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While nearly every other day celebrity couples are calling it quits, the spouses on this list have lived together happily for years outside of the limelight — so much so that we almost forgot they’ve earned a place among Hollywood’s rare assortment of successful celebrity couples.
Shanice and Flex Alexander
Singer Shanice scored a hit with the song “I Love Your Smile” in the early 90’s. Although her career never quite took off, Shanice quickly settled into married life. It turns out comedian and actor Flex Alexander liked her smile, so much so, he made Shanice his wife on Valentine’s Day in 2000. The happy couple has two children together. Most recently, Alexander made a guest appearance on Vh1’s “Single Ladies” in 2012.
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Move over Denzel, John David Washington is hoping he’s the next celebrity in the Washington family.
John David, the oldest of the Washington children, is the newest addition to the HBO pilot, Ballers, according to Indiewire.com. The show which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson” is a show about the lives of retired athletes living it up in Miami. While they’ve yet to release Johnon’s role, he’ll surely be the main character.
Washington will play Ricky, a very spiritual yet extremely competitive athlete. At least one part of the role should come easy to him: Washington is a football player. He played for Morehouse College and went on to briefly play in the NFL and the UFL. Acting is his latest venture.
The show will also co-star Donovan Carter, a former college football player, as one of the football players.
Ballers is executive produced by Mark Wahlberg (whose made an incredible name for himself in Hollywood) and the script will be written by Entourage’s Stephen Levinson.
The show sounds like it could be interesting. Not many people get their start in acting doing an HBO show so John David better be ready…and he better be good. Surely Daddy Denzel has been helping him out because as a living legend in the industry, he knows his son will be closely compared to him.
HBO is hoping to start filming later this fall. Would you watch?
Last February on NBC, we watched as Kerry Washington and Denzel Washington were honored for their laudable acting roles at the “NAACP Image Awards.” Next year, expect to watch your favorite celebrities of color receive their awards on TV ONE, the NAACP’s new partner in crime, according to a press release.
TV ONE has entered into a five-year contract with the NAACP to be the new home of the prestigious awards ceremony. The “45th NAACP Image Awards” is scheduled to air live in February 2014.
“Our new multi-faceted long-term partnership with TV One will bring expanded visibility and awareness of the NAACP and its important programs, such as the NAACP Image Awards, ” said Roslyn M. Brock, NAACP’s National Board of Directors Chairman. ”TV One offers the resources and capabilities to reach audiences in today’s broad media universe, therefore advancing the message of promoting and protecting human and civil rights.”
The NAACP Image Awards, which celebrates talented people of color who have shone in the fields of television, music, literature, will also be airing a live broadcast of the red carpet arrivals—a star-studded event that will be sure to heighten viewership.
“Today’s announcement is a game changer for TV One and our loyal viewers across the country,” said Alfred Liggins, Chairman of TV One. “As we prepare to celebrate the 10th anniversary of TV One’s 2004 launch, I can think of no greater opportunity to thank this audience than by providing them with access to the preeminent awards show that showcases the incredible achievements of Black Americans and by creating an ongoing opportunity for dialogue around social justice issues on TV One.”
The press release notes that the 45th NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast online as well. The awards committee is now accepting submissions for people of color who have excelled in “television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing [and] directing.”
Submit your nominations here before Friday, November 15, 2013.
Celebrities are no stranger to having rumors made up about them; the more famous the celebrity, the crazier the rumor, like death hoaxes. Here are 15 stars who people viciously claimed were dead.
After his assault on then girlfriend Rihanna, Chris Brown was one of the most hated men in entertainment, and in 2012, “internet killers” joined forces on two social networking platforms to declare the “Don’t Judge Me” singer dead. In addition to a hashtag with the words “RIPChrisBrown” trending on twitter, the comment sections for his official videos on YouTube were flooded with messages of mourning. While he has a way to go with winning people over in the court of public opinion, Brown did recently score a victory in criminal court after his hit and run case was thrown out.
Back in the day, everybody had somebody they’d see in a movie or on television and say, “DAMN he’s fine!” Like the Idris Elbas and Lenny Kravitzs of today, in the ’90s and earlier we were fanning ourselves over these good looking guys. While some of our crushes didn’t blossom the way we thought they would, the good news is, these fellas just kept on looking good. Here are 14 fine men we used to crush on who managed to somehow stay delicious years (and a few kids) later.
