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[Watch] Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez Take Justice Into Their Own Hands In “Lila And Eve”

July 14th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Friday, gritty crime thriller, Lila and Eve starring Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez, is slated to hit theaters. As previously reported, the film follows the heartbreaking tale of two mothers who take justice into their hands after losing their children to violent crimes. A brief synopsis of the film, which is directed Drumline‘s Charles Stone III, reads:

A tense and exciting film, Lila and Eve tells the story of Lila (Academy Award Nominee Viola Davis), a grief-stricken mother who in the aftermath of her son’s murder in a drive-by shooting attends a support group where she meets Eve (Jennifer Lopez), who has lost her daughter. When Lila hits numerous roadblocks from the police in bringing justice for her sonÂ’s slaying, Eve urges Lila to take matters into her own hands to track down her sonÂ’s killers. The two women soon embark on a violent pursuit of justice, as they work to the top of the chain of drug dealers to avenge the murder of Lila’s son.

Tuesday, A+E Studios debuted an emotional clip from the upcoming release on and it’s guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings.

Lila and Eve will be released in theaters as well as on VOD Friday, July 17. Will you be checking it out?


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[Watch] Viola Davis And Jennifer Lopez Are Vengeful Killers In “Lila And Eve”

June 5th, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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This summer, Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez will take the screen in the dramatic indie film, Lila And Eve. Previewed in January at the Sundance Film Festival, Lila And Eve centers around two mothers whose children have died.

The women meet one another at a grief support meeting and quickly form a friendship. When Lila is not satisfied with the police investigation regarding her son’s death, Eve encourages her to take matters into her own hands. The two then begin to investigate the case and find Lila’s son’s killer, however,  they become extremely vengeful in the process.

With drama, murder, grief and drugs intertwining in the film, it appears Lila And Eve will be nothing short of a hit summer thriller.

Directed by Charles Stone III (Drumline), Lila And Eve will debut on July 17th in theaters and on demand.

Take a look at the trailer, below!

Style To Steal Or Girl, Stop? Black Folks Doing It Big, And Bad, At The 2015 Academy Awards

February 22nd, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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It’s Hollywood’s biggest night, and while black folks might not have picked up many nominations (Selma is nominated in the Best Picture category, and “Glory” is nominated for Best Original Song), I was quite surprised to see how many of our stars showed up for the the big ceremony. What are they looking like? I have all their looks for you to see, and talk about, here. So who looked amazing and who didn’t? Let’s chat!


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Lupita Nyong’o

In a custom Calvin Klein gown, Lupita returned to the Academy Awards red carpet a year after winning. Her heavily adorned pearl dress with its open back and keyhole detail is one-of-a-kind, and she definitely looks one-of-a-kind on the carpet. And while I like what they’ve tried to with her hair recently, I actually prefer this close, cropped and curled look. Steal!

Viola Davis And Jennifer Lopez Kick As$ And Take Names In New ‘Lila & Eve’ Film

January 27th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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If you ask me, Jennifer Lopez is at her best when she’s acting. So I was happy to learn that she would be costarring with actress extraordinaire Viola Davis in a new thriller called Lila & Eve. 

The movie poster, which features Lopez and Davis in very Pam-Grier-like poses, projects what we can expect from this movie that is described as Thelma and Louise meets Fight Club. 

Lila and Eve, directed by Charles Stone III (Drumline, Paid in Full and Mr. 3000), is the story of two mothers devastated by the deaths of their children. When authorities say they are unable to find their murderers, a group of drug dealers, they unite to avenge them.

The film will air at the Sundance Film Festival this Friday night.

Interestingly, the film is produced by JuVee Productions, the company Davis owns with her husband Julius Tennon.

Davis launched JuVee a couple of years ago, with the desire to create and produce projects in which she could star. It looks like the plan is working out.

The film doesn’t have a date for a theatrical release but that may change quickly after it premieres.

There’s no trailer for it yet but Davis and Lopez sat down for an interview with Entertainment Tonight, a year ago to discuss the project. You can watch their interview below.

J. Lo’s Number One Piece Of Relationship Advice: People Never Cheat On You Because Of You

January 23rd, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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Jenny's been around the block a few times and we imagine the three-time divorcée picked up a few pieces of wisdom about life and love on her matrimonial journey over the years. That's why when we had a chance to sit down with Jennifer Lopez at the press junket for her latest film, Boy Next Door, we asked her about the double standard of women dating younger men -- which, according to this movie, might not be the best move -- and what's one piece of advice she'd take from her personal life and apply to her character Claire. That's when J. Lo provided some interesting insight on infidelity and why women need to relieve themselves of the burden of shame when their man steps out. Watch and tell us what you think.

Are you going to see Boy Next Door on opening night tonight?

On Being A “MILF”: How Much Is Too Much When You’re A Mom?

