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Celebrities continue to prove they’re regular people just like the rest of us, unfortunately in some of the worst ways possible. When it comes to these celebs with child support drama it took a judge to get them to cough up cash for their kids. Were they to blame or were the mothers of their children asking for too much?
Nas was happy to take himself off of the market and marry singer Kelis but that marriage soon went up in flames. In December 2009, the Queensbridge rapper was ordered to pay the R&B singer $51,000 a month in alimony and child support, but the bad economy worked in Nas’ favor and 13 months later he was able to convince the judge that his payments should be lowered. Even though at one point Nas was in arrears and owed Kelis more than $300,000 in back child support, the judge agreed to lower his payments to $20,000 a month in alimony and $5,000 in child support.
From The Grio
After three years in limbo, Halle Berry’s Frankie & Alice is finally opening in 125 theaters nationwide today.
The film, based on the true story of a 1970′s go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder, was shot in 2008, and co-stars Phylicia Rashad and Chandra Wilson.
After a one-week run in a single Los Angeles theater during awards season in December 2010, Frankie & Alice vanished.
In September 2013, Codeblack Films acquired North American distribution rights to the film, and showered the project with a new round of press.
“Halle Berry delivers a spellbinding performance in Frankie & Alice,” said Codeblack Films President Jeff Clanagan. “Codeblack is thrilled to bring this important film to theaters nationwide delivering on our commitment to bring more quality films to the marketplace.”
In an interview with theGrio, Rashad expressed her astonishment in seeing the film finally in theaters.
“What a surprise,” she said. “What a pleasant and welcomed surprise.”
See more of Phylicia Rashad’s interview at TheGrio.com
A few months ago, we reported on Halle Berry’s new movie Frankie And Alice.
“The biopic, “Frankie and Alice,” revolves around the life of Frankie Murdoch, a Black ’70s go-go dancer who struggles to maintain her sanity after finding out she suffers from multiple-personality disorder. Interestingly, Frankie struggled with two distinct personalities — a 7-year-old version of herself and Alice, a Caucasian bigot southern belle who was constantly in conflict with Frankie’s actual race and culture. “
In 2011, Berry earned a Golden Globe for Frankie & Alice although the film was not featured in the United States. It originally was produced in 2008 and released for one week in Los Angeles for awards consideration, The Daily Beast reports. The reason why it is being released in the States now, is because of Codeblack Entertainment. Codeblack is known for producing and distributing movies that feature black performers.
“The answer could simply be a numbers game. One film financier contacted for this story, who ‘fought really hard to bring Frankie & Alice to market’ this week, speculates that whatever plan was in place back in 2011 may have simply fallen through. In the end, there may not have been enough money to sufficiently advertise for the film in support of its release. But the question remains, why would the money have been pulled? Especially with a Globe nomination to the film’s credit? The exec, who chose to remain nameless, goes on to say that it isn’t unreasonable to think that the race card may have come into play here.”
Some suspect if Halle Berry were white, there would have been immense funding. Others have speculated, due to the theme of mental illness, companies decided to steer clear. There’s also the issue of whether Berry’s box office record had anything to do with it. She’s had a few stinkers. These claims may be wrong, it is safe to say black people should work to create and support their own projects for themselves.
Check out the trailer of Frankie And Alice below.
From The Grio
Oscar winner Halle Berry was quick to squash rumors of marital strife with her husband, actor Oliver Martinez, during a recent appearance on Extra.
The Frankie and Alice star gushed about her happy family life and Martinez’s recent guest stint on the hit ABC show Revenge.
“Last week I watched his premiere and I’m going to watch it again tomorrow. I’m going to follow his little arc along and yeah, I’m very, very proud of him,” Berry said, smiling. “[The show] is kind of delicious … and I think he’s delicious.”
Read more about Halle Berry’s marriage at TheGrio.com
There was a time when A-list movie stars wouldn’t have been caught dead doing television shows but times have surely changed. Instead of catching them on the silver screen, you can now find these actors on the small screen.
Matthew McConaughey’s first words ever uttered on the big screen were “Alright, alright, alright” in 1993’s Dazed and Confused. Since that breakout performance he’s gone on to star in over 30 movies. This month the Texas native won the Academy award for Best Actor as ladies man turned AIDS activist Ron Woodruff in Dallas Buyers Club. Starring in HBO’s acclaimed series True Detective, McConaughey is an early favorite to win an Emmy for his role. If he does, he will become the first to win an Oscar for Best Actor and an Emmy in the same year.
