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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:
He Did What Now!?: Little Known Facts About Your Favorite Celebrities And Their Lives Before They Blew Up
The world of fame guarantees that all of your personal business will be aired out; it’s the simple downside to a life that’s decorated with the finer things. Even so, many celebrities, for years, have managed to keep small nuggets of knowledge about their past and personal lives from the public for long stints of time before that info is unearthed. We learned as much from Janet Jackson’s secret marriage.
So, in the interest of discovery, here’s a list of little known, but more fun facts about some of your favorite celebrities.
As a 2nd grader, Django Unchained star, Jamie Foxx was so talented at telling jokes, his teacher used him as a reward for the hard work and cooperation of her students. If the class behaved, Jamie would entertain them.
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Spike Lee Is A ‘Conniving And Scheming Uncle Tom’: Luke Campbell Reacts To ‘Django Unchained’ Comments
Feelings were mixed when Do The Right Thing director, Spike Lee spoke out against Quentin Tarantino’s latest blockbuster Django Unchained. No one was in complete shock that Lee openly admitted that he couldn’t get with the slavery revenge flick, as he is known for being quite outspoken and opinionated. But, his reasoning behind not supporting the film shocked many. Lee claimed that he refused to even see the Quentin Tarantino directed film because it would be “disrespectful” to his “ancestors” in an interview with Vibe. Most people simply wrote the comments off as Spike being Spike and some even publicly defended Tarantino against the Red Hook Summer director. The most interesting rebuttal came from Luther Campbell of the infamous 2 Live Crew. The Florida native went completely off on Spike, giving him a complete mouthful for his Django comments in an opinion piece for the Miami NewTimes and let’s just say he was not above name calling.
First, he implied that Spike’s sole reason for disliking the film was because he didn’t direct it and that he is envious because Tarantino is a better director:
“Lee needs to get over himself. He’s upset because Tarantino makes better movies. The man who put Malcolm X on the big screen is Hollywood’s resident house negro; a bougie activist who wants to tell his fellow white auteurs how they can and can’t depict African Americans.”
“Lee could never pull off a movie like this. When he’s not being an A$$ from his court side seats during New York Knicks games, he’s making bull crap films that most African Americans cannot relate to.”
He then defended Tarantino’s heavy n-word usage in the film, stating that it was somewhat necessary to make the movie realistic:
“He complains that Tarantino uses “n*****” too much (100 times) in Django Unchained, but show me a white man in the 1800s who wasn’t dropping n-bombs left and right.”
And finally, he called Lee out as a “Uncle Tom” and compared him Sam Jackson’s character in Django Unchained:
“Spike is upset because Samuel L. Jackson’s character in the movie is just like him: a conniving and scheming Uncle Tom.”
If you’ve had the privilege of seeing the movie or even a preview of it, you know how much of an insult this is.
Do you agree with Luke? Is Spike Lee being a hater?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise
“It’s A Western, Give Me A Break:” Quentin Tarantino Isn’t Appreciating The Post-Sandy Hook Criticism
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Since the December 14th Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting political figures and activists have called for immediate action on gun control. They believe that stricter laws on gun control could have stopped this tragedy and can prevent others in the future.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson does not agree.
“I don’t think it’s about more gun control,” Jackson said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “I grew up in the South with guns everywhere and we never shot anyone. This [shooting] is about people who aren’t taught the value of life.”
He feels that parents and role models who instill a positive foundation in children can have more of an effect than legislation.
Jackson co-stars in the upcoming film Django Unchained alongside Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as a slave-turned-bounty hunter and Kerry Washington who plays Foxx’s wife in the film.
Django Unchained has received strong praise from film critics. And the film has already received five Golden Globe nominations, but the violence in the film has stirred up considerable controversy.
In the wake of the tragic shooting deaths of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut, the timing for such a brutal film makes many uneasy.
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