Chadwick Boseman, The Black Panther in TIME Magazine!
The weight of receiving a cover of Time Magazine has still not lost its significance. Even the President obsesses over the number of times he's received a cover from the red bordered news stand favorite.
Only two other superheroes (that I can find) ever were featured on the cover of the magazine, Superman for his 50th anniversary and Spider-man during the Sam Raimi days. So when, this week it was announced that Black Panther himself aka Chadwick Boseman would be featured the buzz was high.
Huffington Post Columnist Jamil Smith wrote the compelling article "The Revolutionary Power of Black Panther" in the issue which will be on stands soon. The article delves into the history of the character, the weight of the name of Marvel's character but most importantly what it means to have a black superhero helming his own movie. From the article:
If you are reading this and you are white, seeing people who look like you in mass media probably isn’t something you think about often. Every day, the culture reflects not only you but nearly infinite versions of you—executives, poets, garbage collectors, soldiers, nurses and so on. The world shows you that your possibilities are boundless. Now, after a brief respite, you again have a President.
The film has already garnered a 'fresh' rating on Rotten Tomotoes - despite a facebook groups campaign to destroy the fan score. Causing facebook to take down the group and for Rotten Tomotoes to respond. The The Marvel film will be in theaters February 16th and has a 99% fresh score on Rotten Tomotoes.
Directed by Ryan Coogle, and starring Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger and Danai Gurira as Okoye.
T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
#RHoA: Cynthia Bailey Hosts Viewing Party For Fifty Shades Freed Movie ! See the Photos!
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey had a little fun in Atlanta last night hosting a Fifty Shades Freed private screening with her friends – including Shamea Morton, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Dr. Heavenly Kimes and even her daughter, Noelle!
Cynthia shared on Instagram: “I have had a blast celebrating my big 50 all year. My 50 Shades Of Cynthia Party was so much fun & I still can’t believe I convinced my RHOA sisters to come as me in celebration of this huge milestone. Well, in the spirit of continuously embracing my 50 & Fabulous, I was super excited to host the #fiftyshadesfreed screening here in Atlanta last night. It was sooooo good & I learned a lot. This is the perfect date night & girls night out movie. Also, my favorite @fiftyshadesmovie from the trilogy! Thanks to all my fabulous friends that came out. Glad everyone enjoyed all the delicious food & cocktails.”
Cynthia even shared that it has her considering some kinky additions to Lake Bailey. “After seeing the movie, I am really starting to warm up to the idea of a sex dungeon. lol Definitely going to at least step up my lingerie game.”
Check out the pics from Cynthia’s event below
Do you plan on seeing the Movie?
#EMPIRE: Why Demi Moore looking very Kathy bates for the news season?
Demi Moore is going full-tilt Kathy Bates in a new promo for Empire‘s return on Wednesday, March 28
In the promo, Moore’s nurse Claudia takes a cue from the classic thriller Misery and chains up Lucious in a cabin, while Cookie searches for her missing ex.
“I will slit her throat,” Claudia threatens, holding a very sharp knife. (She’s also got an ax, so Cookie better watch her back.)
Empire begins March 28 on FOX!
#NEWMUSIC from D∆WN “Waves”
D∆WN, also known as Dawn Richard latest release “Waves.” The uptempo R&B infusion displays the singer’s transformative musical behavior.
The Single Program aims to provide music fans with free music for 52 weeks. At week 43, D∆WN pays homage to iconic girl group Destiny’s Child in sampling their single “If,” as she empowers the numerous women overlooked and disrespected in today’s society.
The futuristic singer took to Instagram to announce the single’s release, writing, “I promised that I would release new music when I had shit to say,” she said. “This is for every woman underpaid, underappreciated, undervalued and undermined… the underdog.”
#NEWHIPHOP: Q-Tip Debuts "Want U 2 Want" Featuring Kendrick Lamar On Beats 1 Radio
Although A Tribe Called Quest performed its final U.S. show last year, the legendary Hip Hop group’s de facto leader Q-Tip evidently still has some solo joints left in his arsenal.
On Friday night (February 9), Tip debuted an unreleased track featuring Kendrick Lamar during his Beats 1 Radio show, Abstract Radio. Titled “Want U 2 Want,” the song finds K. Dot and Tip swapping vocal duties throughout the nearly 4:30-minute long offering.
Lamar also handles the track’s soulful hook, “The love of your name can only pertain to the flame I got in my vein/ I never complain when your name is mentioned/ I can’t hold back or restrain, it’s the flame I got in my vein/ I never complain, I just want you to want me/ Want you to want me.”
Listen to the track HERE
Sorry Ladies, Idris Elba is ENGAGED!
With Valentine’s Day just days away, it’s undeniable that romance is in the air—well, at least it is for Idris Elba. The actor proposed to his girlfriend, model Sabrina Dhowre, today while attending a screening of his directorial debut, Yardie, at the Rio Cinema in London. And, it being the time of the iPhone, the cute moment was completely caught on tape by attendees of the screening.
In the video, Elba is seen popping the big question on one knee in front of an entire audience, and then Dhowre emotionally accepts with a yes. (Phew—that could have been awkward). The cinema also confirmed the proposal on their twitter account, saying, “Another @riocinema first! Still 5 days to Valentines Day but @idriselba went down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend live on stage this morning before a preview of his film #Yardie.”
Congrats to the lovely couple!
'Fifty Shades Franchise Tops $1 Billion Worldwide as Freed' Leads Weekend Box Office with 40 Million!
The weekend delivered mostly on expectations with the week's three new wide releases taking the top three spots at the box office. Leading the way was Universal's Fifty Shades Freed, pushing the Fifty Shades franchise over $1 billion globally. Sony's release of Peter Rabbit actually topped expectations while Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 to Paris was a little late arriving in the station, coming up a bit short of Mojo's pre-weekend forecast.
With an estimated $38.8 million, Universal's Fifty Shades Freed topped the weekend box office. While the number is almost spot on with Mojo's pre-weekend expectations it once again shows a decline within the franchise from one film to the next, coming up short of the $46.6 million opening for Fifty Shades Darker one year ago. By the end of its run, Darker pulled in $114.5 million domestically and should Freed deliver a similar multiplier it would be looking at a domestic run right around $95 million based on this weekend's estimate.
Opening weekend audiences gave Freed a "B+" CinemaScore, which is right on par with Darker. The opening weekend audience, however, saw the highest ratio of female to male audience members yet in the franchise, with women making up 75% of the opening weekend moviegoers. Of the overall audience, 55% were under the age of 30.
Internationally, Freed brought in an estimated $98.1 million from 57 markets led by Germany with an estimated $10.7 million for the weekend. This puts the film's worldwide opening at $136.9 million enough to push the franchise over $1 billion combined.
Red Gerard Wins First U.S. Medal At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Snowboarder Redmond Gerard — more commonly known as simply "Red" — has won the first U.S. medal in Pyeongchang, taking a gold medal at the Winter Olympics with a stunning comeback win in the men's slopestyle final.
"It was awesome. I just told myself that I want to land a run and I was a little bummed on my first two runs because I fell a couple of times," Gerard said, in comments relayed by the Olympics' news service. "I'm just so happy that it all worked out."
Gerard, who at 17 was the youngest competitor in the field, had been sitting in last place after his first two runs. He needed a phenomenal final run to reach the podium — and the Colorado native delivered, posting a best score of 87.16 to rewrite the leader board and vault past Canadians Max Parrot (86.00) and Mark McMorris (85.20), who won silver and bronze.
Gerard is the youngest American male athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics since 1928.
The win preserves the U.S. streak of winning gold in slopestyle, which was added to the Olympics schedule in 2014.
"It feels incredible. I'm just really happy that I got to land a run and I'm just really excited right now," Gerard said.
After a qualifying round that was dominated by McMorris and Parrot, along with X Games champion Marcus Kleveland of Norway, Gerard faced an imposing task to win a medal. He took gold despite falling on his first two runs, posting scores under 50 points. He also managed to edge Parrot, who turned in his best score of the day on his third and final run. Afterwards, Gerard admitted to being unsure he'd sealed the win.
"I was really happy when I saw I came in as first. I don't know, [Parrot] had a pretty good run, I was questioning it. But you know, judges have their own minds, and I'm super psyched."
Gerard and Parrot will face off again in 10 days, when the big air competition starts at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang.
Congrats To Him!
Kandi Sends her Love to Xscap3. Telling fans to support the new group!
A few days ago, The group Xscape has a name change now it’s currently spelled “XSCAP3”
Tamika Scott, LaTocha Scott and Tiny Harris have signed with CAA for worldwide representation in all areas..
Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, La Tocha Scott and Tamika Scott join CAA’s growing roster which has seen recent signings for Logic, Fetty Wap, Wu Tang Clan, Cardi B and A$AP Rocky, as well previous signings that include Kanye West, Tinashe, Andra Day and T.I…..
Kandi makes it very clear she’s truly supportive of Xscap3.The singer posts a picture of the group on social media with this message.
Kandi claps back at a person accusing her of being salty…
What do you think?
Omarosa Manigault Left the 'Celebrity Big Brother' House Due to a Asthma Attack!
The 44-year-old former White House aide was forced to leave the house after suffering an asthma attack, according to fellow contestants during the CBS live feed on Saturday (February 10).
Big Brother castmates Ross Mathews, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Mark McGrath explained that Omarosa needed to leave due to an attack, which explained why she was not in attendance after the second “Head of Household” competition, which required the castmates to get dizzy and bowl.
