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1997. That was the year that I first made Wesley Jonathan my imaginary boo in my head after I locked eyes on him when he was the star of the NBC sitcom City Guys. It was the “urban” version of Saved By The Bell and the show was what I flocked to every Saturday morning, too ready to sing the “Roll With The City Guys” theme song as the show started.
We’re far from 1997 at this point, but somehow, some way, Wesley Jonathan is still fine as that “thang.” In fact, in all that time, he’s become a fitness fiend, and his six pack, plump pecs and tight arms show off all his hard work. These days, aside from working out on the beach, Jonathan is back on television, co-star of the popular TV Land sitcom, The Soul Man with Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash. He’s also expecting a child and had this to say about his thoughts on fatherhood:
“The most frightening thing about expecting a child is whether or not you’re going to be a good parent. Are you going to be able to raise a decent human being and citizen of mankind? The other fear is, God forbid, losing your child to some accident or some crazy madness. God has blessed us to be able to procreate, [and so we have to] let instincts and mother nature take its course. Everything should be alright.”
And he’s going to be a great, and super fine dad! Check out all the reasons why we still crush on Jonathan in our gallery.
Ever looked at someone and at first glance, they were just okay, but at a different angle, in a different situation, or whatever happened, they all of a sudden looked good as all get out? It happens more than we think, especially when a man gets a makeover, grows some nice muscles we didn’t see coming and puts some Chapstick on (I was kidding on that last one, but it does help!). Check out these 10 fellas whose good looks crept up on us and now we just can’t get enough. Call a sista!
I guess if you’ve been a ride or die fan of Nas since Illmatic, you probably picked up on the fact that Nas is more than just a man who can rhyme very well, he’s a FINE man who can rhyme very well. I think it was just the very baggy clothes and the ruggedness back then that had some scratching their heads when other women would squeal, “GIRL, Nas is FINE!” But the older he gets, the more we hear that voice, the more we can’t help but wish we knew Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones a little better outside of the music. And granted, we’re not fans of the way things fell apart with Kelis, but that still doesn’t take away from the fact that those lips are a gift. Man oh man…
TV Land’s latest comedy “The Sou Man” starring Cedric The Entertainer and Niecey Nash is getting a lot of great buzz leading up to tonight’s premiere. Cedric plays a soul singer who decided to follow his heart and pursue a new life as a preacher. Problem is that his wife and daughter are not neccessarily feeling the change in direction.
Madame Noire got to visit the set of the new sitcom and talk to Cee Lo Green, who was filming a guest spot on the show, and actor Wesley Jonathan (“Roll Bounce”) who plays the Soul Man’s younger brother. Check it out.
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“Dysfunctional Friends” looks like it has the makings of a Tyler Perry movie, as some of er’body has been added to the cast — including “Single Ladies” veteran Stacey Dash and NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens. Art doesn’t totally imitate life, though. Owens plays a football star in the film who’s recently been traded to a team in Ontario, banking $4 million. Off-screen, he’s a player without a team, attempting to get his child support payments lowered.
The movie is a drama/comedy about college friends who reunite after someone in their group passes away. In the clip below, we see an awkward interaction between T.O.’s character Jackson, Lisa (played by Stacey Dash), and an old acquaintance. Other stars in the ensemble cast include Tatyana Ali, Jason Weaver, Wesley Jonathan, Stacy Kiebler, Hosea Chanchez, Essence Atkins, Persia white, Meagan Good, Reagan Gomez, and more.
I get the made-for-TV movie feel from this one, myself. But what do you think? Could “Dysfunctional Friends” be worth a trip to the theater? Make a decision because this black “Big Chill” is NOT going direct to DVD.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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There are movies like “Inception” and “The Matrix” that will have holding your head and questioning the meaning of life. Then there are movies that appeal to your simple nature. The part of you that just wants to indulge in good laugh or two. “Speed-Dating” is that movie. The straight-to-DVD flick features familiar faces that translate to an often random, laughter producing film.
It begins with an introduction to the film’s three main characters: Too Cool (Wesley Jonathan), Dog (Chico Benymon- best known as Spencer on Half and Half), and Beaver (Leonard Robinson, from Wild N’ Out). Dog and Beaver are struggling to keep their night club open and decide to start hosting speed dating events to get the club popping once more. From jump we know that Too Cool is the mack of the film, taking women home every night. But of course they can’t stay. After a few hours of Hot time the women descend his spiraling staircase as they view the words “walk of shame” plastered on the wall. Dog tries to be a mack but his aggressive, tongue wagging approach and his affection for biting can be a little off putting. Lastly there’s Beaver who struggles with the ladies and is constantly derided by Dog about his sexuality. So much so, that he has a “coming out” party to determine if he really is gay.
Sounds a little all over the place right? Well it is, but not in a distracting way. Despite the myriad of characters that walk in and out of the movie, it’s not hard to keep up and they all provide some type of comedic levity, with the exception of the break/tap dancing kitchen staff. Huh?
Either way as the plot thickens the men find love in (predictably) unexpected places and Too Cool deals with his issues of love, trust and abandonment associated with his mother (Holly Robinson Peete.) Yeah, it gets a little heavy at times.
Overall the film is the slapstick comedy we all need every once in a while. It’s corny but it’s consistently corny peppered with moments of unrealistic action that will have you wanting to rewind to see if that really did just happen. It did. It could easily become that one movie you consistently have to justify owning. But your efforts only make you love it more.
The most surprising and refreshing part of the movie came during the special features. The cast and producer, Mekita Faiye,who also plays one of Too Cool’s love interests, spoke at a LA college about the passion, hustle, and humiliation associated with the acting business. All jokes were put aside as the comedians talked about rejection, supporting their families and the importance of having your own in Hollywood. Completely unexpected but definitely appreciated.