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“I’m In Awe Of Your Ability To Defy The Odds”: Boris Kodjoe Applauds Daughter’s Courageous Fight With Spina Bifida On Her 10th Birthday

March 9th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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This past weekend, Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe’s daughter, Sophie, turned 10. The big 1-0 is always a big deal for a growing child, but it was also major for Kodjoe, who penned an open letter to Sophie on social media praising her.

Sophie was born with spina bifida, a congenital disorder where the bones of a child’s spine don’t form properly around their spinal cord. Sophie’s form of spina bifida is not as severe as it could be (for instance, she could have fluid buildup in the brain or a lack of feeling in certain limbs), but it does impact her bladder. Boris and Nicole have to catheterize Sophie every few hours to keep a buildup of urine from passing into her kidneys and from there being uncomfortable pressure on her bladder. She’s proven to be a little trooper as she’s grown and dealt with this disorder, and on her 10th birthday, Kodjoe wanted to let her and the world know how proud he is of her strength:

To My Little Heart.

The day I met your mother I knew I was ready to be a man. The day I met you I became one. You’ve shown me what true strength and courage is and you taught me that the love of faith and the faith in love is one and the same.

I’m in awe of your ability to defy the odds and I marvel at the confidence with which you produce miracle after miracle. You smile your way through life and your light touches everyone around you.

I’m proud of you because you are your mother’s daughter, I’m proud of you because you are

Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe.

Happy 10th Birthday my little heart. I love you more than you will ever believe.



Just tugs at the heartstring doesn’t it? Happy belated birthday Sophie!

Would You Watch? Boris Kodjoe And Nicole Ari Parker Get Their Own Talk Show On Fox

February 27th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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After all the success they’ve had with talk shows like “The Real” and “The Wendy Williams Show,” not to mention series with black leads like “Empire” and “Sleepy Hollow,” Fox is diversifying the hell out of their TV lineup again. Another new addition to their programs, albeit a surprising one, is “The Boris and Nicole Show,” starring Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker.

According to Shadow and Act, Fox has ordered a test run of a talk show starring the couple that will debut this summer and run for four weeks. The program, which will be an hour long, will only air on select Fox stations in certain markets during its test run, including New York and LA. Kodjoe and Parker will co-executive produce the show.

The show will reportedly showcase celebrity interviews. But on top of that, we’ll also get to hear the couple’s perspectives on everything, including parenting, relationships, and of course, current events. It will premiere on July 6.

In a statement, Kodjoe says it’s only right that they take their relationship to TV since they fell in love on the small screen (on “Soul Food”):

“We met and fell in love on screen so any time we get to work together we know it will be a lot of fun.”

Not only will it be fun, but according to Parker, it will be informative, because the couple love to debate important issues, which they will now do in front of an audience.

“There are so many things that we are passionate about so we are thrilled that we will now have a platform to share these issues with an audience.”

So get ready for this summer treat! If you’ll recall, “The Real” went through a test run in the summer of 2013. Now the show is nationally syndicated and has finally hit its stride to find success. If the support is there for “The Boris and Nicole Show,” the pair could have similar results in a very competitive and cramped talk show market.

The question is, would you watch a talk show hosted by these two?

Love Is In The Air On Café Mocha This Weekend

February 13th, 2015 - By Madame Noire
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Love is in the air this weekend! We’re sharing Valentine’s with The Real co-host Adrienne Bailon, Kelly Price, Boris Kodjoe and Raheem Devaughn plus dating tips from our own Loni Love.

We continue our salute to women of excellence during Black History Month. We honor African American women from the Civil Rights movement to today’s female trailblazers who are making a difference in their respective fields from entertainment to technology. Check out this week’s #CelebrateHer features on

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Don’t miss it this weekend on Café Mocha Radio. Click here for show cities and times.

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Did ya’ll see the story of rapper Ludacris and his recent custody battle for his daughter? The ladies of MadameNoire give their perspectives on the ups and downs of child rearing in Hollywood. Don’t miss Did Ya’ll See on Café Mocha Radio this weekend to find out the details.

