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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.
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.
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.
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”
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.”
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.
This past weekend Jamie Foxx hosted the 2nd annual iHeartRadio Music Awards and as per normal told jokes during his introduction segment. But some of his jokes were not meet with a laugh.
During the opening monologue, Foxx made several comments about retired Olympian Bruce Jenner’s unconfirmed transition to living as a woman. Foxx said, “We got Bruce Jenner, who will be here doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself. Look, I’m just busting your balls while I still can.”
Many viewers of iHeart Radio Awards found his comments discriminatory, specifically to those who struggle with gender identity. On Twitter, viewers tweeted:
— Mauricio A.Rodriguez (@RAM_IMAGERY) March 30, 2015
Jokes about Bruce Jenner’s gender identity are not funny. Just don’t. — Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) March 30, 2015
Jamie Foxx making jokes about Bruce Jenner being transgendered was absolutely rude. NOT. FUNNY. AT. ALL.
— CHAD (@ItsAllAboutChad) March 30, 2015
Jamie Foxx’s “jokes” were terrible transmisogyny. But I’m not interested in Whites who pretend Whites aren’t transmisogynistic. Bye to both. — Trudy (@thetrudz) March 30, 2015
Others on social media didn’t find Jamie Foxx’s joke to be offensive and thought people were overreacting. Either way, Foxx’s comments showcase the stigma that surrounds transgendered people and reinforces the idea that people will be ridiculed for transitioning to the gender they most identify with.
I know this is a post about Quvenzhané Wallis and the correct pronunciation of her name. But I think this interview with Uzo Aduba, for The Improper Bostonian, completely and accurately depict my feelings on why it’s worth the effort to try and eventually learn to pronounce Quvenzhané’s name–and other ethnic names– properly.
The magazine asked Aduba if she ever considered changing her name when she realized she wanted to enter Hollywood. And she responded:
“When I started as an actor? No, and I’ll tell you why. I had already gone through that. My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”
And there you have it. People learn the names that they want to learn. And we–Americans–should make it a point to learn this little, Black girl’s name. Not only because names are important but also because we’ll probably be seeing her around for a while.
And it was in that spirit that Jamie Foxx, along with a full choir, decided to teach a theater of Annie watchers how to properly pronounce Wallis’ name, to the tune of “Carol The Bells.”
Jamie Foxx isn’t the only celebrity taking on the task of educating America about how to pronounce the names of rising stars. Brad Pitt had a similar teachable moment when he instructed a room full of people how to pronounce actor David Oyelowo’s name properly.
“And if you don’t know, now you know…”
Am I the only one a bit overwhelmed by all of the holiday movies coming out this month? It’s quite a bit. But of all the options, I know I’m definitely going to make time to see the new Annie film with Quevenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz.
As the time of the film’s release date, December 19, approaches, we’re getting more and more information, interviews with the cast, and clips from the revamp.
Today, we have a treat for you guys. A new, exclusive scene from the film featuring Jamie, Quevenzhané and Annie’s dog, Sandy.
Check it out in the video below and be sure to head to theaters on Friday, December 19 to see the movie.
Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis are on the December cover of Essence and we love it!
The actors are the stars of the upcoming Annie remake which is slated to hit theaters December 19 and in the year’s final issue of Essence, Jamie dished out major props to his tiny co-star.
“I don’t think we could have done this movie unless Quvenzhané came along,” he said. “It’s sort of like she’s tailor-made for the role in a sense. I would challenge you to find a girl who personifies ‘Annie’ better than Quvenzhané does.”
In the cover story “Gifted & Grateful,” Jamie and Quvenzhané chat about how much fun they had fun working together on the remake, handling show business, and how they each plan to ring in this holiday season. The December issue of Essence hits newsstands on Friday, November 7th. Will you pick up a copy?