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bryant-purvis-and-carwin-jones-of-jena-six-2.jpg bryant-purvis-and-carwin-jones-of-jena-six.jpg So celebs hit up the portrait room and the backstage and audience areas at the BET Hip Hop Awards taping last night.  And by celebs I'm including social celebs such as two of the Jena 6.  Bryant Purvis and Carwin Jones of "The Jena Six" presented the Best Hip Hop Video Award and gave a spiel during the presentation about exactly what this whole Jena 6 controversy is about.  I'll look at the up side of their being at a Hip Hop Awards show and say I applaud BET for including social activism in a show like this.  Moving on...   Ashanti and Nelly got cozy in the audience before his performance:  ashanti-and-nelly.jpg  nelly2.jpg I'm just mad they actually let him perform that "Shawty What Ya Name Is" foolishness. Common kicked it with Cee-Lo and then hit the stage: cee-lo-and-common.jpg common.jpg David Banner clearly is still preserving his sexy and hit the stage to talk about Mr. Vick and ther foolish black folk:  david-banner.jpg david-banner-2.jpg Whatev.  If that David wasn't so damn cute I would continue to talk ish.  hurricane-chris.jpg Hurricane Chris took the stage.  And because I always hold it down for my Louisiana peoples...I'ma let the foolishness I see right here slide.   Yeah, I am. jd-and-ciara.jpg jd-and-shaniah.jpg CiCi, JD, and Shaniah had some fun in the audience and backstage.  kanye-and-ll.jpg Kanye and LL kicked it before Kanyeezie's performance.  I guess LL just hates Big Brother, not the whole Def Jam fam.  kanye-west.jpg katt-williams-and-ludacris.jpg Gotta love Katt Williamskeyshia-cole.jpg I was hoping she was going to change clothes once she got inside.  Oh well. lil-boosie.jpg My statement above about my Louisiana peoples still remains in the case of Lil BoosieWeezy was spotted in the audience with all 35 of his kids before he hit the stage: lil-wayne.jpg lil-wayne-2.jpg  weezy6.jpg And even if he wasn't from the N.O....I'd still let Weezy slide.  When it comes to the mic, he is indeed THAT dude. mannie-fresh.jpg What it do Mannie Fresh?  Long time no see.  And because you decided to reappear with a fadehawk (a fade that some kind of way becomes a mohawk on one's head), you will skate past the criticsm I should give due to the Louisiana statement above. melyssa-ford-and-ne-yo.jpg Melyssa Ford and Ne-Yo kicked it in the audience.  Your arm and hand are extra comfortable around this chick Ne-Yo. soulja-boy-crank-dat.jpg Soulja Boy cranked that soulja.  swizz-beatz.jpg And Swizzy kicked it in the audience. Soooo....Ms. Rih Rih got a new tattoo this weekend: rihanna-3.jpg rihanna4.jpg I'm not ok with this right here.  I don't care if it's finished or not...ish aint a lick of cute. Keyshia Cole got chicks thinking big ass arm tattoos is the hotness these days. Tisk tisk. Rihanna leaving tattoo parlor And whoever this was spotted leaving the tatoo parlor with her the other night needs to be slapped for allowing it. Amerie was spotted looking fab at the Girlguiding UK Big Gig event in Manchester this weekend: aMERIE amerie-2.jpg Cute. And Halle hit up the Things We Lost in the Fire Press Conference in the NYC yesterday: halle-berry.jpg halle-berry-2.jpg things-we-lost-in-the-fire-press-conference-with-halle-berry.jpg Gabby's finally got some work:  perfect-holiday.jpg Her movie Perfect Holiday with Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah, Terrance Howard and other black folks is hitting theaters soon.   The trailer is out here and here's some more flicks: perfect-holiday-2.jpg perfect-holiday-3.jpg perfect-holiday-5.jpg Perfect Holiday the movie My fave UPN/CW chicks are back--Rachel True and Jill Marie Jones.  I'll definitely be seeing this....rehashed actors and storylines and all. And speaking of movies:  Why Did I Get Married Congrats to Tyler Perry and the whole Why Did I Get Married? cast and crew for holding down that #1 spot at the box office this weekend.  The movie was indeed excellent and fabulous.  Definitely a surprise classic that may be taking my classic obsession's (Best Man) place. Loves it! The Randomness:
  1. The full police report on what went down with T.I.'s arrest yesterday is out.  Damn Tip.  Just...damn.
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hi how are doin today, i doin

hi how are doin today, i doin fine. because you on my mine. i wont you too come too my graduation party in durant ms. please can you that for me. I LOVE YOU YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
carolyn's picture

yea thus ur girl carolyn how

yea thus ur girl carolyn how are doin today. d you wish you was my baby daddy. i luv u so much all my heart. it make me cries. how fine, cute u are.
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Hell no to the people who

