LeVar Burton Is Remaking Roots For The History Channel

LeVar Burton and producer Will Packer have a remake of the acclaimed mini series Roots in the works! Rumors of a remake first started back in November 2014, but it looks like with the help of The History Channel, it is happening. The History channel, A&E and Lifetime are set to air the 2016 movie simultaneously.

(Video) Levar Burton Reads Dirty Bedtime Story For Charity “Go The F*** To Sleep”

Whoa, Mr. ‘Reading Rainbow’ reading a bedtime story called “Go The Fuck To Sleep” out loud raised $240K for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals Levar aka Geordi from Star Trek, read other pieces, and allegedly raised $440K towards the charity! All of this was done on a Rooster teeth ’24 Hour Extra Life Livestream.

Questlove Announced As Executive Music Producer For ‘Roots’ Remake

A&E Networks’ just revealed the executive music producer for its remake of Roots, it is none other then Questlove. Yes the drummer and music extraordinaire from The Roots. For details hit the jump.

Laurence Fishburne Set To Play Alex Haley In ‘Roots’ Remake

Laurence Fishburne will play Alex Haley in the remake of the 1977 miniseries, Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Roots tells the story of Alex Haley’s ancestor Kunta Kinte and his family’s trials and tribulations, while being enslaved. To see if there is any resemblance between the actor and author, and more info on the upcoming miniseries hit the jump!

Uh-Oh! This Monumental Actor has Some Choice Words For Quentin Tarantino!!

Levar Burton, known for playing young Kunta Kente in Roots (among other things) expressed his thoughts about Quentin Tarantino in a recent interview. He mentioned his thoughts on “12 Years A Slave” and, of course, that led to discussions about “Django: Unchained.” Hit the jump to see his words for the Director.

Tech Talk Apps: Remember Reading Rainbow? Well Its Back!!

80’s and 90’s babies probably all know the theme song from Reading Rainbow. It was an innovative television show which helped kids with their reading and grammar from 1983 to 2006. Well it has relaunched particularly for tablets so your kids can now learn that catchy theme song and enhance their reading skills. Hit the jump to check out the new Reading Rainbow. ShottaDru X TatWza

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