Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I LOVE 2 EAT #132: WOMAN PLATES HERSELF For PETA In DALLAS & SHREVEPORT To PROMOTE VEGANISM!!!

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WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY occurs annually on OCTOBER 1, to kick-off the month of October as WORLD VEGETARIAN MONTH in an attempt to inspire people towards VEGETARIANISM and VEGANISM!!!

The folks at PETA (PEOPLE For The ETHICAL TREATMENT Of ANIMALS) took its “Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Plate” campaign to DALLAS, TX, and SHREVEPORT, LA.

TRY To RELATE To WHO IS On YOUR PLATE was a one-day campaign to promote the message to people that animals raised and killed for food are capable of feeling joy, love, pain, and fear—just as humans are. They value their own lives just as much as humans do and don’t want to suffer or be killed. And every vegan saves the lives of more than 100 animals every year.

-CCG


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VIOLA DAVIS & DENZEL WASHINGTON On THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER MAG!!!



EMMY-winning Actress VIOLA DAVIS and OSCAR-winning Actor DENZEL WASHINGTON sit down to be interviewed by BASKETBALL Hall Of Famer KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR to discuss their forthcoming film, FENCES, that is directed by Denzel, and; based on the BROADWAY play by late Playwright AUGUST WILSON!!!

Here are some interview interludes:
August Wilson once said that his plays offer white Americans a different way to look at black Americans, and he hoped that they would change how they think and deal with black Americans. What insights into black people and black life do you think white Americans will get from the film?
WASHINGTON It could be that it's not that different. Circumstances, no matter what the color is, could be similar. Troy's whole [resentment of his lack of success as a baseball player] … was it his color or was he just too old? I think he was just too old regardless of his color. Or, as his friends said, "He just come along too early."
DAVIS I think sometimes what people miss about black people is that we're complicated, that we are indeed messy, that we do our best with what we've been given. We come into the world exactly like you. It's just that there are circumstances in the culture that are dictated and put on our lives that we have to fight against.
Wilson also said that all art is political. The play premiered in 1985. Why do you think the story still is relevant after 30 years, especially after the recent presidential election that we've been through? 
WASHINGTON The circumstances, again, are universal. It could happen to anyone. I don't know if it's more political now given the election or whatever, but it's a long way from Troy to now because now we're post-Obama even.
DAVIS I don't know why I don't see the play as political. I don't see it as representing something any bigger than a family and a man being born into a set of circumstances and maybe not taking ownership of how he's poisoning his family, which most of us don't. Some of us go to our grave never taking ownership. We just cause destruction around us. Arthur Miller said it, and August Wilson said it: When you notice all of the sins of your father, hopefully you can approach it with forgiveness and illumination. That's just life.

Troy talks a lot about what it means to be a man, particularly a black man, but his ideas often are delusional. What do you think the film says about being a black man?
WASHINGTON Well, I love the things he says to his son about responsibility and taking care of his family. "Mr. Rand don't give me my money because he like me. He give it to me because he owe me." In my own life, I had a male teacher who was trying to teach me things that I didn't believe — how you should treat women and things like that — but I knew better. But Cory doesn't know better.
DAVIS They're all trying to find this reason to matter, a place in the world. When I look at Fences, with Cory needing a connection with his father, Troy, his disconnect from his father to me is even more relevant in his life than not making it to the football league. That is a theme in all of Wilson's plays, the need to matter.
Rose is filled with vitality, intelligence and a surprising amount of optimism, yet she seems to be whatever the men in her life need from her. What drives her? 
DAVIS She says it in the end: "That's what life offered me in the way of being a woman, and I took it." You're only as good as your options.
And she deals with Troy's girl compassionately. That was love raising that child.
DAVIS That is a huge need for a lot of women, even in 2016. You can have the most ambitious career woman, and at the end of the day, she's like, "I just want to be a mom." And, by the way, sitting with other mommies is probably the most frightening experience in the entire world. They're serious into mommy-shaming.
Final question: What do you hope the audience comes away with after they watch Fences?
WASHINGTON I always say it depends upon what they bring to it.
DAVIS People don't understand that when you come into any theatrical experience, you've got to come locked and loaded, that you're a part of the experience, too. You can't come with your arms crossed. Be open to it.
WASHINGTON When we did the play, sometimes we had to wrestle the play back from the audience because they'd take it and run. I came out there with that baby one night, and one woman said, "Oh, Denzel!" Not, "Oh, Troy!"
-CCG




