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  1. Quvenzhane Wallis, Oprah Winfrey Among Essence Black Women in Hollywood Honorees

    2:52 pm 1/14/2013

    The duo will be feted alongside Mara Brock-Akil, Gabrielle Union, Naomie Harris and Alfre Woodard at the brand’s annual luncheon Feb. 21.Read more

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  2. Showrunners 2012: 'The Game's' Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil

    8:00 am 10/3/2012

    How does Mara Brock Akil break through writer's block? "Sex with Salim."Read more

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  3. Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil's 'Being Mary Jane' Opens Urbanworld Film Festival (Exclusive)

    5:30 am 9/7/2012

    The drama starring Gabrielle Union as a single career woman will bow on BET in early 2013.Read more

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  4. 'Sparkle' Power Couple Open Up About Whitney Houston's Final Performance

    9:00 am 8/9/2012

    "I'm not saying I was oblivious to who Whitney Houston was," Salim tells THR of the singer, who died of a drug-related drowning. "I grew up around people with a bunch of serious problems."Read more

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  5. Hollywood's Undercover Hitmakers: Salim and Mara Brock Akil

    9:00 am 8/9/2012

    They're black, Muslim and gorgeous in an industry not known for its diverse embrace. Yet the husband and wife have made one Hollywood winner after another, and now have Whitney Houston's final film, "Sparkle," as their biggest bet yet.Read more

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  6. Whitney Houston's 'Sparkle' Film Headed to Book Form, Eyeing Broadway

    8:00 am 6/14/2012

    Producer Howard Rosenman, who tells THR that five new songs are in the works and reveals Houston's personal connection to the original 1976 musical.Read more

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  7. Upfronts 2012: BET Orders Series With Wayans Brothers, Judge Greg Mathis

    2:32 pm 4/12/2012

    The network also is expanding into late night with a topical comedic series hosted by former CNN anchor T.J. Holmes and will launch a competition reality series "Apollo Live" on sister channel Centric.Read more

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  8. Whitney Houston in Talks to Star in Music-Themed Drama 'Sparkle' (Exclusive)

    12:31 pm 9/12/2011

    "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks and Mike Epps are set to join the remake of the 1976 film loosely based on the story of the Supremes. Read more

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