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This past weekend, MadameNoire had the opportunity to attend the Disney Dreamers Academy hosted by Disney (obviously) in conjunction with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine. As we’ve mentioned before, this event is meant to inspire students to pursue their dreams and encourage them to complete the necessary work to do so.
Throughout the weekend several celebrity guests stopped by to encourage these 100 high school students. And one of them was actress Lauren London. Lauren spoke to the students about the importance of having a positive attitude when she recalled the time she lost a poetry competition as a teenager. She said after she’d lost one of the judges came up to her and told her that based on her work alone, she would have won but her attitude was so stank, the judges felt the audience would relate to the other girl and so they gave the prize to her.
She learned from that experience and took the importance of having a positive attitude with her. That was certainly our experience when we spoke to her. A complete sweetheart.
In our interview with London she spoke to us about how she managed to avoid the video girl trap and the extra work a person will have to put in if they decide not to go to college.
See what she had to say in the video above.
I have to admit, I’m a little late to the ATL train. In fact, I just watched the movie last week. And I dug it. I can see why it has the mini cult following that it does. It’s a cute, little movie– which surprisingly took only 45 days to shoot in the summer of 2005. So here we are, getting ready to dive into the little known facts behind the film, produced, in conjunction with T-Boz and Dallas Austin, by Will Smith’s company Overbrook. Let’s dive in.
These single celebrity women have a lot going for them. They’re smart, Hot, beautiful, talented, and make their own money So why hasn’t anyone but a ring on it yet — assuming they want one?
Actress Sanaa Lathan has been a Hollywood staple since the late ’90s. While she has maintained consistent work since leaving the theater world behind and relocating to L.A., Nathan has kept her private life mostly private. The 42-year-old Best Man Holiday star dated football player Adewale Ogunyele for a few years but other than that, Lathan has kept her dating life to herself. A few months ago, she shared a photo of herself and San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick out together on a romantic dinner date. No word on if the two are a couple or if it was just dinner with a friend.
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To celebrate the release of his new book, The Worth of My Mother’s Wisdom, E! News host Terrence Jenkins and his beautiful mother, Lisa Gonzales, treated 100 single mothers and their children to a day at DisneyLand Resort in partnership with Disney Dreamers Academy! Terrence’s Baggage Claim co-star, Lauren London, also joined them. The day was filled with fun and uplifting words of encouragement, as Lauren and Lisa shared inspiring, heartfelt stories.
“I wrote this book with my mother because I wanted to share some of the stories. My mom had me when she was only 17 years old. Our journey has had a lot of wisdom along the way that I wanted to share with you guys,” Terrence explained to his Disney guests.
The media personality took to Instagram after the event to express how much fun he had.
“I had an amazing weekend! My mom & I brought 100 mothers & their kids to a fun filled day at DisneyLand. We had an empowerment session & discussed my new book ‘The Wealth of My Mother’s Wisdom.’ Special thanks to my ‘Baggage Claim’ co-star @iamlaurenlondon for dropping some wisdom as well!!!” Terrence wrote.
“The empowerment session was amazing. My mom & @iamlaurenlondon had the crowd laughing and in tears as well,” he continued.
It sounds like they pulled off a lovely event! In the words of my late grandmother: That boy’s mama raised him right!
Check out footage from the event below. Photos from the family fun day and images of Terrence and his celeb friends celebrating the book’s launch are on the next page.
While some of you might be rolling your eyes at the thought of it, in the case of my co-worker who loves her some T.I., a few of you might be somewhere excited at the idea that we could be seeing a second installment of ATL soon enough.
In an interview with Rap-Up, director Chris Robinson, who was behind the original classic film (I kid, I kid), spoke not too long ago on the possibility of a sequel. He said that for all he knew at that time, work on a new film was a rumor, but he did speak on what it would take to get one made:
“We all joked about doing an ATL 2, and how down T.I.’s character would be running the comic section of the newspaper and what the twins would be doing. But you never know. If the fans wanted it enough, there would definitely be a sequel.”
Well, according to VIBE, it just might be happening. On his Instagram page, Robinson posted the following picture:
As you can see, the caption says that an ATL II is in the works, and could either start filming or be released by next spring. Robinson went on to delete the photo, but has since posted pictures of Jackie Long (who played Esquire in the film) and Albert Daniels (who played Brooklyn) out together, with the caption “
#ESQUIRE #BROOKLYN #ATL II MEETING #START THE RUMORS!” All I can say is that, one, he needs to chill out on all the caps lock, and two, things are about to get pretty interesting.
While the original ATL is…cute, it was released in 2006. It seems a bit late to try and do sequel, especially since T.I. definitely doesn’t look like he did in the first film, in Lauren London is focused on her new gig on The Game. But I wouldn’t mind knowing what became of Rashad and New New…
But what about you? Do you think a sequel to ATL is a good idea after all of these years?
Are you all missing Pooch Hall on “The Game” as much as we are? Lucky for you, we had the pleasure of speaking with the handsome star in our office the other day and he was quite the character. Talking about everything from getting the boot from BET to moving on to bigger and better things like his new Showtime series “Ray Donovan,” and his affinity for Lauren London, not much was off limits with Mr. Hall — and that’s just how we like it.
Check out what this promising talent had to say about his future in the biz, his wife’s thoughts on his profession, and why he’s not mad at anybody over at BET.
