Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tichina Arnold Lands New TV Land Sitcom

Tichina Arnold who has been gracing our television screens for years with roles on Martin, Everybody Hates Chris and One on One, is currently working on the TV Land pilot "Happily Divorced" with Fran Drescher. The show is loosely based on Fran's life, and it centers around a woman whose former husband comes out of the closet and how they remain the best of friends despite all that's happened.

Fran has cast Tichina as her best bud on the show which has no premiere date set yet.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Taraji's Taking It Off For The Animals

Actress Taraji Henson has dropped trou (and blouse for) the furry ones. She's the model for PETA's latest "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign.

Taraji is now 40 and working it due to her strong principles about animals not being slaughtered for fashion.

Taraji's latest film Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story will air on Lifetime January 31st.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Annie Remake Will Star Willow Smith

Willow Smith will star as the titular character in an Annie remake. Will Smith's company Overbrook Entertainment will produce and rapper Jay Z will do the music. No release date is set yet!

There Are Always Strings Attached

No Strings Attached is the # 1 movie in the country, and it’s all about the whole “friends with benefits” mindset that seems to be all the rage these days. I don’t know how many of us in the urban community are down with this, but there seem to be plenty of people who are. If you aren’t looking for anything more out of the relationship, then is it okay to just sleep with someone for the hell of it? What about the feelings of the person who may become attached to the other?  Is it possible to go back to being friends once you have seen the other person at their most intimate?  
 In church we discuss how sexual immorality causes us to form soul ties with people, and to be honest with you I don’t believe there is any such thing as being just “friends with benefits”. There are consequences to everything, and if you don’t believe that then you are an emotionally crippled person much like the young lady Natalie Portman portrayed in the movie. Sex is nothing to play with and neither is one’s emotional well being.  
My reasons for writing this is to see how many of us have adopted the attitude of loving the one you are with until finding the love you want. Have you benefitted in other ways besides sex with this choice or has making this choice left you emotionally scarred?  I’m also curious if like the movie any relationships that started off this way ended happily?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Essence Cover Featuring Regina King

One of the most underrated actresses in Hollywood finally gets a chance to show her stuff on Essence! I really like Regina's show Southland which has found a well deserved home on TNT. I hope you guys tune in to support it!