Tune in this weekend to Café Mocha Radio and go to MadameNoire’s YouTube page to find out how the ladies weigh in on the hottest topics. (Also check out the latest clip with Raheem Devaughn when he joined MadameNoire for their Acoustic Melodies series.)

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Boris Kodjoe Talks “Addicted,” Being Typecast, And Pleasing His Woman

October 10th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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We're pretty sure we don't have to entice you with fancy wordplay to get you to watch Boris Kodjoe on camera, but to give you a little context, the handsome actor stopped by our office this week to talk about his new film "Addicted" and that's essentially how he left us.

Zane's erotic novel-turned-feature flick hits theaters today and when we talked to Boris who plays the lead character (Sharon Leal's) husband, he explained how important a movie like this is for helping women feel comfortable with their own sexual desires. And, naturally, that led to a discussion about how the married father of two keeps his own wife of nine years, Nicole Ari Parker, pleased after all this time. Check out the video above and tell us what you think. Are you going to see "Addicted" tonight?

On Their Grown Man: 15 Of The Sexiest Salt And Pepper Celebrities

July 4th, 2014 - By Julia Austin
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Finely groomed gray-haired men are proof that as males age, they just look more distinguished, more elegant and, in general, more like they’d know how to make you feel like a woman. Here are 15 salt and pepper celebrities we wouldn’t mind growing older with (if they were all single).

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Dennis Haysbert

Everything about this man says distinguished gentleman and though it’s sometimes hard to believe celebrity endorsements, whenever we hear him on AllState commercials we really do feel like we’re in good hands.

[Watch] Steamy First Trailer Revealed For “Addicted” Starring Boris Kodjoe And Sharon Leal

June 19th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We revealed to you the first poster for the film adaption of Zane’s popular book, Addicted, not too long ago (look up), and now, the first trailer for the film has been released.

Again, if you’re unfamiliar with the book, which in some circles is considered an erotic fiction classic, here is the synopsis for you:

Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all – the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children and a flourishing career. As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist.   As she pursues a secretive life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive.

In the first trailer for the film, we see all this drama come to life as the happy but bored Zoe (Leal) falls into the grips of sex addiction, seduced by the likes of the very delicious William Levy and Tyson Beckford, while keeping her secrets and exploits from the equally super fine husband, played by Boris Kodjoe. After watching the whole thing, I had to watch it again, and I had the same reaction both times:

“Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaas this is gonna be sooooooo gooooooood!”

I don’t get a cheesy vibe from the trailer, and it’s visually beautiful (in terms of the colors and the men…especially Levy, who could charm somebody’s drawls off). Plus, Leal looks like she’s going to give a great performance. I’m super ready for October 10. What about you? Check out the trailer for yourself below and let us know if you’re feeling it.

Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker Open Up About Daughter’s Spina Bifida Diagnosis

June 12th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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During a recent interview with “Exhale,” Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker spoke candidly about learning of their daughter’s spina bifida diagnosis, which is a birth defect that affects the development of the spinal cord. Unsurprisingly, the couple say that they were devastated when they learned of her illness.

“We went from being the hot Hollywood couple with a perfect-to-be baby to completely devastated, shocked,” Boris confessed to host Malinda Williams. “It was something we couldn’t possibly have ever anticipated. We were helpless, we were lost. It took us quite a while to find our bearings and get used to this new norm that we were facing.”

But, the couple learned a big lesson that came in a teeny, tiny package.

“Sophie was actually instrumental in teaching us how to do that. Her spirit, her attitude was always, she was this little baby who was always smiling and she looked at us like, ‘Why are you crying?’

After they got post the initial shock of the diagnosis, Boris and Nicole learned to accept things for the way that they are and began focusing on how they could make their daughter’s life as full as possible.

“So we figured, okay, this is what it is. This is our norm. She doesn’t know any different and it’s up to us to prepare her and equip her for this life that’s hers and make sure that she has all options and all opportunities that anyone else would have.”

