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Monthly Archives June 2009

Terrence Howard Criticizes Obama and Praises Reagan During Visit To Washington

CENTERTAINMENT-US-LIONSGATE Photo: Reuters Terrence Howard blasted Obama for unrevolutionary politics and praised Reagan for helping black communities while in Washington D.C. last week. Oh yeah, he also attended the Children Uniting Nations 4th Annual National Conference Gala Dinner on Tuesday and sold some lemonade outside of the D.C. Ritz-Carlton to raise money for the child cancer charity Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on Friday. The Hustle and Flow actor told to The Washington Times Green & Glover, "I don't think President Obama has been that revolutionary in reaching out to ethnic communities. President Reagan did a lot for the black community that people don't realize." This isn't the first time Howard has made some bold yet questionable statements. In 2007 the actor spewed forth this gem of a quote to Elle magazine about women and personal hygiene: "Toilet paper - and no baby wipes - in the bathroom. If they're using dry paper, they aren't washing all of themselves. It's just unclean. So if I go in a woman's house and see the toilet paper there, I'll explain this. And if she doesn't make the adjustment to baby wipes, I'll know she's not completely clean."
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Kanye West and Chanel Iman Chat and Share Fries at MEN.STYLE.COM’s Women of Fashion Event

kanye-west-chanel-iman Photo: Sara Jaye Weiss Blindie's fave model Chanel Iman cozied up to Kanye West during the MEN.STYLE.COM Women of Fashion event in New York on Wednesday and even shared some fries with the ego-tastic singer. The 3rd annual fashion bash held at the New York Palace Hotel's Palace Gate celebrated 25 of the fashion industry's most glamorous ladies, including Rachel Roy, Chloë Sevigny and Berrin Noorata, selected by a panel of equally stylish men: André Benjamin, Paul Sevigny and Sean Avery.
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Ga Ga: Yara Shahidi Stars with Eddie Murphy in Imagine That & Angelina Jolie in Salt

yarashahidi-adorable There's a new scene-stealer in town: kid actor Yara Shahidi, who isn't only taking over where little Dakota Fanning left off, but is a bankable star in the latest Eddie Murphy flick, Imagine That. The cute kid from Minneapolis beat out 3,000 girls for the role of Olivia, an imaginative kid with real life stock tips, which her dad (Eddie Murphy) finds useful! But Eddie isn't the only A-Lister Yara's sharing screen time with: she's starring (with her little brother Sayeed) in Unthinkable as Samuel L. Jackson's tots and with Angelina Jolie in the thriller Salt. Of Jolie, whom she recently shot a scene with, Yara said, “[She] was really nice, not intimidating. It was like saying hello to a friend.” eddiemurphy-imaginethat-yarashahidi.jpg
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Michelle Obama’s First Blindie Style Don’t: The Rainbow Brite Frilly Skirt in London

michelleobama-dont-skirt Wearing a skirt that resembles something little Sasha could've made in her arts and crafts class, Michelle Obama sabotaged her fashion resume with a Rainbow Brite/Wedding cake skirt on a trip to Westminster Abbey. The First Lady, who is on summer vacation in the UK with daughters Sasha and Malia, "brightened up London's grey skies," according to The Sun, with her yellow and lavender layered cardigan and crazy skirt, which The Times says, "As a stack, they look like one of those modern, fancy wedding cakes that brides’ co-ordinate with their flowers." Also, what's going on with her hair? She's looking a little coneheadish. Obviously, you can all see that Blindie is not happy with this style mishap!
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Material Mom Madonna Set to Adopt Malawian Orphan Mercy James

madonna-mercy-baby-malawi Madonna reportedly will get her way, according to The Sun, which claims the Material Mom has persuaded three appeal judges to allow her to adopt Malawian orphan Mercy James. Madonna, 50, whose application for the three-year-old was rejected in March, will get her new ruling next Sunday at Malawi's Supreme Court of Appeal. "All recommendations are in favour of the adoption taking place," a source reveals. "Mercy should start packing her bags. She's off to America."
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An American Family in Paris: The Obamas Become Parisian Tourists

