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“I’m Tellin’ Mama You With A White Boy!” Jordan Gets Her Swirl On, And The Gang Is Back At It In “The Best Man Holiday” Trailer
I almost forgot how good looking the entire cast of The Best Man was, which is just another reason why I’m beyond excited about this sequel, The Best Man Holiday. Set 15 years after all the drama happened in the midst of Lance (Morris Chestnut) and Mia (Monica Calhoun) getting married and Harper (Taye Diggs) almost getting in the middle of that, the gang has come together once again to celebrate some major milestones in life. And of course, you know there will be even more drama. Here’s what we can expect from the sequel according to the short synopsis. “When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.”
Aww sookie, sookie. In the trailer alone, we get a montage of the original film’s most notable moments, but we also get a glimpse into what we can expect from the new film (backed by the Common track, “Celebrate”), including a possible birth, a wedding, and Nia Long’s character of Jordan finding love with a white man named Brian McDonald, played by Eddie Cibrian. Don’t act surprised, we all knew the writers for this movie were going to go there the minute his name was associated with it…
So far, we’re actually excited about the possibility of this being a very awesome sequel, especially since Malcolm D. Lee is back behind the camera for the franchise, once again. Could it revive the black rom-com? We’ll have to wait and see. Check out the trailer above and hit the theaters when the movie is released on November 15.
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Are you excited about the upcoming The Best Man sequel?! Followers of Sanaa Lathan on Instagram are getting even more psyched for the film starring Harold Perrineau, Melissa De Sousa, Monica Calhoun, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs, and Terrence Howard. Lathan has been teasing people with photos of her fellow cast mates and posting them on Instagram for the last couple weeks, according to The Huffington Post. The Best Man Holiday features the entire original cast reprising their roles in the film, which is set 15 years after the original.
“It’s going to be a movie to where I think people are going to experience the whole gamut of emotions,” Chestnut told the site. “I think they’re going to laugh, and I think they’re going to cry. There’s a lot of stuff going on in this movie. It’s a fun movie, don’t get me wrong, but there’s a lot of heartwarming moments, some realization with some characters. There’s a lot in this movie.”
When the original came out it was an instant hit. The movie, which cost just $9 million to make, pulled in more than $34 million. For anyone who saw the movie back then or has grown to love it on DVD or television broadcasts would, no doubt, love to learn what happened after the closing credits. Lathan’s pictures serve as a great promotion for the film, perhaps even driving some excitement from new potential viewers.
Are you planning on seeing the movie? Check out photos from her Instagram on the next page!
Thank Goodness: After Her Share Of Film Flops, Halle Berry’s “The Call” Is Her First Box Office Winner In Years
You know things haven’t been easy for Halle Berry’s movies (not Halle per se, because she stays working) when numerous publications say that her most recent film’s success is a “surprise.”
While the film Oz The Great And Powerful took number one at the box office once again with a whopping 42 million, it was The Call, the thriller starring Berry, Morris Chestnut, Abigail Breslin and David Otunga of all people (yes, Jennifer Hudson’s man) that came in at number two and raked in some big money. According to E! Online, the movie made $17.1 million over the weekend, which is a big deal seeing as it has already earned more than it took to make the film ($15 mill), and beat out the magician-themed movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, which included huge names like Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell, and was a pretty big flop since it only made $10 million. According to Shadow And Act, Berry and Co. should feel proud because The Call played to more than 600 less theaters than The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
It’s been hard for Halle Berry as a leading lady in Hollywood. In 2003, when she made Gothika with Robert Downey Jr. post-Oscar win, that was Berry’s biggest opening at the forefront of a film. But since then, most of her movies have been on struggle mode over the years. I’m still mad at her for doing Catwoman and Movie 43 recently. But it seems that the sun has come out, and Berry is able to be a winner as a leading lady, at least this time with The Call, which has decently received by critics. I didn’t check out this particular film (eh, the plot, the trailer, the wig–they just weren’t doing it for me), but kudos to her for some big screen success!
Did you check out The Call?
We all know there’s Hollywood and then there’s black Hollywood. African American stars don’t get the same notoriety as their white counterparts despite their good looks, amazing acting chops and undeniable star power. Sad,right? From heartthrobs to veterans, these 15 thespians deserve the awards and accolades more than any other. Check out this list of black actors and actresses that should be leading in Hollywood.
