Actress Nia Long stars in Tyler Perry’s recent film, ‘The Single Moms Club.’ The 43-year-old actress who is a mother of two recently graced the cover of Essence’s March issue and appeared on Oprah’s Lifeclass during the episode devoted for single mothers. Aside from promoting her latest film, she also shared a funny story wherein she dated a guy together with her sister and her son who was still 2 years old at that time. She said:
“My son was about two and I had just broken up with his dad. I said ‘Ya know what, I am going to go out and I am going to reclaim my sexy’… And this gentleman came and I said ‘Lets do a group date’. I didn’t want to do a one- on one thing so I called my sister and said ‘You’re going on my first date with me’. I was living in New York at the time. We walk out of the apartment, he’s in this big truck like a suburban but he had a driver. So I was like ‘Ooh he’s fancy’. So we get in the car and my two year old goes ‘My daddy has a big ole blue truck and its faster than this one’ . And I just went ‘Oh my goodness’, so they know. They know, even when you try to hide it and be like ‘This is just mommy’s friend’, they know. That guy didn’t last so him and his truck went ‘bye-bye’. So what it did teach me was to introduce kinda early. “
What can you say about Nia’s advice?
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Kevin Hart and Regina Hall
Kevin Hart’s movie “Ride Along” is quite a success. In fact, it has topped in the box office for the succeeding three weeks. He is now preparing for the release of his new movie “About Last Night.” This movie is a new version of the 1986 classic. It is a story about a couple who first meet in a bar. In this movie Kevin Hart and Regina Hall played as the friends of the couple.
When asked about his chemistry with her co-star Regina Hall, Kevin said:
“I definitely tip my hat off to Regina because it was hard for her. Working with me, not wanting me, not trying to take this to a different level, we kept it professional, which I respect you for. [Jokes with Regina] You could have taken advantage of me and you didn’t. I’ve never clicked on camera faster with anybody in my life than I did Regina. Guy or female. Our comedic chemistry, our emotional chemistry, we didn’t have to search for it.”
Kevin Hart and Regina Hall
“Bernie and Joan are 70 percent of the relationships out there. Those couples that are that crazy that they see no problem in what they do and they think everybody else is crazy. ‘We ain’t the problem, y’all the crazy one. Y’all lying and making everything seem like it’s perfect.‘ We are a dysfunctional item but I love the journey that Bernie and Joan takes everyone on. I love how real it is and people are going to relate to that!”
Will you watch the movie?
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Actress Zoe Saldana became emotional when she learned that the new film that she will be doing is about losing a father. The new family drama is entitled “Infinitely Polar Bear.” The actress said that she thought about her dad who died when she was still nine years old.
The Star Trek actress will be playing the role of a mother who has two daughters. Mark Ruffalo will play the role of Saldana’s husband. In this movie, Ruffalo is suffering from bipolar disorder and he is having some difficulty in connecting with his two daughters.
According to Saldana, the storyline of the movie made her remember of his own father who died due to car accident. She said:
“I saw it (the film) for the first time two months ago. My sister and my assistant and some family members were with me and we went afterwards to dinner and everybody’s lower lip was just trembling because we were so moved. Especially for my sisters and me, because we lost our father when we were very young. It hits home. You feel that you were wronged.”
What can you say about the new film?
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Nia Long is currently busy with her multiple shows such as Love Jones, House of Lies and Are We There Yet? Despite the fact that Nia is currently successful with her career right now but she is still facing some challenges in Hollywood. During her recent interview, the 43-year-old actress revealed about her life as a black actress in Hollywood. She said:
“It’s tough, because it’s Hollywood. It’s tough, because we’re women. It’s tough, because we’re not in our 20s. It’s tough no matter how you look at it. I’m not one of these people who walks around and goes ‘Oh my God, it’s soo hard being a black actress,’ but this business is hard. It’s hard behind the scenes, in front of the scenes; black, white, whatever it is, it is an industry that there’s a quick turnover. There’s always someone younger, more talented, and more beautiful.”
Nia further added:
“But you just try to create a career that has balance. So that you keep yourself relevant, preserve your youth and your beauty, so that you have other things outside of the business that define you and your not waiting for someone to pick you because that will make you crazy.”
Nia is also one of the stars of the movie Best Man Holiday.
Are you a fan of Nia?
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The story of “12 Years A Slave” is about black slavery. Some people may love to watch it; however there are also some African American individuals who do not feel delighted in seeing this type of movies. Although, there are some people who believe that this type of movie should be seen by moviegoers but others are contradicting. According to Nick Cannon, who is a media mogul, he is not pleased with movies about slavery such as ‘12 Years A Slave‘. He recently tweeted about the movie saying:
“If I see another damn Slave Movie…”
“AARRRGGHHHH!!!!! I think they keep making them because they want to keep Black Folks on edge! They don’t want us to get to comfortable! Yeah we know about Obama…But don’t forget about Toby!”
Cannon also posted a picture of his great-grandmother and posted the message:
“They called this lady a slave, I call her my Grandmothers Grandmother. Why don’t they make movies about our African Kings & Queens? #OurHistory I would love to see a film about Akhenaton and his beautiful wife Queen Nefertiti! Or Cetewayo, a King who was a war hero. Im about to drive to my office RIGHT NOW and start the development! New Hollywood Trend, Black King and Queen films! Starring Black People!! #NoDisrespectToElizabethTaylor Without Twitter how would I get people to listen to me rant about stuff that is really none of my business?!”
If you are an African American, would you watch “12 Years A Slave”?
