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Taye Diggs has been a boo in my head for a minute. That smile, that weird way he pronounces certain words and honey, when he puts the glasses on…it’s over. So considering my infatuation, I always find Taye so charming during his interviews. And his recent one with Wendy Williams was no different. He talked about a little bit of everything, including the time he fought the man who broke into his home, how he’s handling his divorce from fellow actress and singer Idina Menzel and what his dating life is like these days. Check out the excerpts from the interview below.
On fighting off the man who broke into his house
“I do not advise this but I was home and my kid Walker was at home as well and me and my baby’s mom we heard something outside. It was after an award show. Be careful with tweeting and all that stuff. We tweeted that we were away and then people knew, or they thought that we weren’t home yet.
The garage door was unlocked and we were sitting and I saw the door open from the other side. So I immediately ran and then I saw this dark figure take off through the backyard. So then I cut through the house and I was in like pajamas, bare feet. It was night time. And in my head all I was thinking was that this person tried to come in and my child was there.
So then I ran and I jumped on the dude. He was trying to get in the getaway car, I grabbed him, pulled him… I’m not this dude. I’m not this dude. I play this dude on TV I didn’t even…I was not thinking. You hear these stories about the mothers picking up cars. I get that. Father’s have that too because I was acting in some kind of way.
And it was funny because obviously we’re split up now but I pulled the dude from the car, the getaway care went away and I’m straddling over him and I’m talking about my family and slapping him around a bit and then I look at Idina and I’m like “Call 9-1-1! Call 9-1-1 man!” and she’s like “I did, I did, I did. I called 9-1-1
So we get into a spat about who called 9-1-1. “
On his divorce
Wendy: How are you handling it?
I’m hanging in there. I mean it’s not awesome.
Wendy: Are you a mess?
Ooh it’s ok, I’ll be fine. Ima be fine. But all of my married friends are like ‘Oh, you get to go out and stay out as late as you want.’
Dating after divorce
Wendy: Are you in the clubs?
Every once in a while but it’s a completely different situation. I’m old. The other day I was at a benefit and they have the after parties after a benefit. So I’m kind of feeling myself, I’m looking fly. It’s kind of a classy crowd. And I’m chilling and then all of a sudden I get a text. And my friends see me look at the text and then immediately jump up. They’re like ‘Oh you got a booty call.’ I’m like no my baby mama just called and said I forgot his baby blanket. I had to run home to the hotel, get the baby blanket and bring it to him and then I made it back to the party and they were like ‘Oh you had a quickie.’ And I was like it was not a quickie.
Wendy: Are you dating?
I’m hanging out with people. I’m meeting…
Wendy: It doesn’t seem to me like you’d have a hard time dating
Well…I’ve never had game, period. Because I was really nerdy. These days I’m a single dad so if I see someone I’m like ‘So do you have kids? Is he out of diapers yet?’ I literally reached into my pocket the other day and brought out two pacifiers.
Hmm so that makes me wonder if things aren’t as serious as they seemed with the woman he was recently photographed with…can’t be if they’re not exclusive and he’s not “claiming her” just yet. But he could be playing coy…
Anyway, take a look at the full video below where Taye also talks about parenting his son Walker. It’s pretty cute stuff.
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We fell in love with him even though he played the cold-blooded killer and drug kingpin Stringer Bell in the widely popular HBO series “The Wire.” But the role forced him to hide his accent and once fans found out that Idris Elba was really an English actor, he became even sexier. After starring in a few moves, Elba went back to his television roots and starred in the BBC One series “Luther.” Elba will be celebrating his first Father’s Day this year. A few months ago he and his girlfriend Niayana Garth welcomed their first child, Winston.
Despite the numerous successful black films as of late, it is still hard for black productions to get greenlit in Hollywood, Taye Diggs said in a recent interview with the Associated Press.
According to The Best Man Holiday star, major film studios hold black film projects to an unfair set of standards. Diggs charges that studios will not proceed with black-oriented film productions unless box office numbers are favorable for other similar productions. Other films are not held up to this standard, and it’s particularly unfair to tie one black film to another when they aren’t similar.
Take Diggs’ track record, for example. Guardian Liberty Voice notes the actor was in the 1999 hit The Best Man and the 2013 sequel, The Best Man Holiday, which made about $70 million at the box office and should’ve made the decision to run with another Best Man movie an easy one. This was not the case. Instead of looking at box-office results from the second installment, film studios are comparing it to films in theaters now that are totally unrelated, such as Think Like A Man Too, before agreeing to make a third Best Man installment. The only connection between films like Think Like A Man Too and the Best Man films is that they star black actors.
Diggs, who is now starring in the new TNT series Murder In The First (he talked about that show with Hoda and Kathie Lee on Monday), says that film studios find black films too risky, even though they have proven success.
