All Articles Tagged "Bria Murphy"
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we felt it was time to show some love to the most stunning, most beautiful, most age-defying mother-daughter combos Hollywood has to offer. And while there are many lovely sets of mamas and baby girls to choose from, there was little denying that these pairs deserved some special props. From Tina and Beyonce Knowles to Kim Basinger and Ireland Baldwin, these duos hold it down for mothers and daughters far and wide.
Tags:Alejandra Guzman and Frida Sofia, beyonce tina knowles, Bria Murphy, celebrity mother daughters, celebrity mothers, Claudia Rose, Demi Moore, diana and tracee ellis ross, Georgia May Jagger, Goldie Hawn, Ireland, ivana trump, ivanka trump, Jerry Hall, Jillian Hervey, Kate Hudson, Kim Basinger, lisa bonet, Melanie Hervey, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nicole Murphy, Peggy Lipton, Rashida Jones, Rummer Willis, Vanessa Williams, zoe kravitz
About That TLC Biopic…A Few Actresses Who Maybe Might Could Possibly Pull Off These Roles (But We’re Not Co-Signing)
Disclaimer: This post is entirely for s**ts and giggles because we have no idea how this movie is going to work.
This morning we came across news on VH1′s blog that casting for the network’s upcoming TLC biopic is about to begin and immediately all of our hearts sank. At first, the full-length TV feature sounded like a good idea but rarely, matter of fact very rarely, is casting for a movie about a singer ever well done, excluding Ms. Angela Bassett as Tina Turner of course. We racked our brains for a long time trying to figure out who could even possibly play the very Crazy, S(w)exy, and Cool Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, and honestly very few ladies hit the jackpot. But hey, it’s a job and somebody’s got to do it, so here are our best guesses for ladies to take on TLC on-screen.
But let me start here: Amanda Knox. Amanda, I spent four years in an Italian prison for murdering my foreign exchange student roommate, Knox is on Maxim’s Hot 100 List. Now I know her murder conviction was overturned last October and the 26-year-old earned the nickname “Foxy Knoxy” during her trial because of her good looks, which is disturbing enough. But I would think there’s something about standing trial for murder that’s sort of unswexy and would hinder you from claiming the no. 92 spot on a list such as this, but I stand corrected—and in anticipation of Casey Anthony being added to the lineup next year.
What’s even more disturbing than the reality that Foxy Knoxy is on the list is the fact that there was room for her but only space for five black women out of the 100 named. Yes, we constitute an entire 1/20 or 0.05 percent of the “definitive list of the world’s most beautiful women.” By world, they pretty much mean America since women from the USA constitute about 90 percent of those on the list. And by women, they mean real or perceived, as among the 100 named are a cartoon—Lois Griffin from “Family Guy”—and Stephen Colbert who’s no. 69, which I really have no explanation for other than a massive write-in vote campaign. Those are problems two and three with this list by the way.
In terms of black women, we’ve basically got two Afro-Latinas, two token black chicks, and an outlier. The rundown is Lala Anthony at no. 93, Bria Murphy at no. 90, Nicki Minaj at no. 79, no. 45 is Zoe Saldana, and no. 32 is Rihanna. And that’s pretty much where it ends. Put your hands together for diversity? Now Maxim didn’t divulge exactly how it comes up with it’s list but it did say for the first time in Hot 100 history, they let readers of the magazine weigh in on who should comprise the definitive list of the world’s most beautiful women. I’m starting to wonder who their readers are and how much weight their opinions hold.
Of course, Maxim‘s list itself holds about as much weight as PEOPLE’s or any other magazines. But when we celebrate our own in one, I think we have a right to question a little bias in the other. What I find most interesting about the list as a whole is how many unexpected women are featured—except when it comes to black girls. Of course the Megan Fox’s and the Adriana Lima’s are there. But so are Amanda Bines and Kristen Stewart. Would it have killed the respondents to think outside the box just a teeny little bit for black beauty? I was actually pretty amazed Beyonce wasn’t on the list but I don’t really know what to credit that to when I look at the women who were. From this list I sort of get the feeling no African American women were chosen at all and the editors had an office meeting and thought we better figure out a way to get some black color in this list, who’s hot now and how should we disperse them? The picks are so cliché it’s not even funny and not to take away anything from Lala, but in a list heavily doused with white women, I’m surprised she’s well known enough among the overwhelming population of white men I’m assuming contributed to this list to earn her one of these five spots. Maybe it’s the Carmello effect but something seems a tad off.
When it comes down to it, I know these lists are supposed to be fun and for every black woman who’s mad there’s hardly any color in the rankings another will be glad we’re not being objectified. All I’m saying is, if you can find room for a once convicted murderer, a cartoon, and a man on this list, I know some well-deserving black women were overlooked. Am I right?
What do you think bout Amanda Knox’s rank and the Hot 100 list as a whole?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
More on Madame Noire!
- Break-Ups To Make-Ups: Couples We Would’ve Like To See Give It Another Shot
- The Hair She Dared to Wear: The Coiffures of Patti Labelle
- Salt & Peplum: 10 Peplum Dresses That Need a Place in Your Closet
- Boy Pats Obama’s Head, Boy Makes History
- No Need To Call Tyrone: 7 Ways To Bow Out Of A Relationship Gracefully
- My Hair Story: I’m Going To Miss My Dominicanos
- Don’t Lie, You Were Jamming Too: 7 Singers & Groups We Used to Get Made Fun Of For Listening To
There are many perks to being the child of a celebrity. The assumed wealth for one (if your parent knows how to save you’ll hit the jackpot), and of course, the many open opportunities that can become available to you: good schools, contacts to break into the business with, etc. But many a celebrity kid has chosen to take advantage of their opportunities and the names of their people in a negative way–see Montana Fishburne for the best and worst example. But others do work, good work, and slowly but surely step out of their parent’s shadow, use the name well, and make a name for themselves–now see the Marley children and Romeo (not so lil’ anymore) for a great example. Here’s just a short list of other black celebrity offspring who ditched the scandal for some success.
Have you ever heard your momma or grandma say that if your hair isn’t “together” it doesn’t matter what you have on. It seems like an exaggeration, but it really is true. If your hair is sub par, you can be wearing the most bangingest outfit in the world, yet you probably won’t feel your most confident. Since it’s fashion week in New York, no celebrity is stepping out the house looking less than her best and in most cases, the hair must be laid.
Take a look at the celebrities who were seen out and about this past week. It’s a toss up as to whether their hair or their outfits were making the bigger statement.
Do you feel your most confident wearing a fly outfit, when your hair isn’t quite right?
Madame Noire caught up with 21-year-old beauty Bria Murphy in New York where she was presented as the new face of Dark & Lovely hair products. Bria’s dad Eddie Murphy, her mom Nicole Mitchell and her little sister Shayne were all on hand at the red carpet event. Nia Long, Tyson Beckford and a host of other black Hollywood insiders were also in attendance.
What’s your definition of natural hair?