This week was not a good one for some of Hollywood’s most talked about couples. The week started out with news of Karrueche seemingly announcing that her relationship with Chris Brown had run its course, even though the “They Don’t Know” singer announced on Twitter a few days later that his on-again, off-again girlfriend would always have his heart. And a little later in the wee, came the far more disturbing news that Halle Berry’s third marriage to Olivier Martinez might already be on the rocks right after the birth of their son. Say it ain’t so!
Just in case it is so, MN’s editors are discussing both of these couples rumored to be stationed in splitsville and weighing in on the Real Housewives‘ most notoriously doomed relationship, Porsha Stewart and Kordell. Watch Did Y’all See? and discuss.
Less than a year after saying “I do,” Halle Berry may be finding herself in divorce court yet again. According to the New York Daily News, sources are claiming that the 47-year-old mother of two will soon be divorcing her husband, Olivier Martinez.
If reports are correct, then Halle and Olivier have been living apart for quite some time now. Insiders speculate that the couple began to drift apart mainly because their relationship wasn’t strong enough to survive their hectic work schedules, as Halle is currently Los Angeles shooting for new CBS series, “Extant,” while Olivier has been busy filming for a guest role on ABC’s “Revenge.”
In addition to all of that, Halle was recently spotted at a post-Oscars party without Olivier and she wasn’t rocking her pricey wedding ring either. The two also haven’t been publicly photographed together since December. Halle and Olivier welcomed their first child together, Maceo Martinez, last October. Neither party have released statements regarding the rumors.
We can only hope that the rumors are false. But as with anything else, we will keep you posted as this story develops.
Over the years Hollywood has paid homage to some of the most influential, and sometimes controversial, women of our time and in honor of Women’s History month, we take a look at some of the best movies about these important figures.
The Josephine Baker Story
Dancer/singer Josephine Baker was the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture film and become a world famous entertainer. Known for performing the banana dance, Baker would wear the fruit covering her bottom while remaining topless. She was also known for her contributions to the Civil Rights movement. Actress Lynn Whitfield stepped into the shoes of Baker for the 1991 HBO biopic The Josephine Baker Story. Unlike most biographical films, this one dug as deep into Baker’s personal life as her public one. Whitfield took home an Emmy and an NAACP award for her role in the film.
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In this day and age where celebs and everyday folks take to their social media pages to share every little detail of their lives, there are still some stars who like to keep their private lives very private.
Cassie and Diddy
Rumor had it Diddy and Cassie were dating well before they were ever photographed together. Caught up in a love triangle with Cassie and his children’s mother Kim Porter, Diddy snuck around with the “Me & U” singer showing up at the same events but making sure to never arrive or leave together. Recently the two have been more open about their relationship in public and on social media. Diddy has posted photos professing his love for Cassie and last month sparked rumors when he put up a picture of an engagement ring with the caption, “Baby do you like it? I just want to get you wat you Like!” he added. “I just wanna Mk you smile #takeDat!”
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It appears a petition has started for Lupita Nyong’o to play the character of “Storm” in the Marvel series of X-Men movies.
The petition started on the Change.org website by BlackGirlNerds blogger, Jamie Broadnax pleads:
“This is important because listening to the demands of your consumer base means more than your own personal casting choices. She has the accent, the look, and the acting chops to play Storm as the comic book intended. Please kindly take this into consideration and respect the demand of Marvel consumers and fans of this amazing franchise. This petition was started based on the overwhelming responses to my tweet ‘I volunteer as tribute to lead a social media charge to get Lupita cast as Storm!’”
Halle Berry played “Storm” in the original X-Men movie as well as 2003’s X2: X-Men United and 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. The next installation in the franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past is currently in post production.
The average movie-goer probably thinks Berry did a solid job as the mutant with the ability to control the weather. But comic book aficionados know that Storm is actually African, and that Halle Berry probably wasn’t the best fit for the character, but simply won the role due to the lack of viable candidates in Hollywood.
We love Lupita as much as the next person but we wonder if this is a another sad case of “there can only be one”. It seems like since Lupita won her Oscar and became Hollywood’s “It Girl” critics everywhere have been discrediting every other black actress. We hope comic book nerds everywhere can get Lupita noticed, but it seems unlikely that Hollywood execs would change the character so far in the series. Either way, we’re sure there will be plenty of roles for Nyong’o as well as Kerry Washington, Angela Bassett and every other black actress we’ve seemed to up and forget about since we became convinced Lupita came and changed the game.
Do you think this petition will get any play?