February 11, 2007 |
THERE were no power tables at the 79th annual Oscar Nominees Lunch on Monday. "This is a power room," academy prez Sid Ganis told the Beverly Hilton ballroom filled with 140 nominees including 1. Martin Scorsese, Eddie Murphy, Abigail Breslin, 2. Will Smith, Clint Eastwood, 3. Leonardo DiCaprio (greeting Djimon Hounsou) 4. Forest Whitaker, Steven Spielberg and Mark Wahlberg. 5. Jennifer Hudson was first on the scene in an empire waist beige frock, signing autographs outside the ballroom.
February 20, 2014 |
Kimora Lee Simmons is off the market and has been for a while now, according to her ex-husband, Russell Simmons. The runway model/designer/author, 38, has secretly married Goldman Sachs investment banker Tim Leissner, whom she has been linked to since last year, according to E! News. However, it is unclear when the nuptials actually took place. "All of us love @OfficialKimora but the fact is she is happily married," Russell Simmons, 56, tweeted Wednesday. "Tim is has been family for a while now. #gossipcop....
November 9, 1997 |
It is late afternoon and the sun has begun to plummet from the sky, draining all but a faint glow--and the little warmth that remained--from the day. A small gale is blowing in off the waters of the Mystic Seaport, luffing the sails of a two-masted clipper ship that has been tied up at the end of the dock. Up and down the quay, oil torches are lit and in the raw March twilight a group of black men begins to help put shackles on each other's arms and legs.
December 10, 2006 |
IF it's a truism that everyone in Hollywood comes from somewhere else, then Djimon Hounsou may well have come the furthest. Born in Benin, a French-speaking, key-shaped country on the underside of western Africa, the 6-foot, 2-inch (not 6-foot-4, as some profiles have it) actor first glimpsed his destiny in the Gary Cooper and John Wayne westerns that filled the small rural cinema of his youth.
February 11, 2007
"I hope my head isn't shiny." -- Eddie Murphy | "Eddie's head is so shiny." -- Djimon Hounsou | "I hope my head isn't shiny." -- Alan Arkin | "Alan's head is so shiny." -- Jackie Earl Haley | "Why am I the only one with hair?" -- Mark Wahlberg Best supporting actor nominees pose for Oscar photographer Todd Wawrychuk at the academy luncheon last week at the Beverly Hilton.
November 15, 2008 |
Two-time Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou will provide the voice of the Black Panther in the BET animated series about the Marvel Comics superhero. The series is being developed by former BET President of Entertainment Reginald Hudlin, who has written for the comic series. "It's a blessing for African Americans and minorities to have a superhero they can identify with," said Hounsou, who was nominated for supporting roles in "In America" and "Blood Diamond." The series is scheduled to premiere next year.