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Get Your Popcorn Ready: The 13 Best Biopics About Women

March 10th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Over the years Hollywood has paid homage to some of the most influential, and sometimes controversial, women of our time and in honor of Women’s History month, we take a look at some of the best movies about these important figures.

Biopics About Women

The Josephine Baker Story

Dancer/singer Josephine Baker was the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture film and become a world famous entertainer. Known for performing the banana dance, Baker would wear the fruit covering her bottom while remaining topless. She was also known for her contributions to the Civil Rights movement. Actress Lynn Whitfield stepped into the shoes of Baker for the 1991 HBO biopic The Josephine Baker Story. Unlike most biographical films, this one dug as deep into Baker’s personal life as her public one. Whitfield took home an Emmy and an NAACP award for her role in the film.

Diva Alert! Celebrities Who Are Notoriously Hard To Work With

March 6th, 2014 - By Meghan Williams
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Celebrities Who Are Hard To Work With

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Being a celebrity definitely has its perks: lavish salaries, cushy dressing rooms and an arsenal of people hired to ensure your happiness, among other things. But even with all the extras some fussy celebs are just too hard to please. Their bad attitudes, outrageous demands and rude behaviors have branded them the worst of the worst celebrities to work with.

Casting directors beware! Here are 12 on-set divas who are notoriously difficult to handle on a professional level.

“Cut The Bullsh*t” Oprah Checks Lindsay Lohan In New Docu-Series

March 5th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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For some time now we’ve known about Lindsay Lohan’s docu series coming to OWN. And while people attempted to warn Oprah that Lindsay was going to cause problems for her, she forged ahead. In their “Next Chapter,” sit down, Oprah told Lohan that she believes in her talent and is rooting for her. So perhaps, in that spirit, she decided to give Lindsay an opportunity to, as Oprah would say, “tell her truth.”

But in the trailer for the series that will air this Sunday, Lohan is up to her old stunts and shenanigans, canceling shoot dates, having minor freak outs and then when Oprah’s crew asks her Sober Coach whether or not he believes Lindsay is substance free, he hesitates before simply sighing.

But ish gets real when Mama O makes a special trip to speak to Lohan about her behavior. She says:

Oprah: My truth is that I really do want you to win. I really do. If that isn’t what you want, I’m ok with that. I will tell these guys to pack up and leave today.  

Lindsay: No it’s not that I’m not ready to do that. I do want to. 

Oprah: You need to cut the bullshit, you really do.

Church stomp and an amen. Hopefully, Lindsay will be able to receive the message this time around.

Check out the trailer in the video below.

The series premiere of Lindsay airs Sunday, March 9, at 10/9c only on OWN.

Will you watch?

Celebs Who We Think About Unfollowing On Social Media Almost Daily

January 22nd, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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With the advent of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, it’s easier and easier for celebrities to stay connected with their fans 24/7. But while some celebrities are naturally more entertaining than others, the rest of the bunch can just be downright hard to follow either because of their bad grammar, boring content, or ignorant commentary.

Celebs who are hard to follow

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Plies

Florida rapper Plies dropped out of high school to follow his dreams. He founded his own independent label with his stepbrother but Plies was hesitant to become a rapper and preferred to stay behind the scenes. Releasing several mixtapes and albums on his own Plies may be best known for his guest feature on Ludacris’ “Nasty Girl.” He may also be best known for getting nasty on twitter. Not only are his tweets raunchy, they’re grossly misspelled. His most recent PG-rated tweets include: I Gotta Stop Getting Drunk And Callin A Bihh Late Nite… I Be Out Dere 2 Bad” and “Chase Tha Money An Not Da Hoes…”

Shine Bright, Shine Far: Tyra Confirms “Life Size” Sequel

January 20th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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I know you’ve been anxiously awaiting the day! The day you would get word about whether or not the all time classic, Disney Channel Movie, Life Size would be getting a sequel. I jest. I know ya’ll haven’t thought about Life Size in a minute…those of you who’ve actually seen it. I haven’t either. Aside from the rare moments when “Shine bright, shine far. Be a star! Where you live where you are be a staaaaarrr!” pops into my head, Life Size has not been on my radar. That is until today.

According to US WeeklyTyra Banks confirmed that there will indeed be a sequel. Here’s what she had to say to Digital Spy about the project.

