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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we felt it was time to show some love to the most stunning, most beautiful, most age-defying mother-daughter combos Hollywood has to offer. And while there are many lovely sets of mamas and baby girls to choose from, there was little denying that these pairs deserved some special props. From Tina and Beyonce Knowles to Kim Basinger and Ireland Baldwin, these duos hold it down for mothers and daughters far and wide.
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Rashida Jones is not just an actress. Or Quincy Jones’ daughter. She is also a sought-after Hollywood writer. And Jones, who stars on the TV series Parks and Recreation, just inked a major two-year deal with Warner Bros. TV. She and writing partner Will McCormack will develop, write, and produce their own comedy and drama projects for both cable and network TV, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The duo wrote the indie film Celeste & Jesse Forever, which premiered last year at the Sundance Film Festival and garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay. Jones, whose mother is actress Peggy Lipton, (Mod Squad, Alias, House of Lies) also starred in the film opposite Andy Samberg, with McCormack co-starring. Jones and McCormack co-wrote and developed We Are Puppets for Showtime, writes HuffPo.
Jones and McCormack will be busy. The writing partners are currently writing the Universal/Imagine feature Frenemy of the State, which is based on a comic book series Jones created.
Some women have all the luck. If it’s not enough that they’re world famous actresses, they have also scored big-time in the leading man department. No nerdy, unfortunate costars for these stunners. So due partly because we’re incredibly impressed by their choice of projects and partly because we are crazy jealous of their penchant for scoring some truly amazing eye candy, we salute 15 lovely, talented ladies whose string of costars have left us weak in the knees.
Miss Keri baby is back! The pretty singer/songwriter attended the premiere for the Lifetime movie, Steel Magnolias, in NYC this week looking like a fancy ornament. Hilson arrived on the red carpet rocking a long-sleeved minidress covered in white, maroon, silver and dark blue sequins. To accessorize, she wore gold pumps, a satin blue clutch and a turquoise and gold necklace. Have to show love to the great haircut and bold red lip. But while she looks good, I’m not really a fan of the prints on this dress, and I feel like she could have done more with this look. I don’t know, if you’re going to go for the straightforward bodycon dress look, that dress has to have some pop! This doesn’t though…Regretfully, I say stop.
In the African American community, Christianity is definitely the most common religion. Though you don’t see it much, there are blacks who practice other religions, including Judaism. Here are 15 famous faces who are proudly black and Jewish.
Actress Lauren London has a Jewish father.
Rashida Jones has apologized for suggesting that John Travolta is gay during an interview on website SpinningPlatters.com.
The actress was plugging her new movie “Celeste and Jesse Forever” with her co-star Will McCormack when the subject of singer Frank Ocean and his admission to being gay came up.
‘”There needs to be, like, a professional athlete that comes out,” said McCormack, before Jones blurted out, “And a movie star! It’s time…Like John Travolta? Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this.”
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In the world of celebrity culture, the importance of an education often takes second billing to the bright glares of the spotlight. Many stars have opted to forgo their education in pursuit of their career. However, these 10 stars not only got their degrees first but raised the academic bar by attending Ivy League institutions.
Sanaa was born the daughter of famed director Stan Lathan and for some that might’ve been her golden ticket to Hollywood. However, Sanna pursued a degree in drama at Yale University. She graduated with her BA in 1995 and has made a name for herself all on her merit. Her roles in Love & Basketball and Something New are a testament to her talent.
In September, Dove teamed up with Rashida Jones (daughter of Quincy Jones) for the launch of its “Make Friends With Your Hair” campaign. The campaign is promoting Dove’s Nourishing Oil Care Collection by focusing on women with dry, rough and frizzy hair. They encouraged “real women” from all over America to send in creative videos describing the struggles they face with their dry, unmanageable hair and have selected three finalists—one of which is a woman of color. Public votes are being accepted until November 28th and the winner will be featured in a Dove Hair TV advertisement.
Check out their videos and let us know who you think should win!
There are many perks to being the child of a celebrity. The assumed wealth for one (if your parent knows how to save you’ll hit the jackpot), and of course, the many open opportunities that can become available to you: good schools, contacts to break into the business with, etc. But many a celebrity kid has chosen to take advantage of their opportunities and the names of their people in a negative way–see Montana Fishburne for the best and worst example. But others do work, good work, and slowly but surely step out of their parent’s shadow, use the name well, and make a name for themselves–now see the Marley children and Romeo (not so lil’ anymore) for a great example. Here’s just a short list of other black celebrity offspring who ditched the scandal for some success.
(The Loop 21) — I love Rashida Jones but, I’ll admit that my familiarity with her acting career is relatively new. I started checking for her circa her guest arc on The Office and now I’m loving her on Parks and Recreation. Plus, her appearance in a movie trailer exponentially increases my interest in a film. The same is true of Maya Rudolph. We’ll get to her in a minute. Recently, after exposing myself as a Rashida fan on Twitter, I wound up engaged in a spirited, constructive discussion about her. It began with my reference to a quote from Jones I’d found via Racialicious:
I always wanted to pursue theater and my black cultural identity. In my second year at college, I did the play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, and it was so healing. […] I’m lucky because I have so many clashing cultural, racial things going on: black, Jewish, Irish, Portuguese, Cherokee. I can float and be part of any community I want. The thing is, I do identify with being black, and if people don’t identify me that way that’s their issue.