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.
This weekend was definitely a busy weekend for me. After Powerhouse, I had to take a train to New Jersey the very next day for the taping of Black Girls Rock. And baby, yes we do! If you don't know the concept of Black Girls Rock, it was founded by Beverly Bond who wanted to recognize black girls and women with all they do in the entertainment industry to community acitvism. The "red" carpet was actually a fitting pink carpet and had everyone from Tatiana Ali, to the "Girlfriends" cast with Tracee Ellis Ross, who was the evening's host and Regina King. A few of the honorees even graced the pink carpet such as Queen Latifah and activist Ameena Matthews, who had an emotional message when she recieved her award during the show. I was even able to snag a quick interview with a few people, which, included Chairman and CEO of BET, Debra Lee. And let me tell you, these ladies looked gorgeous. And let's not forget about the performancse you just have to see. I won't give it all away, but I will say Kelly Rowland featured Sevyn Streeter and a special guest! Okay, okay, I will give you that much more scoop, but make sure you tune into BET on Sunday, November 3 at 7/6 central to catch Black Girls Rock!