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Now, no one can be happy with all of the projects that they put out. Sometimes you go back and look at your body of work, tilt your head, squint a little and think: ”Why did I do this?” It’s happened to all of us, but some are more vocal than others. Here are a list of a few celebrities who weren’t happy with certain projects, and didn’t mind letting the world know how they felt.
What were these celebrities thinking when they made these silly comments? Did they really think the other person would laugh it off or not react. We’re sure they will think twice before they open their big mouths again or do something else outrageous.
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Everybody knows how much Jamie Foxx loves his daughter Corrine, especially since she’s been his date for every single award show in recent memory. And we’re all pretty sure the 18-year-old is thoroughly embarrassed by her daddy’s crazy antics every single time they step out together — like when he hit on Kelly Rowland at the Oscars. Well, in a genius move, Jamie Foxx and TNT have decided to turn the pair’s father-daughter relationship into a new scripted series for the network.
Shadow and Act reported the news, saying the new show will be titled “Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me,” and will follow this premise:
Every teenager is embarrassed by his/her parents. But what if your dad decided to descend upon your life in every way? Inspired by Jamie Foxx’s relationship with his 18-year-old daughter, this comedy explores the dynamic between a parent and a child and all the embarrassment that comes with it.
S&A says Jamie Foxx will executive produce and handle scripting along with a couple other people, which means he’ll likely be completely off-screen rather than in front of it as we usually see. And even though the show is only based on Jamie’s relationship with his daughter, knowing that they’re the inspiration for the show I can’t help but wonder who could possibly pull off his part. Any thoughts?
Meet The Black Daddy Warbucks: Jamie Foxx In Negotiations To Star Alongside Quvenzhane Wallis In “Annie” Remake
Well, 2014 is about to be a big year for Jamie Foxx. He’ll go from playing the bad guy in the epic The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which will debut next summer, to possibly being the good guy, playing a variation of the Daddy Warbucks character in the new Annie remake, which will come out next Christmas.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Foxx is currently in negotiations to play a character named Benjamin Stacks, the new version (and black version) of the wealthy Daddy Warbucks character from the famous comic strip. The character takes in Annie, who has already been confirmed as Academy Award-nominated actress and Beasts of the Southern Wild star, Quvenzhane Wallis.
According to Shadow And Act, for a while there, there was a rumor that Justin Timberlake of all people would actually play the character, but that was shut down by Sony as just that–a rumor. But currently it has been confirmed that Foxx was reached out to, and the actor/singer and his people are working on locking that opportunity down. The movie is being produced by Will and Jada-Pinkett Smith, and of course, their daughter Willow was originally cast to play Annie, but as papa Will told the world back in February, she just wanted to have a normal childhood, just for a little while:
“Willow was supposed to be doing ‘Annie,’ we got Jay-Z to do the movie, got the studio to come in and Willow had such a difficult time on tour with ‘Whip my Hair’ and she said, ‘You know Daddy, I don’t think so’ and I said, ‘Baby, hold up! I said no,no,no, listen, you’ll be in New York with all of your friends and Beyoncé will be there. You will be singing and dancing,’ and she looked at me and said, ‘Daddy, I have a better idea, how about I just be 12.’”
Jay-Z is still behind the project as well as a producer, and Will Gluck has been brought in as director (Easy A, Friends With Benefits).
We’re sure that Foxx will bring it in the comic strip-turned-musical-turned movie, even if his character is originally supposed to be a 50-something-year-old, bald white male. And the fact that he can really sing helps too.
What do you think about Foxx possibly coming in as the Daddy Warbucks character?
We all love our classic films. We love to see a good story beautifully told through the vehicle of film. But every now and then, it’s alright to…indulge in something that’s a little less high brow and a little more ridiculous. That film is Booty Call. You probably haven’t seen it since it was released in 1997, so to refresh your memory, check out the trailer below.
Now that you’ve been updated on the storyline, let’s get into the behind the scenes secrets.
Jamie Foxx will get some special love during this weekend’s MTV Movie Awards.
The actor, who won an Academy Award for 2004′s “Ray,” will be honored with the “MTV Generation Award” at Sunday’s event. The trophy acknowledges an actor who captivates the network’s audience. Past recipients include Reese Witherspoon, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and Sandra Bullock.