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The cast of the movie “The Best Man Holiday” have been busy in promoting their new film. Nia Long was recently featured on the cover of “VIVA.” This movie, which is a sequel to The Best Man, will be shown on November 15th. Aside from being the cover of a health magazine for women, Nia also appeared on the Tavis Smiley show. During the show she discussed the reason why she chose to do the sequel. She said:
“I think the main thing was that the entire cast supported the idea of doing a sequel. That was it for me. If we – it was like I don’t think any of us would have really done it had we not all been a part of it.”
“We’re all friends. We’ve all grown, our careers have grown, we’ve become parents, we’ve become – Terrence Howard is a grandfather, you know what I mean? So life has changed, and it was just an interesting notion to see what would happen if you put these group of friends together 17, 18 year later, and whoa, where is their life now?”
Would you watch the movie?
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Will and Jada Smith
Will and Jada’s marriage is facing another huge challenge towards the end of the year. According to Star Magazine, the couple’s marriage is recently on the rocks after Will was caught in a photo both with Margot Robbie, his 23-year-old co-star in his latest movie “Focus.” The photo shows that Margot and Will are getting cozy with each other while hugging and lifting up their shirts. According to an eyewitness, “Once they pulled the curtain back to take the pictures, they let their inhibitions run wild, laughing, hugging and muzzling each other in the dark.”
Will and Jada Smith
There were also rumors that Jada is already living with her brother Caleb. When Will’s mother, Carolyn, was asked about the situation of the couple, she answered:
“Isn’t that personal? … Thank you for your concern.”
Jada recently tweeted that success did not make her happy. She wrote:
“When you are going through a storm with your spouse … stop thinking about what you ‘believe’ a husband or wife should be.”
“I thought success would make me happy … It does NOT.”
Is it true and Jada and Will are splitting?
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Aside from being busy in promoting her new movie, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story”, Keke Palmer is also posing in magazines. The singer is recently featured in the photo spread of Rolling Out magazine. Palmer is not a girl anymore and she has turned into a sexy lady. Inside the magazine she revealed how she was able to balance her career and her personal life.
KeKe discussed her life as she was growing up. She said:
“When people think of me initially, they remember me as ‘Akeelah [and the Bee].’ Sometimes it can be frustrating to be remembered at an age that you’ve outgrown. But at the same time, it’s never frustrated me to the point that I’ve wanted to lash out. I just take it one step at a time. I’ve been patient in letting people adapt to me and my growth.”
Is she proving to the public that she is already an adult? KeKe revealed:
“If anything, it makes you look even more like a kid! As an adult, you don’t have to go around saying, ‘Hey, I’m an adult!’ That would be like saying, ‘Guess what — I’m black!’ You know it already. I just [try to] constantly be a professional by asking for what I need in the right way. I feel like you have to tell people who you are, but you don’t have to be disrespectful about it. But you also don’t have to be a shrinking violet. For a long time, when I was younger, I would always act like a little kid and I would just [bow] down because I would never want to feel like I’m being disrespectful to someone. But at the same time, I was like, ‘I’m 18-years-old and I’m not a kid anymore.’ I don’t have to wait for people to do things for me. I started saying, ‘No, that’s not OK. This is what I want. This is what I need from you. Please and thank you.’ At the end of the day, you’re going to have to speak up for yourself — and I learned that after always being, for lack of a better word, crapped on.”
How was she able to balance her career and personal life? She admitted:
“Sometimes my personal life takes a backseat. My job never takes a backseat. Sometimes I feel like my life is in shambles and I’ll still be doing my job. It’s unintentional.”
Isn’t she sexy?
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T-Boz and Chilli
T-Boz and Chilli recently visited The Breakfast Club to discuss about their biopic entitled CrazySexyCool which will be having its premiere next week. They also promoted their 20th anniversary album. T-Boz and Chilli also revealed how LA Reid and Pebbles took their money.
DJ Envy first chatted that he already watched the movie and he expressed that this former couple were a bit greedy. T-Boz and Chilli discussed that the movie tells about the things that occurred based on the way they remembered it. There was an instance that they have sold more than $10 million records but they only received $15,000 each. In fact, they have to pay some money to Pebbles for the name “TLC.” They spent $3 million for it since each letter costs $1 million.
T-Boz and Chilli
When asked if they have exaggerated the movie, T-Boz said:
“It’s not exaggerated. [When we didn't sign our contracts] she cried and she did the whole, ‘You don’t trust me.’ That was true. But she had a tear. Remember the tear? We called it a Demi Moore tear. The thing that is true though, she did do some good for us. She put us together. She taught us some things. But then there’s always times when you work with people, there’s always things that you’re never going to agree with and you don’t like their ways. And people part ways, and I don’t think that she ever got over that.”
Were they really exaggerating?
The producers of Fifty Shades of Grey are now looking for another actor to play the character of Christian Grey. Over the weekend, it was confirmed that Charlie Hunnam will not be doing the film adaptation of E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey anymore. According to reports, the reason why Hunnam refused the role is because of his hectic TV schedule for the Sons of Anarchy. According to one source:
“Charlie Hunnam was never going to do Fifty Shades of Grey. He told his agents from the beginning he didn’t want to do it and was going to pull out.”
Another source confirmed that it was indeed due to the schedule:
“The role of Christian Grey requires a massive time commitment, a trilogy role in which Charlie and his team were originally very aware of from the start and a major consideration in his hesitancy for taking the role. Charlie is the lead in a massive TV series and his loyalty will always be to Sons of Anarchy, the SOA family and fans.”
So, who will be the actor who will play the role of Christian Grey?
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