michelle-malia-sasha-paris-apphoto The Obamas may be American royalty, but they're spending their time as Parisian tourists this week. Wrapping up his six-day trip abroad to the Middle East, Germany and the beaches of Normandy, the President joined First Lady Michelle and Malia and Sasha at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Paris, where they're staying. The First Family's tour of Paris began early Saturday evening at the Notre Dame cathedral, while on Sunday (which was Sasha's 8th birthday) they took in the city's best view atop the Pompidou Center. "I would love nothing more than to have a leisurely week in Paris, stroll down the Seine, take my wife out to a nice meal, have a picnic in Luxembourg Gardens," he said after taking his wife to dinner near the Eiffel Tower. "Those days are over, for the moment."
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Rivers Wash Over Me Premieres At New Fest Debuting Promising New Talents Derrick L. Midldeton and Cameron Mitchell Mason

rivers-wash-over-me Photo: (L to R) Derrick L. Middleton, Aidan Schultz-Meyer The independent film Rivers Wash Over Me directed by John G. Young premiered at New Fest in New York on Saturday and featured some promising young talents. Set in the south, Rivers chronicles the turmoil a gay teenager encounters when he goes to live with relatives following the death of his mother. Derrick L. Middleton in the lead role as Sequan Greene and Cameron Mitchell Mason who plays Sequan's abusive and homophobic cousin shine as break-out stars in complex and vulnerable roles. The film's few light-hearted moments delivered by Darien Sills-Evans who seemed to invoke Sidney Poitier from In The Heat of The Night in his portrayal of the town sherriff trying to solve a murder in a southern town, and Elizabeth Dennis who played the gratuitious wayward white girl with a penchant for black men and drugs, helped to even out an otherwise grim tale of small town prejudice. If Middleton and Mason can carry off such complex roles for their film debuts, look forward to their follow-up performances. As for Sills-Evans, whom we first caught sight of in Bill Cosby's less-popular and lower-income family sitcom series Cosby in the late 1990s - it's time for a lead role in a comedy feature! And since he co-wrote and produced the film, we're confident he can make that happen.
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Terrence Howard Criticizes Obama and Praises Reagan During Visit To Washington

CENTERTAINMENT-US-LIONSGATE Photo: Reuters Terrence Howard blasted Obama for unrevolutionary politics and praised Reagan for helping black communities while in Washington D.C. last week. Oh yeah, he also attended the Children Uniting Nations 4th Annual National Conference Gala Dinner on Tuesday and sold some lemonade outside of the D.C. Ritz-Carlton to raise money for the child cancer charity Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on Friday. The Hustle and Flow actor told to The Washington Times Green & Glover, "I don't think President Obama has been that revolutionary in reaching out to ethnic communities. President Reagan did a lot for the black community that people don't realize." This isn't the first time Howard has made some bold yet questionable statements. In 2007 the actor spewed forth this gem of a quote to Elle magazine about women and personal hygiene: "Toilet paper - and no baby wipes - in the bathroom. If they're using dry paper, they aren't washing all of themselves. It's just unclean. So if I go in a woman's house and see the toilet paper there, I'll explain this. And if she doesn't make the adjustment to baby wipes, I'll know she's not completely clean."
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Kanye West and Chanel Iman Chat and Share Fries at MEN.STYLE.COM’s Women of Fashion Event

kanye-west-chanel-iman Photo: Sara Jaye Weiss Blindie's fave model Chanel Iman cozied up to Kanye West during the MEN.STYLE.COM Women of Fashion event in New York on Wednesday and even shared some fries with the ego-tastic singer. The 3rd annual fashion bash held at the New York Palace Hotel's Palace Gate celebrated 25 of the fashion industry's most glamorous ladies, including Rachel Roy, Chloë Sevigny and Berrin Noorata, selected by a panel of equally stylish men: André Benjamin, Paul Sevigny and Sean Avery.
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Ga Ga: Yara Shahidi Stars with Eddie Murphy in Imagine That & Angelina Jolie in Salt

