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15 Of The Greatest Basketball Movies Ever Made

April 29th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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The NBA playoff season is heating up with the Miami Heat looking to three-peat while fighting off championship contenders such as the Oklahoma City Thunders, Houston Rockets and the Brooklyn Nets. In honor of this exciting time of year, we take a look at some of our favorite basketball movies.

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He Got Game

Spike Lee and Denzel Washington have collaborated on several films together including his 1997 film He Got Game. Washington played Jake Shuttleworth, a prison inmate and the father of the country’s top high school basketball star who was granted a one-week parole release to convince his son to play for the governor’s alma mater. Real life NBA player Ray Allen made his debut into film as the star player Jesus Shuttleworth but he wasn’t the only hoops star cast in the movie. Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Rick Fox, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen and Bill Walton also appeared in the film.

It Ain’t None Of Your Friends’ Business… Celebrity Couples Who Are Notoriously Private

March 10th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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In this day and age where celebs and everyday folks take to their social media pages to share every little detail of their lives, there are still some stars who like to keep their private lives very private.

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Cassie and Diddy

Rumor had it Diddy and Cassie were dating well before they were ever photographed together. Caught up in a love triangle with Cassie and his children’s mother Kim Porter, Diddy snuck around with the “Me & U” singer showing up at the same events but making sure to never arrive or leave together. Recently the two have been more open about their relationship in public and on social media. Diddy has posted photos professing his love for Cassie and last month sparked rumors when he put up a picture of an engagement ring with the caption, “Baby do you like it? I just want to get you wat you Like!” he added. “I just wanna Mk you smile :) #takeDat!”

No Scandal Here: Celebrity Men Who Appear To Be Faithful

January 8th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Lately there’s been a lot of attention cast on the celebrity men who dip out their spouses or girlfriends for a little loving on the side but there’s little mention of the men who stay faithful – or at least appear to be… Here’s our list of 15 faithful celebrity men who we never hear cheating rumors about.

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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the 44th U.S. president on January 20, 2009 but long before he was known as the first Black leader of the Free World, he was a husband to wife Michelle. The two met when Michelle was assigned to mentor a young Barack, who was a summer associate. Their first date was a trip to the theater to catch Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and ever since the couple wed in October of ’92, Barack has done the right thing by his wife. They have two daughters together and while he has probably the most stressful job in America, the President and his First Lady appear to be just as in love living in the White House as the day they got married.

You Made How Much?! Matt Damon Earned $150K Per Second For A Coffee Ad

November 14th, 2013 - By Tonya Garcia
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Matt Damon is in demand. So much so that he made $3 million — $150,000 per second — to appear in this 15-second clip promoting Nespresso coffee. Talk about a passive income stream!

According sources who spoke with the New York Post, Damon has turned down most of the offers he’s gotten for ad sponsorships, but in this case, he took the cash and the opportunity to work with his old pal George Clooney. Clooney has been repping for Nespresso overseas since 2006.

And note: He says two words and then does a fake chuckle. That’s the entirety of the role.

Even better: This ad is a sequel! The little prank at the end is the same one in the original ad. (Available below.)

We all know that celebs make a lot of money sometimes for doing things that don’t require that much effort. And you’ll find no bigger Damon fan than the MN Biz editor. But this is crazy.

[h/t AdWeek]

Could’ve Won An Oscar: Actors Who Passed Up Famous Movie Roles

June 20th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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Sometimes we can’t fathom another actor or actress starring in one of our favorite movies but believe it or not, switches are made behind the scenes all the time and stars miss out on some potentially big opportunities. Here’s a list of 15 actors who passed up roles of a lifetime.

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Will Smith- The Matrix

Will Smith has played a cowboy in a western, a captain in the Marine Corp fighting aliens and an agent assigned to track down extraterrestrial alien refugees but do you think he could’ve pulled off the role of a computer programmer in the action sci-fi thriller The Matrix? Well, neither did he. The action mega star admitted he passed up the role of Neo, which went to Keanu Reeves, because he wasn’t ready as an actor. “You know, The Matrix is a difficult concept to pitch. In the pitch, I just didn’t see it. I watched Keanu’s performance – and very rarely do I say this – but I would have messed it up. I would have absolutely messed up The Matrix,” said Smith. “At that point I wasn’t smart enough as an actor to let the movie be. Whereas Keanu was smart enough to just let it be. Let the movie and the director tell the story, and don’t try and perform every moment.”

Celebrity Smarties Whose Brains Are As Big As Their Bucks

June 11th, 2013 - By M A
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We usually applaud celebrities for their beauty, their skill on screen or on the stage, or their penchant for getting into mischief. But this time around we’re actually singling out some very special celebrities for their accomplishments on another front: Intellect. These 14 famous folks have not only soared to the tops’ of their respective crafts but have never felt the need to dumb themselves down.

We’re Just Ordinary People: Stars Who Married Everyday Folks

May 1st, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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Love can blossom anywhere. For most actors and celebrities, love usually springs forth with a fellow star but these 15 celebs bucked Hollywood trends and married ordinary people.

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Proving that Cupid can strike anywhere, Matt Damon was on location in Miami in 2003 to film the movie Stuck On You. While visiting a local bar one night, Damon would meet the love of his life, Luciana Barroso, behind the counter. Damon made his move on the single mother of one. Two years later they were married. Now the couple has four daughters. In an interview with UK’s “The Guardian,” Damon gushed about “My wife is my soul mate. I can’t imagine being without her.”

Thank You, But No Thank You: 14 Actors That Passed On Leading Roles

November 14th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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From StyleBlazer

For some actors, being given the chance to star in a film is the dream of a lifetime, though some actors have had the opportunity to play a lead role in a movie and declined the offer. Here are 14 actors who were offered a lead role but said “no thanks!”

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A Father’s Love: Celebrity Daddies and Their Kids

March 23rd, 2011 - By Veronica Wells
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There are a whole lotta things the menfolk do that make us swoon; but, pretty high up on the list is being an attentive, nurturing father. Hopefully you know some average, ordinary men who are taking care of their business when it comes to their children because we can’t be a hundred percent sure these famous fathers are excellent dads. But we can only hope. So for a minute we’ll pretend these dads are as attentive as they look. Check out how these celebrities take time out of their busy schedules to show some love to their little ones.

The ‘Adjustment Bureau’ Cast Talks Fate, Funny Moments, and Their Futures

March 4th, 2011 - By Veronica Wells
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You’ve seen the ads, you’ve watched the trailer now that the movie’s in theaters you can finally see the film. But before that check out what the actors told Madame Noire, including  their characters, funny moments from the set and how fate acts in their own lives.

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