Black Celebrities

Hollywood Producer, John Palermo Called Kanye West “A Dumb A$$ Ni**er”

By: Madam Prezident We all know that Hollywood is filled with a lot of rich prιcks; however John Palermo has granted himself an αsshole award for the brμtal cultural attacks he’s made on Kanye West, Anderson Cooper, and Julie Chen. Palermo probably has the biggest superiority complex in America. Palermo was once Hugh Jackman‘s partner and produced films like X-Men Origins and Wolverine. John Palermo was ...

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New Study Critical of Pro Athletes Like Payton Manning For Endorsing Unhealthy Food and Drinks

By Nigel Boys A new study shows that most food and drinks that are supported or endorsed by professional athletes, such as Peyton Manning and Serena Williams, which they are paid a big fee to support, are laden with calories and not healthy for you to consume. The top 100 athletes in the U.S, based on Business Week’s 2010 Power 100 report, were examined by researchers at Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and the products they endorse were listed. The researchers found out that of the 122 items of the 512 brand endorsements, by the top 100 athletes, were either for food or beverages. The researchers further found out that of the 46 sports drinks, sodas and beverages that the athletes endorsed, 43 of them had calories that came entirely from sugar and of the 62 food products endorsed by the athletes, 49 of them were high in calories and low in nutrients. The study also found out that teenagers aged between 12 and 17 were the people who most viewed these items endorsed by the pro-athletes on TV. The study will be published in the November issue of Pediatrics. The athletes who endorsed food and beverages were mostly from the NBA, closely followed by athletes from the NFL, according to the study. On top of the list for food and beverage endorsements was LeBron James of the NBA. Following him was tennis star Serena Williams and NFL quarterback, Peyton Manning. Author of the study and doctoral candidate at Yale, Marie Bragg, said that it was ironic that the items that most pro-athletes endorsed were food products that are high in calories and low in nutritional value, considering the fact that pro-athletes are the most physically fit of people. Bragg went on to say that endorsing products that are not good to eat or drink sends a mixed message to pro-athletes fans about what is healthy to consume in their diet. Bragg continued to say that pro-athletes of the past used to promote items that would not be allowed today, such as Babe Ruth endorsing cigarette brands. She adds that pro-athletes should now consider how they use their celebrity status to promote products and should be endorsing products that give their fans a healthy message. Bragg concluded by saying that “Professional athletes have an important opportunity to promote the public’s health, particularly for youth, by refusing endorsement contracts that involve promotion of energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods and beverages.”

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Forest Whitaker Set Play General Colin Powell In New Biopic

By: Britt L Forest Whitaker has been on a role this year...literally. After staring in the black blockbuster film, "The Butler", Forest has recently signed on to play the influential former Secretary of State Colin Powell in an upcoming biopic. Powell's character was portrayed by actor Jeffery Wright in Oliver Stone's 2008 film  W , but Republican Powell has never had his own movie before. According to the  A.V. Club , the movie entitled Powell will "focus on that pivotal moment of Powell's 2002 speech to the U.N., in which he dramatically  claimed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and sacrificed his sterling reputation in the service of Bush’s desire to invade at all costs." The release date of the movie has not been scheduled or released to the public. Forest isn't a stranger to huge roles in historical movies. Whitaker has stared in the film  "The Last King of Scotland"  as Idi Amin and Cecil Gaines in  "The Butler" . Will Whitaker do Colin's part in U.S. history any justice? The post Forest Whitaker Set Play General Colin Powell In New Biopic appeared first on Black Like Moi .

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Coroner’s Report Reveals Lee Thompson Young Was Taking Medication For Bipolar Disorder

Lee Thompson Young, the American TV series star who committed sμicide two months ago, was medically diagnosed with bipolar disorder and with depressive tendencies. This was the coroner’s report made public days after the sμicide of the actor. Young, an actor who appeared in hit TV shows like “Rizolli and Isles” and “The Famous Jett Jackson,” kιlled himself last August ...

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Rapper Tyler the Creator Throws a Diss at Dr. Boyce Watkins in his New Video

According to MTV News, Tyler the Creator is still unhappy with Dr. Boyce Watkins.  In the rapper’s new video, “Tamale,” Tyler has a section in the song that observers believe relates to his feud with Dr. Watkins three months ago over an ad that he made for Mountain Dew. Here’s what MTV said: While he lyrically calls director Spike Lee ...

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What Did Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez Name Their New Baby Boy?

Reported By: Britt L Oscar winning actress Halle Berry and husband Olivier Martinez has announced the name of their new born baby boy. According to The Daily Mail, the happy coupled named their boy Maceo Robert Martinez. Halle and Olivier chose the middle name Robert, after Olivier’s Spanish father. Of course, the new baby’s last name is Martinez. The name Maceo was ...

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Vanity Fair Names Beyonce And Jay Z Most Powerful Couple In America

By: Britt L Beyonce and Jay Z beαt Obama and Michelle? In the latest issue of Vanity Fair, the magazine labeled musician and business couple Beyonce and Jay Z as the number one power couple in America. For the 2013 year, Vanity issued their annual “New Establishment” list, and placed the beauty and the beast at the number one spot. ...

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Khloe Kardashian: If I File For Divorce, Lamar May Take His Own Life

The rumor mill is swirling with entertainment reporters attempting to predict the outcome of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s marriage.  Some close to Khloe say she is done with the marriage, but TMZ reports that although Khloe believes divorce is “inevitable”, she is biding her time because she doesn’t want Lamar to overdoes or harm himself. In August Odom disappeared, ...

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Diddy gives $250,000 to Teenage Entrepreneurs

Diddy is rich, everyone knows this.  But he's also savvy with his money, giving charity in order to connect him with the next great ideas in entrepeneurship.  Diddy just gave $250,000 to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).  The money is going to go toward seed funding for great business ideas, and I'm sure that Diddy is going to get a chance to decide if he wants to invest in those businesses.  So, this creates a win-win for both Diddy and the person he is investing in, assuming that he doesn't ruin their careers like he does with a lot of rappers. The mission of NFTE is to “provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.” The four finalists, Juny Nguyen, Jesus Fernandez, Dagim Girma and Toheeb Okenla were able to get coaching from Diddy on how to make money and how to succeed in the difficult and fast paced world of entrepreneurship. According to theybf.com: Okenla and Fernandez, who both won first place, beat out 38 “teen competitors with their business plan for T&J Soccer, which centers on a manufacturing-retail business that sells soccer socks with pockets sewn into them for inserts that protect players’ shins during soccer games.” Combs shared the above photo on Twitter with the caption: “I’m here w/ @NFTE supporting our young entrepreneurs of tomorrow!! It’s an honor!! #trepsTo whom much is given much is expected ! Thank God 4 Hip Hop ! #GiveBack.” source The post Diddy gives $250,000 to Teenage Entrepreneurs appeared first on Black Like Moi .

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