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Vivica Fox Says Even Though 50 Cent Was The One, She Refused To Settle For His Shenanigans: “Sometimes We’re Afraid To Be Alone”
We told you over the weekend that on an upcoming episode of “The Meredith Vieira Show,” Vivica Fox was going to reveal that out of all the men who have come and gone in her love life, 50 Cent was THE one. In case you missed that post, she said that dating the rapper was very difficult, and even though she had fallen hard for him, she had to move on from 50 because he was “just not right for me.”
Well, the full episode aired yesterday, and not only did Fox say that he was the love of her life, but she also shared, while fighting back tears, what she learned after she realized that while he might have been what she wanted, he wasn’t what she needed. This is what she had to say about the rapper being her biggest mistake, or in the words of Sheryl Crow, Fox’s “Favorite Mistake.”
“Even though he is absolutely the love of my life, dating 50 Cent was difficult. I really, really cared for him. I loved him very much and I always will, but he just wasn’t right for me. And that’s hard when you really, really love a person in your heart and you want to be with them, but you finally have to say, ‘He’s just not right for me.’ I wish him the best. He is amazing, and baby, he fine, but to just know that if you love someone, to just know that they’re not right for you. Sometimes love ain’t always right. The heart wants what it wants, but sometimes it’s just not right.”
Vieira went on to ask Fox what she learned once that relationship came to an end, and the actress said that she was reminded not to settle:
“To trust in my heart, and to know to take the time not to settle. I think as women sometimes we’re afraid to be alone. Or we think, ‘Oh my God, he’s a great catch!’ But make sure you’re not dating his agent. Make sure you’re dating him. Because you know the first three months, they’ll show you all the bells and whistles, and then the real one shows up. And that goes for guys and girls, because there are some girls who got some trick bags too!”
Check out that part of their chat below and share your thoughts. Auntie Viv was preachin’ about folks and their “agents”!
It was some time ago, but you may remember when rapper 50 Cent and Vivica Fox turned up on someone’s red carpet officially declaring they were a couple back in 2003. They had a nasty breakup that same year, both trashing each other’s names in the after math, with 50 labeling her a stalker and Vivica fighting back saying she was sexy long before hooking up with Mr. “It’s Ya Birthday” himself. But Fox recently revealed that there’s no love lost…in fact she might just have to see the G-Unit rapper next lifetime.
“He is absolutely the love of my life,” the 50 year-old Celebrity Apprentice alum admitted to journalist Meredith Vierra on her talk show in an episode scheduled to air Monday, February 16. Vivica explains that dating the performer was “difficult.” Both stars have said in the past that the demise of the relationship was due to conflicting schedules and the challenges that can come with maintaining a relationship while building a career.
“I really, really cared for him and I loved him very, very much and I always will, but he just wasn’t right for me.”
“That’s hard when you really, really love a person in your heart, you want to be with them, but you finally have to say, ‘He’s just not right for me.’”
Fox spoke honestly about her feelings for the 39-year-old rapper who made headlines last year mostly for the strained relationship he has with his oldest son, Marquise. He is also father to 16-month-old Sire whom he parents with girlfriend Daphne Joy.
“I wish him the best, he is amazing and baby, he’s fine, but… sometimes love ain’t always right,” she revealed. “The heart wants what it wants, but sometimes it’s just not right.”
50 Cent must have put the thang down on Ms. Fox, but it’s nice that she can put her pride to the side to talk openly and honestly about how much the relationship affected her. We’re glad they’ve been able to move on for the better.
Now that Vivica Fox essentially fired herself from “Celebrity Apprentice,” she’s making her rounds on the talk show circuit. She swung by “The Wendy Williams Show” as well as Huffington Post Live to talk about her tenure on the show, how she’s managed to maintain a career in the entertainment industry and of course, her on-going beef with Kenya Moore.
Check out a couple of highlights from her interviews.
First, her “Wendy Williams” appearance:
Wendy: At what point did you realize that she stole your phone?
Vivica: Let me answer a couple of things for you guys. A lot of people are saying how did she get her phone and get into her phone. I’m used to be around people I trust. So I didn’t have a lock on my phone. I didn’t. I had just gotten my phone and I’m used to handing my phone to the assistant, to the make up artist–I got legitimate things going on, ok?
