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As we all know (and as we’ve documented a lot on this site), “Empire” is a pretty huge hit for Fox. And while I could say that nobody is happier about that then the folks at Fox, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, there just might be someone who is a bit more geeked up over this show’s success: Tyrese.
Tyrese co-starred with Taraji P. Henson in Baby Boy in 2001, and since then, they’ve been very close–so close that people often wonder why they haven’t tried to make this whole ‘love’ thing work. But anywho, the actor took to his Instagram page late last week to show love to Henson for killing it in her role as Cookie Lyon on “Empire.” He also celebrated the fact that, according to him, Henson didn’t have to sleep her way to the top like other actresses do. Instead, she just focused on putting in the work all these years:
We started our journey together – I got my ears to the streets – she's winning…. She's being celebrated in a new capacity, and there's no one in the WORLD more proud….. It's good to see GOOD people who haven't slept around to get there MAKE IT in this town called Hollywood…. If you ladies need someone to look up to……. Single mother from DC college graduate paid her dues did it the RIGHT WAY….. Now she's killin….. Shout to my better half… My ride or die…:: Oscar nominated @TarajiPHenson aka Yvette make sure yall tune in on Wed to watch her new #1 show #EMPIRE my proudest post of #2015
That was so sweet! Now I’m just trying to figure out whether or not he’s about to start dropping names for these folks he claims dropped it like its hot for some jobs…
But we do agree with Tyrese about Henson deserving all the success she’s having with the show. Definitely one of our new favorites!
Last month, many began to wonder if there was something romantic going on between Tyrese and Sanaa Lathan. The rumors began circulating after the pair was seen leaving The Cheesecake Factory last month. Some have also claimed to have witnessed the two of them during another romantic outing at Pizzeria Mozza in Hollywood. Tyrese’s refusal to answer questions regarding the status of his relationship with the beauty only seemed to add fuel to fire. But as we know, things aren’t always as they appear.
Sanaa recently set the record straight about their relationship and according to the actress, they’re nothing but friends.
“We’re friends,” she told Hip Hollywood. “We were having dinner and you know how they do.”
She went on to say that she’s flattered that fans want her to find love so badly.
“I mean, I love that people want something to happen with me. That’s great. I mean, you know, bring it on!”
Well, I guess that’s that.
Here is something we wouldn’t have expected. TMZ is reporting that R&B singer turned actor Tyrese and actress Sanaa Lathan are romantically involved. TMZ’s cameraman caught Tyrese leaving the Cheesecake Factory on Wednesday night. And he asked Tyrese if the two were indeed an item. Tyrese seemed annoyed walking to his car and in response to the videographer’s questions kept saying “C’mon man.”
But sure enough, as he pulled out of the parking lot, we see that Sanaa was riding shotgun.
Apparently, this wasn’t the first time they’d been out. Sources told TMZ that the two went out to dinner in Pizzeria Mozza in Hollywood on Monday and then again on Wednesday.
Interestingly, Sanaa uploaded a picture of herself later on Instagram, showcasing her new jeans, and more sources claim it was taken inside of Tyrese’s house.
Can’t say I ever…evah thought she and Tyrese would be a thang. But stranger things have happened.
Watch the video of the two leaving The Cheesecake Factory below and the picture of Sanaa allegedly in his house.
What do you think about the speculation? Are these two an item?
There are some men in Hollywood whose good looks keep us captivated. Hey Idris! What’s going on Michael (Ealy or Jordan, either one works)? Heeeey Morris…
And then there are those men who we know look good, but don’t act right. And I’m sorry, but there’s nothing less attractive than a fine person who revels in foolishness and drama. Need some examples? We’ve got you covered:
Remember him? One minute every woman was fawning over Isaiah Mustafa in those Old Spice commericals, and the next minute, he was pariah #1. At the height of his 15 minutes of fame (which included some TV and film appearances), Mustafah made the big mistake of talking about “good hair” when speaking on what he wants in a future partner:
“I want my kids to have nice hair so she better have good hair. Cause, I don’t know if you’ve checked my hair out lately. Aside from today it’s normally nice. Today it’s slightly nappy.”
