Trend alert: Kindness is the new sexy.
Don’t believe me? This Monday's Man Crush will prove it in spades. When he’s not executive producing and starring in his own TV show, Ballers, filming or promoting his latest summer blockbusters like the Baywatch re-boot or Central Intelligence with Kevin Hart, or kicking ass in the WWE ring, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson still manages to be totally crushable.
Last week, a new and fantastic trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier just about obliterated the internet. Between Captain America’s angsty voiceover, T’Challa/Black Panther in all of his big cat glory, and Bucky Barnes’ remorseless attempt to shoot Tony Stark in the face (!!!), I’ve all but memorized every frame. The trailer draws battlelines between Team Cap and Team Iron Man. Which side am I on? The hottest one, of course!
'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air's' Aunt Viv Flawlessly Reads Jada PInkett-SMith's Call for Oscar BoyCott
If you ever wondered what happened to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s original Aunt Viv, “blactress” Janet Hubert took to Facebook on Monday mostly to respond to Jada Pinkett- Smith’s announcement that she is boycotting this year’s Academy Awards, but also to shed even more light on her mysterious disappearance from the popular ‘90s sitcom.
Let’s start from the beginning, shall we? Early Monday, Jada—Will Smith’s wife—announced that her and her husband were boycotting the Oscars after Will failed to be nominated for his work in the NFL drama “Concussion” Last week's Oscar nominations all but shut out actors, writers and directors of color from the main categories, despite several strong contenders (Creed, Straight Outta Compton, Beasts Of No Nation etc.) that garnered resounding praise from both critics and fans. More on that here.
“Maybe it is time that we pull back our resources and we put them back into our communities, into our programs, and we make programs for ourselves that acknowledge us in ways that we see fit, that are just as good as the so-called 'mainstream' ones,” Jada proposed in the video. “Begging for acknowledgement…diminishes dignity and diminishes power. We are a dignified people and we are powerful. Let’s not forget it.” No word if the Smith family millions will be funding such efforts.
Janet Hubert—who since being fired from The Fresh Prince in 1993 has done gotten mostly guest-starring roles on sitcoms save for extended runs on soap operas—posted an immediate and response in an instantly-viral Facebook video of her own. And she read Jada for filth with an effortlessness that probably has all Real Housewives taking notes.