The 2009 BET Awards airing this Sunday was already going to be a big show: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Maxwell and The-Dream are all set to take the stage. Michael Jackson’s passing will definitely take the energy to another level. As we speak, Jay-Z and Beyonce are preparing a Michael Jackson tribute. Expect—the unexpected, as all the big names in music clamor to join the celebration. Jamie Foxx is hosting the show. Yesterday at a BET press session, Jamie Foxx stopped to talk with Sam Sylk about the plans for the show: lots of MJ remixes, dancing, just a positive send off to honor a legendary, influential King of the game.more..
Go ahead, you explain this one to me. That’s Halle Berry, Gabriel Aubry, and their kid, last Sunday at the Topanga Days County Fair in Topanga, California. Six days later (last night,) Halle Berry was honored with Spike TV’s Decade of Hotness award. Jamie Foxx presented Halle Berry with the - let’s admit it - meaningless award. What happened next can only be explained, jaw dropped, with pictures..more..
Jamie Foxx apologized to Hannah Montana just in time for the premiere of his new movie The Soloist. In it he portrays a schizophrenic, homeless, violinist named Nathanial Ayers. Based on a true story, Robert Downey Jr. is the journalist that changes his life. I’ve been talking about this movie for over a year now. Click back for the specifics: here and there.
Last night in Los Angeles everyone was bright and shiny on the red carpet, but the ‘stars’ were hard to find. These folks coming up do have movie and TV credits. Actually, a few are in The Soloist. I say let’s play a game of .. who dat? (hover on the bottom of the first three pics for the reveal)
Jamie Foxx’s video for “Blame it” debuted this week. The club drink spiller of the moment features true ballers with the Henny in their cups screaming money aint a thing.. throw it up in the skyyy, hold your drinks up highhhh. We’re talking Ron Howard, Samuel Jackson, Jake Gyllenthal, Forest Whitaker, Quincy Jones, Cedric the Entertainer, Morris Chestnut, Bill Bellamy, Tommy Davidson, Clifton Powell, Tatyana Ali and Clarence Avant. That list gets a little lighter as you go along, hah, but Jamie definitely called in some IOU’s or in the case of Richie Cunningham favors are owed.more..
It always happens, once one person is successful at or with something, a bunch of me-to’s and wannabes come running through the door. That’s Jamie Foxx in Philadelphia yesterday, channeling his inner Obama. Although it looks like he’s running for Senate and then a run for the White House in 2016, Jamie Foxx was actually at a press conference to introduce the cast of Law Abiding Citizen. So I guess I should - and do - take back the characterization. It was one of those obvious comparisons, feel free to ride the wave.more..
It seems like just a few months since I posted about Jamie Foxx’s homeless violinist role in Imagining Beethoven. That few months was actually a year ago; the movie is wrapped and ready. Retitled The Soloist, it’s the true story of Nathaniel Ayers. Once a student at Julliard, Ayers developed schizophrenia and was living on the streets of Los Angeles. In 2005, Steve Lopez, an LA Times journalist, was on his way to work when he heard Ayers playing the violin.
Steve befriended him and wrote a series of articles that drew a lot of attention. Robert Downey Jr. got the role of Steve Lopez. Here’s the first featurette..more..
Sporting a freshly shaved head, this past Saturday Jamie Foxx was at The Florida Room, in sunny Miami, to celebrate his 40th birthday. Jamie is halfway to 80, but he’s stepped his movie game up, and still looks and acts as young as his Wanda days. By the way, that’s a good thing. Being able to run a mile at 85, that’s my personal goal; bench pressing 120 at 90. Haha! Big dreams.
Have you noticed whenever you see Jamie Foxx at a party he’s putting something in a chick’s mouth? It’s either champagne poured down the throat or in this case cake shoved in the mouth.more..
Jamie Foxx won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles. Despite being a funny man at heart, Jamie’s best movie performances have been on the dramatic side. His next role may win him yet another one of those coveted golden statues. In January he’ll begin work on Imagining Beethoven, and there is plenty of drama to work with.
The movie is about a man who once attended Ohio State University and studied for two years at The Juilliard School on a scholarship. At age 20 he developed a mental disorder, schizophrenia. The challenges with the disease and getting treated for it, he found himself homeless, living in the streets of Cleveland and later Los Angeles.
For 35 years he lived on the streets.more..
This past Sunday Jamie Foxx was at the The Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, a scheduled stop on his US music and comedy tour. Fantasia is the opening act for a number of the dates. With a ticket price of $225, $195, and $175, there had better be something more than Jamie and Fantasia recreating BET Award show tongue play.
No word if Jamie sang any of his songs, but he did reach back to his roots with plenty of jokes. With all the acting and videos you almost forget that’s where he started.. like even before Living Color, Eric was hitting the comedy circuit.
He used Sunday’s stop to tackle the Michael Richards nigga rant..more..