Davis and Washington filmed <em>Fences</em> on location in Pittsburgh this past summer.


The 2010 Broadway cast.


From left: Davis, Abdul-Jabbar and Washington were photographed Nov. 13 at Quixote Studios in L.A.



DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON On SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MAG!!!




Before DWAYNE JOHNSON became the biggest star in HOLLYWOOD, he was a superstar professional wrestler known as The ROCK, and; before that he was a promising NFL Defensive Tackle from the UNIVERSITY Of MIAMI!!!

Find out the 4-1-1 on how PEOPLE: SEXIEST MAN ALIVE 2016 DWAYNE JOHNSON OWNS HOLLYWOOD in the new The YEAR In SPORTS MEDIA 2016 Issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Magazine.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Ta-NEHISI COATES Unveils NEW BLACK PANTHER COMIC BOOK COVER On PLAYBOY MASG!!!

Ta-Nehisi Coates Reveals New ‘Black Panther’ Comic Book Covers: Marvel Comics / Paolo Rivera

The end is nigh—at least when it comes to Ta-NEHISI COATES and the initial storyline for BLACK PANTHER comic book from MARVEL COMICS!!!

PLAYBOY Magazine reports aead of the beginning of the final act of “A NATION UNDER OUR FEET,” the author shared the covers for the next four issues of the series by Artist PAOLO M. RIVERA on his TWITTER.

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President BARACK OBAMA AWARDS MEDAL Of FREEDOM + #MANNEQUINCHALLENGE!!!

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Tuesday, November 22, in WASHINGTON, D.C., legendary chocolate-covered Actress CICELY TYSON,, Singer/Actress DIANA ROSS, and BASKETBALL Hall of Famers KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR and MICHAEL JORDAN were among the 21 people who were at the WHITE HOUSE to visit with our President and First Lady BARACK and MICHELLE OBAMA and be awarded the 2016 PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL Of FREEDOM!!!

Check out the #MANNEQUINCHALLENGE  recorded by Ms. ROSS's daughter, TRACEE ELLIS RSS.
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CORY HARDRICT On ROLLING OUT MAG!!!

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As a star in forthcoming film DESTINED, 38-year-old CHICAGO-native Actor CORY HARDRICT is FOCUSED n FULFILLING A DREAM as he covers the new issue of ROLLING OUT Magazine!!!

Here are some interview interludes:

We’ve watched your career continue to grow by leaps and bounds. How does it feel to know that you are beginning to get recognized for all of the hard work that you’ve been putting in?
It’s a great feeling to know that I’ve been acting for 22 years, and people are starting to say, “You know what, he’s more than Tia’s [Mowry] husband.” You know, I’ve always been focused on the work, and been OK with letting the rest of the stuff take care of itself. I made a promise to my mom when she passed, so I’ve just been focused on fulfilling what I told her back in high school, and that was for me to win an Oscar one day. I have to keep going until I get to that promise I made her. I still have a long way to go, but I already see the end road.
You mentioned this promise that you made to your mom. What were some of the things that you remember her instilling in you?
My mom made a big difference in my life because she gave me great morals. She taught me that you are going to have to get out here and work. No one is going to give you anything, and you just have to trust God and have a lot of faith. I definitely learned the value of hard work just by watching her. She worked at thrift shops, minimum wage jobs, but she always brought the food home and got me whatever I needed. I didn’t know that we were doing bad because she made it work. That meant a lot to me.
It’s interesting to hear you talk about paths. Growing up, you made a conscious decision to not be a product of your environment. Did this role make you think about what it was like coming up in Chicago?
Yeah, because growing up on the South Side of Chicago, you always had friends who would be like, “Hey man, come and take a ride with us.” But I would always ask questions because I never wanted to get caught up into all of that. I would always use my wisdom and discernment and it allowed me to avoid a lot of the trouble that some of the guys that I was coming up with would find themselves in. And now their lives are changed forever. They’re in the system; it’s going to be tough getting a job … and that’s why when I read this script, I knew it was important for me to do because I had to get this message out. I had to show that there was a way for you to get out.
You come across as a perfectionist. Are you typically the last person to be satisfied with your work?
Yes. And I’m still not satisfied. In all of my work, I feel there are things that I could have done better. So I just learn from it and take it to the next job. And I feel like I’m always going to be that way because you’re right, I am a perfectionist. I’m just so hard on myself. I’m critical because I never want to fool people. I always want to give people honesty. When people are using their hard-earned money to come and see something that I’m in, they deserve to get my best. So I don’t want to waste anyone’s time. I always want them to see my characters and have it resonate with them. I want it to be a personal experience when they see my work
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

AIR JORDANS On SLAM: KICKS!!!


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The ally good people at SLAM Magazine have done all of the dirty work to bring to us the JORDANS Vol. 3: AJs XII - XXXI: STEP INSIDE The GREATEST SNEAKER LINE Of ALL TIME SPECIAL COLLECTORS ISSUE of SLAM Magazine!!!

-CCG


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I LOVE 2 EAT #131: KEMPER'S CAFE' - SOUL & CARIBBEAN CUISINE!!!



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About 4 weeks ago, Yours Truly CCG, Sis, and Niecy went over to ATLANTA METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE (AMSC) to watch the LADY TRAILBLAZERS take on the SPARTUNBURG METHODIST COLLEGE LADY PIONEERS!!!


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#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #BLACKGIRLSROCK TARAJI P. HENSON & NAOMIE HARRIS At ACTRESS ROUNDTABLE On THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER!!!



TARAJIP. HENSON and NAOMIE HARRIS are joined by fellow Actresses AMY ADAMS, ANNETTE BENING, EMMA STONE, ISABELLE HUPPERT, and NATALIE PORTMAN, for THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: ACTRESS ROUNDTABLE ISSUE!!!

Here are some interview interludes:

If you could put one great movie performance in a time capsule, what would you choose?
TARAJI P. HENSON Tom Hanks in Philadelphia. It speaks to what's happening today in the world, including health care. And yeah, [AIDS is] still an epidemic. We don't have a handle on that yet.
NAOMIE HARRIS I am obsessed with The Sound of Music. That is my favorite movie.
ANNETTE BENING Me too!
AMY ADAMS Can I use that answer? You and I will go do a sing-along afterward.
BENING I went to the sing-along at the Hollywood Bowl with my children.
ADAMS It handles a really important time in history about what was happening on the precipice of that war.
BENING The first [performance] that popped into my head was Liv Ullmann in Persona. But I think that was because it was one of the first serious movies I saw in the little art house in San Diego where I grew up. I hadn't seen films like that before.
NATALIE PORTMAN One of the performances I think of the most is Emily Watson in Breaking the Waves. That relationship with God and with herself and with her sexuality and all of that is so human and strange and beautiful.
ISABELLE HUPPERT Usually I have difficulty answering such a question, and strangely enough, right away I thought of Shirley MacLaine in Some Came Running, the Vincente Minnelli film. For me, she is really just the actress.
EMMA STONE John Candy in Planes, Trains & Automobiles. I'm serious. Comedy means everything to me. He just breaks your heart and makes you laugh, and he does it all so beautifully.