Ross and Marissa said that she had been hospitalized, but that it was not serious. She’s since returned back to the house.
Richard Pryor’s Daughter Rain Slams His ‘Bottom Feeder’ Widow and Quincy Jones Over Marlon Brando Sex Claims
Standing up for her father. Rain Pryor took to Facebook on Thursday, February 8, to slam her father Richard Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee, and pal Quincy Jones in a heated post following their allegations that the late comedian had sex with Marlon Brando.
The 47-year-old actress began her lengthy statement by calling out the “faux news” and Jones, saying, “Q, was once a brilliant music producer who is losing his mind, and decided to garner publicity for himself with a sensationalized interview; and because y’all think and equate Fame and Money with decency, you ate it up like thirsty dogs, as he spewed out a lie about my father who’s not here to defend himself.”
She continued: “Then on top of it all, my dad’s so called widow validated it, because she needs to keep legitimizing herself and tarnish our dad even after he’s dead. She hated Q and Daddy. Y’all so thirsty and LOVE THEM but ever know the real source or full story, and you’re gonna wonder how 45 became president? WAKE UP!!!”
The Jokes My Father Never Taught Me author then slammed them as “bottom feeders” who “lie or share information to raise themselves up.” She concluded the post: “Wrong is still wrong!!! #GTFOH. I’m getting my millions the correct way, with integrity!!!!”
As previously reported, Jones first detailed the claims about the deceased Emmy Award winner and Brando during an interview with Vulture published on Wednesday, February 7. He told the outlet: “[Marlon] Brando used to go cha-cha dancing with us. He could dance his ass off. He was the most charming motherf—ker you ever met. He’d f—k anything. Anything! He’d f—k a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.”
After the interview with Jones made headlines, TMZ caught up with Lee — who was who was married to the late comedian twice from 1981 to 1982 and 2001 until he passed in 2005 — and she seemingly confirmed the gossip. ”It was the ’70s! Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes. If you did enough cocaine, you’d f—k a radiator and send it flowers in the morning,” she told TMZ on Thursday, February 8.
Kim Cattrall Blasts Sarah Jessica Parker And Confirms They Are NOT Friends
Well now there is definitely never going to be a Sex And The City 3.
I've understood Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker's "beef" until this point. I just assumed that they were friendly colleagues but not actual friends. I didn't think that there were any diva tantrums or backstage fights, but now I can definitely see Carrie and Samantha fighting it out while the cameras weren't rolling. Can these two divas be Ryan Murphy's inspiration for Feud season 3?
Unless you've been living under a rock you probably know how this feud started. SJP confirmed that a third movie wasn't happening because Kim Cattrall didn't want to take part in it. Then Kim spilled the tea on Piers Morgan that she has never been friends with her SATC costars which SJP clapped back to on WWHL saying she was heartbroken.
A few days after SJP's WWHL appearance, Kim Cattrall's brother died and both Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon reached out to her via Instagram to send their condolences to her dead brother and Kim Cattrall specifically thanked them in a post days later.
In my brain I thought it could be the perfect opportunity for them to become friends and possibly talk her into making a third film. I was wrong. Very wrong.
On Saturday Kim put SJP on blast on Instagram saying: "I don't need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker." The post then went onto say that even Kim's mom thought SJP was a hypocrite for reaching out and that it is a "painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now."
She then cut even deeper by saying "you are not my family. you are not my friend" and told her to stop exploiting her tragedy in order to restore her "nice girl" persona.
I don't think that Kim could have been any clearer, but how was she cruel? I need specifics Kim! I kind of understand the reason for posting this from Kim's point of view: she's grieving her brothers death and now some fake bitch is trying to be nice to me for the public to see? Fuck that.
I'm not on anyone's side but I hope the tea keeps coming, or maybe this will be the final blow that ends the feud once and for all, because SJP probably won't speak out against this.
JAY-Z Gives Speech At Trayvon Martin Peace Walk In Miami
JAY-Z attended the sixth annual Peace Walk & Peace Talk in honor of Trayvon Martin in Miami Gardens on Saturday.
The Hip Hop mogul stood alongside Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, as he addressed hundreds of supporters at the rally honoring the slain teen and others lost to gun violence.
JAY-Z addressed the crowd of supporters saying:
We want to make sure that we stand and support and never forget that Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to the people out here. So you guys will never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys went through.
And his name will sit alongside the greats whom lost their lives to push our culture forward — the Martin Luther Kings, the Gandhis. That’s the intention that we set, that his name serves as a beacon of light and hope to push us in a better direction, so thank you guys for your support.
Thank you for being here.
AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
‘NOM NOM NOM’
I see why you’ve got your underwear up high and out of his reach. Don’t want the Cookie Monster to eat them. 😆😆😆
EGGPLANT NATION: Meet Black Bear
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