And so when I sat my phone down, they rushed me out to go do an interview and when I came back, it was gone. We tore up that room, looking for my phone. And guess who was the one person who had their back turned and didn’t bother to help.
Kenya’s comments about menopause…Kenya is only seven years younger than us, so you’re on your way.
Yes, it’s going to happen to you too boo. But for me, it made me take better care of myself, workout, drink more water. You just push through. It happens! It is life.
Kenya’s Malificent plastic surgery reference. Do you think that she crossed the line?
I just need to say this. If this reminds you of Malificent, it made 700 million dollars worldwide, so thanks for the comparison boo.
Then, on her interview with Huffington Post Live, she dug a little bit deeper about Kenya’s real issue, not just with Vivica, but with herself.
That one there, she’s something else. And it’s sad because I’ve known Kenya for a very long time, when she won the crown, Miss America or Miss USA–whichever one it was. But the Kenya Moore that I knew then is absolutely nothing like the Kenya Moore now.
Huff Post Host, Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani: How has she changed?
Well, desperate times call for desperate measures. And she’s been rewarded for bad behavior. So I think what happens is, it’s like an addict, they keep pushing, they keep pushing and she lives scandal after scandal that’s how she gets down. Myself, I do the work. I have talent and I’m glad that I get to go back to doing movies, doing legit projects that I produce and star in.
Do you feel like she has enough talent to be anywhere on your level?
Do I think she what?
Well, and there you have it. Silence is in the room.
Well, you can look at my resume and look at hers. You know. I don’t like to be the mean girl but the thing that was most upsetting about Kenya was that she doesn’t show respect. I’ve been doing this for 25 years and I’ve done the work. I think at one point she said that I have limited talent and that was just like…wooo.
You can watch Vivica’s full interview in the video below.
“That’s A Dirty A** B***h”: Vivica Fox And Kenya Moore Go At It On “Celebrity Apprentice” Over Phonegate
For months we’ve heard about the issues between Kenya Moore and Vivica Fox, but we finally had the chance to see them unfold before us on last night’s episode of “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Moore had to team up with Fox to work on a campaign for King’s Hawaiian Buns, and she was the project manager for Team Vortex. When they went with Moore’s theme that “buns are like butts,” an idea the company was NOT feeling, their team lost the challenge and had to face Donald Trump in the boardroom (Moore, Fox and Geraldo Rivera were specifically put on the spot). Things started out civil between the women, but when Moore tried to claim that Fox wasn’t a team player because she was dealing with menopause, Fox went off.
“That’s a dirty a** b***ch right there. That’s why I tried to tell you that this child has toxic tendencies. You are just a toxic trick!”
Moore tried to stay above the name calling in front of Donald Trump, but she didn’t have a problem with calling Fox “ghetto”:
“Oh my God, really? This is not the ghetto. Please don’t take it there.”
But Fox was not trying to hear it:
“You’re there, honey. That’s the only place you can be prevalent in, honey. Baby, I’m an international star. You’re a ghetto star. Don’t do that.”
The whole menopause conversation came up because Moore claimed that Fox sent out a tweet saying that she had been “acting a damn fool” because of such a stage in life. But Fox said that her phone went missing for some time, a claim that Rivera backed her up on, and that she never tweeted out anything like that. In fact, Fox says that she rarely tweets in general. It was Fox’s belief that Moore is the one who took her phone and sent the tweet.
After some thought, Donald Trump decided to send Moore home, despite Fox having five different losses in the competition so far, and Moore being pretty successful in the past. It didn’t help that Trump had to ask Moore beforehand, “Why are you so mean to everyone?”
When Moore was sent packing, she tried to pretend like she wanted to extend an olive branch to Fox, but things didn’t go as planned. Fox let her know how she really felt:
“I could care less. Bounce. Trick. She stole my phone. I’m glad they saw you for who the hell you are. Bye, trick.”
Watch the scene in full, starting around the 33 minute mark:
Time for you to figure out, as Fox says, who was “living a lie all day…”
As the Bill Cosby scandal continues to make national headlines, more celebrities who know the comedian personally are being asked to take a stance.