Do any of you get stage fright?
BENING Yes. But not paralyzing. I have fear all the time with the work that I do. I don't know if everyone has that. I think most people do.
ADAMS Oh my gosh, yes. Paralyzing.
BENING More than with the camera?
ADAMS I used to have it with the camera. I figured that out, thankfully. But with the stage, I didn't realize how bad it was until I was doing Into the Woods in Central Park, and there would be times where I literally thought I wouldn't be able to walk onstage.
ADAMS The worst stage fright I ever had was singing alone at the Oscars [a song from Enchanted in 2008].
HENSON Very scary.
ADAMS Emma? Maybe this year?
STONE Oh no. I forgot about that.
ADAMS You should do it.
HENSON At least you didn't have to sing about pimps and whores [a song from Hustle & Flow with Three 6 Mafia at the 2006 Oscars].
ADAMS You actually did it. That was the first year I was nominated, and I was like, "She is up there, singing at the Oscars."
HENSON It was pretty scary. I had to look over everyone's heads because it's not like what I'm singing about is the most … you know.


You played a real woman in Hidden Figures. Is it scarier playing someone you've met?
HENSON Yes. It's scary when they're so alive and their family is still alive. It's a big pressure, because you want to get it right. And that's all I cared about. Can we just make sure Katherine [Johnson, now 98] is happy? This is her story. We are riding on her shoulders right now. And I owe her the truth and all of me. I got to sit with her and started studying her mannerisms, and I asked her a lot of questions. What I did find that was parallel in our lives was math, which I hated.
Really?
HENSON Oh God, yeah. I was not wired that way. And I think it was because as girls we were told math and science was for boys, so I guess I believed that.

Naomie, in Moonlight, you play a character who ages more than 20 years and becomes a crack addict. And you had three days to shoot it.
HARRIS It was never meant to be three days. It was because I had issues with visas because I'm British.
HENSON Really, you're British?!
HARRIS I am! (Laughter.)
HENSON I had no idea. I thought she was from California.
ADAMS You're like, "She is really putting on something for this roundtable." (Laughs.)

BENING Her accent is so believable.
How did you do it in three days?
HARRIS It's so weird, actually, because I never felt like it was three days. I never felt rushed. It's only now that everybody is saying, "Oh my gosh, it was done in three days. That's insane." And I'm like, "Yeah, it is insane!"
How did you research that role?
HARRIS YouTube. It's my first time discovering any of this, but it's an incredible mine of information. You have people with their camera phones who go down into crack dens and record interviews with people — information that you would never be able to get from any other source. Obviously, I don't know anything about Miami in the 1980s, but I felt through these clips that I got real insight into those communities and those people's lives.

Do you feel the industry is doing enough for black actors?
HARRIS It's changing hugely.

HENSON It's always hard. I have white friends, blond hair, blue eyes, who ain't worked in five years. Have we seen enough representation of African-American stories? No. But has Hollywood been horrible to me? No. I've worked. Did I get paid what I deserve? That is the question we should be talking about. But I can't take that on because I have worked and I've seen my career do this. So I never wallow in the muck and say, "Oh, it's hard." That's a given. I can't take this skin off. We know what the deal is. You understand? So I'm not going to make it an issue. I'm going to work my ass off and hopefully the work that I'm doing will change things, will make it better for the next one coming behind me. You let me in, give me an inch, I'll take a mile. I've come a long way. I mean, look at me now. I'm on a hit show, I just produced my own variety show for Christmas, and I watch TV and I go, "Wow, they're saying, 'Taraji.' " Not "Taraji P. Henson," but "Taraji's White Hot Holiday." (Laughs.) See, I'm white, really. I'm not black!

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#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #BLACKGIRLSROCK RED CARPET @ 2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS!!!

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Sunday, November 20, HOLLYWOOD stars came out to shine for the 2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS (AMA) that took place at the MICROSOFT THEATER in LOS ANGELES!!!

Feast, Salivate, and; Lick Your Lips over some of our favorite CCG Delectable Delights who carried their candy cakes down the 2016 AMA RED CARPET.

-CCG


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