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She’s About To Be Everywhere: Nicki Minaj Lands Her First Feature Film Role Alongside Cameron Diaz In “The Other Woman”
Just when you thought she couldn’t get anymore jobs, Nicki Minaj is going from your radio, to your TV screen, and now the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Minaj has just nabbed a role in the Cameron Diaz-led film, The Other Woman, where she will play Diaz’s character’s assistant. This assistant will of course be sassy, aka “opinionated,” and will be a woman who is trying to make her third marriage (yes, THIRD) work.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the plot will follow a woman, played by Diaz, who uncovers that she is actually the other woman in an affair. To get back at the cheating man, who is married (and played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Diaz will team up with his wife (played by Leslie Mann) to exact some proper revenge. The movie will be directed by Nick Cassavetes, who is behind The Notebook and My Sister’s Keeper.
This isn’t Minaj’s first time in a movie actually, it will just be the first time she actually physically appears in one. Minaj contributed her voice to the film, Ice Age: Continental Drift, playing Steffie. And while you might try and side-eye her film endeavors, she actually was acting before she was rapping. She was even cast in an off-Broadway play in 2001 and studied drama in high school. However, when she graduated, her film career didn’t blow up like she thought and she ended up becoming more interested in music. Funny how things are coming back around full circle. Congrats to her!
But real talk, would you go see her in this film? Why or why not?
I don’t normally pay Cameron Diaz much attention and I don’t think many other people do either, but the statements she made in a recent interview will likely have a lot of women thinking, she’s no friend of mine. During a recent chat with the U.K.’s Sunday Times, Cameron used what I hope is nothing more than a poor choice of words when she spoke to the paper about the idea of being a sex object and said:
“I think every woman does want to be objectified. There’s a little part of you at all times that hopes to be somewhat objectified, and I think it’s healthy.”
“It’s empowering,” she added. “I’m not some young girl with the photographer going, ‘Will you take your clothes off?’ I’m like [mimes stripping], ‘How does this look?’”
As a woman of 40 years, it’s easy to read through the lines of Cameron’s response and see she’s trying to prove a point that at her age she’s just happy someone is still looking at her as a sexual being (as if 40 is really old but that’s a discussion for another day). Still, the use of the term objectify makes every legitimate point the actress was trying to make null and void, like the part when she said, ”I’m a woman, I know how to handle myself. I know what I feel comfortable doing, and I know my sexuality.” Being comfortable with your sexuality is not a precursor to welcoming objectification, just as those who are not fully comfortable in their sexual skin are the only ones who can fall victim to objectification. Objectification is the experience of being seen as nothing more than a sexual object and I don’t think there are many women who are seeking that goal and I certainly wouldn’t conclude that it’s healthy.
See, contrary to popular Hollywood — and street harasser – belief , all attention is not good attention and most sensible women know this. Yes, all women at some point want to be seen as attractive and sexay and want to be complimented positively as a result, and maybe even asked to show a little more skin because someone thinks what their working with is kinda nice. But what we’re talking about here is the difference between someone saying, “Hey beautiful, your legs look gorgeous in that dress you should show them off more often” and “take your clothes off and spread your legs so I can see what I really came for.” There’s a certain level of disrespect and entitlement that comes from the aggressor or objectifier in that instance that is highly undesierable by most women of any age.
I’m sure there are also some women out here thinking we need to be empowering ourselves and not basing our sexual IQ on the attention of others but I won’t get in to all of that. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a little positive external affirmation, but again affirmation, attention, and objectification are not interchangeable. If that type of behavior puts a little more pep in Cameron’s step, more power to her, but I prefer that she not speak for all women nor give a pass to those who choose to practice this behavior which women have been fighting for centuries now to undo. And the truth is, very few women have the problem of not being objectified enough, it’s the issue of being seen as more than your T&A that’s the real struggle and I’m pretty sure working in the entertainment industry Cameron Diaz knows that full well. I don’t even understand why she let this crazy talk come out of her mouth. Just another Freudian slip caught by a reporter on top of his job I suppose.
What do you think about what Cameron said?
Picture “Glee” for adults. That’s the feel of a new musical comedy Beyonce is set to star in once she wraps “A Star is Born.”
Bey is just one of a few big names for the Sony Pictures movie “One Hit Wonders” which is designed to be a star vehicle for her, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, and Andy Samberg. Gwen, Reese, and Cameron will play three singers who each scored a top hit song in the ’90s before their careers went down the drain. The ladies then decide to form a super group—which is where I’m assuming Beyonce comes in—but there’s no official word on what her role will be just yet.
The idea for the flick apparently came out of a dinner Ryan Murphy, who will produce and direct the film, had at his home with Gwyneth, Reese, and Cameron who wanted to do something fun together. Ryan will bring on fellow “Glee” creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan for the project so that already gives you an idea of what to expect. It might be nice to see Beyonce take on a funny role though.
What do you think about the idea for this script? Would you check it out?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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only main reason we tune in to awards shows. This year, women and men of color were heavily represented and, for the most part, did not disappoint. View our gallery of attendees to find out who they wore and solidify your favorite look of the night.
It’s a well-known fact that professional athletes date celebrities, and some athletes seem to have made a second career out of celebrity dating! Check out these 9 athletes that just love to love celebs!
1. Joe DiMaggio
Possibly the most famous athlete-celebrity pairing of all time, and perhaps the one that set the stage for all those to follow, was the marriage of baseball great Joe DiMaggio and Hollywood superstar Marilyn Monroe. Although they were only married for a short time in 1954, their love affair marks one of the first athlete and meja celeb couples. The sweet part is that although they divorced in 1954, DiMaggio re-entered her life in 1961, spawning rumours that the two were an item again. After Monroe died of an apparent overdose in 1962, DiMaggio sent a half-dozen roses three times a week to her headstone until his death in 1999. Aww!
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Of course plenty of lovers (celebrity or otherwise), bounce back from breakups, but what makes celebrity bounce-backs so fascinating is that some of us never think they’ll ever heal. (After all, their romantic splits are so magnified in the public spotlight that they make our painful breakup stories shrivel to nothingness in a corner – with vodka and ice).
Yet, celebs do find other love matches, despite their awful, public breakups and they continue to thrive in love somehow.
So, why not take a cue from them? If you (or a friend) have been beating yourself up about a lost love, perhaps you should get busy replacing old flames – right now.
If all these romantically tortured celebs can do it, you can too!