Hell no to the people who compared Janet to BEYONCE. Janet was acting since she was a child, Beyonce is a singer who tries to act. I don't know what movie you were watching, but Janet was great in Poetic Justice. Rashaun, Puerto Rican isn't a race, lol. You're simply African American and Puerto Rican, those are ethnicities not races. SMH @ you saying 'reverse racism' and everyone else who thinks that is a legit word or phrase. By saying 'reverse' racism, you're implying that the definition of racism is white people who are prejudice against black people. NO. Racism is any race of someone who discriminates/prejudice against any race.
angela's picture

Did anyone look at Halle's

Did anyone look at Halle's hair closely? That looks like a wig. Is that a wig? All this time I thought that was her hair.
Tina's picture

NO, THEY DID NOT COMMIT A

NO, THEY DID NOT COMMIT A CRIME a GUN WAS PULLED ON THEM BUT NEEDLESS TO SAY THAT PART WAS LEFT OUT AND IT WAS SELF DEFENSE ON TOP OF THAT NOTHING HAPPEN TO THE SO CALLED VICTIM PLEASE.. THOSE BOYS ARE THE VICTIM AND THIS KIND OF TREATMNET TOWRADS OUR PEOPLE HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS IN THAT TOWN THIS JUST HAPPEN TO BE THE INCIDENT THAT THE WORLD NOTICE SO PLEASE NOW YOUR FACTS BEFORE YOU CRITICIZE..I HATE IT HAD TO HAPPEN THE WAY IT DID BUT I'M SO GLAD THAT JENA LA IS BEING EXPOSED CAUSE THAT TOWN IS CORRUPT AND THERE IS NO JUCTICE SYSTEM FOR BLACKS IT ALL ABOUT GETTING A POINT ACROSS AND BLACKS SHOULD OBEY WHITES JENA6 BOY DO UR THING AND IGNORE HATER CAUSE PEOPLE DON'T KNOW YOUR STRUGGLE...
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Shut the hell up hating how

Shut the hell up hating how do you think celebs get started by something that happen you just mad it aint you. you never even been to jena so you don't know how it is and what they go through, all of that yes!!! they need a break in life Gojena6 do ur thang haters is going to be your biggest fan
Ladyt's picture

I'm sorry but Nelly and

I'm sorry but Nelly and Ashanti need to sit down somewheres....Everyone can not to HOT like Jay-Z and Beyonce...Be original ppl...Come On.
MS BANKS-STL's picture

WTF is the deal with the jena

WTF is the deal with the jena 6 bastards acting like they the shit.... being biracial (puerto rican / african american) i know if the roles was reversed and some white kids jumped a black kid that white kid wouldn't be invited to the american music awards ... thats fucked up reverse racism at its best ....
Rashaun's picture

[quote comment="3792"]If you

[quote comment="3792"]If you have not seen Why Did I Get Married, please go and see it, it is the best TP movie by far, all of the cast did an excellent job, Tasha has me dying laughing, and Jill Scott had me in tears, and so did Ms. Janet Jackson if you are nasty, I can not believe how well Janet did, she was awsome in this movie, to the person posted above me, Janet has received 90% of good reviews, I guess we did not attend the same movie, because Janet Jackson was off the chain, so please don't try to degrade her acting abilities, Janet was most probably acting before you were born, I know some singers that can not act, but i will not call any names. Janet Jackson needs to do more movie roles, she is truely a mega superstar with no drama. We love you Janet !!![/quote] Seeing as you don't know me or my age, you should refrain from these types of comments. Janet was NOT acting before I was born... and my statements about her acting are MY opinion. I'm glad you thought she was so incredible. That's YOUR opinion. I don't care if every other person in the world who saw the movie thought Janet was phenomenal. I didn't. That's what these comments are all about... people's opinions. Everyone is going to have a different take on it. Deal with it.
djd's picture

