Don Cheadle's "House Of Lies" is heading back to Showtime in early 2014. See the new poster and trailer inside and Luke James' "Strawberry Vapor" video....
Golden Globe winner Don Cheadle returns to Showtime in Season 3 of House Of Lies on January 12th. This year, he'll be joined by Mekhi Phifer who plays Dre, a successful business mogul and clothing company founder who hires Marty (Don Cheadle) to help expand his empire.
Watch Don get frisky with Kristen Bell in the new trailer above.
In new music videos....
Luke James has released the visuals for "Strawberry Vapor" off his ‘Whispers In The Dark’ mixtape.
Sarah McColgan, who directed the clip, spoke about the new video saying, "I wanted to create a video that had a surreal quality with a slightly dark undertone. Luke is such a great inspiration to me, so I imagined a slightly esoteric visual that would really emphasize the dreamlike quality of the song."
In other news, the Soul Train award winner is currently starring in the holiday musical film, Black Nativity, and his debut album is slated for release in 2014 via N.A.R.S. Records / Island Def Jam.
The Carters are living it up these days in places like Jamaica, and we've got pics from their recent time in Costa Rica (plus a super cute new pic of Blue Ivy). And since they're both going vegan for a few weeks in honor of Hov's 44th birthday, Beyonce gave folks a sneak peek of what they ate on Day 1. Plus, her response to all the questions about where her new single is...
After hearing so many fans asking where that new single is...Beyonce finally has a response. She released new merchandise for last night's MCSWT stop at the Staples Center, and one shirt said, "Keep Calm, Beyonce Makes Albums".
Slight shade....and we love it.
Bey also posted a new pic of baby Blue wearing her own tour jacket:
And the "Diva" chick went on a posting spree today showing off the first day of her and Jay's new 22-day vegan diet:
And she also revealed some super sexy pics from her stop in Costa Rica:
Serving up curves and abs all day.
Looks like she went the adventurous route again and did a little ziplining.
And soaked up some sun in her bikini. Cute!
BONUS: Jay re-teams with his late friend Pimp C for the "Tom Ford" remix. He used an unreleased verse from the UGK rapper to add on to his single from the Magna Carta Holy Grail album. Check it:
Lupita Nyong'o covers DUJOUR Magazine where she talks about fame and Oscar-buzz while Zoe Saldana discusses vulnerability in FLARE Magazine. Read highlights inside and see the super fab cover spreads...
In the new issue of DUJOUR, Hollywood Film Award winner Lupita Nyong'o discusses the Oscar-buzz she's generating for 12 Years A Slave and how her life has changed dramatically.
While on a break from her next role in Non-Stop, a thriller also starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore, she also discussed the role Yale Drama School plays in her auditions and casting choices. Here are the highlights:
On the importances of drama school on her career:
“What validated my three years there was that I was able to put all of that training to work immediately and so relevantly. I know I wouldn’t have been able to play Patsey had I not gone through three years of school. I wouldn’t have had the elasticity or the confidence to take it on. I don’t think I would have known I could do it.”
On the career she envisions for herself:
“I would love to have a career that’s governed by the material; I always want to be part of stories that I feel are worthwhile. And they don’t all have to be as heavy as 12 Years a Slave. I do my best work when I feel conviction to say something through the character I play. Always I want to have integrity and not compromise that.”
More of her stunning pics:
On the value of failure:
"That’s one of the concerns when you get lauded for something—can I do it again?” she says. “One thing I learned at school was the value of failure, because once you fail you can get up and do it again.”
On the possibility of winning an Oscar:
“I’m definitely forced to think about it, but there’s nothing to do with the thought because it’s totally out of my hands. I’m really fulfilled right now by the traction this film is getting. It was made to be seen, and that’s what’s happening—America is engaging with it and being moved and changed by it. It’s really rewarding to be a part of that. That’s more important to me than any award.”
As she gears up for her starring role in director Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace, the follow-up to the Oscar-winning film Crazy Heart, Zoe Saldana (raised by her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother) opened up to FLARE Magazine about finding success in a male-dominated field.
On playing strong female characters:
Women aren’t wimpy. They don’t complain all the time. They can open up jars! They can fucking save the day! They can support their whole family. They can support their men. Half of my friends make more money than their male partners.
On her disdain for mediocore women:
Women who are very whiny annoy the fucking crap out of me. It’s impossible for my sisters and me to hold a conversation with a woman who is incompetent. It’s one thing to be uncertain, a little insecure and scared, and another thing to be lazy. I can’t deal with mediocrity and incompetence. And you see it in people’s eyes.
On her secret soft side:
The characters I played in Columbiana and Avatar, on the surface, there’s what appears to be strength, but it’s sugarcoating an immense vulnerability. I am tough, but I’m also a very vulnerable person. I trust everyone. For many years, I thought, I need to stop being this way, but no, I just need to learn from it.
On the challenge of male-dominated sets:
You have to learn from your experiences. I’ve been in compromising circumstances, and I wish I’d had the strength that I have now because I would have protected myself better. I would have stood up for myself better. Women are challenged every day and are sometimes encouraged to objectify themselves. And it hurts.