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GIMME FIVE: Black Women-Loving-White Men (Like I Love You, Man‘s Rashida Jones) Interracial Romance Flicks

rashida-iloveyouman-jones In honor of the soon-to-be box office hit I Love You, Man and the backdrop of the interracial romance between Rashida Jones and Paul Rudd, Blindie revisited the black woman-loving-white man film romances in our time. Here's our stab at listing the Top 5 interracial onscreen couplings that not only entertained us, but sent us a message: thandie-newton-flirting-noah-taylor 1. Flirting: Shy Danny Embling (Noah Taylor) falls for Thandiwe Adjewa (Thandie Newton) and their romance blossoms over the course of the school year in this 1991 cult classic. Danny could've easily fell for Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman in the flick, but he opted for the Kenyan spark plug! whitney-houston-bodyguard-kevin-costner 2. The Bodyguard: The 1992 hit film starred Whitney Houston as a demanding diva that reluctantly hires Kevin Costner to help protect her from a psychotic stalker who wants her dead. Costner's protective ways helps him fall in love with the diva he's protecting. whoopi-goldberg-corrina-corrina-ray-liotta 3. Corina, Corina: The 1994 comedy with heart followed housekeeper Corina Washington (Whoopi Goldberg) as she helps young Molly cope with the death of her mother. Corina definitely helps Molly out of her muteness, but it's the sparks between Corina and Molly's widower father (Ray Liotta) that really shook things up. zoe-saldana-ashton-kutcher-guess-who 4. Guess Who: The 2005 take on the 1967 classic featured Zoe Saldana bringing her white fiance (played by Ashton Kutcher) home to her skeptical black father (played by the late Bernie Mac). In the end, love conquers all--and daddy accepts her white boy! sanaa-lathan-something-new-simon-baker 5. Something New: The 2006 mainstream romantic comedy found Sanaa Lathan's Kenya McQueen trying something new during a blind date with a hunky landscaper Brian (Simon Baker), who happens to be white. And who couldn't fall in love with a man that helps you embrace your natural curl?
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At the Movies: Oliver Stone’s Official W Trailer Finally Hits the Web

Risk-taking film director Oliver Stone is making a ballsy move with his upcoming President George W. Bush biopic W. And the final trailer has finally hit the web! Starring Josh Brolin (Pres. Dubya), Thandie Newton (Condoleezza Rice), Elizabeth Banks (Laura Bush), Richard Dreyfuss (Dick Cheney) and Jeffrey Wright (Gen. Colin Powell), W. is the first film about a president still in office.
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Color on the Cover: Actress Thandie Newton on October 2008 Cover of Blackbook Magazine

Actress Thandie Newton appears on the October 2008 cover of Blackbook Magazine, where she admits to wanting to play Angela Davis “when I’m a bit older," while the famous men she's worked with dish on the British beauty's allure. "Thandie’s very easy to love, and she usually plays the girl everyone does love,” Madonna's director hubby Guy Ritchie explains. "I liked the idea that this wasn’t the case here," Richie says of Newton's starring role in his new film RocknRolla. "Stella was based on the female half of an actual power couple that went over to the dark side—this lawyer who liked cocaine and boys and his accountant missus who was pretty wild herself." "There’s a mystery that Condi Rice and Thandie both have," her W costar Josh Brolin, who plays George Bush to Newton's Condoleezza Rice, says. "Their elusiveness scares me. Their smiles frighten me."
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Thandie Newton: Playing Condoleezza Rice in W Was ‘Really F***ing Fun’

British actress Thandie Newton confesses that taking on the role of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Oliver Stone's upcoming biopic W was a challenge, but "I decided to close my eyes and leap. I wanted to take the risk,” she told the London Times. “Oliver woke me up,” she says of the director, who had an “absolute belief that I could play this character who was absolutely nothing like me. She didn’t look like me; she’s a couple of decades older than me. And I’m English, for goodness’ sake." But once she began researching Rice, Newton said, "That was when it got really f***ing fun!” But she nearly backed out when rehearsals began in Louisiana, admitting, “I was thinking, ‘F***, have I made a mistake?’" To add to her angst, the makeup crew didn't allow her to wear prosthetics: “That was a bit of a blow.” For the role, some slight makeup tricks, a Rice-like crop and some false teeth helped Newton get "all Condi’d up." Of Stone choosing Newton over other black actresses who were physically more compatible to Rice, she said, “You’ll have to ask Oliver about that. But he was informed in his decision. He’d seen Crash and The Pursuit of Happyness and he liked the fact that the woman sitting in front of him was nothing like those characters. I’m a bit of a blank slate, and I think that helps."
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GIMME FIVE: Black Women-Loving-White Men (Like I Love You, Man‘s Rashida Jones) Interracial Romance Flicks

