Common was in town last week promoting the upcoming release of his new feature film “Just Wright” with Queen Latifah. The movie is a romantic comedy that marks Common’s leading man debut.
In his first starring role, he plays an NBA All-Star (Scott McKnight) who gets torn between true love with Queen Latifah’s character and groupie love from her friend who aspires to be an NBA trophy wife.
On preparing for his role in “Just Wright”:
One of my friends that plays in the NBA, Barron Davis, I just went and talk to him not only about the NBA but also what made him start playing basketball. Then I would just be around him and look at his lifestyle and talk to him about all of the thoughts and experiences he had. Then I got to talk to D. Wade and a couple of other cats that play in the league.
Everyday, I would train with the assistant coach from the New Jersey Nets and at the time I was filming the movie “Date Night”. So during the day, I would do whatever physical training and whatever preparation for my character. Just staying focus and trying to eat healthy… It was like a training camp, a boot camp but I loved it though.
Common sat down with StraightFromTheA.com and also shared a bit of information about his life lessons, his relationship with tennis star Serena Williams and revealed that he’s been dodging a crazed stalker! Continue Reading…
Where’s the beef? Jim Jones and Cam’Ron were photographed together during the Converse Band of Ballers Celebrity Basketball game in Atlanta.
The two even played on the same team!
Jim addressed the reunion via VibeTV:
I heard there’s two gentlemen that put aside their differences and things like that. That’s kinda good for the rap culture. I’m glad two young gentlemen as theyself get money and could put their differences aside and say they’re gonna do another album for the people. Big up to them…I’m waiting to hear the next press release or the next cover or maybe song, I’m waiting like everybody. [laughs] These guys are good…
Jimmy’s a funny dude. I’m still at the event as I type but will post more photos and video later…