July 3, 1998 |
*** Various artists, "Hav Plenty" soundtrack, Yab Yum/550 Music/Sony Music Soundtrax. Stripped-down grooves and cottony-soft melodies from neo-soulsters Faith Evans, Erykah Badu, Chico Debarge, SWV, et al, complete a trifecta of winning soundtracks associated with Babyface and his wife, Tracey Edmonds (executive producer on this record), that includes 1995's "Waiting to Exhale" and last year's "Soul Food."
June 21, 1998
Your cover story on Hollywood's new black power players (by Richard Natale, June 14) has the details right but the big picture wrong. The movie industry is increasingly driven by the foreign marketplace, with more than 50% of revenues coming from overseas. And conventional wisdom is that African American movies don't make money outside the U.S. When you ask foreign distributors or sales agents what they want, the first thing they say is, "Nothing with blacks." So economics becomes the rationale for today's movie racism in a self-fulfilling prophecy.
August 8, 1999
T-Boz of TLC guested with Paula Cole on "I Wanna Be Somebody" for Cole's next album, "Amen," due Sept. 28. The first single, to be released earlier, is a song called "I Believe in Love." . . . Rob Zombie is following director John Carpenter as designer of Universal Studios' Halloween attraction. As Carpenter was last year, Zombie is being given free rein to fashion a fright-night extravaganza in a sound stage, which will open Oct.
September 30, 1997 |
When writer-director George Tillman Jr. was shopping his screenplay about a large middle-class African American family around Hollywood, some studio executives turned him down cold, saying the project needed action and violence if it was ever to attract audiences. How wrong those studio executives were. Tillman's new film, "Soul Food," based on his memories of his grandmother's Sunday afternoon dinners attended by the whole family, debuted at No.
July 29, 2007 |
Some of the men at the Decadestwo party July 18 went undercover to eye the vintage at the newly expanded store, which sells recent designer consignment. Eventually 1. Zachary Quinto sneaked a peek at the collections, which include Tom Ford-era YSL and Gucci. His "Heroes" costar 2. Ali Larter also showed love to one of her fave shops. Thirty Seconds to Mars bandmates 3.
October 31, 2011 |
Well, that was fast. Kim Kardashian is putting the kibosh on her marriage to Kris Humphries little more than 10 weeks after their $10-million wedding. "I had hoped this marriage was forever but sometimes things don't work out as planned," she said in a statement. The divorce comes just weeks after the premiere of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event" -- a two-night special that reportedly drew an average of 4 million viewers.