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By day, they are actors, but by night these 15 male stars could be seen on the small screen moonlighting as one-time video vixens.
Terrence Howard has been working in front on the cameras playing different roles since 1992’s Jacksons: An American Dream. He may be best known for hit movies such as Crash and Hustle & Flow but he also has a few music video roles under his belt. In Ashanti’s “Foolish,” Howard plays her criminal minded ex who gets caught cheating. The video earned three MTV VMA nominations in 2002. Howard also played opposite Mary J. Blige in her “Be Without You” video where she just couldn’t be without him.
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A few weeks ago, we told you about the “beef” between Rosie Perez and Jennifer Lopez. Turns out we may have gotten the story a bit twisted. While it’s true that Perez and Lopez did get into it two decades ago, Rosie told Piers Morgan that today, there’s no bad blood between she and J Lo.
“I don’t hate Jennifer Lopez. I have great respect for her. When I first saw her, I knew she was going to be a star. Yes, we had a tiff and it was 20 years ago. It’s unfortunate that the tabloids try to portray it as something that is current. I’ve moved on, and I’m sure she has also. We’re grown women. And it’s really disgusting to me that the media tried to pit two Latinas against each other. It’s just so difficult, and so hard, to make it in this industry, especially if you’re a person of color. And for them to do that was really shameful.”
Ok Rosie we hear you. Old stuff. So by now I’m sure you’re wondering why did she even bring her up then? It was all a part of the greater message, of her learning to deal with her anger issues.
“I don’t only talk about her. I talk about how I was rude to Jamie Foxx, how I was rude to Spike Lee, how I was rude to Don Cornelius. I hit the poor man in the head–in his forehead– with a chicken wing. And it was all because I didn’t know how to articulate my anger.”
By the time she was 8 years old, Rosie was sent to live at a group home and came into contact with some characters. She learned to develop a tough exterior to cope with her new surroundings and the people there. Unfortunately, took that attitude with her even after she’d left that environment.
“One of the counselors in the group home, this wonderful man, his name is Nigel Johnson. One day he told me when I was leaving the group home, he said, ‘Life dealt you a shitty hand.’” I went ‘Gee thanks for the encouragement. And good life to you too’ Then he says, ‘But you can always ask for new cards.’ And I said, ‘How?’ And he said, ‘You’re going to figure it out when you get tired of holding that hand.”
Valuable lesson for Rosie and for us. It is a shame that the media focused on an old argument rather than the healing Rosie had to find in her own life. Though we received this information about this alleged feud from another source, and didn’t have access to the book ourselves, we share in some of the responsibility in reporting that the tension between the two was still present.
The other lesson here is that mainstream media really doesn’t care about a Latina woman disrespecting a black man. The story about Rosie Perez “beefing” with Jennifer Lopez, who is heavily recognizable in mainstream media, is far more juicy.
Now that you understand what Rosie is really trying to articulate in her book and her various interactions with other celebrities, are you more likely to pick it up? Why do you think the media was so quick to paint this story as though it was a current issue?
You can watch this clip from her Piers Morgan interview in the video below.
It’s an enormous sea change … one of the most successful shows in the history of TV — a show that has made BILLIONS of dollars in profits — will actually LOSE money this year … multiple sources connected with the show tell TMZ.
The reasons for “American Idol” going into the red for the first time all have to do with the bottom line. The show pays a fortune to the stars — we’re told Jennifer Lopez gets north of $15 Mil and Ryan Seacrest gets around that amount as well. They spent between $5 and $7 million on a new set this year. They are also still paying the 2 executive producers they fired after last season.
In addition we’re told the show will spend at least $5 million on viewer phone calls.
And … the ratings are down 26% from last season — and that translates into advertising dollars. Some of the ad losses can be deferred until next season … but they are losses nonetheless.
For years “Idol” scored hundreds of millions of dollars in raw profits in a single season.
That said … we’re told the show almost certainly will NOT be cancelled after this season. Sources say it will be back next year, in no small part because FOX cancelled “X Factor” and there would be way too many holes in its primetime schedule if both shows went away.
