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Television shows have certainly changed over the last several years. Once known as a platform for up-and-coming actors, there appears to be a growing trend of “A-list” stars looking to get in on the action. Gone are the days when celebrities were “too good for television.” You now have Academy Award winners like Matthew McConaughey starring in HBO’s True Detective, Kevin Spacey in the Netflix hit House of Cards, and Golden Globe winner Don Cheadle on House of Lies.
Well we are here to inform you of another trend — the rise of former TV stars coming to a small screen near you. Are you surprised by any?
They may have eventually put a ring on it but these celebrity men were in no rush to make it official. Here are some men who waited seemingly forever to marry their women.
Although they haven’t been married for that long, T.I. and Tiny have been one of hip-hop’s favorite couples since 2001. The former Xscape member has stuck by T.I.’s side even when he served time for gun possession and again a year later when he was locked up for a parole violation. A few months after he finished his first term in March 2010, the couple, who had been engaged for three years, tied the knot in an over the top ceremony that took place over the course of two days. But the honeymoon phase would be interrupted a few months later when the rapper returned to jail.
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Sometimes you have to know when to hold them and when to fold them. These actors didn’t know how to hold them and jumped the gun by walking away from a hit show.
Martin Lawrence cut his teeth as a stand up comedian and made a name for himself as the host of Def Comedy Jam club before he was given his own show. Tisha Campbell was cast to play his girlfriend on his sitcom “Martin” and the two had a working relationship that went all the way back to 1990’s House Party. But by the fifth season, Campbell was suddenly gone from the show. Soon after her departure, she slapped Lawrence and the show’s producers with a sexual harassment lawsuit alleging verbal and physical assaults. The suit was settled out of court so Campbell could appear in the season finale with the condition that she not appear in any scenes with Lawrence.
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An urban answer to Fatal Attraction, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate served as a cautionary tale for men who were out here wyling when it comes to the ladies. It’s not smart to be reckless out here. You know the plot, you gasped and held your breath as you thought Martin–Darnell– was going to lose his life and you rooted for he and Regina King to work it out. But we bet you didn’t know these behind the scenes secrets. Check them out on the following pages.
Sometimes it’s hard to come by a check in Hollywood but these celebs, they had no problem finding not one but two gigs at the same time.
Niecy Nash had us in tears as Deputy Raineesha Williams on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911!” Since then Nash has padded her resume with numerous guest appearances, along with her own reality show. Finding a regular check with TV Land, Nash plays a preacher’s wife opposite Cedric the Entertainer on “The Soul Man.” Nash is once again flexing her comedic acting chops with another show. The married mother of three plays a nurse at a geriatric ward inside of a hospital on HBO’s “Getting On,” based on a British show of the same name.
In case you didn’t know, some of your favorite celebrities were born outside the United States. They may have grown up here most of their lives, but many were born abroad in countries like Nigeria, Germany, England and other cities around the world. Find out who was born where in our list of celebs born abroad.
Actress Mila Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seven. Her mother was a school teacher and her father was a mechanical engineer, but left Ukraine because they didn’t see a future for Mila and her brother. There was also antisemitism in the country at the time, so the family moved. She had a difficult transition since her parents arrived in New York on a Wednesday and she was enrolled in school by Friday morning without knowing any English.
Before “Hollywood Exes” we didn’t know much about Shamicka Lawrence. All we knew was that the LA beauty had been in a relationship with Martin Lawrence for 13 years before they got married in 2010 and that by 2012 they were heading for divorce. When Shamicka stopped by our office to chat about her reality TV experience, we had one main question to ask her: How does a 15-year relationship dissolve after two years of marriage?
Though Shamicka wouldn’t go too far into detail, she did allude to the fact that she and Martin eventually grew apart, but when we tried to pry and see what exactly caused the distance, she simply told us “life happens.” Since Shamicka’s back on the market now, we thought it was only right to ask what kind of man she’s looking for the next time around and we decided to get into her background a little bit to get a better sense of what type of woman she is. That’s when she proudly told us “I’m not a hoodrat!”
Check out all that commentary and more in the interview in the video below. What are your thoughts on Shamicka Lawrence?
After watching this year’s Emmy awards, many people felt as if actress Kerry Washington was robbed. After losing out to Claire Danes in the category for “Best Actress,” the “Scandal” star took it in stride but here is a list of other actors who were passed over for their stellar roles.
Denzel Washington: Malcom X
Denzel Washington has had a long and stellar career in Hollywood that has spanned almost four decades. In addition to playing various characters, Washington also had to flex his acting skills when it came to playing real-life people. He received critical acclaim for his portrayals of Steve Biko, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Melvin B. Tolson, Frank Lucas, and Herman Boone but it was his starring role in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X that should’ve earned the native New Yorker an Academy award. Although he was nominated for Best Actor, Washington lost out to Al Pacino. Lee was very vocal about his feelings saying, among other things, “I’m not the only one who thinks Denzel was robbed on that one.”
Political stances, personal history, dress codes and opinions are only some of the reasons why people have been banished, exiled, blacklisted and banned from different countries. There are countries where if it is assumed that you may have done something slightly undesirable, they’d just expel you -no proof needed. While banishment sounds hella old school, prohibition and ejections are just as alive and well as racism, and, if you thought that celebrities weren’t vulnerable to these type of exclusions, you’re dead wrong. Miley Cyrus, Alec Baldwin, The Dixie Chicks, Lil Wayne, Justin Beiber, Lindsay Lohan and Nicki Minaj only represent a shortlist of celebrities who’ve been banned from countries, corporations, businesses and industries for their behavior.
The reigning queen of rump-shaking (only bested by Madame Tina Turner, herself) was prohibited from entering the Southeast Asian country, Malaysia, not once…but twice. Malaysian government dictates that female performers must be clothed from shoulders to knees, showing no cleavage. And, everyone who has seen Beyoncé’s last twenty-odd music videos knows that isn’t her forte. The skin-bearing diva performed in Indonesia instead of Malaysia because Islamic conservative groups planned to protest the Malaysian concert if she had even tried to perform. –Malaysia also banned Lady Gaga for using pro-gay lyrics.
What ever happened to some of our favorite stars from back in the day? Well unfortunately, despite how promising things looked, these actors and actresses just couldn’t seem to break into the mainstream. Whether it was just poor luck in role choices, rumors of attitudes on set or something else, these talented folks just couldn’t make the A-list. Even if we can’t change their Hollywood fortune, we can at least honor them here and keep our fingers crossed that somehow they find the success they were looking for.