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Ohhhh where to begin? There are so many great moments from this smash comedy that it is hard to put into a short list. But never one to give up, I’m going to do my best to list some of our favorite episodes. Just so you know, there’s no order here – just episodes we enjoyed. If yours isn’t here, feel free to add in the comments!
Whatever is going on with Katt Williams doesn’t look likely to stop and his downward spiral continues.
After Wednesday’s tour bus fight and subsequent arrest, you’d think Katt could keep it together long enough to do a show and please the fans he has left. Well, that plan fell through too. According to Mercury News, fans reported that Williams came to the stage, performed about 10 minutes of “nothingness” and then left the stage. After waiting for somewhere between 10 and 30 minutes, he came back to the stage sitting on a stool rambling about being in Oakland and his relationship with God. At some point, someone started heckling him and Katt challenged him to come on the stage and fight him. Soon after, one of his security guards came out, whispered something in his ear and Katt left the stage.
This continues to be a horrible situation, especially since he has children who likely watch his every move. He certainly was not in line to become the next Eddie Murphy but comedy fans quickly took to his semi-pimp life style of comedy and he shot to fame. But like many, too much fame too soon resulted in a quick burn. Katt has consistently had problems every year for at least the last three years. By all accounts, people who have continued to pay for his shows think he might have some “other” things going on that makes him act the way he does.
Patrons of Friday night’s show are looking to Live Nation for a refund for the show where tickets ranged from $33-$87. So far, no word if they’ll be seeing those dollars again.
It has quickly become one of the most respected awards shows highlighting the successes of African-American women in almost any field but particularly the media and finally, we get to see what is going to unfold during the 2012 Black Girls Rock! awards show.
Hosted by actresses Tracee Ellis-Ross and Regina King, the show will air tonight on BET at 7p/ET. This year’s honorees include: singers Dionne Warwick, Alicia Keys and Janelle Monae, magazine legend Susan L. Taylor, activist Dr. Hawa Abdi and actress Kerry Washington. There will also be performances by Ciara, Brandy, Keyshia Cole, India Arie and Alicia Keys. Men are allowed in on the act this year with performances from Luke James and Eric Benet.
The awards show is an extension of Black Girls Inc., founded by DJ Beverly Bond. The purpose of BGR is to foster the healthy development of young women and girls. They aim to build the self-esteem and self-worth of young women of color by changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons and helping them to empower themselves. It has been quite amazing watching the organization grow over the last few years.
Will you be watching?
We all know about Sanaa’s famous dad, Willow and Jaden’s famous parents, Angela and Vanessa’s legendary daddy and the list goes on and on. But this is the new wave of celebs with famous parents. A couple of them you may know already and a couple may just surprise you – check it out!
When people imitate Beyoncé they usually go for her over the top stage performances or her intensely choreographed music videos. Rarely, do we see someone try to take on Beyoncé the woman. I know you’re probably thinking Maya Rudolph just gave it a try shortly after the birth of Blue Ivy in that SNL skit. That she did. But let me tell you after watching this video made by vlogger, actress and singer, Jade Novah, Maya has nothing on this Beyoncé impersonation. (No shade, Maya. We still love you.)
There is no way I can describe how spot on her Beyoncé voice is, you’ll just have to watch and laugh. The girl is talented.
What do you think? Does she have the voice down or what? What was your favorite part from the video?
Years ago, movies for, by and about black people were coming out at a rapid rate. Some of them we all know and love because they were so amazing. But then there are some movies – both good and bad – that are considered “underground hits,” or cult classics, that many of us eventually saw at home and may (or may not) want to admit you’ve seen! Check it out and feel free to add your own! Read the rest of this entry »
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With gas prices continuing to soar, traveling for this Summer may be at an all time low. Planning some quality time with you and your boo at home for these upcoming hot summer months may not be such a bad idea. Therefore we’ve compiled 7 steamy and romantic movies we recommend for those hot summer nights that are sure to raise the heat while you both cuddle on the couch. Here we go!
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It has been 20 years since “The Cosby Show” went off the air, and since then, many black sitcoms have tried to fill the void that the iconic show left behind. But how can you? It was light years ahead of its time when it debuted in ’84, and from it, we learned a lot of things. For instance, why you shouldn’t drink, the importance of Gordon Gartrelle shirts, the song “The Night Time (Is the Right Time),” and what the Cosby sweater was, among other more serious and important things. It has been a long while since we’ve seen everyone, so why not catch up with everyone’s favorite black sitcom family?
P.S., We haven’t done a where are they now on “The Cosby Show” before by the way. Just our favorite outfits from the cast, and a piece on the hair of the female cast members. Just in case you were thinking that…Thanks!
As Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, Bill Cosby was the quintessential black father…or at least the black father we all thought we wanted to have. He was funny, but stern, and he was cool as hell! Peep out those Coogi-esque sweaters he was rocking, his dancing skills, and that time he ran track with his old team in those short shorts. Fastest. Dad. Ever. But anywho, Cosby did more work before the show on-screen, but afterwards, he did more producing and hosting. TV wise he did “The Cosby Mysteries,” “Cosby,” hosted “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” and currently does the show “Obkb,” where interviews kids across the country. Movie wise, he was in movies like The Meteor Man and Jack. Aside from all that, we know Cosby likes to speak up on political issues, problems in the black community, and more. Plus, he’s racked up a number of honorary degrees just for being him.
Uh, where would we be without Steve Urkel? We wouldn’t know the “Urkel dance,” be able to say, “Did I do that!?” and wouldn’t think suspenders were maaaad cool. But the whole show that was “Family Matters” was pretty landmark, and who doesn’t miss the days of scripted shows where the black family was shown in a positive light (and they tackled tough issues!)? Time to see what this cast is up to nowadays. Be ready to click…
As Carl Winlsow, the head of the Winslow family (aka, the “Big Kahuna”), he was like many fathers on television: a little uptight, but very funny. When he wasn’t spending time letting Steve Urkel get him enraged, he was working for the Chicago Police department, going up the ranks from officer to sergeant, to lieutenant, and finally captain. In real life, after “Family Matters,” VelJohnson guest starred on “The Parkers, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and most recently, he guest starred on the popular CBS show “Mike & Molly.” He did have a role on the CW show “Hart of Dixie” before it was canceled, and he has been in the movies Like Mike and Couples Retreat.
I can’t tell you how many times my classmates and I used to sit at lunch talking about the latest episode of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” From Will getting shot to Carlton overdosing on speed and Hilary’s fiance face planting into the ground during a bungee jump proposal, there have been many dark moments on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” that had folks talking. But for the most part, the show was one of the funniest ever. The fact that they could even find a way to make the death of Hilary’s fiance funny at all says a lot about the writing. But enough rambling. You want to know where they are now, and after doing some research (a lot actually, I lost some good sleep hours), I thought I’d fill you in. Per the usual, be ready to click on a few pages.
Of course we had to start with the obvious. Will Smith played…well, Will Smith, the street smart and hilarious Philly teen who moves to Bel-Air and creates all kinds of havoc (and comedy) for his aunt, uncle and cousins. I just loved everything about Will on this show, especially his overly-dramatic side (“Mama noooooooooooooo! *in a high pitch scream*). While the show was going and after it ended, Will Smith became a blockbuster movie star. Post the show, he did Men in Black, I Am Legend, I, Robot, and garnered Academy Award nominations for his work in Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness. He also, of course, was a music star, releasing the albums Big Willie Style and Willennium. Be on the lookout for sequels for Hancock, I, Robot and another Bad Boys installment. Geez, going to keep milking that one, eh?