In our edition of throwback Fridays, we are taking a look back at Kelis‘ “Caught Out There”. The 1999 song was the break out single that gave Kelis her start in the music industry and our introduction to this rear, some may even say eccentric, talent.
Although the song was titled “Caught Out There”, its memorable line “I Hate You So Much Right Now” is what grabbed our attention. The singer’s brash expression and yelling at the top of her lungs had many women taking out there own angst and rage singing along to the “man bashing” theme.
It’s certainly was, and still is quite memorable. Here’s is “Caught Out There” by Kelis.
Samuel L. Jackson has been in so many movies he just can’t seem to keep count. In his upcoming film “Lakeview Terrace” Jackson plays an LAPD officer and widower raising two children alone in the suburbs. The film begins with him becoming alarmed when he discovers his new neighbors are a mixed-race couple, played by Patrick Wilson and the underrated Kerry Washington. From almost the minute they are introduced, Abel’s disapproval of the couple is clear; unlike any characters he’s played before. This role may even challenge Jackson as an actor. “I think Abel has a definite point of view that he’s not afraid to express,” Jackson says. “He has a real opinion about how he wants the world to be and what he thinks should be going on around him and in his neighborhood. He has a definite idea about how he wants to raise his kids, what he wants them to be influenced by, and he’s not afraid to do things to make the world his way.” “I don’t know if he’s a villain. I guarantee there are a couple of people sitting there, watching the movie who go, ‘OK. I get that. I’m with him.’” Will this role finally get Samuel L. Jackson his Oscar? We’ll just have to wait and see. It’s no secret, Jackson has express in the past that winning an Oscar in Hollywood is all a popularity contest. Pehaps it’s true, but what is undeniable is Jackson’s ability to captivate his audience no matter the role.
It’s great to see that Jada Pinkett-Smiths will be co-starring in the upcoming film The Women also starring Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Debra Messing, Annette Bening, with appearances by Candice Bergen, Bette Midler, Carrie Fisher, and Lynn Whitfield. It’s seems like quite a while since we’ve seen Jada in any movie. The Women, directed by Diane English, tells the story of Mary Haines (Meg Ryan), a clothing designer who seems to have it all – a beautiful country home, a rich financier husband, an adorable 11-year-old daughter and a part-time career creating designs for her father’s venerable clothing company. Her best friend, Sylvie Fowler (Annette Bening), leads another enviable life – a happily single editor of a prominent fashion magazine, a possessor of a huge closet of designer clothes and a revered arbiter of taste and style poised on New York’s cutting edge. But when Mary’s husband enters into an affair with Crystal Allen (Eva Mendes), a sultry ‘spritzer girl’ lurking behind the Saks Fifth Avenue perfume counter, all hell breaks loose. Mary and Sylvie’s relationship is tested to the breaking point while their tight-knit circle of friends, including mega-mommy Edie Cohen (Debra Messing) and author Alex Fisher (Jada Pinkett-Smith), all start to question their own friendships and romantic relationships as well. It looks funny, dramatic, romantic, and full of excitement! I can’t wait to see it.
Tatyana Ali, 29, has graced the covers of King Magazine for the second time. ‘The Young and the Restless’ star discusses the difficulties of being black in Hollywood, an upcoming film Hotel California, co-starring Tyson Beckford, and a sophomore album currently in the works.
Here’s an excerpt from her King-Mag interview:
What are your thoughts on black Hollywood? It’s kind of like the Wild West out there, and not just for black Hollywood. In a traditional sense, things look bad—there are people out of work, shows aren’t going up and a lot of films aren’t being made, because of the fear of actors going on strike. But I think it’s a real fertile time to stake your claim. With things up in the air, it creates new space for people who are trying to break through, business-wise.
Congratulations are in order for Miss Whoopi Goldberg. Young Hollywood please take notes, the comedian, actress, Academy Award winner, co-host of The View and the list goes on has made yet another great career move. Whoopi is going back to Broadway! Goldberg announced on live television, The View, that she will join the Broadway cast of Xanadu and play one of the musical’s scheming muses. Tony nominated and cast member of Xanadu, Mary Testa was in attendance as Goldberg made her announcement. Testa will also be playing Goldberg’s sister in the musical. The production is set to run for 6 weeks beginning July 29th until September 7th. To show her enthusiasm Whoopi went on to say, “What better way to stick my toe back on to the Broadway stage than to join the amazing cast of Xanadu. It’s such a fun show and is definitely my sensibility, as written by the divine Douglas Carter Beane. For me, it’s going to be unbelievable,” Goldberg said in a statement.
As I reviewed this list I was surprised to see some of the candidates even on the list, so I especially didn’t expect to see some of them in the top 10! Tela Tequila‘s show and recent stint in the press has won her a spot at 100. While, Lindsey Lohan came in at #8 and Alicia Keys at #77?! Does drinking hard, partying like crazy and taking drugs get you on the list or what? This is just like the Kate Moss scandal. She was caught smoking crack, lost all her endorsements and millions of dollars only to get it all back and then some! What is Maxim thinking? Some of these people don’t even belong on the list at all! I, in no think Lindsey Lohan is unattractive, don’t get me wrong, but number 8, especially with all the crap going on in her life right now. She doesn’t even know if she’s straight or not. She’s obviously confused about a lot of things. What a way to glorify bad behavior Maxim! Way to go!
Former MTV Executive Terrence Dean’s bookHiding in HipHop:On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry from Music to Hollywoodhas tongues waging as its descriptive pages takes you through the secretive lives of homosexuality in Hip Hop. Although Dean is careful not to reveal any names there have been a few names circulating as to who the main characters Corey and Eli are. Dean also brings to light a few female RnB and rappers who are also on the “DL”, has he says. Again, he is careful not to reveal any names as to whom these women are. Dean explains, “This book is filled with intrigue, sexy celebrity partners, abundance of drugs, and of course, the down low/say men and celebrities in the entertainment industry….This book is my voice, your voice, and many other voices of people who love Hip Hop, the black church, the black community, our families–our uncles, aunts, brothers, and sisters who are gay, or on the down low”.
A few names to have been maentioned are Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot, Alicia Keys, Tashiena Arnold, Usher, Diddy etc. Understandably no one has come out to dispute and acknowledge these allegations but I’m guessing there is more to come of this story. source