Whitney Houston and Tyler Perry were apparently really close during her lifetime, but that may not have actually been the case, because apparently Whitney advised Rihanna to never do one of his movies, and RiRi’s been dodging him ever since.
Here’s the deal: apparently Tyler’s been asking Rihanna to start in his next movie for over a year and she keeps turning him down since Whitney advised her that only “fading black stars” took on those roles. Ouch!
“Whitney put her off Tyler by warning her bluntly that ‘Tyler’s films are for fading black stars, not rising ones,’” the source said.
“Rihanna so respected Whitney because in addition to being one of the biggest pop stars ever, she starred in hit movies such as The Bodyguard.”
And Rihanna, also a multi-talented star, feels it will be better for her career to do something similar to the 2012 science fiction war film Battleship, for which she received glowing reviews, the source said.
“She’s ruling out doing a Tyler Perry-style romantic comedy because she thinks she works better in action roles, playing the tough girl.”
It’s sorta hilarious that Rihanna would rather do a movie based on a board game than one that’s guaranteed to be a box office hit, even if it’s not all that rewarding. How well did Battleship even do – $65 million internationally? Oh wait, Tyler Perry’s last three did even less than that, so maybe I’m wrong. Do you, Rihanna!
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Posted Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 3:15pm
Filed under Rihanna
, Tyler Perry
, Whitney Houston
It wasn’t so long ago that Emily Blunt gave birth to a baby girl named Hazel – in fact, it’s only been about six weeks! Somehow, she’s managed to bounce back incredibly quickly and was seen out and about in Beverly Hills on her way to a medical appointment on Tuesday looking AMAZING!
I’ve always thought Emily was beautiful, but damn, girl! Meanwhile, her husband John Krasinski wasn’t looking too bad himself while on his way to a workout across town. I love them as a couple and hope they last a long time!
Posted Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 2:14pm
Filed under Emily Blunt
, John Krasinski
Jude Law needed to bulk up for his role in the new film Dom Hemingway, which meant finding a way to put on about 30 pounds in a very short amount of time. After production wrapped, of course, he had to get slim again, so how did he do it? The answer isn’t all that shocking.
“I was banned from exercise and just encouraged to eat all the wrong stuff,” Law told PEOPLE at the film’s premiere in New York City on Thursday night, hosted by The Cinema Society & Links of London. “I ate a lot of red meat, a lot of steaks and burgers, and ice cream.”
His go-to flavor for the latter?
“Cookies ‘n cream…but I’ll be happy if I never see another tub of it again in my life,” he says.
“I’m not a big gorger, so it was the Coca-Cola that got me,” dishes the British actor. “I was drinking five to ten a day, and I just got kind of sick of it.”
Unsurprisingly then, when the film wrapped and it came time to shed the pounds, Law couldn’t have been more ready.
“I was really happy to be able to go for a run!” he says.
So let’s all take a note from Jude. If you ever want to pile on 30 lbs in a short amount of time, just eat everything in sight that looks delicious. That oughta do it!
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Posted Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 12:12pm
Filed under Jude Law
If Russell Crowe doesn’t strike you as a particularly religious man, it’s for good reason – he isn’t one. In fact, he doesn’t really partake in the whole “faith” situation, but oddly, he still really likes Pope Francis, whom he recently met, fulfilling a longtime goal that started with Twitter outreach.
As he explained on Good Morning America:
“Look I’m not Catholic and I’ve never felt any connection with any previous Pope, but I like this guy,” he explained.
“I like what he says… he’s changing the tone of the way you regard the Pope and I think it is a magnificent thing. I was very privileged and humbled to be in that environment.”
I think a lot of people feel that way about Pope Francis, actually. As far as Catholic leaders go, he’s certainly a step up – and any step is a good step for the Catholic church.
I wonder if Russell’s interest in meeting the Pope stems from his role in Noah? Even though it’s a “liberal reimagining” of the Biblical tale, of course…
Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 3:15pm
Filed under Russell Crowe