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The best Black and Latina
actresses have one thing in common: talent. These ladies are the crème de la crème. They all give exemplary performances every
I present to you the best.
These are my favorite selections. At the end, tell us who’s on your list.
Best Black and Latina Actresses
Paula Patton’s portfolio is a
solid body of work. Déjà vu is my
favorite. Her big break came with
Mission: Impossible IV- Ghost Protocol. Have you seen it?
I predict Paula will win an
Oscar. Does she remind you of the girl next door?She is the lead actress in the long awaited Warcraft movie, based on the addictive video game.
Gina Torres is also a marketable
fantasy actress. Who could forget about her role in Matrix and her stint on the TV show Firefly? Gina looks great!
I would let her teach me how
to act any day. I’d bet her acting class wouldn’t have an empty seat. You can
tell that this Cuban New Yorker loves science fiction.
Zoe Saldana is the best
science fiction actress. I like her in the Star
Trek franchise as well as Avatar.
Sources say her performance in Guardians
of the Galaxy is top notch.
Rihanna reminds me of Zoe
Saldana. They both have the ‘look.’ Watch Colombiana
when you get the chance.
Puerto Ricans are proud of
Jennifer Lopez. She is a good representative of all Latinas. JLo has a big
Check out her movieJackstarring Robin Williams. I like JLo
because of her versatility. Give her a part and watch her go to work. She is
building a legendary career.
Eva Mendes is underperforming.
This Eva has not exceeded her limit. Give her a shot.
Who’s a better Latina actress
than Eva Longoria? This Eva transcends TV. Two words: Desperate Housewives...
Longoria made Desperate Housewives a thriving success.
She was the primary reason for my remote interest in the drama. Vanessa
Williams helped too.
star Sofia Vergara gives me a similar rationale. Ed O’Neil also known as Al Bundy
brings back many childhood memories. But, I watch Modern Family because of
I’m sitting on my sofa and
Roselyn Sanchez doesn’t have as
big a name. Still, the Devious Maids actress
is very skillful. I liked her in Miss Congeniality.
She has sex appeal like Sandra Bullock.
I respect Roselyn due to her
humility. She seems like a good spirited sister. She doesn’t cause trouble.
Nia Long flies under the
radar. You must admire the way she conducts herself too. The Black actress
earns her keep. I only have nice things to say about Nia.
She is similar in style to
Let me clarify that there is
only 1 Halle Berry. And, she is a legend. Halle came a long way from Cleveland.
She is the face of Revlon.
It’s nice to see her diversifying income streams. She’s everywhere:
in the movies, commercials and now on TV. Comment and tweet if you want to keep
Extanton the air!
Do you like Sanaa Lathan?
Have you seen Love and Basketball? If
you’re making a Romance, audition Sanaa!
Another good Sanaa movie is Brown Sugar. She stars alongside Taye
Diggs. By the way, Magic Johnson helped finance this film. Speaking of
finances, Sanaa stays at the bank. She deposits pay stubs as her hobby.
When Taraji P. Henson comes
to mind, you think The Curious Case of
Benjamin Button. Also, Taraji posed semi-nude for PETA. Even if you don’t
support the cause, you admire passionate people.
Taking bold political stances
is a big risk in Hollywood.
Rosario Dawson is the lead
actress in Fire With Fire. I watched Fire With Fire on demand. And, this is
an absolute must-see movie. It’s rated R so in the words of Dave Chappelle:
“you’d better not bring your kids.”
As always, Rosario shines in the
film. Oh yeah, Bruce Willis is not
bad either. But, Dawson demonstrates her high demand. She shows why her stock price is
at 100 points.
Rosario is a great supporting
actor. I believe she is the best supporting actress out there. And, her best
days are ahead. She is still developing her talent as a lead.
Kerry Washington is best
known for her work on ABC’s Scandal.
But before her prime time TV domination, she was a successful movie actress.
This girl is limitless like Scarlett Johansson in the number 1 movieLucy.
I have seen Kerry mature
over the years. I still remember her first film Our Song. From then to now, you see a tremendous progression.
Kerry easily makes my top
five. She embodies the essence of performing arts.
Of course, the thespian
Cameron Diaz is number 10. In fact, her last name means ‘ten’ in Spanish. The
blonde Latina is the best in her niche.
As far as romantic comedies,
Cameron is second to none. Boy can Cameron dance. Who saw Sex Tape?
Jessica Alba owns the night
as much as Eva Mendes. Alba is a younger Cameron Diaz. In her own right,
Jessica has established herself as a household name.
Jessica gives a good
performance in Good Luck Chuck. Alba should
stick to romantic-comedies. To paraphrase a plumber: “If it ain’t broke, I’m
not fixing it.”
Gabrielle Union has all of
Hollywood talking. First of all, she looks like a model. And, she struts her
stuff with the best of them. I’m sure she can give Candice Swanepoel some pointers.
Longevity pays dividends. #20 Elton John and #19
Jimmy Buffett show you why. They are from the ‘show me’ state.
You must think in terms of the long run.
Sticking around is good. Don’t make the mistake of retiring too soon.