Several people have commented

Several people have commented that no one under 35 yrs old have not posted any reviews about "Why Did I Get Married". I am 27 years old, single and loved the movie. This was Tyler Perry's best project to date. This movie will definitely make you laugh, cry and laugh again. All of the cast did an excellent job (including Janet). This movie provides plenty of beautiful black men. Black love is definitely a beautiful thing!
Tiffany's picture

everybody shut the helll up

everybody shut the helll up talkin bout atlanta. ya'll mad cuz the awards awasn't in ya'll wack ass city.!!!!!!! ha hah ha hah ah everbody love atlanta. i was there to (ahhhhhhhhh) it was so nice and oh i seen nelly and ashanti and fat joe and everything. hatters fall back
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Just FYI, I attend the BET

Just FYI, I attend the BET Hip Hop Awards and I can tell you for a fact that Nelly and Ashanti did arrive together. He was not alone throughout the whole weekend.
Pankey's picture

I thought Purvis' mom feared

I thought Purvis' mom feared for his safety? You're at an "awards" show. Yet, people are setting up fundraisers to help you pay for your lawyers? But you have diamond studs in your ear!?!? If you pawn that crap you have on maybe you can pay for a phone call with your attorney.Or a bodygaurd. I'm disgusted. I work, I have my own place and I'm paying my way through school. We should award people who truly deserve it. Because looking at these images they are too cool for help.
CeJae's picture

this movie did really good in

this movie did really good in light that it only came on in 4000 screens. They toped the box office!! http://www.spymac.com/details/?2275151
robbyrob's picture

Hello, Hello, go out and

Hello, Hello, go out and watch W.D.I.G.M. by Tyler Perry, it is one of the best movies, and Janet Jackson is my girl she shut it down, all of the cast was excellent, Jill and Janet made me cry, but this movie was good. Janet Jackson I hope we see you in more movies because you are truely and excellent actress!!!
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If you have not seen Why Did

If you have not seen Why Did I Get Married, please go and see it, it is the best TP movie by far, all of the cast did an excellent job, Tasha has me dying laughing, and Jill Scott had me in tears, and so did Ms. Janet Jackson if you are nasty, I can not believe how well Janet did, she was awsome in this movie, to the person posted above me, Janet has received 90% of good reviews, I guess we did not attend the same movie, because Janet Jackson was off the chain, so please don't try to degrade her acting abilities, Janet was most probably acting before you were born, I know some singers that can not act, but i will not call any names. Janet Jackson needs to do more movie roles, she is truely a mega superstar with no drama. We love you Janet !!!
Chris's picture

Well, I went to see Why Did I

Well, I went to see Why Did I Get Married & now I can say that it was entertaining. Yes, it's the best TP movie so far, but really... after Diary and Madea's Reunion, that's not a stretch. I was laughing a lot at Tasha Smith's role & Michael Jai White. Jill Scott was fantastic, and Lamman Rucker needs to be the next big thing in movies. I thought Sharon Leal was great and Malik Yoba too. Now, here is where my problem is... I give the movie a solid B... and it would be a big fat A if some other actress was in Janet's role Not hating on her, but she suffers from looking worse around really good actors & actresses. I didn't think the kitchen scene was any shining moment or the speech at the end with the crying. It's like she's trying too hard. This is just my opinion. But Janet wasn't even my biggest problem with the movie... Richard T. Jones' role was my problem. Not his acting... he was fabulous. It's TP's writing that's the problem. Tyler Perry doesn't know how to write the antagonistic role without it being so over the top it's a charicature. He did it in Diary with Steve Harris' character and in Madea's Family Reunion with Blair Underwood. The bad guy is SO BAD that it's just unbelievable. Yes there are horrible men who disrespect their wives like he did. However, I don't buy the idea that this group of friends would let him get away with it. It just wasn't believable to me. But the movie was great. Definitely entertaining, and I give TP props for the movie as a whole.
djd's picture

And it's actually spelled

And it's actually spelled J-E-N-A (pronounced G-Na); learn how to spell before you comment on how uninformed other people are
Concerned's picture

Actually I am pretty informed

Actually I am pretty informed and you don't seemed to be. The "Two" young men that I was referring to are the "Two" in the picture (unless you don't know how to count). I have actually been following the case pretty closely, helped send letters to protest the racist DA (courtesy of Colorofchange.org), and my school actually raised money to send to their defense fund. Maybe your time would be better spent making the same efforts as opposed to making silly comments that are actually more uninformed that what you claim someone else's comment to be.
Concerned's picture

JANET DID A GOOD JOB IN THE

JANET DID A GOOD JOB IN THE MOVIE AND SO DID THE OTHERS
justice's picture

LOL! Why oh why does Ashanti

LOL! Why oh why does Ashanti have that Delia's 2 for $25 shirt on?!
STLchic's picture

