RUMOR CONTROL: Robert Townsend CONFIRMS ‘Five Heartbeats’ Sequel + Taye Diggs DENIES Dissing Black Women
Fans of The Five Heartbeats will be pleased to learn that a sequel is in the works! Get the deets inside and see Taye Diggs' tweet denying some very harsh quotes about Black women that were attributed to him.
Director Robert Townsend, who produced Bill Cosby's most recnt comedy concert "Far From Finihsed" airing Thanksgiving Day on Comedy Central, confirmed to Black America Web that he's producing a sequel to The Five Heartbeats. The original, (shown atop) that starred Leon and Michael Wright as members of a Temptations-style singing group has been given the greenlight due to the recent success of The Best Man Holiday. Robert said, “I am working on a sequel. Next year I’ll be making an announcement.”
In other rumors......
A celebrity satire site attributed some pretty atrocious comments about Black women to actor Taye Diggs (The Best Man Holiday) which forced him to issue a denial.
In the article, Taye is (mis)quoted as saying, “Let’s just say its not a stereotype that black women are less submissive and harder to deal with. Being around all them black women made me really miss my wife”.
Unfortunately, the rumor gained traction on the web with people who thought it was real. And it forced Taye to tweet "Regarding the preposterous quote about black women: It is false. I have not and would never say such a thing. Ever. Period."
There you have it....
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