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Nicole revealed that she worried a lot about how Sophie would be able to function once she’s out in the real world.

“I think Sophie is so strong, but part of the anxiety was the normal mom worrying about the future. Okay, how is this going to happen? How are we going to get to school? How do we explain to the teachers that we have to show up every 3 hours and interrupt her and get her attention and say ‘Let’s go to the bathroom?’ What about her friends? What about when she starts dating? She can’t do sleepovers. She still sleeps in a diaper. What about the questions?”

The mother-of-two eventually learned to work through her anxiety about Sophie’s condition by taking things one step at a time.

“Someone said, ‘Answer the question that’s asked.’ Meaning, don’t worry about what’s going to happen when she’s 14. If a 5-year-old classmate comes up to you and says, ‘Mrs. Kodjoe, why are you always here?’ and I say, ‘To help Sophie go to the bathroom.’That’s the answer to the question. And you know what happens? They all go, ‘okay.’ And I don’t have to put any more on it. So that was the beginning of my healing process was each day at a time.”

Their strength is inspiring.

Watch a clip from their interview below.

Hey Daddy! 15 Of The Sexiest Celebrity Dads

June 12th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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There’s nothing sexier than a man taking care of his children and in honor of Father’s Day, we take a look at some of the sexiest celebrity dads in Hollywood.

Sexiest Celebrity Dads


Idris Elba

We fell in love with him even though he played the cold-blooded killer and drug kingpin Stringer Bell in the widely popular HBO series “The Wire.” But the role forced him to hide his accent and once fans found out that Idris Elba was really an English actor, he became even sexier. After starring in a few moves, Elba went back to his television roots and starred in the BBC One series “Luther.” Elba will be celebrating his first Father’s Day this year. A few months ago he and his girlfriend Niayana Garth welcomed their first child, Winston.

“Every Woman Needs An Escape”: First Poster For “Addicted” Starring Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, Is Revealed

June 11th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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I remember when I first read Zane’s Addicted. I was in high school (so I was probably too young to be reading such sensual thrillers, but ah well!). And once I picked it up off of my older sister’s shelf, I couldn’t put it down…and I literally never gave it back. That’s how good it was, and I know many of you would agree. Because of that, I’m super excited about the film adaption of the best-selling novel, which is slated to be released in October through Lionsgage Films. As we told you last year, actress Sharon Leal (of Why Did I Get Married? fame) will star as lead character Zoe Reynard, while the super fine Boris Kodjoe will play her devoted husband. As those who have read the book know, Reynard will have her life turned upside down when she lets her carnal desires get the best of her. For those who haven’t read the book, here’s a quick synopsis of what to expect from the new movie:

Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all – the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children and a flourishing career. As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist.   As she pursues a secretive life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive.

Can’t. Wait.

The “provocative” thriller will hit theaters on October 10. It is the first feature film based on Zane’s work (though her work was the inspiration behind the Cinemax shows, Zane’s Sex Chronicles, and Zane’s The Jump Off) and was directed by Billie Woodruff. Will you hit theaters this fall to check this one out?

In the meantime, make sure to check out the social media for the upcoming film: @Addicted on Twitter and @Addicted on Facebook as well.

That Was Quick: Shows With Black Leads That Weren’t Given A Chance Before They Were Canceled

April 30th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Some shows hit their stride in a few episodes, and sometimes it takes a whole season. But before these shows could really gather an audience, they were axed because of low ratings, lack of good advertising to get ratings, and so-so writing. And sadly, that seems to be the norm for a lot of shows with black leads, as they’re not really given a good chance to blow up. Here are 11 shows that were cut quite quickly.




This spy series from the mind of J.J. Abrams starred Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a married couple of spies, who when recruited back into the CIA learn a lot about each other’s very interesting pasts. I actually enjoyed the program. It had action, the leads were gorgeous, and it was a s*xy show! But before the full first season could even be completed, NBC cancelled the show three months in. Guess people weren’t ready for black spies on primetime television.