Self made billionaires Oprah Winfrey and entertainment mogul Tyler Perry are joining forces, in creativity and business. The two friends and creative geniuses will be working closely at Oprah’s Own Entertainment. Since launching Own – only the second consequential television network created by an African American – she’s experienced many growing pains. Oprah herself has stated many times that she’d underestimated the true hard work
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Swimmers Michael Phelps, 17 year old phenom Missy Franklin and Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, were supposed to hog the limelight at the 2012 olympics. A funny thing happened though; a 16 year old gymnast named Gabby Douglas did a matrix on us and flipped the script. All anyone talked about after the women’s gymnastics qualifying round – besides the jaw dropping collapse of fellow American Jordyn
It remains to be seen what energy Dwight Howard will bring to the still mighty L.A. Lakers or how is new teammates can incorporate him in their midst. Kobe is still the top dude on the court and he won’t relinquish that title to anyone. On the face of things this matchup may seem like a clash of titans, which in a way, it is.
Steve Harvey’s book and movie Think like a man took the whole movie industry by surprise. It gave a needed boost to the careers of many of its actors. Meagan Good, one of the most beautiful actresses working, shined brightly in the film. The talented screen veteran may not have stole the show, but held her own amongst a stellar cast. Meagan’s had a steady
After body slamming Lady Gaga for the top most viewed female artist on youtube, Rihanna has Justin Bieber in her scopes. Rihanna is the undisputed queen of the video digital realm and her powers are growing, rapidly. All hail the queen In January 2012, the most talked about issue on youtube was the battle for top female views getter. The reigning champ at the time
Everyone else probably saw this coming, but the bosses at Fox’s American Idol. Apparently Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey viscously verbally sparred at a North Carolina stop in the show’s taping. The two divas apparently never got along since they were paired with show’s veteran judge Randy Jackson and country star Keith Urban. It was in fact Jackson, sources said, tried to quell the escalating
Animated films have been grossing massive profit margins for Hollywood studios and their stars over the years. Queen Latifah has been quietly raking in mega bucks for theatre owners as one of the main stars of Ice Age: Continental drift. Ice Age, an animated movie franchise juggernaut has grossed $2.8 billion worldwide since first release in 2002. Queen Latifah joined the quadrilogy on its second
Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith ruled the North American and international boxoffice this past weekend. Their new film, madagascar 3 pulled in an estimated $62 million. Their hotly anticipated follow up to madagascar 1 and 2 saw the cast stranded in Europe this time.
In a strange but unbelievably true turn of events, the 85 year old author of the Exorcist is suing Georgetown University. The lawsuit stems from the fact the school has invited America’s Health secretary and democrat, Kathleen Sebelius to speak at graduation.William Peter Blatty attended Georgetown some 60 years ago and according to him the school has broken a rule set forth by the late
Will Smith’s mega blockbuter will thoroughly clean the clocks of it’s competition at the boxoffice and internationally. According to early estimates it will gross approximately $70 million in North America alone and a further $140 million internationally. Even though it’s cumulative is impressive by any standard’s most box office watchers estimates the flick needs a mind boggling $600 million to break even.
After an unusually long time away from cinemas, Will Smith returns with a loud bang, destroying his competition at the box office. At the North American cineplexes his Men in Black 3 movie, grossed an impressive $55 million, finally ending the reign of Sam Jackson’s Avengers ensemble. Most noteworthy, Will managed to match and surpass the initial gross of the last Men in Black movie.
With the hit movie Think like a man almost within range of the magical $100 million dollar milestone, is Hollywood intentionally slowing its momentum? The film, thus far has grossed a very impressive $88 million but after this May 25-27 weekend it will have a hard time reaching the $100 million figure. A movie grossing north of $100 million at the boxoffice seems like nothing
Hot off the virtual performance of the late Tupac Shakur, rumours are swirling about the internet that Pac's about to tour again. The internet been on fire since the technological spectacle at Coachella, spearheaded by Dr. Dre.
So realistic was the performance that the audience at first appeared confused. When Pac busted out some oh his classic tunes the audience participation was like a rock show. Every other event at the concert's been eclipsed by the late king of rap.
He's been dead now for 1 years but that didn't stop the legendary Tupac Shakur from making his debut performance at Coachella music fest. The internet has been on fire since the ultra realistic 3d performance.
Dr. Dre along with, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent and others performed, but it was Pac who stole the show. Appearing in Timberland boots and his trademark tattoos his avatar even shouted out the audience at one point. See the Youtube link to the performance below.
The 2012 Coachella music festival rapped up three days of music and partying, in a Southern California Desert – sweet. Rihanna was actually an audience member through Canadian artist the Weekend’s (Abel Tesfaye) set. Later Rihanna took to the stage to rock out on some of her latest hits, her friend, Katy Perry was her famous fan. Rihanna’s friend, rapper Santigold hit the main stage
Tyler Perry has learnt the hard way, no Good Deed goes unpunished. One hot question has lingered in the black community for years since Tyler Perry first shook up the Hollywood machine with his irreverent Madea film persona. Ask any film buff amongst us what the question is, he or she will reply – without pause. Is Tyler Perry bad for black cinema? So far,
The radiant actress Sharon Leal’s been a busy woman in hollywood. Especially in a era of tight budgets and dwindling parts for African Americans. This fall she’ll star opposite Oscar winner Cuba Gooding jr. in the tv show Guilty (as his wife). She’s been the Center piece of at least two Tyler Perry movies, Why Did i Get married parts 1 and 2. On tv,
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