Nia Long Covers ESSENCE's April 2014 Issue
Before her new movie Single Moms Club hits theaters next week (March 14th), Nia Long is dishing about her own mothering skills and why she doesn't need help from anyone to raise her household.
She said in her new Essence cover story:
"I'm not a movie star mom who's got a private chef, a nanny and a driver. My mantra is, 'You created this, you can handle it.'"
So it's just Nia, who recently starred in the box office hit Best Man Holiday, and her man Ime Udoka (an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs) raising their two boys, 13-year-old Massai (from Nia's previous relationship) and 2-year-old Kez. But they seem to have it under control.
She gushed about what they do in their down time that she's happy no one can see:
"I think that if you're committed to being a great mother, single or not, you're going to enjoy every moment you have with your children. I love when it's just the three of us and no one can see how silly we're acting. The preciousness of it all makes the tough days a little bit easier."
Awww. Nia even has her oldest son starring in the Single Moms Club movie with her. But he wasn't just handed the role, he had to try out:
"I was so nervous Massai wouldn’t get the job. I didn't want to have to break disappointing news, so I explained to him that as long as he gave it his best that's all that mattered. I also told him that life has highs and lows, wins and losses. Just as I was saying all this, the phone rang. It was my agent with the good news. We did the happy dance and started packing our bags."
And how did little Massai repay mom? With a seriously sweet letter. In part, it read:
"Filming The Single Moms Club was a lot of fun. It was awesome working with you, and I can't imagine how hard it would have been if you weren't there. Now I really understand how hard you work."
"You are loving, and are always there for me and my little brother...You have taught me to have a voice and fear nothing but the Lord."
How adorable is this?!
Out & About: Beyonce And Jay Z Visit London’s The Arts Club
Beyonce and Jay Z stepped out to the The Arts Club in Mayfair,
after Bey rock’d the O2 Arena with her “Mrs. Carter Show.” The “Partition” singer wore a chic black suit, while Jay went with an all-black look under his camo jacket. They held hands as they made their way into the exclusive members-only club. London
Mr. and Mrs. Carter have been joining forces on stage to perform their “Drunk in Love” collabo, during Beyoncé’s concerts in
. Bey posted pics from their latest performance to her website.. London
She was all smiles as she and her hubby shared a hug.
2014 MTV Movie Awards Announces Nominees
Sure, the Oscars, Globes and pretty much every other awards show is over and done with, but MTV still has plenty of golden popcorn to pass around.
The cable network unveiled the nominees for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, slated to kick off on April 13th at 9:00 pm and hosted by Conan O’Brien.
While many of the categories mirror those of the Academy Awards, the Movie of the Year hopefuls include “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in addition to the usual “12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
And of course, everyone will be watching to see who wins the Best Kiss trophy- nominees include Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson, James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens, Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller and Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter.
The nominees for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards are:
MOVIE OF THE YEAR
•"12 Years a Slave"
•"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
•"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
•"The Wolf of Wall Street"
2014 Movie Awards: Movie Of The Year Nominees
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
•Amy Adams — "American Hustle"
•Jennifer Aniston — "We're the Millers"
•Sandra Bullock — "Gravity"
•Jennifer Lawrence — "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
•Lupita Nyong'o — "12 Years a Slave"
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Bradley Cooper — "American Hustle"
Leonardo DiCaprio — "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Chiwetel Ejiofor — "12 Years a Slave"
Josh Hutcherson — "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Matthew McConaughey — "
Buyers Club" Dallas
•Liam James — "The Way Way Back"
— "Fruitvale Station" Jordan
•Will Poulter— "We're the Millers"
•Margot Robbie — "The Wolf of Wall Street"
•Miles Teller — "The Spectacular Now"
2014 Movie Awards: Breakthrough Performance Nominees
•Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams — "American Hustle"
•Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson — "Don Jon"
•James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens — "Spring Breakers"
•Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller — "The Spectacular Now"
•Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter — "We're the Millers"
•"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" — Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell vs. James Marsden vs. Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Kanye West vs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler vs. Jim Carrey and Marion Cotillard vs. Will Smith vs. Liam Neeson and John C. Reilly vs. Greg Kinnear
