23 Feb

C’mon Be!: Beyonce Under Fire for Blackface Photo

C'mon Be! Beyonce graces the March issue of L’Officiel Paris, but it’s a controversial photo of the superstar inside the French fashion magazine that’s getting the most attention.

The glossy is celebrating its 90th anniversary, and Beyonce marks the occasion with an homage to Nigerian musician and humanitarian Fela Kuti; Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, is a producer on the acclaimed Broadway musical “Fela!,” based on the icon’s life, music and courageous defiance against government corruption. In a statement (via Jezebel), L’Officiel describes the Feli-inspired photo of Beyonce — sporting blackface, tribal paint and a dress designed by her mom — as a “return to her African roots, as you can see on the picture, on which her face was voluntarily darkened.” (more…)

20 Aug

Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder
Genres: Comedy
Running Time: 1 hr. 47 min.
Release Date: August 13th, 2008 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language including sexual references, violent content and drug material.
Distributors: DreamWorks Pictures
Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jay Baruchel, Nick Nolte
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Produced by: Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld
Synopsis: A group of self-absorbed actors set out to make the most expensive war film. But after ballooning costs force the studio to cancel the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they encounter real bad guys.

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