Logically, black films should be judged on their own, individual merit. But they have also shown they are revenue generating. There were 48 “black films” released theatrically in 2013 (48 out of 669 total films), according to calculations by Indie Wire. The top grossing black film domestically was Lee Daniels’ The Butler at $116 million. In fact, it was the only black film to gross over $100 million last year. “And total box office (domestic) for all 48 black films is around $670 million, or about 6.2 percent of the total 2013 box office for all films ($10.8 billion),” reports Indie Wire.
Taye Diggs Explains Why The Future Of ‘Best Man 3′ Is Still Uncertain: ‘We’re Still Considered A Huge Risk’
Despite the box office success of “The Best Man Holiday,” Taye Diggs says that the future of “Best Man 3″ remains uncertain. Sadly, he says that the hold up is due to Hollywood studios’ tendency to hold black films and actors to “separate and unfair standards.”
“Unfortunately, the business is such that as far as studios are concerned, they judge one quote-unquote black movie on how other ‘black’ movies have done, even if they have nothing to do with each other,” Taye told the Associated Press after revealing that the box office performance of “Think Like A Man Too” will have an impact on whether not “Best Man 3″ will receive the green light.
He went on to add that while he recognizes that Hollywood has come a long way in regard to blacks in film, there’s still a lot more work to be done.
“We’ve definitely come a long way. But we’ve got a long way to go,” he said. “It’s too bad we can’t do well on our own merit when it comes to the studios. They don’t like to take risks and, unfortunately, we’re still considered a huge risk, even though I don’t think we are.”
“The Best Man Holiday” grossed a whopping $70 million in North America last winter. Representatives on behalf of Universal Studios, which released “The Best Man” and “The Best Man Holiday,” have declined to comment on Taye’s remarks.
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Taye Diggs is reportedly one of many celebrities who don’t believe you have to wait until the ink on your divorce papers is dry before you begin dating again. This morning People ran an exclusive claiming the Best Man actor has been dating a former model named Amanda after seeing the two out at Hooray Henry’s nightclub in West Hollywood about a week ago for what appeared to be a date night. A couple of days later the pair was spotted together in business class on a red eye to New York City and a source told the tabloid of their relationship:
“They are fully dating. They’re telling friends they’re in love.”
Though People is reporting that Taye has found a new lady four months after announcing his divorce from his wife of 10 years, Idina Menzel, we did a little searching and actually found photos of Taye and Amanda together as early as January 9, which is a whopping one month after a spokesperson for the soon-to-be exes told People in December: “Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time.”
Maybe we were late getting the news and the pair had actually been broken up for some time, but either way it’s clear Taye decided he didn’t need much time before moving on to the next. His rep has opted not to comment on the rumors, but in this case we think a picture of Taye and Amanda holding hands says a thousand words.
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There was a lot of great celebrity news to come out of 2013. But, unfortunately, not everything was sunshine and roses. A number of notable couples called it a quits this year. From two Kardashian relationships coming to an end to some longtime lovers parting ways, we take a look at some of the saddest celebrity breakups of the past 12 months.
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After 10 years of marriage, Taye Diggs and his wife, actress Idina Menzel, are throwing in the towel. A representative for the couple has confirmed the split to People.
“Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time,” a spokesperson told People. Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time.”
According to the HuffPost, the pair met in the mid 90s when they were co-starring in “Rent” on Broadway. They eventually married in Jan. 2003. They share one son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs, who just celebrated his fourth birthday this past September. With both Taye and Idina working in Hollywood, we can totally see how their hectic schedules could place a strain on their marriage. Earlier this year Idina told People that marriage is a challenge, but revealed that both she and her husband were working hard to keep it all together.
“We work at it. I’m not going to glamorize it or glorify it — we go through tough times like everybody else, but we love each other very much. We try not to be away from each other for more than two weeks at a time, and we try to find new ways to communicate,” Idina said.
It’s unfortunate that Taye and Idina were unable to work things out. Hopefully they find a way to keep things amicable for the sake of their son.
If you frequent social media, chances are you’ve stumbled across an interesting meme, which points out that Morris Chestnut is the only Best Man Holiday cast member who is married to a Black woman. What began as a simple social media dig eventually evolved into a full-fledged satirical Internet “report” by Cream BMP Daily, which claims that Taye Diggs made some not-so-nice comments about his fellow cast members and Black women in general.
“Let’s just say it’s not a stereotype that black women are less submissive and harder to deal with. Being around them black women made me really miss my wife. The only Black woman I ever loved is my mama,” Taye supposedly said.
Unfortunately it seems that some folks are unaware of what satire means, so they took Taye’s alleged quote and ran with it. Chances are you may have even witnessed a few of your Facebook friends going in on Taye over the alleged comment. Taye recently took to his Twitter page to address the report and inform fans that he has never, nor will he ever, make such a comment.
Regarding the preposterous quote about black women: It is false. I have not and would never say such a thing. Ever. Period.
— Taye Diggs (@TayeDiggs) November 24, 2013
And there you have it.
Were you aware that this quote has been floating around the web?
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