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LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson’s Wife, To Take Diahann Carroll’s Role In “A Raisin In The Sun”
Last summer we told you that Diahann Carroll and Denzel Washington were going to be starring in a revival of A Raisin in the Sun . And then a few weeks ago, we learned that Diahann Carroll had to drop out.
Well, today we learned that LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson’s wife is set to take her place. Richardson Jackson was last on Broadway in 2009 when she starred in “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.” Richardson was asked to take Carroll’s place last Saturday.
Richardson Jackson said, “This is not even serendipitous. This is a miracle. This is an incredible dream. I could cry, but I don’t have time.”
Carroll, who is 78, withdrew from the production, because of rigorous demands for the rehearsal and performance schedule.
Richardson Jackson said the only downside of her starring in this role is the fact that Carroll will not be in the play as she was looking forward to seeing her in it.
The productions will also star Denzel Washington, Sophie Okonedo and Anika Noni Rose.
Denzel said, “Listen, she’s already in there killing it. She’s already pushing me so that’s good. I’m happy that she’s here.”
Richardson Jackson just so happened to be in New York planning to see her friends–Pauletta Washingtong, Denzel’s wife, in a cabaret. But all of that ended on Saturday when her night was spent signing contracts.
“A Raisin in the Sun” starts on March 8 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and opening night is April 3.
Richardson Jackson’s off Broadway credits include “From the Mississippi Delta” and “The Talented Tenth” and her TV roles have included parts on “Ally McBeal” and “100 Centre Street.” She appeared in the films “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Malcolm X .”
At 64, she is five years older than Washington, 59, who will be playing her son. Washington was last on Broadway in the 2010 production of “Fences” for which he won a Tony for lead actor.
This will be the second Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s play. The original featured Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee and the 2004 version starred Diddy, Phylicia Rashad, Sanaa Lathan and was directed by Leon.
This sounds like it’s going to be awesome. Will you check it out?
“We Don’t All Look Alike…” Samuel L. Jackson Goes Off On Reporter Who Mistook Him For Laurence Fishburne
If there’s anyone in Hollywood who will keep it real, it’s Samuel L. Jackson. The man has never been one to bite his tongue. And no matter how successful he gets, he stays trill.
So when A KTLA entertainment reporter, Sam Rubin, mistook him for Laurence Fishburne, Jackson went all the way in…on live television.
Rubin was interviewing Jackson in promotion for his upcoming movie Robocop when he asked him if he got a lot of reaction for his Super Bowl commercial. Referring to the Kia commercial Fishburne starred in. Jackson tore his face all the way up before responding, “What Super Bowl commercial?”
And it was on from there.
Jackson said things like, “We don’t all look alike…” and said, “You’re an entertainment reporter? There must be a short line for your job.”
The reporter tried to move on and put the blunder behind him. He said, “Let’s talk about RoboCop” to which Jackson replied, “Oooh hell no.” He proceeded to name all the black men he was not.
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The look of disgust at the end is everything.
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Hollywood just loves to have a white person donning a cape come in and save some poor, Black soul. While some of these White Savior movies were based on true stories, others were just made up and a little too over the top.
Sandra Bullock is known as America’s sweetheart but she won even more hearts over in the 2009 film The Blind Side. Based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, the film follows Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher’s life from impoverished beginnings to the NFL. Oher had nothing in his life going for him but football until a white couple, played by Bulllock and Tim McGraw, came along to adopt him. The film grossed over $300 million and Bullock earned critical acclaim and accolades for her performance. She also won a Golden Globe and the coveted Oscar gold for Best Actress.
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Spike Lee’s once-highly anticipated remake of the cult Korean classic Oldboy crashed with a thud at the box office this past weekend, earning just $1.3 million in its first five days of release.
This marks the latest cinematic disappointment for Lee, who is coming off two straight flops — 2008′sMiracle at St. Anna and last year’s critically reviled low-budget drama Red Hook Summer.
Oldboy initially had strong buzz thanks to its cast (headlined by Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson) and its popular source material. But apparently friction with the studio producing the film may have compromised the final product, which received mostly tepid reviews from critics.
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Before you say it, yes, it is a slow news day. But, this is still an interesting little story nonetheless; although I apologize whole-heartedly if you begin having visions of Samuel L. Jackson in the buff afterward.
Anywho, Samuel L. recently sat down for an interview with Playboy magazine and naturally the conversation turned to sex, particularly the first time the 64-year-old actor had it. Recalling spending some holiday time with his family on a farm in Georgia some 53 years ago or so, Mr. Jackson shared:
‘There was a family of girls who lived through the woods from us, and we all used to meet at this creek and swim unclothed. ”I was about 10 or 11. I think two of the girls were about 14, 15, so that’s when it happened.”
