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"Notorious" Casting For Biggie Smalls Film

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"Notorious" Casting For Biggie Smalls Film

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"Notorious" Casting For Biggie Smalls Film

"Notorious" Casting For Biggie Smalls Film

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The anticipated biopic about slain rapper Biggie Smalls opens in January, but how did they find the right actor to play the larger-than-life figure?

Also, RuPaul's holiday card features a picture of him dressed as both Barack and Michelle Obama, and the Screen Actor's Guild is threatening to strike.

For the lowdown, Farai Chideya speaks with Newsweek national correspondent Allison Samuels.

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