Morris L. Chestnut is very recognizable because he has been appearing in films since 1991 when he appeared as Ricky Baker in Boyz n the Hood. After doing various TV movies, Chestnut career steadily rose with co-starring roles in standard studio films such as Under Siege 2 and G.I. Jane. His major break into the main stream was with his role as a professional football player on the eve of his wedding in The Best Man. For his performance Chestnut earned an NAACP Image Award nomination. Most recently, Chestnut revived his previous role with the follow up film The Best Man Holiday, which once again received great acclaim and numbers in the box office. Born and raised in California, Morris Chestnut claims that the Philadelphia Eagles are among his favorite sports teams. And ladies, you may not have to wait to long to see him on the big screen, because rumors are swirling about another Best Man film maybe in the works.
So how did week 1 of the Holiday Hustle go for you? It wasn't that hard, right? Well, prepare yourself for week 2 of The Holiday Hustle Power Challenge. Remember it's all about setting the pace for you and your 2014 resolutions. Although we aren't trained professionals, these are exercises that can be beneficial to you, especially if the gym is not an option for you, and with the recent snow storm, you may not be trying to get out the house to go to the gym! Don't forget, feel free to Instagram your videos and photos with the #HolidayHustle @Power99Philly. I want to see the weekly progress each week, and people its FREE, so how can you beat that?
For Week 2, it's about Nutrition/Hydration. That means it time to eliminate all fast, fried and junk foods as well as all carbonated beverages (no diet sodas either). Drink half your weight in ounces of water each day. And this week, complete Week 1 of Hasfit's 30 Day Ab program. And don't worry, all you have to do scroll to the calender to click each day for the ab work out. Click HERE.
Photo: Screenshot from Today Show
As I was home watching the Today show this morning, they mentioned the one year mark of the deaths of 26 people at Sandy Hook elementary. I refuse to call it an anniversary because that word sounds positive and there was nothing positive from that tragic day. But the show featured a man who is doing something very good. In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy, Peter Thum wanted to help spread the message of reducing gun violence. He actually started making jewelry from illegal AK-47's in Africa back in 2009. But he wanted to bring the idea to the states and after the Sandy Hook tragedy, he created a company that would also help spread the word of reducing gun violence, called Liberty Union. The company takes firearms, destroy them and turns them into jewelry. Proceeds from their sales go towards organizations who want to reduce gun violence. He has even partnered with officials in Philly as well as a few other places to get guns from buyback programs. Sometimes it takes one idea to help increase the awareness. If you want to help out as well, check out Liberty United.
How crazy is it that earlier this week, I mentioned Beyonce doing her concert with no new album. Boom! In my face because last night at midnight, Queen Bey dropped her Visual, self-titled Album on iTunes! According to EURweb, it's her 5th studio album that contains a combo if audio tracks with video versions! Damn, the Carters have done something big again! There are about 14 songs and 17 videos for about $16. The CD/DVD will be in stores in time for the holidays, because you know I'm a CD girl! Kudos to Bey for dropping an album with no promotion or giving fans a heads up for a release date, and managed to not have the "visual" album leak! Check out a few of her videos for her new album.
Photo: Screenshot from Pete Holmes Show
We all know most rappers will use the N-word in their music. But what happens when you are at one of their concerts and white people are standing next to you. What do they say when a lyric comes up with the N-word? Well, Schoolboy Q says go ahead and say it! He said during his concerts, where there are majority white people, he stops because the white people are afraid to say it, according to All Hip Hop. But he tells them to say it because it's 2013. Uh, okay, sure, I guess. Check out his interview with Pete Holmes where he talks about this and his weed.
How excited did you get when you heard Andre 3000 and Big Boi were getting back together to do a tour or two? Maybe even a new Outkast album? I'm a huge fan so I smiled like crazy, but now, my smile may be going crooked. There was a picture that surfaced with Andre 3000 and Future! No!!! I know they both rep for Atlanta, but I don't want Future working with Andre 3000. I don't want Future's stamp on Outkast's music. Okay, I know I am wrong but still. I know Future collaborates with a lot of people and I don't want to get my hopes up because all Future did was post an Instagram picture of him and Andre, with no caption. I guess I can calm down a bit. I rather Andre be a feature on Future's album instead of the other way around. Damn, I'm wrong for that!