January 22nd, 2015 - By Alexandra Olivier
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@complex Feb/Mar 2015 cover. Photos by @gomillionandleupold #TheBoyNextDoor #January23 #ThisFriday

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I could not imagine being the child of a celebrity, let alone a child with a mother who is as hot as Amber Rose, Blac Chyna or Kim Kardashian. These women have all the right measurements, from their busts, to their waists, to their bottoms, and their figures seem to make any man’s knees weak. Just read the creepy things their male followers have to say on Instagram when they pose in little to nothing.

And while they leave very little to the imagination, often to a lot of praise, let us all remember that those hot bods are also very hot moms.

The new wave of moms want to have it all – baby, snapback body and all the attention that comes with the latter. There are no better “milfs” to be inspired by these days than Amber, Kim K., Chyna, and even Bey and J Lo. These women grace the cover of magazines just months if not weeks after delivering their bundles of joy, and are proud to make your jaw drop when they pop up in your Instagram feed. It’s easy to forget that those bodies people are ogling are those of mothers and wives.

They do say that if you’ve got it, flaunt it. And yes, it’s nice to be proud of your body after a baby, but where do we draw the line?

It is all a measure of taste. Amber Rose nearly shattered the Internet – or at least Instagram – with her recent barely there monokini and topless photo shoots. While sitting under falling water and holding her breasts could be seen as artistic, posing in stilettos and black thread that barely covers her goods? Not so much. The photos were tasteless. There was nothing stylized or glamorous or high fashion about it – it was simply Amber Rose putting her boobs and a** on full display. Again.

On the contrary, Jennifer Lopez’s latest Complex cover is gorgeous. The pop star is rocking that plunging bodysuit! And while we all are well aware of Jenny From The Block’s assets, we are not bombarded with images of it. Instead, she does just enough to keep us wondering what her diet and workout regimen is, but scales it back enough to keep things classy.

Don’t get me wrong, women do not have to sacrifice low necklines and high slits to be a good “mom.” We are sexy and confident creatures who possess the ability to look great while taking care of our responsibilities and being great parents. But not every photo shoot of your newly taut tummy and bodacious bottom needs to be shared with these E-streets.

This whole “milf” thing is getting a little out of control, because in this digital age, what we put out there is there forever. The claim to fame of these women may have been their bodacious bodies, but every Instagram shot doesn’t need to illicit a hard-on. Their beauty stretches far beyond that. And if I can be honest, tooting it, popping it and then flashing it one minute before sharing a picture of your child’s cutest moment the very next is a bit too much…

Did You Watch? Winners Of The First “People” Magazine Awards

December 19th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Did you tune in to the first annual PEOPLE Magazine Awards? Looking to highlight notable talent in the entertainment industry, the two-hour NBC special was full of celebrities. Nick Cannon served as host with musical talent Maroon 5, 5 Seconds of Summer and Gwen Stefani performing. Here’s a rundown of the night’s winners.

Erica Mena & Bow Wow Compared To Diddy & J.Lo…

November 10th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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When I think of Bow Wow and Erica Mena, a Jennifer Lopez-Sean “Diddy” Combs comparison is the last thing that comes to mind. However, from the looks of it, the young couple is reminding someone somewhere of Jenny and Diddy—at least according to Bow Wow they are.

“This ‘yall remind me of diddy x jlo’ mess is hilarious,'” Bow Wow wrote on Instagram.

Of course, some fans were on board with the comparison. Others, not so much.

“Is he on meds? LMAO who the hell would say that?” questioned one fan.

“You tried it Lil Bow Wow,” added another.

“This is the first time I’ve ever heard that reference. Why are you lying to yourself Bow Wow?”

“Whoever said that must be legally blind. Y’all couldn’t even pose as them on Halloween.”


This past weekend, the pair celebrated Erica’s birthday with a Masquerade ball thrown by Bow Wow. He also gifted her with a Roll Royce.

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A photo posted by Erica Mena (@iamerica_mena) on

So do these two remind you of J.Lo and Diddy or nah?

#VIVALATINA: Erica Mena Transforms Into Selena, Jennifer Lopez, Frida Kahlo And More For Hispanic Heritage Month Tribute

October 17th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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If you weren’t aware, from September 15- October 15, it was Hispanic heritage month. To celebrate, people all over did a variety of things to show their appreciation for their traditions. Take “Love and Hip Hop New York” star Erica Mena for example. Mena went all out and dressed up as a few of her Latina idols to honor the path they paved for her. From Frida Kahlo to J.Lo, Mena recreated some popular images of these ladies and explained why they meant so much to her on her Instagram page. Check out the images for yourself:


#NationalHispanicHeritageMonth Selena Quintanilla-Pérez best known as Selena was a Hispanic-America singer-songwriter and the most successful Latin artist of her time. Selena’s father discovered her budding talent at the age of 9 years old. From that moment, Selena began performing with her siblings to raise funds to provide for her household. She would perform wherever she could – street corners, weddings, fairs, etc. By 15 years old, Selena won the Tejano Music Award for Female Entertainer of the Year. She was named the “Top Latin Artist Of The 90’s” and “Best Selling Latin Artist Of The Decade” by Billboard, for her fourteen top-ten singles on the Top Latin Songs chart. Ms. Mena grew up listening to Selena as a young girl, watching her performances while admiring how she captivated both Latino and American audiences alike. She wanted to be like #HER! Every about Selena’s hustle, driven by responsibility to her family, is the same drive that ultimately led to her success. Although, Selena suffered a tragic death at the young age of 23, her legacy and music live on. @latina #Selena #VivaLatina

