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.
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All eyes are on Newtown, Connecticut with the 1 year mark approaching of the tragic shooting that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary, and the town’s locals are speaking out. CNN spoke to some locals and journalists on how the media should approach the occasion. Locals are stressing that the community asks national media to respect and honor those who lost their lives and those that are still grieving. “We are wishing fervently that those many persons who wish us well, and the media, will allow us this time to be alone and quiet with time for personal and communal reflection."
A local news outlet made this statement, "The Newtown Bee is not participating in coverage by outside media of the 12/14 anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings. There is a point - and I think we had already passed it at the six-month mark - where the continued media fascination with Newtown's psychological state becomes an impediment to the healing process for many people.”
Many major news sources feel there is no imminent news reason to be in town, mainly out of respect for the locals and those victims lost in the tragedy. I do feel this is best for those still grieving. They still need their peace. Rest in peace to those 26 lives, lost.
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.
South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela left a mark on many. After figting for his country and fighting for his health, most recently, the world says their goodbyes. Yesterday, President Obama and others attended his memorial service. But today, Mandela's body is at rest, lying in state as the seat of South Africa's government, according to CNN. The first hours were reserved for family members and dignitaries to pay tribute to the anti-apartied leader. Today is the first of three days that his body will lie in state. The public will have their chance to view the casket and pay tribute as well, later today and the rest of the week. Long lines are even expected to form in early hours because viewing hours will be limited to daylight. CNN reported on Saturday a military aircraft will take Mandela's remains from a Pretoria airbase to Mthatha, the main town in the province of Eastern Cape. As many mourn over Mandela, let's keep his families in prayer and remember what he stood for!
Nothing says Merry Christmas like having teens twerk in a Christmas parade. That's what happened in Louisiana, according to the post that was on YouTube. And I know you're thinking, is there a Christmas song where you can twerk? As far as I know...no. But the teens came with their own dance music, and nothing says Christmas like a parade of teens that dance to part of the song that says "Make ya ass go...". And this was in a neighborhood full of kids. Wow! So if you ever asked "Where they do that at?" now you know. What do you think about this?
There apparently some rumor going around that Gucci Mane murdered a cellmate while in jail because the cellmate tried to rape Gucci. WHAT? Yeah seems far-fetched, right? Well, don't believe that. According to Memphis Rap, and Gucci didn't kill anyone. According to a satire news site, Gucci was sleep and woke up to a cellmate licking the ice cream cone on his face, that's when Gucci allegedly choked the guy to death. Gucci even jumped on Twitter to deny the rumor saying, "Don't believe the lies man. #Rumors." Wait, how did he tweet from jail?