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We’ve watched Kerry Washington transform for many different movie roles over the years. We’ve witnessed her as a teen mother in Save the Last Dance, Ray Charles’ loving wife in Ray, a seductive temptress in I Think I Love My Wife, a slave in Django Unchained and even a political savvy crisis management representative on ABC’s hit show, Scandal. But who knew that Ms. Washington was a lean, mean dancing machine, too?!
At the Peeples L.A. premiere after-party our girl jumped on the dance floor to show everyone what she was working with. Accompanied by her Peeples co-star Craig Robinson, a shoe-less Kerry got busy to Nelly’s 2004 club banger “Flap Your Wings,” while being cheered on by a group of rowdy partygoers.
Who knew Kerry was so feisty? Poor Craig was trying his best to keep up with the frisky Scandal star, but it was clear that Kerry could’ve gone on for hours.
Check out the adorable video when you flip to the next page.
Would You Pay To See It? Watch The Trailer For Tyler Perry’s “Peeples” With Kerry Washington And David Alan Grier
Last week we told you about Kerry Washington’s new role in the upcoming movie, Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, a film where she plays Grace Peeples, a woman in a committed relationship who is afraid to introduce her man (the hilarious Craig Robinson from Hot Tub Time Machine and The Office series) to her family (led by the crazy David Alan Grier and wonderful S Epatha Merkerson). Despite the title, which was originally supposed to be We The Peeples according to Shadow and Act, the film was not written or directed by Tyler Perry, and in fact, he’s just a producer on the project. The person behind the camera and the story is actually Tina Gordon Chism, and so far, the trailer looks pretty funny, and we’re digging the star power in this movie. Here’s the full synopsis:
Wade Walker is eager to propose to his girlfriend, Grace Peeples. But after a year of living together, the beautiful, successful Grace is still cagey about introducing average guy Wade to her ambitious, upper crust family. So when Grace leaves for an annual reunion at her parents’ swanky Sag Harbor compound, Wade decides to crash the gathering, charm his soon-to-be in-laws and slip a ring on Grace’s finger. However Wade’s plans go hilariously awry when he meets the high-powered, seemingly picture-perfect family who’ll do whatever it takes to keep up appearances. Wade soon finds himself caught in a web of white lies and comic dysfunction, and realizes that his only hope of ever marrying Grace means a take-no-prisoners face-off with Judge Peeples, Grace’s disapproving dad who won’t accept anything less than the very best for his favorite daughter.
Sounds like the black version of Meet The Parents, but Peeples definitely has its own flavor (including a booty-popping moment from Robinson, who is a complete fool). Other big stars in the movie include the incomparable Diahann Carroll and the legendary Melvin Van Peebles. The movie will be released on May 10, and as with other black romantic comedies, we’ll have to wait and see if it will make waves at the box office, or if it will sink to the bottom of the pack. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!
We always hear it’s hard for black actors and actresses in Hollywood, and we all know, not too many movies come out each year with a majority black cast, or even a black actor/actress as the lead. Despite the scarcity of roles for Black Hollywood, there are definitely films that will be representing for the brothers and sisters in 2013. The following are nine movies coming out this year that we know of so far, that feature Black actors.
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As if Lady O weren’t busy enough on the “unofficial” campaign trail, hitting all of the late night talk show circuit, now she’s adding commencement speeches to her itinerary. The first lady is scheduled to speak at three graduation ceremonies this year, including one HBCU.
She’ll speak at Virginia Tech University, Oregon State University and North Carolina A&T. The schools may seem unrelated but the decision to speak at each of these institutions was not made lightly. Both Virginia and North Carolina are crucial in the reelection of her husband, President Barack Obama.
And Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson, serves as the head coach for the school’s basketball team. Nothing wrong with showing a little love to the school that writes your brother’s checks.
Are any of you graduating from or attending graduations from one of these institutions?
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(Inc.) — How to lead others to excel is a question that preoccupies Craig Robinson. He has been an investment banker and entrepreneur, and re-invented himself as a college basketball coach at the age of 38. With close personal proximity to Barack Obama, Robinson also assesses—from close up—what’s at the core of the president’s leadership style. From modest circumstances growing up in Chicago, Robinson vaulted to stardom as a basketball player at Princeton University. His business career was humming along—MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; vice president at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter; and co-founder of a start-up investment firm, Loop Capital Markets—when he had a change of heart. In 2000, he became an assistant basketball coach atNorthwestern University. Six years later, he progressed to head coach at Brown University. He has been in his current post, at Oregon State University, since 2008. Robinson has earned accolades for lifting two teams out of the doldrums, and records he achieved at Brown in two years (30-28) and Oregon State in three (42-55).