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Garcelle Beauvais Further Addresses Beyoncé Comments: ‘What I Said Was Taken Out Of Context’

February 24th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last week while discussing the fact that she’s often referred to as a sex symbol, actress Garcelle Beauvais broke down what it means to be subtle and sexy, pointing out that while she loves her, Beyoncé tends to be “overt” with her sex appeal.

“For me, you’re obviously flattered when someone calls you sexy or thinks you’re sexy,” the mother of three told HelloBeautiful. “I think that’s great. But, for me now, there’s so many ways to be sexy without being overt about it. I think you can wear a great short dress, but if you have long sleeves and you’re only showing leg. I think you have to stick to a body part and show that. I don’t think you have to show all of it. As I get older, I still want to be sexy, but I want to do it in a different way. I want to do it in a way that’s more classy. Certain things are just too overt for kids. I love Beyoncé. I love her. I think she’s beautiful and talented. But, I think there has to be a fine line where you have to take responsibility for what you do. I think it’s good to be sexy, but sexy can come across in so many different ways. It doesn’t have to be everything showing out grinding, all of the time.”

In no time, Beyoncé fans took to social media sites in droves to defend their queen—and attack Garcelle. The 47-year-old beauty kept it classy though and simply clarified her statement.

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That didn’t satisfy the BeyHive though. Instead of letting up, they continued their verbal assault, calling her a hypocrite and pointing out that there are provocative and topless photos of her all over the Internet.

Garcelle Beauvais Says Beyonce Needs To Take Responsibility For “Grinding All The Time”

February 20th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From HelloBeautiful 

Back in the late 90s, Garcelle Beauvais was the object of Black men’s fantasy while playing roles like “Fancy” the prettiest hotel clerk in “King’s Towers” that caught Jamie Foxx’s eye on “The Jamie Foxx Show” or R.Kelly’s love interest in “Down Low,” where she donned that scintillating transparent maxi. These days it’s still safe to say this ageless beauty knows a thing or two about being sexy, but sexy looks different to the actress now that she’s settled down, started a family and penned her first children’s book.

Garcelle is promoting her role in the new DVD “And Then There Was You” (in-stores now) where her character, “Natalie” struggles through her marriage after finding out her husband (played by actor Leon) cheated on her and is leading a double life. We chatted with Garcelle about the recent glorification of the“side chick” through shows like “Being Mary Jane” and “Scandal,” Beyonce’s racy performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards and how to be sultry and sexy without going overboard.

HelloBeautiful: Many women have dealt with a cheating partner. How do you feel about TV shows that portray the ‘side chick’s’ story?

Garcelle Beauvais:  My thoughts are that entertainment is entertainment and you have to do what’s happening so people can relate. But, I do think it’s glorified and I do think that nowadays it seems like there are no consequences for bad behavior, there are no consequences for mistreating another human being. That part saddens my heart because I feel like young kids are seeing that it’s okay to do this and, as a mother and human being, we do have to take responsibility for some of the things that we put out there. It seems like now it’s okay to do that, if you’re not caught. And, even if you’re caught, nothing really happens. You can have a girl, be pregnant with somebody’s child and then be engaged to somebody else, it just seems like everything’s ok and it shouldn’t be.

HB: What was the hardest trait about yourself that you had to adapt to play your character in ‘And Then There Was You?’

GB: That hardest part for me in playing this character is being so completely their emotionally and surrendering to the pain of what her husband did and the betrayal, which I can also relate to.

HB: How do we get back to these situations having consequences?

GB: I wish I knew. I have no idea. Once people, I think, grow up, you become more aware. We’ve all done stuff, no one’s perfect, I’m certainly not perfect. But, I think,as you get older, you have more morals and integrity and you want to pass that around. But like I said, now, it seems like everything is ok.

Read more of Garcelle’s interview at HelloBeautiful.com 

Garcelle Beauvais: Why Should My Kids Have To Dismiss Their Dad’s Heritage?”

December 15th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Back in October, actress Garcelle Beauvais released the first book from her I Am series titled, I Am Mixed. The book tells the story of biracial twins and how they’re able to learn about multiple cultures thanks to their parents being of different races.  I Am Mixed has received quite the warm reception, especially from those who are biracial.

Recently, Beauvais spoke to UK publication The Voice about her thoughts on biracial people, particularly her twin boys whose father is white. In the interview, she said:

“But I don’t know why anybody [of mixed heritage] should have to choose. Why should my kids have to dismiss their dad’s heritage because they have a black mum? It just doesn’t make sense to me. Why can’t people just be happy with what they are and not have to choose?”

She also stated that she noticed how enraged the black community was when he was on the Oprah show (yes, she took it that far back) and didn’t refer to himself as being black.

Beauvais added that she thinks the books are important because they will start conversations between parents and children about the multicultural society we live in today.

It seems like the book has been reaching people in the way she envisioned it. Hopefully, future books in the series which discuss adoption and divorce will also be just as influential.

