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Many of us were pleasantly surprised when Kerry Washington sat down with Jordin Sparks at the Teen Choice Awards for a quick interview that turned into a duet of Disney’s “A Whole New World” from the movie Aladdin. The whole duet began when Jordin Sparks asked Kerry what her favorite karaoke song was, which is when she mentioned her love of Disney and then the two decided on singing the popular Aladdin theme song. Kerry sounded very good, prompting us to ask, who knew she could act and sing? We should’ve known though, the woman is full of many surprises these days! And she’s not the only one. Check out these other actors who can sing.
We were all shocked to learn that Scandal actress Kerry Washington secretly tied the knot while no one was watching, to her NFL-playing beau Nnamdi Asomugha. It was even more surprising when news leaked that Kerry and her new hubby had been dating exclusively for three years before they tied the knot. The number one question on the minds of many is how the two love birds managed to keep their romance a secret for so long. However they did it, Kerry’s Django Unchained co-star, Jamie Foxx, says it was definitely a good thing.
“I think it’s fantastic in the fact that she kept it quiet. I think it’s great that she kept in the background,” the White House Down star told Hip Hollywood.
He went on to say that it’s no easy task for a celebrity of her caliber to keep a relationship under the radar.
“In our business it’s tough when it’s so bright and so shiny, but being able to have a wonderful relationship under wraps really makes you happy for her.”
The 45-year-old actor also wished the beautiful Kerry a wonderful marriage.
“Fingers crossed that she has a wonderful marriage,” he expressed.
In case you blinked and missed it, Kerry and San Francisco 49ers player, Nnamdi Asomugha, exchanged vows during an intimate ceremony in Idaho back in June.
Turn the page to watch footage from Jamie’s interview.
Contrary to popular belief, being an actor isn’t always glamorous. These stars had to reach deep inside themselves and take a walk on the dark side to play a part most weren’t familiar with at all — a drug addict.
Famed actress Alfre Woodard has played many characters. One unforgettable role was friend and neighbor to a gay drag queen played by Ving Rhames. Woodard was Wanda in the 2000 movie Holiday Heart, a drug-addicted single mom with a heart of gold who was down on her luck. This isn’t the first time Woodard portrayed a character addicted to a substance. Two years earlier she starred in Down In The Delta as an addict forced to move to Mississippi with her children.
Jamie Foxx and Will Smith (alongside his son) tirelessly promoted their films White House Down and After Earth, respectively, but their efforts fell flat with disappointing numbers at the box office. Despite some flops, however, this summer box office might actually hit record numbers with hot new films like Denzel Washington’s 2 Guns, reports the TheWrap.
Along with Fox and Smith, Johnny Depp—a money-making favorite for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and other films — failed to draw in his swashbuckler-loving audience for Lone Ranger and shipwrecked at the box office. Even the smoldering-hot actor, Ryan Reynolds could not save R.IP.D, a $130 million film that raked in a deathly $12.7 million, Huffington Post says.
With all this chatter about film flops, it’s easy to assume that this summer’s movie season will be a dud. But there have been many more hits than misses to salvage the summer box office. “The total domestic gross for the summer to date is $342 billion, better than last summer’s $3.09 billion to this point,” according to a source at TheWrap.
“It’s human nature. It’s a lot more fun to talk about bombs than hits,” Matthew Harrigan, senior analyst of Wunderlich, says. He believes since the negative talk outweighed the positive, it dimmed the reality of this summer’s movie success.
With high-profile movies such as Fruitvale Station looking promising, “this summer could still top the $4.32 billion record set in 2011,” adds TheWrap.
Comic book films are helping to set the tone for a great summer film season. Iron Man 3 pulled in more than $400 million. Man of Steel pulls in at second place raking in $285 million. This is not too bad considering the public’s “increasing appeal of cable and digital entertainment,” says HuffPo, “Hollywood has tried to lure moviegoers with bigger (and more expensive) 3-D extravaganzas.”
