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We may see a familiar face in the Magic Mike sequel next year. According to Deadline, Jada Pinkett Smith is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Magic Mike XXL !
The movie will serve as a sequel to Magic Mike, starring Channing Tatum. The movie is based on Tatum’s past experiences a young male stripper. Jada will play the owner of a strip club in the film, which was originally played by a man.
Jada already plays an evil nightclub owner, Fish Mooney, in the series Gotham, premiering September 28th on FOX! Smith will be channeling her darker side as Mooney is described as
“A sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner, Fish Mooney’s got the street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book. Imposing and hotheaded, she’s not one to be crossed.”
Smith is definitely on a roll this year; she also serves as an executive producer of The Queen Latifah Show and is on the cover of October’s Health magazine.
Magic Mike XXL is set to premiere on July 1st.
This celebrity posted this adorable picture of she and her mother on her Facebook page today in honor of “Throwback Thursday.” Can you tell who this little girl grew up to be? You really don’t need to look too much further than the woman on the right because she grew up to look quite a bit like her.
But in case you’re struggling her a couple of hints.
The little girl has two children of her own now and a bonus child.
She’s married to one of Hollywood’s A-list stars, though people always speculate that their marriage is crumbling…
And she was in the movie Woo.
There you have it. Surely, you know who it is by now.
Starbucks’ famed Pumpkin Spice Lattes have arrived early and some kids are heading back to school, which means that fall is nearly here. But with the new season comes new TV, and we are going to see a lot of primetime television network and cable channel trends that may further boost ratings. From NBC to the CW, here are our picks of new TV show trends you should keep your eyes on.
That Was You!? Small Roles Big Celebrities Had In Your Favorite Shows And Movies Before They Were Famous
Everyone has to start off somewhere, and some of the biggest stars we’re into now were scraping and fighting for roles and big opportunities back in the day. Here is a list of 15 famous folks who had small roles in some of your favorite shows and movies, and you didn’t even notice (cause they weren’t famous yet of course).
Jennifer Love Hewitt in Sister Act 2
Before becoming one of the big teen stars of the ’90s, Hewitt played a makeup-obsessed student in the popular sequel and had the chance to show off her vocal talents with the cast (she did try to put out an album in ’96…).
“Don’t Pollute Something That’s Not Dirty”: Jada On Criticism Of Her Parenting Skills After Willow’s Picture Controversy
As Jada Pinkett Smith promotes her new Fox show “Gotham,” she’s doing a lot of press, and in the process, doing a lot of talking about her family. As the cover girl for the new issue of Net-A-Porter’s The Edit, the 42-year-old chatted with the magazine about allowing her children to mold their own paths, dealing with rumors about her marriage and how she manages to stay looking so lean and lovely after all these years.
Dealing With Criticism Of Her Parenting Skills After Willow Was Snapped In Bed With A Much Older Friend:
“Just don’t pollute something that’s not dirty,” she says shaking her head.
“I want my kids to be happy and I want them to be themselves. I was saying to a friend the other day, ‘Remember, our kids are not us.’ They’re not. Sometimes we’re trying to fix things that happened to us or projecting [onto them], and that’s a terrible, terrible trap.”
Her Marriage To Will:
“We used to have all these rules, [but] as you go on in your relationship, you just get into a flow,” she says. “The thing I love is being in a place where it’s just like, Will, to me, encompasses everything. It’s almost as if calling him ‘my husband’ is too small of a word for what he means in my life — and especially how I feel we, as women, identify the idea of a husband. I really had to mature and expand that. I think I had a very stuck idea of what a husband looks like, what a wife should be. Once I broke all of that, a whole new world opened for me and man, oh, man, I got to see him in all his glory. And so that’s what it’s evolved into. And I’m just ecstatic about it.”
With Rumors About Their Marriage, Their Sexuality:
“The coping technique is knowing what the truth is – there’s no better technique. When you know that what’s going on in your house is so the opposite [of what’s being said], and you also know that when there’s mystery, people fill in the gaps, that’s OK,” she says. “And then you look back at it and look at how creative people can be, and it’s kind of entertaining. We can laugh because it’s so ridiculous. But I get it. I don’t take it personally.”
How She Stays In Such Good Shape These Days:
“You know what?” she says with a laugh, “I don’t know if I feel stronger than ever, but I do feel better than ever. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that it’s about being physical every day. You don’t have to go to the gym if that’s not your thing. You can go outside your door and walk around your block. You can take a brisk walk, a light jog, a slow stroll if you want! I feel like, as I’ve gotten older, I look better than ever and I work out less. I’m never in the gym for [more than] 45 minutes.
I do old-school roller skating,” she says, cracking up. “I love it. That’s just how I grew up.”
I especially like what Smith had to say about the rumors about her marriage. When you know the truth about what’s going on with your relationship, what other people say doesn’t really matter, right? But what do you think of her statements in The Edit?
For years, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s marriage has been plagued with divorce rumors. Nevertheless, the couple always exudes a strong energy of romance and passion.
