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Sometimes celebrities make it hard to get on their team. These stars’ recent comments have left their fans confused between the crazy advice, rants and shade that have come out on Twitter, in interviews and on the streets. Here’s the best of the best.
“You Cannot Do It All By Yourself”: Jill Scott And Son Jett Cover The May “Motherhood” Issue Of EBONY And Talk Life As A Single Mom
Who else is really loving these covers EBONY has done lately? That revamp definitely did the magazine a lot of good and we’re feeling it!
For the new May issue, which centers around motherhood (of course because of Mother’s Day), Jill Scott covers the magazine with her very adorable 3-year-old son Jett. According to LoveBrownSugar.com, the singer speaks on how motherhood has changed her, and the success and sometimes struggles of being a single mother.
From the snippets provided, Scott says that of all the things she loves about being a mother, it’s the moments when she feels and sees the love from her son in some of the smallest ways that moves her the most.
“Motherhood is getting your hands and your feet in the soil…When Jett puts my face in his hands and tells me, ‘Mommy you’re so pretty’ or smells me, it’s so wonderful.”
She also dishes on the reality check she received trying to raise Jett as a single mom after her relationship with her former drummer and fiancé Lil’ John Roberts, ended some time after Jett was brought into the world (they are said to be co-parenting though). She says that every single mother needs a “village,” as she puts it:
“That I-can-do-it-by-myself mentality is a lie. I’m sorry if I hurt anybody’s feelings, but you cannot do it all by yourself. You need a village: some aunties, grandmoms, friends. I couldn’t do this by myself and would be a fool to think I could.”
You can get more of Scott’s thoughts and advice on motherhood when this newest issue of EBONY drops on April 16, and you can see more photos from the shoot at LoveBrownSugar. But in the meantime, do you remember this picture of Scott and Jett above from when she debuted him to the world in Essence? He’s grown up so fast since she showed him off in that magazine in 2010. Definitely a cutie-patootie, and he looks just like Jill!
What do you think about her take on motherhood?
If you ask me, Why Did I Get Married was one of Tyler Perry’s best movies. Sure, it was still overly dramatic at times; but I know I was invested in the characters and their stories. It was funny, heartbreaking at times–especially when Mike was dogging Sheila out– and it even provoked a little discussion. You know the plot…in fact, you have the DVD at the crib; but, we bet you don’t know what the stars of the film had to say about the process. Check it out in the pages to follow.
It looks one of our favorite singers turned actress is going to be very busy in 2013.
Jill Scott, aka Jilly from Philly, is set to c-star in the CBS pilot Second Sight, According to EURweb. The show will likely premiere in the fall.
Second Sight will center around Detective Ross Tanner (played by Jason Lee) who tries to hide the fact that he has an ocular disease that causes him to have hallucinations. But when he tries to catch a serial killer, he realizes that it’ll take his eyesight just as much as his experience as a cop to find him.
Scott will play Dr. Callier, the specialist who treats his disease.
Second Sight will also star Derek Luke, cast as Det. Paul Giroux, an overeager cop who is part of Tanner’s team. He may or may not know about Tanner’s disease but either way, he wants his job.
Jill Scott is going to be pretty busy this year. In addition to this latest announcement, she’s also in the upcoming film Baggage Claim and she’ll be a performer at the 2013 Essence Festival. Want more? Jill also casually mentioned on Twitter that she’ll be releasing two albums this year. Whew!
As for the Second Sight, CBS isn’t known for keeping an audience’s attention, especially black viewers, so we’ll see how this goes!
Does this sound like something you’d watch?
One Hot Summer: Beyoncé Set To Headline Essence Music Festival, Along With Maxwell, Jill Scott, Brandy…And Keyshia Cole
If you were looking for a reason to head to New Orleans in July for the 19th annual Essence Music Festival this year, this new lineup of theirs is sure to have you thirsty to get to NOLA. Recently announced to headline this year’s festival is the ultimate diva, Beyoncé. Adding another date to her already jam packed Mrs. Carter tour schedule, Bey will take the Superdome stage one mo’ ‘gin for fans, and everyone seems excited, including Essence Communication President, Michelle Ebanks, who says, “We are incredibly excited to welcome Beyoncé back to the 2013 ESSENCE Festival line-up. She is truly the ultimate ESSENCE woman.” Homegirl will of course headline one of three concert nights that is happening July 4-7, but her specific show date has not been pegged yet. In any case, keep those four days open in your schedule.
