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9 TV Show Trends To Look Out For This Fall

August 27th, 2014 - By Candace Smith
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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

August 26th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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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).

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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

August 1st, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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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.”

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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?

“You Have To Have A Warrior Mentality” Jada Pinkett Smith Exposes The Secret For Lasting Marriage

July 23rd, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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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;)

J

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.

Jada Pinkett-Smith Supports #JusticeForJada, Says Her Own Niece Was Given A Date Rape Drug

July 22nd, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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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.” 

 

 

Hated It! Actors Who Slammed Their Own Movies

July 10th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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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.

#DoBetter: Celebrity Children Unfairly Attacked By The Internet

June 13th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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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.

Celebrity Children Unfairly Attacked

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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.

Our Favorite Interracial TV Couples

June 6th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Moguldom Films’ documentary, “The Swirl,” which looks at interracial relationships in America is now available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play, and VHX.

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.

Interracial TV Couples

“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.

Are Will And Jada Under Investigation By LA Children & Family Services Over Willow’s Controversial Photo?

May 20th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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According to Radar Online, that photo of Willow Smith laying down on a bed near a shirtless, 20-year-old family friend, isn’t as harmless as we all thought. Reportedly, an investigation into the incident and that picture has been launched by the LA Department of Children & Family Services to ensure that Smith is safe. A source tells Radar that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have cooperated with the investigation:

“The investigation was formally opened last week and is being taken very seriously by the department. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have been extremely cooperative with officials. Of course, they aren’t happy that their parenting skills are under scrutiny, but they understand. Social workers will also be talking separately with Willow, and they also want to talk to the young man in the picture with her as well. This won’t just be one or two visits with the family, and it will likely be an open investigation for at least a month, out of an abundance of caution.”

Again, the young man in the photo is 20-year-old former child actor Moises Arias, known for his role as Rico on Hannah Montana. He has run around with Willow and Jaden for years, and was even seen out to dinner with Jaden, 15, and Willow, 13, yesterday. If you’ll recall, when Jada was approached by photogs and asked to comment on the photo situation during the height of its controversy, she had this to say:

“Here’s the deal. There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it. And you’re acting like covert pedophiles, and that’s not cool.”

While I personally didn’t feel that strongly about the photo as many others did, if this investigation is indeed underway and Radar’s reports are true, this might be a wake-up call for Will and Jada to pull in the reins on their famous kids. But I’m hoping that they’re not running around with DCFS on their back, because this photo was not that deep.

“You’re Acting Like Covert Pedophiles”: Jada Pinkett Smith Checks Paparazzi About Willow’s Controversial Photo

May 8th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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After the big brouhaha everyone made of that picture of 13-year-old Willow Smith laying in a bed also occupied by 20-year-old former Hannah Montana star, Moises Arias, Jada Pinkett Smith wasn’t happy to have to deal with questions from paparazzi as she arrived to LAX for a flight on Wednesday night. As she stepped out of the car to head inside of the airport, a photog asked her to speak on the picture. If you’ll recall, yesterday, TMZ said that sources claimed that Will Smith and Jada weren’t bothered by the photo:

According to TMZ, Will and Jada believe their daughter is very mature to make her own decisions. Also, they have known Moises Arias for years since he is the best friend of their son, Jaden. The Smiths view the photo as artwork.

So what did she have to say when approached and asked about the “artwork”?

“Hey Jada…can you comment on the picture that was posted on Instagram of Willow and Moises?”

“Here’s the deal. There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it. And you’re acting like covert pedophiles, and that’s not cool.”

And that was it. Jada zipped past the rest of the photographers into the airport with her entourage.

I’m sure in the next week or so, this whole thing will die down, and Willow will go on to do something else people will have some type of problem with. I agree that you can make anything sexual if you want to, but personally, that’s not what I got from the photo of Willow and Moises, who has, in the past, been seen with Jaden and Willow quite a bit. Clearly, neither did Will or Jada.