Celine Dion is still relevant at #15. Her
greatest hit ‘My Heart Will Go On’ is top 10 all time. Beautiful music is
internationally recognized. There is no need for translation.
You have to love making music. The highest paid
artists are the most productive. I identify with Justin Timberlake because he
seems to understand the way the entertainment world works.
Most musicians have a lopsided view of the
industry. Show business is cutthroat because so many artists are sticking their
necks out for an unclean shave. You should look in the mirror to shave, or
just grow a full beard.
your favorite celebrity? Who do you
follow on Twitter? Are you in a fan
Are you a fan, fantastic or a fanatic?
Bieber, One Direction, and Miley Cyrus have huge fan bases. I’m sure you’ve
seen hash tags such as #Beliebers #Directioners and #Smilers. You see singers
are popular on Twitter largely due to YouTube. Every musician has a VEVO.
is the most viewed channel on YouTube. It’s not a coincidence that Rihanna is also
a Twitter sensation. The petite Barbados babe calls her fans the #RihannaNavy.
one of my top 5 favorite pop stars. Very few can compete with her consistency.
Rihanna is a reliable hit maker. Every year she puts out edgy music videos.
18.6 million Twitter followers. And this number is constantly growing. The 41
year-old Detroit native is defying logic. It’s been reported that the rapper
and Rihanna are in a relationship together.
this video ‘Stan.’ It addresses fandom. This is one of Eminem’s best songs.
have a talent make sure you use it. If you
want to be a celebrity, you need diehard fans. Check out
How to Be Famous. If you follow the steps you’ll be a superstar!
are crucial to celebrity brands. Demi Lovato calls her fans ‘Lovatics.’ Oprah
Winfrey’s brand names include Harpo, O’ (magazine), and Owners (network).
Gaga’s ‘Little Monsters’ and Katy Perry’s ‘KatyCats’ are at each other’s
throats. They’re too competitive for their own sakes. It would be nice to hear a Gaga/Katy duet.
started with Elvis Presley. Elvis was a musical genius. The King of Rock and
Roll is still held in high regard. He is the Las Vegas legend.
make a good living impersonating Elvis. Work on your hair, dance moves, and
singing style. Elvis Presley was truly one of a kind.
Monroe was more than a sex symbol. She was the face of Hollywood. Her image is
Jackson, the King of Pop, influenced a generation of music artists; and so, has the Queen of Pop Madonna. She is a transformational musician. Copycat
celebrities sample their songs. A wise man said ‘Imitation is the best form of flattery.’
Thicke is accused of stealing Marvin Gaye’s music. Thicke’s Blurred Lines uses Marvin’s sound and hook. Due to this, Robin is in legal trouble. Marvin Gaye’s family is upset.
Lady Gaga’s #LittleMonsters and Katy Perry’s #KatyCats are highly effective. There are far too many fan-bases to name them all. But I want to highlight the best ones.
Beliebers, Directioners, and Lovatics dominate Twitter. In this day and age, it is very important to have a strong Internet presence. I do what I can on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. It’s all about connecting fans with a network.
I like Miley Cyrus’ Smilers. They are a loyal bunch. Loyalty is a rare asset. I remember how loyal her fans were to her when she had a health scare.The Smilers posted ‘get well soon’ messages all over the social media sites.
Miley Cyrus is great at interacting with Smilers. The way Justin Bieber engages Beliebers is unreal. To date, JB has over 27,000 tweets!
Do celebrities get on your nerves? Yes, they do sometimes. But thanks to technology, we can get the inside scoop. Now we’re able to Google everything.
celebrities appreciate their fandom. Some celebs just show it better. To tell
you the truth, I couldn’t tell you the difference between a Directioner and
North West before joining Twitter.
I've been on Twitter for only five months and I’m already getting benefits. I love how my
followers re-tweet me. That means they’re listening and I’m interesting.
imagine Elvis Presley using social media? He would have 100 million Twitter
followers. Without a doubt, social networking strengthens your fan base.
think Reality TV could survive without the World Wide Web? The Kardashians
based their careers off a viral Internet sex tape. Paris Hilton also gained
notoriety from a naughty movie.
was a big fan of Reality programs. Now, I’m somewhere in the middle. Reality
Shows- I can’t live with them; and, I can’t live without them.
know watch Duck Dynasty? I know people who watch the A&E show religiously. I’ve
seen a couple shows myself; and, it’s not bad.
TV is in good hands. It’s nice to see a good mix of sitcoms, sci-fi, dramas,
action, and reality. I also enjoy educational programming and documentaries.
watch Cosmos? Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson has a big following of geeks,
nerds and exhibitionists. However, the Kardashians and Ducks likely have the
biggest Reality TV fan base.
rated shows like the Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones and House of Cards carry
a ton of weight. Still, remember that the celebrity or brand is only as good as
the fans. The fan is always right.
