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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.
Shows like Basketball Wives and Hollywood Exes, where women are provided with a platform to share their side of a story and sometimes even bash their very famous exes, are a male celebrities worst nightmare. This is why it wasn’t exactly shocking when rumors began circulating that Martin Lawrence blew a gasket after he learned that his ex-wife Shamicka would be appearing on season two of Hollywood Exes. But according to Shamicka, the rumors couldn’t be further from the truth.
“I let him know that I was doing the show, and he just wished me the best. That’s all he could do because it’s not about him. It’s about me and my journey after being married to him,” the 37-year-old told Hip Hollywood.
She went on to say that because he watched the first season, he understands that the show is not about women slamming their famous ex-husbands.
“He’s seen the show the first season, so he knows that it’s not about ex-husband bashing. “He knows that I’m not a messy person. I go through my emotions on the show but I don’t talk bad about him. As I go through the divorce, you’ll see my emotions come out, but it’s not about him. It’s about me going through my process of divorce.”
It still doesn’t seem like Martin was too thrilled about Shamicka being on the show, but it’s good to know that he didn’t throw a hissy fit.
Turn the page to watch Shamicka’s interview. Have you been checking out Hollywood Exes this season? What do you think of it so far?
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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VH1 is about to be turnt up on July 8! “Hollywood Exes” is back for Season 2 and by the looks of the trailer, we will be in for a wild ride.
According to the ‘The Hollywood Exes’ VH1 Blog:
“ Sheree Fletcher packs up her San Diego pad, Nicole looks to expand her property holdings pre-wedding, and Drea throws around some tantalizing catchphrases. Decide for yourselves if the romantic spark is still there between exes Jessica Canseco and Joe, and whether or not Nicole really slurred her words during a fancy benefit. With thinly veiled discussions about those men who shall not be named, there’s a lot to unpack in four minutes! We can’t wait to get things started.”
Joining your favorite ex-wives Mayte Garcia, Jessica Canseco, Sheree Fletcher, Andrea Kelly and Nicole Murphy, this season, is Shamicka Lawrence, ex-wife of actor/comedian Martin Lawrence. Although the original cast members are excited for Shamicka to join them as they all navigate their lives after divorce, Martin Lawrence is not a happy camper.
Sources told RealityTea.com:
“Martin reportedly threw a tantrum, forbidding his ex-wife from participating in ‘Hollywood Exes’, but an unfazed Shamicka refused to walk away from the opportunity. Shamicka is devastated their marriage is over, but she said that she’s not going to shut up just because Martin told her to. Shamicka is having a ball hanging out with the show’s other exes, gossiping about everything”
Although the ladies are known for their feisty ways they did not dish much dirt on their ex-husbands during Season 1. Do you think this season will be any different?
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!
It was only a year and two months ago that Martin Lawrence and his ex-wife filed for divorce, but Shamicka Gibbs has already snagged herself a gig riding on her ex-husband’s name. According to a news release from VH1, she’s joining the cast of “Hollywood Exes” for its second season. As her bio on the site states:
Shamicka joins the cast fresh out of her marriage to comedian Martin Lawrence. But battling a recent divorce is only one of Shamicka’s hurdles; she was also diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, Lupus, and has had to adapt her lifestyle…
Not much is known about Shamicka who was in a relationship with Martin for 13 years before they tied the knot in 2010. Just two years later, the parents who share two daughters together, called it quits and we haven’t heard from either since then, until now of course. Shamicka won’t be the only one we see adapting to a new lifestyle in this second season, as the news release reveals virtually all the ladies — Nicole Murphy, Andrea Kelly, Mayte Garcia, Sheree Fletcher, and Jessica Canseco — are going through a transition period and will be returning for another season to continue their story
Drea, who has been spending her time between Chicago and Los Angeles, is not happy with Jessica for some choice words she shared with Drea on Twitter. After returning to L.A., she and Jessica will finally have it out, resulting in one of the most explosive – and honest – confrontations in the show’s history. Meanwhile, Jessica struggles with being the single mom of a rebellious teenager – Josie has been acting out and her grades are slipping. Mayte, who has been desperate to have a child, makes plans to adopt a one-year-old baby. The others worry that everything is happening too fast – what if something goes wrong and Mayte loses another child? Finally, Shamicka’s wounds from her divorce are still fresh – her divorce from Martin Lawrence was just recently finalized. Every day brings new challenges that only a Hollywood Ex can understand, but thankfully the others are there to help her find her way.
Noticeably missing from the release is Daphne Wayans who was expected to be a new addition to season 2 as well. When we interviewed the ex-wife of Keenen Ivory Wayans last month, she talked to us about filming for the show and why she was joining the cast but so far her name appears to be absent from the roster. We’re following up to see what’s going on there. And in the meantime looking forward to season 2 debuting July 8 at 10pm on VH1.
Will you be watching?
So they weren’t classic films, but I don’t know anybody who doesn’t get excited and drop what they’re doing to watch House Party (the original) and Class Act. The dancing is amazing, the storylines are easy to follow and you can’t say you aren’t fully entertained. These two movies dropped more than 20 years ago and it’s been a while since we’ve seen all the stars that made them must-see films in black homes years ago. Some, well, you know what they’re up to because they’re still doing big things, while others have stayed under the radar. Shall we be nosey and find out their whereabouts? Be prepared to click!
Adrienne-Joi Johnson captured everybody’s attention with her yellow spandex jumpsuit and killer dance moves in House Party. Playing Sharane, the cool chick from the hood (no for real, her neighborhood was mad sketch), both Kid and Play battled for her affections for most of the movie, but her finger wave and curl-wearing behind played coy with both fellas cause she had it like that. So where is she nowadays? Out here flexing on folks as a fitness and wellness coach. Check the abs for proof of how that’s working out. After her role in Baby Boy, Johnson did a few TV roles here and there (including hosting the show Flab to Fab), but she’s been more about weight loss and overall health over the past few years, even being a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society.