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There’s an underlying myth plaguing the African-American community that wearing one’s natural tresses is an impediment to success. In the case of Vanessa VanDyke, a 12-year-old girl threatened to be expelled due to her voluminous mane, many people deemed her natural hair to be “unprofessional.” But is the issue much deeper than this?
For centuries, the unique characteristics of Black women have been undermined by Eurocentric standards of beauty and we’ve all been wired to believe that somehow our hair — in its purest, natural state — affects our skills, abilities, and competence in the workplace. Check out some of the ladies who challenged these erroneous notions and grabbed success by the horns — coils, kinks, curls and all.
It looks like Olivia and Fitz might soon have some competition in the interracial love race thanks to Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Silverman and Iman and Andy.
The talk show host/producer/actress/comedian and producer Ben Silverman have sold a 30 minute rom-com style show to ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Iman & Andy will focus on the relationship between an interracial couple who are trying to keep their romance a big secret. No, not because they’re an interracial couple; you see, they work together and don’t want people all in their business (some of you know that well, I know). Their supervisor finds out and instead of it being some violation of work place ethics, he forces them to start a vlog so viewers (and their co-workers) can follow their now exposed relationship.
Well, it sounds like it could be an interesting concept. While interracial dating isn’t new on television (albeit still a bit taboo), their idea sounds a little more fun. In real life, people love checking out more personal vlogs on Youtube or other media outlets. Let’s not forget that men and women love talking relationships so if they keep it fairly genuine to everyday life, there will be situations that people can relate to and chat about at the coffee machine the next day.
Goldberg’s partner in the project Ben Silverman is also behind Sofia Vergara’s upcoming show on ABC, Raising Mom.
That title though…I don’t know. Every time I look at it, I think of Amos & Andy. Is it just me? Maybe it’s just a “working title” right now.
Anyway, there’s no debut date for Iman & Andy but we can probably keep an eye out for it Fall 2014 or Winter 2015.
Will you check it out?
In case you didn’t know, today is Whoopi Goldberg’s 58th birthday. And perhaps you’re aware but haven’t really thought about the national treasure that Whoopi Goldberg represents in the world. It’s ok boo, we’re sure you have a lot going on in your life. But since we’re always here for you, we’re going to remind you about the awesomeness that is Whoopi Goldberg.
Somebody is ready to remove her foot from her mouth.
We told you on Wednesday about Sharon Osbourne and the ladies of The Talk appearing on the The Arsenio Hall Show earlier in the week, and how she made the poor choice to say that the ladies of The View, sans Barbara Walters, “could go f**k themselves.” It all occurred after the cast was asked the difference between both shows:
“Cut to the chase! Stop being polite! Cut to the f**king chase! The situation is, Barbara, idolize her [bows down], divine she is, superhuman she is. The rest can go f**k themselves!”
But back on her own talk show, The Talk, Osbourne realized she made quite the tactless error and decided to apologize. She says it was a joke gone really bad.
Here’s what she said according to E!:
Osbourne: “I have to own this. I’m fully responsible for myself. Some of the time. Unfortunately, I was inappropriate, and I was trying to be funny at someone else’s expense, and it was the ladies of The Talk. We were asked a question about The Talk.”
Sara Gilbert: “The View, you mean.”
Osbourne: “See? I’m not well! I’m not responsible. I’m really just a loose cannon. Anyway, I want to apologize to Jenny [McCarthy], Sherri [Shepherd] and Whoopi [Goldberg], who are all accomplished, self-made women who have amazing careers. They have achieved so much. I mean, Whoopi is an Oscar winner. Who am I to say anything about Whoopi, any of the ladies? I respect Jenny as a mother, as a woman, as an artist. Sherri, too. And really, I can’t even get the name of my own show right. So please understand, it was my irreverent behavior, and no disrespect meant. And I’m not a person who is mean, I’m really not. And I apologize.”
Guess Barbara Walters must have rang her phone and reminded her that what she what said was on national television. But hey, everybody gets a bit messy from time to time, but the good thing is that she apologized, which she needed to do.
What do you think of Osbourne’s apology?
Kanye always said ”And when you get on he leave your A$$ for a white girl” in regards to black men, but he never mentioned black women.There are quite a few black women that have gained great success through music, acting and sports, but aren’t seen with black men romantically. Check out 15 women that love to date white men exclusively, or so it seems.
