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Bet You Didn’t Know: Celebs Who Own Production Companies

November 23rd, 2015 - By Nneka Samuel
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We all know about Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Shondaland and the empires belonging to Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, but did you know the following stars have production companies?

Jamie Foxx’s Daughter Named Miss Golden Globe 2016

November 18th, 2015 - By Kweli Wright
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Jamie Foxx’s daughter, Corinne Foxx, 21, has been named Miss Golden Globe 2016 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who made the announcement on Tuesday night at the first party of its Awards Season at the Ysabel in West Hollywood.

The model and actress is also a student at the University of Southern California, and has been her dad’s plus one on red carpets since she was a kid. 2004 Best Actor winner

According to, she’s known about the coveted gig for a few weeks, and her superstar dad, the 2004 Best Actor winner, had a priceless reaction:  “My dad, he’s a little bit emotional. He won’t admit it, but he had tears in his eyes and he was so happy for me to kind of have my own thing now,” she said.

The annual title is traditionally given to the daughter or son of a celebrity, and their responsibility is to assist in handing out the awards on the big night.

“Like her father, [Corinne] leads a fine example of following her dreams and we can’t wait to see what she does next,” said Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Past honorees include celebrity off-spring Greer Grammer, Dakota Johnson, Sosie Bacon and Rumer Willis.

Foxx will share the stage with Hollywood’s A-listers – including this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient Denzel Washington – when the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards air on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET.

Nominations will be announced on December 10.

Celebrities With Embarrassing Parents

October 12th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Being famous is hard, especially if you’re one of these celebrities with seriously embarrassing parents.

#MCM: 10 Eligible Bachelors We’d Like To Recruit For Cuffing Season

September 14th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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‘Tis the season for hookups and love. That’s right, as the weather changes, that means cuffing season is drawing near. With so many baes to choose from, why not shoot your shot in the direction of some of Black Hollywood’s most elite single men? Prepare to hop on the ‘gram and slide into those DMs as we look at famous fellas who are on the market.

Gabrielle Union And Jamie Foxx To Reunite In Action Thriller “Sleepless Night”

May 22nd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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She’s fresh out of season two of “Being Mary Jane” and Gabrielle Union has already snagged another major role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the beauty will be reuniting with Jamie Foxx in Sleepless Night. The action thriller is a remake of French movie Nuit Blanche.

Foxx has been cast to play a crooked cop who is forced to reclaim a bag of stolen drugs in order to save his son, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless crime boss. He is also tasked with dodging internal-affairs officers who are hot on his trail. Union has been cast to play the rogue cop’s ex-wife, who also assists in the rescue. The film is being produced by Open Road Films and directed by Baran bo Odar.

Union and Foxx have not headlined a film together since 2004 romantic comedy Breakin’ All The Rules. Speaking of Gabby, it is also being reported that she’s in final negotiations to appear in Keanu, a New Line Cinema comedy from Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Union will be playing Key’s wife, who wishes that her polite husband would become more assertive in and out of their marriage.

Work, Gabby!

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Poor Thing: Jamie Foxx Explains What Went Wrong With His National Anthem

May 5th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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If you saw Lil Mo getting dragged this past weekend, it was all because she tried to come for A-list entertainer Jamie Foxx and his rendition of the National Anthem at the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight.

Now, if you watched the fight you know Jamie’s performance wasn’t perfect but it certainly wasn’t the worst we’ve ever heard. He just took us to church real quick. But the people didn’t love it.

So, when he sat down with Ellen DeGeneres, he explained what went wrong.

“Now, I sung the National Anthem. Now, some people were a little upset about how way it went down. But here’s the thing, anytime a Black person sing the National Anthem you know we gotta…*does a series of riffs and runs* . I mean, that’s just…but what did happen in the ring, my ears came out, my inner ears. My inner ears were out and I’m singing with an organ, so I can’t hear what the organ is doing with the big crowd. So some of it was a little off. But in the arena, it killed. The telecast, it was a little off. But we still, we still love America.”

You can watch Jamie’s rendition of the anthem and his explanation in the video below.

Jamie Foxx’s Daughter Isn’t Happy About Him Dating Women In Their 20s

April 21st, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Good black don’t crack and Jamie Foxx is proof of that. He is aging well; however, the truth of the matter is that dude is damn near 50—47 to be exact. So it’s not surprising that his now 21-year-old daughter Corrine Bishop felt the need to check her daddy for robbing the cradle.

Apparently, the actor was still trying to date women in their 20s, but Ms. Corrine was not having it. During a recent interview with Angie Martinez, Jamie recalled a hilarious situation where his daughter met one of his girlfriends who she felt was way too young for him.

“It was this one time where I was dating this girl who was too young a while back. She was legal, but in her 20s. I’m 40, she’s in her 20s. I kept her away from my daughter and then all of a sudden; she ends up in the house with my daughter. I’m not there to [intercede]. Then I walk in like ‘Aye, aye, aye.’ She got the little half shirt on.”

Of course, Corrine clowned him for it.

“My daughter is like, ‘Really dad?’ She says, ‘I’m on my way to school. Should I drop her off for 6th period?’ It was like that, so I talk about those things [on the album] you’re still fly and young, at the same time, you are over 40.”

While I’m all for May-December relationships, I do think that some discretion should be used. Things can get pretty uncomfortable when a parent is dating someone too close to the ages of their children.

Watch Jamie’s hilarious interview below.

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Jamie Foxx Announces New Album, Hollywood

April 18th, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Don’t call it a come back.

No seriously, it’s not a comeback. It just has been 5 long years since we received an album from our favorite comedian/actor/singer/he’stootalented, Jamie Foxx. Now, Foxx has announced his new album via Instagram.

