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Welcome Back To Chocolate City: Martin Lawrence Announces The Sequel To “A Thin Line Between Love And Hate”

February 19th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Having a bad day? Well, I’ve got some news that might perk you up big time. If you were a fan of the 1996 film, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, you’ll be happy to know that a sequel could very well be on the way to a theater near you.

Martin Lawrence announced on his Instagram page that he had completed the script for the sequel to the film, which he worked on alongside former “Martin” showrunner, Bentley Kyle Evans. Evans was also co-screenwriter for the original film. Lawrence was understandably excited about it all:


Just finished writing A Thin Line Between Love and Hate 2. Excited as a MF! #crazyderanged #comingatyou

A photo posted by Martin Lawrence (@martinlawrence) on


And Evans took to Twitter to say, “What ya’ll think? Get ready for it!!!!”

I’m not sure where the story will go this time around, as a lot of time has passed. But then again, at the end of the original film, crazy Brandi Web (played by Lynn Whitfield) didn’t die. Instead, her character was thrown in jail for trying to kill Darnell (played by Martin Lawrence), and the film finished with this quote:

“I hope po’ baby lands on her feet, but they better make damn sure they fix that dent in her heart before they let her out.”

Could Brandi be getting out?! If the film is actually picked up by a studio, then we will find out. Considering that the original grossed more than $30 million on a budget of only $8 million, if the story is good, it could definitely be worth bringing back to the big screen.

I’m still waiting on this Bad Boys sequel, so I won’t go completely crazy over this news, but since I own and love A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, I’ll admit that I’m maaaaad excited about the possibilities! How about you?

“They’re Working On The Script”: Martin Lawrence Says “Bad Boys 3″ Is Happening

August 14th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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The last time a Bad Boys movie came out, folks were still out here doing the chickenhead, Beyoncé released “Crazy in Love,” and Britney Spears and Madonna kissed at the MTV VMAs.

Fast forward to this current year and no one is doing the chickenhead (we’re just moving past the nae nae), Beyoncé pretty much runs the world, Britney Spears and Madonna are still trying their best to stay relevant, and according to Martin Lawrence, the third installment in the Bad Boys franchise is on its way.

In an interview with Conan O’Brien last night, Lawrence, who was there to promote his new show Partners, said that the script is being worked on, and Jerry Bruckheimer is hoping that both he and Will Smith will be down for another big ride. Lawrence definitely seemed like would be on board.

O’Brien: I heard a rumor that, cause people love those Bad Boys movies, 1 and 2, that there’s going to be a Bad Boys 3. Is that possible?

Lawrence: I believe so, yes. I just talked to [producer] Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said it’s real, they’re working on the script, they’re getting close, and it all looks good.

O’Brien: Have you done all the casting on that?

Lawrence: No, we won’t cast you.

O’Brien: I would love to be in a Bad Boys movie!

Lawrence: You know what you could play? A crooked cop on crack…

O’Brien: …Yes! Yes! I think I was born to play that!

And since word got out, people have been going crazy on Twitter and already seem excited about the idea of a third movie coming to theaters. But are you?

Ready To See Them Again? Former TV Stars Returning To Television

July 16th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Halle Berry in Extant, photo credit CBS

Extant,CBS (2014)

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?

Read 10 Television Comeback Stories

Famous Men Who Waited Forever To Marry Their Wives

June 9th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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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.

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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.

Over It: Stars Who Walked Away From Hit TV Shows

April 16th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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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.

Stars Who Walked Away From Hit TV Shows


Tisha Campbell

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.

Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate”

February 10th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Source: New Line Cinema

Source: New Line Cinema

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.

What Recession? Actors Who Starred In Two TV Shows At One Time

December 19th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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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.

Actors Who Starred In Two TV Shows At One Time


Niecy Nash

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.

Coming To America: American Celebs Born Abroad

November 27th, 2013 - By Meghan Reid
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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.

Celebs Born Abroad

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Mila Kunis

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.

Shamicka Lawrence Talks Growing Apart From Martin And Looking For A Man Of God

November 26th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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Shamicka Lawrence


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?

And The Award Goes To…The Wrong Damn Person: Actors Who Should’ve Won But Didn’t

October 14th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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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.

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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.”