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November 22, 2013 | BY JENICE M. ARMSTRONG, Daily News Staff Writer armstrj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2223
WITH BOTH Thanksgiving and Hanukkah next week, people who are dating someone who has kids would do well to at least consider following the example set by football superstar Deion Sanders , who is dating Tracey Edmonds, ex-wife of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. According to Babyface, Sanders did something that was "the classiest thing in the world" when instead of just setting about building a relationship with the Edmonds' two sons, Sanders reached out to their father first.
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February 15, 2007 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Tyler Perry creates his own movie universe. With films such as Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Daddy's Little Girls, his earnest parables wed uplift-of-the-downtrodden narratives with Harlequin Romance storytelling. If Perry were working in Germany or Spain and his pictures arrived here subtitled, he would be a critical darling, heralded as the next Fassbinder or Alm?dovar. Instead, he works in Atlanta and is an audience darling, maker of reliable crowd-pleasers in which greed is punished, virtue rewarded and really good-looking people kiss.
NEWS
December 12, 2007 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
In the annals of Noel films so wincingly, gratingly, insultingly bad that a lump of coal would be vastly preferable, The Perfect Holiday ranks alongside Surviving Christmas for sheer unwatchability. Rarely have I worked so hard to suppress the gag reflex. How can a film with dreamy Morris Chestnut, darling Gabrielle Union and those human sparkplugs Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard backfire so badly? Let us count the ways: (1) Sappy script. Union plays Nancy, estranged wife of hip-hop huckster J-Jizzy (Charlie Murphy)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2008 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
As his searing performance in Dreamgirls confirmed, Eddie Murphy has under-explored depths, tones and talents. That the man who can, apparently, do anything chose to do the deliberately offensive Norbit (a choice that lost him the Oscar so richly deserved for Dreamgirls ) is a mystery beyond solution. Less mysterious is his follow-up. In Meet Dave , family-friendly as a Fourth of July picnic, Murphy and Norbit director Brian Robbins redeem themselves with a performance and scenario that might have been developed for Steve Martin.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* BEING MARY JANE. 10 p.m. tomorrow, BET. * JUSTIFIED. 10 p.m. tomorrow, FX. * KILLER WOMEN. 10 p.m. tomorrow, 6ABC.   WITH ABC's "Scandal" vacationing at an undisclosed location until Feb. 27, some of us are experiencing Olivia Pope withdrawal. But before we start looking for drama in our own lives - surely we know someone who's been a trained assassin or a presidential mistress? - it's worth considering "Being Mary Jane," a new BET drama from Mara Brock Akil ("Girlfriends," "The Game")
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gabrielle Union's reasons Would you take back a guy who fathered a child with another woman then proposed marriage to you? What if the dude was   Dwyane Wade ? Gabrielle Union did. Union, 41, who stars in BET's Being Mary Jane , tells Glamour she and Wade broke up because her work was so demanding. "I couldn't take time off, and I missed some quality togetherness we desperately needed," she says. It'll never happen again. "I reassessed priorities," she says, "I realized I wasn't willing to sacrifice my relationship for [my career]
NEWS
November 13, 2015 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
The news release for Tyler Perry's Madea on the Run claims "the title says it all," but that's not exactly true. Aside from entrances and exits, Madea remains in her friend Aunt Bam's daughter's living room, dispensing hard truths, breaking the fourth wall, and occasionally bursting into song. Bam (played by longtime Perry collaborator and House of Payne star Cassi Davis) is a grandmother here, not an aunt, and after 2 1/2 hours, I'm still not sure what Madea did to end up on the streets.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robin Roberts has a lover It's a woman. Get over it. The veteran newscaster, who has been battling a rare blood disorder, on Sunday posted a year-end message of thanks on Facebook. "At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude," she wrote. She thanked God, her doctors, and "long time girlfriend, Amber [ Laign ]. " First lady Michelle Obama is cool with it. "I am so happy for you and Amber! You continue to make us all proud. –mo," she tweeted Monday. Lily: They're Botoxed idiots "Hard Out Here" singer Lily Allen is less than impressed by today's celebs.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2004 | Reviews by Daily News movie critic Gary Thompson, unless noted
BREAKIN' ALL THE RULES. Relationship break-up specialist (Jamie Foxx) revises his theories when he meets Gabrielle Union. Union could be a star, but she needs a better script than this. (PG-13) C COFFEE AND CIGARETTES. But no laughs. Eleven vignettes from indie minimalist Jim Jarmusch are hit and miss, mostly miss. Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett. Not rated. C ENVY. Ben Stiller gets jealous when best friend Jack Black makes millions off goofy idea. Funny opening followed by solid hour of lameness.