Nia Long is beautiful. She is also the girl next door with a great deal of sass and sophistication. She lit our fire playing Nina in “Love Jones” and Bird in “Soul Food.” She’s been acting for quite some time and her staying power is phenomenal. Hollywood should take a deeper look.
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1. The smooth brown skin, that beautiful white smile, those muscles — we’re not ashamed to say MadameNoire absolutely adores Morris Chestnut.
If you’re into playing games, you might have seen a bit of yourself in the 2001 film, Two Can Play That Game. It was all about the foolish things men and women do in order to keep the upper hand, maintain their sense of power in a relationship. That’s what Shante Smith (Vivica Fox) was doing when she noticed that her man Keith (Morris Chestnut) was “acting up.” You remember the whirlwind journey these two went through; and if you paid attention you might have even picked up on the take away message. You remember it all but we bet you don’t know these behind the scenes secrets. Check them out.
We Wish We Could Be Happy But…15 Men Who Crushed Us When We Found Out They Were In Relationships/Married
Why is it that we sometimes feel a connection to celebrities that we don’t know personally? We’re happy for their accomplishments, cry when they pass away, are supportive of them through hard times, consider them our – as Wendy Williams likes to put it – “best friends in our heads,” and even sulk when we find out that they’re no longer single – though our chances of realistically being with them are slim to none. I know I’m guilty of this – especially that last one. So I figured I’d spotlight 15 men who we were crushed to find out had been boo’d up. Click through and relive the pain with me.
Boris Kodjoe. The number of hearts he broke when he married Nicole Ari Parker in 2005 could be considered criminal. Why, we wondered, would such a fine piece of man lock himself down before we had our chance at him?! But I believe we’ve all come to our senses, and maybe even love the family man and his lady as a couple more now than ever before.
I can barely stop cheesing long enough to type this news so I’m just going to blurt it out. The Best Man Sequel 2 is happening! Like for real, for real.
There have been rumors, questions, proposals, chitter chatter, teases and all that good stuff for years, but today there is finally official news that the sequel is happening and it will be in theaters next year. Shadow and Act just posted the news after receiving an email from Universal Pictures which announced the flick will hit theaters Friday, November 15, 2013.
Even though this is the only concrete information there is to go on so far, it’s expected that everyone from the original cast will be back for part 2 which could mean the greatest black romantic comedy ensemble cast since, well, the first “Best Man.” Not that I’m biased or anything.
It’s hard to imagine where the film will pick up, trying to cover 14 years of life since the original movie hit theaters in 1999. Maybe Jordan (Nia Long) will have a man or Robin (Sanaa Lathan) will have finally gotten Harper (Taye Diggs) down the aisle. Something tells me Quentin (Terrence Howard) will still be the same old womanizing fool though. Still it’s hard to imagine there being a twist in this movie that’s as salacious as the drama between Lance, Mia, and Harper in part one.
Regardless, viewers are thirsty for some well thought out black films right now so hopefully director Malcolm D. Lee gets this right. Meanwhile I’ll be adding this release date to my calendar. Are you excited?
They Certainly Love To Work Together: 15 Black Celebrities Who Boo Up Repeatedly In Movies and Music
We love each of these actors and singers for their talent, but no role in film, TV or stage is more perfect than the roles they have together, reliving some of the most classic movie roles and songs as a duet. Here are 15 Black celebrity couples, primarily from the 90′s and beyond, we love to see together on the big screen, the main stage or in our headphones, and the many projects they’ve starred in together.
Angela Bassett & Laurence Fishburne
This perfect cinematic couple have been featured in multiple projects together, from the big screen to the small stage. This couple most famously played Ike and Tina Turner for “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” were mother and father to Tre Styles (Cuba Gooding Jr.), performed on the stage together in “Fences,” and appeared together again in the 2006 film, “Akeelah and the Bee.”
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Nope, the saying “mmm mmm good” is not just for Campbell’s Soup. Some of the sexiest black brothas in Hollywood are hotter than that bowl of Chicken Noodle. You would think that as time goes on they would cool down just a bit, but with some men, the older they are, the more finer they get…Here are some of the sexiest black males in Hollywood who are all in their 40s:
LL Cool J
It was the 1980s and the ladies loved Cool James. Well guess what? It’s the year 2012 and the ladies STILL love Cool James. How can you not though? With those juicy lips and those hard muscles, at age 44, Cool James does not seem to be cooling down anytime soon.