•"Identity Thief" — Jason Bateman vs. Melissa McCarthy
•"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" —
Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs Orlando
•"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" — Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin vs. Mutant Monkeys
•"This is the End" — Jonah Hill vs. James Franco and Seth Rogen
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
•Kevin Hart — "Ride Along"
•Jonah Hill — "The Wolf of Wall Street"
•Johnny Knoxville — "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"
•Melissa McCarthy — "The Heat"
•Jason Sudeikis — "We're the Millers"
2014 Movie Awards: Best Comedic Performance Nominees
BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE
•Rose Byrne — "Insidious: Chapter 2"
•Jessica Chastain — "Mama"
•Vera Farmiga — "The Conjuring"
•Ethan Hawke — "The Purge"
•Brad Pitt — "World War Z"
BEST ON-SCREEN DUO
•Amy Adams and Christian Bale — "American Hustle"
•Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto — "
Buyers Club" Dallas
•Vin Diesel and Paul Walker — "Fast & Furious 6"
•Ice Cube and Kevin Hart — "Ride Along"
•Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio — "The Wolf of Wall Street"
BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE
•Jennifer Aniston — "We're the Millers"
•Sam Claflin — "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
•Leonardo DiCaprio — "The Wolf of Wall Street"
•Zac Efron — "That Awkward Moment"
•Chris Hemsworth — "Thor: The Dark World"
•The RV Crash — "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues"
•The Beauty Pageant — "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"
•Car Sex — "The Counselor"
•The Lude Scene — "The Wolf of Wall Street"
•Danny's New Pet — "This is the End"
2014 Movie Awards: #WTF Moment Nominees
•Barkhad Abdi — "Captain Phillips"
•Benedict Cumberbatch — "Star Trek into Darkness"
•Michael Fassbender — "12 Years a Slave"
•Mila Kunis — "Oz The Great and Powerful"
•Donald Sutherland — "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION
•Christian Bale — "American Hustle"
•Elizabeth Banks — "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Bloom — "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" Orlando
•Jared Leto — "
Buyers Club" Dallas
•Matthew McConaughey — "
Buyers Club" Dallas
BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
•Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson Peform in Heaven — "This is the End"
•Jennifer Lawrence Sings "Live & Let Die' — "American Hustle"
•Leonardo DiCaprio Pops and Locks — "The Wolf of Wall Street"
•Melissa McCarthy Sings "Barracuda" — "Identity Thief"
•Will Poulter Sing "Waterfalls" — "We're the Millers"
2014 Movie Awards: Best Musical Moment Nominees
BEST CAMEO PERFORMANCE
•Robert De Niro — "American Hustle"
•Amy Poehler and Tina Fey — "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues"
•Kanye West — "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues"
•Joan Rivers — "Iron Man 3"
•Rihanna — "This is the End"
•Henry Cavill as Clark
— "Man of Steel" Kent
•Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man — "Iron Man 3"
•Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins — "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
•Chris Hemsworth as Thor — "Thor: The Dark World"
•Channing Tatum as John Cale — "White House Down"
300 Rise Of An Empire Premiere In
Last week, 300Rise Of An Empire premiere took place at TCL Chinese Theatre in
! Cast and crew hit the black carpet and This movie is in theaters this now! Hollywood
Jack O’Connell, Eva Green, Callan Mulvey and
Actor Callan Mulvey
Actor Peter Mensah
Actresses Eva Green and
Actor Derek Luke
Go see it in theaters NOW!
Atlanta Woman Arrested For Breaking into Justin Bieber’s Home
The thirst is real in these
Atlanta streets, Sandy Springs Police arrested a woman they found sleeping inside the metro home where Justin Bieber is living. Atlanta
According to a press release, a family member found 23-year-old Qianying Zhao of Doraville, sleeping in one of the home’s bedrooms shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
She told police she entered the unoccupied home through an unlocked door. She said she was there to attend Bieber’s birthday party, which was held earlier in the week at another location. She originally said she was friends with the singer. However, it is believed that she is one of millions who follow Bieber on Twitter. She was taken to the Fulton County Jail Annex in Alpharetta and booked on misdemeanor criminal trespass.
The picture above tells me homegirl ain’t wrapped too tight. Just give her some Thorazine and let her be great, I’m just glad she wasn’t black!
Nicki Minaj Posts Naked Shower Selfies (PHOTOS)
Nicki Minaj must think that they best way to keep her millions of followers paying attention and clicking on ads is to post herself in various modes of undress.
.Anyway, here are a few of the pics for you to view, if you are so inclined.
This is not surprising since Nicki is following in the tradition of celebrities past and present who compensate for their lack talent by taking off their clothing for us.Nicki is not particularly good looking and has had massive amounts of work done on her body – from breast implants to butt fillers – all as she tries desperately to look how she thinks a hip hop girl should.
