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Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actress Diahann Carroll, legendary and pioneering star of television and motion pictures, has died of cancer. Carroll’s daughter Suzanne Kay confirmed the news with various news outlets October 4. READ MORE

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Have you ever wanted to follow that dream wayyyy in the back of your mind that you’ve just been itching to chase? Well, we know someone who at this very moment is living her dreams at the tender age of 8 years old!

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It was only a matter of time before we heard from the one and only African-American actress to win an Academy Awards for Best Actress. In the last couple of weeks the Oscars have been in the hot seat, as many celebrities and fans took to social media to express their feelings on the absence of African American actors/actress’ representation in the Academy.

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The Smith family is carrying on about their busy lives after adding to the storm of #OscarSoWhite controversy.  Find out what they’re up to inside…

 

 

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Willow Smith is getting her model behavior on as she taps into her extra free spirited and eclectic style.  The 15-year-old teamed up with Stance Socks on a new collection, so you already know she’s serving every color, print and pattern possible.

 

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Pretty.  The Stance Socks heads described Willow as the perfect curator for their brand saying:

“We’d call Willow Smith the ultimate provocateur of artistic expression, but even a label like that feels a little too finite for someone so impossible to define.”

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Down in New Orleans, Willow’s mom Jada Pinkett Smith is filming a new movie called Bad Moms:

 

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That explains why she’s dressed like she’s headed to a Bake Sale and PTA meeting.  Jada threw on her UGGS to go have an intense phone convo.

We have a feeling it’s going to be a comedy as her co-stars are fellow celeb moms Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell.

Down in Madrid:

 

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Will Smith is still pushing his Concussion movie and catching up with his international fans at the Spanish premiere at the Callao cinema.

 

 

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The Brits went and cast a white man to play Michael Jackson for an upcoming British tv series.  Get their unintentional shade inside, and Angela Bassett‘s epic response….

UPDATE: Joseph spoke to “Entertainment Tonight” confirming the project, but saying the casting decision wasn’t a malicious one.

“I’m a white, middle-class guy from London – I’m as shocked [about the casting] as you might be.

“It’s a light comedy look. It’s not in any way malicious. It’s actually endearing. And the more I actually looked at Michael – it’s great, as an actor, to have so much to copy and look at in interviews – the more I kind of fell in love with him.”

Joseph also said that in 2001, Michael had a “pigmentation issue” with his skin, so the issue of race should not come into play. What he must not realize is that race is deeper than just skin color.  But ok guy.

UPDATE 2: Footage has been uncovered of Michael speaking to Oprah in 1993 where he revealed he DOES NOT want to be portrayed by a white actor. He said:

“Why would I want a white child to play me? I’m a black American. I’m a black American. I’m proud to be a black American. I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. That’s like you [Oprah] wanting an oriental person to play you as a child. Does that make sense? Please people stop believing these horrifying stories.”

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If you’ve seen Shakespeare in Love, you’ve seen Joseph Fiennes (who played Shakespeare) and your’e well aware that he’s a white Britishman.  So why would he be cast as Michael Jackson in an upcoming British tv special?  Shade!

Fiennes will play the late Michael Jackson in a half-hour comedy special set to air on Sky TV entitled “Elizabeth, Michael, and Marlon.”

The show will also star Brian Cox as Marlon Brando and Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Taylor.  The premise: A comedy telling the story of how Michael, Marlon and Elizabeth all took a road trip together out of NYC to escape 9/11.  Huh?!

According to Vanity Fair, Elizabeth’s friend Sam Kashner said in his book, Elizabeth Taylor’s Closing Act, that Liz told him this car trip actually happened.  Apparently, Michael was having concerts at Madison Square Garden September 7th and September 10th, so he invited his friends Marlon and Liz to attend.  Here’s what the publication says was in the book:

All three found themselves trapped in the city after the Twin Towers fell. Michael had gotten a call from friends in Saudi Arabia who warned that America was under attack. He hollered down the hallway of his hotel for everyone in his entourage, and for Brando, to leave immediately. Elizabeth was staying at another hotel, the St. Regis, a few blocks away. Now here’s where the story gets complicated. In one version, these three towering icons of American pop culture planned their escape, afraid that they would be the next target. Michael and Brando had trouble leaving their hotel garage because fans kept banging on the car windows, following them down the street, screaming. Unable to fly, they drove out of the city.

 

Fast forward to this now becoming a tv special.  And Joseph has now been cast as Michael.

 

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When news hit the net, actor Orlando Jones said he’d rather Angela play Liz, since color is obviously no barrier.  Her response:

 

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Gotta love the rumor mill! Word on the curb was that Common was allegedly dating Hollywood actress Laura Dern. But, new reports claim that’s not true. Not only that, the Chi-town rapper was spotted getting kissy with Italian actress Claudia Gerini in Rome recently. More inside….

So…do y’all remember those flicks we showed you of Oscar winner Common and Jurassic Park actress Laura Dern grabbing dinner together in L.A. a few weeks ago? Well, the rumor mill caught on fire saying a relationship was budding between the two. We weren’t immediately convinced. The body language in the photo looked a bit off.

Well it seems our hunch may have been right. A source close to the Chi-town rapper tells HipHollywood he and Laura are NOT an item. The rumors are not true, according to said source.

Another report by US Weekly confirmed Common and Laura were in fact an item and that the “Glory” rapper even met her two children,14-year-old son Ellery and her 11-year-old daughter Jaya. Hip Hollywood’s source says Common actually may have indeed met her children, but it’s strictly platonic between them. The source says Common and Laura recently shot a film together and were dining out (and possibly meeting family members) on a friendly dinner outing.

 

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The SELMA star is currently in Rome, Italy, likely filming for (at least) one of his upcoming movies, Leavey and John Wick 2. He has been keeping his fans up-to-date on his travels around the city via Instagram. Which brings us to…

 

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We ran across a few snapshots of Common leaving dinner while in Rome recently (which we can’t post here). And he wasn’t alone. He was spotted with Italian actress Claudia Gerini (above), who starred in The Passion of the Christ.  As they said their good-byes they looked like there COULD be some chemistry. Claudia tightly embraced Common around his neck as she kissed him.

Mmhmm… we see you Common.

Rihanna Rumored To Play Josephine Baker

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Rihanna is trying her hand at acting once again.

Various news outlets are now reporting hat Rihanna is in talks to play the iconic singer/actress Josephine Baker in a brand new biopic.

Producer Lance W. Reynolds says in a statement,

“Rihanna is one of the most talented performers of this millennium and with her unique acting and performing abilities, I have no doubt she will bring Josephine back to life on the big screen.”

Rihanna played a small role in 2011 film Battleship, but do you think she can pull off Josephine Baker? Only time will tell!

SOURCE:  Fox News

Written by Danie Buchanan

Stacy Dash Adresses Hospital Scare

 

This week, news hit that actress, model , and newly pegged singer, Stacey Dash was admitted to the hospital .The details surrounding her admittance had been unclear, but it was later confirmed was suffering from dehydration. She remained in the hospital for a day, was treated and released as reported by the Jasminebrand.

 

Yesterday, she updated her fans on twitter:

 

“I am so thankful to everyone for all your prayers and well wishes, I am feeling much better.”

 

Stacey also wrote this message on her personal blog:

“Become like water. Let the flow of this reality propel me forward. Don’t fight the rip tides when I encounter them. Go deeper. Go under them and let the rip bring me up stronger, faster. Accept this reality as a wave moving me toward making my Dreams… REAL. Knowing however, the difference between fantasy and real power that just needs to be exercised.”