According to Gabrielle Union black blogs make up things about her because the paparazzi and white media could care less about black actors:
And now because everyone is clamoring for tidbits, the bigger gossip sites and even mainstream entities are picking up on it. No fact-checking, no nothing. And in one week’s time, there were like five different dudes, a baby—I’m a homewrecker. In literally seven days. I can’t point the finger at the White media. They don’t care about us. Paparazzi are not staked out in front of any of our houses. They are not going through our garbage because they don’t care about us in that way. So when you hear crap about us, it is coming from our own community, which hurts…In the next breath, they’ll complain on the blogs that we don’t have enough Black stars. Well, you rip us to shreds every two seconds from our nose to the weave to the clothes to the shoes to the ashy ankles.
I wonder who’s taking these pictures, could it be the paparazzi? Is that Gabrielle Union smiling and soaking up all the attention from the photographers? I think black blogs support black actors and promote their movies in a way that mainstream media does not. I don’t care if you are famous or not, if you have “ashen” ankles, people are going to talk. So, I understand your gripe, but honestly black blogs have done more good for you career than you’d think, and a thank you goes a long way. Just like you claim the blogs do, you have only pointed out the negative side of blogging, and have totally forgot about the fan bases created, and the endless FREE promotions of black films, books, music, and media, not always picked up on Extra and other mainstream sources.
Nicole is quickly growing into a thoughtful and mature person. With her due date just days away, Nicole Richie and boyfriend, Joel Madden hosted a Christmas extravaganza for 200 children and their parents. Nicole Richie and Joel Madden worked with Los Angeles County’s Beyond Shelter Program to bring Christmas to homeless families. Events included a visit with Santa, face painting, clowns and balloon animals. To top it off, Nicole and Joel gave 500 Cloud B Cuddle Cub teddy bears and 500 pairs of new Stride-Rite shoes as gifts for the children. These two have definitely moved up to the top of my list, and I just hope this kindness will rub off on the rest of young Hollywood.
Excerpt from Oprah.com:
Inspired by a true story, The Great Debaters chronicles the journey of Professor Melvin Tolson—played by Denzel Washington—a brilliant but volatile debate coach who uses the power of words to shape a group of students into a historically elite debate team. A controversial figure, Professor Tolson challenged the social mores of the 1930s and was under constant fire for his unconventional and ferocious teaching methods, as well as his radical political views.
In their pursuit for excellence, Tolson’s debate team, which hails from a small African-American college in Texas, receives a groundbreaking invitation to debate Harvard University’s championship team. The film is directed by two-time Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and stars Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Jurnee Smollett, Nate Parker and Denzel Whitaker.
[Top Row: Nate Parker, Denzel Whitaker]
[Bottom Row: Denzel Washington, Denzel Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Forest Whitaker]
Pictures Source: Oprah.com
I know I am old because I’ve watch this girl grow-up. I remember her acting with the Olsen Twins on Full House. She has been in so many movies (Eve’s Bayou, Roll Bounce, Ruby’s Bucket of Blood) and countless TV appearances (Cosby Show, On Our Own, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper), and she is only 21. I always thought she was beautiful with a unique blend of features. Here are candids of Jurnee at the premier of The Great Debaters.
This looks like a great concert. I think Ciara is by far the best female dancer in the game right now, but I that’s just my opinion. Check out some highlights from her concert in London.