Bobbi Kris -- I'm 21 Now...And Got (Some Of) My Inheritance Money!
Now that Bobbi Kris is 21, she allegedly gets $2 million of her full $20 million inheritance from her mother's estate, according to previous reports. And a source close to the
family tells us that her expanded bank account is to blame for her and Nick Gordon's recent actions, at least in part. Houston
Even though the fight between Nick and Gary Michael Houston happened back in December, it seems odd that Nick publicized it himself just this week. And used some pretty strong words against the very
family whom he's spent many years with. Houston
Our source tells us, it's almost as if the two feel like they can do whatever they want...now that BK's got at least some of her money. And that money is now THEIR money...since BK and Nick coincidentally got married recently.
These recent tweets from Nick appear to have a bit of hostility behind them...or is he now feeling empowered?
Photo: Bobbi's IG
First Lady Michelle Obama, Gabrielle Union & More Celebs Attend BET’s Leading Women Defined Conference
Recently, BET hosted its Fifth Annual Leading Women Defined in
. Held at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, the event brought together over 100 prominent African-American women during Women’s History Month, focusing on themes of health, wellness and renewal. It also included a series of business/networking sessions and community service activities with an overall focus on setting a national agenda that will positively set the Black community. Peep the pics below. Miami
‘Good Morning America‘ host Robin Roberts was honored with the Butterfly Award for her extraordinary courage and unwavering commitment to service and leadership in her community. First Lady Michelle Obama was in attendance, participating in the conversation with the GMA host who shared a personal story about her her health and wellness. Other celeb participants and attendees included: Debra Lee, Gabrielle Union, Jeanette Jenkins, Kelly Rowland, June Ambrose, Mara Brock Akil, Lisa Price, Taren Guy, Valeisha Butterfield and many other ladies attended the event.
Tamar Braxton Glam Squad Scream Foul Over Unpaid Invoices!
Looks like Tamar is breaking a cardinal sin of being a diva. Thou shalt not avoid paying your glam squad.
Tamar got cryptic with this tweet earlier this week. Leaving many wondering what was going on in her camp.
We Im hearing Tamar’s glad squad are refusing to work for the songstress unless paid upfront!!! But thats not all.
It seems bandmembers and other staff are also not getting paid. And much worse shes been unable to record due to outstanding invoices at one or more recording studios. The she got even furious when she found out folks were tipping bloggers. See below tweet courtesy of Urbanbelle Mag
What a mess.
BBW’s LA Sunday Carter’s Mile Long Rap Sheet Revealed
I see Sunday likes to hate on Draya because she is washed up and a has been, now her past has come to the light. RWS got their hands on her rap sheet from when she was arrested.
Sunday has several cases stemming from shoplifting and stolen property! People need to learn to just keep quiet and not always try to point the finger at someone, because life has a way of pointing five fingers back at you. I am pretty sure she will blame this on being young and dumb..
The hate she has for Draya is all jealousy!! Draya is no saint and I can’t stand her cocky attitude but I must give props where it’s due, and this girl had a salacious pass but manage to build a name for herself and a brand…I guess LOL!
Beyonce’s Wing Man Anthony Burrell Conducts Workshop at Gotta Dance Atlanta!
Anthony Burrell who is the mastermind behind Beyoncé’s epic DANCE ROUTINES came to
to host a dancer’s workshop that got all the kids dancing at Gotta Dance Atlanta. What better way to get your groove on that to groove with the best? Atlanta
Check out the details below.
Dancers from both near and far came out to check out Beyoncé’s “Wing Man” Anthony Burrell at Gotta Dance Atlanta. Anthony Burrell shared some of his most popular moves as seen on stages with Beyonce, Brandy, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and more. Having worked with Beyonce for many years, his accomplishments also include appearances on 100+ awards show and TV shows.
He was also recently hand selected by Beyonce’s Creative Director Frank Gatson to revamp one of the longest running shows at Bally’s Hotel & Casino in
. Las Vegas
Amidst his rigorous schedule, he collaborated with
Atlanta’s CiCi Kelley & Daryl Foster to bring this amazing series to ’s dance community. With classes packed to capacity, the Anthony Burrell Workshop was a huge success and will hopefully soon return! Atlanta
Visit the homies over at Got2Dance.net for more info.
AND FINALLY FROM THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART FILES
’ Titty City
What is it about Walmart that just gets all the girls riled up to pop some titty out? Must be those low prices. I don’t know and quite frankly I don’t care.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AHEAD EVERYBODY!!!