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Ga Ga: Drew’s Ethnic Gay Boyfriends Wilson Cruz & Leonardo Nam in He’s Just Not That Into You

just-not-that-leonardo-nam-wilson-cruz Now every single gal in a big city (at least according to Hollywood!) needs a trusting gay who will "tell her like it is!" In the star-studded romantic comedy, He's Just Not That Into You, Drew Barrymore is surrounded by a gaggle of gay co-workers who dish out their "queen-like" advice: from My So-Called Life alum Wilson Cruz to Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants stud Leonardo Nam. But while we love seeing Cruz and Nam in the film, we know many are upset that they are playing stereotypical characters, which Cruz denies. "I didn't swish, my wrists were intact and I think I spoke without a lisp," he tells Queerty. "I wasn't playing a stereotype. I'd love to know what I did that was stereotypical." And while Blindie applauds the film for hiring some of our favorite ethnic actors, we're still wondering why one of the lead male characters couldn't also be ethnic!
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Ga Ga: Robin Givens is Back in Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys

If there is one thing that Blindie loves more than anything is a comeback--and that is exactly what Tyler Perry's latest film The Family That Preys does for actress Robin Givens. Having been away from the limelight for nearly a decade (besides a shameful stint as a host on Forgive or Forget!), Givens has struggled to attain her 90s fame. But in Perry's current drama, Givens returns in full effect as a corporate woman, who reads villain Sanaa Lathan (she's equally fantastic playing against type) her rights as a colleague and fellow black businesswoman. Even more impressive is the film's performance in the competitive box office weekend, which included a star-studded comedy by the Coen Brothers, Burn After Reading, and the Pacino-Deniro cop drama Righteous Kill. While Burn opened at No. 1 with an estimated $19.4 million, Perry's lower-budgeted family drama came in second with $18 million.
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Forbes Names Will Smith Hollywood’s Best-Paid Actor

Fresh Prince-turned-King of the Box Office Will Smith leads the pack of Hollywood's best-paid actors, according to Forbes. Taking in an estimated $80 million over the course of the year, Smith, who is frequently called "the hardest-working man in Hollywood," has the star power--and the talent--to bring an audience to the box office, no matter the film's genre (from Pursuit of Happyness to I Am Legend and Hancock). Rounding out the Top 3: Johnny Depp with $72 million this year and Eddie Murphy with $55 million. PHOTO: AP
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Color on the Cover: Eva Mendes’ Hot Interview

The recently-rehabbed actress Eva Mendes appears on the August cover of Interview magazine. Mendes, who is also the newest face for Calvin Klein Underwear, not only looks stunning in her steamy covershot, she also talks about some serious issues in the pop culture magazine. Mendes, who made history with Will Smith in 2005's Hitch, says of racism in Hollywood:

“What makes it frustrating is when a director or a studio head doesn’t see me for the same part that they’ll see, let’s say, Drew Barrymore for. Drew’s a great friend of mine. But it’s like, ‘No, we want more of an American type of girl.’ And it’s like, America has opened up. I’m an American girl, born and raised.”
And being Latina in Hollywood isn't necessarily easy, but she doesn't call it a challenge:
“I would never call it a challenge. I think being a woman in Hollywood is a big enough challenge. It really is, man. I don’t want to be one of those people who complain. But the lack of roles out there–it’s unbelievable. I read a lot of scripts....But there are many times that being Latin has actually helped me, being a Cuban-American has helped me.”

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Ga Ga: Drew’s Ethnic Gay Boyfriends Wilson Cruz & Leonardo Nam in He’s Just Not That Into You

just-not-that-leonardo-nam-wilson-cruz Now every single gal in a big city (at least according to Hollywood!) needs a trusting gay who will "tell her like it is!" In the star-studded romantic comedy, He's Just Not That Into You, Drew Barrymore is surrounded by a gaggle of gay co-workers who dish out their "queen-like" advice: from My So-Called Life alum Wilson Cruz to Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants stud Leonardo Nam. But while we love seeing Cruz and Nam in the film, we know many are upset that they are playing stereotypical characters, which Cruz denies. "I didn't swish, my wrists were intact and I think I spoke without a lisp," he tells Queerty. "I wasn't playing a stereotype. I'd love to know what I did that was stereotypical." And while Blindie applauds the film for hiring some of our favorite ethnic actors, we're still wondering why one of the lead male characters couldn't also be ethnic!
Read More

Ga Ga: Robin Givens is Back in Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys

If there is one thing that Blindie loves more than anything is a comeback--and that is exactly what Tyler Perry's latest film The Family That Preys does for actress Robin Givens. Having been away from the limelight for nearly a decade (besides a shameful stint as a host on Forgive or Forget!), Givens has struggled to attain her 90s fame. But in Perry's current drama, Givens returns in full effect as a corporate woman, who reads villain Sanaa Lathan (she's equally fantastic playing against type) her rights as a colleague and fellow black businesswoman. Even more impressive is the film's performance in the competitive box office weekend, which included a star-studded comedy by the Coen Brothers, Burn After Reading, and the Pacino-Deniro cop drama Righteous Kill. While Burn opened at No. 1 with an estimated $19.4 million, Perry's lower-budgeted family drama came in second with $18 million.
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Forbes Names Will Smith Hollywood’s Best-Paid Actor

Fresh Prince-turned-King of the Box Office Will Smith leads the pack of Hollywood's best-paid actors, according to Forbes. Taking in an estimated $80 million over the course of the year, Smith, who is frequently called "the hardest-working man in Hollywood," has the star power--and the talent--to bring an audience to the box office, no matter the film's genre (from Pursuit of Happyness to I Am Legend and Hancock). Rounding out the Top 3: Johnny Depp with $72 million this year and Eddie Murphy with $55 million. PHOTO: AP
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Color on the Cover: Eva Mendes’ Hot Interview

The recently-rehabbed actress Eva Mendes appears on the August cover of Interview magazine. Mendes, who is also the newest face for Calvin Klein Underwear, not only looks stunning in her steamy covershot, she also talks about some serious issues in the pop culture magazine. Mendes, who made history with Will Smith in 2005's Hitch, says of racism in Hollywood:

“What makes it frustrating is when a director or a studio head doesn’t see me for the same part that they’ll see, let’s say, Drew Barrymore for. Drew’s a great friend of mine. But it’s like, ‘No, we want more of an American type of girl.’ And it’s like, America has opened up. I’m an American girl, born and raised.”
And being Latina in Hollywood isn't necessarily easy, but she doesn't call it a challenge:
“I would never call it a challenge. I think being a woman in Hollywood is a big enough challenge. It really is, man. I don’t want to be one of those people who complain. But the lack of roles out there–it’s unbelievable. I read a lot of scripts....But there are many times that being Latin has actually helped me, being a Cuban-American has helped me.”

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