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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.
Do you like what you see so far?
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!
Reunited and it feels so good!
One of our favorite on-screen couples from the ’90s have found themselves back in each other’s arms. Well, almost.
Clueless stars Stacey Dash and Donald Faison — better known as dysfunctional couple Dionne and Murray — will be starring side-by-side again on an episode of the TV Land comedy, “The Exes.”
According to reports, Dash will play Dana, a recommitted virgin who is currently dating Faison’s character, Phil.
The episode is slated to air in July, but until then, lets take a look at 10 other couples from television and the big screen that we’d love to see work together again.
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You may recognize the face but do you recognize the voice? Some of our favorite actors and actresses have earned a living by doing voice work on the side. Here are 15 celebrities whose voices have starred in animated movies and cartoon shows.
Although he starred in the “Rugrats” television cartoon series, pet dog Spike didn’t actually speak until the 2003 Rugrats Go Wild movie. Best known as John McClane in the hugely popular Die Hard franchise, Willis lent his voice to the lovable dog. This isn’t the first time he’s done voiceover work; Willis voiced baby Mikey in 1989’s Look Who’s Talking, which co-starred John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. A year later he reprised his role in the sequel Look Who’s Talking Too.
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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While she might look more like a single 25-year-old, Nia Long is actually 42, a mother of two, and at times what seems like a single mother, she told JET magazine recently. The nearly 30-year industry veteran is the cover beauty for their April 8 issue and, unsurprisingly, the topic of how she handles her semi-long distance relationship with former pro-basketball player Ime Udoka came up in the interview. Asked specifically how they have been able to make it work for three years, particularly with him now living in a different state, Nia said:
Ime and I are very much a family. We’re both committed to being good to each other and being great parents. He operates on faith, and we share that. If not, it would be difficult to maintain with him working as a coach in San Antonio. The challenge is the times when I’m exhausted and here with the kids by myself. I have homework, bath time, dinner, laundry and all the other things that every mother has to do because, in essence, I’m physically a part-time single mom.
She should qualify that as “part-time single working mom” now that she’s gearing up to begin filming of The Best Man sequel. JET also asked Nia to spill the beans on the film everyone is waiting for, and also her longevity in the industry. Here’s a bit from their exchange:
JET: Everyone’s buzzing about you reprising the role of Jordan in The Best Man Holiday (out November 15). The original was definitely a classic film— but it’s been almost 15 years. Why do a sequel now?
We made magic together— so many people say that to me. And because I love the cast. The film’s director, Malcolm Lee, has been talking about it for some time and finally announced his plan during a recent cast reunion dinner.
JET: Any details you can dish on the movie?
Well, we’re not shooting until late April in Toronto so I can’t say much, but everybody is really excited to revisit our stories and find out what happens next. Where is Jordan now? Did she get married? Did she break up a relationship? It’s like reading a great book; you want to see what the next chapter is.
JET: You’ve been part of several iconic flicks, like Boyz n the Hood and Love Jones, but we hear that acting wasn’t always your dream career?
I wanted to be a pediatrician. One of the most life-changing challenges I experienced growing up was realizing that there simply wasn’t enough money for me to go to college. So I decided to focus on working. I promised that I’d give myself one year from the day I graduated from high school to make moves in the business. I was acting since I was 15, and I really wanted to help my mom, who was struggling.
JET: But your current career path isn’t necessarily the most stable…
That’s very true. Actors only have job security from the time we’re on set until they say cut. But, deep down inside I knew it would work out for me. Luckily, I was also naive. What’s the saying? Ignorance is bliss. I had a wonderful acting coach who didn’t focus on fail-ure, only working.
Kudos to Nia for still having such a positive attitude after all these years in the business. Her issue of JET hits newsstands March 18. Will you pick it up?
Nia Long recently sat down with the hosts of Access Hollywood Live to discuss her new role in Showtime drama House of Lies. She also chatted it up about what life is like being a mom for the second time and whether or not a wedding is in the near future for her and boyfriend, Ime Udoka. Check out some of what she had to say.
On being a mom for the second time:
“I have a 12 year old and a 15 month old, he is so juicy. That’s my juicy baby… They have the cutest relationship. I was kind of worried because of the age gap, but they have the most delicious relationship. The little guy looks at the oldest like ‘Oh my God you’re my hero,’ and my big boy is like ‘Oh, I can actually rough house you because you’re so juicy.’ They’re awesome. It’s very different [having a baby right now] because I get very little sleep. There’s been longer than a 10-year age gap, but it’s all just so wonderful because it really enriches your life. I just have such a clear perspective of what my needs are and where I’m going and what kind of job works for me and what doesn’t work for me. Babies are like light in your life.”
