Gabrielle Union says sat down with Yahoo News and got candid from her pre-nup that she requested to the comparison between Scandal and Being Mary Jane. Check out the excerpts below:
On if it bugs her that her show, Being Mary Jane, is often compared to Scandal:
“What bugs me is that they’re making the comparison because they’re both shows that star black women. It’s such apples and oranges. It’s like comparing True Detective and Law & Order — you would never do that. What it says is we need so much more diversity in TV. We need shows starring women of color or women of a certain age or women who aren’t a size 2. If that happens, the world isn’t going to end”.
On asking, husband, Dwyane Wade to sign a pre-nup:
“For women in Hollywood, when they’re coupling, everything is about the brand. Everything is about latching on to a rising star, so you can kick your heels up. That’s never been my story, ever. I make sure to let people know all of the hard work that’s gone into my career. I want people to know the work that it took to get through UCLA, that I had student loans and worked. I was eating Top Ramen and lived well below my means. Now that it’s time to get married to a man who happens to play basketball and has done well for himself, I want to make it clear that I have in no way hitched my wagon to his star. I have my own wagon and star.”
On Chris Rock’s recent article about how few black women there are in movies and television:
“I think it was part of a larger conversation about a lack of real inclusion in the casting process. They say, “We just went with the best candidate,” but if you’re never considered, you never have a chance. I don’t think people won’t tune in to True Detective if I was Colin Farrell’s wife, or if it was Eva Mendez or Viola Davis. He was pointing out if you look at the biggest films and television shows, there’s not a lot of diversity. The fact that there’s a massive controversy about [the new Star Wars having] a black Stormtrooper is crazy. It’s a made-up world. But in movies, even if you’re in an outer-space community, there’s no diversity. Damn, that says a lot”.
On the state of America after the Ferguson and Eric Garner cases:
“The general lack of compassion for your fellow man is really frustrating. I think what the protesters are saying, or at least some of them, is it’s not just about police brutality. It’s about a widespread systematic crippling of some people in this country by birthright, and no one’s acknowledging it. There may be a power shakeup if you’re really going to do something about it. A lot of people aren’t interested in that. They say, “It’s not that bad. We have Barack Obama. We’re good.” Or, “You’re not getting lynched.” They’re not acknowledging the institutional racism that impacts daily lives.”
On the NFL and domestic violence in the United States:
“The biggest thing is that the NFL is a business. It’s professional sports, and there are 55 guys on a team. If there’s one guy out of 55 who’s done something horrible, you can’t taint the other 54 with the same brush. But in the sense that a guy committing domestic violence received a less harsh penalty than players did for smoking weed, in that regard [NFL commissioner] Roger Goodell has failed miserably in bringing the NFL to a more enlightened time. If he’d talked to his customers, they’d much rather have Cheech and Chong on the field than the villain in a Tyler Perry movie. The NFL is a microcosm of all industries. Domestic violence affects Wall Street, teachers, and policemen. We have a lot of work to do as a league, but we also have a lot of work to do as a society”.
John Legend covers the latest issue of GQ Magazine with his beautiful super model wife Chrissy Teigen.
Amber was spotted on South Beach a** out doing a little jet skiing. And we love to see her have some fun in the water…IJS!
The Commercial reports,
Deborah Bland told the 125 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. sisters at a re-dedication ceremony and luncheon at the Pine Bluff Country Club that the social climate was dark and turbulent when the organization was founded Jan. 13, 1913.
But out of the darkness and uncertainty of such times, “God has always allowed revolutionaries to emerge — someone with the courage to say it’s time for a change,” Bland said.
Bland is president of the Marianna Area chapter and coordinator of Arkansas Membership Services of Delta Sigma Theta. She said that the 22 founders of Delta Sigma Theta were revolutionaries even though they did not think of themselves in such terms, adding that those who follow in their footsteps and continue to carry on the principles on which the sorority was founded, realize the significance of their bold move.