Fiction and Fantasy fans take fandom to another level. Have you heard of Firefly’s Brown Coats? Are you a Star Wars fan or a Trekkie?
take on many forms. Conan O’Brien calls his followers TeamCoco. You’ll find
many celebrities that use Team as a hash tag. Whether the clubs are official or
unofficial, they achieve the same goal.
movies and television all require an audience. The entertainment industry will
not survive without fans. That’s why brands bombard YouTube with ads. Don’t you
hate it when the ad is longer than the video?
plan to be as a celebrity, start building your fan base now. Despite what
you hear, achieving fandom takes time. You can speed it up but at what cost? Fame has a hefty price.
Watch movies and TV for entertainment purposes as well as information. Don’t
just listen to the beat. Concentrate on the lyrics. Finally, don’t forget to
pause, so that you can put things in perspective.
This is The
Guru Jay launching off into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1. Meet me @ Mars.
Jolie stole Brad Pitt from Jennifer Aniston. It’s okay though, because Aniston is
laughing last. Although Brad and Angie make the perfect couple, Jenni is my BFF.
In the long
run, I rank Jennifer Aniston higher than Angelina Jolie because of the sitcom Friends. The TV showwas on air for 10 seasons. So Jenni doesn’t have to work. The actress
has more royalty checks than Prince William.
short term, Angelina Jolie is quickly becoming the go-to-girl in Hollywood. Did
you know that she’s making a name for herself as a director and producer? You
have to respect the lady’s prowess but don’t discount Ms. Aniston’s career. I’m
tired of Jolie lovers bashing in Jenni’s head.
Jennifer Aniston was bigger than TV. Is Angelina Jolie
bigger than movies? Maybe.
J.A. are fine actresses. But Jen is underpaid and Angie is overrated. Why
does Angelina get the red carpet rolled out for her? Why is she so special?
addresses this but I will. Brad Pitt
made Angelina Jolie famous. That’s right: I said it.
was going with Billy Bob Thornton she was on the D-List. After jumping on
Brad’s bandwagon she made the B-list. I’m not going to get into how she made the A-list. All I can say is: her moves were carefully calculated like a Bobby Fischer chess match.
You see, she
helped Billy Bob more than he helped her. Jolie started seeing Brad Pitt when
he was big. Let’s go a little further. Jennifer
Aniston made Brad Pitt famous.
the truth. Hollywood 'hookups' are just like arraigned marriages. You won’t
find Madonna dating a Baltimore Oriole. If you want a crack at the ‘Material
Girl,’ bat cleanup for the New York Yankees!
Jolie is a legend. She is the most superior actress to grace the silver screen.
But where are her TV credits?
more than 200 episodes of Friends.
How many movies have Jolie been in? Not even 50.
Here is the
startling reality. Jennifer Aniston has played in more movies than Angelina Jolie?
+ She is Rachel on Friends.
Jennifer Aniston jokes are tiresome and unwarranted. Jennifer is not bitter.
Why should she be? If anything, she is relieved. Brad was a real drag on her and a nuisance.
deserves more Oscar worthy roles. If the movie executives gave Aniston better parts she
would perform to a higher degree. Jen is one of a kind, which is rare. She has
a unique gift.
is not a Miss America, Miss World or Miss Universe. You need true talent to make
it. It’s easy for them to find a sexier girl if they want one. Don't rely
only on beauty. Play your part.
sorry for the vast majority of actors. You see their faces, but you don’t know
their names. Many actors are uncredited. Some screenwriters are in this same
ways, Hollywood functions like the feudal system. Movie stars subject
themselves to psychological beheadings and manipulations. It is the medieval
times all over again, with the special emphasis on ‘eval’ (evil).
Aniston has raw talent. She is more talented than Angelina. Now Jolie is sexier
than Aniston and the whole state of California. But this is not a beauty
offers the complete package, while Jolie is the bomb. Angelina is the best
female action star in Hollywood history. I give credit where it is due.
addresses this either, but I will. Fans favor Jolie for her youth. Angie is six
years younger than Jen. That’s one hell of an age difference in show business! It’s
only fair to compare 39 year-old Jolie to 39-year-old Aniston.
the same conversation five years from now.
Aniston is responsible for the careers of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Do you
think I’m bullshitting? Take a look at the tale of the tape.
shouldn’t surprise you that Brad Pitt’s filmography got 1,000 times better after hooking up with Aniston. Pitt owes Aniston at least $10 million from just World War Z. Also,Brad got to beBenjamin Button because of
his arraigned marriage to Jennifer.
I’m not a
fan of how Brad betrayed Jennifer. I’ll be blunt. He used her like a rag-doll.
That’s why Angelina used him.
how things work. Buddha calls it Karma. James Brown calls it payback. I call it a boomerang.
proof Brad Pitt cheated on Aniston with Jolie.
lips, Angelina. Tonight you're kissing Jennifer Aniston’s toes. This isn't a movie. Oh, by the way, how many millions have you made at the expense of Jennifer Aniston?
some respect. Write a thank you note or something. Ask Jimmy Fallon to get you started.
Seriously, the real problem is Angelina Jolie acts entitled. She
should act more humble. She may think she’s the best but Sandra Bullock is
actually better.I can’t
wait to write a story on Sandra. I might blog more about my favorite actresses.
Let me know if you’re interested.
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