Dear White People made its debut at the Sundance film festival as a satirical movie meant to make viewers laugh. The movie has since turned into a discussion that companies are thinking of using when addressing racially sensitive topics.
“At Sundance…there was a woman who worked at a Fortune 500 company that said, your film should be shown in our race sensitivity meetings.” says Brandon Bell. The actor is one of several college students followed around in the film. “You make a film to entertain but when it goes above and beyond and changes the way people think…that’s just icing on the cake,” adds the star.
Only Russell Simmons can come up with the idea of a rap opera and execute it. The entrepreneur shared his plans to mesh Classic with Hip Hop earlier this month by telling media that he’s not relying on Hollywood to bring the type of art he wants to see to the Big screen.
“I’m doing my own projects, making my own films, shooting my own pilots, with my own money,” said Simmons. “I want to make movies that can star guys like a Channing Tatum alongside Rick Ross … It’s time to reintegrate the movie business. And my new mantra is, ‘Hollywood can kiss my a**.’”
After several days of being an Internet sensation, Jeremy Meeks is responding to all of the hype over his mugshot.
“I appreciate [the attention]. But I just want them to know that this is really not me, I’m not some kingpin,” said the new star. Meeks is a convicted felon who was arrested in Northern California earlier this week. His mugshot went viral after thousands of women fell in love with his eyes and began to comment and share.
Tamar Braxton has a strong fan base that can help her through anything. The singer recently took to her Instagram page to discuss the meltdown in Las Vegas, Nevada that nearly took her out.
“I really felt like last night was #lightsout for me,” said the star earlier this morning. “I felt sooo bad I was shaking. I honestly couldn’t remember a lyric ( which is nothing new) a dance step(everynight) but…I never lost my MYSELF where my body took over my mind and left me helpless. I wanted to stay but I couldn’t. I wanted to drink water and catch my breath but I couldn’t. I, Tamar, for the first time who has always been able to figure it out and work through ANYTHING simply couldn’t do ANYTHING but gasp for air and ask for help!! I was powerless and heartbroken.”
A proper fan of Keyshia Cole can always be sure to expect two things: crazy good music and crazy good drama. For a minute it seemed the singer had finally was on track, family drama had subsided and she seemed to be forming a sturdy family of her own. Fast forward to today- things seem to be imploding!
Reports surfaced today saying Keyshia Cole is officially pulling the plug on her marriage to ex-NBA player Daniel “Boobie” Gibson just 3 months after revealing they were taking a break. Sources close to the singer are reporting that she’s already drawn up divorce papers and is looking to file them any day now.
The divorce will also complicate the guardianship of their 4-year-old son.
Let’s hope things remain mature and both Keyshia and Daniel work things out. If anything, all this drama will hopefully fuel some crazy good new music.
Nominations came out on Thursday for the 29th Annual Imagen Awards. For those who have no idea what the Imagen Awards are, it’s essentially a cousin of the NAACP Image Awards, honoring the best of Latino and Latino culture in film and TV. Imagen Awards will broadcast on the PBS affiliate in L.A. on August 1st.
Danny Pino [above] from Law & Order: SVU is up for Best Actor in a Television Series, also leading the pact with several nominations is the film Cesar Chavez, and FX’s TV series, The Bridge featuring Demian Bichir [below].
Here are the full nominations to enjoy, including a well-deserved nomination to Catalina Sandino Moreno for her brilliantly villainous turn on The Bridge.
Christina Milian’s star has been on the rise as of late after a successful stint on The Voice, Dancing With The Stars, and reports of new music in the works yet it looks live everything in love department of the songstress has hit a sour note. Milian just announced has called it quits and ended her engagement with fiance Jas Prince after two years of dating.
The singer/songwriter/actress, 32, reportedly called off the engagement to the Rap-A-Lot Records CEO earlier this month and was scene just yesterday moving her stuff out of their shared house in L.A. Friends starting speculating trouble in paradise after Christina took to Instagram last week posting a photo of a quote reading: “There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.”
Milian and Prince reportedly started dating in 2010, months after her very public and nasty split from ex-husband The-Dream, with whom she has a 4-year-old daughter, Violet.
Best of luck to Christina! We have a feeling, in time, she will be just fine.