A new storytelling series detailing the African-American experience from the 1600s to the present has launched on YouTube. With the collaborative efforts of Wells Fargo and The Kinsey Collection — an exhibit that features artifacts chronicling Black life — a documentary-style campaign named “Untold Stories: Our Inspired History” was born, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Hollywood stars such as Jordin Sparks, Lance Gross, Lauren London, and Talib Kweli will serve as hosts of this new Black storytelling experience. “The series is designed to educate viewers about the historical impact of African American history on modern life using the perspective of each celebrity curator,” adds WSJ.
In one video, Lauren London explains how Carrie Kinsey unknowingly began the The Kinsey Collection. In 1903, she wrote a letter to President Theodore Roosevelt asking for his help to find her missing brother. She describes how one man approached her saying that he would take care of her brother and pay her $5 a month. “But I heard of him no more,” Carrie wrote in the letter.
“Carrie Kinsey had no idea this letter was one of the things that inspired Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, her direct descendants, to start their exhibit, the Kinsey Collection,” London added in the video.
The Kinsey Collection is filled with souvenirs of the African-American past that has been on display in eight museums including the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. “The Kinsey Collections strives to give our ancestors a voice […] enabling the viewer to understand the challenges, triumphs, and extraordinary sacrifice of African-Americans…” said Bernard Kinsey in a statement.
In another video vignette, Jordin Sparks highlights the accomplishments of Phyllis Wheatley, the first female Black poet to be published. Lance Gross “describes the trials faced by Josiah Walls, an African American statesmen in the 41st and 42nd Congress,” adds WSJ. Lastly, Talib Kweli delves into a 113-year-old letter granting Henry Butler, a Black Man, the ability to buy his family freedom.
The storytelling campaign was created to not only honor our African-American ancestors, but to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
The video collection can be viewed on YouTube where fans are welcome to join in on the conversation and share the stories by using the #KinseyUntold hashtag on Twitter.
We’ve got Lance Gross’ clip below and Lauren London’s after the jump.
As soon as you see Katt Williams on the roster, you know exactly what kind of movie it’s going to be. And he’s not the only one who plays the same role in every movie he gets. We’ve got a list of Hollywood’s most typecast actors. And if you talk to any of them, tell them we’d love to see them play someone else.
It’s New New! OK it’s really Lauren London, but we’ve loved this baby faced actress ever since she debuted as the wanna-be ghetto character in her first flick “ATL.” Fast forward several years later and Lauren is now the newest addition to BET’s “The Game,” and with all the changes that have gone on with that show we had to ask the 28-year-old how she felt being the newbie to the cast — like did she feel the pressure from the hardcore stans?
But beyond that, we also wanted to have a little fun with the lady who wants to make it clear she is so much more than Lil Wayne’s baby mama. We asked her what her favorite ratchet song is…but ironically that answer brought us right back to Weezy, check out what she had to say about that and her plans for marriage.
‘My Business Is My Business:’ Lauren London Talks Privacy And Not Caring About The Public’s Thoughts On Her Pregnancy
Lauren London is most known for her breakout role as NewNew in T.I.’s 2006 film, ATL. Although she may seem like an overnight success, the 28-year-old L.A. girl says she encountered a lot of rejection before became the big-time television actress we see before us today. In her recent interview with Vibe Vixen, The Game actress opened up about her early years in the industry, being a single mom and why she refuses to take mess off of anyone.
On facing a lot of rejection during the early years of her career:
“Starting my career, there was a lot of rejection going on. I remember my dad telling me that if you let that define you, they’ll basically make you nothing. You have to define yourself. Every time you hear a no, it’s one step closer to a yes. Jobs come and go, so I don’t get too down on myself. You have to stay self-motivated. If you wait for someone else to motivate you, you’ll be waiting for a long time. You have to really be your own cheerleader. Even if you don’t feel all that way in the moment, tell yourself that you’re enough.”
On maintaining her privacy:
“I was always a private person. My business is my business. I have a small group of friends, and I just like the simple things out of life. My privacy is something that I value. I’m also socially awkward.”
On finding out she was pregnant:
“The public was the last thought. Most of my thoughts were on my family and inner circle. It was mostly how is this affecting Lauren as a person and is Lauren ready to completely put herself to the side and be a mother. My priorities were changing. My career was last.”
“Before ATL, people didn’t know about me. I auditioned for ATL and no one cared who I was. I was a regular girl in L.A. who auditioned and got the role. No one knew I was doing it and I did it. No one gave me that. I did that. They can’t take what they didn’t give. God has the last say, so I just trust that. Is it an uphill battle? Yes. But isn’t everything? I’m not starving.”
Thoughts on marriage:
“I think it’s awesome when it’s done right. I don’t think anyone is supposed to be alone, you know. Having a partner and having somebody that is with you through the ups and downs is awesome. I’m all about connection. If I connected with someone and met a nice guy maybe, but I just haven’t ran into that yet.”
On lessons from her mom that she plans to pass down to her son:
“Being resilient. No matter what, never giving up on your dreams. It sounds cliché but it’s so real. She grew up struggling, but she was always very positive, no matter how bad things came. We kept a positive outlook because your perception is everything. It is your reality. That is something I want to pass down to my child. My mom was very into inner beauty. She would say all the time, “Being cute is cute, but who are you on the inside?”
On lessons she’s still learning:
“[To have] faith and thicker skin. Not letting what people have to say about me matter so much.”
On constantly being scrutinized by the media:
“I’m not going to front. I’m not a lover, I’m a fighter. I will forget that I am Hollywood and get Holly-hood [Laughs].”