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In a candid interview with Complex magazine, actress Zoe Kravitz opens up about overcoming two serious eating disorders, what her super cool parents Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet are really like and her relationship with Drake. Check out some highlights from her interview below.
On her desire to fit in:
“When I was younger, I really wanted to prove to people I was a normal human being, that I was cool, chill. When kids were mean, the first thing they’d say is, ‘She thinks she’s so f-cking cool because her dad is famous.’ I just wanted to fit in.”
On her parents Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz:
“I don’t think anyone knows how funny we are. It’s like this whole thing where people think we’re so cool and hippie and wear velvet, but we’re the f-cking nerdiest people.”
On struggling with anorexia and bulimia as a teen:
“I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18. I started with the eating disorder in high school….Just [a hard time] loving myself.”
“I think it was part of being a woman, and being surrounded by [fame]. I don’t think it was about the fame, but I think it was definitely about being around that world, seeing that world. I felt pressured.”
On her mom fearing that her role as an anorexic woman in The Road Within would cause her to fall into old habits:
“It was f-cked up, man. You could see my rib cage. I was just trying to lose more weight for the film but I couldn’t see: You’re there. Stop. It was scary.”
On her relationship with Drake:
“I’m very flirtatious, [but] he’s family to me. He’s a really, really awesome dude.”
“We inspire each other. We play each other music.”
On her dating life:
“No one ever asks me out.”
“When I tend to meet a guy who’s cool and is into me they’re like, ‘You’re so cool that I can’t handle it.’”
Lisa Bonet guest stars alongside her husband, Jason Momoa, in the Sundance Channel’s new dramatic series, The Red Road, playing Sky Van Der Veen, a Lenape Native American lawyer who returns to her hometown to call for justice following a brutal crime against a member of her tribe.
She spoke with ESSENCE from her Los Angeles home, which she shares with Momoa, their children (son Nakoa-Wolf, 5, and daughter Lola, 6), dogs—Scout, Arrow and Zion—and ball python, Orpheus.
ESSENCE: How did you choose to do this particular role?
Lisa Bonet: Jason and I had done a film together, and when he was in the process of booking this show he sent the film to the producers. They really appreciated our chemistry, which was nice.
ESSENCE: The show is very thoughtfully written. The shooting style is intriguing. Are there things about it that you think people should know before tuning in, or is it just that people should watch it?
Bonet: On paper, it read like a film, and it definitely unfolds like a good series should. You know, it’s fun to go on a discovery and not really know much about it.
ESSENCE: You said earlier that the producers of the show saw the chemistry between you and Jason on-screen, and that’s why he asked you to do this part. How is your chemistry at home different from your chemistry at work?
Bonet: The chemistry between the characters we’re playing in The Red Road is a bit stiff, because we’re still uncertain where our rapport is leading us. Off camera, in real life, we are a very goofy couple. One of my favorite things about him is that he makes me laugh.
ESSENCE: Goofy how?
Bonet: Goofy like, we just laugh—we love curling up to watch Saturday Night Live with a thing of popcorn in front of us.
ESSENCE: How did you and Jason meet?
Bonet: [Laughs] We were both at a club to hear this 80-year-old toothless blues singer named Mickey Champion. We had a mutual friend who introduced us. Jason actually came with all his boys, and it was the birthday of one of my good friends, so I had all my girls with me. It was like the meeting of two different posses.
Read more of Lisa Bonet’s interview at Essence.com
Singers often look into their own personal lives as inspiration for songs. These 15 artists got very heartfelt and emotional by singing about the joys of parenthood and their children. Here are some of our favorite songs singers wrote for their children.
Superstar singer Beyonce is normally a private person but after having her first child, Blue Ivy, the former Destiny’s Child member has opened up about the joys of motherhood. In addition to sharing intimate photos of mother and child, Beyonce penned the song “Blue.” In the song, which is on her latest album Beyonce, Blue sings about feeling alive when she looks into her daughter’s eyes. At the end of the song, Blue Ivy joins in and sings with her mommy before asking if they can go see daddy.
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There was a lot of great celebrity news to come out of 2013. But, unfortunately, not everything was sunshine and roses. A number of notable couples called it a quits this year. From two Kardashian relationships coming to an end to some longtime lovers parting ways, we take a look at some of the saddest celebrity breakups of the past 12 months.
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If this is true, Rihanna might have to find herself a whole new play thing/cuddle buddy.
