plus Girlfriends movie hints, Amar'e Stoudemire's wine baths, and a hilarious rap battle.
Grab your favorite mug and let's cheer to the freaking weekend! Here's what we're talking about this Friday.
UPDATE: Genesha Bradley-Douglas has been reinstated as a shuttle driver for National Car Rental. [Inside Edition]
Funny-man Kevin Hart has a soft side. The comedian made a plea to National Car Rental service to reinstate Genesha Bradley-Douglas, who was fired after leaving her shuttlebus to snap a selfie with Hart. "If I'd have seen me I would've taken a selfie with me, too!" he said. "Come on! Have some compassion." We'll see if his heartfelt plea does the trick. [TMZ]
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will receive the Silver Achievement Award. The 2014 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood honoree is being honored by the YWCA of the Greater Los Angeles Area for her "service to the community" on November 14. Boone Isaacs made history in 2013 as the third woman and first African American to become president of the Academy. [The Hollywood Reporter]
The rumor mill keeps turning with hints of a Girlfriends movie! Golden Brooks, known for her role as the street-wise Maya Wilkes, said there have definitely been movie talks with the creators of the beloved sitcom. So, will there or won't there be a movie? "I hope so," Brooks said in an interview with NecoleBitchie.com, "Mara Brock Akil, myself, Tracee, Jill, and Reggie, we all had a sit-down about it but that is a Mara and Kelsey Grammar question." [NecoleBitchie.com]
You may like to unwind with a glass of wine but New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire needs a whole bathtub. The NBA forward has been bathing in wine for the last 6 months to help his body rejuvenate. "It allows me to create more circulation in my red blood cells," Stoudemire said. Must be working. He played in three preseason games in just four nights and said he's feeling "great." [ESPN]
And there's even more of a reason to love Kevin Hart! He channeled his alter ego "Chocolate Droppa" and took on rapper Kendrick Lamar in a freestyle battle while his Think Like A Man, Too co-star Terrence J tried to hold back laughter. Good luck holding back your giggles. Take a look [The Source]: