Academy Award winning actress Mo’Nique has been in the news for quite a few months now as she battles rumors of being ‘blackballed’ in Hollywood, but now it’s time to show & prove with a new release.
[FLASHBACK: He Say/She Say: Mo’Nique vs. Lee Daniels… (VIDEO)]
Despite all of the nay-sayers, Mo’Nique & her husband, Sidney Hicks put their money and her acting skills behind their own project and are prepping for the release of ‘Blackbird,’ Mo’Niques first film since, Precious.
The film, starring Mo’Nique & Isaiah Washington, was shot a few months back in Mississippi.
“’Blackbird’ is a film about the choices people are forced to make as they struggle to figure out how to be themselves,” Hicks said.
“And why should just being who you are be a struggle? Since Mo’Nique won the Oscar, we have received a flood of scripts, but nothing captured our attention until Isaiah — who we have a high level of respect for — sent us ‘Blackbird.’”
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Atlanta-based rapper Shawty Lo is in the news this week after several sites have drawn comparisons between his ‘All My Baby Mamas’ reality show and OWN-TV’s recent announcement about another Atlanta man with similar issues getting a green light for his show.
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I thought it would be interesting to speak one on one with Lo about the comparisons, especially in light of all of the protests and petitions HIS show received when it was picked up (and dropped) by Oxygen last year.
[FLASHBACK: Good News and Bad News for Shawty Lo (And All His Baby mamas)… ]
On his show being stereotypical and/or ‘glorifying’ baby mama…
Basically, I can get what they mean by ‘glorifying’ because the name of my show was ‘All My Baby Mamas’… I had nothing to do with that. Period. That was something the network came up with and I was telling them, I didn’t like that name.
I have 11 kids and 10 baby mamas. 11+10 is 21 and I wanted by show to be called, ‘Shawty Lo: Being 21.’
But they did what they wanted to do and I think that’s one reason we got backlash…
More details + watch the full interview below… Continue Reading…