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Jada Pinkett has been using her Facebook page to air out all sorts of social commentaries lately. Last week, she asked why so many heterosexual women were turning to other women as a last romantic resort, on Saturday, she talked about the oppression men have been forced to endure, and on Sunday she spoke out on what she considers to be bullying towards young celebrities at the hands of the media. She wrote in her post titled, “Are We Bullying Our Young Artists,” which included a photo of Rihanna, Justin Beiber, Taylor Swift, and Quvenzhané Wallis:
How can we ask for our young stars to have a high level of responsibility if we are not demonstrating that same level of responsibility towards them?
This last week, I had to really evaluate the communication in regard to our young artists in the media. I was trying to differentiate cyber-bullying from how we attack and ridicule our young stars through media and social networks. It is as if we have forgotten what it means to be young or even how to behave like good ol’ grown folk. Do we feel as though we can say and do what we please without demonstrating any responsibility simply because they are famous?
Is it okay to continually attack and criticize a famous 19 year old who is simply trying to build a life, exercise his talents while figuring out what manhood and fame is all about as he carries the weight of supporting his family as well as providing the paychecks to others who depend on him to work so they can feed their families as well? Does that render being called a Douchebag by an adult male photographer as you try to return to your hotel after leaving the the hospital? Or what about our nine year old beautiful Oscar nominee who was referred to as a Douchebag as well? Or what about being a young woman in her early twenties, exploring the intricacies of love and power on the world stage? And should we shame a young woman for displaying a sense of innocence as she navigates through the murky waters of love, heartbreak, and fame? Are these young people not allowed to be young, make mistakes, grow, and eventually transform a million times before our eyes? Are we asking them to defy the laws of nature because of who they are? Why can’t we congratulate them for the capacity to work through their challenges on a world stage and still deliver products that keep them on top.
We all know how hard it is to keep our head above water, even in the privacy of our own homes let alone on the world stage. Imagine yourself, at their age, with the spotlights, challenges and responsibilities. Most of us would have fallen to the waste side before we could even get to a crashed Ferrari, a controversial romance, several heart breaks, or an Oscar nomination at NINE. We WISH we could have had the capacity to accomplish HALF of what they have accomplished along with ALL these challenges they face. But…maybe THAT’S the problem…we WISH we could have or even…we WISH we could.
I don’t know if I would put Rihanna in the same boat as a young actress like Quvenzhané, but I do get the point Jada is trying to make — though at some point I think we need to ask whether some of these stars have made their own beds long before the media got a hold of their rude boy behavior.
As a general rule though, name calling is never an appropriate exchange among anyone personally or professionally, particularly when there is a marked age difference between the parties, but someone needs to take it upon themselves to educate these young artists on the type of consequences that come along with acting out under such a huge spotlight. The blame can be equally split between these two parties.
What do you think about what Jada wrote?
With long-term side effects like yellowing of the teeth and premature aging, you’d think a celebrity would be the last person to ever pick up a cigarette. But no, many of them have been known to puff away 20, 30… even 60 cigarettes a day! And if you think that’s shocking, you may be more surprised by which celebs have actually happily indulged in the habit.
Jennifer Lopez had been known to smoke everything from Fuentes to Padrons to Cohibas, but since having her babies, the dutiful mommy has kicked the habit.
Apparently being in a relationship with a beautiful and successful woman just isn’t enough for some men, perhaps even a lot of men depending on who you ask. Why can’t they be content with what they’ve got? We have no clue, but it’ quite strange considering many of these men cheat on women who they should probably be thanking their lucky stars ever even gave them the time of day to begin with. That’s certainly the case with these starlets below. Check out the women most entertainment stans were shocked to find were cheated on — and especially by these men.
Eric Benet had to have been all the way out his mind when he decided to cheat on ex-wife Halle Berry. She’s gorgeous, wealthy and talented – something you don’t find in just anybody. And considering Eric hadn’t recorded a hit in… forever, he probably should’ve thought twice before fudging up a relationship that seemingly benefited him more than her.
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Some women seem incapable of functioning without a man at their side. You know the type: the ones who are always in a relationship, never single, and never trying to be single. I’m not going to say outright that this is a sign of insecurity, but I’ve always been one to believe that time alone is good for us ladies, especially if we’ve just gotten out of a relationship. Though some women may agree with me, clearly these 15 do not. And while their levels of desperation may vary, they all seem just as intent on being in a relationship, no matter the cost.