Ironically, Bey is a headliner, as is Keyshia Cole, who has had a lot to say as of late about homegirl’s former Destiny’s Child bandmate, Michelle Williams. Jill Scott is also a big headliner for the festival, as is my husband Maxwell, Brandy, Charlie Wilson and many more talented folks (including the very slept on Les Nubians, who are an amazing group!). Check out the many acts who have so far been slated to perform during the 19th annual Essence Music Festival come summer, and get more info on another sure-to-knock-the-lights-out-performance by Beyoncé at Essence.com.
Will you be there July 4-7, and who would you be excited to see?
Celebrities love to throw shade on Twitter, but nothing is more entertaining than when another celeb throws it right back at them. Check out the best celebrity Twitter beefs of 2012.
Chrissy Teigen v. Team Breezy
Team Breezy is agro. All Chrissy said during the Billboard Music Awards this year was that Chris Brown’s performance wasn’t great. Is that really enough reason to threaten to kill a chick? They got so out of line that Breezy had to come in and calm things down. Some people are too crazy to handle 140 characters.
I had been waiting on this collaboration from Jilly from Philly and the most soulful man in the game, Anthony Hamilton, for a good long while now. So when I heard that these two were getting together on a track, I knew some type of magic was going to take place. And I was not disappointed. “So In Love” is a classic “shake something down at the family reunion” type of song. It just feels good. Which is exactly why it’s the jam of the day. Hopefully, it’ll spread some positive vibes all over your Monday morning situation.
Being a curvy woman myself, I must admit that I love seeing healthy thick chicks doing their thing! As much as men like to swoon over women with a little extra to hold on to, most women appreciate ladies who can still be hot and desirable without being stick thin. We come in all shapes and sizes of sensuality, and when it comes to brick house bangers, here are 9 of my curvy girl crushes.
If ensemble casts are your thing, you should definitely be checking for the upcoming flick “Baggage Claim.” A few months back we told you how Paula Patton snagged the lead role, which was originally thought to be going to Taraji P. Henson, in the film about a 35-year-old flight attendant who is the oldest person in her family to not be married and who is insanely jealous of her little sister’s recent engagement. Well now we know who will be playing the part of the little sister, none other than Miss “New New” herself, Lauren London.
In an interview with The Life Files, Lauren talked about her new role in the Fox film which is slated to hit theaters next spring, saying:
“Paula is great, we were destined to play sisters… Its our dynamic. Between shooting Baggage Claim and prepping for The Game, everything is moving at the speed of life… Its a good time, I’m excited to share these new characters with the world.”
Lauren and Paula are just the tip of the celebrity iceberg when it comes to the names attached to this flick. Taye Diggs, Derek Luke, Adam Brody, Jill Scott, and Octavia Spencer are all said to be a part of the cast along with aspiring actress Lala Anthony who will play Paula’s energetic coworker and accomplice. Lauren’s old boo-thang Trey Songz has a part in the film too as a “hot shot record producer with plenty of ‘swag.’” Interesting…
“Baggage Claim” is based on a novel of the same name by David E. Talbert who is also writing, directing, and producing this film adaptation. Let’s hope the acting comes through. What do you think about this cast so far?
Lifetime just might be on to something. On Sunday night when the network aired the world premiere of the all-black “Steel Magnolias” remake, the film made history, becoming Lifetime’s third most-watched original telecast ever.
The flick, starring Jill Scott, Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Condola Rashad, and Adepero Oduye brought in a record 6.5 million viewers. Interestingly, this is the best film debut since Lifetime aired the Fantasia Barino Story “Life is Not a Fairy Tale” in 2006. “Steel Magnolias” also became the number one cable movie among total viewers since 2007. In other words, this movie was a big deal.
This weekend, Lifetime aired another African American interest movie, the “Abducted: The Carlina White Story,” featuring Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd which also brought in high numbers, averaging 4.1 million total viewers. Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President of Programming for Lifetime Networks said in a statement:
“We couldn’t be happier with the great response Steel Magnolias and Abducted: The Carlina White Story received from viewers this weekend. These incredible numbers speak to the powerful stories and performances delivered by amazing casts and the strong production teams behind each movie. We are very proud to have partnered with them on these very special films.”
The Lifetime junkie in me definitely hopes this means the network will start showing more African American stories. Did you catch “Steel Magnolias” or “The Carlina White Story” this weekend? What did you think?
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