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Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan & Taye Diggs Cover JET Magazine [Nov. 25]

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Nia Long, Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan collectively cover the Nov. 25 issue of JET magazine.

The trip are on a promo run, as they gear up for the release of their movie The Best Man Holiday. Check out an excerpt from their feature below.

Nia Long on getting the sequel to Best Man made:

“It wasn’t like we were just able to make this movie; we had to go through a process. So I feel successful in that alone….”

Sanaa Lathan on the portrayal of African-Americans in films:
“We as moviegoers want to see ourselves. A lot of Black films that have been out lately have been of a certain…stereotype and humor. This has a lot more depth. It’s not fitting the mold of what’s out now.

Taye Diggs on how movies have evolved since The Best Man:
“Our films were really starting to explode and it was an interesting time. But then, people started making movies without us in them…Sadly, we’re still slaves to a system we don’t really control.”

Best Man Holiday opens in theaters on November 15.

Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan Cover JET Magazine

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Octavia Spencer and Michael B. Jordan collectively cover the new issue of JET magazine.

The Fruitvale Station actors chat with the magazine about how their Indie film has now garnered national attention.

In the movie, Jordan plays Oscar Grant III, who died tragically after being shot by a BART police officer in 2009 on New Year’s Eve festivities. Spencer plays Jordan’s mother in the movie.

For more on their interview with JET, pick up this issue, which is on newsstands now!

Niecy Nash Covers JET Magazine

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Niecy Nash and her colorful flower cover the new issue of JET magazine.

The actress is gearing up for the premiere of the second season of TVLand’s Soul Man on June 19. With a new book in bookstores around the globe, Nash has a lot to talk about. Check out a sneak peek below.

On being mistaken for Kym Whitley, Sherri Shepherd and Yvette Nicole Brown:

“It’s dangerous when we all have our curly hair on at the same time.”

On there being so few Black comedic actresses:

“People don’t ask 10 White women with blond hair how they feel— and there are a million of them— when they are compared to each other because it’s perceived as if they are all doing something different. But Black comedic actresses are compared because there are so few of us.”

For more with Nash, pick up the latest issue of JET , on newsstands now.

Nia Long Covers JET Magazine [April]

Nia Long’s JET Magazine Cover + Interview Snippets

 

 

Nia Long graces this week’s cover of JET magazine. In this issue,  which applauds Nia for  being fearless at 40, the actress discusses motherhood, success and friends in the industry. Read some snippets from her feature below.

On friends in the industry:
My social circle is a little bit different and so much better. You know every now and then you go through your Blackberry and go, ‘OK, is this person really worth taking up my megabytes?”‘ (Laughing)

On her success in Hollywood:
I’m very direct, always has been. But I think motherhood and maturing has definitely given me a level of compassion that is a lot more constructive, in terms of dealing with people…business. I just think I have a lot more insight on life and people. I live my life with INTEGRITY and HONESTY and sometimes it can be mistaken for arrogance, but it’s not arrogance at all. I have more patience with things of value in my life and less patience for the nonsense

On maturing into a grown woman and mother:
…It tickles me. I’m like, wow, I wasn’t even a mom then. I was just a young girl and I thought I knew everything and I’m such a different woman. It’s a moment in time where you can really reflect on who you were and that’s why film is so great because it’s timeless.
[“The Best Man”] does feel like yesterday, but then it feels like, ‘Who is that person I’m looking at?’ Forget about the character I’m playing, who is that woman, because I’m so different from who she was. The things that mattered to me back then don’t matter right now.

Aretha Franklin: “The problem has been resolved”

Aretha Franklin is finally talking about her mystery illness. The singer sat down with Jet Magazine once again to speak about what has been going on with her health-wise.  Franklin knew something was off when she had a very hard pain in her side. 

“I am not one to do a lot of talking about my personal health or business. Not too much, not too much. There are a lot of people who will talk about anything, as long as there is somebody listening. But I am not one of those people. That’s not Aretha.”
Franklin hasn’t addressed the pancreatic cancer rumors because she feels that her health is between her and her doctors solely. And that’s why she says she’s not discussing the news reports and rumors that she is battling pancreatic cancer.

“I am not going to even deal with that,” she states. “I don’t have to talk about my health with anybody other than my doctors. The problem has been resolved.”

The singer strongly encourages people to monitor their health. “If there is anything happening with you that is uncommon and something that you know should not be happening, go to your doctor. Be determined to find out what is going on.”
When Franklin first had the pain, she thought it was due to a colonoscopy she had.
“I had a colonoscopy and it showed nothing was wrong. I associated the pain in my side with the colonoscopy that I had within a day or two before. I got up at 2 o’clock in the morning and called the doctor who did the colonoscopy and told him what was happening. He said, ‘Miss Franklin, whatever it is, it is not from the colonoscopy. You need to come home and have a CAT-scan.’ Thank God he said that because that unfolded everything, what the problem was and everything.”

Finally Aretha reveals why she decided to speak out to her fans, “I know my fans are concerned. Let them know I am feeling great and coming along.”
She sends out a message of gratitude for her fans worldwide. “I want to thank my fans and friends and supporters who have prayed for me and sent me beautiful cards and flowers. Please continue to respect my privacy as I continue to recover.”

Aretha Franklin says a ‘very hard pain’ in her side signaled problem

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