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The weekend started off as a winner for Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, and the rest of the cast of the new action movie 2 Guns. The movie opened Friday to $10 million at the box office at 3,025 theaters. The movie went on to earn $27.4 million for the weekend in the US and Canada, beating outlast week’s box office winner The Wolverine ($21.7 million), The Smurfs 2 ($18.2 million), and the mid-budget horror film The Conjuring ($13.7 million), which has already far exceeded expectations.
“From Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur, ’2 Guns’ was fueled by an ethnically diverse audience, with African-Americans making up 28 percent of the audience and Hispanics, 14 percent,” NBC News reports. For Mark Wahlberg, it’s a much-needed hit after Pain & Gain and Broken City, two other films he starred in this year, failed to do well at the box office.
And The Smurfs are hoping for greener (bluer?) pastures overseas, where the first film did really well.
For Denzel, it’s just another success to add to the list. Entertainment Weekly, notes that all of Washington’s last six movies opened with more than $20 million at the box office. Still, the company behind the film, Universal, only predicted a $20 million opening for the movie. They should know not to underestimate the power of Denzel.
OK ladies, slow your roll. We can hear you now: what the #$%#@@#! But its true, Pauletta Washington, who has been married to the #1 swagger, Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington for 30 years, wasn’t so impressed when he proposed the first two times.
Asked if it was true she turned down Denzel’s first two marriage proposals before accepting the third one, Pauletta told “Access Hollywood,”Yes.”
“Twice!” Denzel corrected. “It was three times?”
“It was three times. I know with age sometimes things [go], the mind,” Pauletta teased her husband.
“Why was it twice? Why would I have to ask again?” Denzel said.
“Because I said no,” Pauletta told him.
Read more at EurWeb.com
Contrary to popular belief, being an actor isn’t always glamorous. These stars had to reach deep inside themselves and take a walk on the dark side to play a part most weren’t familiar with at all — a drug addict.
Famed actress Alfre Woodard has played many characters. One unforgettable role was friend and neighbor to a gay drag queen played by Ving Rhames. Woodard was Wanda in the 2000 movie Holiday Heart, a drug-addicted single mom with a heart of gold who was down on her luck. This isn’t the first time Woodard portrayed a character addicted to a substance. Two years earlier she starred in Down In The Delta as an addict forced to move to Mississippi with her children.
Rumors were swirling for some time that Denzel Washington was returning to his first love: Broadway. Now, Denzel himself has confirmed that he’s headed back to the stage for a revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.
The play centers a family and their shared dream to use money to achieve a better life. Though all members of the family all want to become wealthy, they each have a different way to achieve this dream. The dream eventually crumbles due to conflicting ideas, betrayal and racism.
Denzel will play the role of Walter Younger. A struggling limousine driver who desperately wants to be rich.
In the original speculative post, published by Showbiz411, actresses Sophie Okonedo and Anika Noni Rose.
Now, the same publication’s author Roger Friedman, says while no one has confirmed this, he feels in his gut that Diahann Carroll will also join the cast as Denzel’s mother Lena Younger (or Mama).
Carroll was last seen on Broadway 30 years ago in 1983.
We’ll see if Friedman’s gut feeling is accurate and if we’ll be seeing these two living legends together on one stage.
Must be nice!
I think it’s safe to say that Denzel Washington and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson have paid their dues. Through the years, we’ve watched them put in the work and it’s great to see that their hard work has paid off. Both of the heartthrobs snagged spots on this year’s edition of the Forbes Highest Paid Actors list.
Dwayne comes in at number 5, having earned a whopping $45 million this year. The WWE personality-turned-Hollywood-actor proved that he’s one of the hardest working men in Hollywood this year. According to Forbes, Fast & Furious 6 exceed $500,000 million in gross sales after being in theaters for less than two weeks. He also breathed life back into the dying GI Joe franchise by starring in the latest Hollywood installment, GI Joe: Retaliation.
Denzel has also been busy at work. This year the actor was nominated for his sixth Oscar for the amazing job he did in the movie Flight. Flight paid off in more ways than one, though. According to Forbes, Denzel took a gamble by starring in the flick because he took a pay cut in exchange for a cut of the backend. Luckily for him, the gamble paid off. The movie earned $162 million. Mind you, producers only spent $31 million on the entire film. Score!
Way to go, fellas!