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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. The clan is dealing with everything from teen pregnancy, prescription drug addiction, to 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.
“View” co-host Sherri Shepherd appeared on Tuesday’s “Fox & Friends” and told the hosts why she planned on purchasing a gun. Last month, the alarm system in Shepherd’s house went off in the middle of the night. Shepherd was so freaked out that she decided to purchase a gun. “We have two dogs and they didn’t bark,” Shepherd said to the “Fox & Friends” hosts.
“And immediately my husband jumped out of bed and ran downstairs. And I ran to my son Jeffrey’s room. And I never wanted a gun in my house but the sight of my son laying there saying, ‘Mommy I’m scared.’ That’s when you realize all you got is a wicker trash basket between me and anybody that comes in this room. And it was a scary thought.”
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“D*mn, Why They Wanna Stick Me For My Paper?” Celebrities Who Lost Major Endorsement Deals For Acting A Fool
If Rick Ross and Lil Wayne have taught us anything, it’s that you had better watch your filthy mouth, because it could very well hurt your pockets. But they aren’t the first celebrities to get the boot from a company for acting a complete donkey. Or in the case of some of the celebrities on this list, for just being themselves. Here are 10 who lost lucrative endorsement deals over the years because of their antics.
It still makes me sad to think about how on top of the world Chris Brown USED to be. Back in 2008, he was the guy every mom wanted their young daughters to date, and he was blowing everybody’s mind with his great dance moves and catchy songs. But then that terrible altercation occurred the night before the Grammys in February of 2008, and his fame was forever altered. And of course, he was also hit in the pockets. Brown was dropped as the spokesperson for Wrigley’s gum, and while you might say, “Who cares about some Doublemint Gum?” if it wasn’t for writing jingle for the company, we would never have “Forever” (“Double your pleasure, double your fuuuuuun…”).
There are some actresses (i.e,. Halle Berry, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington) who get all of the glory, and there are some that don’t get nearly as much recognition. Phenomenal acting abilities have gone with a lack of praise while mediocre performances by non-black women are seen as unparalleled (even when they’re just okay…). You can Google lists of top black actresses, and find that while those women are great at what they do, a great deal of them haven’t even had a leading role in years (if at all). Maybe they’ve decided to take a break from acting, or maybe they are just struggling to grab those big roles, but it’s about time that Hollywood is reminded that there are strong black actresses in Hollywood, and these women need to have their faces back in somebody’s movie sooner than later.
‘I Don’t Give A F**k, Just Make Sure My Check Doesn’t Bounce:’ Whoopi Goldberg Doesn’t Care Who Replaces Joy And Elisabeth On ‘The View’
Since news broke that Joy Behar would be leaving popular daytime talk show, The View, after 16 years, the excitement about who would be chosen to replace the feisty funny lady has been the talk of the town. Following the shocking news, rumors began to swirl that Elisabeth Hassleback was in danger of being kicked off of the show by producers due to her conservative views. Barbara Walters squashed those rumors during an airing of the show, expressing that she and her co-hosts value Hassleback’s views.
“There’s a particularly false story that keeps getting picked up about Elisabeth’s alleged departure saying we don’t approve of her conservative views. The truth is… we value and appreciate her point of view, it’s important to us, because it helps give the show perspective and balance. We have no plans for Elisabeth to leave the show. Having said that to all of you, Bill [Geddie] and I have always said that when one of you make the choice to leave, that’s your choice, and we will support your decision”
This of course only morphed rumors of Hassleback’s termination into rumors of Hassleback’s voluntary departure from the show, which brings me to Whoopi. Us Weekly recently caught up with the outspoken actress-turned-television personality as she mixed and mingled at the Vanity Fair party for the Tribeca Film Festival. When asked about the show’s casting controversy, Whoopi responded:
“Let me tell you this about The View: I take a paycheck every other week. That’s all I do. I could give a sh-t what comes. I do my job — I have a contract. That’s where I stand. I don’t give a f-ck. Whatever y’all want. Just make sure my check doesn’t bounce!”
“My job is to show up and be cute by 11 o’clock and get the f-ck off that show by 12. And that’s what I try to do.”
This is probably one of the most real statements we’ve heard come out of a celeb’s mouth all week!
What do you think of Whoopi’s raw and uncut response?