“In this day of social media and reality TV, there is an ongoing debate about the relevancy of black Greek letter organizations in the 21st century,” Bland said. “As Deltas, we have pledged ourselves not only to remain relevant but to be vigilant and to stay focused on our mission.”
“Like the biblical prophet Nehemiah, we are on the wall and we cannot and will not allow our rich history to be sidetracked by the voice of public opinion and the actions of a few misguided souls who wear our symbols and call themselves sorority sisters, but don’t understand the true meaning of sisterhood,” Bland said.
“While on the wall we must keep our ears low to the ground to hear the heartbeat of a voiceless and often invisible people,” Bland said. “The abandoned, the abused, battered and neglected.”
“We must keep our eyes open for legislation and laws that negatively impact our people,” Bland said. “Laws like ‘Stand your ground’ and voter suppression laws that are camouflaged as laws that make it better for everyone when in reality they target and negatively impact a particular group of people. As Deltas, we must use our voice to fight to have them changed by any means necessary.
Kevin Hart covers the newest edition of The Hollywood Reporter shirtless and with a white afro (with a blowout kit)!
Kevin Hart and co-star Josh Gad on stop by Good Morning American to talk about their new movie The Wedding Ringer, in theaters today!
Miley Cyrus is out of control!!
The provocative pop star continued to support the #FreeTheNipple campaign Tuesday, posting a naked shot in a tub (with her private parts artfully covered in sudsy bubbles) to Instagram – which will likely remove the photo soon.
And this time, Cyrus, 22, took her steamy snapshots beyond social media, sharing polaroids taken by her BFF Cheyne Thomas with V Magazine.
The intimate pictures were taken as she traveled the world for her Bangerz tour (a concert so wild that it was banned in the Dominican Republic).
R. KELLY PIANO BIRTHDAY CAKE
RHOA STAR PHAEDRA PARKS
ERICA DIXON & PHAEDRA PARKS
LHHATL STAR ERICA DIXON
R. KELLY & BOBBY V.
DICE AND HER BOO BOO
TWIN SISTERS SHARLINDA PARKER & BRIE ROWE
MICHAEL MARCEL KEITH FORMER MEMBER OF 112
MIMI FAUST, (singer) MISHON, CLAUDIA JORDAN & (Have and Have Nots) TYLER LEPLEY
Nike‘s Black History Month Collection is always a great start to the year and what the brand has in store for 2015 is no exception. This time, the designers behind the heralded swoosh pay tribute to Theotis Beasley, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Jerry Rice, Brianna Rollins, C. Vivian Stringer and John Thompson, six athletes and coaches who have literally changed the game.
The drop itself is a massive collection of pieces including 12 sneakers and 16 apparel and accessory items. You can find this season’s iconic print splashed across the Nike LeBron 12, Nike KD7, Nike Kobe 9 Elite, Nike Air Force 1 Duckboot, Nike Air Max 1 and Air Jordan 1, among other silhouettes. This includes hats, shorts, socks, shirts and a slew of other items, making this year’s offering the best yet.
The entire collection will be available on Jan. 17, and, even more importantly, a portion of proceeds from sales will go to the Ever Higher Fund. You’ll be able to find the Nike 2015 Black History Month Collection at Nike.com when it does drop.
Ludacris not only popped the question but he had it all planned to marry his fiance the same say he proposed! That’s how you do it! The couple flew to Costa Rica with friends and family for the wedding and honeymoon all in one. That’s a bad man. Congrats brotha! Check out what he posted on IG saying:
“Why wait? Did the thing before 2015.#mrandmrsrbridges”
Ludacris just proposed to his girlfriend Eudoxie while on vacation. Check out the picture above he posted on instagram on how he surprised his boo boo:
“Eudoxie, Will You Marry Me”. And from the looks of the pic from inside their private jet, she was on cloud 9. Luda posted the pic saying, “She didn’t say Yes, she said Hell yes!”.
Luda and friends got on a private plane to Costa Rica…nothing but couples in their crew. Letoya Luckett and her new man producer Jo Blaque, Monica & Shannon Brown, Luda and Eudoxie, and Marco Andretti and Marta Krupa.