Soap fans of the canceled shows have apparently been bombarding Oprah Winfrey with messages to save the shows… so much so, that Miss O released a video addressing why she ‘can’t dayum save everybody!!!’
[Sidebar: those are my words not hers… 😆 ]
Believe me, if there was a dime left to made from them on broadcast television it would still be happening.
And so because all good things come to an end, and all things have their time… as do the soaps… as does The Oprah Winfrey Show, I will not be taking on the responsibility of trying to revive an institution that for all intent and all purpose indicates that time has come for it to be over.
So thank you for believing I could save them. But I really can’t.
Video + transcript of why Oprah says she can’t save the soaps below: Continue Reading…
Word on the curb is that Soulja Boy aka DeAndre Cortez Way, is planning to fill Tupac Shakur’s shoes in his legendary “Juice” role.
Soulja Boy, who recently released a released a mixtape by the same name as the classic film, announced that he will be playing the role of legendary West Coast rapper in an upcoming biopic.
He specifically spoke about becoming “Bishop,” stating:
Basically, it’s your boy Soulja and I’m Bishop in 2011, running around in the streets, man. You know how the movie goes, but we’re flipping it and shooting in Atlanta.
I want to show these people my acting side and me being creative—always giving them something new; that’s all. I got same video director that shot ‘Crank That,’ ‘Kiss Me Through The Phone,’ ‘Turn My Swag On’ —my most successful videos.
The whole mixtape is the soundtrack for the movie.
Filming will begin “soon”… whenever that is.
I’ve always had mad respect for SB and his hustle… but Juice? I dunno about that.
I’m sure that Pac’s “I don’t give a f*ck” attitude in the historic role is what all young gangsters aspire to be, but carrying off the role in a remake will be a challenge for even the best of ’em.
Do you think SouljaBoy will be able to fill 2pac’s shoes in a “Juice” remake?
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick offers some much needed advice to embattled singer Chris Brown.
Mike’s road to redemption was a tough one, so who better to share wisdom than someone who has already been through the fire?
Mike is also no stranger to a comeback, with supporters like President Obama even offering praise for his diligent rise after such a hard tumble and while Chris Brown is a highly talented individual who seems to want to rise above the negativity attached to his name, that GMA meltdown was evidence to all that his anger issues may eventually become his downfall.
Check out the wise words Vick offers Chris Brown in the video below: Continue Reading…
Toya Carter celebrated the release of her new book recently with a book signing held at Barnes & Noble in College Park, Georgia.
In Priceless Inspirations, Toya takes her readers through the pain of being a teenage mother struggling to raise a child while still a child herself—without the benefit of the guidance of her own mother.
It may seem that Toya has it all, but hers has been a life of peaks and valleys. Abandoned by her parents as a child, Toya was passed from family member to family member as her mother sank deeper into an addiction to drugs.
It was during that time that Toya fell into the arms of a 15-year-old rising rap star named Dwayne Michael Carter, known these days as ‘Lil Wayne’, and ended up pregnant at the tender age of 14.
Using the words she recorded in journals she kept as a teen, Toya bares her soul by sharing her own personal struggles, using them to offer young women real and heartfelt advice about sex, relationships, motherhood and growing up.
Toya’s and Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter is now a bright, talented 13 year old and she sent StraightFromTheA readers a lil shout out…