In a new post featuring him playing a short clip of his new single, “You Changed Me”, Jamie states “Coming soon…#HOLLYWOOD. Check the cover reveal on @flipagram.”

Foxx also hit up Jimmy Kimmel Live!, to announce his new album. In addition to his annoucement, Jamie served up a few viral hits, including a skit about Tinder. Also during his appearance, Jamie told Kimmel,

“Making albums is different now. you don’t have the luxury of, you know, how you take getting the band together and go to Guam or Laos and lay up and smoke a joint and let it come to us. It’s like, if you don’t get this damn record out, we’re going to fire your ass!”

He also explained how his eldest daughter is keeping him in check: “I had on some shoes, and she was like ‘It’s too young, Dad. You got old feet. You got like Civil Rights feet, so you should have shoes for marching and sit-ins.’” LMAO!!!

Although, no official release date has been announced regarding Hollywood, we couldn’t be more excited. Whose ready for a new album from Jamie?

Here She Goes Again: Khloe Kardashian Says Jamie Foxx Made Transphobic Joke About Bruce Jenner Because He Needs “A Little Press”

April 3rd, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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You already know that when it comes to her family, Khloe Kardashian does NOT play.

We told you at the beginning of the week that Jamie Foxx was heavily criticized for jokes he made about Bruce Jenner, who we all know is officially going through gender transition.

While hosting the iHeartRadio Awards on Sunday, Foxx said, “We got some groundbreaking performances here, too, tonight. We got Bruce Jenner, who will be here doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself.”

Foxx continued, saying, “Look, I’m just busting your balls…while I still can.”

Foxx’s name ended up trending on Twitter right after he did the joke and many said that it wasn’t funny, but rather, disrespectful.

No one felt that way more than Jenner’s family, including Khloe Kardashian.

During an interview with The Insider, Kardashian was asked her thoughts on Foxx’s joke, and she said that based on the fact that the Kardashian family knows the comedian, it wasn’t cool.

“I just think it’s a low blow. I think it’s very mean, but you know, I wish him all the best. It is what it is.”

She continued, saying, “I just think — and I know Jamie, so I think that’s also why that’s a really low blow, but hey, guess that’s what he felt the need to do for a little press.”

Considering that this statement is coming from someone in the Kardashian family, such a comeback is quite laughable…

But this isn’t the first time that Kardashian has tried it in an attempt to defend her family members. In February, she went at it with Amber Rose after Rose gave her two cents on 17-year-old Kylie Jenner’s decision to openly date the 25-year-old rapper, Tyga.

As for this particular controversy, Kardashian wasn’t the only family member who spoke out about Foxx’s jokes. Bruce Jenner’s son, Burt Jenner, even tried to call Foxx a Kevin Hart clone. He told TMZ, “I think he is just copying Kevin Hart because Kevin Hart is taking all his movie opportunities.” He continued, “He’s copying him — man’s on a roll and Jamie Foxx is on the way down.”

Ouch, much?


Going Too Far, Or Just Oversensitive? How Jokes Can Hurt Your Brand

March 30th, 2015 - By Tanvier Peart
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When it comes to joking around, is there a line that shouldn’t be crossed?

Jamie Foxx joins many entertainers and public figures who’ve come under fire for their remarks. While hosting the iHeart Radio Music Awards last night, the Oscar winner and singer took a jab at Bruce Jenner and his reported transformation from male to female. “We got some groundbreaking performances, here too, tonight,” said Foxx. “We got Bruce Jenner, who will be doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself.”

The hashtag #iHeartRadioMusicAwards was trending over the weekend as viewers took to Twitter to discuss Foxx’s opening monologue. Some thought it was all in good fun while others believed it was disrespectful to the LGBT community.

Jamie certainly isn’t the first –a and won’t be the last — celebrity to get in trouble for a joke. Giuliana Rancic tried her hand at humor on Fashion Police when she discussed Zendaya Coleman’s hairstyle at the 2015 Oscars. Equating dreadlocks with “patchouli oil and weed,” the backlash was huge resulting in folks calling for her job and co-host Kelly Osbourne quitting the show.

As much as joking around is just that, it’s important to think about the words you say and how they can (and will) impact your personal brand. Sure most of us probably won’t have a Twitter mob after our heads if we say the wrong thing (though you never know), but think about the lasting effects it can have on your career. Have you ever been witness to someone putting their foot in their mouth? Even if it wasn’t their intention, you never know how people will take the delivery.

I worked for a wealth management corporation a long time ago and can recall an incident involving a joke that didn’t go very well. My manager at the time was full of life and loved keeping things upbeat around the office. One Ash Wednesday, a high-level broker returned to the office with a cross made from ash on his face. As a Christian myself, I understood the symbolism and didn’t think it was weird. My manager on the other hand thought it was the perfect opportunity for a laugh.

“Hey Tripp, you might want to go to the bathroom. You got some s&*@ on your forehead!”

Now Tripp didn’t mind the joke as he and my former manager were close friends. I also happened to know he was a Christian and didn’t mean anything by his comments. Unfortunately others around the office who were new didn’t know it was a joke and felt very uncomfortable. It definitely wasn’t a good idea to shout something so off-color around the workplace, but perhaps he should’ve rethought his words. After all, image is everything these days, and it only takes one flub on our part to ruin our hard work.

Even if I think Jamie Foxx was just trying to have some fun doesn’t mean my interpretation of his joke is how others should feel. Everyone is affected differently by words based on individual experiences and what we know about the person making the joke. Were his remarks as offensive as Don Imus who referred to the Rutgers University women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hoes?” Does Foxx get a pass because he’s a comedian, or are folks just being oversensitive?

As for the rest of us, we might want to watch our impromptu stand-up acts that can land us in our boss’ office.

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