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If all goes well, prime time television is about to get a lot more colorful. Last week, we told you about Whoopi Goldberg’s new ABC pilot, “Delores & Jermaine.” It was also recently confirmed that Morris Chestnut has been tapped for a new Fox pilot, Deadline reports.
The potential series, which was previously named “Rosewood,” but remains untitled at this time, will center around the life of Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., a remarkably “gifted private pathologist who can read living and dead bodies like a book” and is based out of Miami. Check out more about the plot below.
“As owner of one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, he finds the secrets in bodies that others usually miss. Despite being constantly surrounded by death Rosewood is obsessed with life and savors every moment. His eternal optimism will frustrate the cynical female detective he often works with, but she can’t argue with the results that his unique perspective provides.”
What’s even better is that the Todd Harthan-produced drama was written with an African-American lead character in mind.
While we haven’t been hearing much about the Mr. Chestnut lately, he’s been getting his share of camera time. He most recently appeared in the fist season of TNT’s “Legends” as a series regular. He’ll also be returning to season two for guest appearances. Not to mention his three upcoming films, Bus 657 with Robert DeNiro, When the Bough Breaks and The Perfect Guy with Sanaa Lathan and Michael Ealy.
Work, Morris. We’re here for all of this.
Can you remember the first time you laid eyes on your celebrity crush? That fine piece of man sauntered across your television screen and afterwards, you had to find out everything about him. So you hopped on Google, got to clicking, ended up on Wikipedia, only to find out that he’s married. Dang! Not that you ever really thought you would be able to make your crush an actual boo in real life, but a girl can always dream, right?
Well, here’s a list of 15 of Hollywood’s hottest men who we always have to remember are very much taken:
He’s good looking, educated, an activist, and seems like the type who would tell you that you look beautiful even with that bright pink bonnet on. However, the only woman who has the pleasure of knowing this for sure is his wife, Aryn Drake-Lee. The two met in NYC while Jesse was working as a teacher. He told USA Today that she’s been down with him since the very beginning:
“She’s been with me through all different facets of my career. She’s stuck with me through thick and thick and thick and thin.” The couple wed in 2010 and have a daughter named, Sadie.
In casting news, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut and Michael Ealy have been tapped to star in Screen Gems revenge thriller, “The Perfect Guy.” According to CNBC, production for the project, which tells the cautionary tale of a woman who crosses paths with the wrong guy, is currently underway.
“Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) appears to have the ideal life,” a network press release describes the plot. “She enjoys a challenging, fast-paced career as a lobbyist; Dave (Morris Chestnut), her longterm boyfriend loves her. And yet at 36, she’s ready to move to the next phase. Marriage and a family seem a logical and welcome step. Dave is not so sure. A bit commitment phobic, his misgivings lead to a painful break up.
Enter Carter Duncan (Michael Ealy), a handsome, charming stranger whose path keeps crossing with Leah’s. Caring and solicitous of Leah and her family and friends, (Charles S. Dutton, Rutina Wesley, Kathryn Morris) their relationship rapidly progresses. It seems Leah has met The Perfect Guy. But if it seems too good to be true soon his protective nature morphs into something more sinister. It’s clear Leah has to end this new relationship and when she does, her onetime lover becomes her ultimate enemy. It will take every bit of her cunning and resolve to escape and outwit him.”
The storyline sounds pretty interesting. Does this sound like a film you’d want to see?
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This weekend we had the pleasure of sitting in the presence of the Morris Chestnut following his participation in Verizon’s Will Packer Power Panel during the Essence Festival this Saturday for an exclusive interview.
During the chat, the handsome actor talked to us about his partnership with the broadband/telecommunications company and his specific involvement in their teen domestic violence program, but he also gave us a little insight into why we don’t see much of him on social media and it’s not just because he’s a private person. The “Best Man” star told us he doesn’t like to take pictures of himself (insert confused face) and he doesn’t want fans to get sick of seeing him everyday (like that could ever happen!), but he did promise to start using his devices to their full potential soon, which we hope means more action on Morris’ Instagram page. Check out the full interview in the video above, which also has a bit of an update on “The Best Man 3.” What do you think?
With the success of The Best Man sequel The Best Man Holiday, it’s no surprise that the studios would want to go to the well one more time. And Malcolm Lee was ready for them. It would seem that he started writing the third installment of The Best Man franchise before the second one was even in theaters. Fans of the films (read the MadameNoire staff) are anxious to know what’s in store for round three. Luckily, director Malcolm Lee and Morris Chestnut spoke with Vibe at the American Black Film Festival to spill some tea. See what they had to say.
**Note** For those of you who have yet to see the second movie, do better. But also click away. There will be spoiler alerts about the second film in the quotes below.
Morris Chestnut: It will be…it will probably be the funniest of them all. It’s going to have a lot of twists and turns, I just can’t tell you the storyline.
Malcolm Lee: It’s going to be some romance. There’ll be some sex, there’s going to be a wedding and it’s going to be a distant location.
Morris thought that the studio had a script but Lee confirmed that the script is not quite ready for the studios yet.
MC: I’m excited because the last movie I was kind of upset throughout the whole movie and very emotional, so Malcolm promised me that this movie is going to be completely different for me. So I’m looking forward to that.
ML: You don’t just get over the death of your life mate, your soul partner. So he is going to be sad. We’ll feel sad for him but in a very different way, a very different way this time around. This is going to be one of Morris Chestnut’s funniest roles.
Yaasss! I’m here for this. Though the “distant location” part made me a little skeptical at first, the fact that we’ll be “sad for him” in a different way” makes it sound like the story is going to be complex and not easily predictable. Here.For.It.
I hope the studios aren’t on that bo-yang and they don’t hesitate in getting this made. I’ve essentially already bought my ticket.
Are you as excited as I am?
Take a look at the two men talking about the upcoming movie in the video below.
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.
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.
While some big Hollywood names dominated the box office this year, the films that were based on real life people or inspired by true stories were the ones that really outshined the rest.
13. Monsters University
Pixar struck gold with its 2001 Monsters Inc movie, grossing over half a billion dollars worldwide. Twelve years later the prequel Monsters University did even better than the original. The animated movie tells the story of two pals, Mike and Sulle, during their time at college and how they went from being friends to enemies. The film made over $80 million opening weekend and eventually raked in over $700 million worldwide.
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If you haven’t seen “The Best Man Holiday” yet I’ll warn you this post may be a bit of a spoiler. For those who have seen the no. 2 movie in the country right now, you know that with the way the “Best Man” sequel ended, we were pretty much set up for a part three. And when Morris Chestnut popped up on moviegoers at Rave Cinemas in Baldwin Hills this weekend he pretty much confirmed a third installment of the movie is in the works.
According to Necole Bitchie, the handsome chocolate specimen told fans in the theater:
“[The director] is already breaking down storylines for my character in the [next] movie so I already know what will happen.”
Please share Morris! Please!
Deadline is also already reporting that director Malcolm D. Lee is already in talks for part three, writing:
“Malcolm D. Lee is negotiating a deal with Universal to write, direct and produce another installment of the hit ensemble romantic comedy. Sean Daniel is also in talks to come back and produce another film through his The Sean Daniel Company shingle. No word yet on locking in the ensemble cast.”
I was hoping “The Best Man Holiday” would do well enough to warrant a third part, and after a $30.6 million opening weekend I believe it has. But, with the way things ended I’m having a hard time imaging what could possibly happen in a threquel –without throwing off the chemistry of the cast who fits together marvelously, if you know what I mean.
I have absolutely no chill when it comes to this movie and the possibility of another installment so please help me figure out what could go down between the cast members — other than the obvious second wedding. Thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas?
So remember how at the end of “The Best Man” everyone watched Morris Chestnut’s character Lance marry Mia (Monica Calhoun) after finding out she slept with Harper and we were all like, in what world would that happen? Sure, Lance had been dipping out on Mia for forever, but we doubted many men could get over that hurt so quickly.
When we got the opportunity to chat with Morris and Monica at the press junket for “The Best Man Holiday,” we decided to ask the on-screen couple whether they could be as forgiving of a cheating lover in real life. Morris told us he probably couldn’t get over it, but Monica shocked us all when she said she’d forgive her man but there’d have to be a “make-up period.” At first we weren’t sure what she meant by that, but then it quickly became clear Monica was saying she’d have to get a retaliation cheat in — so basically she’d do exactly what Mia did in the movie.
Check out her explanation in the video below and Morris’s shock at her answer. What do you think about what she said?
While nearly every other day celebrity couples are calling it quits, the spouses on this list have lived together happily for years outside of the limelight — so much so that we almost forgot they’ve earned a place among Hollywood’s rare assortment of successful celebrity couples.
Shanice and Flex Alexander
Singer Shanice scored a hit with the song “I Love Your Smile” in the early 90’s. Although her career never quite took off, Shanice quickly settled into married life. It turns out comedian and actor Flex Alexander liked her smile, so much so, he made Shanice his wife on Valentine’s Day in 2000. The happy couple has two children together. Most recently, Alexander made a guest appearance on Vh1’s “Single Ladies” in 2012.