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Stalker Who Broke Into Sanaa Lathan’s Home And Fell Asleep Ordered To Undergo Psychiatric Counseling

June 26th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you earlier this month about the very scary situation that actress Sanaa Lathan found herself in, where an obsessed stalker broke into her home. The stalker, Shawn Caples, was initially found by contractors working on Lathan’s home. He was actually caught sleeping in her laundry room, and when he was awoken by the contractors, he claimed to be Lathan’s husband. He was ordered to leave, but would return later when Lathan was present. She told him to leave (“get the f**k out of here”), but he wouldn’t. She called the police and he left, but Caples reportedly showed up AGAIN days later, forcing her to hide in her home to call police.

He was inevitably arrested for stalking and was ordered to stay 100 yards away from her. But according to TMZ, after appearing in court today, he actually pled guilty to charges of criminal trespassing instead, and was ordered to stay away from Lathan for three years. Caples was also given three years of probation and was ordered to undergo psychiatric counseling for a year.

Considering that this man isn’t facing actual jail time and appeared at her home a whopping three times, I hope that Lathan has surrounded herself with the proper security, because what she has already dealt with when it comes to Mr. Capers is terrifying. It’s a blessing that she wasn’t harmed in any of these encounters.

Win A Copy Of The Psychological Thriller “Repentance”

June 18th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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This past winter, Repentance, a psychological thriller featuring a star-studded cast, including Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Sanaa Lathan, Mike Epps and Nicole Ari Parker, was released into theaters. Now, the film is coming to DVD so you can relive all the dramatic and frightening moments in the privacy of your own home.

For those of you who missed Repentance in theaters, here’s a synopsis.

From Lionsgate and Codeblack Films. Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Tommy Carter (Anthony Mackie) has reinvented himself as a therapist/spiritual advisor who advocates a synthesis of world religions and positivity. He’s parlayed this vocation into a successful book release that one day draws the attention of Angel Sanchez (Forest Whitaker), a profoundly troubled man fixated on the “untimely” death of his mother. When Carter takes on Sanchez as a personal client in an effort to raise funds for his indebted brother Ben (Mike Epps), things quickly take a turn for the worse. Angel needs much more than a simple life coach.

Actress Sanaa Lathan spoke about the film in our exclusive interview, which you can watch here. 

If you’d like a chance to win a copy of this DVD, be the first three readers to answer this question and we’ll send you a copy.

The question: Name the first feature film for each of the following actors.

Forest Whitaker

Sanaa Lathan

Anthony Mackie

Mike Epps

Nicole Ari Parker

E-mail your responses to editors@madamenoire.com. For a chance to win.

Check out the trailer for the film in the video below.

Sanaa Lathan Stalker Discovered Sleeping In Her House!

June 13th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Yesterday, we told you about some rumors that Wendy Williams was being stalked by a fan. Apparently, it’s just that time of year because TMZ is reporting that “Best Man Holiday” actress Sanaa Lathan has a stalker as well.

According to reports, a man by the name of Shawn Caples was discovered in Sanaa’s home last Friday by contractors. What was he doing there, you ask? When the contractors found him, he was sleeping in her laundry room! The 28-year-old reportedly told them that he was Sanaa’s husband, but left after being asked to vacate the premises. Strangely, Sanaa says that he returned to her home later that day.

The actress yelled, “get the f*** out of here,” after discovering that he’d returned, but he refused to leave, so she called the police. Court documents reveal that Shawn showed up to her home again nearly three days later and that Sanaa hid out of fear of what he would do to her.

Shawn has since been arrested for stalking. Per a newly acquired restraining order, he has also been ordered to at least 100 yards away from the actress once he is released.

Talk about scary!

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Heyyy Boo! Surprising Celebs Who Have Jungle Fever

May 30th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Beauty is in the eye of the holder and for these celebs who have jungle fever, they see no color when it comes to dating someone outside of their race.

For more on interracial dating, check out Moguldom Studios’ new docutainment film, Swirl, now available for purchase on iTunes, GooglePlay, and VHX.

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Michael Fassbender

Perhaps best known as magneto in the blockbuster franchise X-Men, Michael Fassbender knew he wanted to be an actor since he was 17 years old. His first role came in the television miniseries “Band of Brothers.” The German-Irish actor has been romantically linked to actress Nicole Baharie and Leasi Andrews. He also dated Zoe Kravitz for several years. Recently rumors were sparked last month when the 12 Years a Slave actor was spotted hugging and kissing supermodel Naomi Campbell while dining at a London restaurant.

Smarty Pants: Famous Black Women You Didn’t Know Attended Ivy League Schools

May 27th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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With all the stories in the news about young men and women around the country beating the odds and being accepted in a handful of Ivy leagues schools (we love those stories!), we thought we’d show some love to all the ladies who attended Ivy League colleges over the years (including Brown, UPenn, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale, and Cornell–none tried Princeton). Not every woman on the list was able to graduate (some left to pursue surefire opportunities in the fields they majored in), but kudos to them for getting accepted in and being able to walk the halls of the “ancient eight” schools at one time or another.

