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  1. One Black TV Writer on the "'Empire' Effect": "My Creative Parameters Are Limited"

    8:30 am 10/15/2015

    What the Fox hit has wrought for one anonymous African-American scribe who has worked in TV for five years, including on an Emmy-nominated show: "Everyone in Hollywood is looking for the next 'Empire' from every black writer — because I cannot possibly have any other idea or perspective."Read more

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  2. TV Diversity Programs: Launching Pad or Scarlet Letter?

    8:30 am 10/15/2015

    Broadcast networks, eager to integrate their shows' staff, run programs where they'll pay for a season's work for a scribe of color. The result? Sometimes a career. Other times? Resentment, exploitation and a possible backfire if money dries up: "If you're diverse, you're only good if you're free."Read more

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  3. Heartbreak and Hope as Adoption Squeeze Hits Hollywood: "I Want to Smash My Head Against the Wall …"

    8:00 am 10/15/2015

    "People think it's a simple as going to Ralphs and picking a baby off the shelf," says one prospective parent as foreign countries shut down the pipeline and pricey consultants rush to fill domestic demand.Read more

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  4. Foster-Adoption: The Fastest Way to a Family in L.A.

    8:00 am 10/15/2015

    Last year, of the 35,000 county kids in foster care, only 4 percent were adopted. But for would-be parents, campaigns like FosterMore offer an efficient alternative for those bogged down by the adoption process: "We started telling another narrative to show how resilient and amazing these kids are."Read more

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  5. Lamar Odom Told Brothel Employees He Did Cocaine; Rev. Jesse Jackson Says He's Improving

    7:28 am 10/15/2015

    In a recording of a 911 call from Tuesday, brothel owner spokesman Richard Hunter said the former Lakers star was breathing but in a "deep sleep" and had fluid coming from his nose and mouth.Read more

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  6. 'The Gin Game': Theater Review

    6:00 pm 10/14/2015

    James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson share a Broadway stage for the first time in 49 years in D.L. Coburn's 1978 Pulitzer Prize winner.Read more

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  7. 'Eclipsed': Theater Review

    6:00 pm 10/14/2015

    'The Walking Dead' star Danai Gurira's powerful play about women in wartime transfers to Broadway with its acclaimed original cast, including Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o.Read more

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  8. Jason Whitlock Returns to Fox Sports

    3:53 pm 10/14/2015

    The move comes four months after ESPN removed him as editor-in-chief of its “black Grantland” stand-alone site, The Undefeated.Read more

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  9. Gawker Rats Out Adversary's Attempt to Find Whistleblower In Its Ranks

    2:16 pm 10/14/2015

    Suing Gawker after being labeled "the web's worst journalist," Chuck Johnson allegedly attempted to pay for internal documents that reveal how the site circumvents defamation laws.Read more

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  10. Watch 'School of Rock' Musical's 360-Degree Music Video for "You're in the Band"

    12:12 pm 10/14/2015

    Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and 'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes are behind the Broadway adaptation of the 2003 Jack Black film.Read more

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