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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.
June is Black Music Month and to pay homage to the melodic contributions of some of our favorite artists we’re taking a look at a few of our favorite celebrity singers turned actors who make it tough to decide which role we like them in best. For more on the artists here, head over to XFINITY CelebrateBlackTV.com. From The Wiz to Dreamgirls, check out great films with even better soundtracks, plus interviews, music videos and more all month long.
When he put on a dress, blonde wig, fishnet stockings and pursed up his lips as In Living Color’s ugly Wanda, he stole the show. The character helped launchJamie Foxx’s career in Hollywood and he became so popular, he earned a show of his own. But before he became a household name as a bona fide actor, Foxx’s first love was singing. He began playing the piano at five years old and after he graduated from high school, the Texas native went to college on a scholarship to study classical music and composition. Foxx brought home an Oscar for his role playing legendary singer Ray Charles in the film Ray and he’s also released four albums dating all the way back to 1994.
Beauty is in the eye of the holder and for these celebs who have jungle fever, they see no color when it comes to dating someone outside of their race.
Perhaps best known as magneto in the blockbuster franchise X-Men, Michael Fassbender knew he wanted to be an actor since he was 17 years old. His first role came in the television miniseries “Band of Brothers.” The German-Irish actor has been romantically linked to actress Nicole Baharie and Leasi Andrews. He also dated Zoe Kravitz for several years. Recently rumors were sparked last month when the 12 Years a Slave actor was spotted hugging and kissing supermodel Naomi Campbell while dining at a London restaurant.
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I never tire of a good proposal video. Never. I love love, in all its innumerable manifestations. So needless to say, whenever I see a proposal video posted online, I always have to watch. And I can’t lie, it’s always particularly nice to see a black couple take that step since the media would have us believe that all black men are leaving women to raise babies on their own and all black women are living miserably single lives, dying with only college degrees and well-worn vibrators to their names.
But I digress.
The point is it’s beautiful to witness love. We all know Tyrese makes quite a few side-eye worthy comments but I’m so glad he posted this video of this man proposing to this woman with the help of Jamie Foxx’s song “My Angel.”
On his original Facebook post, he included the caption: ‘Singing is a heart stealer… Works like a charm! Congrats to them!”
Fans of “The Jamie Foxx Show” may remember Jamie sang this song the day he married Fancy after years of pining away for her.
The words are so universal I believe them just as much hearing them from this guy I don’t know as I did when the fictional Jamie sang them to a fictional Fancy all those years ago.
What’s so cute about this proposal is that the bride seems to have quit the sense of humor. Once she realizes what’s going on she says, “Y’all play too much” and playfully slaps her fiancé in the chest before giving him her answer.
Get into it in the video below.
At seven months old, Jamie Foxx, born Eric Marlon Bishop, was abandoned by his parents and left in the care of his birth mother’s foster mom. Growing up, Foxx says it was difficult to understand why his parents decided to leave him behind. Now that he’s an adult, the Oscar Award-winning actor has plans to reconcile with his parents and has even made the decision to move his birth mother, Louise, into his home.
“We’re trying to learn [about] each other,” he explained to Britain’s Sunday Times. “The one thing I think is great is she’s in the same house, because you realize certain things that you missed when you were growing up, like, ‘Oh, I do that because of that,’ or ‘Oh, I do this because of this.”
The “Amazing Spiderman 2″ actor’s attempts to reunite with his father, however, haven’t been as simple.
“Fingers crossed, it will become a real thing,” he says. “But the door is open. That’s one thing I’ve learned: always keep the door and your heart open…I don’t hold grudges…”
He adds that there are also a ton of unanswered questions that he’d like to ask his father, who only lived 28 miles away from him during his childhood.
“There are questions, like, ‘What happened?” Where were you? Were you stricken with something? Could you not make it?’ Growing up, I would always go, man…I’m a good dude. I wasn’t the kid getting in trouble. I was quarterback on the high school football team. And he only lived 28 miles away. So I always said to myself, you know, I’m gonna grade him a little harder for that, because he could have tried.”
Hopefully Jamie gets the reunion he has been hoping for.