Foxx is also nominated for four MTV Movie popcorn statuettes for Best Male Performance, Best Fight, Best Kiss and Best WTF Moment in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”
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Now if you saw Kelly Rowland’s stunning dress at the Oscar’s this February, you’d fully expect plenty of men to have pushed up on the lovely singer. But what surprised most of us was the man who got his flirt on with the former Destiny’s Child member on camera: Jamie Foxx.
While Kelly was working the red carpet as a correspondent, Jamie basically…well, he did this:
Naturally, after that, people started wondering if something more was going on between the two. But now, nearly two months later Kelly finally addressed the speculation, telling radio station Shade 45:
“That was very weird. That’s my buddy. I love Jamie. We’re actually going to do a film together. That’s actually what he was getting at – the film.”
Oh, sweet innocent Kelly. She might have been thinking film, Jamie, on the other hand, probably had another type of film in mind…ya’ll know how he gets down. What you think?
Last Friday night a meteor swept across the skies of the East Coast, spawning sightings from Boston all the way down to Florida and leaving many folks pondering in what ways was this President Barack Obama’s fault.
Just last month in Russia, a meteor crossed the threshold into the atmosphere and landed in the city of Chelyabinsk. While nobody was killed, the impact of the meteor created powerful shock waves, which caused over one thousand injuries and millions in property damage. And just last Tuesday – three days before the East Coast meteor – NASA’s chief Charles Bolden made an appearance on the Hill before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and told lawmakers that they need to make “priority” adequate funding for detecting and characterizing near-Earth objects. And according to the Washington Post, at a House Committee meeting on asteroids, when NASA administrator Charles Bolden was asked if there was anything we could do if a meteor were to hit New York City in three weeks, he said, “Pray.” Clearly, this is just a sign of what is to come. We had our warnings about the type of calamity, which was bound to happen upon the election of the black guy as president of the United States including the GOP, who told us two years ago that the passage of Obamacare would bring the fire and brimstone down on our asses.
But who was listening outside of the Tea Party, the Republicans and those with memberships to Alex Jones radio? Hollywood, that’s who. According to Shadow and Act:
“You saw the first poster this morning; now here’s the first trailer for Roland Emmerich’s thriller “White House Down,” which stars Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum. In the film, Tatum stars as a Secret Service agent who tries to save the president when the White House is attacked. Jamie Foxx plays the President of the USA. Garcelle Beauvais, who co-starred with Jamie Foxx on his hit TV sitcom in the late 1990s (The Jamie Foxx Show), reunites with him here, playing his wife, the First Lady. Lance Reddick, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins and Joey King round out the cast for “White House Down,” a film that Tatum’s Iron Horse Entertainment company is executive producing.
If you recall, Emmerich is also the man behind other disaster films such as Independence Day, 2012 and the Day After Tomorrow. This will make his second disaster film starring a black president; the first being Danny Glover as president Thomas Wilson in 2012 – coincidentally is the same year Obama won his second term as president. Sure that is just one director and there are plenty of films starring white presidents, which end in some sort cataclysm. However, a quick and mostly unscientific review of all the Hollywood productions starring a black POTUS reveals an unequal ratio of black presidents in films where the world is experiencing some major, sometimes intergalactic disaster and black presidents in films where the world, while pretty much jacked up, isn’t expected to end in some global doom.
Think I am exaggerating? Let’s consider the plots to the films The Fifth Element, 2012 and Deep Impact. Now let’s think about who was presiding at the helm as commander-in-Chief? That’s right a black man. Even when the world isn’t physically ending in a film, humanity as we know usually devolves into social ruin, perhaps even into slight retardation, when the black guy is in charge, as with the case of Terry Crews, who starred as President Camacho in the early-2000 cult classic Idiocracy.
And maybe Hollywood has a point: There certainly has been lots of suspicious stuff happening in the world since the reelection of Obama: Venezuela president Hugo Chavez passes away after a long battle with cancer; The pope quit his job, which is the first time this has happened in six centuries; coded reports of the dead rising back to life overseas began showing up on news stations across the Southwest; North Korea missile test and threats against the U.S.; the acceleration of global warming and its impact on the melting of the polar ice caps; and Showtime has announced that they are canceling “Dexter.” That’s my damn show! Whether it is coincidental or an intentioned prophecy, we can’t deny that they have been pretty consistent about what will ultimately befall the world for our disobedience of the natural order by letting people of color assume roles of political power. Or it could just be that Steve Harvey – for once in his life – had a point and Hollywood is pretty racist. And all of this catastrophic doom and gloom we see in movies could be just another example of how the industry refuses to take the idea of black leadership seriously.