During a recent appearance on “Meredith,” actress Vivica A. Fox offered her take on the controversy. She started by praising her “Celebrity Apprentice” co-star Keshia Knight Pulliam for the way that she handled being questioned about the controversy.
“[She handled it] like a class act,” said the 50-year-old reality star. “It’s part of it that they would attach her name to Mr. Cosby because they have history together.”
She went on to say that during her time spent with Cosby, he never behaved inappropriately.
“I’ve worked on ‘The Cosby Show’and was honored to do the show,” she added. “I have to agree with Keisha: The man I met was nothing like the man they are describing. He was nice, kind. There were no sexual overtones.”
Lastly, Vivica expressed her support Cosby.
“I defend him, and I stand by him as well, too.”
It’ll be interesting to see how the public and Cosby’s accusers respond to her comments.
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Reverend Al Sharpton has announced the formation of the Hollywood Diversity Task Force in direct response to the racially insensitive emails Sony executives sent to one another about President Obama, Kevin Hart and other Black entertainers. For example, as we previously reported:
“In a leaked email exchange between Sony Pictures executives, Clint Culpepper rips into Kevin Hart and refers to him as a ‘whore’ for requesting more than the $3 million he was paid to appear in a film to tweet about the project.”
The Force plans to combat the systematic racism that still prevails in modern Hollywood by advising them how be more inclusive toward Black entertainers and audiences. The selected members of the Force are: former Fox head of diversity, Ron Taylor; CEO and founder of Hollywood Black Film Festival, Tanya Kersey; Nobel Laureate, Dr. Woodrow Clark; producer/director Jean Claude LaMarre; Rev. K.W Tulloss of the National Action Network; actress/producer, Vivica A. Fox; Pastor William Smart Jr, of Southern Christian Leadership Conference; and author/filmmaker Gary Hardwick.
In a statement actor Jean Claude LaMarre who was worked with Sony said:
“As a 15-year veteran of this business, first as an actor then as a director, this is not only an important step in the right direction for Sony, it’s a necessary step.”
The Task Force plans to meet with Sony executive Amy Pascal later this month to discuss how Sony can change their business practices in regards to people of color. Below is a picture of a few of the Task Force members.
Kenya Moore seems to make enemies wherever she goes. And her spot on celebrity apprentice is no different. This time it was Vivica Fox who she sunk her claws into.
Earlier in the year we told you about Kenya stealing Vivica’s smartphone in the middle of filming an episode of the show.
While filming for the series has ended, now that the show is airing on NBC, Vivica is reliving all of that madness. And she still feels a way about it. She took to Twitter to air out her frustrations.
— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) January 6, 2015
But Vivica Fox isn’t the only one lobbying these allegations against Kenya. When Geraldo Rivera was on “Good Morning America” he also said he witnessed some criminal activity.
— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) January 6, 2015
And in the most surprising move of all, Kenya chose not to clapback directly. Instead, a day later she posted this subliminal message on her Instagram page.
And then today:
Truth of the matter is that Kenya has issues with so many different people, this could have been directed at anyone.
“I Had To Learn To Stop Dating Little Boys” Vivica Fox Talks Love Life And Missing Motherhood With Oprah
This Sunday, Vivica Fox will sit down with Oprah for her “Where Are They Now” episode. Vivica’s a charismatic lady so you know she and Oprah gelled well together. Plus, Oprah’s able to ask questions most of us can’t get away with. Anyway, during their sit-down she asked Vivica did she ever regret the fact that she didn’t become a mother and her answer was very candid and a bit sad, actually. See what she had to say.
Oprah: Do you ever miss being a mother?
Vivica: Of course.
Vivica: If that’s the biggest regret of my life that I have was that I didn’t have a child but I’m a good godmother.
Vivica: Oh yeah, I bring the best gifts and throw the best parties. If that’s the one thing that I have a regret about, that would be that I didn’t have a child.
Oprah: I didn’t expect that answer.
