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When Trainspotting author and former heroin junkie Irvine Welsh tweeted me to say I was a ‘moron’ for saying Game of Thrones was ‘over-hyped garbage’ without ever watching it, I decided to watch some of it, just to see if my instinct was wrong. So last night, I downloaded the finale, fast-forwarded through it for a bit, and then hit ‘PLAY’. It was everything I had assumed it would be, only even worse. How could any grown adult watch this ridiculous bilge and take it remotely seriously? This is

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Mace Windu from the “Star Wars“ movies is dead, killed by Anakin Skywalker and Chancellor Palpatine in “Revenge of the Sith,” as seen in the video above.

Or is he?

Samuel L. Jackson, who played the Jedi master in the three prequel films, said he thinks the character is still alive.

It was George Lucas’ idea to kill Mace Windu,” Jackson said while answering questions on Twitter to help promote “Legend of Tarzan,” which opens Friday.

“In my mind, I’m not dead,” he said. “Jedi can fall incre

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Pastor Le’Andria Johnson / www.oxygen.com

Pastor Le’Andria Johnson is firing back at critics who don’t approve of her giving out cigarettes and condoms on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia, in the name of Jesus.

On the Oxygen show “Preachers of Atlanta,” viewers witness Johnson dressing to blend in with prostitutes while going on the streets to minister to them. After the show premiered and she received criticism, the 33-year-old pastor and founder of Imperfect People Changing Ministries in At

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List of 2015 TV Show Premieres


The worst part of winter, when all of your favorite television shows go into hibernation and the networks are re-runs, is almost over. Soon, we’ll find new episodes of “Downton Abbey,” an entire new season of “House of Cards” to binge and brand spankin’ new shows like “Better Call Saul.” Here are all the winter and spring premiere dates for 2015’s TV shows.

HuffPost Entertainment will attempt to keep this list as up-to-date and accurate as possible. So check back here often.

Sunday, Jan. 4

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‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ with Martin Freeman, was No. 1 at the box office.
(Photo: Mark Pokorny, Warner Bros Pictures)

Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” finale went out on top at the box office, debuting with $56.2 million over the weekend and taking in $90.6 million since opening Wednesday, according to studio estimates Sunday.

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” cut its usual swath through the multiplexes, dominating the pre-Christmas frame. Though the weakest opening of

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The 21st-birthday celebration of a University of Maryland student features a cake stacked with bottles of alcohol and inscribed with a racial slur.


The three-layer creation was stacked with bottles of alcohol and the inscription “suck a ni*ga d**k.”

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the University of Maryland chapter of Delta Gamma is under fire after social media picked up on a recent Instagram of a member celebrating her 21st birthday standing next to a three-layer cake inscribe

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Lauren Hill on a Wheaties box.
(Photo: Facebook/Layup4Lauren)

Already a champion, Lauren Hill joined the ranks of esteemed athletes by being featured on her own Wheaties box.

In another achievement in an already incredible week, Hill was named Women’s Basketball Player of the Week in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Of course, all of that likely pales in comparison to sinking her opening layup against Hiram Sunday.

Here’s more on Hill’s Player of the Week award:

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Deitrick Haddon speaks with Kevin Terry on the Oct. 22, 2014 episode of Oxygen’s “Preachers of LA”.

It’s been nearly a year since gospel singer Kevin Terry’s gay sex tape leaked online and had church folk up in arms.

Next week’s episode of “Preachers of LA” will feature Terry, himself, discussing the video’s fallout with cast member Deitrick Haddon, who knows a thing or two about becoming scorched by the church.

“I’ve been there. I’ve had my own stuff. I’m not here to judge you at all,” Ha

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Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal at the Reebok Classic Breakout Classic Rap Roundtable at Philadelphia University July 9, 2014

The former NBA center is making some major career changes since retiring. 

Can you imagine getting pulled over by a 7-foot-1 NBA basketball player-turned-police officer? Well, if you’re living in the city of Doral, Fla., that could happen. According to the Miami Herald, Shaquille O’Neal wants to go from the hardwood to protecting an

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I’ve been participating in the life of a local church for over four decades. For most of these years, I’ve either been the pastor’s kid, the youth pastor’s wife, the children’s pastor, or the elder’s wife.

