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It’s a fresh start for some of Hollywood’s most notable names in 2014. While heartbreak came knocking on their door, it’s not all doom and gloom for these stunners. With a new year comes new opportunities to find the loves of their lives. So in honor of these strong, resilient women, we take a look at 2014′s newly single celebrities.
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Stacey Dash starred in a couple episodes of “The Cosby Show” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” early on in her career but her big break came in 1995’s Clueless as the self-centered Dionne Davenport, opposite Alicia Silverstone and Brittany Murphy. Part Barbadian, African-American and Mexican, the former “Single Ladies” star caught a lot of flack in 2012 for endorsing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Using her platform to express her conservative views, Dash also criticized Jay Z and Beyonce for their 2013 trip to Cuba.
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If you spent part or a majority of your weekend watching Lifetime movies then you’ve probably seen the trailer the network released for their upcoming weekend movie, ”The Gabby Douglas Story.” But, if you a.) don’t have cable, b.) don’t watch Lifetime because it sucks you in and steals your Saturday or c.) your tv was stolen like mine was, (another story for another day), then you might have missed the trailer. And you don’t deserve that, so we’re making sure you get a chance to watch it here.
We’ve known this movie was coming to the small screen since the fall, and have kept you updated with casting news. But in case you need a refresher, Regina King will be playing Gabby’s mother, S. Epatha Merkerson will play her grandmother and Imani Hakim, (Tonya from “Everybody Hates Chris”) will play the role of the teenage Douglas. And apparently, judging from the trailer Douglas herself will make an appearance.
This is already pulling at my heartstrings. So excited.
Check out the trailer in the video below.
“The Gabby Douglas Story” will air on Lifetime, Saturday, February 1 at 8/7c.
Over the summer we told you that a movie about the life of Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas was in the works. Since our initial report, there have been many new wonderful revelations, including the fact that women’s television network Lifetime has agreed to pick up the biopic.
In case you missed it, “Everybody Hates Chris” star Imani Hakim has been cast to play Douglas in the film. The film’s cast also includes Regina King, Epatha Merkerson, and Sidney Mikayla. As previously reported, “The Gabby Douglas Story” will share the inspiring tale of the teen Olympian’s journey to becoming the first African American to be named individual All-Around Champion in the Olympics.
“‘The Gabby Douglas Story’ tells the inspiring true story of the international gymnastics phenomenon who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African-American ever to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games,” reads the film’s press release.
Lifetime will be kicking off Black History Month by airing “The Gabby Douglas Story” on Feb. 1. According to Shadow and Act, the network will also be airing the television adaptation of “A Trip to Bountiful” on Feb. 22. We’ll definitely be tuning in. Will you?
There was a lot of great celebrity news to come out of 2013. But, unfortunately, not everything was sunshine and roses. A number of notable couples called it a quits this year. From two Kardashian relationships coming to an end to some longtime lovers parting ways, we take a look at some of the saddest celebrity breakups of the past 12 months.
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If there’s one couple that we were really sad to see throw in the towel, it was Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Regina King. I mean, they seemed to perfect together. It’s difficult to imagine what could’ve possibly gone wrong. But as most of us who have been long-term relationships before know, getting together is simple; staying together is where things get a little tricky. Breakup rumors surrounding the couple began swirling back in March, but King quickly took to Twitter in what some perceived as an attempt at putting those whispers to bed.
“Hey everybody PLEASE don’t believe everything you read. Me & @MalcolmJamalWar are good. Life Happens. Forward motion. Godspeed,” the “Southland” actress tweeted.
Though damage control tweet seemed to keep some at bay, folks like us were busy trying to figure out whether or not her tweet meant that they’re good and still together or good it broken up. Unfortunately, it turns out that she meant the latter. Their split was later confirmed. Macolm-Jamal recently opened up to Sister 2 Sister about the split.
“I mean, you try not to date in the spotlight. I think what Regina and I—you know, we had been together for several years before people realized we were together. So unfortunately our breakup got more coverage than our being together, and that kind of sucked ‘cause we spent so much time trying to keep it out of the public eye, and then the breakup was so much in the public eye. So all relationships have their share of obstacles, and you just try not to have yours plastered.”
He adds that he still maintains a relationship with Regina’s son.
“We’re all very cool.”
Though we’re sad they they’re no longer together, it’s great to see that they remain amicable. And who knows, maybe somewhere down the line they will be able to iron out their differences and get back together. Speaking of Regina King, according to Deadline she’s set to star in a new FX series titled, “The Strain.”
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
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Actress Sanaa Lathan has been a Hollywood staple since the late ’90s. While she has maintained consistent work since leaving the theater world behind and relocating to L.A., Nathan has kept her private life mostly private. The 42-year-old Best Man Holiday star dated football player Adewale Ogunyele for a few years but other than that, Lathan has kept her dating life to herself. A few months ago, she shared a photo of herself and San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick out together on a romantic dinner date. No word on if the two are a couple or if it was just dinner with a friend.
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It’s a go! Lifetime, who has debuted more original movies of black people recently than black television networks will be releasing a biopic of two-time Olympic gold medalist winner, Gabby Douglas.
The movie will unfold the life of Gabby as a child , where she began to formally train as a gymnast at the age of 6 years old. Actress Sydney Mikayla will be Douglass as a child and Imani Hakim will act as teenage Gabby who eventually becomes a member of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team during the 2012 Summer Olympics. It was during the Summer Olympics, Gabby won both gold medals in the individual and team competitions.
Regina King is set to star in the biopic as Gabby’s mother and S. Epatha Merkerson will act as her grandmother, as well.
The film will be produced by Sony Pictures TV and its director will be Gregg Champion who directed Lifetime’s “Amish Grace”. No date has been mentioned for the film release but fans should expect to view it in 2014.
Are you excited to learn more about the Olympic winner ?
Former Southland actress Regina King stays on the move and we love it! The Jasmine Brand recently caught up with the 42-year-old beauty and she opened up about her new movie project, mentoring young actresses and staying in shape.
On directing her first film, Let the Church Say Amen:
“Just most recently, I directed my fist film, starring Naturi Naughton.”
“The movie is called ‘Let The Church Say Amen.’ It’s a movie about a pastor who’s dedicated his life to his church and neglected his family. And when we meet this family, it’s when the kids are growing up and kind-of adds to the height of the dysfunction – the result of the father not being there. And it makes you laugh, it makes you cry. Amazing performances by Steve Harris, Lela Rochon, Hosea Chanchez – so I’m really excited about that.”
On Naturi considering her a mentor:
“You know I don’t feel like it’s a conscious effort, most times. I mean, like when I was a cheerleading coach, I think that was more of conscious effort because I never was a cheerleader.”
“Let me take that back. I was a cheerleader for 2 weeks because I wanted to take a picture in the uniform. So after I took the picture in the uniform, I quit. But that’s the only thing I’ve quit. So most times I don’t feel like it’s a conscious thing. I think that’s when you really are giving and receiving, when you’re doing it – because you want to or – that’s just a passion transferring that energy with someone else.”
On what she does to stay in shape:
“You know, just – I get it in where I can fit it in. I do work out but you know what? I’m blessed with great arms from my father. So I will have to say that I’m kind of lucky that way. But I do work out – I work my lower body out, often. I eat what I want, but I don’t eat what I want all the time. So I give myself like a day or two, depending on what’s going on in the week to get all of that comfort food in me, but for the most part I try to eat healthy. You know, proteins, vegetables – not mixing my proteins and carbs – there are so many rules. We’re in L.A – juicing – all of that.”
Turn the page two watch Regina’s interview.