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TV

01 Oct. 2013

CNN’s CROSSFIRE, California perspective


Van Jones seems an unlikely persona to be the new co-host of the historic return of CNN’s CROSSFIRE, previously the longest running political debate program on television. Chiefly, the Yale-educated attorney built a career in the leftmost part of our country’s body politic– spending considerable time in northern California– particularly the Bay Area. According to […]

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22 Sep. 2013

VEEP at the EMMY’s


Best wishes to Tony Hale and his EMMY win –Supporting Actor in a Comedy– for HBO’s VEEP, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus; VEEP is an intelligent and extremely funny show. I spoke to Hale last season about his role as Gary, the Veep’s trusty right hand, selfless confidant and unwavering miracle worker. He is also among the […]

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03 Sep. 2013

Renee Lawless shares her portion of “Haves and Have Nots”


The first season of “The Haves and the Have Nots” has hitched viewers to a two-sided family polemic, equally a bumpy ride, full of unexpected surprises.  The season finale promises to be no less spectacular on September 3rd. Situated prominently as the most popular drama on the OWN cable platform, Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and […]

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29 Aug. 2013

Crystal Fox has her own!


Crystal Fox talks about her portion of “Haves and Have Nots” Unlike millions devoted to their favorite nighttime soaps and medical dramas, for years, I preferred a different type of evening viewing: mostly news shows, feature films and other cable offerings, until now.  I am practically hooked on Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and Have Nots” […]

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23 Aug. 2013

A Perspective: ABC’s THE FOSTERS


from Greg Edmonds for Talk2SV.com Of course I watched The Fosters! Monday night’s promise (to my daughter) is now Tuesday’s lingering delight!  The show’s complex mix of characters and issues was tastefully executed.  Storytelling, in films and on television, is too often reduced to clichés, stereotypes and unnecessary and distasteful drama.  I enjoyed what I […]

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19 Aug. 2013

Briefs and Benchmarks


This year marks several significant anniversaries, namely, the 30th anniversary of Eddie Murphy’s quintessential stand-up documentary, DELIRIOUS (released in 1983) and the 25th anniversary of Murphy’s COMING TO AMERICA (released in 1988). This year marks the 20th anniversary of director John Singleton’s POETIC JUSTICE (released in 1993) with (the late) Tupac Shakur and music sensation […]

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16 Aug. 2013

New Faith & Family Romantic Comedy


IN THE MEANTIME Starring:                      Kali Hawk, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Terri J. Vaughn, Thomas Mikal Ford, David Mann, Tamela Mann, Rodney Perry and Grammy-nominated artist Musiq Soulchild in his acting debut An UP cable television network original movie Grand Prize Winner of the Faith and Family Screenplay Competition (ABFF), premieres Sat., August 17 and Sun., August […]

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25 Jul. 2013

Joe Torry on comedy, Cosby and Zimmerman


St. Louis, Missouri native Joe Torry has brought the funny for two decades and today, the 47-year old father, businessman and philanthropist is still on top of his game taking his stand-up comedy routine around the country from small towns to large metropolitan cities. Talk2SV caught up with him by phone at DFW Airport on […]

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10 Jul. 2013

Tyler Perry’s hit stage play, Haves and Have Nots on DVD


The musical stage play Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots out on DVD, fresh from a wildly successful 46-city tour, with an amazing cast of veteran stage performers including Patrice Lovely (OWN’s “Love Thy Neighbor,” A Madea Christmas [The Play]) Palmer Williams, Jr. (Madea’s Big Happy Family [The Play]), Kislyck Halsey (Madea’s Big […]

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23 Jun. 2013

OWN’s sensational summer programming features Phylicia Rashad


One of few times in 30 years, I’ve cried during an interview is when I sat down with TONY Award winning actress, Phylicia Rashad. Ms. Rashad won a TONY for her leading role in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, making history as the first African American woman to take home that prize. Tears rolled down my cheeks […]

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