Is there a waiting list to date this woman because I can hardly remember a time when Jennifer Lopez was ever single. She had married and divorced actor Ojani Noa by 1998, then dated and broke up with Diddy by 2001, married second husband Cris Judd in 2001, but before divorcing him became romantically involved with Ben Affleck in 2002 only to be dumped by him before their supposed wedding, then she married (2004) and divorced (2011) Marc Anthony before finally meeting current boyfriend Casper Smart in 2011… and these are just the men we know about!
J.Lo is fabulous and all, but if things go south with Casper she may want to take a moment to be single and just breathe, or something.
We Wish We Could Be Happy But…15 Men Who Crushed Us When We Found Out They Were In Relationships/Married
Why is it that we sometimes feel a connection to celebrities that we don’t know personally? We’re happy for their accomplishments, cry when they pass away, are supportive of them through hard times, consider them our – as Wendy Williams likes to put it – “best friends in our heads,” and even sulk when we find out that they’re no longer single – though our chances of realistically being with them are slim to none. I know I’m guilty of this – especially that last one. So I figured I’d spotlight 15 men who we were crushed to find out had been boo’d up. Click through and relive the pain with me.
Boris Kodjoe. The number of hearts he broke when he married Nicole Ari Parker in 2005 could be considered criminal. Why, we wondered, would such a fine piece of man lock himself down before we had our chance at him?! But I believe we’ve all come to our senses, and maybe even love the family man and his lady as a couple more now than ever before.
When it’s time to spend some time at home with friends and fam, these are the movies you play over and over again until you know half the words. We have 15 of our favorite hood classics here. If we missed your favorite, let us know in the comments section.
The multiple homes, plushy cars, and extravagant jewelry pieces are fabulous, sure. But possibly the best part about being a celebrity is having the ability – dare I say right – to demand whatever is desired no matter how ridiculous, and not be given side eye for it. Remember that story about the 1980’s rock group, Van Halen, demanding a candy bowl full of M&M’s with all of the brown ones removed? Well that little request is piddly compared to some of the things these divas have demanded. Click through to find out.
Diva is the female version of a hustla… but not just any hustla if you’re Beyoncé. This diva demands a dressing room temperature set precisely at 78 degrees Fahrenheit, chicken wings seasoned with cayenne pepper, and Pepsi-products only; per her endorsement contract. And for the poor person(s) in charge of fulfilling these demands: they had better be sure not to look or speak to Beyoncé – another of her demands.
In MN’s Year In Review, we’re counting down our top stories as well as the biggest moments in television, music, movies, and news.
Sometimes we’re so bombarded with sad news and negativity about celebrities that it gets a little draining, so instead of talking about the bad stuff, we decided to try to find 9 successes from celebrities that occurred in 2012. We’re not going to lie, it was hard, but we think we found some good ones to make you smile, so let’s get to it!
You Thought Uncle Sam Was Playing When He Said Run Him His Money?! Celebrities Who Refuse To Pay Their Taxes
Flav pulled the ultimate comeback when he started covering the reality show circuit. But where has our favorite Public Enemy been recently? Frying chicken. Flav’s Chicken & Ribs Restaurants are keeping your boy afloat while he pays back the $900,000 that he owes the IRS. But apparently the restaurant business is even tougher than the rap game. Two of his restaurants have closed thanks to bounced paychecks and missed bills. He’s opening a third one in Detroit soon. Let’s hope the third time is a financial charm.
Some Hollywood couples seem to thrive in a media spotlight, but for these couples, being in the public eye seemed to do them more harm than good. In fact, being in the public eye was completely disastrous for them. Not only did they have to deal with whatever drama they were dealing with, they had to do it with constant public speculation and criticism. In some cases, these couples learned their lessons, but in other cases, they didn’t learn a damn thing! Either way, here are 10 couples that publicly fell apart.
Usher and Tameka Raymond
This is probably one of the most public custody battles we’ve seen from any divorced celebrity couple in recent times. To make matters worse, in the midst of the intense battle, Tameka lost her son in a Jet-Ski accident that took the 11-year-old’s life. Despite mourning her son she then had to continue the awful custody battle, only to lose primary custody in the end.