At first appearance, Attack The Block â€“ a new British film set in the apartment blocks of South London, seems like a cheesy movie about aliens attacking earth. Upon watching the film, I was pleasantly surprised to find the movie to be witty and provocative. The film also is socially critical, highlighting many of the underlying issues that caused the explosive events in South London and across the United Kingdom. John Boyega, a 19-year-old newcomer, plays the lead, Moses – a rough, neglected teenager who leads a ragtag gang of four other boys. Born and raised in the streets of South London, Boyega easily connects with the role, leaving very little doubt as to the authenticity of the character he portrays.
Attack The Block opens with fireworks over London and in the midst of them, Moses and his crew begin robbing a woman as she walks home alone. An alien decides to crash-land on top of them, ruining the party. The alien then attacks Moses while he is trying to rob the car it destroyed in the process of landing, so he chases it down and kills itâ€¦and the trouble begins. READ MORE
One of the realest basketball wives known to date, Tami Roman, has recently covered Rolling Out Magazine. In the magazine we see a new side of Tami with a different hair color as well as longer straight tresses opposed to the normal curly black hair we see her with. We also see another side of her in the interview she gives the popular magazine. She makes it clear to readers that while she may come off as the chick that’s always ready to pop off on somebody, there’s more to her. READ MORE
Rock icon Lenny Kravitz will be featured on UPTOWN Magazine’s cover for the 2011 style issue this month. The article includes an intimate interview with Kravitz, as well as Jill Jones, a good friend and fellow musician. From the sneak peaks, I gather that Lenny is an everyday, round-the-way kinda dude. He doesn’t have security and raised his and Lisa Bonet’s child, ZÃ¶e, as a single father. He also sings the praises of the late Teena Marie as well, saying,
“She would cook a lot. It was here and Penny Johnson, Rick James’ little sister. They looked after me, fed me. She took me to concerts. She took care of a lot of folks.The big reason why I am here [is] because of this sister. She was for real. She was self-contained, a multi-instrumentalist, a writer, producer.”
He paints an awesome picture of Teena Marie, showing us a side of her that we rarely got to see. He also discusses his childhood as an interracial child in a racialized society.
Crowds of screaming tweens lined-up outside of DTLR, a hip-hop clothing store, in South Atlanta to welcome to town R&B boy band Mindless Behavior and rapper Diggy Simmons.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Jason Terry of the Dallas Mavericks and his kids posing with Diggy
The signing event took place just hours before their sold-out performance at Masquerade and including about 800 people. Football Wives co-star Chanita Foster was even there with her daughters and husband.
Ray Ray, Princeton, Roc Royal, Prodigy and Diggy signed autographs and gave out kisses to little girls as the crowds swelled on a steamy ATL Day
The People’s Station – V103 – sponsored the event and had Copy, Paste and Mrs. Right on repeat, but that couldn’t save you from the ear-piercing shrieks and crying girls.
Keri Hilson took a break from her tour with Lil’ Wayne, I Am Still Music, to sit down and give an interview to WILDAtlanta. They talked about a number of things ranging to her diet on tour, what separates the boys from the men, as well as how she is VERY unforgiving towards men who have done her dirty. What stood I out to me was when the interviewer asked her if it felt great to be back at home. READ MORE
Brandy will be moving into TV’s most famous zip code this fall. The R&B star has landed a recurring role on The CW’s “90210.” Brandy will be playing a young politician named Marissa Jackson-Lewis who is described as a “cross between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. READ MORE
After her nip slip yesterday, Nicki Minaj took the time out to give a mini interview to Sam Champion of Good Morning America. Surprisingly, he didn’t even mention the nip slip, but they talked about a number of other things included her water proof outfit and her harajuku wig. What stood out most to me from the interview was when Sam asked her, “If there’s one thing in your heart that you feel like, I just can’t wait to do this?” READ MORE
Rap phenom performed in Central Park this morning for Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. While amping up the crowd, she let a lil nip slip out. She quickly pulled herself together and played it off well.