Vivica: Yeah, that’s the only thing. I’ll never forget seeing Halle on the red carpet and she’d just had Nahla. And I said, “Wow she so beautiful.” She said, “Vivica if I knew then what I know now I would’ve had 5 of them.” And she said the joy I see in her eyes is just like no other high that I’ve ever experienced so I don’t get to see my eyes in a child.
Wow. It’s so beautiful but also really unfortunate for Vivica, considering it seems like it was clearly something she wanted for her life.
But on a lighter, much more hilarious note, Oprah asked her one of her staple questions: what do you know now that you wish you knew then. I would think Vivica would speak about something in her career. Instead, the conversation veered off into her love life and how she used to get completely distracted by a six pack and a smile.
Oprah: What do you know now, that you wish you had known then that could have saved you so much time?
Vivica: Just to have a little bit more patience. Not to basically fall in love so quick. I have a tendency– I would jump into the shallow end of the pool head first. Now I’m a little bit more cautious with getting to know people, especially for my love life.
Oprah: So what are you now looking for that you weren’t then?
Vivica: Gosh, a man more than anything else. I had to learn to stop dating little boys. I had to learn to stop falling in love with a six pack and a smile, honey. It used to just be the curse for your girl. I did honey. if a six pack and smile came my way, I was just the worse.
I can’t help but think of at least a couple of men she’s referencing. *Calls 50 Cent and Vivica’s former fiancé Omar “Slimm” White to mind.* I know she’s happy to be out of that phase…
You can watch these clips from the interview in the videos on the next page.
If it’s one thing Kenya Moore knows how to do, it’s make new enemies. As you know it’s been reported that the RHOA star is on the upcoming season of “Celebrity Apprentice” and though the show has yet to air, she’s already found herself in trouble with her competition. I don’t know what Kenya thought but apparently she set her sights on taking down fellow contestant Vivica Fox. Lawd why? Everyone knows that Vivica is as sweet as can be until you take her there. And then the hood comes out.
Apparently Kenya didn’t get the memo or was still going to test the waters because on the show she came for the veteran actress in the most juvenile way imaginable. She stole her phone.
And she stole it to tweet this message.
“This menopause id [sic] killing me I can’t think straight, im acting a damn fool half the time 50 just isn’t sexy.”
The tweet was deleted but according to the Daily Mail, all hell broke loose on set afterward.
“It was World War III on that set. Vivica cursed her out so bad that the entire set was speechless, even Kenya.”
And apparently Trump didn’t take too well to Kenya’s antics. Her firing was more severe than usual as he told her, “You’re the most evil woman I’ve ever met in my life.”
Sadly, Vivica wasn’t the only person Kenya tried to bait. She also antagonized Keisha Knight Pulliam. Smh. Who beefs with Rudy?!
Vivica’s phone was stolen last month. But in response to the news coming out recently, Fox posted this image on her Instagram.
For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a shot from her movie Two Can Play That Game.
She included the caption: “REALLY? The truth will be revealed very soon TRICK!! I’m just saying! MY PHONE WAS STOLEN BY U!!”
Lawd… It’s a shame black women act like this on television but someone like Kenya brings the worst out of people. And if she’s going to act a fool, I hope the cameras caught Vivica checking her.
As of now the official cast of this season as well as an air date for “Celebrity Apprentice” has yet to be announced but please believe we’ll keep you posted.
Good news! After so much success catching up with the underrated and often off-the-radar music stars in music with Unsung, TV One is about to bring us Unsung Hollywood. Same format, but giving us a back story on all the ups and downs of the careers and lives of black folks we love from TV and film. They already have episodes with Pam Grier, Kadeem Hardison and Robin Harris (to name a few) on deck, but we couldn’t help but throw a few options of stars they need to also profile out there. Check ‘em out!
Talk about a beauty. Dorothy Dandridge was the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award, but the road to getting the nomination, and how life went for her after the fact wasn’t easy. Dandridge had the type of story that (if any of her colleagues are still alive to tell it) had everything from financial struggles (accountants swindled her out of thousands and she owed back taxes), nervous breakdowns, affairs, career explosions and moments that stalled, and the reinvention of her career later in life. She only lived 42 years, but her life and career has been one that has influenced everyone from Halle Berry, Cicely Tyson and more.