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I know Michelle Ghent is one happy woman right now. The now ex-wife of Terrence Howard can finally call herself a single lady again now that her divorce settlement with the actor is final.
TMZ reported in December that things between the two were coming to a close but apparently the pair wasn’t too happy with the way belongings were going to be divided and they’ve been battling every since. Now, the gossip site says that a judge finalized the couple’s split earlier this week, and unlike other typical divorce settlements where the wife takes their husband for everything, Terrence reportedly made out this time. TMZ says Terrence gets to keep the couple’s marital properties, which includes two homes in Pennsylvania and 25 bank accounts. Twenty-five though? Has he been making moves, or should I say movies, we don’t know about?
Michelle didn’t totally lose out. She will be getting spousal support for the next three years to the tune of $5,800 a month, but the former missus has been ordered to return Terrence’s 2011 Range Rover. Thankfully, she gets to keep her bike and a BMW. Those are probably mild consolation prizes considering the nightmare of a marriage Michelle claims to have had with the actor. When she filed for divorce in February 2011, the couple had only been married for one year but she accused Terrence of abusing her and sought a restraining order against him. He, in turn, accused Michelle of being racist. What one thing has to do with the other we’re not sure, but the important thing now, I suppose, is that the two can move on. Although that may make Terrence no nevermind, considering he’s had a new girlfriend for about as long as the couple has been trying to settle this divorce. SMH
I think the fall is going to be a promising time for black film. We’re already anticipating the sequel to “The Best Man” in November and from the looks of this first trailer for Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” October will bring good things are way as well.
We’ve heard a lot about this new cinematic feat — most recently because of Terrence Howard’s comments about Oprah’s tig ‘ol bitties — thankfully, this film is so much for than that. “The Butler” is the story of Eugene Allen, the African American White House butler who served several presidents over his 34-year post before retiring as head butler in 1986. Forest Whitaker plays the rple of Allen, but he is far from the only big name in this feature film. Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, David Oyelowo, Colman Domingo, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Melissa Leo, Liev Schreiber, Jesse Williams, Aml Ameen, Lenny Kravitz, and Cuba Gooding Jr all have parts in this gripping story that, as you can see from the trailer, is about much more than Allen, capturing race relations between blacks and whites from the ’50s through the ’80s and how that shaped Allen’s own family dynamic.
I’m personally pretty excited about this one, and I think it will be much better received than “The Help,” although criticism has already reared it’s ugly head due to the subject of servitude. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think? Will you head to the theater to see this October 18?
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!
Terrence Howard has played almost every role in the book, from a bad guy robbing folks and a heroic hustling pimp to a war colonel and humble South African leader. But his real passion is founded in science.
We all thought Terrence was a bit too quirky to be an actor (jk).
The actor says he has more to offer the world than being a character on the screen.
“I have greater things I can contribute to the world of science than an actor,” the 43-year-old told the Grio. “I had a conversation with Sidney Poitier. I asked him, ‘Why aren’t you going to do another movie?’ And he said, ‘I’m not going to do another impersonation of myself. I might have ten years left in my life, and I don’t want to waste it doing something I’ve already done before.’ If I can’t learn from a character, if I’m just going in and taking from a bag of tricks and choices for a character, I don’t want to do it. It’s pointless for me because I have to grow as a human being, and I don’t want the safe road.”
Read more about his science background on EurWeb.com.
Threatening to spill tea is a great way to get everybody’s attention. But you’ve got to have a juicy secret to get folk to stop and listen. These celebrities are spillin’ stories, but holding back on what we really want to know. Here are the secrets we’ve heard and why we think they can do better on the rumor front.
Terrence Howard’s shocking comments about how much he enjoyed acting out a love scene with Oprah Winfrey during filming of upcoming flick, The Butler left many astonished, bewildered and even a bit appalled. I mean, this is Oprah we’re talking about. Winfrey, however, appears to have found humor in it all. The multimedia mogul made an appearance during a recent taping of Steve Harvey this past Tuesday, during which she discussed shooting the scene with Howard and why she wasn’t offended by his comments.
