Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tracee Ellis Ross Covers 'The Hollywood Reporter' With Other A-Listers

Tracee Ellis Ross is dishing on life as a black actress in Hollywood for The Hollywood Reporter’s latest cover story. The “black•ish” star got candid on filming sex scenes for network television, racism still being prevalent in the industry and her most humiliating experience on a casting call. More inside….
“black•ish” actress Tracee Ellis Ross joined an uncensored discussion at the Comedy Actress Roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter’s gathering of Emmy-contending comedy actresses. Six of television’s most provocative female comedians, including the “black•ish” mom, Gina Rodriguez ("Jane the Virgin"); Lena Dunham ("Girls"); Ellie Kemper ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"); and Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live") gathered for a no-holds-barred roundtable conversation on a couple of interesting topics, including  sex scenes, racism, colorism and more.
Tracee held nothing back and was very candid when talking about her experiences as a black woman in Hollywood. She touched on going after roles even if they aren’t written for a woman of color, her most humiliating experience testing for a network show, how calculated sex scenes are for network television and more.
Below are the highlights:
On filming sex scenes:
ROSS: On network shows, there are a lot of instructions: Close the mouth. You can move, make the sounds, but no tongue. I had some incidences on "Girlfriends." This guy’s tongue jammed in like a lizard out of nowhere.

On the most overtly sexist thing that's happened to you working in Hollywood:
ROSS: I think racism trumps everything. [It all] happens behind the scenes.
DUNHAM: So many shows wouldn't exist if you and Mara [Brock Akil] hadn't made Girlfriends and pushed it as far as you did.
ROSS: We did 176 episodes.
ROSS: Being on a show run by a woman with four women leads gives you a template that when you walk out into the world, you don't see it. It changed my expectations.

Tracee, Chris Rock wrote an essay for The Hollywood Reporter in which he talked about how you can go to the movies once a week for months and never see a black woman in a substantial role.
RODRIGUEZ: I think that also goes for Latinos as well.
ROSS: There aren’t many [roles in film]. That’s why I say no to all the offers! (Laughs.) Working on a film is one job where you look at a casting breakdown and I’ll think, “That’s me!” But she’s not supposed to be black.
RODRIGUEZ: One hundred percent.
ROSS: But I go for them anyway....

On how much self-deprecation figures into how you connect with your audience:
ROSS: I tested once for a network show to play a lawyer. A Harvard-educated motherf—in' lawyer, OK? I wore a skirt suit and heels. Seemed appropriate. Then there were many discussions about my hair. They'd printed up all these pictures of me from 15 f—in' years ago and had me in and out of the bathroom trying on clothes. They finally pick a skirt — the shortest I brought. Then got a T-shirt from one of the people in the office. The woman says, "Hmmm, your boobs." I was like, "I didn't bring a bra for this T-shirt." She screams down the hall, "Who wears a 34B?" I put on someone else's bra, a size too small, and somehow auditioned. I remember wondering, "What did I just allow myself to do?" The other actress [who auditioned] was dressed like she was going to a club and got the role. It was one of those moments where you're so confused and humiliated. But that's part of the biz.

On asking for what you think you deserve:
ROSS: I was raised by a woman [singer Diana Ross] who has high standards for what she's worth, which has been called "diva behavior." I have witnessed flagrant, disgusting behavior, and that is not my mother. There is a way to be a woman, ask for what we deserve and be able to negotiate.

David "Dion" Collier Stars In "Four Loko Presents The Legend Of No Nonsensei - Phones"

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"Uncle Buck" Star Nia Long Shows Off Engagement Ring With Fiancé Ime Udoka

Nia Long is set to walk down the aisle with San Antonio Spurs coach Ime Udoka...and we've got a shot of the ring!!!!! 
 Nia Long, who recently landed the leading role in ABC's Uncle Buck remake, has gotten engaged to her long-term boyfriend Ime Udoka. The couple was spotted out at dinner over the weekend flashing a huge rock, earlier today, she tweeted out a pic of the ring with the caption "#FOREVER."
The 44-year-old Hollywood vet (Boyz n the Hood, Big Mama's House, Single Moms Club, Best Man Holiday) and Ime have been a couple for over 5 years.
  They have a son together, 3-year-old Kez, and Nia is also the mother of 14-year-old Massai from a previous relationship.
A few years ago, while promoting "The Best Man Holiday", Nia hinted at marriage to Rolling Out when she opened up about staying the course and being open to love when it comes around.  She said:
"I think that women who are extremely driven to success, ambitious, I think they get to a point in their lives where they're like, 'Uh oh. I am 30-something years old, and I don't have a husband and I don't have children yet and what does that mean?' I think what it means is stay in your course because it's going to happen when it's supposed to happen."
She added,
"You have to have an open heart to be vulnerable to accept it when it does come. I think the more success you have as a woman, you kinda go, 'Well, I don't really need a man, cause look—I have everything I want,' but the truth is you do need a partner because at some point in your life you're not going to want to walk alone."
The Single Moms Club star also spoke to Jet in 2013 about looking for rings saying, "Last time we visited San Antonio we looked at rings, but I'm not in any rush."
Well, two years later it looks like it's going to happen! Congrats to the twosome!
In addition to Uncle Buck (with Mike Epps) this fall, Nia will reprise her role as "Jordan" in The Best Man Wedding due out in April 2016.

