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An interesting and sure to be controversial piece of street art appeared in the the Hollywood area of Los Angeles this morning, just as millions of Christians around the country prepare to celebrate Easter Sunday or the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In the mural, which was spotted for the first time this morning, Kanye has his arms spread and his feet, fitted with red Converse, crossed over one another. In this depiction he looks undeniably like Jesus on the cross. Oh, and he’s wearing a cloth around his waist. Next to the image are the words “The New Messiah?”
There’s no word yet one who might have done this.
The spray painting, which is six foot high, was perhaps a nod to the album title of Kanye’s latest LP Yeezus. Kanye has frequently referenced himself as divine with songs like “I Am A God.” And it looks like someone drank that Kool Aid.
I don’t have to tell you that this is more blasphemous than a little bit and I would be surprised if it remains up for too long.
Kanye? The Messiah? Please. The man could even save himself.
I wonder how Kanye would feel about this depiction. While he’s professed to being a Christian with Jesus being one of his idols, he’s not afraid to depict himself as the savior. And I’m not just talking about the album title, there was also the now infamous Rolling Stone cover where West donned a crown of thorns. But perhaps West believes dressing like Christ is not blasphemous but expresses his admiration.
I can’t call it.
Either way what do you think about this mural?
Recently, Idrid Elba showed up to DJ a party dressed as Superman. He looked so good in the suit, fans immediately started petitioning Hollywood to make a new movie for their favorite hunk. We think that’s a great idea and here are more famous movie franchises we’d like to see in color.
Terry Crews as Rambo
Three 90-minute movies featuring Terry Crews in a headband and no shirt? Yes please.
First, let’s point out how we’re in the middle of winter and battling freezing temperatures and constant snow in many states, but Michael B. Jordan and his lady friend are kicking it in Miami shirtless and in a bikini, respectively, down in Florida.
But I digress.
The Fruitvale Station and That Awkward Moment star was spotted this weekend in Miami with a young lady very close by the entire time. The two hit the beach for some sun and jet skiing.
Now ladies, I know that some of you have already claimed Michael as “yours” and he’s been saying that he’s single so don’t let these pictures deter you. Yes, she looks like she’s cute and she appears to have a great body and this is the first woman he’s been spotted with since he and his ex-girlfriend broke up, but what does that mean? I’ll tell you: not a thing! As far as we’re concerned, he’s still up for grabs.
Anyway, check out a couple more pictures of Michael and his “friend” as they enjoy that beautiful Miami weather and water.
He knows many of you want this to happen so bad, but do not expect to see Idris Elba as the Black Bond. As a matter of fact, don’t even use the term “Black Bond” when it comes to the idea of a black man playing the role.
“I’ve always detested the phrase ‘Black Bond.’ I just don’t understand it,” Elba told Kate Garraway on ITV’s Lorraine, a British show.
“We don’t say ‘White Bond’, we just say “Bond” so it suddenly becomes a black man and he’s a “Black Bond” so I hate that phrase and it’s a rumour that’s gotten out of control basically but that’s all it is. There’s no truth in it whatsoever.”
The crazy thing is that according to The Daily Mail this all gogt started when Elba’s Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom co-star Naomie Harris said that she’d like to see him play the role of James Bond. Harris, who was in the last “Bond” film Skyfall alongside current “Bond” Daniel Craig, says her opinion spiraled into some mixed up “fact” and “now, nearly every time he does an interview, he gets asked about it.”
You know, I can definitely understand Idris Elba’s opinion about he, or any other black actor” being referred tot as the “Black Bond.” However, seeing as though there’s never been a black man to play the role, it goes without saying that it would be something that is a primary focus. That’s kind of what happens when you become the first – or are just being considered for the role – of something.
In the meantime,if you see him in the street, don’t shout out, “Hey Driis, what’s up with you being the next Bond?” I mean, just leave it all alone and instead, just envision what he’d look like in one of those nice tailor made Bond suits (you know Idris can wear a suit like nobody’s business).
After having a career that many can only imagine, actor Peter O’Toole, the breakout star of the classic Lawrence of Arabia, died peacefully on Sunday at a hospital in London.
The actor has been ill for years with various ailments and became even more thin than his already natural slim build. Although he was older, his face began to change drastically due not only to his sickness, but also years of hard drinking.
His daughter Kate O’Toole released a statement:
“His family are very appreciative and completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time. Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.”
In 2012, O’Toole officially retired from acting; he said he was grateful for all it had provided to him both emotionally and financially.
After his role in Lawrence of Arabia, O’Toole went on to do many other films including My Favorite Year and Venus. Besides his actual acting roles, he’s also known as the man who set the record for most Academy Award nominations (he had 8 noms) without every winning. In 2003, he accepted an honorary Oscar.
According to The Guardian, there were rumors that he was coming out of retirement for one more role. While it hasn’t been confirmed, it is believed that he did do the project and the film will be released next year.
Our prayers and condolences go out to his family during this hard time.
It wasn’t too long ago when we questioned where Nia Long was and why she wasn’t working. Well, all of a sudden, she seems to be pretty busy and it doesn’t look like she’s slowing down anytime soon.
According to Deadline.com, Long has signed on to star in WEtv’s new show, The Divide. The show is describe as a “legal thriller centers on District Attorney Adam Page (Damon Gupton), who uncovers new evidence that prompts the re-investigation of a sensational murder case.”
Long will play DA Page’s wife, Billie.
This could be really good for Nia Long. She has the chance to star in something brand new for the network: The Divide will be WE’s first drama and scripted show. As we know, they’re known for reality shows and reruns of old shows so if they promote this properly, it could have a huge following.
Nia has been pretty busy this year: she co-starred in eight episodes of House of Lies and of course, The Best Man Holiday was released in November to rave reviews. Next year, she’s one of the stars of Tyler Perry’s film, The Single Moms Club.
It’s exciting to see her career get that full second wind and I can’t wait to see her in the new show!
A few months ago, we showed you pictures of the baby shower celebrating the bundle of joy on the way for Rockmond an Dunbar and wife, Maya. Well, the little one is finally here!
Reps for the Dunbars confirmed to PEOPLE that Maya gave birth to Berkeley Seon Dunbar on December 6th in Los Angeles, California.
Baby Berkeley weighed in at 8lbs and 9 oz.
The couple, who married earlier this year, have been together since 2012.
Rockmond posted the picture on Facebook and added: “Mom is doing great. We are absolutely in LOVE with our daughter!”
The Dunbars better soak all of this excitement now because they’re both hitting the ground running as actors. While Rockmond Dunbar’s role on Sons of Anarchy may be over, he’s got yet another job: he’s joined the cast as a regular on The Mentalist. He role was formerly just recurring so those checks will now be looking pretty good! For her part, Maya Dunbar has joined the cast of the Cinemax series, Banshee.
Someone pass me a thermometer, I need to see how high my baby fever has risen since seeing these pictures.
Actress Yaya Alafia (formerly DaCosta) and her director/producer husband Joshua recently shared pictures of their three month old son, Sankara Mamadou Bee Alafia. In the picture, Sankara, which means “Creator, Bliss Giver, Introspection, Remover of Doubt, King of Unity” in different languages, is clearly a happy baby who is full of life.
In the caption of one of the pictures, posted on both Facebook and Instagram, Yaya said, “Best three months of my life!!! Thank you for choosing us, little prince!”
Yaya has been having a great couple of years. She married Joshua in 2012, gave birth to that beautiful baby just a few months ago and she had a great role in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. We’re sure she’s going to keep it going for 2014, especially with that positivity that always seems to shine right through her personality.