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Coffee Talk: Regina King's 'Southland' Canceled

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Check out what we're chatting about over coffee:

• The TNT cop drama Southland starring Regina King, Benjamin McKenzie and Shawn Hatosy has gotten the ax. According to the Huffington Post, the network said it was a difficult decision. "We are enormously proud of Southland, which stands as one of the best police dramas ever made," said TNT in a statement. "We also want to thank the amazing cast for their impassioned, no holds-barred performances, and the production team for their tenacity shooting on the streets of real-world Los Angeles. We wish everyone associated with Southland the very best." [Huffington Post]

Peeples starring Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson and David Alan Grier opened this weekend at number four with $4.8 million. Iron Man 3 took home the top spot with $72 million, while the Great Gatsby opened at number two with $51 million and Pain and Gain earned $5 million at number three. [Cinema Blend]

• Will Rihanna be tapped to play Josephine Baker in a biopic? The singer is producer W. Lance Reynold's number one pic. He shared his thoughts, "Rihanna is one of the most talented performers of this millennium and with her unique acting and performing abilities I have no doubt she will bring Josephine back to life on the big screen." Should she be chosen to play Baker? [Singers Room]

• Mathew Knowles is in trouble with Uncle Sam this morning. The music executive was slapped with a $1.2 million tax lien. The IRS claims Knowles owes taxes on his income earned in 2010 and 2011. [TMZ]

PHOTO GALLERY: 25 Best Roles for Black Actresses

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