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Queen Latifah Covers MORE Magazine

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Queen Latifah covers the October issue of MORE magazine.

The new daytime talk show host chatted with the magazine about reconciling with her father, caring for her ailing mother and confronting things that terrify her.

Check out some snippets below.

On her talk show this time around:
“This is a learning experience. I’m not going to pretend to be Oprah Winfrey. That woman built a 25-year show. I’ve got to get through week one, then month one. I expect to make mistakes and learn and grow.”
On her brother and going to therapy:
“Jada was the first person who got me to go to therapy. I was really having problems dealing with the loss. I didn’t feel. It was like I had a circuit breaker. When I felt any emotion too much, whether it was joy, fear, love, it would turn right off. So that was scar- ing me. I thought I was about to live my life not living my life. I was doing things to numb whatever was left or looking for little rushes of some sort. Going through the motions, doing my job, showing up for work but not feeling.”

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Gymnast Louis Smith Covers ‘Gay Times Magazine’

 

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Hunky Olympian Louis Smith covers the new issue of Gay Times magazine.

The eligible bachelor chats it up with GT  about gay marriage, Will Smith and much more.

 

Check out some snippets from his interview and his steamy photo shoot with GT below.

On if he had to be gay, who it would be with:

“I got asked this the other day…I said Will Smith. Because he’s very dedicated to his family, he’s very loyal, funny, hard working and talented. So, in the most non-sexual way, it would have to be based on the person.”

On thinking gay people should be allowed to marry too:

“What is ‘natural’? If someone says to you ‘act normal’ – what is ‘normal’? You can’t be defined. If you fall in love with someone you fall in love with someone.”

 

Will Smith Not Returning for ‘Independence Day’ Sequel

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Will Smith (Photo credit: Alan Light)

 

 

 

 

 

After the recent announcement that an Independence Day sequel was in the works, many fans wondered if Will Smith would be returning. Sadly, it has now been confirmed that he will not be a part of the sequel.

 

“[He] can not come back because he’s too expensive, but he’d also be too much of a marquee name,” the film’s director Roland Emmerich said (via Complex Magazine). “It would be too much.”“We’re not doing a total reboot, we’re doing something that’s totally unusual,” he added. “I think some aliens will be back.”

According to Just Jared, the sequel will reportedly be the first of a two part-story with the title ID Forever, Part 1.

 

Independence Day 2 hits theaters July 2015.

 

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‘Independence Day’ Sequel To Hit Theaters in 2015

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Aliens are headed back to earth, as a sequel to the 1996 film, Independence Day is currently in the works.

Fans can run, not walk, to the theater  when Independence Day 2  is released on July 3, 2015.

Last week, Twentieth Century Fox announced the news of the follow-up to the blockbuster action sci-fi film.

It is not known whether or not Will Smith will reprise his role in the film. But his co-star Bill Pullman seems to be coming back for the sequel. He told Crave Online, “The Will Smith part of it may be ongoing but I think there’s strategies for both. I like what I have to do in both of them. I’m not in an old age home in a wheelchair being wheeled out for one more moment. It’s a very interesting conception of what happens to [my character] between then and when it picks back up.”

No other casting new or plot information has been released.

Source-  ETonline.com

Drake for GQ Magazine [July]

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Drake is all-smiles on the cover of the July issue of GQ magazine.

In an article titled “How to Drake It In America,” rapper Drake chats with GQ magazine about his career, family, what keeps him motivated and the simple things in life. The “Thank Me Later’ emcee even reveals his thoughts  on that infamous feud with Chris Brown.

On his haters:

“You notice they don’t criticize the music itself, though,” says Drake about his detractors. “I’m okay with that.”

 On feeling like a boxer before a main event:
“You know the way fighters don’t fuck before the fight?” he says. “Sometimes I feel like I’m so focused on training my body and getting my mind right to create this album that sex isn’t one of my main priorities. If someone is around that I know and trust, I’m down. But I’m not going to end up with some stranger at this party.”
On his reservations about playing big venues:
“I fully accept I’m an arena-touring act,” says Drake. “When I’m writing, I’m thinking about how the songs are going to play live. Fifty bars of rap don’t translate onstage. No matter how potent the music, you lose the crowd. They want a hook; they want to sing your stuff back to you. That’s why on this album I’ve been trying to condense my thoughts to sixteen-bar verses. There’s something to be said for spacing out the lines, to infiltrate people’s minds.”

 On mending his broken relationship with his dad:
It’s an emotional process,” Drake says. “My father is an incredible man—charming, talented, and stylish—and I’m sort of living the dream he had for himself. But his actions served as that reverse role model for me. There are a lot of things that I don’t ever want to do. I don’t want to miss years of my child’s life. I don’t want to put a woman on a roller-coaster ride.”

 On the Chris Brown feud:
“I hear he has everything he could want now,” Drake says. “I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down.”He continues, “It’s embarrassing, the amount of media coverage,” he says. “Two rappers fighting over the woman. He’s not even a rapper, but still, it’s the last way you want your name out there. It distracts from the music. But he’s made me the enemy, and that’s the way it’s gonna stay, I guess.”

Sandra Bullock in Talks to Play ‘Miss Hannigan’ in “Annie” Film Remake

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The world loves Sandra Bullock and they just might love her even more as Miss Hannigan.

Bullock is currently in early talks to  play the mean, yet witty Miss Hannigan in the remake of Annie, according to THR. The film, which is being put forth by Sony with Will Smith and Jay-Z producing, has already cast Quvenzhane Wallis in the titular role and Jamie Foxx as a modern version of Daddy Warbucks, named Benjamin Stacks.

Carol Burnett portrayed the role of Miss Hannigan in the 1982 musical adaptation of the comic strip. Her performance has lived on in the hearts of many, but Bullock just might be able to pull it off if all goes well.

Will Gluck is directing the film. Additional producers on the project include Will Smith’s  Overbrook Entertainment partners James Lassiter and Jada Pinkett-Smith with Jay Brown and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith through Marcy Media.

Sony is aiming to release the film sometime in 2014.

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Beyonce Pens Congratulatory Letter to Michelle Williams

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Former Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams celebrated her last performance in the musical Fela! on Sunday (June 9). Right before she went on stage, Williams received a heartfelt message from her sister-in-music, Beyonce.

Beyonce posted a letter (above) congratulating Williams on her Fela! run and revealing just how proud she is of her work in theater.

Michelle shared her response to the letter, via Twitter. She wrote,

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Williams began her stint in Fela! on January 29, 2013. She performed in 16 cities, with New Orleans being her last. Fela!  is a musical produced by Jay-Z and Jada & Will Smith.

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