And before you check me, everyone already knows Michelle Obama attended Princeton and Harvard, so that’s the only reason her fabulous self isn’t on this list. Enjoy!

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Aisha Tyler

The funny lady and co-host of the CBS show The Talk attended Dartmouth. She obtained her degree in environmental policy (very far from the comedic work she does now), and was very involved in campus activities. She was part of the co-fraternity, The Tabard, and started an all-female acapella group called The Dartmouth Rockapellas.

15 Of The Greatest Basketball Movies Ever Made

April 29th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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The NBA playoff season is heating up with the Miami Heat looking to three-peat while fighting off championship contenders such as the Oklahoma City Thunders, Houston Rockets and the Brooklyn Nets. In honor of this exciting time of year, we take a look at some of our favorite basketball movies.

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Spike Lee and Denzel Washington have collaborated on several films together including his 1997 film He Got Game. Washington played Jake Shuttleworth, a prison inmate and the father of the country’s top high school basketball star who was granted a one-week parole release to convince his son to play for the governor’s alma mater. Real life NBA player Ray Allen made his debut into film as the star player Jesus Shuttleworth but he wasn’t the only hoops star cast in the movie. Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Rick Fox, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen and Bill Walton also appeared in the film.

“There’s a Lot of Crazy Black Muthaf***as” Sanaa Lathan Talks New Film “Repentance,” Relationships & “Love & Basketball”

February 28th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Today is the day. The psychological thriller Repentance is coming to theaters. Recently, we had an opportunity to speak with Sanaa Lathan about her role in the film and how she prepared for it. In case you haven’t seen our other posts, this film boasts an all star cast, including Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie and Nicole Ari Parker. And Mike Epps is taking on a serious role this time around. She spoke about black actors getting a chance to participate in all the film genres. And whether or not she appreciates the “Black Film” label.

Since the film deals with mental health issues, we also asked Sanaa whether or not she feels like black folk are hesitant to seek psychological help. To which she responded, “I don’t know why because there’s a lot of crazy black muthafu***as.” No lie.

And lastly, she spoke about her other work including the third The Best Man and whether or not she’d ever do another Love & Basketball. Her answer may surprise you. Check out Sanaa’s interview above and then be sure to check out Repentance, in theaters today.

Watch This Clip Of The New Thriller “Repentance”

February 24th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Watch This Clip Of The New Thriller "Repentance"
Late last year, we told you that Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Nicole Ari Parker and Sanaa Lathan were starring in a psychological thriller called Repentance. And in our upcoming interview with Sanaa, she’ll speak about her experience filming the movie.

Many of you expressed an interest in seeing the film and since we’re all about pleasing our readers, we decided to hook you all up with a special clip from the movie.

Check it out below and then let us know if you plan on seeing it this Friday, February 28th.

What Happened There? The Origins Of Celebrity Scars

January 13th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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We all have permanent marks or scars on our bodies that tell a story from our lives and celebrities are no different than the rest of us. Here are the origins of these well-known celebrity scars.

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Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige has always shared the highs and lows of her life with her fans but when it comes to how she got the scar right below her left eye, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has been cagey. One story claims the scar is a reminder from a fight with another woman in Blige’s younger years. Another story claims the scar is from a traumatic event in the “Just Fine” singer’s childhood that she refuses to discuss. Though she hasn’t confirmed either tale, Blige did speak about loving her imperfections, including the scar on her face. “If I don’t accept the scar on my face, the lips that God gave me, the big giant feet, the long legs, whatever it is that I’m deformed with, I got to love it so everybody else can love it. And I started loving it.”

Will You Watch? Forest Whitaker, Sanaa Lathan & Anthony Mackie To Star In New Thriller “Repentance”

November 21st, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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For those of you who are tired of all the slave movies…stop watching slave movies. Just kidding…not really. But if you’re looking for a little something different, get into the trailer for a new thriller starring some of our favorite black actors: Anthony Mackie, Forest Whitaker, Sanaa Lathan and Mike Epps. Speaking of Mike Epps, did anyone else notice how convincing he was in Sparkle?

Anyway these four will team up for an independent psychological thriller called Repentance. The premise of the movie is that Thomas Carter (Mackie) is a spiritual advisor and Angel Sanchez (Whitaker) is a man struggling with the sudden death of his mother. Angel has read Thomas’ writings and reaches out to him for help. Thomas takes Angel on as a client to help raise money for his brother (Epps) but things go way left when Angel…snaps.

Sanaa Lathan plays Thomas’ love interest and Nicole Ari Parker is also in the film, though it’s not exactly clear what connection her character has to Angel.

Anyway, take a look at the trailer below and gasp and be freaked out like I was when I first saw it.

Repentance will open on February 28, 2014.

Does this look like something you’d be interested in seeing?