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.
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!
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 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.
Remember a month or so ago, Saturday Night Live cast member Keenan Thompson said there weren't any funny black female comediennes? Well women are trying to prove him wrong. With SNL's newest cast, there are no black women. Yeah, you know that was going to draw some criticsm. Well now black female comedians are going to get their chance because according to Deadline.com, SNL held auditions for the ladies this month in L.A. and SNL's exec Lorne Michaels said he was bringing 7 or 8 of those ladies to New York to audition for the show. Even though the new season already announced it's lineup, they will most likely add a new cast member soon!
Photo: Good Housekeeping Magazine Cover
I love me some Queen Latifah. She is a black girl who rocks and she has found a way to stay relevant after 20 years! Well she is gracing the cover of Good Housekeeping magazine. Wait, doesn't that make her sound like a home-body? Queen Latifah told Good Housekeeping that she wasn't always a confident woman. She had to accept herself and rapid success. She talks everything from her size, body image, her family loss, her drinking and so much more. And she mentions therapy as her help to get past her struggles, which include sexual abuse. But she is in a better place in her life now. Sounds like a great read. Make sure you pick up the January copy of Good Housekeeping.