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Last Friday night a meteor swept across the skies of the East Coast, spawning sightings from Boston all the way down to Florida and leaving many folks pondering in what ways was this President Barack Obama’s fault.
Just last month in Russia, a meteor crossed the threshold into the atmosphere and landed in the city of Chelyabinsk. While nobody was killed, the impact of the meteor created powerful shock waves, which caused over one thousand injuries and millions in property damage. And just last Tuesday – three days before the East Coast meteor – NASA’s chief Charles Bolden made an appearance on the Hill before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and told lawmakers that they need to make “priority” adequate funding for detecting and characterizing near-Earth objects. And according to the Washington Post, at a House Committee meeting on asteroids, when NASA administrator Charles Bolden was asked if there was anything we could do if a meteor were to hit New York City in three weeks, he said, “Pray.” Clearly, this is just a sign of what is to come. We had our warnings about the type of calamity, which was bound to happen upon the election of the black guy as president of the United States including the GOP, who told us two years ago that the passage of Obamacare would bring the fire and brimstone down on our asses.
But who was listening outside of the Tea Party, the Republicans and those with memberships to Alex Jones radio? Hollywood, that’s who. According to Shadow and Act:
“You saw the first poster this morning; now here’s the first trailer for Roland Emmerich’s thriller “White House Down,” which stars Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum. In the film, Tatum stars as a Secret Service agent who tries to save the president when the White House is attacked. Jamie Foxx plays the President of the USA. Garcelle Beauvais, who co-starred with Jamie Foxx on his hit TV sitcom in the late 1990s (The Jamie Foxx Show), reunites with him here, playing his wife, the First Lady. Lance Reddick, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins and Joey King round out the cast for “White House Down,” a film that Tatum’s Iron Horse Entertainment company is executive producing.
If you recall, Emmerich is also the man behind other disaster films such as Independence Day, 2012 and the Day After Tomorrow. This will make his second disaster film starring a black president; the first being Danny Glover as president Thomas Wilson in 2012 – coincidentally is the same year Obama won his second term as president. Sure that is just one director and there are plenty of films starring white presidents, which end in some sort cataclysm. However, a quick and mostly unscientific review of all the Hollywood productions starring a black POTUS reveals an unequal ratio of black presidents in films where the world is experiencing some major, sometimes intergalactic disaster and black presidents in films where the world, while pretty much jacked up, isn’t expected to end in some global doom.
Think I am exaggerating? Let’s consider the plots to the films The Fifth Element, 2012 and Deep Impact. Now let’s think about who was presiding at the helm as commander-in-Chief? That’s right a black man. Even when the world isn’t physically ending in a film, humanity as we know usually devolves into social ruin, perhaps even into slight retardation, when the black guy is in charge, as with the case of Terry Crews, who starred as President Camacho in the early-2000 cult classic Idiocracy.
And maybe Hollywood has a point: There certainly has been lots of suspicious stuff happening in the world since the reelection of Obama: Venezuela president Hugo Chavez passes away after a long battle with cancer; The pope quit his job, which is the first time this has happened in six centuries; coded reports of the dead rising back to life overseas began showing up on news stations across the Southwest; North Korea missile test and threats against the U.S.; the acceleration of global warming and its impact on the melting of the polar ice caps; and Showtime has announced that they are canceling “Dexter.” That’s my damn show! Whether it is coincidental or an intentioned prophecy, we can’t deny that they have been pretty consistent about what will ultimately befall the world for our disobedience of the natural order by letting people of color assume roles of political power. Or it could just be that Steve Harvey – for once in his life – had a point and Hollywood is pretty racist. And all of this catastrophic doom and gloom we see in movies could be just another example of how the industry refuses to take the idea of black leadership seriously.
In general, people expect the Oscars to be a bore, but if you can hang throughout the entire three-and-a-half hour movie spectacle, you might just see some cool things. We imagine you might have tapped out a few times during last night’s 2013 Academy Awards, and if that’s the case, you probably missed more than a few of the highlights from the 85th annual celebration of cinema excellence. But don’t worry, we captured all the parts that really mattered all in one place, so go ahead and check out the best moments from last night’s Oscar ceremony.
Most celebs are some good-looking folks. And while we enjoy their brand of attractive for as long as they’re in the spotlight, who is going to carry on that beautiful tradition in the years to come? Babies, babies and more babies. With news of some of Hollywood’s most attractive people hopping on the baby train in 2013, we decided to take a look at 15 wildly pretty couples who we can’t wait to bring a little one into the world. And no we’re not trying to perpetuate the whole baby mama/baby daddy phenomenon that’s going on, we’re just saying these folks will have some cute babes worth talking about whether they decide to put marriage before the carriage or not.
