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SAY WHAT: Shemar Moore SAYS All Black Casts May ALIENATE Audiences, He DOES NOT See Himself As A "Black" Actor + Adrienne Bailon On Her DOUBLE D Breast Implants...And Getting Them Removed!

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Actor Shemar Moore has raised a few eyebrows with his own admission that "all Black" casts might alienate audiences.  Find out what he said about marketing his films inside and see what "The Real" co-host Adrienne Bailon said about getting her "Double D" breast implants removed....  

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During an interview with "Shadow And Act" about his upcoming film "The Bounce Back", Shemar Moore talked opening up about self-financing the film through IndieGoGo (he raised $638,483) and he sparked some controversy when he talked about casting a non-Black actress as his co-star and why he explained why doesn't consider himself a "Black" actor.  Here are the highlights:

S&A:  Were you conflicted at all about your choice to cast a Latina actress as your love interest?

SM: Nadine Velazquez is just very talented and she showed support. She was a friend of a friend who said, "I like this story, I'd love to be a part of it." She did me a favor and we were able to shoot a little teaser. It's not to say that my love interest couldn't be black. We haven't shot the movie yet. I just know that Nadine is very passionate about it and I would love to have her in the movie. But I think love is blind. I'm half black, half white. So are we going to be mad at my mother and father for being together? I wouldn't have life without it.

I don't see myself as a "black actor," I'm just Shemar Moore the actor. I'm very proud to be black but I'm just as much black as I am white. But I want tell stories that everybody can relate to, so I don't care who's opposite me. If Halle Berry or Jada Pinkett Smith called and said, "I want to do a movie with you," I'd be right there because I believe in their talent.

S&A: Was marketing a consideration when it came to casting? It's been said that interracial couples in films attract a wider audience than black couples, especially overseas.

SM: If every character in the movie is black, it's going to be looked at as a black movie and that might alienate other people from going to see it. But we're very sensitive to representing all demographics and it's going to be a very mixed cast. Whoever fits the bill and can bring the noise.

It's great that Shemar is being honest....you can't fault him for that.  But doesn't it make you feel some kind of way that there's the belief that "Black Love" isn't marketable?

 

And on television.....

 

On tomorrow's episode of "The Real", actress/singer Adrienne Bailon will make jaws drop when she talks about her insecurities and why she got her breasts enlarged from an A cup to a Double D.  Yes....you heard right!  Check thrw some D's on 'em back when she was 19 and a Cheetah Girl

Of course, Adrienne no longer has "Double D" boobs.....and she explained why she had them removed.

Adrienne: Now what folks don’t know, I’m about to put myself on blast…I did the first “Cheetah Girls” movie. And I was 18 years old when I did the first one. And I had boobs, but I didn’t think they were big enough. I was like I did this little “Cheetah Girl” movie, this probably ain’t going to do nothing, let me go up the ante and get my sexy on. I had just turned 18. When you turn 18, I had been a little girl group for such a long time. You want to feel sexy and womanly. And I was like maybe I’ll get bigger boobs. So I did.

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"At 19 years old I went and got breast implants and I went from one insecurity to another insecurity…I always had boobs, they just weren’t huge. By the way folks, got em done in Florida, in Miami. I asked for a B, I came out with aDouble D, OK?"

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"I’m 4’11” maybe weighing 110 {pounds}. Like literally when I tell you, Double D breasts. And here goes the catch, we went to go do a second “Cheetah Girl” movie and Disney was like “We left her a ‘Cheetah Girl,’ she came back a porn star! What is going on here?”

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"They were like the cleavage situation she has going on is out of control…it’s like the Jennifer Grey thing from “Dirty Dancing.” A lot of people know she got a nose job after “Dirty Dancing” and then didn’t work again for a really long time. Cause no one recognized her. So I did my first movie, came back the second movie with these huge breasts. And then I ended up getting them removed. I got my breast implants taken out because I looked crazy."

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"I had a lift….these are mine and they are strapped in because they would be saluting my toes instead of the sun. But the day I have babies and I breastfeed, instead of throwing them over my shoulder, I will get breast implants again…."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the clip above....