Spike Lee, as we recently reported, isn’t all too pleased with Hollywood’s ploy to capture the audience: “Superhereos, Comic Books, 3D Special EFX, Blowing up the Planet Nine Times and Fly Through the Air wile Transforming is not my Thang…”he said. He is currently seeking financing to put out his next film using the crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. He stopped by the MadameNoire offices yesterday to talk with us about the effort, among other things.
Thankfully, it seems like Fruitvale is fulfilling Lee’s goal of revitalizing more heartfelt films. And the success of movies like The Conjuring, a horror flick that didn’t cost $100 million to make, shows that there’s room for something other than a tremendous budget. Perhaps, tiring of the tech-filled blow-em-ups that usually top the box office during the summer months, the viewing audience is looking for something with a little more diversity (of thought and of people), a little more story, and a little more soul. Now that doesn’t mean we’re turning our back entirely on popcorn entertainment. Wolverine is already on track to be a big hit. Then there’s the aforementioned Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel. And 2 Guns, as the name indicates, is going to rely on a lot of firepower, though it looks to be following in the footsteps of an old-school action movie rather than a sci-fi creation.
But days, making sequel after sequel, remake after remake, and throwing around a ton of cash just isn’t going to cut it. The doors could be opening for movies with new stars and directors, new looks, and fresh perspectives.
While we know that many celebrities have spoken out in support of the family of Trayvon Martin, even participating in rallies around the country, a new social media campaign has been launched in order to directly benefit the Trayvon Martin Foundation. Its hope is to speak out against violent crimes, and to assist families who’ve been impacted by them. Spearheaded by Jason Lee, founder of the I AM READY Foundation in California, the social media campaign called #ForTrayvon will also stress the importance of peace, as well as justice after the disappointing verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. As an individual who lost his own brother to a violent crime, Lee said in a statement that he wants to see a change:
“I launched my foundation to create programs that would address the issues that seemed to constantly plague my community. After my brother’s murder, ending senseless violence was at the top of the list. As a witness of his murder and a victim of gun violence myself, I understand implicitly the pain that is felt daily by families and communities like Trayvon Martin’s.”
He’s not the only one ready for a change. Teaming up with the #ForTrayvon campaign, famous faces from Jamie Foxx, Meagan Good to Vanessa Bell Calloway, Eva Marcille and Dawn Richard (and a lot more) have all shown their support for the cause, as they’ve all posed in the “I AM PEACE” T-shirt for the campaign, which can be found at FORTRAYVON.org. All proceeds from the shirt will go to both the Trayvon Martin Foundation, as well as the I AM READY Foundation, the latter describing itself as a “for us, by us” organization that empowers youth to unlock their dreams and become educated in the process.”
Check out more shots of these celebs coming together for a great cause on the next page, and check out the site for more information on how to buy the “I AM PEACE” T-shirt, and to get involved.
Don’t let the blonde hair and wide eyes fool you. A Columbia Pictures rep has confirmed that Cameron Diaz is going to lose the innocent act to play Miss Hannigan in Will Smith and Jay-Z’ Annie remake.
If it’s been a minute since you’ve seen the play or the film adaptations, Miss Hannigan is the alcoholic orphanage matron who can’t stand children and consistently finds ways to make Annie’s life hell.
Earlier reports claimed that Sandra Bullock was in talks to play Ms. Hannigan but apparently, she’s passed. (Can anyone see Sandra playing a meanie?)
Diaz joins Jamie Foxx as Daddy Warbucks, the billionaire who eventually adopts Annie and Quevenzhané Wallis, the Oscar nominated actress who will play the title character.
Carol Burnett most memorably played Ms. Hannigan in the screen version of the play back in 1982.
Now, I don’t know how well Diaz can sing; but her role in Bad Teacher lets me know she’ll probably have no problem tapping into her mean, alcoholic side.
What do you think about this casting decision? Is Diaz a good fit? Will you check out the movie when it comes out?