“I have a meeting today to go over the script!” Banks said on Jan. 19. “I swear! I don’t think it’ll be out until probably 2015, but I’m guessing it could be late 2014 or 2015. but it will be back, Life-Size will be back, better than ever.” 

And all my Disney fans said haaayyy! I’m not going to front, the part of me that is still 13 got super geeked when I read this headline.

For those of you who are completely confused right now, the premise of Life Size is that Casey Stuart, a tweenie played by Lindsay Lohan, is dealing with the death of her mother. She attempts to cast a spell to bring her back but instead of resurrecting her mother, she ends up bring her Barbie doll, Eve, (Tyra Banks), to life.

Of course it was cheesy but for the time I was into it. And I’m sure todays’ tweenagers will dig this sequel as well…not to mention the fans of the original.

Naturally, Banks couldn’t speak too openly about the project, so there’s no word on whether or not Lindsay will be involved. It would certainly be nice to see her in this one, but it’s not imperative that she be cast. Tyra did say though that this film will have a very modern take.

I’m excited. And apparently, I’m not the only one. Here’s what Miley Cyrus, a Disney alum, tweeted:

I’ll definitely tune in. Now I have to watch the original tonight and refresh my memory for the upcoming project.

Were you a fan of the original movie back in 2000? Will you watch the sequel?

Young Celebrities Who Are Already Aging Badly

January 16th, 2014 - By Meghan Williams
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For many celebrities, looking young is a priority. But though some have mastered the art of never aging (we’re looking at you Iman and Pharell!) others are already starting to weather way too soon. We don’t know if it’s the hard partying and fast living or just genetics, but either way, these 15 young celebrities who are aging badly better invest in some Oil of Olay — and soon!

 

Celebrities Who Are Aging Badly

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Chris Brown, 24

As cute as Chris Brown was back in the day it’s hard to see what drinking, partying, and a few jail visits have done to him.

Surprising Celebs Who Tried To Sing Or Rap Back In The Day

January 9th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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We may know them for their television or film roles or even as a star athlete but did you know these 15 celebrities actually pursued another career as rappers and singers before they achieved fame for their better known talents? Luckily, none of them quit their day job.

Celebs Who Used To Sing Or Rap

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Romany Malco, Jr.

Before Romany Malco, Jr. became an actor, he tried his hand at rapping. After graduating from high school, the former “Weeds” star formed a rap group called College Boyz with his buddies and relocated from New York to California to follow his dreams to become a rap star. The group landed a record deal with Virgin Records and had a local hit with “Victim of the Ghetto.” Malco is falsely credited for doing the raps for animated MC Skat Cat in “Opposites Attract” with Paula Abdul. Malco did however pen the lyrics for the animated rapper.

You’re On 10 Right Now: Celebs Forced To Attend Anger Management Classes

January 6th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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We’ve all been guilty of letting our tempers get the best of us at one time or another but these stars clearly have anger issues and were forced to attend management classes to get their emotions in check.

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Chris Brown

Chris Brown virtually grew up in the public limelight and was one of R&B’s brightest stars until he assaulted Rihanna in 2009. Since then Brown has had a hard rehabilitating his image and his anger issues certainly aren’t helping. After a string of arrests for assault and hit and run charges, Brown decided to be proactive and seek help for his anger issues. But he left treatment early after going into a fit of rage and a judge ordered the “Don’t Judge Me” singer back to anger management for 90 days and to be subject to random drug testing.

The Curse Of Child Stardom? Former Child Actors Who’ve Had Legal Trouble As Adults

December 2nd, 2013 - By Meghan Williams
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It’s hard seeing the cute child stars we once watched on TV grow into adults with legal problems and criminal convictions. But nowadays that seems to be more the norm than the exception. From Dee Jay Daniels to Maia Campbell – check out these 15 former child actors who’ve had legal trouble as adults.

child actors who've had legal trouble as adults.

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Marcus T. Paulk

Earlier this year, Marcus T. Paulk (the actor who played Myles on Moesha) was arrested following a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend, Andi Roxx. According to Andi, Marcus punched and kicked her in the chin and stomach following an altercation that began at a Beverly Hills nightclub. Sad.

Is Cyberbullying Okay When Celebrities Are The Ones Being Bullied?

October 31st, 2013 - By La Truly
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Watching Lil’ Mama’s comeback as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in VH1’s TLC biopic was pretty amazing. I was mesmerized by how fully she became Left Eye – mannerisms, facial expressions, style. She did it and she did it well. As gleeful as I was to watch her transformation, I also felt very strange.