He’s picked up guest starring roles here and there on TV shows, but things haven’t been the same for America’s former sweetheart.
So “Wild N’ Out” comedian Carlos “Spanky” Hayes recently claimed that he auditioned for the role of “Jody” in John Singleton’s Baby Boy. According to Hayes, after competing against 30 actors, producers narrowed it down to him and Tyrese.
“I f*cking love both of you guys,” Hayes claims one of the producers said. “Both of you guys are talented. But which one of you guys are going to suck my c*ck?”
Hayes never actually mentioned Tyrese’s name, but we all know who ended up with the lead role in Baby Boy, so there you go.
Once Tyrese caught wind Spanky’s accusation, he responded with a video of his own, which he kicks off by saying, “You know you done f*cked up right?” As he walks around his spacious home with a fur blanket draped around him, he pretty much tells Spanky that he just committed career suicide and then runs down all of the reasons why Spanky’s story isn’t true.
“What man wakes up and says, “You know what? Today, I want to end my career. Today, I want to figure out a way to stop my kids from eating. Today, I want to commit career suicide.” You know you done f*cked up right?
Let me explain to y’all. First of all, you claim — ha! ha! — you claim there was an audition with 30 men. That’s a lot of dudes fighting for one role, but I understand. Let me tell you something you don’t know. First of all, the role for Baby Boy was written, directed and produced by John Singleton. It was written for Tupac. That’s a factual fact. When Tupac was killed, he only had one person in mind to play Baby Boy. It wasn’t them. It wasn’t you. N*gga it was me.”
He went on to say that while he did audition for the role of “Jody,” it was not the kind of audition that Spanky described.
“I did audition, but it wasn’t the audition that you claimed I did. The audition I did was me, who already had the role for Baby Boy, showing up for an audition to find the woman who ended up playing my mother. And we discovered my favorite woman in the whole world, Taraji P. Henson. So at what point, did it narrow down to you versus me? You just said some dumba** sh*t.”
Tyrese then claimed that when he auditioned for Baby Boy, Spanky was probably only about 13 years old, which further debunks Spanky’s story.
Check out his video response below.
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“I Never Want To Work With Him Again”: Co-Stars Of Some Of Your Favorite Movies Who Didn’t Get Along At All Off-Camera
We told you last month about television co-stars who might have had successful shows, but couldn’t seem to get along off-camera. This is more common than you think. Actors from some very successful films over the years only had to work together for a few weeks or months, but the individuals on this list were throwing verbal grenades and actual physical punches at one another. Here are 10 epic co-star feuds from over the years.
Jamie Foxx And LL Cool J
They had issue on-screen, and unfortunately, Jamie Foxx and LL Cool J had issues off-screen as well while filming Any Given Sunday. While filming a scene at Miami’s Pro Player Stadium, the rapper punched Foxx in the face (while they were both wearing helmets). As the story went, things got a little out of hand, but both men agreed that if LL was going to punch Foxx again for a scene, he would warn him. However, Foxx claimed that after their squabble, the rapper hit him in the back of the head as he was walking away. Foxx turned around and punched LL in the face. Police were called, and it was all in the news back in ’99. But today, Foxx says he and LL are friendly again. “When you’re grown, you don’t really have time for all that. When you’re young, it’s cool to have your emotions on your chest. But we’re grown now.”
Good news ladies and gents, R&B singer August Alsina is being discharged from the hospital yesterday, after a week in the hospital. After falling off a stage during his Testimony Live Tour and being placed in a medically-induced coma for three days, Alsina was well enough to be released.
Healthy enough to b Discharged from the hospital today… Scariest time of my life.. but im a soulja & so is God.Thankyou for your prayers.