I could say, “I know what you’re thinking, we’re still talking about Django??” But then again, you clicked so you’re probably interested. Though the movie was cast, filmed, put on DVD and Blu-Ray, won a few Academy Awards (including for Best Original Screenplay for Quentin Tarantino), the question was most recently posed by Entertainment Weekly as to why Will Smith, who was one of the first actors Tarantino allegedly met with for the film, passed on the opportunity to play the title character. His decline made room for Academy-Award winner Jamie Foxx to come through and embody (and kill) the role.
According to Shadow And Act, while Smith was a big fan of the screenplay, he once told media that he couldn’t do the film because he was working on Men in Black III, and didn’t have the time to sit with Tarantino to discuss and hash out different issues he had with the movie. However, he went in depth with EW and basically said that Django, despite the title of the movie, wasn’t the lead character. Therefore, Smith wasn’t trying to play second fiddle to anybody, including Christoph Waltz, who of course won an Academy Award for his role as Dr. King Schultz, the Best Supporting Actor role actually:
“Django wasn’t the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead. The other character was the lead!”
“Smith says that before he left the project, he even pleaded with Tarantino to let Django have a more central role in the story. “I was like, ‘No, Quentin, please, I need to kill the bad guy!’”
“But no hard feelings: Smith was a big fan of the final product. “I thought it was brilliant,” he says. “Just not for me.”
While some would definitely say that Django was the lead, Smith might have a point. And did anybody else notice that come awards time, there really wasn’t much conversation or talk surrounding Foxx (who didn’t pick up any of the big nominations from the Golden Globes, Bafta, Screen Actors Guild or Academy Awards), but rather, just Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio? But either way, as Smith said, the role of Django just wasn’t working for him, and in the end, the role ended up in the right hands, so clearly there’s no love lost for anybody. But what we can learn from all this is that when it comes to Will Smith, he’s earned leading man status (see those box office numbers) and he’s not taking anything less than that. Not mad at him!
What do you think of Smith’s reasoning behind passing on the movie? Does he make a good point?
We’ve known for a while now that Terrence Howard is an interesting individual. But in a recent interview with several media outlets, promoting his new film, Dead Man Down, Howard revealed just how interesting he really is. The green-eyed thespian talked to Hello Beautiful about everything from bashing Jamie Foxx’ album back in the day, why he’s looking forward to The Best Man sequel and how he plans to–prepare yourself–cure cancer.
Here are some of the highlights:
On bashing Jamie Foxx’ music
HB: What made you take on the role in this film and what it is about a film that will make you do it?
“I’ve been on this planet as Terrence for 44 years. Since everything behaves according to octaves, nothing ever really dies. There’s a life and death and rebirth process continually. At the end of this, whatever it may be, I’m hoping I can leave something behind in the body of my work or in the legacy of the shadows that cool the ground behind me. Revenge is one of those things that’s killing our community, especially the urban community. I made a mistake many years ago and I made a comment about my brother’s album (Jamie Foxx) and I was completely in the wrong. I deserved to have my A$$ whooped that day because I had no business speaking against my brother. We do it everyday when we blog against someone. When the urban community comes together and begins lifting up one another instead of tearing each other down, especially you guys—you control it, then we’ll have a brand new society. Until then, we’re little dogs, biting at each other’s ankles and that’s deplorable. I’m ashamed at times how we speak against each other.”
On curing cancer
HB: It’s interesting that you have a Doctorate in Physics…
“Well, I have a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering, but its an honorary Doctorate. I went to school for Chemical Engineering but because I took a part of my company–SCIO–we grow diamonds. You think a diamond has to grow from the ground, no. We have a process called Chemical Vapor Deposition and another thing I’ve come up with called Harmonic Wave Sequencing, which will put an end, within the next five years to cancer or any genetic ailments.”
That’s a lot. Honestly though, I can definitely understand and respect where he’s coming from with the Jamie Foxx comment. I’ve often said cruel things I later regretted. As far at the creation of diamonds and curing cancer… well, anything’s possible.
What do you think about Terrence’s opinions
Read the rest of Terrence’s interview where he talks about seeking revenge and The Best Man over at Hello Beautiful.