Jamie Foxx’s older daughter, Corinne, has blossomed into a beautiful young lady. And it appears that she’s following in her famous father’s footsteps by venturing into the entertainment industry. But instead taking her talents to the big screen, the bright-eyed beauty has set her sights on different aspect of the industry. She recently filled in as a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight.
“Interviews this a.m. with @etonline and guess who the interviewer was? @CorinneFoxx,” her beaming father, Jamie, posted to Instagram. “Unbelievably proud Gets no better.”
“Another one of @corinnefoxx interviewing @georgelopez & I with @etonline for #Rio2 Best interview yet,” he captioned another photo. “You absolutely KILLED it!! #ProudDad”
It’s nice to see Jamie so proud of his daughter. Corinne also took to social media with talk of her hosting gig, which also included interviews with Janelle Monae, Sergio Mendes, Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristin Chenowith.
“First interview EVER!! had a blast with Janelle Monae and Sergio Mendes ???????????? 5 more to go!! thanks @etonline #rio2,” she gushed.
“Lol’d the whole time interviewing my dad and George Lopez! #rio2 @etonline,” she added.
The 20-year-old college student later took to Twitter and Instagram to thank ET for the opportunity.
“THAT’S A WRAP! @etonline had the absolutely best time ever interviewing Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristin Chenowith, Janelle Monae and the rest of the Rio 2 cast & crew. ???????????? #blessed.”
It’s unclear if her position with the celebrity news program is permanent or not, but either way, she appears to have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Check out photos of Corinne in action on the next page.
As a Kanye fan I’d heard Warryn Campbell’s name and I learned he was a producer when I started watching Mary Mary’s reality show. But I never really made the correlation. And while I watched him craft Mary Mary’s Grammy winning song, “Go Get It” and knew he’d worked with Death Row in the past, I had no idea that Warryn’s work was so heavily reflected in my personal musical collection.
Though he got his professional start under the tutelage of DJ Quik, Campbell began playing music at a young age. By 15 he’d mastered the drums, bass, guitar and the piano. By 16, he joined a gospel group called New Vision where he discovered his gift for musical production. Afterward he met Quik. From there he worked with Death Row and the rest is history.
Check out the songs you probably had no idea he helped to write, produce or both.
Doesn’t it seem like we’ve been talking about this movie forever? First we broke the news that Will and Jada were doing a remake, then we broke the news that Willow had dropped out of the picture and that Quevenzhané Wallis would take her place. From there other casting decisions leaked and then there were the images of Quevenzhané as Annie circulating the internet. And though the movie won’t hit theaters until Christmas, we now have a trailer.
Check it out in the video below.
If you ask me, I’m all for it, all about it. I’m a sucker for a feel good movie plus I know Wallis, Diaz and Foxx are going to deliver. I’m just sad we have to wait until Christmas to see this. I also understand the genius of this though. Families are going to be together around this time. They’ll be tired of sitting in the house staring at each other and will inevitably, because everything else is closed, end up at the movies. Tickets will be purchased. Money will be made. Very smart indeed. And hopefully, big picture, grand scheme some more black actors and actresses will get some roles because of the success. A girl can always hope.
I’m excited. But what do you think? Does this look like it’ll be good?
Hollywood just loves to have a white person donning a cape come in and save some poor, Black soul. While some of these White Savior movies were based on true stories, others were just made up and a little too over the top.
Sandra Bullock is known as America’s sweetheart but she won even more hearts over in the 2009 film The Blind Side. Based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, the film follows Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher’s life from impoverished beginnings to the NFL. Oher had nothing in his life going for him but football until a white couple, played by Bulllock and Tim McGraw, came along to adopt him. The film grossed over $300 million and Bullock earned critical acclaim and accolades for her performance. She also won a Golden Globe and the coveted Oscar gold for Best Actress.
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Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner and in honor of the biggest game of the year, here are some of our favorite football movies.
Any Given Sunday
Famed director Oliver Stone decided to enlist an all-star cast to focus on the game of football for the film Any Given Sunday. Al Pacino plays coach Tony D’Amato who’s in charge of motivating an embattled team with the new owner (Cameron Diaz) breathing down his neck. With their star quarterback out, he has no choice but to turn to the nervous third-string quarterback Willie Beamen (Jamie Foxx). The cast included James Wood, Dennis Quaid and LL Cool J along with legendary NFL Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Lawrence Taylor.