Before you go assuming Sammy likes the older ladies, though, the veteran actor explains he didn’t discriminate much when it came to getting some action back in the day.
”Girls were interesting to me, period,” he told the mag. “They could be fat, skinny, tall, short, ugly, beautiful – as long as they were willing to do that thing.”
And men everywhere collectively put their hands up in agreement.
The funny thing is even though Samuel may not have had any qualms about sexing girls/ladies of a wide variety back in the day, he’s not one for participating in sex scenes in movies. Earlier this summer, he told UK talk show host Graham Norton:
“I hate n*de scenes, you have to ask where it’s okay to touch and where it’s not okay to touch and then you have to apologize for getting excited or for not getting excited. I’m sorry if I do and I’m sorry if I don’t. It’s a weird conversation to have.”
Perhaps that’s why Mother and Child is the only film in recent history where the highest-paid actor of all time had a romp in the hay on-camera.
Do we need to say more than the cast of “Do The Right Thing” reunites to get you excited?
The classic Spike Lee movie usually tops the list of film favs when it comes to projects from the famed director which is why we were so happy to come across this pic of the stars of the film on Facebook this afternoon.
As it turns out, Spike, Samuel L. Jackson, Giancarlo Esposito, and Bill Nunn got together for a photo shoot with Entertainment Weekly. The magazine is working on their reunion issue for October and Mookie, Radio Raheem, Bugging Out, and Mister Señor Love Daddy will be in on the action. In other pics we see EW also got a hold of Rosie Perez, aka Mookie’s girlfriend Tina, and Ruby Dee (Mother Sister). Can you believe it’s been 24 years since this flick was released in 1989?!
So far details on what this reunion issue will entail are slim but we will definitely be checking for the story as it unfolds. For now, though, check out more pics from Spike Lee’s Instagram as the cast of “Do The Right Thing” reunites.
Are you excited??
Contrary to popular belief, being an actor isn’t always glamorous. These stars had to reach deep inside themselves and take a walk on the dark side to play a part most weren’t familiar with at all — a drug addict.
Famed actress Alfre Woodard has played many characters. One unforgettable role was friend and neighbor to a gay drag queen played by Ving Rhames. Woodard was Wanda in the 2000 movie Holiday Heart, a drug-addicted single mom with a heart of gold who was down on her luck. This isn’t the first time Woodard portrayed a character addicted to a substance. Two years earlier she starred in Down In The Delta as an addict forced to move to Mississippi with her children.
As soon as you see Katt Williams on the roster, you know exactly what kind of movie it’s going to be. And he’s not the only one who plays the same role in every movie he gets. We’ve got a list of Hollywood’s most typecast actors. And if you talk to any of them, tell them we’d love to see them play someone else.
While most celebrities become famous by the time they’re in their 20’s or 30’s, for one reason or another these 15 stars didn’t find fame until they hit the big 4-0.
Hollywood Hulk Hogan based his wrestling ego on the fact he was a star, but in actuality, Hogan wasn’t a star until he was in his 40’s. Hogan began his professional career in wrestling before trying his hand at starring in movies. After appearing in a few films, Hogan returned to wrestling, this time teaming up with Vince McMahon, who purchased WWF from his father. Becoming the face of the WWF, Hulk and his Hulkmania persona took the wrestling company to new heights and he became a permanent fixture in pop culture. After dominating the wrestling ring, Hogan ventured off into other fields including movies and reality television.
Relationships can be tough. Realizing who to take that next step and build a lasting marriage with can be even tougher. We women want our prince charming and we want him to need us as much as we need him. And in this era, needs aren’t based around the emotional or physical so much as the cha-ching! I was at a get-together with a few of my girlfriends the other night and each of them made a list of the 5 things the man they’d marry needs to have: A good job and money were the top 2 things on each list.
Now let me be the first to say a woman should look for a goal-orientated man with something to offer, but I have to be honest, only three out of the seven friends who asked for this had a decent job/career of their own. The others? Well let’s just say they’re still trying to find themselves. Me, on the other hand, I’ve been on the opposite end of the spectrum, involved in more than one situation where my contribution to a man was way more than his contribution to me.
So where can we find the balance ladies? How can we look for prince charming without putting too much significance on his pockets? Or be an independent woman without playing someone’s mama? When we don’t want to be gold diggers (although it is important to have a man who can provide) and we don’t want to be sugar mamas (although we want to provide for the one we love as well), where can we find the happy medium? The balance all lies in building together, not what you came into the relationship with but what you both plan to achieve in the union. Here are a few inspiring couples who show us just where the healthy balance lies: