If you’re even the most lax consumer of entertainment, odds are you’ve seen Mahershala Ali's flawlessness on your big or small screen at least once. His gorgeousness, charisma, insane talents, and love of fashion is more than enough to make this now two-time SAG Award winner this week's #MCM. He’s been mine for more since his breakout role in USA's The 4400 (2004-2007).
Break out the sequins, confetti cannons, and bizarre mash-ups, because the 58th Annual Grammy Awards are back tonight at 7/8c! Lady Gaga, Adele and Taylor Swift and more are all slated to take the stage and probably a few golden gramophones. Grammy performances traditionally are tweetable mix of swagger, sexiness and sangin’. Let’s take a look back at some of the most unforgettable Grammy performances from P!nk, Michael Jackson and more...
'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.