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#NationalHispanicHeritageMonth In order to be GREAT, you must always acknowledge the TRUE GREATS Before You. Its been so much fun taking out the time this month to honor and channel these four amazing women from our Hispanic culture. Frida Kahlo Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) Rita Dolores Moreno (December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress and singer. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995) Nickname: “Mexican Madonna” “Queen of Tejano Music” & TOMRW The Last Week Of The Month My Idol Jennifer Lopez @JLo tribute will Released. I have to send a Special Thank You @nelsonncastillo for shooting all four tributes for me and helping me execute all four perfectly! These amazing MUA @tashnd @soleilatiles_mua & THE BEST With Hair @tb_hairstylist @troystylez My Bronx Sistah on Styling @astar26 Thank You To My TEAM @thecodenyc @msgooding @jadeformayor You Are A Strong Part Of What’s Amazing Thank You Thank you to @latina for helping us get the word out and for all the support. You are truly appreciated View on Instagram


New York, NY, October 13, 2014 – It’s no secret that I’m huge Jennifer Lopez @Jlo supporter. So it should be no surprise, My final #HispanicHeritageMonth tribute is dedicated to the Latin bombshell. Wearing many titles, actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, singer, and songwriter, Jennifer Lopez has lived most of her career in the public eye. Coming from a local hood in Bronx, NY the icon entered the game with cards stacked against her. Media wasn’t receptive to her in the beginning and would ridicule the star at every opportunity. “She’s too ghetto. She can’t sing. She can’t dance.” Through all the scrutiny, Jennifer has continued to break down boundaries and earned her right to be viewed as a global icon. Similarly, Erica is a Bronx native who’s shared a majority of her life publicly, receiving non-stop scrutiny, but has continued to push forward in hopes of living out her dreams. Jennifer is not just an icon to Ms. Mena, she is proof that no matter the odds, if you have the will, you will conquer all! I would like to thank photographer/Creative Visionary Nelson Castillo, C.O.D.E. NYC, HER beauty team and Latina Magazine for assisting with this amazing tribute. @nelsonncastillo @latina @thecodenyc #Latina #JenniferLopez #HER #ERICAMENA

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The images were shot by photographer Nelson Castillo and each week, for four weeks, with the help of Latina magazine, Mena debuted new pictures that payed homage to the icons. When speaking to Latina about why she executed this project, Mena had this to say:

“These women are amazing to me, I’m able to hold my head up high as a Latina woman who dares to be different, because of the contributions they’ve made to culture by being exactly who they are un-filtered. So it’s only right that I pay homage and salute them.”

So what do you think about the images?

Jennifer Lopez Says She’s Not “Ashamed” Of Being Married Three Times, But Says She’s Finally Focusing On Loving Herself

October 16th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Jennifer Lopez loves love. Who doesn’t? But her appreciation for matters of the heart often gets her criticized because she’s been down the aisle to say ‘I do’ quite a few times. Lopez now acknowledges that she has jumped from relationship to relationship over the years, and says that she doesn’t regret such experiences. But according to her new interview with The Mirror, she does now realize that it’s time to focus more on Jennifer, and less on finding a companion. And despite her friends’ best efforts to play matchmaker, JLo is not having it.

“My friends are constantly trying to set me up but I’m just not there right now. It’s not something that’s a priority. I have gone from relationship to relationship but, at the end of the day, I am not ashamed of the path I have taken or the lessons I have learned.

I am who I am and I am human.

I do what feels right in the moment. And right now it feels good to just be on my own and have some ‘I love Jennifer’ time, which I haven’t done a lot in my life.”

So what is her major priority? Aside from her music career and “American Idol,” Lopez says she’s focused on her twins, Max and Emme, 6. If anyone else is going to come into her life at this point, they need to be the perfect match for her AND her children.

“You just want the kids to know they are loved, that’s the most important thing. Being a mother is my number one priority… I am just spending time with myself and my kids. I still believe in love, of course, but the thing you think about most is, ‘Who is good enough to come into the life of me and the kids?'”

So the question to ask now is, does she think she will get married again?

“You know, I’ve always believed in that institution but it is difficult. At the end of the day you just have to listen to yourself. You can’t get clouded with the voices and advice of others all the time. I have a gut instinct and I follow that. When I don’t it’s when I usually go wrong with people and relationships. You make decisions for two reasons: out of fear or out of love, and when you make them out of fear they end in misery.”

Check out Lopez’s full chat with The Mirror here. What do you think about what she had to say about her journey?