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Total Package?: 15 Top Actors Turned Singers

December 17th, 2014 - By Rich
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Most of these actors turned singers have been pretty successful and others well let’s just say it was painful for both the fans and the artist.

Sources: Billboard, Celebuzz, NME All images courtesy of WENN

 

Total Package?: 15 Top Actors Turned Singers

Jamie Foxx: “I Patterned My “Annie” Character After Sean Combs”

December 11th, 2014 - By Kweli Wright
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Jamie Foxx took a few moments during his appearance on Live with Kelly & Michael today to congratulate his Annie co-star Quvenzhane Wallis.

The nominees for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards were just announced from the Beverly Hills Hotel and Wallis, most known for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild, nabbed the coveted spot in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category for her role in, Annie.

“Quvenzhane Wallis has on old soul…and when she was taking upon on this huge undertaking on this huge film, she doesn’t come off as a kid,” Foxx explained. “The director was just throwing lines at us that weren’t in the script, this girl was 10-years-old taking it and throwing it back out there, and congratulations to her.”

Jamie also says that Quvenzhane is the heart of the story and especially this version of the movie.

“When Jay Z and Will Smith got the rights to Annie, who is the perfect person to play it? Someone like Quvenzhane who can bring the heart of the story, because you know sometimes musicals can be [cutesy], she brings the real heart of it, that’s why it’s so effective.”

Jamie plays the Daddy Warbucks character, named Will Stacks in this 2014 Annie, who he says he created after his friend, and music’s most-famous mogul, Sean “Puffy” Combs.

“I patterned the character, not off the old movie, I patterned him after Sean “P. Diddy” Combs,” he says. “Imagine Puffy right now running for mayor in New York. What would it be? It would be Ciroc, it would be dancing in the streets, it would be all of these things which is an updated version.”

Jamie also says Diddy’s daddy side is most inspiring. “People don’t get a chance to see Puffy with his kids, I see Puffy with his twins or his boys, he’s completely a father. So I took that DNA and said here’s Will Stack who’s got his mobile company, but when he see’s Annie he softens, like how I see the real Sean with his kids.”

Annie hits theaters nationwide on December 19.

Check out another exclusive clip of the movie here.

Watch MN’s Exclusive Clip From The Upcoming “Annie” With Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx

December 5th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Source: Marcy Media, Sony Pictures, Overbook

Source: Marcy Media, Sony Pictures, Overbook

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.

 

Love! Look Who’s On The Cover Of Essence

November 5th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis

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?

[Watch] Tina Knowles Backs It Up On Jamie Foxx

October 21st, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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[Watch] Tina Knowles Backs It Up On Jamie Foxx

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Do not EVER sleep on Ms. Tina Knowles because she is quite the frisky one.

Last night while at the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation’s 2014 Angel Ball, which was held in New York City, Beyoncé’s mama and Jamie Foxx got busy on the dance floor during a live performance of “Gold Digger.” Their little dance number took an interesting turn when Ms. Tina turned around and began backing that thang up on Jamie. Jamie, unsure of what to do at first but clearly wanting to remain respectful, slides from behind the bootylicious beauty and continues rapping along to the song. It’s all pretty innocent, but hilarious to watch.

[Watch] Tina Knowles Backs It Up On Jamie Foxx

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On another note, Tina was looking stunning at the gala and showed up with her new beau, Richard Lawson, on her arm. She’s definitely winning these days. Earlier this month, she opened up about life after divorce and what it taught her.

“It gave me the courage to take some time off,” she shared. “I started reading my art books. I love art but I had never had the time. I started traveling. I would travel with my daughter, but not to work! I would say, ‘No I’m not working.’ I had my girlfriend who made me laugh. I would send for her and she would come and come on the road because she’s as crazy as I don’t know what — in a good way!”

“I had just lost all of myself so I realize now that part of the low self-esteem was, yes, being 58 and having to start all over again, and the other part is that I just lost myself. That I was so busy working and going and taking care of everybody else that I just forgot about Tina. So I would tell my kids, ‘You know what, you can call me and I’ll be there if it’s really something important, but otherwise, I’m taking care of Tina. This is my selfish moment.’ And before I knew it, I started liking me again.”

Check out footage from Tina and Jamie’s dance below.

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“I Never Want To Work With Him Again”: Co-Stars Of Some Of Your Favorite Movies Who Didn’t Get Along At All Off-Camera

October 6th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you last month about television co-stars who might have had successful shows, but couldn’t seem to get along off-camera. This is more common than you think. Actors from some very successful films over the years only had to work together for a few weeks or months, but the individuals on this list were throwing verbal grenades and actual physical punches at one another. Here are 10 epic co-star feuds from over the years.

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Warner Bros.

Jamie Foxx And LL Cool J

They had issue on-screen, and unfortunately, Jamie Foxx and LL Cool J had issues off-screen as well while filming Any Given Sunday. While filming a scene at Miami’s Pro Player Stadium, the rapper punched Foxx in the face (while they were both wearing helmets). As the story went, things got a little out of hand, but both men agreed that if LL was going to punch Foxx again for a scene, he would warn him. However, Foxx claimed that after their squabble, the rapper hit him in the back of the head as he was walking away. Foxx turned around and punched LL in the face. Police were called, and it was all in the news back in ’99. But today, Foxx says he and LL are friendly again. “When you’re grown, you don’t really have time for all that. When you’re young, it’s cool to have your emotions on your chest. But we’re grown now.”

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.

Jamie Foxx and Daughter Corinne: 9 Show-Stopping Flicks

July 7th, 2014 - By Rich
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I don’t think you’re ready for all the fabulousity that Jamie Foxx and daughter Corinne bring to the red carpet!  Thanks to her mega famous father , Ms. Corinne has learned how to slay with the best of them in figure flattering dresses, pitch perfect tones and eye-catching shoes. Mr. Foxx himself continues to keep it chic and dapper with classic tuxedos and luxe leather bombers and statement specs.

Jamie Foxx and Daughter Corinne: 9 Show-Stopping Flicks

From The Mic To On-Screen: Celebrity Singers Turned Actors

June 12th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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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.

Singers Turned Actors

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Jamie Foxx

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.

Heyyy Boo! Surprising Celebs Who Have Jungle Fever

May 30th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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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.

For more on interracial dating, check out Moguldom Studios’ new docutainment film, Swirl, now available for purchase on iTunes, GooglePlay, and VHX.

Celebs Who Have Jungle Fever

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Michael Fassbender

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.