Critics Assn.’s Critics Choice Awards, Variety says.

Both were among the 10 films named for best picture. “Milk,” which got off to a strong platform start last month, also picked up key nominations for lead actor Sean Penn, supporting co-stars James Franco and Josh Brolin, and director Gus Van Sant. “Button,” which opens Christmas Day, drew mentions for actor Brad Pitt, actress Cate Blanchett and supporting actress Taraji P. Henson.

Other titles nommed for picture were “Changeling,” “The Dark Knight,” “Doubt,” “Frost/Nixon,” “The Reader,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Wall-E” and “The Wrestler.”

Media Events 06.21.07

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Thursday 06.21.07
WHAT: Opening night screening of L.A. Film Festival
WHO: Kasi Lemmons, Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Martin Sheen, co-chair Andy Garcia Cuba Gooding Jr. and many others.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mann Village Theatre
WHY: Because, once again, Fantastic Four blows.

FRIDAY 06.22.07
WHAT: Film premiere of Ratatouille
WHO: Celebs include Patton Oswalt, Janeane Garofalo, Brad Garrett, John Ratzenberger, Lou Romano, Peter Sohn, celebrity chef Thomas Keller, Julius Calahan, Jake Steinfeld, producer Brad Lewis, writer/director Brad Bird; plus Denise Richards, Hayden Patettiere, Natalie Maines, Adrian Pasdar, Andy Garcia, Hector Elizondo, Greg Grunberg, Masi Oka and many others
WHEN: 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Kodak Theatre
WHY: Because it’ll delight you … and keep you from ever eating at a French restaurant again.

Sunday 06.24.07
WHAT: Reading of essay anthology DAMAGE CONTROL
WHO: Sam Dunn Camp, Rachel Resnick, Francesca Lia Block, Emma Forrest and others.
WHEN: 5 p.m.
WHERE: Chateau Marmont
WHY: As Camp says, “Appetizers, the requisite celebrity sightings at the Chateau, a good book and my talented women pals… Such a deal!”