Recently, while being interviewed by Extra TV for her new show Gotham, Jada was asked by the reporter what’s the key to keeping her marriage intact and she noted it was friendship; “Your partner has to be your best, best friend. And he’s my best friend.”
Known for the sage advice she provides her Facebook followers, Jada followed up on that red carpet remark with an important lesson on how couples can stay in love:
“You have to have kind of a warrior mentality. You have to be a solider for love. You have to be able to withstand tough times and just because the tough times come doesn’t mean it’s time to stop… it means it’s time to dig in.”
With their 20th anniversary around the corner, Jada excitedly shared : “We’re going to be celebrating 20 years in two years, so we’re starting to plan now for a big 20th year.”
Although Jada is a notable actress, her words of wisdom always make us wish she had a show or book where we could get daily doses of her. Luckily, Jada agrees with us. She wrote on Facebook :
If I were to do a TV show, a speaking tour or radio show talking about the issues we address on this page…would you watch, show up, listen?
It makes no sense for me to entertain these ideas if you’re not coming;)
Yes, we are coming — with notebooks and pens.
In the meantime, be sure to check out Jada’s new show, Gotham; it premiers on Fox September 22.
Recently on her Facebook page, Jada Pinkett-Smith showed her solidarity in the #JusticeForJada campaign by posting the young Jada’s picture and a link to her story with the caption:
This could be you, me or any woman or girl that we know. What do we plan to do about this ugly epidemic? #justiceforjada
We’ve reported earlier that Jada is the 16-year-old Texas girl who came forward, speaking to the media after pictures of her assault were broadcast all over the internet and even became an ugly hashtag.
But in a recent interview with Us Weekly, she explained that her passion about this particular campaign is more personal than we originally thought.
Pinkett- Smith told the publication that her own niece could have suffered the same terrible fate as Jada.
“If you saw what I put on Facebook, you also saw that this could happen to any woman that we know and the unfortunate part is that my niece was given a date-rape drug that weekend. Thank God — she’s 20 — so thank God that nothing happened, because she was with some responsible guys that took care of her, and with three of her friends. She said, ‘Oh my God I can’t feel my…’ she was losing consciousness. Thank God the people she was with put her in a room, closed the door, and she didn’t come to for three and a half hours.”
Jada said that instead of shielding Willow from this terrible and nearly tragic incident, she decided to be open and honest about it.
“I’m not a conventional parent, which I take a lot of pride in. The first thing I had my niece do was sit down with my daughter and a couple of her friends and tell her about that experience. I don’t just sit with Willow and go, ‘Hey, this is what Mommy thinks.’ Let me just bring in a little reality to validate what Mommy’s been talking to you about.
What I do with Willow is I give her the opportunity to be empowered by having herself first because when you allow a person to be an individual and you allow a person to have power within and have confidence on who they are, you’ll never have to look into the eyes of a man and question whether it’s a yes or a no. She’s gonna be very clear: No. She’s gonna be very clear: Yes. And she’s gonna be in a position to be able to determine how to protect herself. Know when you’re in danger. Should you be a girl that goes into a room with four men drinking. Should you? Even if you think you know them? Is this about wanting to be the cool girl or is this about wanting to set a standard for yourself?”
Pinkett-Smith said the rape and sexual assault that plagues women and girls is indicative of a larger treatment around the way in which women are treated and mistreated in this country.
“There is an epidemic going on out here in regards to the treatment of women.”
If you’re a creative type, there’s no way in the world you’re going to be madly in love with everything you’ve done. There are just some projects that you just won’t be proud of. This is certainly true for actors in Hollywood. Whether they hated their particular role in the film or some of the behind the scenes stuff, they just didn’t rock with it. And in these cases, made sure to express their distaste. See who and which movies I’m talking about on the following pages.
Coming into the world of show business, stars know their lives will be dissected under the microscope by the media and the public but unfortunately these celebrity offsprings were also unfairly targeted and picked on online.
Blue Ivy Carter
Before she was even born, Blue Ivy was one of the most talked about celebrity spawns. Parents Jay Z and Beyonce have done a great job of shielding their daughter Blue Ivy from the limelight during her first year but as soon as the R&B singer started sharing candid snapshots of mother and child, people started talking. Now the talk has reached a fever pitch in the form of a petition on Change.org to get Blue Ivy’s parents to comb her hair. The petition’s alleged creator Jasmine Toliver has publicly defended herself saying it was a joke and that she is a fan of natural hair.
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Since the U.S. Census Bureau has been keeping record, interracial marriages have been on the rise. While there are more than 2.4 million mixed marriages in the U.S., Hollywood has been a bit slow in keeping up with times and portraying more interracial couples, but low and behold we’ve managed to find a few favorites over the years. Take a look.
“I Love Lucy’s” Ricky and Lucy Ricardo
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were one of, if not the first, interracial couple on television. Debuting in 1951, “ I Love Lucy” made groundbreaking history when it aired with the real-life husband and wife stars. The show followed the antics played out by comedian Lucille Ball while her husband looked helplessly on. The show lasted for six seasons and more than 60 years later, “I Love Lucy” remains popular with over 40 million Americans still tuning in.