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Are you excited about the upcoming The Best Man sequel?! Followers of Sanaa Lathan on Instagram are getting even more psyched for the film starring Harold Perrineau, Melissa De Sousa, Monica Calhoun, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs, and Terrence Howard. Lathan has been teasing people with photos of her fellow cast mates and posting them on Instagram for the last couple weeks, according to The Huffington Post. The Best Man Holiday features the entire original cast reprising their roles in the film, which is set 15 years after the original.
“It’s going to be a movie to where I think people are going to experience the whole gamut of emotions,” Chestnut told the site. “I think they’re going to laugh, and I think they’re going to cry. There’s a lot of stuff going on in this movie. It’s a fun movie, don’t get me wrong, but there’s a lot of heartwarming moments, some realization with some characters. There’s a lot in this movie.”
When the original came out it was an instant hit. The movie, which cost just $9 million to make, pulled in more than $34 million. For anyone who saw the movie back then or has grown to love it on DVD or television broadcasts would, no doubt, love to learn what happened after the closing credits. Lathan’s pictures serve as a great promotion for the film, perhaps even driving some excitement from new potential viewers.
Are you planning on seeing the movie? Check out photos from her Instagram on the next page!
When it comes to Tyler Perry films, The Family That Preys is one of, if not my all time favorite. It stars some A-list actors, the story is complex without leaving any loose ends and it was one of the few Tyler Perry movies that wasn’t based off of his stage plays. If you’ve seen the movie, I doubt you’ve forgotten the plot or that pivotal moment with Sanaa Lathan and Rockmond Dunbar over that counter top. You remember, but check out these behind the scenes secrets.
You may recognize the face but do you recognize the voice? Some of our favorite actors and actresses have earned a living by doing voice work on the side. Here are 15 celebrities whose voices have starred in animated movies and cartoon shows.
Although he starred in the “Rugrats” television cartoon series, pet dog Spike didn’t actually speak until the 2003 Rugrats Go Wild movie. Best known as John McClane in the hugely popular Die Hard franchise, Willis lent his voice to the lovable dog. This isn’t the first time he’s done voiceover work; Willis voiced baby Mikey in 1989’s Look Who’s Talking, which co-starred John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. A year later he reprised his role in the sequel Look Who’s Talking Too.
Sanaa Lathan and Terrence Howard To Star In Film Version Of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ With A Caribbean Twist
If you’re a person who enjoys when popular plays and movies are remade with all-Black casts, you’ll be thrilled to know that a Caribbean version of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is in the works. The starring lineup for the film version of the play entitled, Macbett, includes Sanaa Lathan, Harry Lennix, Blair Underwood, Evan Ross and Terrence Howard, who is also executive producing the film, reports Shadow and Act.
A brief synopsis of the remake, as per Macbett‘s filmmakers reads:
“After a gallant military victory, General Macbett encounters the “Weird Sisters,” who are the spirit daughters of Mother Africa and reign over fire, water, earth and sky. They delight in manipulating Macbett by feeding him predictions of royal titles including “King.” Macbett soon becomes obsessed with ambition, as does his beautiful and ruthless wife Lady Macbett. As Macbett and his Lady spiral downward, indulging in treachery and political assassinations, they are soon haunted by their murderous deeds and driven mad. In a true exemplification of a tragedy, Macbett is defeated by his own zealous thirst for power, a heartbreaking end to a once beloved Hero.”
Terrence Howard will be playing the role of Macbett, while Sanaa Lathan will starring side-by-side with the Red Tails actor, as she will be playing the role of Lady Macbett. Howard’s co-executive producers include ReShaun Frear and Kip Konwiser. Pre-production for Macbett begins September 2013. The film will be shot in Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
Uh, can you say amazing? I am too stoked about this Macbeth remake!
What are your thoughts on Macbett? What do you think of producers deciding to spice up the storyline by adding a Caribbean twist?
Ignorance is still very much alive — contrary to the evolving times. Even when we thought dark skin was in, the memo must have only been about the brothas because sistas have still been getting the most cringe-worthy compliment ever to be spoken: “Wow! Yo’ure pretty for a Black girl!” Whaaat?!
