*Mo’Nique’s 82-pound weight loss owes more to the Oscar winner’s husband and children rather than her own energy to hit the gym.
The entertainer, who worked over the past year to shed more than 80 pounds, revealed her motivation to taking the weight off while chatting at the 22nd Annual Pan-African Film and Arts Festival.
“It truly let’s you know what you’re made of,” said Mo’Nique, who labeled her journey to get rid of her weight as “amazing.” Continue reading
*Aww! This is too cute!
This man really loves his wife!
Morris Chestnut tells how black history relates to black love and more specifically his love for his wife.
This Hollywood heartthrob and family dished to Essence about black history, the hopes for “The Best Man 3” and his awesome marriage.
Historically although not always prevalent in mainstream media, there are many examples of black love in black history: Barack and Michelle Obama, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, and Corretta Scott and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading
*Anyone wondering whether Chadwick Boseman could pull off playing James Brown need only look at the first footage of the actor that surfaced during the “Today” show on Wednesday.
Boseman, along with film producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger, appeared on the show to discuss the upcoming Universal Pictures’ biopic on Brown titled “Get on Up.” Continue reading
Bob Sumner, ‘Def Comedy Jam’ co-creator launches ‘LAFF MOBB’s We Got Next’ on ASPIRE, airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. EST
Bob Sumner co-creator of HBO’s ‘Def Comedy Jam’ launches new comedy show on ASPIRE, ‘LAFF MOBB’s We Got Next.’
*“It was time to rearrange the furniture, go back to old conventional style comedy,” said Bob Sumner co-creator of the highly successful HBO “Def Comedy Jam,” which helped to launch the careers of such comedians as Chris Tucker, Martin Lawrence and Joe Torry). “I was instrumental in the success of HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam.” We received a lot of criticism for the language. Comedy is not about four letter words it’s a point of view.” Continue reading
*As anyone with weight issues can attest, losing pounds to produce a better version of you is something worth shooting for.
But Forest Whitaker’s wife Keisha may be taking that goal to a whole new level as she put everyone on notice of her new physical self while attending a series of Academy Awards events with her famous husband. According to Dr. Fred Pescatore, Keisha is doing more harm than good with her weight loss. Continue reading
*A woman is suing Tyler Perry in Georgia claiming the filmmaker/playwright stole her idea for his theater production of Madea Gets A Job.
According to RadarOnline.com, Lisa Daniels filed the civil action on Feb. 5 in a Georgia superior courthouse for theft of a literary piece and/or play.
“I was the sole creator of a literary piece ‘Madea Gets a Job’, and this literary piece was featured in the form of a Tyler Perry play,” Daniels wrote in the court docs. “This play had the same title that my play had, and this play had similar themes as my play.”