The show, which catches up with past guests of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” highlights where celebrities and newsmakers are at now as well as the ups and downs of following up early success and sustaining big show business careers once the phone stops ringing.
*Cory Hardrict has been recruited for the Wally Pfister directorial debut, “Transcendence.”
He’ll join big stars Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman as ‘Joel Edmond.’
The film, which centers around three scientists, is an action flick with what seems to be a few twists and turns.
Max (Bettany) and the husband and wife team, Will (Depp) and Evelyn (Hall) — have been developing a programming code for the world’s first fully self-aware computer. When a group of anti-technology terrorists assassinate Will, Evelyn uploads his brain into a prototype supercomputer. Although she at first finds the experiment seems to have gone wrong, before too long Evelyn finds Will responding in computer form. She goes on to connect Will to the Internet so he can help make further scientific breakthroughs. Will asks Evelyn to connect a microphone and a camera up to the computer so he can see and speak to her as well. Will creates a backup of himself to every computer in the world, and furthers his work through accessing online indexes. When the anti-technology organization finds out, they try to steal the supercomputer and destroy it, but Will no longer needs the computer to survive.
*Stars Beyoncé, Cynthia Bailey, Meagan Good and Tia Mowry-Hardrict have all been victims of baby bump rumors.
Meagan lightly dismissed her pregnant gossip after she admittedly ate too much pizza.
Well Tia made it clear that assuming that someone is pregnant when they’re not is not exactly a compliment.
“Being told you have a baby bump when you work out is a pretty big insult,” Tia said on a recent episode of “Tia & Tamera.” “It’s not a nice feeling when someone thinks that you’re pregnant when you’re not pregnant.”
Tia also noted that besides not wanting a bulging belly pointed out, those types of assumptions can potentially harm careers.
“I have to have my manager clarify if this is a rumor or not,” she said on the show, reminding viewers that her “Instant Mom” character is not supposed to be pregnant.
“People can talk and people can blog and all of that. I just don’t like when it affects what I do for a living,” she said.
The rumors did in fact motivate Tia to step her workout game up and even has since posted pictures of flat tummy and ripped abs to social media sites.
“I can’t have that mistake happen again. I can’t risk walking into a meeting and having executives think I’m pregnant,” she said.
*“The Game” has seen a lot of changes over the years, but one thing remains the same – Wendy Raquel Robinson. She’s been on the show since the beginning and is sticking in there through season 6.
She tells BET.com this is the best one yet.
“I just surrendered to the process. I stopped judging it. I didn’t judge my character. I just dove in and decided to just enjoy it,” she explained. “As an actor, it’s best not to anticipate. I had one of the best seasons yet because I went in mentally prepared, without judging, and told myself I’m gonna go with the flow. Yes, it was difficult going in knowing how different it was going to be, but we just surrendered to it and just had fun. People come in and out of your life for a reason, whether for a season, or for a lifetime. Yeah, there were a lot of changes, But, I feel like I have a lifetime relationship with Tia [Mowry] and with Pooch [Hall]. And I’m really happy to have these new people in my life.”
Check out the full interview here.
Wearing only an apron made of fresh lettuce leaves, the “Tia and Tamera” star is now part of a long list of celebrities who have posed practically nude for the racy organization.
And to kick off the new campaign, Tia and her family dropped by PETA’s Bob Barker Building on Monday to unveil the ad in person. The new ad was shot by top celebrity photographer Robert Sebree, with the costume made by Mia Gyzander.
“I wanted to become a voice for my community. … I wanted to educate my culture about the benefits of becoming vegan,” Mowry explained in an exclusive PETA interview. “The more you learn about the benefits of being vegan, the more you become alive and the more you become aware of why it’s a really great decision. Not only am I helping myself, I’m helping the animals out there, I’m helping the environment—going vegan, I feel great.”
Going vegan is a great way to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, and obesity, and it saves animals from extreme suffering on factory farms, in slaughterhouses, and on the decks of fishing boats. Vegan meals are also “green,” as raising animals for food is responsible for an enormous amount of water pollution, land degradation, and greenhouse-gas emissions.
Mowry, known for her long-running series Sister, Sister and The Game, will appear in the upcoming Nick at Nite comedy series Instant Mom.
Duane Martin was previously cast to play Tia’s hubby on the pilot, but after a table read on Friday, the producers decided to recast the role with “Spin City’s” Michael Boatman (below).
Boatman will be ‘Charlie,’ a successful doctor married to a 25-year-old reformed party girl.
Sheryl Lee Ralph is also set to co-star as Tia’s mom, ‘Maggie.’
The show hasn’t started production yet, and producers have not released any other details about giving Duane the boot.