Lance Gross, Terrence J, Torrei Hart, Robert Riley & More “Kick It” At ENTOURAGE Sneaker Exhibit In Hollywood

The TV series-turned-movie is known for its great cameos, as well as the sneakers the characters were either copping or rocking, so the kicks were on display at the event. We can expect a few cameos from a few of our favorite stars  including rapper T.I. and superproducer Pharrell Williams.  Shad "Bow Wow" Moss also appears in the film
Actress and producer K.D. Aubert, who made a cameo in the “Entourage” television series, was also on the scene

“Atlanta Exes” star Torrei Hart was in the mix to check out some cool kicks. If you haven’t heard, “Atlanta Exes” got the axe after one season and will not be returning to VH1.

Lance Gross

Lance Gross & Terrence J

“Basketball Wives: L.A.” star Jackie Christie

“Hit The Floor" actor Robert Riley took a break from filming the upcoming third season of his show to check out a few fly kicks.

E! News co-anchor Terrence J, L.A. promoter Miss Diddy and comedian Affion Crockett snapped it up for a few fun flicks.

Social media celeb A-Town and rapper Trinidad James stopped for a photo-op together

DJ Drama

Tyson Beckford’s son’s mother April Roomet

Entourage - Official Main Trailer

Beyoncé brings a burst of citrus chic to date night with Jay Z in New York after their romantic trip to Italy

Beyoncé grabbed attention in an ensemble which had her positively glowing on Wednesday night as she headed out in New York with husband Jay Z.
The 33-year-old star looked stylish as ever in a citrus orange wrap dress as the couple were seen leaving their offices and making their way to a dinner date in the West Village.
The frock softly draped her curves with a cowl neck and modest hemline and she cinched in her waist with a gold belt featuring tiger design.
Tying the look together was a pair of towering metallic pumps and she carried a complementary teal clutch.
Bey and Jay, 45, just jetted back from Florence, Italy where they indulged in plenty of sightseeing and attended a friend's nuptials.


Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea - Pretty Girls

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Laverne Cox looks fresh-faced in make-up free selfie...

She is busy juggling an acting career and her duty as an LGBT advocate.
So it comes as no surprise that Laverne Cox was in need of some rest and relaxation.
The 30-year-old actress posted a make-up free selfie while enjoying a day off on Wednesday.

The Orange Is The New Black star showed off a bit more than her fresh-face as she rocked a very revealing cleavage-baring sheer black top. 
She began the caption of the self-taken snap to her 794K followers by writing: 'Finally a few days to relax. 
'I feel so privileged to be able to do work that I love and very privileged to be able to take time off occasionally. I take none of it lightly.'
Lastly, she shed light on her bare face as she continued: 'Always good to have days with no makeup to let my skin breath. #washfacenobase #TransIsBeautiful.' 

Khloe Kardashian slammed by animal rights campaigners after she poses with tiger cub during Dubai trip

Khloe Kardashian has upset another group of people with her Dubai selfies.
This time it's animal rights campaigners who reacted angrily when she posted a picture with a tiger cub.

'We're disappointed to see yet another celebrity posing with a wild animal,' Silia Smith of World Animal Protection told 'Tiger cubs belong in the wild, with their mothers – not in captivity for use as entertainment or photo props.'

'While interacting with wild tigers may seem harmless, people posing with wildlife don't realize that a "once in a lifetime" photo for them means a lifetime of misery for the animal. To be used for entertainment, wild tigers are cruelly poached from the wild as babies or bred in captivity,' Smith added.

On Wednesday the 30-year-old posted a number of pictures with a menagerie of animals to her Instagram account including one of her feeding a giraffe, cuddling an orangutan, and 'kissing' a stingray she appears to have become very close with. 
While Orangutans are also an endangered species, it was Khloe's shot of the feline that had activists most upset. 

'To people like Khloe Kardashian who love animals, our message is simple: see them in the wild,' Smith urged.
She also warned that tigers are 'highly unpredictable' and have mauled several tourists, and sometimes have their canines removed - at great distress - in case of that.
Earlier in the week Khloe upset another group online when she posted a selfie while wearing a traditional Muslim hijab - which some regarded as disrespectful

Jaime King is ravishing in red as she shows off her bump in a strapless rose-coloured number at Barely Lethal film screening

The 36-year-old model-turned-actress was ravishing in red as she arrived for a Hollywood screening of her latest flick Barely Lethal on Wednesday.
The Pearl Harbor star styled her baby bump in a rose-coloured strapless number which featured a floral embossed pattern.

She wore her blonde locks down while tucking it behind her ears as she showed off her face which had complimentary make-up on it highlighted by a swipe of bright red lip.
Jaime accessorised with a white leather clutch as she had gold earrings and several rings on her fingers complete with white lacquer on her nails.

It was a family affair for the star as she was joined by husband Kyle Newman and their adorable 19-month-old son James.
The 39-year-old director of the film looked dapper in a navy suit with a smart black shirt and grey patterned tie as their son looked cute in a white button-down along with black trousers, socks and Lacoste sneakers.
Her next child already has an A-list talent slated to be their godparent as Jaime's good friend Taylor Swift is set to be godmother of the child when the model gives birth later this year.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Dish On Their Unconventional Relationship For DuJour Magazine

John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen get candid about their unconventional relationship in DuJour magazine’s newest issue. Get the deets and see their cutesy photoshoot spread inside….
Oscar winner John Legend and his model wife Chrissy Teigen get all lovey dovey for DuJour magazines latest issue. In the mag, the couple dishes on their ordinary, but no so ordinary love. John and Chrissy seem like your typical couple, but they definitely carve their own lane when it comes to being a couple in the limelight.
Most Hollywood couples try to keep their personal life very private. But, that doesn’t seem to be the case with John and Chrissy. The two share a lot of their relationship with their fans via social media, so it’s sort of like getting an inside look at their home life straight from the source. In the issue, John talks about why they decided to share their love with the world and not keep it under wraps. He said,
“I never understood the purpose of being secretive and coy and trying to disguise the fact that you’re together. It’s odd to shut off a major section of your life and say, ‘Well, that’s off-limits.’”
He adds, “We don’t discuss everything in public, but I feel like it’s OK to show people that we love each other.”
For their spread, the Stephens pose it up for a few sexy shots and Chrissy even strips down to her birthday suit as she rolls arounds in  the ocean at the beach. Check their coupledom spread below:

Eve & Monica Party It Up In ATL + 50 Cent Heads To Vegas Pool Party

Monica and Eve, who is in ATL shooting the Barbershop 3 movie, hit the Gold Room to blow off some steam Sunday night. 

Eve kept it fresh faced and cute inside after hopping on the mic.

50 was in Vegas this MDW promoting his EFFEN Vodka at Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas. The rapper, actor and entrepreneur made an unexpected grand entrance Sunday and chilled in his luxury bungalow.
And in true rapper form, 50 was seen pouring some EFFEN Vodka from the bottle into the mouths of partiers in a lower level bungalow. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tracee Ellis Ross Receives Honorary Doctorate From Alma Mater Brown University

Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC’s Black-ish, was the recipient of an honorary degree from her alma mater, Brown University, in Rhode Island. Ross graduated from Brown in 1994. 
“Call me Dr. Ross! I was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Brown University, my alma mater, and I am humbled and thrilled! I know I’m not really a doctor now but I won’t belittle a moment like this. It was a moving and exciting weekend!” Ross wrote on her blog.

Rebel Wilson roars onto set in animal T-shirt to join Dakota Johnson for star-studded comedy How To Be Single

Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson have been busy in recent weeks filming for upcoming comedy How To Be Single.
And Tuesday was no different as the actresses were spotted sporting two different laid-back looks while out on the film's New York City set.
Dakota, 25, looked casual in a pair of form-fitting dark wash jeans, while Rebel, 35, donned a pair of black leather trousers.

Rebel wore a loose-fitting grey and white striped T-shirt, which was embellished on the front with a tiger made out of sequins.
She coupled the eye-catching shirt with a pair of fitted leather trousers, finishing off the look with a studded black ballet flats.
The Pitch Perfect 2 star carried a bottle of green liquid as she walked across set, and wore her long, blonde locks styled up into a curled ponytail. 
Rebel was also spotted on set donning a fitted graphic print white T-shirt with the black leather trousers.

She coupled that look with a pair of black loafers, and wore her blonde tresses pulled back into a messy bun. 
The actress was spotted carrying notes as she walked across set, and hid her eyes behind a pair of over-sized black sunglasses. 
Recently Rebel hit headlines after it was revealed that she is actually aged 35, not 29 as she had led the world to believe.

Kim Kardashian's Marilyn Monroe Moment on two sultry Vogue Brasil Covers

The 34-year-old reality star is featured as cover girl for the June issue of Vogue Brasil that was taken during Kim's 21-day blonde hair phase.
The mother-of-one channels beauty icon Marilyn Monroe as she looks seductive in a strapless bustier while she shows off her waist-training results donning a long sleeve turtleneck crop top and high-waisted trousers for another cover photo.

'Bombshell effect: better representative of the curvaceous silhouette rising in the red carpets,' the caption read in Portuguese.
'This is the second cover of the June edition, which celebrates the body, Vogue Brasil starring Kim Kardashian - symbol of the new silhouette for high in the red carpets,' the publication captioned another photo.
Inside the issue - dubbed 'Mother Selfie' - Kim seemingly tells her haters to stop judging unless they have walked in her shoes.
'I challenge anyone to try to do everything I do and then tell me whether or not I have talent,' she said.