Michael Ealy Set Twitter on Fire in His New Movie Trailer

Michael Ealy has been in the game for quite some time, playing fan favorite roles in movies like Barbershop 1 and 2, as well as the Think Like a Man movie series. Who remembers that lip lock with him and Evie-Eve (oh she bad bad)?

Recently, he’s played a lead role in TV shows like Almost Human and The Following, but Ealy’s got some new tricks up his sleeve in The Perfect Guy. We’re talking crazy psycho stalker tricks. The trailer set Twitter ablaze, thrusting Ealy to the forefront of trending topics all day. The only bad news is that you have to wait until September to watch the movie. For now, let’s enjoy the summer and reply the trailer to infinity. While watching, don’t be afraid to yell, “Run Sanaa! Run, girl!”

 

5 Reasons Why Bessie Was the Baddest Bitch of the 1920s

The ‘Bessie’ biopic premiered on HBO Saturday and it definitely is a must-see. Seriously, if you have HBO GO, go and watch that thang. Now, I’m going to be honest, I didn’t’t know much about Bessie Smith prior to watching the flick, other than the fact that she was a musical icon in the day. But who knew she was such a bad ass? And claps for Queen Dana Owens Latifah for embodying Smith in this iconic role, freed areolas and all.

So, Bessie was not the one to mess with. It felt like half of the movie was her letting everyone know how things were going to go. In the words of the colorful woman I met on the train who yelled at the entire subway car from Flatbush to Times Square, “these bitches think they running me, but I’m running them ALL. MUAHAHAHAHA.”

Anywho, here are five moments from the movie that knocked my socks off. Disclaimer, there are well over five moments, but you’re going to have to watch the movie to witness it all.

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1. She put a smackdown on anyone who disrespected her.

When a sleaze ball gets grabby, strike one is in order. But when he calls you a fat bitch, game over. Unfortunately this vengeful encounter landed Bessie in the hospital with major knife wounds, but it was obviously worth it. NO REGRETS?

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2. She’s always on *top*

Now when Richard, played by Mike Epps, popped on screen, I thought, “Oh my gosh, it’s Uncle Buck.” Then things got a little thirty. Yes, there was an attraction between Richard and Bessie, but she was taken, so nothing was going to happen with them… right? WRONG. Bessie gets what she wants, and can ya blame her? She’s a queen for godsakes.

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3. Her one liners are everything!

Throughout the movie, plenty of men tell Bessie what they think she should do, how they think she should act, and where they think her career should be going. But can anyone really tell Bessie how to live? Hell nawh. This has got to be one of the best lines of the movie.

“I can give it as hard as I can take it, and I don’t mind going to jail.”

Another great quote she made when her husband got mad after she bought a house:

“I ain’t see your name on my bank book.”

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4. She stopped the KKK’s foolery

Bessie was there having a good time, singing and whatnot. Then here comes the Ku Klux Klan practicing their racism and whatnot. Fire, guns, axes. They were ready for a fight. Pff, they *thought* they were ready, but Bessie doesn’t roll like that. One kick and she had they running away scared. Fools.

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5. She will throw a drink in a stranger’s face if she has to.

*Cue scene* Hey Bessie, I was thinking of a writing a book called, “N*gger Heaven.” What do you think? *throws drink in guy’s face* Come on, dude. Are you out of your mind or nah?

Keke Palmer Drops Love Jam, Post TLC FIlm

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Keke wants your la, la, la, la, la, love.

Keke Palmer has waned in and out of the spotlight since her debut in “Akeelah and the Bee,” alongside Forest Whittaker in 2006. Since then, she’s starred in Madea’s Family Reunion, completed a tenure at Nickelodeon with her own sitcom  and TV movie along many other miscellaneous acting credits. She even dropped her first album when she was 13.

Now 20, it’s obvious she’s transitioning into womenhood, in her personal life and in the TV screen. After a buzz worthy role on VH1’s TLC film, “CrazySexyCool,” Palmer’s team has wasted no time in introducing some new Keke fans to her beautiful voice , while also treating her old fans with her usual sweet vocals.

Like her most recent work on the 2012 self-titled EP, Keke Palmer, Palmer’s performance rides through “Work Like You Love Me” like summer water at an amusement park. Sometimes she trickles in, other times her vocals come gushing out. She gives and she takes. You can sway to this song. You can twerk to the song. You can even woo a potential lover with this song. Imagine. Sit still. Envision your crush across the room and just give them those bedroom eyes (bedroom cuddling eyes of course, you ain’t easy). Now reel them in. This song is a reeler. Good job, Keke.

“Work Like You Love Me” is available on iTunes now. Buy it like you love me.

The Duff Days Aren’t Over

By Chris McPherson

Disney Channel has done it again. Last night they tugged on my faint memories of an old Disney Channel of the early 2000s. For the past couple of years, Disney Channel has been known to air classic Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOM) around 2 a.m. on weekends, and I was not ready for what they decided to show on Sunday night.

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Usually it’s just another old flick, like the Halloweentown or High School Musical, but Disney went way back and aired Cadet Kelly. How could you Disney Channel? It was way past my bedtime and I could not afford to stay up any later because of my 9 a.m. class. It took me about 15 minutes to find the courage to turn the TV off and get some shut eye.

The hardest part of choosing sleep over Cadet Kelly was missing the chance to take a glimpse into The Ghost of Hilary Duff Past, circa the Lizzie McGuire era. It seems like its been ages since I saw Duff on a Disney Channel screen, and I must say, I miss it.

This all all seems somewhat coincidental since Duff is currently working on a career comeback since giving birth to her first child early last year. If you haven’t been trolling the blogosphere for the up-to-date details on Duff’s next move, no worries, I can fill that void. She will soon guest star on the Fox comedy, Raising Hope. She also just signed a development deal with Fox to produce her own show. And let’s not forget Duff is a woman of many talents. She hasn’t dropped the microphone for good. Hil’s been in and out of the studio for the past year working on new music.

Duff is on her way to the top. She’s managed to do all this while maintaining a relatively private and drama free life, unlike her other teen bopper counterparts.

So Lizzie, Hilary, beloved wife and mother. Do your thing, girl. I’ll be waiting for what you have to offer. In the meantime, I’ll probably search the Internet tonight for an online version of Cadet Kelly.

Also, speaking of Cadet Kelly, has anyone seen or heard from Christy Carlson Romano lately? Apparently she was in the movie as well. But after the end of Even Stevens and Kim Possible, she seems to be kind of off the grid. Where has she been?