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While African-Americans are overwhelmingly Christian, there is a sizable black and Jewish population and some of our favorite starspractice Judaism.
For instance, rapper Drake’s 2012 music video “HYFR” promoted a proud identification with his Jewish roots.
As the Hanukkah holiday kicks off, check out the slideshow below to see some of the most prominent Jews of color.
See which black celebrities are Jewish at TheGrio.com
We’re usually not into guys who rock gold eyeshadow, but when Lenny Kravitz wears it in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (in theaters today), we love it. For his recurring role as Katniss’s stylist Cinna, Kravitz found a kindred spirit in his character’s edgy on-screen style and the movie’s megawatt star Jennifer Lawrence.
The rocker-turned-actor talked to ESSENCE about their relationship (she’s like a sister to his daughter Zoe), the future of Cinna (spoiler alert!) and why he’s ready to sing again.
ESSENCE: In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, why is Cinna the last person Katniss sees right before she’s released to fight the other Tributes?
LENNY KRAVITZ: He’s the one putting together Katniss’s outfits and her gear. He’s walking her there to make sure she’s together and ready to go. And you saw what happens next.
ESSENCE: If you could be a Tribute, what would be your skill?
KRAVITZ: I’m a survivor. So I would find my way out of the problem. I’m pretty good at seeing through problems and getting out of the other end.
ESSENCE: When you weren’t on set, did you work on a new album?
KRAVITZ: Yes, I started writing and putting it together. After I’d done The Butler and Hunger Games, I was hungry for the music again. I’m in the Bahamas finishing the album. It’s a really exceptional record. I think it’s my best work, ever. I’m really excited to put it out and go on a world tour next year.
You can check out the full interview over on Essence.com. We’re big Lenny Kravitz fans and love that he’s been part of The Hunger Games movies so far. Oh, and we’ll be hearing new music from him? Even better!
If this is true, Rihanna might have to find herself a whole new play thing/cuddle buddy.
According to the good folks over at Necole Bitchie, Drake was seen going out to dinner with Lenny Kravitz’s daughter in Venice, Ca. The two shared wine and laughs on the patio of Gjelina Restaurant, and Drake’s security reportedly kept nosy folks back and from taking pictures by standing inside the restaurant, keeping his eye on patrons. Drake has been low-key (aka, very publicly knowing him) crushing on Kravitz for years now, and as reported by Global Grind, it was just 2011 when he expressed his admiration for the actress and singer on his Twitter:
“Zoe Kravitz on Californication…my two favorite things in the world. But she’s not a thing…she’s everything.”
That same year he reportedly (according to the New York Daily News) showed up at a performance she had with her former band Elevator Flight where he supported her and rubbed elbows with her father.
Back to 2013…Kravitz was also seen on Drake’s tour bus this past weekend (see the photo above), so you know what that means: an engagement ring is on the way!
Totally kidding. Honestly, Drake goes out to dinner with lots of folks, including Rihanna, and strippers too, but alas, he’s still a single guy. We would totally like to see these two as an item (she’s no longer with Penn Badgley, she seems like she would be good for him, and they’re both Jewish!), but we won’t hold our breath. Do you think these two would be a good match?
We know that artists often collaborate with each other to make music – but not all collabos are as well known as others. Check out our list of 15 celebs whose guest appearances and background vocals in songs were a major surprise.
Any celebrity will tell you that the key to a successful career is relevance, longevity and a diverse portfolio. This can often separate those who only have 15 minutes of fame from those who have a long-term contract with celebrity.
When it comes to the marketplace, it’s no secret that tons of celebrities want us to buy their stuff. From clothing to fragrances and apparel, it seems like everyone has their hand in the business world. There are however some who opt for less obvious ventures that would make us take another look. Here are ten celebrities who have created unexpected side hustles or businesses.
Just yesterday, when I was walking to the train after work, I saw one of those giant advertisements on the side of one of the city buses, Queen Latifah’s face big as day. I remember thinking, well alright this is really happening. Earlier this summer we reported that Queen Latifah was partnering up with CBS, Jada Pinkett Smith and Lenny Kravitz to bring a new and improved version of the Queen Latifah show back to the airwaves. Pinkett-Smith and Kravitz serve as producers and Kravitz’ design company is behind the set which they call the “BigHot.”