— August Alsina (@AugustAlsina) September 23, 2014
And posted this picture and caption on Instagram:
Recovery, it’s a process. I woke from a coma.. God gave me a second chance at life & I’d like to thank each and every person that sent any form and expression of love thru gift, card, flowers or simply your kind words and prayers. I’m a hustler, I’m a worker, I overwork myself at times but I’m a survivor and still here by the grace of God and your prayers. #AlsinaNation #Squadd We still here & time to go harder!
This incident ended up being far more serious than we initially thought, so we’re glad to hear that August is well enough to go home. But we certainly hope and pray he continues to get the rest, nutrition and possible treatment he needs in the future so he doesn’t end up in this same predicament again.
Check out the celebrities who wished August well via Instagram.
Tyrese Gibson owes more than $83K to a woman who claims he ruined her life after she wrote a book about his mom … but Tyrese says the author is the one who’s guilty of taking advantage of his mother.
Cynthia Banks claims she befriended Tyrese’s mom Priscilla a few years back … and agreed to write a book about Priscilla’s 27-year struggle with alcoholism. Banks says the Gibson children cooperated with her on the book — except Tyrese, who publicly trashed the author and ruined her reputation.
Banks filed a lawsuit against him in Texas, where she lived … but when he failed to respond to the suit, a judge awarded her $75K.
Banks says Tyrese never paid — so now she’s coming after him in California. She’s asking an L.A. judge to order him to fork over the money, which has ballooned to $83K due to interest charges.
Read about this case at TMZ.com
Let me start this post off by saying that there will always be a sweet spot in my heart for Tyrese. Ever since he got on that bus and sang an ode to Coca Cola, he was my first celebrity crush. In fact, my soon to be ex-husband and I made his song “What am I Gonna Do” (along with Usher’s “There Goes My Baby“) our relationship anthems as we drove to the courthouse and got married. I am proud of the fact that Tyrese has maintained his success without compromising himself.
With all that said… let’s get into this reality television blaming that he’s doing.
Now, I’m usually not up in arms about most of Tyrese’s advice. When he mentioned about how women needed to work out more and saying that if you’re fat, you earned it, I thought: “I’m still carrying my baby weight because I’m not working out and I like cheeseburgers.” It was true for me.
So when his latest video of advice popped up, I wanted to check it out for myself to see what he was saying.
Now, I agreed with a good portion of it. In fact, I wrote about how when people feed themselves mentally with too much crazy reality television that, if they’re not careful, they can begin to mimic the behavior thinking that it’s normal to behave in that manner. It was one of my first articles with this site.
But my head stopped nodding abruptly when he started going in on the correlation of reality shows and their effect on married women’s mental capacity.
“What ends up happening is you’re at home and you’re looking at shows like ‘The Housewives’ and all of these different reality TV shows and in your mind, this reality becomes reality,” he expressed. “You find yourself arguing and having issues at your house and in your marriage and in your family that are directly influenced from the sh*t that you’re seeing on TV. You don’t even know it.”
“You, as a woman, you’re sitting there watching TV and you’re witnessing in which women complain and have issues and conflicts in their marriages that are filmed on a reality show. And they’re directly influencing issues and conflicts that are being created in your house.”
Err… what? But he continues:
“That is not your f**ing marriage. Those are not your issues. That is not your situation. You have what you have with your husband. That is your family. Those are your kids. That is your situation that you created. So, the fact that you’re allowing these outside images and reality TV shows and blogs and websites and all of this negative stuff that is being constantly fed on all social media [and] all over television everywhere to influence how you feel about your husband, your own family, or your wife is wrong,” he reasoned. “I believe it is a direct orchestration of the devil’s work. That’s how I feel. That’s my opinion.”
“Think of how many arguments were sparked and created from some sh*t you seen on TV,” he continued.
