On Ludacris' newest project Battle of the Sexes, to be released on March 16, the Atlanta rapper is adding a new concept album to his discography. Luda has invited a guest list of female MCs and singers to help him explore the male/female views on a plethora of topics like love, sex, and relationships...
Mo'Nique made us proud, didn't she? With those now infamous legs, she walked on stage and accepted the first award of the night, which coincidentally was her very first golden trophy, at this year's 67th Golden Globes. At home we cheered, gave each other hi-fives, and nodded our heads yes, because no one other than Mary Jones, (her character in "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire"), deserved it. Here, we tip our hats to the supporting actors and actresses who shine on the silver screen. It is those who play the #2 spot, that aid in getting films the extra recognition it may need... To check out our Golden Globes coverage, click here.
Some of our newest stars reinvent the wheel. It has been said that there is nothing new under the sun, and in the world of music it couldn't be more true. As 2010 begins, it's hard not to notice 2009's obvious and not-so-obvious comparisons of younger entertainers to their senior counterparts. Whether you like to call it biting, emulation, resemblance, or just straight up swagger-jacking, it is evident that these rookies have been inspired. We can't assume that the newbies are capable of acting as replacements to those who came before them, but they seem to be all up in their predecessor's lane. If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then the following OG's must be beet red.
After speaking with cast member Kittie Troy from VH1's newest reality series, "Let's Talk About Pep," you can see why she was chosen: Homegirl can really talk. Admitting the obvious, Kittie reveals, "As you can see, I talk a a lot," but the great thing is she's entertaining to listen to. Bold but not boisterous, sassy but not snooty, and crazy but not coo coo; Kittie is straight up, no chaser. Not minding being the wild child on the show, or in person, Kittie not only talks about Pep, but cha chas, fiances, and being a man-eater.
TLC is doing reality television in a big way--literally. Last week TLC aired a new reality TV show, "One Big Happy Family." The show follows the loving couple Norris and Tameka Cole, and their teenage children Amber, 16, and Shayne, 14 as they struggle through the reality of morbid obesity. Collectively weighing over a half a ton, each member of the Cole family tips the scale at over 300 pounds.
This November Oprah announced that sadly after her 25 year run on television, her last show will air September 11, 2011. As she slowly waves goodbye and we end 2009, you can't help but wonder who would be the most suitable person to take the throne as the "Queen of Talk." If we're to assume another strong black woman will fill Oprah's large shoes, count Tyra Banks out. Just last week Tyra, the model/producer/talk show host announced she has taken herself out the running with the end of her show in 2010. This now leaves a tell-it-like-it-is comedian and a fearless radio disc jockey as strong candidates for the soon to be vacant spot.
It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since we were glued to our TV screens every Friday night watching the Winslow family on ABC. Whether we were admiring the beautiful Laura, laughing at the nerdy Steve Urkel, or swooning over Eddie, "Family Matters" quickly became everyone's favorite TGIF series. For more Flashback Fridays, click here.
"Hello, I'm Robin Thicke. My guilty pleasures have been outweighing my good health." Yes, that's the first thing you read when you crack open Robin Thicke's newest album, "Sex Therapy." With 17 tracks for your aural pleasure, Robin has definitely outdone himself this time. Dressed to the nines, in a sharp vest, black skinny pants, while sporting a perfectly trimmed goatee, Robin got real personal with ESSENCE.com at NYC's Bowery Hotel. Actress Paula Patton's husband candidly discusses everything from baby-making to having babies.
This weekend, the nationwide premiere of Disney's film with the first Black princess, "The Princess and the Frog," reached #1 in the box office and grossed $28 million in ticket sales. In honor of this historic moment, let's take a look back at Black animation in film and television in recent history...
Last night, ABC's "20/20" aired Robin Roberts' much buzzed about interview with Chris Brown. Shirea Carrol re-caps the interview and reports, Breezy's comments yield no new information or insight into the night that changed both his and Rihanna's lives. Maybe there's not much else to tell.