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Helpful or Hinderance? Stars React Movies Being Called ‘Black Films’

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Uptown hosted their Pre-Oscar Gala honoring director Malcolm D. Lee Thursday night in Hollywood attracting stars from far and wide. Included in the star-studded list of attendees was Taye Diggs, Karruche Tran, Spike Lee, Affion Crockett, and Melissa De Sousa to name a few.

The man of the night was the 44-year-old director, Malcolm D. Lee, who has directed a wide range of films including the recent box office hit, “The Best Man Holiday,” as well as “Undercover Brother” and “Roll Bounce”. Since many of his films are often given the label “Black Films,” HipHollywood hit the red carpet to find out what stars thought of the label.

We asked if they thought the title was positive or negative to black actors and filmmakers.

Watch the video below to find out what they had to say.

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No Joke: Bill Cosby Is Back On Stage Doing Stand-Up

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We are not trying to shame the elderly, but we are super confused why Bill Cosby is back on stage doing stand-up. He is after all 80-years old and going blind, but apparently that’s all apart of his routine.

Cosby did a set on Monday at LaRose Jazz Club in Philly and poked fun at his visual impairment amongst other personal anecdotes. He didn’t touch his pending trial, but many suspect his resurgence into the public eye is all a ploy to revitalize his image.

Just two weeks ago Cosby attended a dinner with friends and let reporters tag along to ask questions and take photos. This time around Cosby announced on his Facebook that he’d be doing a set a couple hours before. He wore a sweatshirt that said “hello friend” and also played the drums alongside the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet.

Folks in the audience are laughing … so maybe it’s working.

#BillCosby has returned to comedy since his trial last summer.

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The disgraced comedian’s retrial on sexual assault charges is set to begin in April, and a new jury selection begins at the end of March. He averted a decision this past June when a jury couldn’t agree on a verdict … ending in a mistrial.

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