 

Photos via Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

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The problem is too many black

The problem is too many black folks rely on Hollywood and allow its whims to dictate what movies can be made. As we have seen time and time again, Hollywood is ruled by money. It jumps on trends. In the early 90s, John Singleton ushered in urban drama with his 'Boyz in The Hood.' Hollywood studios went crazy searching for the next 'Boyz.' In the mid-90s, you had 'Love Jones.' Hollywood studios went crazy churning out black romantic comedies. Now with the advent of social media and independent-funding sources for movies, black folks don't have to wait on Hollywood or be ruled by their myopic view of what sells. We can create our own stories. As someone else wrote, if african-american moviegoers can be intrigued by a film with an all-white cast, the same can be true of moviegoers being intrigued by a story featuring an all-black cast, an all-asian cast, or an all-whatever cast. It's about the story and the quality of the actors who bring that story to life. That's what appeals to audiences. The best example to prove this to be true is the 'Cosby Show.' It was the number 1 show for many years during its run. It wouldn't have been number 1 show with just black support. Folks across the U.S. loved that show and it's been ranked as one of the best sitcoms of all time. The reason this show was so successful and transcended race is because the story and the actors cast on this show were damn good. Folks didn't care that the actors were black. They just loved the show because it was EXCELLENCE bar none.
MzTee's picture

Adrienne B. is annoying AF

Adrienne B. is annoying AF and needs to be replaced. Shemar Moore is a self absorbed idiot. If you're proud to be black then why don't you want to identify yourself as being a black actor? That's a field that many blacks aren't even given a second glance just because of their skin color and your running from it. He's wack and been single for his whole 72 years of living. NEXT
cutethatsall56's picture

Whatever you say

Whatever you say Shemar....*yawn* same ol' same ol'.
SunshineChey's picture

I loves me some Adrienne! She

I loves me some Adrienne! She is very real.

What?! He didn't have a

What?! He didn't have a problem catering to black audiences in all black cast movies like "The Brother" or "Diary of a Mad Black Woman." WTF is he talking about? He and Stacey Dash can go somewhere else with their nonsense, these halfsies are getting beside themselves.
Peace Silas's picture

Why is anything black on

Why is anything black on black wrong? Diversity doesn't change minds or force wallets to open up and support a movie. Don't fool yourself. There have been countless movies with diverse cast that didn't do a damn thing at the box office or garner positive critic attention. We're the only race playing this "we are the world" game and other races gladly have movies that depict their race and culture without worry. Black people judging black love and all black casts as nothing more than a "black movie is disgusting and I will not support this mindset or your projects. You've been trained to think less of yourself, your people and your love. But you want me to support your sell out work? Thank God for Spike Lee, John Singleton, Kasi Lemons, Malcom Lee and even tho his movies need much work, yes, Tyler Perry. They are all super successful and never run these "black love and black casts don't sell"games to get ahead. Shemar is a c-level actor so I will not even support his crap or take him serious. Criminal Minds has really went to his head. The sad part is he is not even that good on there compared to the other actors who kick ass. Omar Epps should have had that role and would have owned it.
PrettyGirlTee's picture

Thats why he stays working,

Thats why he stays working, because he doesnt put himself in a box.
@aggie_princess's picture

Before Criminal Minds, all

Before Criminal Minds, all you seen Shemar in was Diary of a Mad Black Woman. He was not consistently working...at least not on projects that were seen by humans.
PrettyGirlTee's picture

Been. Sold. Out

Been. Sold. Out
fireinside's picture

I prefer a diverse cast

I prefer a diverse cast rather than an all-black one, it just makes a film more enjoyable. Just as an example: I look at Tyler Perry movies and they are all the same and pretty much foolish, but Spike Lee movies are more diverse and are intelligent and thought out. I like it when filmmakers think in terms of I want to make a good movie, tell a good story that resonates...not let's make a movie that appeals to only one group.
shanny's picture

Bad example. Tyler Perry

Bad example. Tyler Perry films aren't less enjoyable because they feature an all-black cast; they're less enjoyable because Tyler is a horrible writer/director/producer. There are plenty of all-white films that are awesome and resonate with me (a black person), so why can't black films get the same shine?
SunshineChey's picture

Excellent, excellent

Excellent, excellent response. I couldn't have written it better myself.
MzTee's picture

It's sad but he has a point.

It's sad but he has a point. An all black cast would be considered an urban film. It's the marketing. I never watched "Think like a man" because I thought I don't really enjoy urban films. I guess Tyler Perry films turned me off. A romantic film with a white cast would be considered a "chick flick" and would be marketed as such. Maybe more black films should come out as "art films" and change the perception.
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