Read more about American Idol at TMZ.com
Though we always think of Rosie Perez as the bubbly woman with the funny voice, it seems that she’s had a problem with Jennifer Lopez for some time now. 20 years to be exact.
In her new memoir, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life, Rosie explains why the two fell out during the “In Living Color” days.
We know that these two Puerto Rican entertainers met when Rosie was a choreographer and J Lo was auditioning to be a “Fly Girl” dancer.
According to the NY Post, Perez says she immediately noticed Jennifer, describing her as the beautiful girl with the “big a**.” And while Perez saw her potential, Keenan Ivory Wayans, the show’s creator wasn’t a believer. Instead, he called her “chubby and corny” and refused to hire her.
Perez came to Lopez’s defense eventually convincing Wayans that she would be good for the show. She suggested that J Lo cut her hair and lose 20 pounds.
But Perez would so regret going so hard for her. Shortly after she was hired, her divatude emerged.
Perez writes, “All of the girls were coming into my office complaining how she was manipulating wardrobe, makeup, and me, all to her advantage.”
At the time Jennifer shrugged off the complaints, calling the other women jealous. But, according to Perez, it wasn’t long before she saw J Lo’s true colors for herself. Soon, Perez says, Lopez was going off on her like “some ghetto biatch, screaming and pounding her chest.”
“You pick on me, me and only me, every f–king day! Every f–king day! I work my a** off, deliver and you keep pushing me aside, treating me like sh-t! I know I’m good! I’m better than any of these girls, and you know it!,” J. Lo reportedly said.
Lopez left the show after two seasons but didn’t leave the drama behind her. Perez says after she made it big in Hollywood, Jennifer made disparaging comments about her.
Perez was shocked.
“I was blindsided. I’d thought we were cool. I called her up. She wouldn’t pick up. Frustrated, I left her an irate message on her answering machine. Instead of calling me back and hashing it out like friends do, she went on a major talk show and reiterated my lashing.”
Months later the two ran into each other in the club.
“Jennifer came over to me, smiling, saying hello as if nothing had happened. I should’ve let it go, played it off, too. Instead, I killed her with my biting tongue,” Perez writes.
No word on what she actually said to her.
According to the National Enquirer, (Which is suspect to say the least.), the bad blood extends beyond what happened 20 years ago. Both Lopez and Perez have been fighting for the rights to bring the story of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina elected to the Supreme Court, to the big screen.
Perez agrees that this feud is not helpful for either one of them.
“We ladies of color all know how hard it is for us in the entertainment business. This kind of sh*t hurts us all and those that follow in our footsteps.”
Whoa. We had no idea! Did you know Rosie Perez and Jennifer Lopez had beef? Do you believe Rosie’s claims?
You can get the rest of the juicy details in Perez’s Handbook for an Unpredictable Life that will hit shelves on February 25.
While doing press for the new season of American Idol, Jennifer Lopez was asked about the possibility of getting married for the fourth time, to her pretty young thing, Casper Smart, who is 18 years her junior. Lopez kept it really real, and revealed something about herself that other people have been saying for years:
“I’m one of those people who does not like to be alone. I have no shame saying that at this point in my life. I think we have to own who we are.”
So what are her feelings on getting married for a fourth time? Unlike many other celebs who claim after divorce(s) that they will never get married again, Lopez, who divorced Marc Anthony in 2011, says she’s open to the idea. Can’t stop, won’t stop:
”I don’t know, I don’t know, we’ll see. I always believed in that institution. My parents were married for a very long time, for 35 years. I believe in it. It’s difficult. I’ve had my challenges but at the same time I believe in love. That’s the main thing.”
As The Huffington Post pointed out, she also said back in May that she did want to marry again:
”I like [marriage]. I like the idea of it; I always have. As a girl you never really give up on that fairytale completely.”
I get it. Very few people are okay with the idea of being alone forever, but the thing that I’ve always noticed for Lopez is that she doesn’t give herself time to just be alone for even a short period of time. Since she’s been in the spotlight, once one relationship ended, it was off to another right after. She split from Anthony in June 2011, and by October she was being seen with Smart. While I understand where she’s coming from, it would be in her best interest not to equate her happiness (considering all the other amazing things she has, including her twins Max and Emme) with having someone to claim and to claim her. But hey, whatever floats her boat, and if love is what she is looking for, go find it.
