BET 106 & Park CANCELED

BET’s “106 & Park” has been canceled and will air its final show this December 19th.

The long running music video countdown show will be reduced to a digital format appearing on the BET website.

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“It’s been a great 14-year run as America’s top music/variety show on cable,” BET’s president, Stephen Hill, said in a statement on the company’s website on Friday (November 14). Continue reading

16 Celebs Who Changed Their Names In The Name Of Fame

An actor’s job is to portray real and sometimes fictitious people, but sometimes those same actors portray fictitious people in their own lives..

We’ve all wanted to change our own names from time to time, but some celebrities have changed their names in the name of fame.. In other words, their god given names kinda stink.


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New ‘Slave Trader Action Figures’ Causing Uproar

“I like the way you die boy.” I guess that’s something you would expect a Django action figure to say when you pull the string… Some think this is a great idea while others think it is outrageous, action figures from the movie Django, by request…

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Here’s the sales pitch: From the highly anticipated new film from prolific director Quentin Tarantino – comes this collection of poseable 8″ figures with tailored fabric clothing – similar to the retro toy lines that helped define the licensed action figure market in the 1970s. These characters are faithful to their western looks in Django Unchained and includes the likenesses of such famous hollywood talent as Jamie Foxx and Leonardo Dicaprio. Characters included are Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Django Jamie Foxx), Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), Butch (James Remar), and Dr. King Schultz Christoph Waltz).

 

I mean I guess things might get a little weird when one of your friends shows up with the Jamie Foxx action figure and your other buddy has the Leonardo DiCaprio version…

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Najee Ali, director of the advocacy group Project Islamic Hope, plans a news conference Tuesday with other Los Angeles black community leaders calling for the removal of the toys from the market.

Ali called the action figures “a slap in the face of our ancestors.”

“We were outraged,” said Ali, upon learning of the figures. “We feel that it trivializes the horrors of slavery and what African Americans experienced.”

The action figures are collectibles recommended for people older than 17. Tarantino has had such figures made for all of his films, including his last, “Inglourious Basterds.” That film, too, reveled in a revenge fantasy set in history – Nazi Germany. dailyrepublic.

I have to admit that I would personally feel uncomfortable owning any of these action figures, but maybe that’s just me. I already own a few Spice Girls and *NSync action figures, go figure…

Backlash Grows Against Celebrities After Video Exposes Embarrassing Gun Violence Hypocrisy

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! I notice most fans hate it when celebs get political or otherwise preachy. Do they actually think we look upon them as any kind of real role models? No! You damn idiot millionaires, we just want to see you rise and then crash and burn at your own hand. I think they call that human nature.images (2)

Celebs have not been able to escape the heat after a consortium of filmmakers put together this video showing the huge hypocrisy behind celebrities publicly taking a stance against guns and associated violence.

Why did all these celebrities drink the Kool-Aid? I mean they basically just killed their collective careers! In one fell swoop! Even people who tend to agree that guns indeed need some type of control still cannot help but see how dumb celebrities look in this video, trying to sell their beliefs.

When I say this is getting serious for celebs involved in this video, I mean it’s getting real serious. There is word of boycotts and people unfollowing them on Twitter by the scores.

I make a living reporting on celebrities and even I have to admit this video makes them all look so bad…

SPIKED! Spike Lee Says: ‘Just Say No’ To Django

Spike Lee is sticking his proverbial foot into Quentin Tarantino’s spotlight by declaring “Django disrespectful to his black ancestors,” inferring other black people might want to also pass on seeing the movie. Lee made the damning remarks during an interview with Vibe Magazine.

“I can’t speak on it ’cause I’m not gonna see it … All I’m going to say is that it’s disrespectful to my ancestors. That’s just me … I’m not speaking on behalf of anybody else.”

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Lee later mounted twitter for a more social attack, “American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western.It Was A Holocaust.My Ancestors Are Slaves.Stolen From Africa.I Will Honor Them.”

Jamie Foxx stars in the epic film about a slave who kills his slave-owners in the Deep South. The DrudgeReport famously reported the n-word being uttered more than 110 times during the flick.

This isn’t the first time Spike Lee has had daggers in his eyes for Tarantino, in 1997 he publicly stated a problem he had with Q’s “excessive use of the n-word” in the movie Jackie Brown, “Let the record state that I never said that he cannot use that word — I’ve used that word in many of my films — but I think something is wrong with him.”

Hey Spike! have you ever watched yourself back on TV courtside at one of those Knicks games? A lot of people think there’s something is wrong with you!

Django Hollywood Premiere Canceled In Wake Of Sandy Hook Shooting

The Hollywood premiere of Django has been canceled in the wake of the Sandyhook shootings.

Deadline Hollywood:

BREAKING: The Weinstein Company is the latest to curtail the festivities on a holiday season film because of the Connecticut massacre. An LA premiere had been scheduled tomorrow night for the Quentin Tarantino-directed Django Unchained. The film will still be shown, but there will be no red carpet and invited press is being asked to attend a different screening. This one is now reserved for cast members and their families who haven’t seen the film yet. This is not about the slave-era violence in the film; it reflects the fact that nobody is in the mood to celebrate. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Newtown, CT, and in this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo our scheduled event,” said a TWC spokesperson. “However, we will be holding a private screening for the cast and crew and their friends and families.”

Tarantino’s Django: 109 Instances Of The ‘N’ Word

Quentin Tarantino‘s new movie, Django, digs up the bones of a deplorable chapter in America’s history and in doing so he used the N-word a staggering 109 times before the end credits roll. Hooray! holiday movie…

Just to be clear, I did not go and watch Django (The “D” is silent,) and then count how many times the selectively forbidden word was uttered, actually, Hollywood heavy hitters, Variety, were the ones to take on that task — and here’s some of what they had to say,

True to its spaghetti-Western roots, the pic reveals most of its stoic hero’s unspoken motivations through garishly colored flashbacks, though Tarantino and editor Fred Raskin (stepping in for the late Sally Menke) seem to realize that limited glimpses of such white-on-black sadism go a long way. Filmmakers who choose to portray this shameful chapter of America’s past bear a certain responsibility not to sanitize it. But here, even as it lays the groundwork for “Django’s” vengeance, dwelling on such brutality can verge on exploitation. To wit, the film problematically features no fewer than 109 instances of the “N word,” most of them deployed either for laughs or alliteration.

Anyway, I don’t really have a problem with multiple instances of the N-word in a movie, I got used to that in the blaxploitation movies of the 70s and 80s, what I have a problem with is Jamie Foxx, one of the movie’s co-stars, coming out on Saturday Night Live, saying he was delighted to get a roll where he could “kill all white people in the movie” I don’t care what anybody thinks, that is some ignorant s**t…

Is This Racist? Tennis Star SLAMMED Over SERENA IMPERSONATION PIX

Good God! I had no idea female tennis star, Caroline Wozniacki was such a racist! I mean this impersonation is racist right? I mean when comedian Jamie Foxx is talking about “killing all white people” that’s really not that big of a deal, right?

Well you probably see what I’m trying to do here, there are two sides to every story, so do you think this is racist?