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A Different World was added to Netflix recently, becoming popular all over again. Newer generations can watch what life is like at a historically Black college or university as well as witness other relatable experiences to most young people. However, there are plenty of behind-the-scenes secrets you all might not know about this college-set sitcom, which was a direct spin-off of The Cosby Show.
There were some strange things and even some shenanigans going on this week in the news. In this episode of “Did Y’all See”, the MadameNoire editors discuss Laila Ali coming forward to say that Floyd Mayweather needs help for his domestic violence issues. Then, at the Met Gala, former lovebirds Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet stepped out on the red carpet together…on a date. We discuss whether the move was a bit odd…even for these hippy, dippy free spirits. And then we share our thoughts on Kim Kardashian’s BFF, Jonathan Cheban, coming out of the shadows to lodge stereotypes at Amber Rose and Blac Chyna, in defense of Kylie Jenner.
See what our editors have to say about all these topics in the video above.
In my mind, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet are still together, like romantically. And while I know that she’s married to fine behind Jason Momoa, Lenny and Lisa, with their alliterating names, funky bohemian style and comparable attractiveness, were a beautiful example of Black [Hollywood] love.
I know I wasn’t the only one who was bummed when it ended. But I took solace in the fact that they seemed to maintain a beautiful friendship.
And while these two have always been a shining example of what co-parenting and romances-turned-friendships can look like, they took it to a whole ‘nother level when they showed up at last night’s Met Gala arm in arm, as each other’s dates.
I still love seeing them together. Lisa is still gorgeous. Lenny is still fine and their offspring Zoe is stunning.
But after I stopped gushing, I thought about the weirdness of it all. I mean, if we take the celebrity aspect out of this and apply it to us mere mortals in the real world, this would be something of a scandal. I told y’all Lisa is married, with children. And Lenny is her ex husband, father of her child and longtime friend.
You know what they say, flames can be rekindled.
And while I’ve read that Lenny and Jason get along famously, I certainly hope Lisa ran this by her man. And I do wonder how that conversation went…
“Hey babe, Lenny, Zoe and I are going to the Met Gala.”
“Oh, cool. Who’s Zoe’s date?
“She’s going solo.”
“Nice. Who’s Lenny taking?”
Where dey do dat at?
In fairness, since this was a family affair, perhaps the common thread, Zoe, asked her mother and father to attend the event together.
I could understand that…if Zoe weren’t a grown woman.
Either there’s something more to this and we don’t know the full story yet…or Lenny and Lisa really are on some different ish.
What do you make of these two stepping out together as each other’s dates? Do you think their status as celebrities makes this a little bit more understandable?
According to Jay-Z, Hollywood is the most addictive drug in the world. If that’s true, we know a few stars who have gone cold turkey. We’ve told you in the past about stars leaving the entertainment industry behind for an education, and for Jesus, but the 10 individuals on this list left to raise their families and give their children a life outside of the Hollywood hills.
Kellie Shanygne Jackson (Williams)
After nine years of playing Laura on “Family Matters,” Kellie Williams decided to leave the glitz and glam of Hollywood behind to raise a family. It must feel good to be away from Urkel for good! *winks*
Every now and then she takes on acting work, but Kellie seems extremely happy with her husband and very adorable kids.
By now, we’re sure you’ve heard about the allegations surrounding Bill Cosby. Over nine women have accused him of drugging and raping him. Now, it appears as though one of his former costars has weighed in on the topic.
In a tweet, Lisa Bonet reportedly said the following…
However, after some digging, Thegrio is claiming the tweet is in fact false. The Grio stated, According to Lisa Bonet’s manager, the actress is not on Twitter and the following message in not authentic.
Lisa has had a very icy relationship with her former TV dad for a number of years. Cosby reportedly disagreed with an explicit scene she did in a movie and it eventually led to her being fired from The Cosby Show. Lisa has not attended any reunions or supported the Cosby show since.
Although the tweet is fake, fans of the show are eagerly waiting for one of the stars to comment on the allegations. In the meantime, a former NBC employee has come forward claiming Cosby paid off women.
In an interview with the DailyNews, Frank Scotti says he helped Cosby pay multiple women off, buy a model a home and stood out of his dressing when he brought women backstage.
“I was suspicious that something was going on. I suspected that he was having sex with them because the other person he was sending money to Thompson (a woman whose daughter, Autumn Jackson claimed the actor was her dad) he was definitely having sex with.
“Why else would he be sending money?” Scotti asked. “He was sending these women $2,000 a month. What else could I think?”
“I did a lot of crazy things for him,” recalled Scotti. “He was covering himself by having my name on it. It was a coverup. I realized it later.”
Scotti decided to come forward with his story because “felt sorry for the women.”