On the possibility of marriage:
“I don’t know [if we'll be getting married anytime soon]. You know, he’s assistant coaching for the Spurs, so we spend a lot of time going back and forth to San Antonio. It’s tough. It’s hard. It’s a challenge. But we are committed to one another and our babies. You know, you just do what you gotta do. It was a great opportunity for him, coming from being a player. It was like the perfect way to parlay into his coaching career and so I have to support that.”
On predicting Don Cheadle’s Golden Globes win:
“We actually shot [for House of Lies] a couple of days before the Golden Globes and I said ‘I just have a feeling you’re going to win. Congratulations this is great,’ and he goes ‘I’m never winning.’ So I was watching the show and just before he went on I had this vision of him winning. So the next day we all had a table read and they scheduled the call for 6:00 am and he was so tired. He gets to work and he’s wearing his Golden Globe like a Biggie Smalls album cover. I’m like ‘You look like Biggie Smalls with a big medallion.’ It was so funny. He was so cute”
Check out footage of Nia’s full interview on the next page. Do you have any thoughts regarding her nonchalance about exchanging vows?
Showtime’s hit series House of Lies has earned much attention since it debuted in 2012. Now in its second season, the clever comedy about an over-the-top consultant, played by Best Comedy Actor Golden Globe winner Don Cheadle, continues to up the ante with guest stars. Nia Long is among the selected actors to appear on the series this season and we hear her upcoming episode may raise some eyebrows.
Nia talks about her character, Tamara:
“The very first time you meet her, she talks about how she’s been out of the game raising children. She’s a wife. And coming back into the game she wants to have some sort of integrity for herself. When you look at the characters on House of Lies, they are all very twisted. They are not what they seem. They’re back stabbing. They’re just ugly people, not nice people. They go for theirs. I think Tamara’s approach to things isn’t that way. She has a different way of getting what she wants.”
On what it’s like working with Don Cheadle:
AH-MAZ-ING! He is probably my new favorite person right now. At first I was so intimidated and nervous and I never get that way. I don’t know what it was about him. I don’t know what it was that made me feel that way. I think it was me coming on to a show that’s already established. I’ve seen almost everything he’s done. I’ve always wanted to work with him. I really like him because he stays under the radar and does great work. He doesn’t care about the fanfare or the fame.
Don’t you just love her? It’ll be great to see her back to work. You can read the full interview on Essence.
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A couple months ago we found out that a sequel to “The Best Man” was finally happening, and though details were sketchy at the time, we now know a little bit more about the cast and the plot, and for starters, the entire cast is coming back!
Shadow and Act released details of a Universal Press Release that tells us a bit about what’s to come when the follow-up flick hits theaters this November:
After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs (television’s Private Practice), Nia Long (Big Momma’s House), Morris Chestnut (Kick-A$$ 2), Harold Perrineau (Zero Dark Thirty), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Sanaa Lathan (Contagion), Monica Calhoun (Love & Basketball), Melissa De Sousa (Miss Congeniality) and Regina Hall (Scary Movie franchise) reprise their career-launching roles in the next chapter to the film that ushered in a new era of comedy. 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.
Uh oh, sounds like Jordan and Harper might try to sneak in one last rendezvous before he marries Robin, because I know Murch can’t be crazy enough to get back with Shelby, can he? Either way I’m super excited about seeing this sequel — as I just bought the original on DVD last weekend — I just hope they don’t turn it into a Holiday drama because of the time of year. But with Malcolm D. Lee around to write and direct again, we should hopefully be treated to a sequel as good as the first.
Can’t wait til November 15, 2013 when it debuts!
Ignorance is still very much alive — contrary to the evolving times. Even when we thought dark skin was in, the memo must have only been about the brothas because sistas have still been getting the most cringe-worthy compliment ever to be spoken: “Wow! Yo’ure pretty for a Black girl!” Whaaat?!
As a brown-skinned sista, let me speak for every other dark girl out there when I say, I thought pretty was determined upon your features and the way you carried yourself, not by the shade of your skin. A woman is never “pretty for a black girl,” she’s beautiful because that’s simply what she is inside and out, and these Hollywood starlets prove just that. Here are our favorite beautiful black sistas whose strikingly gorgeous looks leaves this not so complimenting compliment in the dust:
From the moment we got a glimpse of her in Eve’s Bayou, her acting skills and raw good looks took our breath away. From there she would woo audiences in her roles from ‘You Got Served’ to ’Stomp the Yard’ growing into not only gorgeous woman, but also one of virtue as we’ve seen from her relationship with new hubby Devon Franklin.