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Oprah returns to big screen in ‘The Butler’

Oprah returns to big screen in ‘The Butler’

Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey, who has not appeared in a film since the 1998 release "Beloved," will return to the big screen in Lee Daniels' "The Butler," a star-studded feature film inspired by a former White House butler.

Currently in production in New Orleans, "The Butler," starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, is based on a screenplay by Danny Strong and Daniels. It is inspired by Wil Haygood's Washington Post article about Cecil Gaines (Eugene Allen in real life), an African-American man who served as a butler to eight presidents in the White House for over 30 years.

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  • Written by Kimberly C. Roberts

Rush rocks at veterans’ salute

Rush rocks at veterans’ salute

Bobby Rush, known for electrifying stage performances accented by rump-shaking women, showed that he's top-notch entertainer without the eye candy on Saturday (Oct. 19).

The occasion – Rush's 2012 Red, White & Blues Concert at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park – called for a different kind of setting. Rush, who performed with the support of a lone keyboard player, delivered, wowing the crowd that featured about 500 veterans and their families.

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  • Written by Warren Roseborough

Flavor Flav ain’t funny no more

Remember when Whitney Houston was "at her worst." She was also at her most entertaining, wasn't she? We laughed. We joked. And although we knew she had a problem, we always looked forward to seeing what she did next.

And she always delivered. The next thing we knew she was no longer with us. All of a sudden, it wasn't so funny anymore.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 10/25/2012

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 10/25/2012

For movies opening Oct. 26, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Chasing Mavericks" (PG for mature themes and perilous action sequences) Overcoming-the-odds sports saga recounting the real-life adventures of an aspiring teen surfer (Jonny Weston) who enlists the assistance of a local legend (Gerard Butler) to train for one of the biggest waves on the face of the Earth. With Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer and Scott Eastwood (son of Clint).

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You matter, now more than ever!

You matter, now more than ever!

We're getting down to the wire in this year's race for the White House. In our digital world of sometimes dizzying 24/7 information overload, both political camps are relying heavily on media in its plethora of forms to reach you and influence your vote. As we draw closer to Election Day, you are correct if you think the intensity of the political ads has increased.

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  • Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil

You gotta catch Denzel in ‘Flight’

Next weekend, "Flight" starring Denzel Washington hits theatres and it will more than likely be another box office hit to add to his resume. Washington plays a pilot who becomes a hero after he crash-lands his plane and saves nearly everyone on board only to see his life take a down turn after it was discovered that he had alcohol in his system.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 10/18/2012

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 10/18/2012

For movies opening Oct. 19, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Alex Cross" (PG-13 for violence, nudity, sexuality, drug references and disturbing images) Tyler Perry plays the title character in this cat-and-mouse thriller based on the James Patterson best seller about a revenge-minded police psychologist hell-bent on apprehending a sadistic serial killer (Matthew Fox). Ensemble cast includes Edward Burns, Carmen Ejogo, Cicely Tyson, Jean Reno and Giancarlo Esposito.

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