After Berry Gordy, Diana Ross hasn’t seemed to find another black man to date or marry. She married Robert Ellis Silberstein in 1971, the same year her oldest daughter was born. Although her real father was Berry Gordy, Diana failed to reveal that information until years later. She then divorced Silberstein in 1977 and married billionaire Arne Naess, Jr.
Our girl Kimberly Elise from VH1’s slamming series, Hit The Floor, is set to star in Terry McMillan’s classic A Day Late & A Dollar Short with Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames.
The film, which will debut on Lifetime, is about a woman named Viola Price who finds out she only has a few weeks to live and tries to find multiple ways for her dysfunctional children to forgive one another before she passes.
Production for the film begins this summer and is expected for a 2014 premiere, marking Lifetimes continued dedicated to putting black stories on the small screen.
We’ll keep you up-to-date on details of McMillan’s best-selling novel turning into a film, but for now tell us what you think about this novel being turned into a television movie. Will you watch?
Can you think of someone, famous or not, who no matter what, has come up with yet another creative idea and is always busy?
Whoopi Goldberg is one of those people. Whether she’s lending a helping hand to a project or lending her voice to a film, she is always working beyond her day job.
This time, the comedian, actress, and host of The View has developed a new show for Nick Jr.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lounge will be a talk and variety show that will air during NickMom, the programming block of Nick Jr dedicated to mothers. NickMom runs nightly from 10p-2a.
According to THR, Lounge will feature everyday moms and they’ll have funny and honest conversations while being “pampered, celebrated and have their dreams come true.”
Goldberg will also serve as the executive producer of the show.
This sounds like it’ll be a really cool show. Although NickMom already has a few shows that they are renewing for next seasons, the ratings during those hours aren’t great. If Lounge is properly promoted (and because of the station it will be on, that doesn’t necessarily mean a lot of promotion, but moreso smart promotion), it would likely help the numbers jump quite a bit.
In addition to her behind the scenes work, Whoopi will continue her role as moderator for ABC’s The View.
One of the most interesting parts of the Paula Deen fallout has been the celebrity response. When Stacey Dash chose team Paula, no one was shocked. But who thought the Reverend Jesse Jackson would be on Paula’s side? We’ve got the best celebrity responses right here. Let us know which side you weigh in on.
Will You Watch? Whoopi Goldberg To Produce & Star In Terry McMillan’s “A Day Late and a Dollar Short”
Remember Terry Mcmillan’s book A Day Late and a Dollar Short ? Well now it’s coming to Lifetime. Whoopi Goldberg, who is set to executive produce the film, will also star as the protagonist and family matriarch Viola Price.
You may remember that Viola had a lot on her plate trying to hold her often dysfunctional family together. If you’ve read the book and don’t remember or this work is entirely new to you, Viola, an asthmatic, fears that her last asthma attack will kill her. But before she goes she wants to mend her broken family whose dealing with everything from teen pregnancy, prescription drug addiction, sibling rivalry. Then on top of that there’s the son who needs to be a better father. And then there’s her estranged husband Cecil who’s stepping out with a manipulative girlfriend.
This won’t be the first time Mcmillan and Goldberg work together, as Whoopi starred in Mcmillan’s How Stella Got Her Groove Back alongside Angela Basset. Whoopi’s not new to Lifetime either as she produced the drama “Strong Medicine” from 200-2006 and a Lifetime movie What Makes a Family.
Production on the film is set to begin this summer and will premiere the summer of 2014.
Sherri Shepherd appeared on The Wendy Williams Show on Monday and addressed the changes in the hosting line up on her program The View.
“The two black women are left,” said Shepherd. “Usually they kill us off in the beginning.”
The hosts of The View are Shepherd, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, and Barbara Walters. Both Behar and Walters have announced their plans to leave the show. But Hasselbeck’s future with the program has been up in the air for a while now, though she has insisted that she’s sticking around. Shepherd’s comments indicate that she and Whoopi would be the only two longtime hosts on the show when the dust settles. She quickly tried to correct that.
“So if the two black women are left, then you’ve just confirmed that Hasselbeck is out,” said Williams.
“No, I didn’t confirm anything!” Shepherd responded, adding that they’re “all going to be there next season.”
Just last week, at the Samsung Hope for Children Gala, Shepherd stuck with the storyline during an interview with The Huffington Post in which she only mentioned that Walters and Behar would be leaving the show. But it kind of feels like she let the cat out of the bag.
The View manages to attract high-level guests including President Obama and the First Lady. So a hosting gig is a prominent one. We’ll still have to wait for confirmation on who’ll be sitting at the table next season.