*Sigh* Okay, let’s do this:
First, I’m not going to make him try to qualify his opinions. That’s how he feels and he has a right to that. However, here’s how I feel:
That’s utter bullsh*t. That was just insulting, for the simple fact that he is putting all of the blame on women and our weak minds that for some reason can’t decipher between entertainment and our own marriages/relationships. Us women are too fragile to watch the power hungry argumentative women that we decide to attack our husbands how they attack their mates. Please note the extreme sarcasm in that sentence.
This entire situation just illuminates the way society sees women. Hundreds of years ago we were sheltered because we were the “fairer sex.” Men wanted to shield us from the rough reality, because they didn’t think we could handle it. Now that we’re Rosie-the-Riveter-ing it up, our mental faculties are still being questioned.
If you think that women are so impressionable, what about the men? What about the men who see their favorite rap stars blow racks on racks in strip clubs and are mimicking them? Do you blame them? What about the men who sing along to songs that glorify adultery and the need for men to have sidechicks? They’re not the problem, right? Oh, what about the men who glorify the pimp culture? The culture that emphasizes that women are property and need to be controlled (sometimes through brute force) if they step out of hand. These men are just having perfect marriages… until their wives start watching reality television, that is.
On this two way road of life that both genders are travelling on, why is it decided that women are the only ones in need of direction?
At the end, it just puts all the blame on women, and pacifies the role the men play in a marriage ending.
But let me close out by saying this:
As a woman who is currently paying for her divorce, there was no outside force that tore my marriage apart. It was both of us in our union that contributed to the demise of our marriage. In fact, sometimes it boggles my mind to know that after only paying about $30 to get married, it’s costing me significantly more than that to get my life back on track. The courts make it difficult to end a marriage. You have to work to get your freedom back. So if a woman is divorcing her husband, please believe that there was more than the outside influence of a reality show to drive her to enter into the soul-crushing process that is divorce.
But, we can agree to disagree.
Kendra Koger loved that Coca Cola commercial, but loves Dr. Pepper and twitter @kkoger.
Last week, Porsha Williams made headlines for some comments she made during an old sermon that resurfaced on the Internet.
“So don’t let the devil tell you, you ain’t worthy of God’s blessings. He wants to use you no matter what. That’s why we Christians supposed to be telling the hooker on the street, the drug dealer, the person in the hospital who’s trying to commit suicide, the gays the lesbians. We’re supposed to be trying to save them and tell them ‘You are worthy!’ God can use you. God can use me,” Porsha said in the sermon.
During a recent interview with Big Tigger, Porsha made another attempt to clarify her statement and discussed the backlash she received once the video resurfaced. According to Porsha, people distorted her words.
“The way that they showed the footage, it was literally a 45-minute speech, they showed maybe 15 seconds,” the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star explained. “I was speaking to the congregation and what I was saying was, I know that God loves everybody and at the end of the day if we’re Christians, we shouldn’t only go out and minister to who we want to minister to. We have to tell everybody that God loves them.”
The “Flatline” singer went on to explain that she was not speaking from a place of judgement.
“It was a speech about salvation,” she continued. “It was really spun the wrong way and it hurt me, I was really hurt over two days over that situation. I have a lot of friends who live their lives and I don’t judge anybody, we are not to judge anybody at the end of the day and that was just press that was media that was switching the situation and that was evil to me.”
Switching gears, the reality star also discussed her new beau, who she promises to reveal to the public if she’s brought back for RHoA season seven.
“I really haven’t said yet who I’m dating. He is someone special. I’m not ready to say yet. I’ve been there before and put my relationship out there. If I’m signed again with Housewives, then of course, I’ll share the situation. But until then, you’ll just have to wait and see. I can tell you this, I’m loved and it’s a great feeling.”
As for Tyrese’s recent rant that shows like RHoA are ruining happy relationships, Porsha says:
“And then he tried to holla. Next. Child please, sit down.”
Watch Porsha’s interview below.