15 Of The Saddest Music Videos Ever Made

October 28th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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Sometimes a director will create a music video so raw and emotional we can’t help but think “darn you” as we reach for tissues and wipe away tears after a three-to-five minute emotional roller coaster of a video. That’s precisely the reaction we had when it comes to the items in this list. Here are 15 of the saddest music videos ever made.

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Aaron Hall first started out with the group Guy, but after Teddy Riley decided to take his New Jack Swing to Blackstreet, Hall forged on with a solo career. His biggest hit by himself is the tender love song “I Miss You.” In the video, Hall is over the moon that his lady is expecting his child He showers her with love and affection but his world is turned upside down when she starts having complications from the pregnancy. He ruses her to the hospital but it’s too late.

Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number: Beauty Secrets From Stunning Celebrities Over 40

October 7th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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While some women dread celebrating the big 4-0 and beyond, others transition into this new and exciting season of their lives quite gracefully. They realize that beauty knows no age restraints and as Vivica A. Fox frequently chants, “age is nothing to be ashamed of.” Have you ever wondered how your favorite celebrities over 40 maintain such youthful glows and skin flawless enough to compete with even the teeny boppers? The secrets are yours for the taking, but be prepared to click!

Garcelle Beauvais Hopes To Teach Children About Diversity In New Book, ‘I Am Mixed’

August 6th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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White House Down actress and mommy of three, Garcelle Beauvias, is currently gearing up for the launch of her new I Am book series, which is geared towards children and speaks on subjects like adoption, divorce and being bi-racial. The first release from the series titled, I Am Mixed, encourages children to embrace diversity.

“I Am Mixed is an invaluable teaching tool that all children from all races can learn from,” said fellow Hollywood actress, Halle Berry, who wrote the book’s foreword.

According to Beauvais, the book was inspired by her two younger sons.

“It was an opportunity to help my children understand what makes them special, to know their heritage and learn self-acceptance. I really hope it will start conversations for other families as well,” the 46-year-old Haitian beauty told parenting site Elizabeth Street.

“I want my children to have compassion for all human beings regardless of race, age, or any other differences. Having respect is a big part of what I want to instill in them. And most importantly, I want them to be proud of what makes them who they are!,” she continued.

She went on to say that when she moved from Haiti to Massachusetts, she was the only Black child in school and it was the first time she she was “different.”

“When I came here, we moved to Massachusetts and I didn’t speak English. When I went to school, I was the only black child, and the kids would touch my skin and feel my hair because they hadn’t seen someone like me. I never thought of myself as different until then. I learned to be more accepting of others because of my experience.”

A brief description of I Am Mixed found on Amazon.com reads:

“Jay and Nia are the children of two worlds, and as they will discover, they can enjoy the best of both. From Mommy’s jazz beats to Daddy’s classical piano, we will dance with the twins through a book that explores what it is to be of mixed ancestry, proving that a child is more than the sum of their parents.”

 

‘We Made A Pact That We Weren’t Going To Date:’ Garcelle Beauvais On Her Relationship With Jamie Foxx

June 6th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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When it comes to 90s sitcom couples, I would definitely have to put Jamie and Fancy from The Jamie Foxx Show in my top ten. It was just something about watching Jamie acting the fool, chasing Fancy around the King’s Tower Hotel and then seeing her finally slow down long enough to allow him to catch her that was simply priceless. Their on-camera chemistry was amazing and left many wondering if their romantic connection transformed into an off-camera relationship. During an interview with Huff Post Live, the 46-year-old beauty revealed that although they considered taking their friendship to the next level, they decided against it.

“It’s funny, when we worked together, we made a pact that we weren’t gonna date [each other] because it would be awkward,” Garcelle confessed. “If it didn’t work out and we still had to work together, that wouldn’t be…”

She went on to say that the timing for them was never right, and that by the time the show ended, she was already engaged to her ex-husband.

“I got engaged two weeks before the show wrapped! And he as like, ‘You couldn’t wait?!’ [laughs]. But now we’re like brother and sister. We have a great relationship and I wouldn’t want to mess that up,” the mom of three expressed.

“We’re still very close. I was at his house for Christmas. Yeah, we’re very close, so it’s nice.”

Although Garcelle made it pretty clear that she and Jamie will probably never be a romantic item, we will be able to see them reunited when action-thriller White House Down hits theaters June 28th. In the film, the Haitian bombshell will be playing Jamie’s wife and the First Lady of the United States. She admits that being on a movie set with Jamie again felt like old times.

“It felt like time stood still. I mean, we were on-set cracking up. He was telling jokes of course. I had an out-of-body experience because it was like, ‘Wow, here we are how many years later? We’re back together and it’s so much fun.’ Every one was like, ‘First Lady and the President? Too many skeletons in the closet!’”

Switching gears a bit, the actress also spoke very candidly about co-parenting and the decision she and her ex-husband, Mike Nilon, made to remain active in one another’s lives for the sake of their children.