During the 1980s and ‘90s, most of us crushed hard on Theo Huxatble from The Cosby Show. When he wasn’t scheming with his best friend Cockroach or spending time with family, he wooed us with his boy next door charm. Despite the world fame attention Theo Huxtable received, the man behind the character, Malcolm Jamal Warner, had his own set of butterflies.
While filming their hit television series, Warner admitted he had a secret crush on his onscreen sister, Lisa Bonet. Bonet played his indie afro-punk older sister, Denise and while being interviewed by Access Hollywood, Warner revealed how his teenage hormones affected their work relationship.
“’We were so close in age. But, you know, I never had a shot. You just know. At 13, 14, you know when you have a shot or not, even at that age. She’s cool. Lisa and I, we’ve always been very cool.”
Although sparks didn’t fly between the two, they pursued other Hollywood romances. Bonet is currently married to Game of Thrones’ actor Jason Momoa and has two daughters from their union. She was previously married to Lenny Kravitz and is the mother to their actress/model daughter, Zoe Kravitz. Warner was in two long term relationships with actresses Regina King and Karen Malina White. He also dated his onscreen girlfriend, Michelle Thomas from The Cosby Show, when they became older. Unfortunately, Thomas died of stomach cancer in 1998.
Do you think Lisa Bonet and Malcolm could have been a match-made in heaven?
Lisa Bonet guest stars alongside her husband, Jason Momoa, in the Sundance Channel’s new dramatic series, The Red Road, playing Sky Van Der Veen, a Lenape Native American lawyer who returns to her hometown to call for justice following a brutal crime against a member of her tribe.
She spoke with ESSENCE from her Los Angeles home, which she shares with Momoa, their children (son Nakoa-Wolf, 5, and daughter Lola, 6), dogs—Scout, Arrow and Zion—and ball python, Orpheus.
ESSENCE: How did you choose to do this particular role?
Lisa Bonet: Jason and I had done a film together, and when he was in the process of booking this show he sent the film to the producers. They really appreciated our chemistry, which was nice.
ESSENCE: The show is very thoughtfully written. The shooting style is intriguing. Are there things about it that you think people should know before tuning in, or is it just that people should watch it?
Bonet: On paper, it read like a film, and it definitely unfolds like a good series should. You know, it’s fun to go on a discovery and not really know much about it.
ESSENCE: You said earlier that the producers of the show saw the chemistry between you and Jason on-screen, and that’s why he asked you to do this part. How is your chemistry at home different from your chemistry at work?
Bonet: The chemistry between the characters we’re playing in The Red Road is a bit stiff, because we’re still uncertain where our rapport is leading us. Off camera, in real life, we are a very goofy couple. One of my favorite things about him is that he makes me laugh.
ESSENCE: Goofy how?
Bonet: Goofy like, we just laugh—we love curling up to watch Saturday Night Live with a thing of popcorn in front of us.
ESSENCE: How did you and Jason meet?
Bonet: [Laughs] We were both at a club to hear this 80-year-old toothless blues singer named Mickey Champion. We had a mutual friend who introduced us. Jason actually came with all his boys, and it was the birthday of one of my good friends, so I had all my girls with me. It was like the meeting of two different posses.
Read more of Lisa Bonet’s interview at Essence.com
Singers often look into their own personal lives as inspiration for songs. These 15 artists got very heartfelt and emotional by singing about the joys of parenthood and their children. Here are some of our favorite songs singers wrote for their children.
Superstar singer Beyonce is normally a private person but after having her first child, Blue Ivy, the former Destiny’s Child member has opened up about the joys of motherhood. In addition to sharing intimate photos of mother and child, Beyonce penned the song “Blue.” In the song, which is on her latest album Beyonce, Blue sings about feeling alive when she looks into her daughter’s eyes. At the end of the song, Blue Ivy joins in and sings with her mommy before asking if they can go see daddy.
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At the height of their careers, these celebrities left their breakout gigs to explore other opportunities, finish school or move on professionally. With many of these celebrities starring in their breakout roles, they decided to part ways and to not continue riding the wave of a solo-role stardom.
In the case Dave Chappelle, we’re seeing a comeback, with the comedian back on the stand-up tour and doing media interviews like this one in The New York Times. Here are nine celebrities who left the fame of their major roles at the height of their success and may not make the same move.
Did you want to be a diva like Naomi Campbell? Or did you dream of rocking funky styles like Denise? Most of us grew up with a favorite celebrity idol. We wanted to dress like her, talk like her and rock her hairstyle. No matter who you wanted to be, we know she’s on this list. Let us know who you looked up to in the comments!
If you’ve been too cool for school since before you can remember, we’re willing to bet that Denise was your favorite Huxtable. She was funny, brilliant and marched to the beat of her own drummer. And her unique sense of style inspired millions of women around the world.