Gabrielle Union suffered major hairloss while filming new comedy Top Five with Chris Rock after having to dye her locks several times.
The Think Like a Man actress plays a blonde reality star in the movie and she admits lightening her hair was not a hit at home when it started coming out in clumps.
She tells the New York Post, "I have dark hair, and the process to get it blonde (for the film) made my hair fall out. Some people gain weight for a role, I practically went bald for a role. I lost so much hair!
"(My husband Dwyane Wade) loved the blonde and thought I looked sexy. But once I went bald, he was like, 'I'm ready for you to go back!'"
Hate watching a show can come about multiple ways. Perhaps at first the TV show was good then jumped the shark, but you keep watching because you already invested so much time in it. Perhaps you know from the beginning that the show is frustrating but you keep watching like a bad trainwreck. Perhaps you love the show all throughout but then hate it for the way it ended, changing the way you'll view the reruns forever. Either way it maybe strange, but people do hate-watch shows. Are you looking for something new that will give you conflicting feelings? Here are 5 shows you may love to hate-watch!
1. Pretty Little Liars
This show should give medals to each of its fans for their enormous amount of patience. This is an adaption of a book series about four girls who are getting threatening text messages from an anonymous person that goes by "A". They believe this person is involved with their friend, Alison's death. This show has pretty much accused everyone of being A then disproved each theory. We are pretty sure that whenever this show loses their viewership the answer of who A is will not make any sense due to its over complicated storyline and its constant back-pedaling.
This drama is about a plane that crashes on a mysterious island. A lot of the crew survives, but has no way in reaching the outside world. The show starts off great, but if you ever ask any of its fans they will tell you that most of the questions asked never get answered. If you're more into the journey than the destination then check it out on Netflix!
3. The Secret Life of The American Teenager
This show kicks off with a 15-year-old Amy Juergens (Shailene Woodley) getting pregnant with bad boy, Ricky Underwood's (Daren Kagasoff) baby. This starts a whole lot of discussion about sex and pregancy amongst the young students and their parents. This show was definitely supposed to be a response to shows like 16 and Pregnant, but a lot of the dialogue is cringe-inducing and most of the acting and characters are laughable. Some of the fans were also not happy with the ending of the Amy, Ricky, and Ben love triangle. You can binge watch this show on Netflix.
4. American Horror Story: Aslyum
Now everyone in this fan base has a favorite and least favorite season in this franchise. They all have the same frustrating traits however like killing off characters and bringing them back. Asylum however is the most mind boggling, in my opinion due to many of the characters being treated for mental issues. You're never sure what is real and what is someone's hallucination, and were those aliens?? Not all (or any) of your questions will be answered, but as usual Jessica Lange is great.
5. The Carrie Diaries
This adaption had a death sentence before it even really started. In order to make more money off the Sex and The City franchise this show depicts Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) that's still in high school, yet trying to make it to the big city and figure out dating. It was an interesting experiment, but never had the magic that made its parent series so great. None of the other characters were included except for Samantha Jones, which was played by Lindsey Gort. Her depiction is certainly a highlight however since you can tell she did her homework and was really able to mimic Kim Cattrall's mannerisms. You can watch the two seasons on Netflix.
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Actor Mark Wahlberg is hoping to have a 1988 assault charge expunged from his record, insisting he is "not the same person" he was when he was a troubled teen. The Transformers: Age of Extinction star was 16 years old when he was charged with assaulting a man outside a convenience store in his hometown of Dorchester, Massachusetts.
According to local news station NECN, Wahlberg was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time and hit the man over the head with a wooden stick before punching the victim as he attempted to escape from police. He was tried as an adult and served three months in jail.
Wahlberg, 43, filed a petition with the Massachusetts advisory board of pardons last week (26Nov14) in hopes of getting a pardon.
In the petition, he states that he has dedicated a lot of his adult life to giving back to several charitable organisations, including his own, the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.
He writes, "I have not engaged in philanthropic efforts in order to make people forget about my past. To the contrary, I want people to remember my past so that I can serve as an example of how lives can be turned around and how people can be redeemed."
Wahlberg adds that the pardon would validate the fact that anyone can turn their life around if they dedicate themselves to improving their lives and the lives of others.
He adds, "Receiving a pardon would be a formal recognition that I am not the same person that I was on the night of April 8, 1988. It would be formal recognition that someone like me can receive official public redemption if he devotes himself to personal improvement and a life of good works."
According to the Boston Herald newspaper, the Massachusetts advisory board is currently reviewing more than 70 applications for pardons, and have yet to vote on Wahlberg's petition.
Rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs posted an emotional video on Instagram.com to show his despair after learning a police officer will not face trial over the death of African-American Eric Garner. Garner died in July (14) after New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo apparently placed him in a chokehold during an arrest for illegally selling cigarettes.
On Wednesday (03Dec14), a grand jury ruled against indicting Pantaleo on criminal charges, 10 days after officials in Ferguson, Missouri declined to press charges against another officer, who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
A number of celebrities took to social media websites to express their outrage over the latest grand jury decision, including Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, John Legend and actress Gabrielle Union.
Combs also posted a video showing him sitting in front of the camera looking visibly upset as he rubs his face and says, "This ain't right... this is not right. To continue to let this go on... it's enough, it's enough, man."
He added in the caption, "Honestly my emotions are all over the place. We as artists, myself included, all have to step up and be better leaders in our communities. It's a hard burden to bear, but we have been chosen whether we like it or not. We need to do whatever we can in a positive way, to help unite people of all colors in this injustice!... This has to stop and we as a people are the only ones that can stop it. I truly do not have the right to preach, but I do have the right to speak."
Thousands of activists took to the streets of New York on Wednesday to protest against the decision, including A Tribe Called Quest star Q-Tip.
Rapper Joe Budden was chastised by a New York judge on Wednesday (03Dec14) after arriving almost two hours late for a hearing relating to the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend. The Pump It Up hitmaker, who lives in New Jersey, stands accused of stealing his former lover's cell phone and twisting her arm as he reportedly forced her into his car during an altercation outside a Manhattan nightclub in August (14).
He turned himself in to police days after he became a wanted man and was summoned to appear in Manhattan Criminal Court this week.
However, Budden's tardiness infuriated Judge Denise Dominguez on Wednesday, when his lawyer blamed heavy traffic for his client's late appearance.
Dismissing the excuse, the judge said, "There are people that live in New Jersey that make it here on time, sir."
When Budden finally arrived, the court official gave him a stern talking to, before setting the next hearing for 4 March (15).
The hip-hop star, who has denied the claims, has yet to be indicted for the charges, according to the New York Post.
The holiday season has arrived, which means Christmas movies have started to play on TV constantly. But what if you're in the mood for watching something a little less jolly? These movies are set during the holidays, but their plots don't have much to do with the holidays at all. With no Santa, no elves, and no reindeer, you can still celebrate the season without feeling overwhelmed by Christmas cheer.
1. Love Actually
The British rom-com featuring interconnecting love stories takes place during the days leading up to Christmas. However, the holidays are an overarching theme that ties the stories together, rather than the main focus.
2. Home Alone
While Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) gets left behind by his family during the holidays, this movie is mostly about convincing little kids they can stop a burglar with a few well-placed traps.
3. It’s a Wonderful Life
One of the most iconic Christmas movies isn’t really about Christmas? Yep. The holiday classic is about the life of George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), and doesn’t really involve Christmas until the very end.
4. Die Hard
Those who aren’t into sentimental movies can watch Bruce Willis shooting people to get into the holiday spirit.
5. The Holiday
Yes, the word “holiday” is in the title, but the movie is really about two women (Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet) who take a much-needed vacation. They swap houses to get away from their normal lives, and both end up finding love.
6. While You Were Sleeping
Sandra Bullock is mistaken for a stranger’s fiancée and ends up spending the holidays with his family. The holidays simply provide a backdrop for this cute romantic comedy.
7. Iron Man 3
This summer blockbuster surprisingly takes places over Christmas. But with so much action going on, there isn’t much room for holiday cheer.
“December 24, 9 PM, Eastern Standard Time.” Fans of the Broadway musical-turned-film will recognize these words, which start the story of a year in the life of a group of New Yorkers that begins and ends on Christmas Eve.
Soul singer/actress Jill Scott has come under fire from fans for defending comedian Bill Cosby amid his ongoing sex assault scandal. The Cosby Show star hit headlines last month (Nov14) after more than a dozen women went public with allegations suggesting the veteran funnyman had taken advantage of them years ago.
The actor's attorney has repeatedly blasted the accusations, which have led to a number of concert cancellations on Cosby's current stand-up comedy tour, but he has found one staunch supporter in Scott, who refuses to believe the claims of sexual assault until the alleged victims, including former model Janice Dickinson and actresses Louisa Moritz and Michelle Hurd, provide "substantiated proof" of their accounts.
The Golden hitmaker commented on the allegations last week (ends28Nov14) after one Twitter follower encouraged her to sign an online petition calling on bosses at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to drop him from their Board of Trustees. Cosby and his wife Camille also have a scholarship named in their honour at Temple, where Scott was awarded an honorary degree from the comedian earlier this year (14).
Replying to the fan, she wrote, "So they've proven the alleged allegations? I didn't know. Will they also be giving him back the millions he's donated?"
Her comments sparked a firestorm online and she was subsequently bombarded with negative responses, prompting Scott to fire back, "U know Bill Cosby? I do child and this is insane. Proof. Period."
Responding to another user, she wrote, "sides with Mr. Cosby? No. I side with substantiated proof when media/society is attempting to destroy a magnificent Legacy", adding, "I'm respecting a man who has done more for the image of Brown people that almost anyone EVER. From Fat Albert (cartoon character he created) to the Huxtables (fictional family on The Cosby Show)."
She attempted to put an end to the furore on Monday (01Dec14), when she added, "We will respectfully have to agree to disagree", before urging rape victims to report such crimes to police.
She posted, "Rape is a despicable, cowardly crime. If you've been raped - plz (please) do NOT shower, go to police IMMEDIATELY, have a rap (sic) kit done. GET EVIDENCE."
Cosby voluntarily resigned from his role at Temple University on Monday, days after also stepping down from a fundraising role at another alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The holiday season is finally upon us and if you're anything like us, you're probably struggling to find gifts for some of your loved ones. Everyone has a favorite TV show, and if you're lucky, that TV show has a big enough following that means when Christmas comes around each year, you can find a gift perfectly tailored to that show.
1. This "Shut It Down" wine glass, so you can drink your wine in style while watching Scandal every Thursday.
2. An Olivia Pope & Associates t-shirt, because your real job isn't as cool.
3. This classic frame quote, because if a man wants you, he's got to prove it.
4. This shirt supporting which team you are on.
The Walking Dead fans:
5. This lego Daryl Dixon, so you can have your own Daryl for adventures.
6. A Zombie apocalypse bracelet for your best friend, so they know who to have on their team when the end comes.
7. This wall decal to warn your friends and family of the dead inside.
8. The Offical Zombie Survival Kit, because it's perfect for a zombie apocalypse, or just a general emergency.
9. These coasters with brutally honest (and hilarious) quotes from the show.
Game of Thrones fans:
10. This mug with Jon Snow's motto, because Crows Before Hoes.
11. This underwear declaring which house of Westeros you belong to.
12. These beautiful direwolf bookends that any member of the Stark family would die for.
13. These his and hers Khal/Khaleesi matching necklaces to give your loved one to prove how much you care.
Breaking Bad fans:
14. This blue meth candy, in case you've ever wanted to try (candy) meth, but not get hooked.
15. This insanely appropriate "Let's Cook" cutting board.
16. A shirt that shows where you work.
17. For the Mac user in your life, this Walter White decal so they'll never be too far from him.
American Horror Story fans:
18. This sweatshirt that says it all.
19. This mug dedicated to the baddest witches to ever exist.
20. This necklace that will help you keep Twisty close to your heart.
21. This phone case that has love for every season of AHS.
22. This protection necklace, because Sam and Dean want to keep you safe.
23. These rings so you and your besties can express your deepest emotions for each other.
24. This sweatshirt with the Family Motto.
25. For the uber dedicated fan, get them John Winchester's journal.
Sons of Anarchy fans:
26. This poster featuring a very good-looking Jax (Charlie Hunnam).
27. This personalized SOA zippo lighter.
28. Jax Teller's son ring, if you're a really big fan with some money.
Once Upon A Time fans:
29. Henry's leather book cover for your iPad, so you can e-read in style.
30. This intricate, beautiful locket inspired by Emma Swan.
31. These hand painted sneakers for the OUAT fan to step out on the town in.
The Big Bang Theory fans:
32. This Soft Kitty pillow to snuggle with every time you're sick or sad.
33. The Rubik's Cube tissue box, seen on The Big Bang Theory.
34. Why should the human's only benefit? Get this Bazinga! dog collar for your pet.
Modern Family fans:
35. This wall art with quite possibly the best Phil Dunphy quote to ever exist.
36. This Jay Pritchett shirt that perfectly describes how he feels.
37. This shirt that shows how well Phil handles pressure.
38. This necklace, which acts as the key to 221B Baker Street.
39. This "High-Functioning Sociopath" sweartshirt that we can all kind of relate to.
40. And finally, because it's the holiday season, get this card to truly express your love for someone.
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British pop star Sam Smith has opened up about "coming out" as gay prior to releasing his hit debut album, insisting his decision was to deter critics from thinking he was lying about his sexuality in order to sell records.
The soul singer addressed rumors of his homosexuality just weeks before releasing his In The Lonely Hour album in the U.S. in June (14), by subtly playing out a love triangle with another male in the music video for his song Leave Your Lover. Soon after, he confirmed the new record was inspired by a man he fell in love with who didn't love him back.
Now that the album has become a chart topper, Smith says even though his "coming out" wasn't an elaborate announcement, he felt it was necessary to be truthful to anyone interested in purchasing his music.
He told comedian Ellen DeGeneres on her U.S. talk show on Monday (01Dec14), "I came out when I was like, four years old. My mom said she knew when I was like three. So I didn't have to actually properly come out.
"But I kind of just felt like I needed to mention it before I released the record so people knew what it was about. And it felt like a brave thing to do as well I wanted to do it before because if I did it afterwards people probably would have thought I was lying just to sell records, which wasn't the case."
Smith also addressed those who have criticised him for not becoming a staunch advocate for the gay community, and added, "I'm a singer and a songwriter. I get upset sometimes because I don't talk about it too much.
"People say, 'He doesn't want to be a spokesperson for the gay community.' I do, of course I do, but I want to be a spokesperson for everyone. Ya know straight people, gay people, bisexual. I don't want it to be limited... I'm 22 as well. I'm still trying to figure everything out."
Some people may say it’s too soon to be nostalgic about the 2000s. But for us millennials, the hit songs of that decade were the soundtrack to our formative years. These were the tunes that played during awkward middle school dances, that we listened to while driving around with friends, and that we blasted in our rooms to make our parents angry. Here are the instant classics and the one hit wonders that take us back to those times. Feel free to reminisce.
1. “Complicated” – Avril Lavigne
Avril just gets us, man.
2. “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” – Fall Out Boy
3. “Hollaback Girl” – Gwen Stefani
We never misspelled “bananas” again.
4. “You’re Beautiful” – James Blunt
Remember the weird music video where he sang shirtless in the rain?
5. “Leave (Get Out)” – JoJo
Whatever happened to JoJo?
6. “Since U Been Gone” – Kelly Clarkson
The ultimate breakup song.
7. “Mr. Brightside” – The Killers
8. “Umbrella” – Rihanna
9. “Yeah!” – Usher
You still dance like crazy when this comes on.
10. “Stacy’s Mom” – Fountains of Wayne
So inappropriate, and yet so catchy.
11. “Crazy in Love” – Beyoncé ft. her hubby Jay Z
Bey’s solo debut was epic, and she’s been blowing us away ever since.
12. “I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas
The song that was played at almost every wedding in 2009.
13. “Toxic” – Britney Spears
14. “On the Way Down” – Ryan Cabrera
15. “A Thousand Miles” – Vanessa Carlton
Admit it, you love this song.
16. “Beautiful” – Christina Aguilera
17. “She Will Be Loved” – Maroon 5
The moment we all fell in love with Adam Levine.
18. “Hey Ya!” – OutKast
What’s cooler than being cool? ICE COLD.
19. “Poker Face” – Lady Gaga
20. “Gold Digger” – Kanye West
In which Kanye warned us all about the importance of getting a prenup.
21. “Paper Planes” – M.I.A.
Making the sound effects is mandatory.
22. “Everywhere" - Michelle Branch
23. “Ocean Avenue" - Yellowcard
24. “Fergalicious” – Fergie
Never forget the Fergie solo era. We still listen to this every time we work out.
25. “Dirty Little Secret” – The All-American Rejects