What do you make of her comments?
In WTH news for the day, Jennifer Lopez is being sued by a 53-year-old man named Rodrigo Ruiz, who claims that the “American Idol” judge led him on romantically and promised him big dreams of a career in the music business. According to Rodrigo, Jennifer sent him a letter of out the blue in 2008, requesting nude photos and his demo CD. He shared a portion of the letter with TMZ.
“I just wanted to let you know that I do remember you and that I am interested in you,” an excerpt of the letter alleged to be sent by J.Lo reads. “I have plans on leaving my husband. But I can’t say much right now so that’s it for now. Send me pictures of you both with clothes and without clothes.”
An excerpt from an additional letter reads:
“This is Jennifer Lopez writing to you again and just to let you know that I got your packages, music, and demos. And just to let you know you need to send me pictures of you with and without clothes.”
The last and final letter alleged to have been sent from Jennifer was even more odd than the first two.
“This is Jennifer Lopez and as you can tell its been a while since I last wrote and as you can see I have a new boyfriend which means your in for the long haul and you have to put up with the fact that I am f**king him and sucking his d**k.”
From letter one, most would’ve probably concluded that the letters were not from Jennifer; however, Mr. Ruiz apparently fell for the scam and now he’s suing Jennifer, claiming that he fell into a depression and had to seek professional help regarding the incident. Rodrigo also filed a police report claiming sexual harassment against the singer. It turns out that the owner of the P.O. box, which the letters came from, is owned by a 53-year-old Los Angeles woman.
J.Lo reps are confident that the case will be resolved soon.
“This is a small claims matter that appears to be a desperate attempt for notoriety,” a spokesperson told TMZ. “Ms Lopez has never seen or met the plaintiff, nor has she ever communicated with him. We believe this matter should be summarily dismissed.”
What a mess!
Though celebrity couples seem to come and go every day, pets are without a doubt the constant loving presence in many famous folks’ lives. With that said, here’s a look at some of our favorite celebrities and their pets.
Not every woman is interested in dropping her last name after marriage or even taking their husband’s name at all and quite a few leading ladies had no problem keeping their maiden name entirely. There was no hyphenation or dropping of anything, because the name they were born with was perfectly fine. Unlike these women who kept their husband’s last name after divorce, these women didn’t bother making the change to begin with.
The diva of all divas, Diana Ross, has been married twice and kept her last name during both marriages. She married music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein in 1971, which led to divorce in 1977. She remarried billionaire shipping magnate Arne Naess, Jr. in 1986 and divorced in 2000. The last name Ross rings bells across the world so it makes perfect sense that she hasn’t changed it.
We all have a stretch of time in our past where we were on some other stuff or trying to find ourselves. We talked different, dressed odd, and everyone told us it was just a phase, and thankfully they were right. The same can be said of these celebs. While individuality and creativity should be applauded, many people were scratching their heads and raising their eyebrows when these stars went through their weird phases.
Christina Aguilera always knew she would be a star. Getting her start early on the “Mickey Mouse Club,” Aguilera’s career began along the same time as fellow pop diva Britney Spears. Trying to differentiate herself from her rival, Aguilera decided to be edgy and played up her sexuality and bad girl image to help sell records. Catching a lot of negative criticism for her overly sexual image, Aguilera eventually toned things down after a brief hiatus to start a family and retool her image. Most recently, Aguilera has rejoined her red seat on NBC’s hit singing reality competition show “The Voice.”
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If you’ve ever been with a guy, and after dating him for a long while you break up and he proposes to the next chick, you’re not alone. It happens all the time, and many of us are left wondering, ‘why did I have to be the one before THE ONE?’ But men, both everyday Joe’s and famous fellas too, do things like this, and some ladies do too. They won’t get to commit to one guy, but in the interest of wanting to get married and start a family (and believing in “happily ever after”), will marry the next guy they meet. Need examples? Here are nine celebs who got engaged right after they left a long-time love.