In all of these roles, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the beauty that happens when the members of the body of Christ work together to proclaim the Good News. At the same time, I’ve also had a front row seat to some less-than-beautiful moments that left some people hurt, confused, and

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Articles about privileged white women trying to “have it all” ignore the fact that women of color have been balancing life and work out of necessity.

The only thing I have grown to hate more than the term “having it all” is the debate about whether or not women can have it all. To be clear, I have been roped into this debate myself on more than one occasion, but I usually find myself doing what I just did: critiquing how pointless it is in some ways.

But in a powerful new essay for the Natio

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In the second installment of “Life Cycles of Inequity: A Series on Black Men,” Colorlines explores the inequities that have helped create dramatic unemployment numbers among young black men. Through an investigative articlevideo feature, and photo essay, the series looks at the impact that inequity in employment has had on black men and black families overall.

“Black and white men who enter the workforce without college degrees face strikingly different realities–and that disparity has long

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Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin fans don’t have to worry about seeing him on “Preachers Of LA.” He tells “The D.L. Hughley Show” he would never join the cast. Listen to Kirk Franklin explain why he’s disappointed in the show, although he has good friends who are part of it. In addition, hear Franklin’s perspective on gospel and secular music and how he balances the two in the latest edition of This or That!

SOURCE: The D.L. Hughley Show

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Out with the old and in with the new! Taraji P. Henson is officially replacing comedian/actor/talk show host, Steve Harvey, as the new host of BET’s Celebration of Gospel: Forward In Faith. Harvey hosted this spirited celebration for 13 years and Taraji is set to breathe new life into the star-studded show. R&B and Gospel stars will raise the praise together as BET reimagines one of its most viewed programs. The powers that be at BET say Henson’s effervescent personality and quick wit are a f

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A poster from ‘Noah’ (Facebook)

Christian author and spoken-word artist Jefferson Bethke took to social media to express his enthusiasm for the upcoming “Noah” film. He also expressed his confusion on why Christians have been so critical of the movie’s fidelity to the Bible.

“Does anyone else find it fascinating that Son of God got little backlash, because it was marketed to Christians & churches, yet Noah isn’t marketed to the Church and is getting a ton of backlash? Even though both took s

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A scene from “Son of God” (Photo: Casey Crafford, 20th Century Fox)

The first half of Son of God features an upbeat and kindly Jesus spreading the good word in familiar, if occasionally over-simplified, biblical phraseology.

Then things get bloody — though not quite as graphic as in 2004′s The Passion of the Christ — when Jesus is seized, beaten and crucified. The production values are modest and the special effects uneven in a repurposed and condensed version (** out of four; rated PG-13; ope

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(Photo: Jack Gruber, USA TODAY)

President Obama’s State of the Union Address drew 33.3 million television viewers, the smallest audience he has had for the annual speech to Congress, Nielsen reported Wednesday.

The audience for Tuesday’s speech was slightly less than the 33.5 million who tuned into last year’s State of the Union, according to numbers supplied by Nielsen.

Thirteen networks broadcast Obama’s speech live: CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Azteca, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CN

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This photo provided by NBC shows, from left, James Avery as Philip Banks, Will Smith as William "Will" Smith, and Janet Hubert as Vivian Banks, in episode 7, "Def Poet's Society" from the TV series, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." (AP Photo/NBC, Ron Tom)
James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law at home and on the job as the Honorable Philip Banks in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died.
Avery's publicist, Cynthia Snyder, told The Associated Press that Avery died Tuesd
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Word Entertainment is partnering once again with Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and their production company LightWorkers Media to release SON OF GOD: Music Inspired by the Epic Motion Picture on December 26.
The 12-song collection, a musical companion to the 20th Century Fox feature film "Son of God" due out February 28, features music by today's top Christian artists including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Love & The Outcome, Dara M
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101813-national-preachers-of-la-show-oxygen-network.jpgI'm going to say on the front end that I'm not a fan of reality television.
The most popular genre in television programming has no real redeeming value to changing the realities of the society in which we live. I call it "Channel Zero."

But in an anti-intellectual society, channel zero works for people who know nothing about nothing and they are prepared to watch the type of dumb stuff that we all know is scripted reality. Well, a dumbed-down society has reached a new low. It has now included
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