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“I’m Tellin’ Mama You With A White Boy!” Jordan Gets Her Swirl On, And The Gang Is Back At It In “The Best Man Holiday” Trailer
I almost forgot how good looking the entire cast of The Best Man was, which is just another reason why I’m beyond excited about this sequel, The Best Man Holiday. Set 15 years after all the drama happened in the midst of Lance (Morris Chestnut) and Mia (Monica Calhoun) getting married and Harper (Taye Diggs) almost getting in the middle of that, the gang has come together once again to celebrate some major milestones in life. And of course, you know there will be even more drama. Here’s what we can expect from the sequel according to the short synopsis. “When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.”
Aww sookie, sookie. In the trailer alone, we get a montage of the original film’s most notable moments, but we also get a glimpse into what we can expect from the new film (backed by the Common track, “Celebrate”), including a possible birth, a wedding, and Nia Long’s character of Jordan finding love with a white man named Brian McDonald, played by Eddie Cibrian. Don’t act surprised, we all knew the writers for this movie were going to go there the minute his name was associated with it…
So far, we’re actually excited about the possibility of this being a very awesome sequel, especially since Malcolm D. Lee is back behind the camera for the franchise, once again. Could it revive the black rom-com? We’ll have to wait and see. Check out the trailer above and hit the theaters when the movie is released on November 15.
Do you like what you see so far?
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!
Playing a character who rushes in to save the day on the big screen is one thing, but these 15 celebrities became real-life heroes by leaping forward to save the lives of ordinary people.
Rapper T.I. has been on a mission to rehabilitate his image since he was released from prison after those gun possession charges, and having “hero” on his resume certainly helps. While on his way to an Atlanta radio station for an interview, the reality show star heard a news report about someone at a 22-story building ready to jump. T.I. recorded a video of himself pleading with the man to come and talk to him. The police played the video to the distressed man who agreed to come down and T.I. and the unidentified man shared a brief conversation before the cops took him to the hospital to be treated for depression.
There are some entertainers who are instant marks for local criminals looking for a come up. Then, there are those who are not to be played with. Last year, rapper and actor LL Cool J put the beats on a 56-year-old burglar who broke into his home, threatening the safety of his wife and daughters, who were actually in his home at the time. And now, actor Taye Diggs was joined the ranks of superhero celebrities who don’t take kindly to being targeted by criminals. TMZ is reporting that the 42-year-old actor not only confronted, but apprehended a man who attempted to break into his Los Angeles home around 11:00 pm last night while he was inside with wife Indina Menzel. The incident is said to have followed his appearance at the SAG Awards.
“Dee felt bloated, but I had a blast. My favorite part is the dance party afterwards. Dj Paesche kills it and everyone’s on the dance floor,” the “Private Practice” star tweeted about the SAG awards after-party just before the confrontation.
The way the story is being told, once Taye discovered the intruder, he confronted him. The burglar, who is reported to be in his twenties, then took off running. Diggs wasted no time chasing after him and actually caught up to him. The Brown Sugar actor then held the man until authorities arrived. According to the police report, the man’s accomplice and getaway driver, was able to escape.
While Taye showed that he had “heart” by chasing after the home invader, I’m not sure if that was the wisest thing for him to do. Suppose the burglar or his accomplice had a deadly weapon? People in desperate situations do desperate things and we all know folks have been shot for less.
We’re glad Taye is okay and the home invader is in police custody.
What do you think of Taye acting as a vigilante?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise
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A couple months ago we found out that a sequel to “The Best Man” was finally happening, and though details were sketchy at the time, we now know a little bit more about the cast and the plot, and for starters, the entire cast is coming back!
Shadow and Act released details of a Universal Press Release that tells us a bit about what’s to come when the follow-up flick hits theaters this November:
After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs (television’s Private Practice), Nia Long (Big Momma’s House), Morris Chestnut (Kick-A$$ 2), Harold Perrineau (Zero Dark Thirty), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Sanaa Lathan (Contagion), Monica Calhoun (Love & Basketball), Melissa De Sousa (Miss Congeniality) and Regina Hall (Scary Movie franchise) reprise their career-launching roles in the next chapter to the film that ushered in a new era of comedy. When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.
Uh oh, sounds like Jordan and Harper might try to sneak in one last rendezvous before he marries Robin, because I know Murch can’t be crazy enough to get back with Shelby, can he? Either way I’m super excited about seeing this sequel — as I just bought the original on DVD last weekend — I just hope they don’t turn it into a Holiday drama because of the time of year. But with Malcolm D. Lee around to write and direct again, we should hopefully be treated to a sequel as good as the first.
Can’t wait til November 15, 2013 when it debuts!
Black actors have come a long way in the last few decades. These stars may be one of the only black actors on their shows but not only do they hold it down, they steal almost every scene they are in. If you haven’t tuned in to any of these shows, click through for a reason to.
Last year, RZA gave us a reason to watch Californication, a show starring David Duchovny as a boozing writer who slores around town. In it, RZA plays a rapper named Samurai Apocalypse (of course). Since RZA is basically playing himself — a ride or die preacher/prophet with a sharp tongue — he is a lot of fun to watch.
It’s not often that you get a good romantic comedy, featuring an all black cast. But just because it doesn’t happen that often, doesn’t mean fans aren’t thirsty for it. That’s exactly why The Best Man went on to become the highest grossing movie the weekend it came out. Almost quadrupling the $9 million dollars it cost to make it. You know the shady story, the lines, and the music; but we bet you don’t know these behind the scenes secrets. Check it out.
We Wish We Could Be Happy But…15 Men Who Crushed Us When We Found Out They Were In Relationships/Married
Why is it that we sometimes feel a connection to celebrities that we don’t know personally? We’re happy for their accomplishments, cry when they pass away, are supportive of them through hard times, consider them our – as Wendy Williams likes to put it – “best friends in our heads,” and even sulk when we find out that they’re no longer single – though our chances of realistically being with them are slim to none. I know I’m guilty of this – especially that last one. So I figured I’d spotlight 15 men who we were crushed to find out had been boo’d up. Click through and relive the pain with me.
Boris Kodjoe. The number of hearts he broke when he married Nicole Ari Parker in 2005 could be considered criminal. Why, we wondered, would such a fine piece of man lock himself down before we had our chance at him?! But I believe we’ve all come to our senses, and maybe even love the family man and his lady as a couple more now than ever before.
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?
Celebrities all make it into the limelight in some manner. Some are born into it due to famous parents, some have their talent recognized by producers, and others start the first step of their celebrity path by having a role on a soap opera. Here are 15 celebrities who played as a character on a soap opera.
Vivica A. Fox
Vivica starred on one of the first American soap operas, Generations, portraying Maya Reubens. She also had roles on Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless.