SHORT CUTS: Damon Dash is "Untouchable"

Published September 21, 2007

Posted Sept. 20, 2007 -- Damon Dash is partnering with Magnolia Films to executive produce a new documentary about infamous Harlem drug kingpin Nicky Barnes. Titled "Mr. Untouchable," the film is due in theaters Oct. 19 and gets its name from the 1977 New York Times Magazine cover that bore the headline, "Mister Untouchable." Marc Levin directs the project, which features music by DJ Hi Tek and commentary from Barnes, his ex-wife, Thelma Grant, ex-members of his crew, "The Council," reporters, lawyers and officers from various law enforcement agencies who worked to convict Barnes.

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Roberts Continues Breast Cancer Fight

"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts announced Wednesday that she will begin undergoing chemotherapy Thursday to treat her breast cancer, but plans to continue working as much as possible.

"I'll work as much as I can," Roberts said on the morning show. "Part of the reason I am coming forward is in case you tune in and it looks like Kojak is sitting next to Diane [Sawyer], you'll understand why."

After a successful surgery on Aug. 3, Roberts said her doctors determined that chemotherapy followed by radiation will be the most effective form of treatment.

"Tomorrow I will come in, and then head off for my chemotherapy," she said, expressing thanks for all the support she's received. "Somebody said eat a lot of bacon before I have chemo," Robert added about tips from viewers on getting through her treatment. "I don't know about that one. That's a new one."

Written by BET-Staff

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