ABOVE PHOTO: Elise Neal
By Florence Anthony
The wife of former Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice took to Instagram to defend her abusive husband and to chastise the media for showcasing the tape of him landing a knock-out punch to her head last February in a Revel Casino elevator in Atlantic City. On September 9, Janay Rice posted on Instagram: “I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend, but I have to accept the fact that it’s reality, is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that the media and unwanted attention from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he had worked his a– for all his life to just gain in ratings is horrific!” She continued writing, “This is our life.” I’m sorry sweetheart, your husband using your head as a punching bag is horrific. May God be with you…….
According to reports, while participating in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” chat to promote his latest movie, The Equalizer, Denzel Washington revealed his desire to be the next James Bond. “The next James Bond? Yes, I would,” the Oscar-winning actor said when asked whether he’d ever consider the role. From there, Denzel took the idea a step further by suggesting a social media campaign to help get him the role. He told everyone participating in the chat to tweet the film company and encourage them to make him the next Bond….. ……….
TV One expands Wednesday night programming with the all-new-docu-series Hollywood Divas on Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM/ET. In Hollywood, it’s not called “show friends”- it’s show biz, and actresses Golden Brooks, Countess Vaughn, Lisa Wu, Paula Jai Parker, and Elise Neal, show the audience just how unkind Hollywood can be. Whether it’s being blackballed for marrying a powerful director to production assistant or hating the way you look because you were once told that you’re overweight and undesirable as a child star, there’s nothing friendly about these ladies’ journeys in Hollywood……….
Los Angeles Lakers player Nick Young is enjoying the off season after signing an extension with the team, but he still won’t hesitate to get in on a pick-up game. While driving through the streets of New York, Nick drove by a few kids playing a pick up game. Naturally, Young decided to join the group to show off his skills and post them on Instagram……..
African Pride, the leading hair care brand celebrating the heritage of African-American women everywhere, was the proud sponsor of the 2014 Tom Joyner Family Reunion. In keeping with commitment to celebrating the very best in Black culture – including music – African Pride hosted a lively meet and greet and autograph signing with Grammy-nominated recording artist, Tank. African Pride also presented a panel discussion “Defining Your Pretty,” moderated by producer Deya “Direct” Smith. Participants included African Pride’s very own Charlene Dance, marketing director, beauty expert Tia Hebron and iconic beauty and actress, Bern’Nadette Stanis……