WHY DID I GET MARRIED WAS THE

WHY DID I GET MARRIED WAS THE BEST !!! LIL WAYNE YOU LOOK SO DAM GOOD!! I CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND!!!!!
justice's picture

here's a smart piece about

here's a smart piece about Jena 6 http://www.soundoffcolumn.com/september_07.htm
grs's picture

"OK, am I the only one that

"OK, am I the only one that is a little troubled by those two guys from the Jena six being a part of the awards show. Are we forgetting that no matter what the did commit a crime? I thought the whole premise was to ask for justice and equal treatment- not to applaud and forget their ignorance in beating the hell out of that boy. Black folks- if we want real respect from the powers that be in this country we have to do better. They don’t deserve to now become superstars! They do deserve equal justice but no matter how you look at it they were WRONG!"~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ They should not have been there acting like it was cool to jump on anybody.....We are all being showcased as hoes and thugs. Honestly, I am disappointed in the way the two were dressed. They looked like straight THUGS hood Figgas, They look just like the media tries to portray us, GHETTO! How can we say they are cute and all that? We as women need to strat demnding more of out men, or be single and celibate! We have to stop our men from thinking that we will only respect them and give them credibility if they are dressed all slouchy and thuggish like that. The boys could have worn some khakis and button downs or some thing. Their image is still at stake. This was yet another set back
Picture Perfect1913's picture

David Banner looks HOT with

David Banner looks HOT with his new look. Those Jena 6 boys r HOT. Hmmm....i wonder if Amerie's planning to relocated to d UK...we seem to be seeing more her here lately. I hope d new Tyle Perry's movie gets to d UK soon.
wienna's picture

All I'm saying, people, is to

All I'm saying, people, is to make sure you check your movie stub after you buy tickets to, 'Why did I get Married?' Pink America is known for selling us tickets to other movies when we buy so that our Black Movies don't get credit. If you see this happening, please keep your tickets and maybe Natasha will get us a website or telephone number to where we can report it.
brynb70's picture

Where have you been?!!! How

Where have you been?!!! How do you not come on here @ least once a day......
ElleMF's picture

Two Young Men from the Jenna

Two Young Men from the Jenna 6 Natasha, you should not let uninformed idiots post. Obviously that fool does not know the background on the case, and has been sleeping under a rock.
Anon's picture

You are such an uninformed

You are such an uninformed idiot! Read the whole story!!!
Anon's picture

White folks are trying to

White folks are trying to give Tyler's new movie a bad rating on Boxofficemojo.com
mivida's picture

Lil Wayne only has one little

Lil Wayne only has one little girl. The one right next to him. The other lil girl is baby's daughter. . .as for the rest of the kids in the pic I believe 2 are baby's boys
Houston Honey's picture

I totally agree with aw...

I totally agree with aw... sorry but wdigm is not replacing the best man OR love jones in any shape form or fashion. the acting was definitely NOT on their level and the script was not that good. Jill and Tasha were amazing but in parts of the film. You could tell Richard T jones character was not authentic..... For some reason I kept looking at Tyler and kept thinking maybe he wanted to be with michael jai white so I couldn't take him seriously as the husband of sharon leal....sorry :-( I am glad though that we suppor this film cause Tyler Perry/Reuben Cannon/ Kim Williams - all people of color behind the scenes....LOVES IT
JJ's picture

seems like the awards were

seems like the awards were fun. Cici looked hot. Ashanti & Nelly looked cute. JD's daughter is so adorable. Yall wrong for posting Weezy and those kids talking about their his. the little girl next to him is his daughter and the other little girl and the boy is Baby's kids, they always together though. can't say much about the awards, same like every BET awards. P.S. somebody hire Hurrican Chris a stylist, cuz i'm tired of seeing him with those braids with the beads at the end with that 6x large shirt. ain't nothing wrong with Rihanna's tattoo, its not even that big. i think its cute.
TashaBoo's picture

YES!!! I must agree, "Why Did

YES!!! I must agree, "Why Did I Get Married" might be replacing my all time favorite "Best Man" too!! Both my idols were in the movie and did an awesome job!!!!
Ashley's picture

Um, I just want to know why 2

Um, I just want to know why 2 of the Jena 6 were posted at the Award Show and throwing up signs as if they still don't have trial? I mean, it's one thing to raise awareness, but I think they were looking more like they could fit in with Soulja Boys performance crew.
Concerned's picture

