Women’s Month: Regina King Appreciation

With this being Women’s History Month, I decided to dedicate a post someone who’s been on the screens since I could remember. Let’s take a moment to idolize and appreciate Ms. Regina King. She’s a prime example of “Started From The Bottom,” when it comes to film.

Let us start from the beginning. Her first starring role was “227” as Brenda Jenkins.

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Then she went on to play a small role in Boyz N Da Hood in 1991, which was directed by John Singleton. This was/is a classic movie that she played a ghetto girl in 😂

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Then in 1993, she co-starred with Janet Jackson, 2Pac and Joe Torry in another classic film directed by John Singleton titled Poetic Justice. Another ghetto role but she was entertaining to say the least. She was the real friend who keeps it real with you.

A third classic film that Regina King was part of was Friday, which was written by Ice Cube. This was just two years after Poetic Justice. She stayed pretty busy during the 1990s.

Regina switched back to the her tv role days and had recurring roles on shows such as “Leap of Faith,” “24,” “Southland” and “Shameless.” She got an even bigger role in “The Boondocks,” playing the voices of Huey and Riley from 2005-2014.

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Regina had another recurring role in “American Crime” WHICH got her an Emmy!!

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Another favorite of mine was the Netflix Original movie Seven Seconds. Regina played a mourning mom trying to solve her son’s hit and run case, which was caused by the New York Police Department. She had sleepless nights and even stalked the home of the guy involved. She did a stellar job, which landed her ANOTHER Emmy.

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More recently, like weeks ago, Regina got her FIRST Oscar for her supporting role in the James Baldwin novel turned film, If Beale Street Could Talk. She played a mother who’s son was wrongly incarcerated for the rape of a white woman. She remained supportive and calm throughout the process even though it was stressful.

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To say that Ms. Regina King has came a long way would be an understatement. So, we’ll just say SHE DID THAT!!

I’m happy for this beautiful black queen and I’m excited to see what else she brings to the movie screens and tv screens. What is your favorite Regina King movie or show?

Danii Gold out!! ✌🏾 ✌🏾 ✌🏾

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2018 Emmys Fashion

The Emmys came on last night and even though they were slightly boring…the fashion was a must-see.

Tiffany Haddish was my favorite look of the night. Rocking a colorful sleeveless dress, that she said was dedicated to her family. 

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Speaking of color, Regina Hall rocked a lime green strapless dress. Somehow, she made this look so elegant!

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Someone else who rocked a some color, but it was subtle, was Issa Rae. She rocked a powder blue jumpsuit with a cape on it. Yasss Issa Yasss!

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Heidi Klum rocked an elegant satin pink strapless fitted gown. It was soooooo pretty y’all!

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Auntie Jenifer Lewis wore ALL Nike, in support of them (Nike) supporting Colin Kaepernick, who spoke up about police brutality. GO Auntie Jen for making a statement. 

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Y’all probably remember Rocsi Diaz from 106 & Park and Entertainment Tonight. Well she wore sleeveless off white and gold dress with a bow on the front. Cuteee! (I’m not sure what she is doing now)

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 Yvonne Orji is rocking a black gown that see-through at the top and it drapes on the ground. Her hair screams el’naturale! Gon head Yvonne!

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Who was your favorite look?

Danii Gold out!!

 

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My Favorite Emmy Wins 2018

So the Emmy’s came on last and I’m so happy about these wins:

Samira Wiley for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Handmaid’s Tale. You may know her as Poussey in Orange Is The New Black, but she was killed off.

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Katt Williams for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Atlanta. GON HEAD KATT!!

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Dave Chapelle for Outstanding Variety Special for his Netflix Stand-up. 

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John Legend for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) f0r his role as producer (and actor) in “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” special. SPECIAL SHOUTOUT to John for being the first BLACK to obtain a Emmy, Grammy Oscar, and Tony award. This was his first Emmy; he’s won TEN Grammys; he won an Oscar for Best Original Song, “Glory”, for the film Selma AND he got a Tony Award for co-producing a play titles Jitney, Gon Head John!!

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Thandie Newton for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Westworld   

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Regina for Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series for her work in SevenSeconds on Netflix. I was so happy for her because she was so shocked and really didn’t know what to say. This was the sunshine after the rain but the series was cancelled earlier this year after only airing one season.

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 Tiffany Haddish for Guest Actress in a Comedy for her hosting Saturday Night Live. GO TIFF!! SHE READYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

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Who were your favorite wins from the Emmys?

Danii Gold out!

 

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Who does that? : Key & Peele Canceled

I can’t believe Key and Peele aired their last show yesterday (September 9, 2015). Really, “Who Does That?” (*Meegan voice ).

If you’re not familiar with the show, Key and Peele are a comedy pair played by Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele and they act out comedy sketches and imitate real life people.  One of the characters that Peele plays is Meegan, a rude, ignorant, dingy girlfriend of Andre, played by Key; who is smart, polite but too dumb to leave Meegan’s crazy ass. As Peele plays her, he uses a white girl voice and uses a typical demeanor and tone as a white female. Meegan likes to cause drama and wants Andre to chase after her but just when she thinks about making up, she looks at Andre seductively then dramatically walks off.

Jordan Peele does a perfect impersonation of President Barack Obama and he uses Key and his hood translator and they talk about typical issues but add comedy to it.

Key is best known for his character of the Substitute Teacher. In that skit, he plays a “inner city” substitute teacher who pronounces every student’s name wrong–A-A-Ron (Aaron), Ba-lak-kay (Blake), De-Nice ( Denise). The comedy in this is that inner city students have odd spelled and pronounced names. So as he is calling out all these incorrectly pronounced names, he’s getting no response and he starts snapping out on the students. The infamous Substitute Teacher episode was aired in their second season of doing their show. It’s crazy to see that Key & Peele actually got their break on MadTv and then branched off into an even bigger comedy sketch show.                                                     

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According to Key, it wasn’t the network but instead himself and Peele who decided to wrap up the show. He goes on to say that it’s time for them to explore other options and they ” may ” even make a movie then do their own thing, then do another movie and etc. Even though nothing is set in stone, I would LOVE to see that happen. The two were nominated for EIGHT Emmy Awards this year, that is simply amazing. The Award Show airs Sunday September 20, so hopefully they take the win on at least one award.

I’m really going to miss this show!

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Danii Gold out!!