In ‘Django Unchained
,’ director Quentin Tarrantino took a gamble on transforming the atrocities of American slavery into comedic, action-packed entertainment and in similar fashion a company has gotten the bright idea that turning slaves into dolls would be also marketable.
Last fall, the National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc. (NECA), in tandem with the Weinstein Company, announced a full line of consumer products based on characters from the movie. First up are pose-able eight-inch action figures with tailored clothing, weaponry, and accessories in the likeness of characters played by Foxx, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Remar and Christoph Waltz.
A press release announcing the deal stated that the line was similar to the retro toy lines that helped define the licensed action-figure market in the 1970s and that the collection will include a full apparel and accessories line. At the time of the announcement, NECA president Joel Weinshanker said the company was “very excited to bring the stellar cast of Django to life and honored to be working with another Tarantino masterpiece.” (source)
Spike Lee tried to tell y’all… but you wouldn’t listen!
[FLASHBACK: Spike Lee & Tavis Smiley Speak Out Against ‘Django Unchained’ (VIDEO)]
Now enter Al Sharpton and the National Action Network… *sigh*
Details + more photos of the ‘Django’ slave dolls below… Continue Reading…
I’m almost positive that BET’s”Your World Our World” contest winner Tiffany Green had NO IDEA what was in store for her during the 2011 BET Awards last night, but Green ended up being the BUTT of one of the biggest jokes since Eminem met Bruno’s during the 2010 MTV movic awards.
Tiffany’s appearance has become the most talked about moment during the awards show and she didn’t even perform!
Green hit the stage with 106 & Park hosts Terrence J and Rocsi to present the Viewers’ Choice Award, reading off the tablet and happily announcing “Chris Brown” as the winner, she then looked stunned as she looked at the teleprompter and saw “Rihanna” and stated… “I’m sorry, it’s Rihanna for What’s My Name”
Finally Terrence called Drake’s name and Drake immediately appeared onstage to accept the award, stating the quote of the evening: “Well that was awkward”…
Tiffany Green immediately became the scapegoat for BET’s not so funny joke…
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Lil Kim and her new BFF Natalie Nunn from Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club” partied the night away with photographer/socialite KodakBoi in Miami.
Is it me or has Natalie aka “Big Chin” (BC) been trying her best to get her claws in a rapper…ANY rapper!
Nunn was just beefing with Amber Rose on Twitter over Wiz Khalifa a few weeks ago and she briefly hooked up with that Racks on Racks on Racks dude and now… I guess she wants to lick the rapper Lil Kim. (Ewwww!)
According to SandraRose, the two are apparently the newest lezzbun “it” couple:
Lil Kim and reality TV star Natalie Nunn are an item. The ladies partied at Club Liv in Miami over the weekend. They couldn’t keep their hands — or lips — off each other.
I guess Nicki Minaj was busy…
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Child star Gary Coleman passed away May 28, 2010 and while it’s been almost a year, his controversial ex, Shannon Price, is still battling over control of Coleman’s estate — and his remains.
As I was perusing Starcasm this weekend, I found out that while Coleman’s spirit may be in a better place but his remains are still sitting in an office… and his crazy ex is still sitting in court (or at least she will be again next month).
Coleman’s former business manager and girlfriend Anna Gray, is the sole benefactor of the former child star’s 2005 will., but Price is still pursuing her ongoing legal fight to secure her claim on Coleman’s remaining assets.
While the bitter feud over Coleman’s estate continues, sadly his ashes still remain under lock & key in an attorney’s office.
It is Shannon’s hope that a judge will rule in her favor so that she can secure his remains. She wants to keep him very close to her heart… literally!
So in essence, the same chick who sold Coleman’s deathbed photos for $10,000 — the same chick who said she only pulled the plug because he would have died anyway — wants to wear his remains around her neck?!?!? GTFOH!!!
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Yeah.. I’m confused too! Who the hell would want to name their child “Facebook”? *sigh*
A twenty-something Egyptian man would.. and did! He has officially named his first born daughter “Facebook” as a tribute to the role the social media service played in organizing the protests in Tahrir Square and beyond.
According to Al-Ahram (one of the most popular newspapers in Egypt):
A young man in his twenties wanted to express his gratitude about the victories the youth of 25th of January have achieved and chose to express it in the form of naming his firstborn girl “Facebook” Jamal Ibrahim (his name.)
The girl’s family, friends, and neighbors in the Ibrahimya region gathered around the new born to express their continuing support for the revolution that started on Facebook.
“Facebook” received many gifts from the youth who were overjoyed by her arrival and the new name. A name [Facebook] that shocked the entire world.
There are about five million Facebook users in Egypt, more so than any other country in the Middle East/North Africa region. Facebook itself has reported an increase in Egyptian users in the past month, with 32,000 Facebook groups and 14,000 pages created in the two weeks after January 25th. (source)
I guess it’s not unusual for popular culture to dictate baby names, but “Facebook”? I guess Twitter, Youtube, Bing and Google aren’t too far behind.
In case you missed it:
Woman Stabbed Over Facebook Comments…
Fact or Fiction: Facebook Shutting Down March 15th?
Mom Kills Baby For Interrupting Her Facebook Time…
Facebook Friend Request Leads To Jailtime
Mugshot Mania ~ Facebook Fued Leads to Murder Charge
Karrine “Superhead” Steffans obviously doesn’t have sh*t else to do now-a-days, so she’s written another book. This time, Karrine’s decided not to spill the beans about her celebrity romps but offers advice to those of you stuck in boring long-term relationships.
Karrine’s been intimate with dayum near everyone from Bow-Wow to Bobby Brown, so now she’s an expert on keeping couples “Satisfied”? Girl… I guess.
Now to be clear, the former “video vixen” caused a stir in recent headlines after accusing her now ex-husband “Family Matters” star Darius McCrary of domestic violence. She filed restraining orders against him and even wrote a public letter detailing her years of abuse and her eff’d up state of mind…. well now Karrine wants you to buy her book on how to spice up your lovelife and satisfy your mate… [insert confused face here]!
In her latest book entitled “Satisfaction,” Karrine ditches the video ho mode and provides what she says is a guide for “adventurous couples” looking to spice up their sex life.
Steffans describes it as a book of erotic fantasies of fact and fiction and provides guidance on how to make the stories a reality.
Karrine even released a seductive video trailer for her new book.
Wanna see it? Here it go… Continue Reading…