rashida-iloveyouman-jones In honor of the soon-to-be box office hit I Love You, Man and the backdrop of the interracial romance between Rashida Jones and Paul Rudd, Blindie revisited the black woman-loving-white man film romances in our time. Here's our stab at listing the Top 5 interracial onscreen couplings that not only entertained us, but sent us a message: thandie-newton-flirting-noah-taylor 1. Flirting: Shy Danny Embling (Noah Taylor) falls for Thandiwe Adjewa (Thandie Newton) and their romance blossoms over the course of the school year in this 1991 cult classic. Danny could've easily fell for Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman in the flick, but he opted for the Kenyan spark plug! whitney-houston-bodyguard-kevin-costner 2. The Bodyguard: The 1992 hit film starred Whitney Houston as a demanding diva that reluctantly hires Kevin Costner to help protect her from a psychotic stalker who wants her dead. Costner's protective ways helps him fall in love with the diva he's protecting. whoopi-goldberg-corrina-corrina-ray-liotta 3. Corina, Corina: The 1994 comedy with heart followed housekeeper Corina Washington (Whoopi Goldberg) as she helps young Molly cope with the death of her mother. Corina definitely helps Molly out of her muteness, but it's the sparks between Corina and Molly's widower father (Ray Liotta) that really shook things up. zoe-saldana-ashton-kutcher-guess-who 4. Guess Who: The 2005 take on the 1967 classic featured Zoe Saldana bringing her white fiance (played by Ashton Kutcher) home to her skeptical black father (played by the late Bernie Mac). In the end, love conquers all--and daddy accepts her white boy! sanaa-lathan-something-new-simon-baker 5. Something New: The 2006 mainstream romantic comedy found Sanaa Lathan's Kenya McQueen trying something new during a blind date with a hunky landscaper Brian (Simon Baker), who happens to be white. And who couldn't fall in love with a man that helps you embrace your natural curl?
Read More

At the Movies: Oliver Stone’s Official W Trailer Finally Hits the Web

Risk-taking film director Oliver Stone is making a ballsy move with his upcoming President George W. Bush biopic W. And the final trailer has finally hit the web! Starring Josh Brolin (Pres. Dubya), Thandie Newton (Condoleezza Rice), Elizabeth Banks (Laura Bush), Richard Dreyfuss (Dick Cheney) and Jeffrey Wright (Gen. Colin Powell), W. is the first film about a president still in office.
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Color on the Cover: Actress Thandie Newton on October 2008 Cover of Blackbook Magazine

Actress Thandie Newton appears on the October 2008 cover of Blackbook Magazine, where she admits to wanting to play Angela Davis “when I’m a bit older," while the famous men she's worked with dish on the British beauty's allure. "Thandie’s very easy to love, and she usually plays the girl everyone does love,” Madonna's director hubby Guy Ritchie explains. "I liked the idea that this wasn’t the case here," Richie says of Newton's starring role in his new film RocknRolla. "Stella was based on the female half of an actual power couple that went over to the dark side—this lawyer who liked cocaine and boys and his accountant missus who was pretty wild herself." "There’s a mystery that Condi Rice and Thandie both have," her W costar Josh Brolin, who plays George Bush to Newton's Condoleezza Rice, says. "Their elusiveness scares me. Their smiles frighten me."
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Thandie Newton: Playing Condoleezza Rice in W Was ‘Really F***ing Fun’

British actress Thandie Newton confesses that taking on the role of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Oliver Stone's upcoming biopic W was a challenge, but "I decided to close my eyes and leap. I wanted to take the risk,” she told the London Times. “Oliver woke me up,” she says of the director, who had an “absolute belief that I could play this character who was absolutely nothing like me. She didn’t look like me; she’s a couple of decades older than me. And I’m English, for goodness’ sake." But once she began researching Rice, Newton said, "That was when it got really f***ing fun!” But she nearly backed out when rehearsals began in Louisiana, admitting, “I was thinking, ‘F***, have I made a mistake?’" To add to her angst, the makeup crew didn't allow her to wear prosthetics: “That was a bit of a blow.” For the role, some slight makeup tricks, a Rice-like crop and some false teeth helped Newton get "all Condi’d up." Of Stone choosing Newton over other black actresses who were physically more compatible to Rice, she said, “You’ll have to ask Oliver about that. But he was informed in his decision. He’d seen Crash and The Pursuit of Happyness and he liked the fact that the woman sitting in front of him was nothing like those characters. I’m a bit of a blank slate, and I think that helps."
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