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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.
It’s been a good year for eye candy. From delicious footballers with bodies like BOW to much loved actors and secret crushes, these 10 men put the candy in “Evening Eye Candy.” Maybe that’s why their slideshows reached insane views this past year. From the always fought over Jason Momoa, to the return of Lee Thompson Young, IN a particular order, this is some candy we couldn’t get enough of. Check out the top 10 eye candy of the yizear!
10. George Wilson
Hmmm, should we blame it on the eyes? How about the delicious Milk Dud head? And you can’t forget about those lips ladies! No matter what it was, Wilson received some big views this year when his gallery dropped on September 10. To this day when I look at his photos I can only say, umm umm umm!
As you all know, People magazine released its S*xiest Man Alive issue yesterday with Channing Tatum as its man of honor. We are certainly not mad at that. Tatum is fine as all heck, and he certainly embodies a pleasant masculinity and swagger that Black women like ourselves can certainly appreciate.
Having said that, it was surprising to see that our ultimate white boy crush Ryan Gosling missing from the top spot. But it didn’t take long to realize why. The reason why I crush on Gosling is the reason that he’s not People’s golden boy: he’s way too manly for that. As a friend who works at People told me, Gosling won’t go along with the photo-shoot and interview involved with being adorned as the cover boy. This tidbit of info just raised his stock in my mind. As someone who appreciates manly men, I’ve always known that I can’t be too into men in the entertainment industry. Just imagining a male actor or rapper posing for these long photo shoots for a magazine spread kind of turns me off. There’s something about a man craving the limelight and attention in that way that undermines my attraction. A manly man is someone who does his job without any concern for attention. I know that Gosling does engage in publicity events for his films but there’s something to be said about him turning down on offer to take on such a pretentious cover and proclaim “I’m the s*xiest man alive.” And for that, I thank him for keeping it all the way swexy. Ryan, you will always be my #1 white boy crush. Keep brooding my brother.
Denzel Washington may not be the sexiest man alive according to People – they gave that honor away to Channing Tatum, who is a rather worthy winner I must say — but Denzel is still one of the magazine’s honorees this year and we are quite happy about that.
Showing off just how good 57 can look, the former 1996 “Sexiest Man Alive,” said while he’s proud of the career accomplishments he’s garnered over the years, most recently the positive reviews for his film, “Flight,” there’s another success he finds just as honorable: 28 years of marriage to his wife, Pauletta Pearson.
When asked by People what’s the secret to their long marriage he said:
“Do what your wife tells you and keep your mouth shut.”
Yet another reason to love that man!
Check out the full list of 2012 sexay men on People, including last year’s handsome winner (and Zoe Saldana’s rumored boo) Bradley Cooper. The issue hits newsstands today!
Dear Readers, we at Madame Noire indulge in a lot of things. Mostly philosophizing, qualitative matters, and world situations. But in the midst of all this deep thinking (“So, if we get the soda with the meal it’ll be cheaper?”) we know that sometimes delving into the world of frivolity is sometimes fun. With that being said:
Within North America sometimes if a person is of color, but their nationality isn’t as obvious, people tend to just categorize them as black (or being “mixed”). However, in this big Melting Pot we like to call the U. S. of A. there are so many different nationalities, and even celebrities can get classified as belonging to one group when they are actually proud members of another.
Along with this frivolity, you’ll have to click; a small price to pay.
If the caption from the above photo doesn’t sum up our feelings about Channing Tatum, then just plainly saying he’s a smokin’ piece of eye candy should do the trick. As corny as Step Up was back in the day, we can’t deny that we were giving him the eye throughout it with his slick dance moves and smile. To our surprise, that wack movie didn’t keep him down, and he’s gotten bigger and bigger, and cuter and cuter as the years have gone by. Don’t believe us? Check the gallery and I’m sure you will…
Fans of Jamie Foxx’s hit self-titled show loved the banter between him and Fancy, a.k.a Garcelle Beauvais, back in the ’90s. Now, there’s a chance to relive the witty comebacks all over again because the two stars are reuniting for a new action thriller titled “White House Down.”
In the film, Jamie will play the president and Garcelle the first lady, making their interaction much different from the one on “The Jamie Fox” show when he was constantly chasing behind Fancy to get a minute of her time. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Channing Tatum is starring in the movie as a Secret Service agent who jumps into action when a paramilitary group takes over 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.”
Given that little tidbit, Jamie and Garcelle’s parts may be more supporting roles than leading characters in this film but it will still be cool to see them back in front of the camera together. Filming for “White House Down” starts in Montreal this fall. Hopefully the movie turns out to be one worth seeing. What do you think?
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