“[Co-parenting] is not easy. It may seem easy, but it’s not easy. I think for me and for Mike, we put the kids first. And if you do that, that’s all that matters. I think they shouldn’t be a part of adult drama. I think we need to respect what makes us a family. We celebrate each other’s birthdays to teach them how to treat a parent. We sometimes do family things together because it is what it is.”

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Turn the page for footage from Garcelle’s interview. 

Who’da Thunk It? 15 Black Women We’re Surprised Dated/Married White Men

December 12th, 2012 - By M A
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We did the men, now it’s on to the women. We scoured the interwebs and our own treasure trove of celebrity knowledge to bring you 15 women who shocked us just a bit when they stepped out with white men.

After Two Failed Marriages, Is Garcelle Thinking About Snatching Up A Haitian Man Next Time Around?

September 4th, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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Everybody knows Garcelle Beauvais has had it rough in the romance department. Her first marriage to producer Daniel Saunders ended in divorce after nine years and one son, Oliver. And everybody knows about her second marriage to Michael Nilon which she cut short after 10 years, twin sons Jax and Jaid, and an extramarital affair on her husband’s part which she put on blast in a company email. Since things didn’t work out with an African American or a Caucasian American, Kreyolicious.com, a lifestyle site for Haitian-Americans, is wondering whether Garcelle should try a Haitian man next time around — after all, she is straight out of St. Marc, Haiti. In an interview with the site, Garcelle answered that question and more about her previous experience with Haitian men/boys, here’s a bit of what she had to say:

Some people are wondering…would Garcelle date a Haitian man?

Um. [Tremendous laughter] I am open to dating a good man, so whatever forms he comes in, then great. I would have to date a Haitian man who’s more Americanized. A traditional Haitian man would probably not go for the way my life is…in terms of what I do. I’m only speaking of that in terms of my sisters’ husbands. I’m open to all nationalities. It would actually be fun to date somebody Haitian. We can speak in Creole. He’d understand my background and culture. Yeah, I’m totally open.

You never had a Haitian boyfriend or anything like that?

I did, I did; I did. Back in the days when I was younger, I did.

You said you had a Haitian boyfriend before. Was it something about them that turned you off to marriage?

No, no. I never dated—I was so young then. It wasn’t about getting married. We were just dating. I haven’t yet met a Haitian man who’s asked asked me out. [Laughter]

Say for example, say a Haitian man who wants to romance Garcelle…

Have fun, I think. [Long stream of laughter]. Great dinners and nights, you know. Someone who’s honest and fun. Who loves God too.

Can it be anybody, career-wise? Like a carpenter? A blue-collar worker?

Yeah. [Laughs] Well, yeah. I’m not, you know, he has to have six figures; you have to have to have this and that. I’m looking for somebody who’s fun, loving, honest. It doesn’t matter what he does.

God, I hope this doesn’t come out wrong. Has the fact that you’ve dated two men who were outside your culture and “race”, made you more open to dating a black man?

I’ve always been open to dating black men. Oliver’s dad is black. I’m not opposed to it. It’s that the right people have to approach me. I love who loves me; I love who comes to me. I’m accessible to everybody. I’m receptive to everybody. I can’t just go out and look for only one type of man. Life is tough enough. I love who loves me; who approaches me.

If you could give advice to all the girls out there about love, relationships, and marriage, what would you say?
First of all, I would say, be true to you. I don’t think you should have to give up part of you just to be with somebody else. I think it’s important if you can start with self-love. Loving yourself, you will not allow other people to hurt you unnecessarily. Love yourself. Have boundaries for yourself [so] that you won’t let anybody hurt you. I think that it’s also finding a good person, who has the same morals, the same goals with you. Relationships are tough no matter what. If you have somebody who has a lot in common with you, that’s half the battle. Obviously, I don’t know. I have two divorces. I’m not an expert. I think self-love is where you can start off with.

Check out more of Garcelle’s interview on Kreyolicious.com. What do you think about what she had to say?

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A Sneak Peek at David E Talbert’s New Play “Suddenly Single.”

August 31st, 2012 - By MN Editor
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It’s been a while since we’ve seen a couple of our favorite black actors, Garcelle Beauvais and Isaiah Washington. Well, you’ll get a chance to see both of them this weekend as they star in David Talbert’s latest play, “Suddenly Single.” The play, which will air on BET this Sunday, is about Samantha Stone (Garcelle Beauvais), a smart and beautiful wife and mother, has been happily married to her high school sweetheart Sylvester Stone (Isaiah Washington) for seventeen years. On the day they’re set to move into their dream home, Sylvester confesses that he is leaving her for another woman. What do you do when the only man you’ve ever loved falls in love with another woman and leaves you suddenly single?

Check out this clip from the play below.

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Does this sound interesting to you? If so, catch it on Sunday on BET and buy the DVD, which will be in stores September 4th.

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