Thursday, October 12, 2017
MY BATH TIME WOULD TAKE ME AWAY TO ENDLESS FUN MY PUPPY IS CUTE AND CUDDLY MY VIEW OUTSIDE THE WINDOW WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE TO SIT AND RELAX MY STREET IS A BEAUTIFUL AND INVITING PLACE TO COME HOME TO MY PERFECT END OF THE DAY WOULD BE A GLASS OF MY FAVORITE WINE A SWEET BLACKBERRY RED WINE.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
You’re never too old to be a cover girl and Cicely Tyson is proving that with her placement on the front of Elle magazine‘s November 2017 issue. At 92, Tyson is one of eight women to cover the mag’s “Women in Hollywood” issue, in which she discusses the women who’ve influenced her career over the past six decades. “At the very beginning of my career, I had a teacher whose name was Vinnette Carroll,” the iconic actress explained. “She directed a number of Broadway shows. She kept saying to me, ‘You know the problem with beautiful women? They tend to rely on their beauty.’ And I said, How wrong she is! I never think of myself as being beautiful. I thought, What are you talking about? I work so hard. And I did. But I learned from her how important it is to learn your craft. When all else fails, you will land on that, and that alone.”
Forty years after Penny and Willona played the mother-daughter duo on the hit 70s show, Janet Jackson and 71-year-old Ja’net Duobis reunited at Jackson’s State of the World Tour after party on Sunday night. JANET JACKSON AND JA'NET DUBOIS JANET JACKSON AND BROTHER RANDY JACKSON JANET DUBOIS ALSO PLAYS JANET'S MOTHER IN THE CONTROL VIDEO.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Directed by Oscar-nominated Nightcrawler filmmaker Dan Gilroy, the dramatic thriller unfolds amid the underbelly of the Los Angeles criminal justice system, where the titular defense attorney embarks on an unexpected, turbulent series of events that challenge his notorious activist history that has largely defined his career. The amusing temperament of Washington’s character is of particular note, as the ruthless counselor doesn’t seem to take kindly to his opponents — or much of anyone, really. “Voluntary manslaughter. It’s a good deal,” an associate, referencing a case, tells him during a phone call. He responds: “It’s an enema of sunshine.” Gilroy wrote the character with Washington in mind. “Roman is defined by his belief in something greater than himself. He’s a man of faith. He has this common, universal humanity to him that he believes. Denzel, if you research Denzel, he’s literally a man of faith,” Gilroy told EW earlier this year. “So it was never going to be hard for the audience to buy into the idea that the actor playing the part believes in the things Roman is doing. I think one of the reasons why Denzel dissolves into the character is because they’re so close to each other in so many ways. Denzel embodies the idea of a man living his life on terms that are based on a cause — going toward something. That’s why I really wrote it for him.” Roman J. Israel, Esq. opens in theaters in November.
The Queen of the Dark 24 model Nyakim Gatwech is a South Sudanese model whose deeply pigmented skin is teaching people not to be afraid of the dark. She has no shame about her melanin. "My chocolate is elegant." She states an Uber driver suggested that she bleach her skin and response was only laughter. "Black is bold, black is beautiful, black is gold. Don't let American standards damage your Aftrican Soul."
FAMILY MATTERS CAST FAMILY MATTERS REUNION STEVE URKEL (JALEEL WHITE) LAURA (KELLIE SHANYGNE WILLAMS) HARRIETT (JO MARIE PAYTON) EDDIE (DARIUS MCCRAY) CARL WINSLOW (REGINALD VELJOHNSON) STEVE URKEL (JALEEL WHITE) AND LAURA WISLOW (KELLIE SHANYGNE WILLIAMS) EDDIE, HARRIETTE, CARL AND LAURA WINSLOW WALDO FALDO (SHAWN HARRISON) RACHEL CRAWFORD (THELMA HOPKINS) RITCHIE CRAWFORD (BRYTON JAMES) STEVE URKEL AND LAURA WINSLOW WINSLOW FAMILY To read more from the Family Matters reunion, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday or buy it here. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW It’s been nearly 20 years since Reginald VelJohnson, who played Carl Winslow for nine seasons on Family Matters, had a formal reunion with his TV family. “I love these people… Every one of them,” the famous TV dad, 65, said when he and the cast recently got together for the latest issue of EW. “I didn’t realize I was going to see everybody. … To see them now, the way they are, is wonderful. It’s heartwarming. It makes me cry.” There were occasional tears but mainly laughs on the staple of ABC’s TGIF block of family-friendly programming (where it lived before moving to CBS for its ninth and final season). The comedy — which signed off July 17, 1998 after 215 episodes — was a spin-off of Perfect Strangers, on which Jo Marie Payton’s Harriette Winslow was an elevator operator at the building where cousins Larry and Balki (Mark Linn-Baker and Bronson Pinchot) worked. (Both shows, plus other TGIF favorites such as Full House and Step by Step, are available Friday on Hulu.) Harriette and her police-officer husband, Carl, had a full house of their own: Kellie Shanygne Williams, Darius McCrary, and Jaimee Foxworth were their children Laura, Eddie, and Judy (who was written out of the show during season 4); Telma Hopkins played Rachel, Harriette’s widowed live-in sister, and Bryton James was Rachel’s son, Richie; Rosetta LeNoire played Estelle, a.k.a. “Mother Winslow”; Shawn Harrison was Eddie’s dim-witted friend Waldo; and White was their next-door neighbor, Steve Urkel — an iconic TV nerd before The Big Bang Theory gang was even a particle in the pop culture universe. Jaleel and I were talking just a little while ago and he said, ‘You know, we can do this.’ And I said, ‘If they dropped a script at our feet when we walked out of here, we would come back in tomorrow, and the next day we’d have a show shot,” Payton said about how quickly and easily they could fall back into their roles. “Because we all have that rhythm,” Williams chimed in. Added Hopkins: “And we haven’t lost it. As soon as we’re together, it’s back to normal.” VelJohnson admitted he’s curious what scientist and inventor Steve Urkel would be up to today, but more so, he’d like to see the show come back to “give a new perspective on things that are happening today from our point of view.” And Payton, who said everyone is “ready to do it,” knows exactly how the revival should start: “I think the first scene should be Judy coming down those steps and everybody saying, ‘Where you been?'” “There’s just something really magical about this cast and the real feelings that are here. It wasn’t just for the screen,” Hopkins concluded. “Family really did matter and still does.” All nine seasons of Family Matters — plus other ABC comedies and TGIF titles including Full House, Step by Step, and Home Improvement — available now on Hulu.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
STEPHAN JAMES IS A VERY TALENTED ACTOR. HE PLAYS PRESTON TERRY ON SHOTS FIRED. STEPHAN JAMES PLAYED JESSIE OWENS IN RACE AND WAS IN SELMA AS CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS. STEPHAN JAMES JUST RECENTLY APPEARED IN MARCH ISSUE OF ESSENCE MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE FRESH GENERATION OF PERFORMERS THAT HAS HIT OUR SCREENS TITLED IN THE ARTICLE LEADERS OF THE NEW SCHOOL. MACK WILDS PLAYS DEP. JOSHUA BECK HE PRESENTLY IS FEATURED ON VH1 THE BREAKS, HAS APPEARED ON THE WIRE, ADELE'S HELLO VIDEO, SECRET LIFE OF BEES AND RED TAILS. RICHARD DREYFUSS IS AN ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ACTOR WITH A CAREER SPANNING 50 YEARS. HIS BREAKOUT ROLE IN 1975 IN JAWS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND AND RECENTLY STARRED IN MADOFF. REGGIE ROCK BYTHEWOOD CREATIVE/WRITER AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF SHOTS FIRED IS KNOW FOR DIRECTING BIKER BOYZ, PRODUCER OF NEW YORK UNDERCOVER AND NOTORIOUS JUST NAME A FEW HIS WORK OF MOVIES AND FILM IS EXTENSIVE. LOVED WHAT I SAW SO FAR VERY EXPLOSIVE AND SPEAKS ON THE RACIAL CLIMATE OF TODAY. GREAT SERIES WILL HAVE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AS WELL AS THE JAIL SYSTEM. MALE AND FEMALE RELATIONS AND POLITICS AND CURRUPTION. SHOTS FIRED WILL AIR MARCH 22, 2017.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
It’s messy, but it’s kind of gorgeous,” says the writer/director of “Moonlight,” describing the instant that he, the audience at the Dolby Theatre, and 33 million viewers were stunned to learn that his movie, not Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” had actually won the best picture prize. “You have these two groups of people who came together for a second. There’s a picture with me hugging Jordan [Horowitz, a producer of “La La Land”], and Adele [Romanski, producer of “Moonlight”] has her arm on his shoulder. That’s what the moment was.” In an odd way, the most embarrassing snafu in the history of the Academy Awards offered a rare glimpse into expressions of grace, humanity, and camaraderie among fierce rivals contending for Hollywood’s biggest movie prize in a high-stakes race to the finish. “That’s something Barry and I have talked about,” Chazelle says. “It’s weird to be friendly with someone but to feel like there’s a mano-a-mano thing, which I guess is the nature of the Oscars. So it was nice to explode that myth a little bit on a big stage.” It’s nearly impossible to deny that what happened on that stage wasn’t a direct reflection of the times and a declaration of solidarity amid the mood of a divided nation. Last November’s election altered the climate and made themes of diversity, inclusion, and empathy more powerful than ever in entertainment offerings. While “La La Land” — an old-fashioned musical starring two sexy young stars and set in Hollywood’s backyard — was indisputably the frontrunner going into the awards season, as the campaigning continued there was a palpable shift in sentiment toward “Moonlight” and the resonance of its themes of acceptance and tolerance in the sensitive story about a young man coming to terms with his homosexuality CHECK OUT THE REST OF THIS FASCINATING ARTICLE IN VARIETY MAGAZINE.