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November 13, 2015 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
The news release for Tyler Perry's Madea on the Run claims "the title says it all," but that's not exactly true. Aside from entrances and exits, Madea remains in her friend Aunt Bam's daughter's living room, dispensing hard truths, breaking the fourth wall, and occasionally bursting into song. Bam (played by longtime Perry collaborator and House of Payne star Cassi Davis) is a grandmother here, not an aunt, and after 2 1/2 hours, I'm still not sure what Madea did to end up on the streets.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gabrielle Union's reasons Would you take back a guy who fathered a child with another woman then proposed marriage to you? What if the dude was   Dwyane Wade ? Gabrielle Union did. Union, 41, who stars in BET's Being Mary Jane , tells Glamour she and Wade broke up because her work was so demanding. "I couldn't take time off, and I missed some quality togetherness we desperately needed," she says. It'll never happen again. "I reassessed priorities," she says, "I realized I wasn't willing to sacrifice my relationship for [my career]
NEWS
January 10, 2014 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I HAVE a guy friend and we're thinking about having sex. Before I do that, though, I'd really like to know how he feels about me. The trouble is, I don't know how to go about asking him. Do I have a right to ask whether he sees me as just a sex partner or has deeper feelings? How can I know before we do anything?   Steve: Asking him would be a waste of time. If he just wants you for sex, he would never admit it. Actions speak louder than words. Does he respect your opinion, or is he pressuring you to do what he wants?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* BEING MARY JANE. 10 p.m. tomorrow, BET. * JUSTIFIED. 10 p.m. tomorrow, FX. * KILLER WOMEN. 10 p.m. tomorrow, 6ABC.   WITH ABC's "Scandal" vacationing at an undisclosed location until Feb. 27, some of us are experiencing Olivia Pope withdrawal. But before we start looking for drama in our own lives - surely we know someone who's been a trained assassin or a presidential mistress? - it's worth considering "Being Mary Jane," a new BET drama from Mara Brock Akil ("Girlfriends," "The Game")
NEWS
January 3, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
They got it covered This is not a question we were looking for an answer to . . . but it's some thing, anyway. Alex Beggs and Chiara Marinai of the Vanity Fair Daily blog scanned six of the major U.S. celebrity/fashion/tabloid/grocery store checkout-line/geegoo mags - US Weekly, Star, Life & Style, OK!, People, and InTouch. They looked at all the covers, added up all the faces, and now tell us which celeb showed up most in 2013. We'll give you three guesses.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robin Roberts has a lover It's a woman. Get over it. The veteran newscaster, who has been battling a rare blood disorder, on Sunday posted a year-end message of thanks on Facebook. "At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude," she wrote. She thanked God, her doctors, and "long time girlfriend, Amber [ Laign ]. " First lady Michelle Obama is cool with it. "I am so happy for you and Amber! You continue to make us all proud. –mo," she tweeted Monday. Lily: They're Botoxed idiots "Hard Out Here" singer Lily Allen is less than impressed by today's celebs.
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | BY JENICE M. ARMSTRONG, Daily News Staff Writer armstrj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2223
WITH BOTH Thanksgiving and Hanukkah next week, people who are dating someone who has kids would do well to at least consider following the example set by football superstar Deion Sanders , who is dating Tracey Edmonds, ex-wife of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. According to Babyface, Sanders did something that was "the classiest thing in the world" when instead of just setting about building a relationship with the Edmonds' two sons, Sanders reached out to their father first.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2013
T AYLOR SWIFT will never get to write a breakup song about Bradley Cooper . The Rydal boy rebuffed her before she had the chance. Swift asked best gal pal, Jennifer Lawrence , who starred with Cooper in the Delco-set "Silver Linings Playbook," to hook her up with the recently Oscar-nominated actor, according to RadarOnline. But Cooper, ever the classy one, turned down the offer because the 23-year-old Swift is far too young for him. Cooper turned 38 this month.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2008 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
As his searing performance in Dreamgirls confirmed, Eddie Murphy has under-explored depths, tones and talents. That the man who can, apparently, do anything chose to do the deliberately offensive Norbit (a choice that lost him the Oscar so richly deserved for Dreamgirls ) is a mystery beyond solution. Less mysterious is his follow-up. In Meet Dave , family-friendly as a Fourth of July picnic, Murphy and Norbit director Brian Robbins redeem themselves with a performance and scenario that might have been developed for Steve Martin.
NEWS
December 12, 2007 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
In the annals of Noel films so wincingly, gratingly, insultingly bad that a lump of coal would be vastly preferable, The Perfect Holiday ranks alongside Surviving Christmas for sheer unwatchability. Rarely have I worked so hard to suppress the gag reflex. How can a film with dreamy Morris Chestnut, darling Gabrielle Union and those human sparkplugs Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard backfire so badly? Let us count the ways: (1) Sappy script. Union plays Nancy, estranged wife of hip-hop huckster J-Jizzy (Charlie Murphy)
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