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Someone once told me that imitation was the sincerest form of flattery. That was a long time ago, back when I was still wearing overalls and those clear sandals with the glitter on them, but it still rings true. Prime examples are when other cultures tan their skin, lock their hair, wear baggy garb and more. Over the past few decades, some of our favorite white celebrities and public figures have decided to do everything from rap, do black hair, wear grills and array of other very interesting things. A lot of these moments had us laughing more than we thought we would, and because of that, they deserve some recognition. Here’s a few white celebrities having some very “black” moments. And before you get your panties in a knot, these folks were having good, positive fun. Nothing offensive.
Before showcasing ballet skills as the black swan in Black Swan, SNL featured Natalie Portman, Harvard graduate and acclaimed actress, as a fiery and explicit rapper who took turned an innocent interview into a three minute opportunity to endorse drug and alcohol usage, threaten about a dozen people with bodily harm (and to go number two on their face), send love to Eazy-E and reject her fans. Done in good fun, the petite actress’ attempt at gangster (or “gangsta”?) was generally well-received.
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Cuba has brought us a lot of great things, aside from the food and the Rumba though, it has also brought us fine fellas like Laz Alonso and classy sisters like Gina Torres. I was surprised to find that a great number of famous faces are of Cuban descent, and being that you and I both know you want to know who these faces include, here they are! Enjoy!
Everybody’s favorite chubby funny man (next to Bruce Bruce), is indeed a Cuban fella. While others were born to parents from the country, Love was actually born and lived for some time in Santiago de Cuba before moving to places like San Diego and Newark, NJ. He was actually born Langston Faizon Santisima to a father in the Navy, making him an army brat (hence all the moving around). You might not hear this brotha speak Spanish like that, or even see him break out the Rumba, but he’s indeed a Cuban brother.
Birds of a feather flock together but sometimes, there’s always an odd one in the nest. That’s true when it comes to friendships. You never really know why people become close but there are some Hollywood friendships that took the public by surprise.
K. Michelle made it clear on Monday night’s episode of “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” that she likes a man who’s a little thugged out, and though Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte may look innocent from the outside, that iced-out American flag grill he sported over the weekend had many thinking he might just be right up the reality TV star’s alley. But after lots of suspect tweets and pics of these two started hitting the Internet, K. Michelle denied any romantic relationship and claimed the 27-year-old New Yorker is just a good friend. Her rep said in a statement to The YBF:
“K. Michelle and Ryan Lochte are just great friends who support one another. Ryan and K. Michelle have known one another for some time, and their relationship is nothing more but wonderful and supporting friends in each other’s career.”
Speculation started with MediaTakeout, of course, saying that the pair had been seen out and about at tons of events looking quite cozy and even suggested Ryan—and his mama who boldy defended her son’s singleness—have denied that they’re dating because K. Michelle’s hood persona wouldn’t be good for his image. Rude. The aspiring singer isn’t too worried about all the nonsense though, she followed up her rep’s statement on the rumored relationship with this tweet:
“This is so out the blue and old news. I am single. I have friends and I support their endeavors! #carryon”
And carry on we will. Do you think K and Ryan would have made a cute couple though?
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-So, in case you haven’t heard, the London Olympics are happening. The main events so far have been the Opening Ceremony, which had everything from fire, to David Beckham, to a slew of umbrella-toting, flying Mary Poppinses (?!); the gymnastics competition, which saw teen phenom Gabby Douglas advance to the all-around competition while, surprisingly, world champ Jordyn Wieber did not; and swimming, where Michael Phelps did not medal in the 400-meter IM race (Ryan Lochte took gold). Phelps and Lochte both won silver for the 400-meter freestyle relay. And Lia Neal, a 17-year-old from New York, became only the second African-American female swimmer to win a medal in the Olympics. And finally, in men’s gymnastics, another New Yorker, John Orozco, is trying to take the U.S. team to gold.
-Mitt Romney is going to Poland today, the final leg of an international tour that started in England, where he insulted the British by questioning their preparedness for the Olympic Games, and continued in Israel, where he raised $1 million. While there, Romney give a speech in which he took a hard line against Iran’s nuclear aspirations.
-Joel Ewanick, General Motors’ chief marketing officer and the man responsible for cancelling the automaker’s Facebook advertising, is out. It’s unclear what exactly led to his unexpected departure; he had also planned on cancelling the company’s Super Bowl advertising and had rocky relationships with outside firms.
-Leaked pictures that are supposed to be images of the yet-to-be-released Apple iPhone 5 show a phone that looks remarkably like the iPhone 4S. Business Insider says Apple could be in trouble if these photos are the real deal. Would you buy it?