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An all-Black cast remake of the 1986 film of the same name, About Last Night starred Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant and Michael Ealy. Released on Valentine’s Day 2014, About Last Night was executive produced by Will Packer under his old shingle, Rainforest Films, and Screen Gems. The contemporized rom-com follows two couples – Bernie and Joan and Danny and Debbie – both on their journey from first date to instant relationship to breakups and all the juicy hiccups in between. Made with a budget of $12.5 million, About Last Night grossed nearly $49 million at the box office. Here are some secrets behind the making of About Last Night.
Today’s episode of #LunchtimeChat featured a discussion on various celebrity marriages and engagements including; Kevin Hart + Eniko, Ray J + Princess Love and Adrienne Bailon + Israel Houghton. The ladies shared the opinions on the nuptial announcements and celebrations per usual with fun and flare.
Catch the chat and share your thoughts below! Make sure to tune in to #LunchtimeChat every weekday at noon on Facebook Live!
This past weekend, we announced that Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish tied the knot in California. We showed you the pictures of Eniko’s dress, Kevin’s suit and his kids, who were in the bridal party.
But in the midst of all this, you might have been wondering what the other Hart woman was thinking. Kevin said that his ex wife Torrei would not be attending the wedding. But she did have something to say about the ceremony.
She took to her Instagram to share a message.
When I initially saw the message, I was completely here for it, thinking Torrei had grown and matured to the point of accepting this new relationship. It wasn’t until I was discussing her comments with my coworker, on our Facebook Live Lunch Time Chat, that I realized perhaps there was an ulterior motive. Brande mentioned that she could have easily texted Kevin and Eniko congratulations, privately. She didn’t have to post about it on Instagram. Perhaps she knew people would be looking from a response from her and she felt this is the one she had to give, publicly.
Interesting, either way.
What do you make of Torrei’s congratulatory note?
Veronica Wells is the culture editor for MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of the recently released book “Bettah Days.”
Longtime couple Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish are officially married.
It’s been nearly two years since Hart, 37, and Parrish, 31, got engaged on her 30th birthday bash. “On this perfect day I chose to make the most perfect decision,” Hart said in the video of him proposing that went viral just minutes after posting to Instagram.
Now, having tied the knot in California over the weekend with family and friends, the newlyweds have been flooding Instagram with pictures from the special day.
Continue clicking to see photos of the Mr. and Mrs. Hart tying the knot. Congrats!
#23 Ways: Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Rihanna & More On Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America
I don’t have to tell you what’s going on in our world these days. You’ve seen the news. They’re killing us, often times for nothing at all.
Now is the time for everyone offended by these senseless killings to speak out. And thankfully, there are some celebrities using their platforms for good by speaking out.
In a recent video released by Mic.com, several celebrities spoke out about instances of police brutality, recounting the common actions these Black people were involved in when they were killed by police. Actions like running to the bathroom in your house, playing with a toy gun, asking for help, wearing a hoodie or failing to signal.
There’s also a call to action at the end of video, that directs viewers to WeAreHereMovement.com, where you can tell President Obama and Congress about your desire to address racial injustice in this country, particularly when it comes law enforcement and the government.
If you’re always looking for a good workout but often find yourself struggling to put together the right combination of moves to work the areas you’re hoping to target, you need to download the Nike Training Club app. And now you have yet another reason to do so: You can work out with Serena Williams — and Kevin Hart, too.
Seriously though, who wouldn’t want to get those abs, those arms and that overall strength? Um, I’m talking about Williams, here — no offense to Hart, as he’s gotten pretty stacked in the last few years as well. Nike teamed up with the Wimbledon champ and the fit box-office champ for a new workout on the NTC app. Put together by trainer Ben Monk, they call it The Hart Serena. This is Williams’s second workout for the app, Hart’s first.
The 15-minute workout is a high intensity level offering, but works for intermediate exercisers, classsified as those who do two to three workouts a week. It especially targets your back and arms, helping you develop upper-body strength and get a quick burn going. No equipment necessary, as moves include body weight squats, heel kicks, partner hand rows and push-up high fives, side planks, forward lunges, metabolic training in the form of split jumps, burpees, and more.
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When taking a moment away from making each other laugh in the promotional videos for the app, both Williams and Hart spoke on the importance of partnering up for workouts like The Hart Serena.
“It’s hard to kind of push yourself,” Williams said, “but it’s easier when you have someone to push you.”
Hart added, “You’re making each other better.”
Fact. Plus, working out with a friend is always awesome — if they can keep up, of course. Get together with a good friend, download the Nike Training Club app and push one another by trying The Hart Serena for yourself.
Hollywood stars shine bright in Illumination Entertainment’s latest animation – The Secret Life of Pets, which hits theaters nationwide on July 8th!
Distributed by Universal Studios – the highly anticipated film boasts a host of talent which includes, but is not limited to: actors Kevin Hart – who plays Snowball, Bobby Moynihan – who plays Mel, and actress Lake Bell – who plays Chloe.
What do actress Eva Marcille and reality TV entrepreneur Shaunie O’Neal have in common? Simply, the love of their fabulous pets! Take a peek at the talent who share the love of their pets!
ABOUT: The Secret Life of Pets – In theaters July 8th
Max is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that’s bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious rabbit named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from its captors. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who’ve done them wrong.
Watch the trailer now!
