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#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.
This weekend, the hilarious cast of Ride Along 2, Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and Sherri Shepherd will join the hosts of Café Mocha to discuss what fans should expect in their latest film. Afterward, listeners will be updated on the State of Black America by Roland Martin in honor of MLK weekend. Listeners will also be asked what they believe President Obama should focus on during his last year in office. To call in with your response, dial (866) 357-4323.
Afterward, be sure to catch the ladies of Did Y’all See? debate if a man who is engaged should tell his fiancée that he slept with her sister, ten years ago.
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If there’s one thing that’s for certain, it’s definitely that controversy sells. But as more and more stars stage beefs and fights to drum up publicity, it’s getting harder and harder to tell the real from the fake. Click through the next slides as we get down to business as to whether these celebrity beefs were staged just for attention or not.
Nicki Minaj vs. Miley Cyrus
Viewers tuned into this year’s MTV VMAs were left with their mouth’s gaped open during Nicki Minaj’s acceptance speech. The Young Money princess called host Miley Cyrus out of her name over the comments she made in an interview leading up to the awards show. Minaj became a trending topic for calling Cyrus a b*tch live on the air, but many felt the entire scene was concocted to spice things up for the awards show. Last year’s ratings were down nearly two million viewer’s from the previous year. Neither camp has commented on the incident, but MTV VMAs executive producer Vin Toffler said, “It was [real]. In no way was any of that planned.”
The last time Kevin Hart opened up about his wedding plans to longtime girlfriend, Eniko Parrish, he let us know that the affair would be small, small and small. But at that point, he had yet to reveal a date.
Well, now that the time is nearing, Hart spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the actual date and even addressed the women who might have been checking for him over the years.
During a charity event, this past Sunday, Hart said, “We’re gonna go August 8th, next year man.”
Then added, “That’s right ladies. I’ve got to put this chocolate in the freezer. So if you wanted a piece, you better take that want and put it in your pocket, because you ain’t gonna get it, because it’s happening August 8th. I’m going to lock this love up in a box.”
And while he’s confident about the date, he doesn’t know much else.
When asked about the location, Hart said, “To be honest with you, I don’t know what the hell is going on. I told her, ‘Do what you want to do, and just come back to me with the finished product.'”
Looks like Eniko has free reign. But Kevin did establish some financial stipulations.
“She has a number, if she goes above this number it’s not happening. That’s all I did, I gave her a budget,”
If there’s anything that Kevin might splurge on, it’ll be his tuxedo.
“That’s a possibility. But that doesn’t make me a groomzilla! That just makes me a man that loves fashion.”
Some of you all might still be in your feelings. But I can’t lie, I’m happy for these two!
While Kevin wants to keep it small, I really hope he decides to share. I would love to see some pictures.
Prior to vowing that jokes about homosexuality are off limits in his comedic routines, Kevin Hart made a quip about fearing that his son, Hendrix Hart, might be gay.
“One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay. That’s a fear. Keep in mind, I’m not homophobic. . . . Be happy. Do what you want to do. But me, as a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will,” he said during his 2010 movie, Seriously Funny, before going into a skit about times when Hendrix may have exemplified “homosexual tendencies” to which he would respond, “Stop, that’s gay!”
Hart recently addressed that skit during an in-depth interview with Rolling Stone. Five years later, he admits that he would not tell the joke today because we are living during more sensitive times; however, the comedian’s feelings and dialogue about his son’s sexuality have not changed much. He was willing to further explains his comments.
“It’s about my fear,” he explained. “I’m thinking about what I did as a dad, did I do something wrong, and if I did, what was it? Not that I’m not gonna love my son or think about him any differently. The funny thing within that joke is it’s me getting mad at my son because of my own insecurities — I panicked. It has nothing to do with him, it’s about me. That’s the difference between bringing a joke across that’s well thought-out and saying something just to ruffle feathers.”
“I wouldn’t tell that joke today, because when I said it, the times weren’t as sensitive as they are now. I think we love to make big deals out of things that aren’t necessarily big deals, because we can. These things become public spectacles. So why set yourself up for failure?”