“It was supposed to be like a little scene and because Terrence Howard misbehaved, it turned into a bigger scene and then a bigger scene,” she told Harvey.
“Oh, he misbehaved,” repeated Harvey.
“Yeah, well he’s a misbehaving kind of boy,” Oprah said. “I heard him. He was on Twitter the other day talking about my breastasis.”
She went on to say that she didn’t really get bent out of shape over Terrence’s comments.
“Some people called me saying they were all offended and I go, ‘Well, I do have big breastasis,’” she expressed before slapping Steve a hi-five.
Oprah is a mess! But on a more serious note, it’s amazing to see her supporting Steve by making an appearance on his show. Many suggest that her departure from daytime television made for a smooth transition that allowed him to follow in her footsteps.
“Oprah introduced me to a whole new audience when she had me on her talk show years ago. So to now have her as a guest on my own show, in my first season, is a dream come true,” Steve said of Winfrey’s appearance on his show.
“This feels like the ultimate role reversal!” she told him during taping.
Oprah’s interview with Steve Harvey is scheduled to air on April 26th.
Turn the page for a video clip of Oprah discussing Terrence Howard.
We’ve known for a while now that Terrence Howard is an interesting individual. But in a recent interview with several media outlets, promoting his new film, Dead Man Down, Howard revealed just how interesting he really is. The green-eyed thespian talked to Hello Beautiful about everything from bashing Jamie Foxx’ album back in the day, why he’s looking forward to The Best Man sequel and how he plans to–prepare yourself–cure cancer.
Here are some of the highlights:
On bashing Jamie Foxx’ music
HB: What made you take on the role in this film and what it is about a film that will make you do it?
“I’ve been on this planet as Terrence for 44 years. Since everything behaves according to octaves, nothing ever really dies. There’s a life and death and rebirth process continually. At the end of this, whatever it may be, I’m hoping I can leave something behind in the body of my work or in the legacy of the shadows that cool the ground behind me. Revenge is one of those things that’s killing our community, especially the urban community. I made a mistake many years ago and I made a comment about my brother’s album (Jamie Foxx) and I was completely in the wrong. I deserved to have my A$$ whooped that day because I had no business speaking against my brother. We do it everyday when we blog against someone. When the urban community comes together and begins lifting up one another instead of tearing each other down, especially you guys—you control it, then we’ll have a brand new society. Until then, we’re little dogs, biting at each other’s ankles and that’s deplorable. I’m ashamed at times how we speak against each other.”
On curing cancer
HB: It’s interesting that you have a Doctorate in Physics…
“Well, I have a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering, but its an honorary Doctorate. I went to school for Chemical Engineering but because I took a part of my company–SCIO–we grow diamonds. You think a diamond has to grow from the ground, no. We have a process called Chemical Vapor Deposition and another thing I’ve come up with called Harmonic Wave Sequencing, which will put an end, within the next five years to cancer or any genetic ailments.”
That’s a lot. Honestly though, I can definitely understand and respect where he’s coming from with the Jamie Foxx comment. I’ve often said cruel things I later regretted. As far at the creation of diamonds and curing cancer… well, anything’s possible.
What do you think about Terrence’s opinions
Read the rest of Terrence’s interview where he talks about seeking revenge and The Best Man over at Hello Beautiful.
Terrence Howard has been rather vocal about injustices that he believes he’s had to suffer lately. Just last week, we told you that he blamed the controversy surrounding his departure from the Iron Man saga for ruining his career. And now, the Dead Man Down actor is calling out Black media outlets and journalists for attacking his decision to marry an Asian woman. Howard expressed his plight in an interview with Hip Hollywood.