I loved WDIGM and Janet did a

I loved WDIGM and Janet did a great job for what she had to work with. When you see a Tyler Perry movie you don't go into it expecting Do The Right Thing, Color Purple style films. It's light entertainment, with a few lines about God thrown in to please the church folk. I just hope his success leads to more black movies being made, and I don't mean the gang or step movies.
Will's picture

I totally disagree with the

I totally disagree with the above comment about Perry's movie being an almost yawner. Why Did.. is the best movie I have seen in a very long time. The atmosphere in the theatre was like a huge family enjoying a move about family. We laughed so often and so loud. Great movie, great experience. I may go see it next wknd!
Lady P's picture

damn..When did David Banner

damn..When did David Banner get so fine?
Beautiful Blue Eyed Angel's picture

Very Happy for Tyler Perry

Very Happy for Tyler Perry
sweet's picture

I saw "Why Did I Get

I saw "Why Did I Get Married?" and really liked the movie. Just left me wondering if the "answer" was clearly provided for each of the couples. It did teach forgiveness and overcoming adversity...Tasha Smith was amazing and should be getting way more press. Janet was great and Jill was good too. All of the men did well. I would not place if above The Best Man simply because the storyline in Best was much better. Best Man is a classic and I still watch the DVD yearly. I love Tyler Perry and he is getting better with every project. I am glad he took the top spot!
Ms. Smith's picture

what's going on with the

what's going on with the site?
Brittany's picture

hey what happened to the

hey what happened to the site?
that queen b's picture

I am so tiyad of David Banner

I am so tiyad of David Banner being the spokesperson for the so-called "ills" that are happening to the"black male celebrity." Michael Vick systematically killed dogs through strangulation and drowning and to add insult to injury; he did it for profit. And the dummy was doing it after he became a pro-ball player. What is there to defend? Just because he carries a ball from end to end doesn't mean he should'nt serve some type of prison time. Michael needed good people around him; but instead he had money hungry ghetto snitches around him who sucked the life out of him and his career. Boo! And on a side note. Yes hip hop is not the cause of society's ills; but it does help fan the flames of ignorance. Black people used to be so creative; now we've been reduced to materialistic consumer who are only as good as the latest and greatest thing we can cop. *Dead* Instead of responding to hip-hop's critics he needs to understand and report to the people that what's missing from hip hop: BALANCE AND MEDIA DISTRIBUTION OWNERSHIP. Having Common and Talib is not enough to cut it. I'm a film critic; so "Why Did I get Married?" wasn't perfect. But Tasha Smith stole the movie; and if it wad'nt for her that movie would have been a "yawner." I support and I am inspired by Tyler Perry and it's so refreshing to see a film by and about us that doesn't fall into such superficial and buffoonery stereotypes. Tyler Perry's no Spike Lee but he gets the job done and that's all that matters.
Harlem Chic's picture

I saw Why Did I Get Married

I saw Why Did I Get Married on Saturday I finally got a ticket after two sold out shows and it was the best the entire cast did an excellent job. I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!
Sapphire's picture

I keep thinking I'm on

I keep thinking I'm on nahright.com. Format is totally the same.
Smokie's picture

i saw WDIGM and really

i saw WDIGM and really enjoyed it! laughed, cried, got mad, got happy!! the cast did a phenomenal job. black folks have such economic power/pull. if we only used it for the greater good, we'd be a force to be reckoned with.
leesh's picture

Danggg is all I can say about

Danggg is all I can say about T.I. His body guard was a straight up SNITCH!!! That's crazzzy...
kansas girl's picture

I love "Why did I get

I love "Why did I get Married" It was good the entire time! The table scene made the whol movie. Tasha Smith was amazing! And Janet's no Angela Basset but she did a good job in the dramatic scene with Malik
TampaDiva's picture

WDIGM was absolutely great!!

WDIGM was absolutely great!! I am not a Tyler Perry fan by any stretch of the imagination, but one of my friends saw the screening and she gave it a huge thumbs up. Janet was horrible. Her face doesn't move and she can't seem to cry on cue. Tasha Smith stole the whole damn movie. You betta work girl - and do more stuff than Tyler Perry films! She and Michael Jai had me crying. The style is fab - Black folks doing big thangs looking chic while doing it. Um...this is the new "The Best Man" movie in my rotation. I can't wait for the DVD :)
sweetdiva's picture

Why Did I Get Married was

Why Did I Get Married was terrific. Best Tyler Perry movie yet. Tasha Smith and Jill Scott gave great performances. I was really happy that I went to see it. Someone in an above post pointed out Halle's weave is fusion. I always wondered if it was a weave and what kind because it always looked pretty natural to me.
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