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THE CAST OF ‘FOR COLORED GIRLS’ DO ‘ESSENCE’

Posted in Anika Noni Rose, Janet Jackson, Kerry Washington, Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, Phylicia Rashad, Tessa Thompson, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg on November 2, 2010 by fadedblog

A special group of women have been selected for Essence magazine’s December issue, on newsstands November 12.

The cast of Tyler Perry‘s new movie For Colored Girls graces the cover in an array of colourful gowns.

Thandie Newton (orange), Kimberly Elise (silver), Phylicia Rashad (peach), Anika Noni Rose (yellow), Kerry Washington (blue), Loretta Devine (green), Janet Jackson (red), Tessa Thompson (purple) and Whoopi Goldberg (white) sat for the exclusive portrait for the magazine’s 2010 Hot List issue.

Anika (of Princess and the Frog fame) says she has high hopes for the movie, which is adapted from playwright Ntozake Shange‘s 1974 Broadway hit for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.

“I want this film to awaken people to the power of Black actresses,” she says. “I want people to know there are things that Black women go through that aren’t slavery or hip-hop. I want people to know Black women as Americans.”

WHOOPI GOLDBERG AIN’T SORRY FOR ‘CHOICE WORDS’ SHE GAVE MICHAELE SALAHI

Posted in Whoopi Goldberg on August 5, 2010 by fadedblog

Those ladies from The View sure are scrappy.

This time, Whoopi Goldberg got into it with White House party crasher Michaele Salahi.

During yesterday’s broadcast, while Salahi got involved in talking with Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd about The Real Housewives of D.C. show with the other “housewives,” Whoopi walked out from backstage, touched her and apparently said, “Excuse me, can you get back to the White House” conversation.

CLICK HERE to check out the video. (It happens around the 1:55 mark.)

Following the show, an angry and teary-eyed Salahi reportedly got into a shouting match backstage with Whoopi.

According to a show publicist, “After the show, Ms. Salahi and her husband accused Whoopi of hitting Ms. Salahi. As the broadcast clearly shows, the accusation was completely unfounded and erroneous. After the show and after being told she was being accused of hitting Ms. Salahi, Whoopi proceeded to defend herself verbally from this baseless claim in a heated exchange with the Salahi’s.”

In a statement released this morning, Salahi’s lawyer Lisa Bloom claims Salahi was “treated very poorly by the hosts of the show” and that her client never accused Whoopi of hitting her.

For her part, Whoopi Goldberg this morning on The View that she had some “choice words” for Michaele Salahi yesterday after the show.

“Afterward, Michaele was very upset about what was said about her on the air,” Whoopi said. “Then I was told she thought I hit her. So I went up to her and I told her that she knew I didn’t hit her. And, yeah,” added Whoopi, “You know how I said it — choice words.”

She went on to say: “And I make no apology for my choice words. Then her husband got in my face, had his BlackBerry out and started taking pictures of me. And needless to say, I really went off then. And there was even more choicer words. They were so choice you could have cut them with a knife and eaten them.”

Meanwhile, On the Today show this morning, Salahi explained it to Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, saying: “I walked off the show and said goodbye and was in the back. And Whoopi came in and said, ‘F this, f that, Did you say I effing hit you? I was waiting for a car.'”