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The Force Is Strong! Meet the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Cast

Originally posted 07/19/2016 12:30PM

May the Force be with the newest cast members of the Star Wars saga.

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Who Was the Last Person to Make Forest Whitaker Starstruck?

Originally posted 06/03/2016 06:20PM

Forest Whitaker may have starred as Fiddler in the History channel's event series, Roots, but the actor admits he still gets starstruck as well.

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Snoop Dogg Calls for Roots Boycott: 'They Just Want to Keep Showing the Abuse That We Took'

Originally posted 05/30/2016 05:00PM

Snoop Dogg won't be watching Roots – and he's asking his fans to follow his lead.

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The PEOPLE Review: Roots Gets an Impressive, Powerful Remake

Originally posted 05/27/2016 04:00PM

Was there any need for History to remake ABC's famous miniseries Roots? Well, yes.

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FIRST LOOK: Meet the Powerful New Cast of History's Roots

Originally posted 04/19/2016 03:30PM

[YOUTUBE "3-MI9ur3ZmA"] Roots established its place in 1977 as one of the most influential miniseries in history, now the History Channel is introducing Alex Haley's epic tale to a new generation.

Following suit with ABC's original multi-part TV event, which attracted nearly 130 million people during its original airing and remains to this day the most-watched miniseries in U.S. history, History's Roots' revival once again tells the story of the African teen Kunta Kinte – who is sold into slavery in America – and of the generations of Americans the follow in Kunta Kinte's legacy.

In addition to an exclusive First Look clip that gives insight the hardships that Kunta Kinte endures as he adjusts to his new life, PEOPLE can reveal seven characters who will play central roles in Roots' four-night run, starting this Memorial Day.

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The Epic First Teaser for Star Wars: Rogue One Has Arrived

Originally posted 04/07/2016 07:55AM

The dark side just got a whole lot darker.

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Forest Whitaker Uses His Star Power to Fight for Civil Rights in Uganda | Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker Uses His Star Power to Fight for Civil Rights in Uganda

Originally posted 02/28/2014 09:45AM

He's a world-class actor and film star. But Forest Whitaker says he finds great inspiration in giving back, leading his own foundation as he works to empower youth around the world.

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American Hustle & 12 Years a Slave Lead Golden Globes Race

Golden Globes Nominations 2014 Revealed

Originally posted 12/12/2013 09:10AM

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, start warming up!

Thursday morning brought the Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in anticipation of when the two women will host the freewheeling ceremony come next month.

As expected, there were major showings for the movies 12 Years a Slave, which led Wednesday's Screen Actors Guild nominations, and American Hustle, already winner of the New York Film Critics Circle Award for best film.

Those two films received seven nominations each, including those for 12 Years's Chiwetel Ejiofor and Hustle's supporting actors Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

Completely shut out, to the surprise of many, were SAG nominees Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker – in fact, everything and everybody with anything to do with Lee Daniels' The Butler.

The 71st annual Golden Globes will air live on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 12. For a complete list of nominations, click here.

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Does Inside Llewyn Davis Make Sweet Music? PEOPLE's Review

See This/Skip That: From Inside Llewyn Davis to Out of the Furnace

Originally posted 12/06/2013 04:00PM

From Inside Llewyn Davis to Out of the Furnace, here's what to see and what to skip this weekend at the movies.

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