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Chris Rock Wants to Be Your Black Friend

Comedian lands film that could—or could not—be an insightful look at race relations

(Newser) - Now’s your chance to make Chris Rock your black friend: the comedian will star in Will You Be My Black Friend? The film's based on the GQ article of the same name, chronicling author Devin Friedman’s attempt to diversify his circle of white buddies. More »

McCarthy Joins Oprah's Media Stable

(Newser) - Jenny McCarthy has signed on with Oprah Winfrey’s production company in a deal that includes a syndicated talk show, according to the Hollywood Reporter. McCarthy’s first outing with Harpo is a blog, which launched Friday on Oprah.com. McCarthy has appeared multiple times on Winfrey’s talk show... More »

Oprah Seals Production Deal With HBO

Talk-show host's production company will do films, miniseries on cable mainstay

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey has a production deal with HBO, ending a long-lived partnership with ABC, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The exclusive, 3-year arrangement will allow Oprah’s Harpo Films more flexibility than before. “Being on a cable channel like HBO offers us a tremendous amount of creative freedom not seen... More »

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