All Articles Tagged "BFFs"
On the heels of OWN’s special on black women in Hollywood and the discussion between Viola Davis, Alfre Woodard, Phylica Rashad, and Gabrielle Union on competition for roles, it’s refreshing to see Sanaa Lathan bucking against the stereotype. Though it’s natural for women who are vying for the same few parts to, at times, take out their frustrations and jealousy on one another, Sanaa Lathan says her fellow acting sisters have been her support system in this industry. Check out what she had to say about her BFFs Gabby Union and Regina Hall when we chatted with her at P&G’s My Black is Beautiful event.
Celebrity friendships are nothing out of the ordinary. Rich people befriending other rich people? It only makes sense. But it’s definitely interesting to find out about the very mismatched or unique friendships that some celebrities had with one another, and that a few still maintain to this day. Whether it’s a legendary rapper hooking up a Hollywood starlet, or two top models getting along (when does that happen!?), these friendships definitely made us say “Whaaaaaaa!?” at one time or another. Friends. How many of us have them? If you’re a celeb, you have hellas, just take a look at this slideshow and you’ll see.
And oh yeah, be VERY prepared to click.
In 2007, the Los Angeles Times documented a startling trend in Hollywood cinema: the rise of the Black BFF. Funny enough, it’s a trend that hasn’t gotten out of style. On one hand, movie executives get to inject some flavor into their scripts by adding a sassy Black female character to play the right hand of the main heroine, but on the other, it seems to render it acceptable for Black actresses to always occupy the sidelines (not the lead). I’m not sure if I feel any type of way about it. I certainly don’t believe some of these fictional friendships but I’m not mad that this trend gives Black actresses a chance to play a role in a major movie. Here are a handful of movies that represented for this obvious Hollywood trend.
This classic movie definitely kickstarted this new Hollywood trend. But Clueless definitely provided one of the more believable portrayals of an interracial friendship. Cher and Dionne had chemistry, and were hilarious together in their sarcastically posh roles.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Friendships are something that take time, especially when you’ve been friends with someone for a long time. When I moved from New York to Georgia a couple of years ago, I wanted to cherish the friends I still had back home but still create new relationships in my new one.
I met a lot of girls and created new friendships (I believed worth having). I didn’t realize that in creating those relationships, I inherited new ones with even more people (you know, that whole friend of a friend thing?). While my friends were all different from each other, they had one thing in common- they all had a situation where they just gave up on someone that they were very close to.
They would all say similar things: “We just grew apart,” “She’s/He’s too much drama,” or my favorite excuse, “I’ve outgrown them, we’re not kids anymore.” I wish we as people would understand that just because there are changes and an issue in a friendship, that doesn’t mean that you have to end it. It’s true that people change, you may not like the same things anymore or have values that align perfectly, but this is what makes us different. You don’t want to hang around someone is just like you, or an individual who is the same person they were when they were 17. So here are some tips on why you might not want to be so quick to hit the “eject” button when it comes to some of your friends.
She’s the one who knows what your Facebook status will read before all 562 of your other “friends”. You’ve probably done everything together from breaking the law to passing the bar together. She kept mum when you totally side swiped your neighbor’s car and you never told anyone about that married Mexican guy she disappeared with that one spring break. She’s your bestie, and while it may seem she knows you better than you know yourself, sometimes there are some things that you should still be stingy with. Check out 10 things that are best left kept to yourself:
You might have entertained the thought of hosting a brunch date with your girlfriends lately because it would be the perfect setting for catching up each other’s lives and the latest gossip. Especially when it involves the pleasure of feasting over a plate of chicken and waffles! That alone calls for someone to get in brunch planning mode! However you would like to serve your guests is contrived with these fun-filled ideas.
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“Best friend” is such a relative term. One day she’s your ace home skillet, the next day you’re not calling her back because she always wants to talk about her crazy issues. Either way celebrities, like us, have BFFs with whom they shop, dine and party.
You’ll notice that almost all the friendship pairs on our list have similar characteristics and even look the same at times…check it out: