Category Archives: Film & TV

It’s A New Day For Female Superheroes

Gal Gadot as "Wonder Woman", to be seen in next year's "Batman v Superman"
Gal Gadot as “Wonder Woman”, to be seen in next year’s “Batman v Superman”

*There’s almost as much buzz about Wonder Woman’s first appearance in a theatrical film — in next spring’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice — as there is about the film itself (including Ben Affleck’s turn as the Caped Crusader). Along with Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel flick and CBS’ new Supergirl series debuting this fall, things are looking up for those looking for assertive, empowered women who are spandex’ed up to save the world. Some writers are referring to it as a “new day” for these female images.

While I’d completely concur that it’s LONG overdue, it’s not really a new day. Female images have been around, especially on television, for quite some time. When I was a kid, The Bionic Woman, Charlie’s Angels, and Wonder Woman herself were kicking butt and taking names on weekly episodic TV. In many cases, they out-thought and out-fought their male counterparts. (Who can forget Jaime Summers beating Bigfoot after Steve Austin almost got killed by him??). Continue reading

ThisNthat Quickbits: Tyler Perry Shows You ‘How to Be Successful!”

Tyler Perry

*This Youtube video is an oldie but goodie. Tyler Perry in a very comfortable setting, tells those who will listen, exactly what steps he took to become successful.

He says he has laid this out often in the press, but for some reason, when he says it was by the grace of God this is left out of articles and such.

Well not here, Mr. Perry. And we thank you for the lesson!  Continue reading

Watch: Woman Meets Recipient of Her Deceased Brothers’ Face (Graphic)

Rebekah Aversano touches the face of Richard Norris upon their first meeting.
Rebekah Aversano touches the face of Richard Norris upon their first meeting.

*It has got to be one of the most difficult things ever, having to grapple with the thought of donating the organs of your deceased loved one.

And while donating a lung or kidney is what we hear about most often, can you imagine being faced with the dilemma to donate your loved one’s face?

It is probably hard for many of us to even fathom such a thing.

But not only did Rebekah Aversano and her family determine it was the right thing to do, she eventually took up the opportunity to meet the recipient. Continue reading

Now These Are White Boys a Sista’ Could Easily Fall For (Pics & Videos)

Colin Farrell, good lord!
Colin Farrell, good lord!

*Haters, this would be your invitation to turn away ’cause we ’bout to have some fun!

As hook-ups go, just because you can’t realistically be with someone–for reasons out of your control (such as they are married, in a relationship, or sadly, even worse); it doesn’t mean a girl can’t dream.

You notice I didn’t mention something as ridiculous as not being with someone because of their race. That’s a choice that only a woman who is content with the possibility of being alone for life would make.

But let’s take a look at the white men that sista’s might say, “to hell with a color line” over! Not only because these men are fine as hell, but there is something about their personality…their swag…that reaches beyond the color line and just pulls your human spirit in.

*Let’s start with Mr. “Hey girl,” himselfRyan Gosling. Continue reading

Oh Sheryl Underwood! How Can We Be Down With a Tyson Beckford Lap Dance?

Tyson Beckford gives "The Talk" co-host, Sheryl Underwood, an 'Oh so hot' lap dance.
Tyson Beckford gives “The Talk” co-host, Sheryl Underwood, an ‘Oh so hot’ lap dance. (Source: TMZ)

*I guess she got it like that! That’s what women are thinking, whether they cop to it or not, about Sheryl Underwood being on the receiving end of a way down and dirty lap dance by gorgeous Tyson Beckford.

OMG!

We knew it had been a good minute since we’ve seen Mr. Beckford out and about, and now I guess we know what he’s been doing? Brushing up on… stuff. 

He is working that grind like a man who has done this before…on several occasions. And where on earth did he get that move that allows her to put his underwear on? We know it wasn’t fake because…Well look, I’ve already said too much!

Oh this is too hot to handle! Now the only question is: was it legal?

I guess y’all are going to have to decide that for yourself.

Take a look at the TMZ video that is sure to go viral, if it hasn’t already. Continue reading

Kevin O’Leary, Cast Member on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Calls Black Women ‘Colorful Cockroaches’ (Watch & Respond)

Kevin O'Leary, "Shark Tank" on ABC
Kevin O’Leary, “Shark Tank” on ABC

*Though most of the cast members on this show seem pompous as hell to me, one in particular sticks out in this story; as he obviously has no problem saying whatever comes to mind, no matter how inappropriate.

“Success” has apparently gone to the head of one Kevin O’Leary.

As it turns out the “shark” on ABC’s “Shark Tank” feels he is big, bad & bold enough to go unfiltered in his comments; as he demonstrated by calling two African American women entrepreneurs who came on the show to present their lipstick business “colorful cockroaches.”

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Watch: Key & Peele Introduce ‘Negrotown’ — Dream a Little, Won’tcha

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“Negrotown”…Where you can live like a human being with rights and everything! (Comedy Central)

 

*Well blacks folks haven’t seen comedy like this on TV since the Wayans brothers were on the air. I’m talking about the brazen comedic style of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele – better known as “Key & Peele.” The duo heads into season 5 of a show where they have been pushing the proverbial comedy envelope since they came on the Comedy Central scene with their show, “Key & Peele” in 2012. Now they’ve given us a peep into their upcoming season, which starts July 8.

Are you ready for “Negrotown?” It’s a black person’s dream,

Follow me to a place I know

Where there ain’t no pain and no sorrow

It’s the place to be if your skin is brown

I’m talkin’ ’bout Negrotown.

That’s the intro. Black folk can use some comic relief right about now. Especially with all the harassment, racial profiling and homicide of black men at the hands of police. It’s easy to sink into a universal depression. So as silly as it seems, if you allow yourself a momentary escape, “Negrotown” might be a worthy place to go – if you’re too uptight to laugh, that is. Continue reading

ThisNthat Quickbits: Oops! ‘Price is Right’ Awards Treadmill to Woman in Wheelchair

Price is right contestant, Danielle Perez
‘Price Is Right’ contestant, Danielle Perez

 

*As the host of a TV game show, one has to be prepared for just about anything. You never know what a contestant is going to do, say, or even win. So to say the particular prize awarded to this particular contestant was awkward would be an understatement.

After finally securing a spot on stage (even host Drew Carey admitted she was ‘close’ several times), “Price Is Right” contestant Danielle Perez admitted she was so excited after winning a fitness tracker and iPad.

But it started getting a bit awkward when the wheelchair bound contestant had a chance to win a prize that had people in the audience silently cringing: a treadmill.

And oh my, she won it! Continue reading