Do we need another reason to check out Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx‘s new hit film, White House Down? Not at all. Channing’s hot sweaty bod and Jamie’s superstar action, and witnessing them firsthand at the NY premiere, had us at hola. And thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we get to see these guys in action one more time! Jamie and new dad Channing chat about their soon-to-be summer box office smash and starring in a gun fueled film in today’s violent age: Channing on starring in a violent film: “A lot of people call me up, and they want to put a gun in my hand, and it’s such a weird place to be in. America is very, very divided right now. But I felt [this film] was a good way to point out some of the issues in our country [including the polarization of Washington] without being too dramatic or heavy.”
Jamie on playing the President of the United States: “The stuff I am doing now is beyond my wildest dreams — though I have met President Clinton, President Obama and President Bush before,” Foxx says. “They’re regular guys. George Bush loves his family, Christian man; President Obama loves his family, another Christian man; Bill Clinton, another Christian man. These guys are all human. Behind closed doors, they’re human guys. They are not mechanical machines even if their ratings are down.”
Channing on working with Jamie Foxx: “Being with Jamie is like going to the theater while you are on set,” says Tatum (left) of co-star Foxx, photographed June 22 at the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C. “He is the purest form of entertainer I’ve ever met in my life.”
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These celebs are not just known for acting in some of our favorite shows but they also made it known that they have a passion for singing. Secretly, we think these actors wanted a singing career outside of acting. Fortunately, for many of them, they could actually sing and are now known as a singer. For others, well, I guess it was just pipe dreams.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, we thought that some of our favorite, fabulous celebrity father-daughter combos deserved some love. From daughters just as famous as their celebrity daddies to little girls who have shied away from the spotlight, these duos have truly shown what good genes can do. So without further adieu, a salute to 14 wonderfully attractive father-daughter duos.
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‘We Made A Pact That We Weren’t Going To Date:’ Garcelle Beauvais On Her Relationship With Jamie Foxx
When it comes to 90s sitcom couples, I would definitely have to put Jamie and Fancy from The Jamie Foxx Show in my top ten. It was just something about watching Jamie acting the fool, chasing Fancy around the King’s Tower Hotel and then seeing her finally slow down long enough to allow him to catch her that was simply priceless. Their on-camera chemistry was amazing and left many wondering if their romantic connection transformed into an off-camera relationship. During an interview with Huff Post Live, the 46-year-old beauty revealed that although they considered taking their friendship to the next level, they decided against it.
“It’s funny, when we worked together, we made a pact that we weren’t gonna date [each other] because it would be awkward,” Garcelle confessed. ”If it didn’t work out and we still had to work together, that wouldn’t be…”
She went on to say that the timing for them was never right, and that by the time the show ended, she was already engaged to her ex-husband.
“I got engaged two weeks before the show wrapped! And he as like, ‘You couldn’t wait?!’ [laughs]. But now we’re like brother and sister. We have a great relationship and I wouldn’t want to mess that up,” the mom of three expressed.
“We’re still very close. I was at his house for Christmas. Yeah, we’re very close, so it’s nice.”
Although Garcelle made it pretty clear that she and Jamie will probably never be a romantic item, we will be able to see them reunited when action-thriller White House Down hits theaters June 28th. In the film, the Haitian bombshell will be playing Jamie’s wife and the First Lady of the United States. She admits that being on a movie set with Jamie again felt like old times.
“It felt like time stood still. I mean, we were on-set cracking up. He was telling jokes of course. I had an out-of-body experience because it was like, ‘Wow, here we are how many years later? We’re back together and it’s so much fun.’ Every one was like, ‘First Lady and the President? Too many skeletons in the closet!’”
Switching gears a bit, the actress also spoke very candidly about co-parenting and the decision she and her ex-husband, Mike Nilon, made to remain active in one another’s lives for the sake of their children.
“[Co-parenting] is not easy. It may seem easy, but it’s not easy. I think for me and for Mike, we put the kids first. And if you do that, that’s all that matters. I think they shouldn’t be a part of adult drama. I think we need to respect what makes us a family. We celebrate each other’s birthdays to teach them how to treat a parent. We sometimes do family things together because it is what it is.”
Turn the page for footage from Garcelle’s interview.