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If you follow comedian Kevin Hart on Instagram, you know there are two things he takes pretty seriously: his career and his health. The Philadelphia native has been hustling hard for the past few years juggling movies like “Central Intelligence”, a cross country comedy tour, and planning an upcoming wedding to fiancé Eniko Parrish. In addition to making us laugh, Hart is actually an advocate for health and fitness teaming up with sportswear giant Nike for their “Inner Strength” campaign as well as coordinating 5K runs around the country
The 5’4″ entertainer who once revealed to Men’s Fitness that his workout regimen begins each day at 5:30 AM recently made it easier for his fans to stay healthy and fit right along with him. This past weekend he released his new cross training sneakers “Free Train Instinct Hart”. The sneakers, a part of his “Move with Hart” campaign, come in classic gray and black, as well as blue, white and gold (inspired by his children). In addition, the collaboration also features 23 light-reflective, inspirational quotes like “Health Is Wealth” “Operation Be Great Together Is In Session” and “Don’t Stop Grinding” all selected and hand-written by the comedian/actor.
Hart’s workout routine is no laughing matter (you can check out Hart breaking a sweat here). His daily routine includes heavy ropes, hanging leg raises and kettlebell sit ups.
The funny man initially revealed the “Hustle Harts” as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He joked that the company told him he’s “bridging the gap between professional athlete and person that doesn’t understand there’s an athlete in them”.
Standing on the SNL alum’s desk, Hart announced “I’m the first actor/entertainer to get a cross training shoe cuz THAT”S WHAT I DO!” I’m exhausted just thinking about Kevin Hart’s schedule, but I must admit the kicks don’t look half bad. Check out the funny guy showing off his fancy footwork and giving fans a sneak peek of the shoes below:
As an entrepreneur who’s working toward wealth, I’m completely in awe of Kevin Hart right now. He’s probably the biggest star in Hollywood at the moment, releasing new movies every other month and touring the world in the meantime. One thing for sure, he’s leaving lots of success secrets along the way you just have to pay attention.
Like most successful entrepreneurs, Kevin had a humble start. He was raised by his mother, and his father was in and out of his life and on-and-off drugs since he was a child. Instead of letting his circumstances break him, he used them to build his career.
So, what can we mompreneurs learn from Kevin Hart and his major success? Here are six ways to kill it like Kevin:
Success doesn’t happen overnight. With every success story comes a struggle story and Kevin definitely has one of his own. Before landing his breakout role in Soul Plane, Kevin toured tiny comedy clubs under the title “Kevin the Bastard” in hopes of getting his big chance. He admits that he struggled so much in his early days because he was all over the place, trying to be everybody instead of being himself. Once he developed himself and confidently stepped into his career, it finally took off.
The lesson: You’ll never be successful while you’re imitating someone else. Their success is theirs and yours has to be yours. Focus on your own God-given gifts and talents, they’re the tools you’ll need to really take off.
The critics and our community called Soul Plane one of the worst movies of all time. Although Kevin still gets criticism for his starring role, it was exactly what he needed to break into Hollywood once and for all. Instead of letting the poor reviews get to him, he used it as ammunition to launch his comedic career and never looked back.
The lesson: Your biggest disappointment could very well be your biggest blessing. No matter what obstacles you’re met with along your journey, let persistence push you toward greatness. Never ever ever give up.
Be OK with outgrowing people
Kevin experienced a very public (and slightly messy) divorce with his ex-wife Torrei. Personal opinions aside, we’re human and sometimes we outgrow people and that’s a part of life. The people who are meant to be in your life will remain, the others will be removed.
The lesson: It’s OK to outgrow the people who are not meant to be in your life. As your career and success grow bigger, your circle will undoubtedly grow smaller. That’s life.
Diversify your portfolio
Kevin went from an all Black cast on Soul Plane to movies with Will Ferrell, Ice Cube and his latest is an animated film called The Secret Life Of Pets. He is surely diversifying his career. He’s toured all around the world and told jokes in countries whose first language isn’t even English. Instead of being satisfied with leading Black Hollywood, he wanted to be one of the hottest men in ALL of Hollywood and he’s done just that.
The lesson: For limitless success, it’s important to open yourself up to diverse opportunities. Don’t put yourself or your business in a box, instead create a brand that will be easily adaptable to all cultures.
Ignore the haters
When Mike Epps (and recently Katt Williams) came from Kevin, he handled it so well. Instead of responding to the hate with hate, Kevin takes the high road and recognized that hate comes with the territory. In fact, he was such the bigger man that Epps (and Williams) ended up looking foolish.
The lesson: When you’re doing something great, haters gonna hate. It’s a part of life and it comes with the territory, so learn to expect it. Instead of fighting fire with fire, use that fire to fuel your future.
Work your ass off
There’s no way Kevin could possibly be so successful without a mean work ethic. Day in and day out, he’s dedicated to his dream and he’s grinding toward his goal. He has yet to become complacent. Instead, he’s seen what he’s capable of and maximized his potential to create positive results.
The lesson: Wealth takes work. Anything worth having is worth working for and your dream will always be a dream until you wake up and make it happen!
In today’s world, brand awareness and social media advertising are the name of the game.
With some celebrities boasting Twitter followers in the millions, it’s easy to see how one simple tweet can sway a large audience. And whether or not they’re actually paid to endorse a company or choose to simply profess their love (or disdain) for a particular product from time to time, celebrities are hooking themselves up and boosting company sales via 140 characters or less. Some celebrity endorsed tweets are even ghostwritten. Talk about easy money.
Which stars do you think will top this list of money-earning tweets?
She didn’t exactly tweet about it, but the Twitterverse sure looked for a response from Red Lobster after Beyoncé dropped her latest single, “Formation.” Though their response to the song and its now famous line was a bit delayed, Red Lobster sales surged by 33 percent after Queen Bey sang about…well, you know.