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Jamie Foxx Once Tried To Talk Idris Elba Out Of Doing Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

Once upon a time in Hollywood, it was rumored that actor Idris Elba was up for the role of Django in Quentin Tarantino’s then-in-development Django Unchained. As you’re already aware, this particular casting choice did not happen and the part instead went to Jamie Foxx. During an event at the Toronto International Film Festival, however, […]

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The Root’s Guide to the 10 Blackest Experiences of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

Dolemite Is My NamePhoto: Courtesy of TIFF Are you runnin’ through The Six with your cinematic woes? Well, you’re in luck, because it’s time for the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)! Much like myself—who will be reviewing films from the fest this year for The Root—a bunch of Americans will be descending upon America’s […]

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Watch: Jamie Foxx Says, ‘You’re Guilty From the Moment You’re Born’ to Michael B. Jordan in Just Mercy Trailer

JUST MERCY Official Trailer / Warner Bros. Pictures (YouTube) In a system that is supposed to presume us all innocent until proven guilty, why is it that for black people, sometimes the goal is “just mercy?” Just Mercy will tell the story of one of many black people wrongfully convicted. From the press release’s synopsis: […]

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Finally Reveals Its Cast, Including Tina Fey And Jamie Foxx

AP Photo Pixar’s name alone attracts audiences. Over two decades in they remain the gold standard of any Hollywood animation house. Still, they tend to stack their casts with big names. At this year’s news-heavy D23 Expo — where we’ve already seen the Mandalorian trailer, heard that Kit Harington is going Marvel, and learned that […]

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Kerry Washington, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx to Keynote 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

Kerry Washington (left) on July 31, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Ca.; Michael B. Jordan on August 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, Ca.; Jaime Foxx on May 13, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images), Rachel Luna (Getty Images), Dominik Bindl (Getty Images) The “we” in “We The North” may consist of three […]

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What Is the Best and Blackest Movie Soundtrack?

Whitney Houston and Lela Rochon in Waiting to Exhale Screenshot: 20th Century Fox (YouTube) It’s African American Music Appreciation Month (lovingly known as Black Music Month) and what better way to celebrate than to honor just how much music affects another celebrated medium? That’s right, we’re talking film. While Bill Cosby and O.J. Simpson were […]

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Corinne Foxx Gets Her Own Category on Beat Shazam and Talks Beating Her Anxiety, Too

Photo: Courtesy “Beat Shazam” Corinne Foxx, daughter of Jamie Foxx, is a pretty face, but she also has a brain; and for mental health awareness month, she’s adamant about talking about ‘brain health.’ In addition to co-hosting Fox’s Beat Shazam, the weekly music series in which two brothers from Philly recently walked with a cool […]

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