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From constantly talking about money, cars and…well, you know the other one (*sad face*), many rappers go through that stage where they only talk about ignorant ish. Whether it’s to garner mainstream fans or because that’s simply all they’re into, it has become the regular routine. But there comes a point in life when every player has to grow up, and that usually occurs when the once making-it-rain-in-the-club bachelor meets the right woman and starts a family. Or so we hope. A handful of rappers we were once lusting after, waving our hands to in the club and singing their lyrics in the car that we couldn’t say outside of it, have subtly grown up before our eyes. Check out our list of rappers who we are glad to see have decided to get some act right for all the right reasons.
Chiseled men with buns of steel, pectorals meant for jumping and showing off and abs to make you stare on creep mode are all good, but in the real world, many men don’t look like that. Instead, they’re rocking one packs that stick out on maternity mode and pectorals that could use a training bra. And there’s nothing wrong with that! Sometimes, the more to love and handle is better. Here are seven hefty men that have caught our eyes for being Hot, being funny, being talented, giving and owning a whole boat load of swag.
When asked to come up with a list of much older men, still breathing, who were fine in their heyday, it was immediately clear that I couldn’t do it alone.
I was interested to know who my mother, now in her ’60s, was checking for way back when during her camel and mash potato-dancing days. We went back and forth, me naming names I had only seen in blaxploitation films and on Motown infomercials that come on late at night. She of course shut many of them down. Laughing at my suggestions of the guys from “Cooley High” and debating with me about why O.J. Simpson automatically disqualified himself from the list. So after flipping through album sleeves, recalling every black television show from the past and going through a ton of Google image pages, here is a list of living actors, musicians, athletes and more who may not be your cup of tea now (probably because they could be your grandpappy), but had all your mommas and grandmamas, swooning. If you don’t agree with the choices, you’ll have to take your issues up with moms.
We have all found ourselves standing in line at the movie theaters to purchase a ticket for a film that stars a popular recording artist. In Hollywood, there is a fine line between actors and recording artists. Oftentimes ‘artists-turned-actors,’ and vice versa, create a major bang at the box office because spectators want to see if the music industry’s biggest names can translate their talent to the big screen. Many have tried and failed when stepping out of the recording studio and in front of the camera, but there are a few artists who we think are ready for their close-up. Check out the ‘Top 10 Artists that We ‘d Love to See Act’:
(Newsweek) — When a new J. J. Abrams show featuring two African-American leads was announced earlier this year, I was gleefully overtaken by the implications it could have. Honestly, when’s the last time you’ve seen a prime-time network drama with two black people not only happily in love, but equipped with bilingual skills and a passport? Try never. Throw in the fact that Abrams was also the mastermind behind the megahit Lost, and you have the makings of a bona fide hit. Magazine ads and television commercials leading up to the show’s premiere in October promised fast car chases, exotic international locales, and steamy love scenes. I had my PJs, comfy seat, and bowl of popcorn all ready for a regular Wednesday night escape. Unfortunately, I was in the minority. The show premiered to lukewarm numbers—fewer than 6 million viewers—and never caught on with black or white audiences. Last week NBC canceled Undercovers after just one month on the air.