yarashahidi-adorable There's a new scene-stealer in town: kid actor Yara Shahidi, who isn't only taking over where little Dakota Fanning left off, but is a bankable star in the latest Eddie Murphy flick, Imagine That. The cute kid from Minneapolis beat out 3,000 girls for the role of Olivia, an imaginative kid with real life stock tips, which her dad (Eddie Murphy) finds useful! But Eddie isn't the only A-Lister Yara's sharing screen time with: she's starring (with her little brother Sayeed) in Unthinkable as Samuel L. Jackson's tots and with Angelina Jolie in the thriller Salt. Of Jolie, whom she recently shot a scene with, Yara said, “[She] was really nice, not intimidating. It was like saying hello to a friend.” eddiemurphy-imaginethat-yarashahidi.jpg
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Michelle Obama’s First Blindie Style Don’t: The Rainbow Brite Frilly Skirt in London

michelleobama-dont-skirt Wearing a skirt that resembles something little Sasha could've made in her arts and crafts class, Michelle Obama sabotaged her fashion resume with a Rainbow Brite/Wedding cake skirt on a trip to Westminster Abbey. The First Lady, who is on summer vacation in the UK with daughters Sasha and Malia, "brightened up London's grey skies," according to The Sun, with her yellow and lavender layered cardigan and crazy skirt, which The Times says, "As a stack, they look like one of those modern, fancy wedding cakes that brides’ co-ordinate with their flowers." Also, what's going on with her hair? She's looking a little coneheadish. Obviously, you can all see that Blindie is not happy with this style mishap!
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Material Mom Madonna Set to Adopt Malawian Orphan Mercy James

madonna-mercy-baby-malawi Madonna reportedly will get her way, according to The Sun, which claims the Material Mom has persuaded three appeal judges to allow her to adopt Malawian orphan Mercy James. Madonna, 50, whose application for the three-year-old was rejected in March, will get her new ruling next Sunday at Malawi's Supreme Court of Appeal. "All recommendations are in favour of the adoption taking place," a source reveals. "Mercy should start packing her bags. She's off to America."
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An American Family in Paris: The Obamas Become Parisian Tourists

michelle-malia-sasha-paris-apphoto The Obamas may be American royalty, but they're spending their time as Parisian tourists this week. Wrapping up his six-day trip abroad to the Middle East, Germany and the beaches of Normandy, the President joined First Lady Michelle and Malia and Sasha at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Paris, where they're staying. The First Family's tour of Paris began early Saturday evening at the Notre Dame cathedral, while on Sunday (which was Sasha's 8th birthday) they took in the city's best view atop the Pompidou Center. "I would love nothing more than to have a leisurely week in Paris, stroll down the Seine, take my wife out to a nice meal, have a picnic in Luxembourg Gardens," he said after taking his wife to dinner near the Eiffel Tower. "Those days are over, for the moment."
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Rivers Wash Over Me Premieres At New Fest Debuting Promising New Talents Derrick L. Midldeton and Cameron Mitchell Mason

rivers-wash-over-me Photo: (L to R) Derrick L. Middleton, Aidan Schultz-Meyer The independent film Rivers Wash Over Me directed by John G. Young premiered at New Fest in New York on Saturday and featured some promising young talents. Set in the south, Rivers chronicles the turmoil a gay teenager encounters when he goes to live with relatives following the death of his mother. Derrick L. Middleton in the lead role as Sequan Greene and Cameron Mitchell Mason who plays Sequan's abusive and homophobic cousin shine as break-out stars in complex and vulnerable roles. The film's few light-hearted moments delivered by Darien Sills-Evans who seemed to invoke Sidney Poitier from In The Heat of The Night in his portrayal of the town sherriff trying to solve a murder in a southern town, and Elizabeth Dennis who played the gratuitious wayward white girl with a penchant for black men and drugs, helped to even out an otherwise grim tale of small town prejudice. If Middleton and Mason can carry off such complex roles for their film debuts, look forward to their follow-up performances. As for Sills-Evans, whom we first caught sight of in Bill Cosby's less-popular and lower-income family sitcom series Cosby in the late 1990s - it's time for a lead role in a comedy feature! And since he co-wrote and produced the film, we're confident he can make that happen.
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