“We have a crab mentality where we try to pull each other down because of choices we make, because I chose to marry an Asian woman instead of a Black woman. I think as Black people, we have to start helping each other and congratulating each other for being morally strong and doing the right thing by that. If you dont have something nice to say, then don’t say nothing at all.”
If you recall, Howard went through a rather bitter divorce with ex-wife Michelle Ghent, that resulted in infidelity and abuse allegations against the actor. He also alleged that his ex-wife was a racist who sought to extort him with private recordings that she snagged from his personal computer. The former couple finally reached a settlement in their divorce last August.
The Academy Award nominee also hinted at a possible acting hiatus.
“I think maybe I’ve done enough. I’ve played enough in this field and I’d like to see what other mediums I can aspire towards. I feel like I would like to challenge myself.”
Terrence is an undeniably talented actor, but possibly some downtime out of the spotlight would do him some good.
Check out footage of Terrence Howard’s interview on the next page. What do you think of his claims about Black media? Were outlets too harsh when reporting on his divorce?
Zooey Deschanel, Lindsay Lohan, Bruce Willis and Scarlett Johansson… want to know what they all have in common? They all attempted that rocky transition from actor to singer, some conquering this territory with success, but many failing spectacularly. The urge for actors to test their talents in other realms is an understandable one. It makes sense that if you’re celebrated for talents in one area, you surmise that you have what it takes to flourish in other arenas. The aforementioned actors are just a shortlist of individuals who’ve attempted the crossover, read on to find out which African American singers have dabbled into singing.
Howard’s performance as an actor and rapper in the acclaimed film Hustle & Flow earned him an Academy Award nomination and recognition for his…well, flow. He followed the film with the release of his first studio album, Shine Through It –which presents music that is far different than what’s featured in the film. Most often described as experimental, the album features soft-rock, R&B and soul sounds.
When Terrence Howard landed the coveted role as Col. James Rhodes in 2008 blockbuster, Iron Man, he believed that his career would only continue to flourish from there. But, when producers put out a sequel to the film and made the decision to replace the Hustle & Flow actor with Don Cheadle, well, it kind of put a damper on things.
According to the Huffington Post, Hollywood whispers suggest that Howard was replaced by Cheadle as a result of Howard’s failure to see eye-to-eye with Iron Man director Jon Farvreau and Marvel executives. Although he initially conveyed his departure from the Marvel saga as mutually amicable, he recently revealed to Hollywood.com that the snub “killed” his career. When asked by the site’s reporter about one of the worst things he’s witnessed in his life, he referenced Iron Man.
“Well, the worst thing I’ve witnessed was Iron Man killing my career,” he semi-humorously expressed.
“They tried to, they tried to,” he seriously continued.
The actor went a bit more in depth about the Iron Man controversy, exactly how it has impacted his career and what he’s learned from the experience, during an interview with Spanish entertainment site, Desde Hollywood. An English translation of his explanation reads:
“It’s similar to what happens with my character in this movie [Dead Man Down]: He had lost a lot. Thought he was maintaining and holding his ground. All the things he was building his future on was not going to sustain him. Unfortunately he went after and tried to seek his own revenge.”
“I had a decision to make. I could have sought revenge against Marvel and all. But I learned something in life. You know? That everything is controlled by this wave particle theory. Often times when we are moving up in this wave field we are looking up. But the moment that we are reaching the descent we are still looking up. Guess what: we are falling. But if you turn and orient yourself in the direction that you are going in, you will gain momentum and a great deal of inertia so you reflect off the valley and you miss the next two or three downward falls.”
“I love the fact that Iron Man put me on a world stage and tested my strength of character. Because I chose not to fight back, not to deal with the allegations, but to continue forward and do what I had to do. I had to start all over: went from making $6 million a movie, back to $60 thousand a movie. But as long as you don’t give up you are able… I’ll make $20 million soon. Because I have learned the lessons of yesterday.”
What do you think of Terrence blaming Iron Man for the demise of his career?