Vivica Fox seems to have packed her huge ego into her suitcase when she left the States for South Africa. Minister of Sports and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, invited South African celebrities, sportsmen and women, and politicians to help him welcome international stars Brandy, Vivica A. Fox, Regina King, Sugar Ray Leonard and more to the country ahead of the South African Sports Awards on Sunday when the international celebrities will be presenting awards.
Just hours after arriving in the country, US actress Vivica A Fox threw a tantrum of note at local celebrities including Live presenter Bonang Matheba, Minnie Dlamini and Terry Pheto at Randlords, in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. (more…)
I’ve always been a huge Regina King fan. I loved her in 227, Legally Blonde, Our Family Wedding, and especially as the voices of Huey and Riley in Boondocks. She covers the latest issue of “H.A.S” magazine (Hip.Artistic.Stylish). Inside, she gives her input on the lack of color in Hollywood, interracial dating and voicing the characters Huey and Riley on The Boondocks. Check out an excerpt below:
On the misrepresentation in television and film
I have an awesome team that doesn’t see me as just a black actress, but there is a lack of representation of TV. It does not mirror real life. Life is a lot more colorful than we see on TV.
Clearing up the rumors on interracial dating
I never wrote an open letter to Black women that said they should date outside of their race. I was doing an interview about The Boondocks and the question was why the ratio of single black women to men was so high. I answered that people should date whoever makes their toes curl, even if that includes looking outside of your race. (more…)
Last week I shared with you an iconic Ebony magazine cover of Mary J. Blige as Diana Ross. Ebony magazine is celebrating its 65th anniversary with a special look at 12 of its most iconic covers. Editors of the publication asked their favorite entertainers to pose in modern-day recreations of those covers for a one-of-a-kind look back at the past. See more tribute covers after the break. (more…)
Here’s an excerpt from Regina’s blog over at Vibe:
Of all groups of people, Black women are the least likely group of women that will date outside of their race.
Every single one of my girlfriends won’t date men that aren’t Black. I have maybe about five and these are people that I’m really considering my friends, not people that are associates or that you talk to or deal with at work. I have about five Black friends who date outside of their race. But all the other friends of mine, it’s either they vocally say that they won’t or every time an opportunity comes up for them to date outside of their race, there’s some excuse why it’s not going to work. They never really say it’s because he’s White, or because he’s Spanish or something like that. It’ll be more like, Well, you know he works at such and such, and our schedules don’t match.’ But we’ll know really what it is. It’s ’cause he’s White. (more…)