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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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Source: IG

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

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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.

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Undercovers

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.

Show Us What You Workin’ Wit! Actors Who Were Video Vixens

March 4th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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By day, they are actors, but by night these 15 male stars could be seen on the small screen moonlighting as one-time video vixens.

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Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard has been working in front on the cameras playing different roles since 1992’s Jacksons: An American Dream. He may be best known for hit movies such as Crash and Hustle & Flow but he also has a few music video roles under his belt. In Ashanti’s “Foolish,” Howard plays her criminal minded ex who gets caught cheating. The video earned three MTV VMA nominations in 2002. Howard also played opposite Mary J. Blige in her “Be Without You” video where she just couldn’t be without him.

No Scandal Here: Celebrity Men Who Appear To Be Faithful

January 8th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Lately there’s been a lot of attention cast on the celebrity men who dip out their spouses or girlfriends for a little loving on the side but there’s little mention of the men who stay faithful – or at least appear to be… Here’s our list of 15 faithful celebrity men who we never hear cheating rumors about.

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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the 44th U.S. president on January 20, 2009 but long before he was known as the first Black leader of the Free World, he was a husband to wife Michelle. The two met when Michelle was assigned to mentor a young Barack, who was a summer associate. Their first date was a trip to the theater to catch Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and ever since the couple wed in October of ’92, Barack has done the right thing by his wife. They have two daughters together and while he has probably the most stressful job in America, the President and his First Lady appear to be just as in love living in the White House as the day they got married.

Toast To The Motherland! Celebrity Women Dating African Men

November 29th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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We often say there’s nothing like black love and we’re pretty sure the ladies on this list would completely agree because they’ve taken their love straight back to their roots. Here are 10 celebrity women who have found love dating African men.

Celebrity Women Dating African Men

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Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson named her last album “No Boys Allowed” but after meeting Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka, she changed her tune. Born in the Republic of the Congo, Ibaka played basketball in Spain before coming to the NBA. Hilson, who is normally very private about her dating life, was rumored to have a new man in her life and after months of speculation, they came out as a couple in late 2012. Still going strong, Hilson was sitting in the stands cheering her man on a couple of weeks ago when he got ejected from the game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

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