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If you ask me, Why Did I Get Married was one of Tyler Perry’s best movies. Sure, it was still overly dramatic at times; but I know I was invested in the characters and their stories. It was funny, heartbreaking at times–especially when Mike was dogging Sheila out– and it even provoked a little discussion. You know the plot…in fact, you have the DVD at the crib; but, we bet you don’t know what the stars of the film had to say about the process. Check it out in the pages to follow.
Sure, he seduced our senses as the stunning Sheriff Troy in Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married and Why Did I Get Married Too movies and gave us lots to laugh about in the sitcom Meet The Browns. Most fans can and will appreciate his fine acting chops, but there’s so much more to the man. For instance, he’s a founding member of the Black Gents of Hollywood, an all-Black male theatre company. The current production, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, is one of the longest running off-Broadway productions in New York City.
He’s a relationship coach, of sorts anyway, freely doling out sage advice to his female friends. “You have to know where to find us [men]. You have to know where to go and sometimes, pay a little more attention to some of the men right under your nose,” Lamman says. “We’re here.”
If you’re single and looking, take note. Lamman even recommends a few places to find brothers including the aforementioned theatre company and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). He emceed a gala for the latter recently and happens to enjoy the company of mathematicians, engineers and scientists. Oh yes, he holds a Masters in IT and a Bachelor’s in education (image how exciting parent-teacher night was).
And alas, he’s co-founder of unisex signature body line called, forplai (forplai.com). “Often, a lot of bath and body products smell like flowers and vanilla. I’m not really trying to smell like [that],” Lamman says. With body butters and mists called passion and purity, it’s easy to image what his definition of for play and foreplay are. Want to know more about the actor-activist-educator-entrepreneur? Keep reading.
From Black Enterprise.com
Tasha Smith is the around-the-way girl from Camden, New Jersey, who fans know as the feisty, boisterous, no-nonsense character Angela in Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? movie franchise. The 41-year-old actress is unapologetically transparent about her personal struggles, including recovering as a heavy drug abuser. Now, the actress is appearing on television as the leading lady of Tyler Perry’s TBS sitcom For Better or Worse. black enterprise caught up with Smith for a candid conversation about whether she is perpetuating negative stereotypes of black women and what business lessons she has learned.
Check out the interview with Tasha at Black Enterprise.com.
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Want to know something that terrifies me? The fact that I actually used to think I was in love with some of my past boyfriends. Today, having seen what’s out there—and that it gets so much better—it terrifies me to think that I was going to accept feeling the way those exes made me feel, simply because I didn’t know that there were men who could make me feel so much better. The point is, we’re constantly changing, and there is a very sharp changing and learning curve in our late teens and pretty much all of our twenties. But, it’s a curve you have to ride if you want any shot at finding your Mr. Forever. Why? Because you have to wait until the person that you are going to be, basically forever, has set in. You have to wait until you’ve developed the traits, standards and ideologies you’ll be keeping for a while. And that just hasn’t happened yet when you’re barely in your mid 20’s.
So here’s what can happen if you marry too young…
In less than a week, Tasha Smith will bring her “Why Did I Get Married” character Angela to the small screen in the new sitcom “For Better or Worse.” The loud, argumentative, and perpetually tipsy persona of the character has been criticized as yet another representation of the “angry black woman” stereotype, which has turned some fans off. But in a recent interview, the newlywed actress says she’s not buying it. The stunning actress told Black Enterprise:
C’mon let’s be real: Any woman who has been in a relationship and has experienced anything close to what Angela and Marcus have knows things happen. People want to say Black women are loud, but everyone knows it was a white woman who cut off her man’s penis. You never heard a Black woman doing that! A Black woman might put a hoe in check; but she ain’t cutting off no penis. (Laughs) Angela’s passionate, and if people give [the show] a chance, they will see how she matures as we all do.