Watching the Twittersphere overflow with high praise of her performance on Twitter brought me back to 2009 when the scathing comments about Lil’ Mama first started. Her one silly mistake of casually sauntering on stage during Jay Z and Alicia Keys’ VMA performance shifted Lil’ Mama’s career into neutral despite her successful stint as a judge on America’s Best Dance Crew and her popular song, “Lip Gloss.” We came for her. Hard. We insulted her talents as a rapper. We attacked her facial features. And we laughed loud and hard. We, in essence, bullied her with no remorse. We ostracized her for years but then sang her praises when she killed the role of “Left Eye.” How fickle a crowd.

I started to wonder why it is acceptable. Why are celebrities considered fair game for bullying but not our children in our communities? What makes my 18-year-old cousin who is suffering from bullying in her high school so different from the young Lil’ Mama who made a trivial mistake but was pummeled with cruelty for years since?

Underneath, We’re All The Same

Wealth and fame, though major assets to many of us, only play a supporting role when it comes to the human experience playing out. If every poverty-stricken soul and every rich son-of-a-gun were given the same amount of money and wealth, the only things that would remain unchanged would be their emotions.  We all laugh with joy. We all sink into depression. We all have fears. We all have doubts. We all have faith – in something or someone even if it’s not organized religion. We all have specific anger triggers. All of our feelings have been overwhelmingly hurt at some point in life.

If we can understand that – that underneath the materialism and publicity, we all go through the same things – why does there seem to be such a great gulf that divides our small-town bullied children, teenagers and adults from our bullied big screen celebrities?

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say…

When Willow Smith underwent her transformation from child to now pre-teen, the Internet exploded. She was called everything from a w***e to a lesbian. Will and Jada Smith were called out for the parenting skills. All the while, the child had not committed any crimes, had not suffered a public nervous breakdown, and had not been filmed performing lewd acts. She was targeted simply because of her style choices and her age.

Laying it out this way allowed me to see how unequivocally ridiculous we can be as a community of opinionated social media users. The Internet provides an awesome space of free thought and expression, but is every opinion worth sharing? If it’s wrong for another 12-year-old to cyberbully a 12-year-old child whom they see every day in school, why is it okay for us as free thinking adults of reasonable intellect and compassion to berate a child we don’t even know personally?

The Clap Back

It is indeed a Catch-22 for many stars. Their indiscretions are public. They are berated publicly but they cannot defend themselves in the way that everyday people can. More than one celebrity has been shamed for arguing with people they don’t know on social networks; People who sometimes have devoted whole pages to bashing these celebrities. This is not unlike the cyberbullying we fight among our school-aged children. Horrible (and often untrue) information is circulated via the Internet, information that though it might be deleted is never really gone forever. We frown upon that at our level but revel in it when celebrities are the brunt of the joke. And if they fight back? They’re told that they shouldn’t have responded. For, how dare you defend yourself against the everyday people who were just having a bit of fun with you?

There is a difference between voicing your difference of opinion with a celebrity’s choices and persecuting them with malicious content that will never completely be deleted from cyberspace. And at the end of the day, is it really worth it to laugh at someone else’s expense, to attack them, never knowing if your tweet or comment was the last thing to drive them over the edge?

Jada Pinkett-Smith brought said it best in a Facebook status posted earlier this year:

“…Are these young people not allowed to be young, make mistakes, grow, and eventually transform a million times before our eyes? Are we asking them to defy the laws of nature because of who they are? Why can’t we congratulate them for the capacity to work through their challenges on a world stage and still deliver products that keep them on top. We all know how hard it is to keep our head above water, even in the privacy of our own homes let alone on the world stage. Imagine yourself, at their age, with the spotlights, challenges and responsibilities. Most of us would have fallen to the waste side before we could even get to a crashed Ferrari, a controversial romance, several heart breaks, or an Oscar nomination at NINE. We WISH we could have had the capacity to accomplish HALF of what they have accomplished along with ALL these challenges they face. But…maybe THAT’S the problem…we WISH we could have or even…we WISH we could.”

La Truly is a writer, college professor and natural hair and holistic lifestyle enthusiast. She mixes her interest in social and cultural issues with her life experiences  to encourage thought, discussion and change among young women. Follow her on Twitter: @AshleyLaTruly.

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