As a brown-skinned sista, let me speak for every other dark girl out there when I say, I thought pretty was determined upon your features and the way you carried yourself, not by the shade of your skin. A woman is never “pretty for a black girl,” she’s beautiful because that’s simply what she is inside and out, and these Hollywood starlets prove just that. Here are our favorite beautiful black sistas whose strikingly gorgeous looks leaves this not so complimenting compliment in the dust:
From the moment we got a glimpse of her in Eve’s Bayou, her acting skills and raw good looks took our breath away. From there she would woo audiences in her roles from ‘You Got Served’ to ’Stomp the Yard’ growing into not only gorgeous woman, but also one of virtue as we’ve seen from her relationship with new hubby Devon Franklin.
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Must Read: Celebrity Women Talk Self-Acceptance In New Book, ‘Journey To The Woman I’ve Come To Love’
Award-winning photojournalist Miki Turner has just the thing you need if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to grow in self-esteem. Her new book, Journey to the Woman I’ve Come to Love, combines engaging photographs with inspirational quotes from a diverse array of 91 women on how they developed complete self-acceptance. Turner asked each woman: At what point did you fall in love with yourself? You will be amazed by the answers. And while you will recognize famous faces such as Sanaa Lathan, Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie and more in the tome, there are also everyday executives, activists and others who are just as inspiring. TheGrio caught up with the author, whose work has appeared in Essence and Ebony among many other outlets, to discuss how her book can help you appreciate every aspect of your being.
Check out the Q&A on The Grio.
We did the men, now it’s on to the women. We scoured the interwebs and our own treasure trove of celebrity knowledge to bring you 15 women who shocked us just a bit when they stepped out with white men.
Some women have all the luck. If it’s not enough that they’re world famous actresses, they have also scored big-time in the leading man department. No nerdy, unfortunate costars for these stunners. So due partly because we’re incredibly impressed by their choice of projects and partly because we are crazy jealous of their penchant for scoring some truly amazing eye candy, we salute 15 lovely, talented ladies whose string of costars have left us weak in the knees.
No Sassy Black Girl Or Token Friend Here: 10 Shows And Movies We Love That Showcase Strong Black Female Leads
Black women aren’t always given the opportunity to portray strong or positive female leading characters on-screen, particularly because Hollywood is dominated by men…white men. Somehow, however, the following women have struck gold in films and television shows that would have them act as outstanding characters, showcasing strength and character in multiple capacities, depicting black women who are struggling with death, romance, violence, revenge, scandal, betrayal or simply trying to survive–all in a gracious and entertaining way.
Kerry Washington stars in ABC’s Scandal as crisis manager, Olivia Pope. Pope’s character is loosely based on the real life crisis manager, Judy Smith. Washington portrays Pope as a headstrong, heavy-hearted woman who personally bears each burden that presents itself in her life. Pope leads a team of attorneys who are tasked with the goal of solving issues for politicians, celebrities and athletes. Scandal doesn’t elude Pope’s personal life, after all, she was carrying on an affair with the president of the United States–making the show all the more interesting.
I can barely stop cheesing long enough to type this news so I’m just going to blurt it out. The Best Man Sequel 2 is happening! Like for real, for real.
There have been rumors, questions, proposals, chitter chatter, teases and all that good stuff for years, but today there is finally official news that the sequel is happening and it will be in theaters next year. Shadow and Act just posted the news after receiving an email from Universal Pictures which announced the flick will hit theaters Friday, November 15, 2013.
Even though this is the only concrete information there is to go on so far, it’s expected that everyone from the original cast will be back for part 2 which could mean the greatest black romantic comedy ensemble cast since, well, the first “Best Man.” Not that I’m biased or anything.
It’s hard to imagine where the film will pick up, trying to cover 14 years of life since the original movie hit theaters in 1999. Maybe Jordan (Nia Long) will have a man or Robin (Sanaa Lathan) will have finally gotten Harper (Taye Diggs) down the aisle. Something tells me Quentin (Terrence Howard) will still be the same old womanizing fool though. Still it’s hard to imagine there being a twist in this movie that’s as salacious as the drama between Lance, Mia, and Harper in part one.
Regardless, viewers are thirsty for some well thought out black films right now so hopefully director Malcolm D. Lee gets this right. Meanwhile I’ll be adding this release date to my calendar. Are you excited?