I have to agree with Tasha. Sometimes we get so caught up in image and how we’ll be perceived that we don’t even allow ourselves to see the humor in certain things, like the obviously over-the-top nature of Angela and Marcus’ relationship. Perhaps it’s the fact that Tyler Perry is behind the production that makes some automatically squeamish, which is another issue in and of itself. But Angela’s character was obviously created to invoke humor, and that she does. Plus, it shouldn’t be ignored that she is a successful businesswoman, and in the movie was one of four upscale black women with far more toned down personalities.
Now, this brother isn’t necessarily on my list of imaginary husbands, but I can’t tell you how many women have thrown his name in the ring for these evening eye candy picks. He’s a HOT commodity, indeed. I remember watching the first installment in the Why Did I Get Married series, and it was the scene where Jill Scott’s character first encounters Rucker’s Sheriff Troy Jackson. They did that cut in where everyone got a closeup of homeboys lips and all I could say was “WHO IS THAT!?” On top of that, Rucker has a gorgeous set of sparkling eyes, and those dimples make me giggle like a school girl. I know, I need to do better. But while I get my immature act together, have a look at this very beautiful brother and let us know what you think of him! Feel free to let us know what other men you’d like to see as our evening eye candy picks.
Sooooo, what do you think ladies?
HELLUR!! Kim Kardashian is hitting the big screen…
That Kim Kardashian reign just won’t let up. *cue Rihanna* In peculiar news, Kim announced last night that she’s been cast to co-star in Tyler Perry’s new movie, The Marriage Counselor, which is based on his stage play. No, she’s not kidding. The movie stars Jurnee Smollett as the relationship expert new to town and Kim will play her co-worker who’s there to loosen her up and welcome her to the big city of Atlanta. Tyler, what? Now I’m sure this will just heighten the “I can’t stand him either and now you see why” detractors because Kim isn’t known for her acting; but, will this move make Tyler’s biggest fans give him the side eye?
I get it, TP, I really do. That Kim Kardashian flame is hot right now and you need to strike while it still is. Having someone like Kimmy in his movie might help to expand his brand beyond just “the family (read: Black people).” This move will definitely get him more promotion on E! Television (home of Kim’s family reality show, Keeping up With the Kardashians), promos/mentions during American Idol (executive producer of KUWTK is Ryan Seacrest who is the host of AI) and who knows what else? So yeah, I see the opportunity here. However, Kim has seemingly not been given a lot of love from Black women, who are the biggest supporters of Tyler’s movies. But if I were you, I’d prepare myself to see her in more of his films after The Marriage Counselor because being in a TP movie is like joining a gang: once you’re in, there seems to be no way out.
So what do you think about Perry casting a Kardashian? Will you check out the movie? Let us know!
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Before I elaborate on the question I’ve raised in the title, I want to inform you that I’m pro-choice. Which means if you want to get married I’m for it; and if you don’t care or don’t want to be married I’m for that too. This is not a moral or marriage advertisement article; it’s simply a feature asking for your opinion on what a wedding ring means to you.
I’m sure you’ve seen or heard about the Single Ladies episode that involved Val being offered the life she has always wanted by the man of her dreams sans a wedding ring. Everything she wanted in a marriage and then some was proposed to her, just not in the package she dreamed of – a ring and the chance to wear her Cinderella wedding dress on her big day. While she stayed stuck on the trappings of a wedding confused on what to say and do, her friends thought she was making the biggest mistake of her life. Their sentiments were – who cares about a measly old ring when you’re getting the jewelry store instead. While both Val and her friends have a right to their own opinions, it does beg the question of what does the ring really mean if you’re offered all what you want in relationship plus more. If the ring was the only missing piece, would that be a deal breaker? Read the rest of this entry »
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Tyler Perry has decided to take “Why Did I Get Married” to the small screen. The first WDIGM was received well by even the Tyler Perry nay-sayers, the second one…not so much. But TP thinks it’s time to stretch out those characters for more regular viewing.
Check out what the Grio has to say about the upcoming show!
Would you watch a WDIGM series? Who should star in it?