Just when you thought Ben Affleck and Jen Garner were going to be the celebrity couple to stay the course -after all, they have been
The Cosby Show reunion on the Today Show
Even though Blindie already covered the reunion of America’s most beloved black family, pre-Obama era, there can never be enough said about the Huxtables. Before Barack and Michelle came on the scene, they were our black royalty… despite being fictional. I know we were all supposed to feel all warm and fuzzy seeing the Huxtable clan with Matt Lauer during breakfast, but the whole thing just made me wish that maybe it’s time to stop carrying a torch for The Cosby Show and put some TV shows on the air in THIS CENTURY that feature people of color that are just as progressive. After all, the show debuted 25 years ago! It’s a shame there hasn’t been a show to fill the Cosby gap and clearly the networks aren’t looking either because they gave us My Wife and Kids, The Bernie Mac Show and Girlfriends. Trust us, nobody will be talking about those shows 25 years from now. If more people watched, we might be talking about The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. C’mon people!
Progress: 100 steps backward. Sadly, boasting about the progressiveness of The Cosby Show for 25 years has reversed all the advancement and social change the show caused in its original eight-year run.
50 Cent and Bette Midler BFFing
It’s official hip-hop is the safest most family-friendly mainstream music in America. Curtis Jackson, AKA 50 Cent, teamed up with Bette Midler for a second year in a row to help fix a park. What, you were expecting a duet? Maybe Mr. Cent was listening to “Wind Beneath My Wings” when he was recuperating from those 9 gunshot wounds. Hopefully the unlikely besties will collaborate musically!
Progress: 97 steps forward.
Beyonce releases new video “Ego”
Does Beyonce’s ego prevent her from making another video concept? People like to say that Woody Allen makes the same film over and over again so why does Bey get a pass? I’m not denying her talent (her musical talent), but why are all of her videos essentially rehashes of the same Bob Fosse concept? Boh-ring! Still, watching her dance with two women who aren’t Destiny’s Child always amuses me.
Progress: 798 step-ball-changes backward.
The mark of a real household name is the endorsement deal–and with the recent announcement of Freida Pinto’s latest deal with powerhouse cosmetics brand L’Oreal, we thought it’d be apt to countdown five of our favorite beauty spokesmodels:
1. Liya Kebede for Estee Lauder
2. Queen Latifah for Cover Girl
3. Beyonce for L’Oreal
4. Halle Berry for Revlon
5. Tyra Banks for Cover Girl
For some reason, we don’t find that appealing–and neither do we find her fierce cat costume (one of 58 over-the-top get-ups designed by Thierry Mugler for the stage) intriguing…Seriously, does one really need to have the panther paws/cheetah spots painted on one’s skin?!
Word on the comic strip streets is Beyonce may be up for the part of The Incredible Hulk’s cousin She-Hulk, even though Megan Fox and Eva Mendes have both been rumored to be considered for the role.
The Marvel Comics superhero who is the shy lawyer Jennifer Walters that morphs into a gargantuan green superhero when angered was widely speculated to be awarded to Transformer‘s star Megan Fox but Nicolas Cage, who is involved in the production, was lobbying for his Ghost Rider pal Eva Mendesm saying, “I’m working on She-Hulk and I’d like to see Eva play her. It would be her in a bikini just kicking a lot of ass, throwing cars.”
Can Beyonce play a green ass-kicking superhero? Well, she played a pissed-off ass-kicking wife.
PHOTO CREDIT: Sara Jaye Weiss
Beyonce and Ali Larter are proving that everyone loves a catfight, especially when it’s over a brother man like Idris Elba, as their Fatal Attaction-esque thriller Obsession tops the box office this weekend.
Already surpassing it’s modest $20 million budget, Obsessed is quickly redeeming Beyonce from her over-hyped and under-performed role as Etta James in Cadillac Records and securing Idris Elba as a leading man.