The 43 year old will debut her new talk show on CBS on September 16th. During a recent media session, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah explained why Queen is not “the next Oprah” and why they feel her show will be a hit.
The next Oprah
“People have often asked me do I want to be the next Oprah. There is no such thing. Oprah is Oprah. And she’s still being Oprah if anyone hadn’t noticed. Obviously there are great things she accomplished and I would love to be able to accomplish some of those things. But what I bring to television is me. I’m Queen Latifah. I had a different life story and different path that I’ve traveled.”
Jada on why Queen’s the woman for the job.
“She’s very funny, she’s very witty, she’s very intelligent and she has a lot of heart, I think what we’re missing [in daytime] today is heart. So Latifah, to me, when we did the research on her – across the board from [age] 3 to 80, people love her; women, men, kids.”
We do indeed love Queen Latifah and hope this works out for her. Judging from the trailers, it seems like it’ll be a good time. From the promos, she’s going to interview guests like Will Smith, Steve Martin, (her co-star in Bringing Down The House–love that movie!), and Jamie Foxx. There’s footage of musical guest Emeli Sande and there’s even a clip of Queen singing herself. If you didn’t know her jazz record, The Dana Owens Album was pretty awesome. Looks like something we’ll check out.
Will you watch the show when it debuts on September 16? Find out what time it shows in your area by clicking here.
Check out the trailers for the show and how they built Lenny’s brainchild in the videos on the next page.
Did you think they were still tied down? Lucky for you, they’re not! We’ve done our research and found some of Hollywood’s most available bachelors who are recently back on the market. You know what that means girls — rebound!
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With Father’s Day just around the corner, we thought that some of our favorite, fabulous celebrity father-daughter combos deserved some love. From daughters just as famous as their celebrity daddies to little girls who have shied away from the spotlight, these duos have truly shown what good genes can do. So without further adieu, a salute to 14 wonderfully attractive father-daughter duos.
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Lenny Kravitz is set for a new episode of “Oprah’s Master Class,” to air Sunday, June 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. The Grammy-winning artist, producer and actor talks about how his mixed cultural background influenced his signature retro music style and how he challenged the industry with his unconventional image.
Raised in a biracial family (his mother is Roxy Roker, known for her character Helen Willis on the hit 70’s sitcom “The Jeffersons” and father is Sy Kravitz NBC news producer of Russian-Jewish descent), Kravitz opens up about his upbringing and how his father’s infidelity affected him as a young boy.
Plus, he reveals more about his marriage to actress Lisa Bonet (“The Cosby Show”) and his relationship with daughter, Zoë.
Read and see more on EurWeb.com
Guess Which Celeb Gabourey Sidibe Would Sleep With (And Make Sure She’d Wrap It Up Because He’s Fertile!)
Gabourey Sidibe is officially the dirty 30 (as of May 6) and Wendy Williams invited the actress to plenty of dirty talk during her appearance on her talk show today.
Wendy put the upcoming co-star of “American Horror Story” in her hot seat and didn’t waste any time getting turning up the heat with four degrees of questions. By the time Wendy got to the 40 degree mark, she hit Gabourey with this interesting quest into her thoughts on her former male co-stars: “Out of all of your former co-stars — Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Lenny Kravitz — who would you marry, who would you sleep with, and who would you run over with your car?” Here’s what Gabby said:
“I would marry Lenny Kravitz because I feel like he’s a good strong Christian man – with his own island. I’d probably sleep with Eddie Murphy, but I’d wrap it up because he’s fertile. And I guess I’d hit Colin Ferrell with my car—nothing personal but I don’t know him like that.”
Poor Colin Ferrell, he wasn’t even supposed to be in the discussion. But more importantly, Eddie Murphy?? To be fair, it’s not like Gabby had the best choices to begin with, but I think I would’ve had to choose Lenny Kravitz twice, or switch my answers around. I’m pretty sure Eddie could buy his own island if he wanted to too. But, shout out to Gabby for the safe sex plug. Always gotta wrap it up.
Something you ladies might be able to relate with more is the answer Gabourey gave for her 100 degree question of who she would have a one-night stand with. The answer? Ryan Gosling. Good luck with that, she might have to fight off a few hundred thousand people to get to that one, including Eva Mendes.
Check out Gabby’s full appearance on Wendy below. What do you think about her hot seat answers?