According to the good folks over at Necole Bitchie, Drake was seen going out to dinner with Lenny Kravitz’s daughter in Venice, Ca. The two shared wine and laughs on the patio of Gjelina Restaurant, and Drake’s security reportedly kept nosy folks back and from taking pictures by standing inside the restaurant, keeping his eye on patrons. Drake has been low-key (aka, very publicly knowing him) crushing on Kravitz for years now, and as reported by Global Grind, it was just 2011 when he expressed his admiration for the actress and singer on his Twitter:
“Zoe Kravitz on Californication…my two favorite things in the world. But she’s not a thing…she’s everything.”
That same year he reportedly (according to the New York Daily News) showed up at a performance she had with her former band Elevator Flight where he supported her and rubbed elbows with her father.
Back to 2013…Kravitz was also seen on Drake’s tour bus this past weekend (see the photo above), so you know what that means: an engagement ring is on the way!
Totally kidding. Honestly, Drake goes out to dinner with lots of folks, including Rihanna, and strippers too, but alas, he’s still a single guy. We would totally like to see these two as an item (she’s no longer with Penn Badgley, she seems like she would be good for him, and they’re both Jewish!), but we won’t hold our breath. Do you think these two would be a good match?
In a new fashion spread titled, “Singular Beauties,” which was unveiled earlier this week, Harper’s Bazaar celebrated the diverse beauty of women by featuring a refreshing mix of celebrities. Among the diverse beauties, were Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe, Scarlett Johansen, Dakota Fanning, Zoe Kravitz and Lily Collins.
The fashion spread, which is referred to by the publication as “homage to the diversity of women,” was a collaboration coordinated, styled, conceptualized and cast by Global Fashion Director Carrine Roitfield and HB’s creative director, Stephen Gans. For the “Royal Treatment” shot, Gabourey wore a bold, red coat by Spanish fashion house, Loewe and an ornate Tarun Tahiliani shawl. Her Yelling to the Sky co-star, Zoe Kravitz, on the other hand, was practically adorned from head-to-toe in Fendi multi-colored fur for the “Free Spirit” shot.
According to USA Today, the spread will appear in all 29 editions of the magazine’s September 2013 issue.
What do you think of the shoot?
The steamiest and most sensual novel of 2011 made every headline, book list and was lauded over on every talk show in, and by 2014 it will be back in another way to give clamoring fans more of what they loved in text form.
Producer, Dana Brunetti has announced that though it has not been cast as of yet, the steamy 50 Shades of Grey will be brought to life on the big screen on August 1, 2014.
A few names have been thrown around for potential roles in the film including Harry Potter star Emma Watson and Twilight star Kristen Stewart. But we’re wondering if any of these roles will be offered to any actresses/actors of color…? It never hurts to dream, right?
I struggle with whether or not I would want to see any actresses of color cast in such a movie given the overly-sexualized stigma that black women have unfairly been given in the past to begin with. But should they be chosen and choose to be a part of such a film, I think these emerging actresses have what it takes to give breakout performances:
The Yelling To The Sky actress has proven that she’s down to march to the beat of her own drum in her acting choices. Playing the good girl gone bad in Yelling To The Sky, a super hero in X-Men: First Class and then translating beautifully to television in “Californication” Kravitz demonstrates how fluidly and effortlessly she can navigate many different roles.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, we thought that some of our favorite, fabulous celebrity father-daughter combos deserved some love. From daughters just as famous as their celebrity daddies to little girls who have shied away from the spotlight, these duos have truly shown what good genes can do. So without further adieu, a salute to 14 wonderfully attractive father-daughter duos.
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Lenny Kravitz is set for a new episode of “Oprah’s Master Class,” to air Sunday, June 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. The Grammy-winning artist, producer and actor talks about how his mixed cultural background influenced his signature retro music style and how he challenged the industry with his unconventional image.
Raised in a biracial family (his mother is Roxy Roker, known for her character Helen Willis on the hit 70’s sitcom “The Jeffersons” and father is Sy Kravitz NBC news producer of Russian-Jewish descent), Kravitz opens up about his upbringing and how his father’s infidelity affected him as a young boy.
Plus, he reveals more about his marriage to actress Lisa Bonet (“The Cosby Show”) and his relationship with daughter, Zoë.
Read and see more on EurWeb.com
They may be the shortest person in any given room but don’t get it twisted, these 15 celebrity women prove that big things come in small packages.
Ballet dancer Misty Copeland is considered by many to be the first Black female soloist in the American Ballet Theatre. Even though she didn’t start dancing until the age of 13, in just two years Copeland, considered a prodigy, was fielding numerous professional offers. Standing at a petite 5 feet and 2 inches, Copeland was appointed a soloist in 2007. A standout among her peers, she impressed the legendary musician Prince during a two-day video shoot for in 2009 so much, the purple one became her mentor and friend.