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    Women like movies, too. That very obvious statement was reinforced for the umpteenth time by The Other Woman, which earned $24.7 million from a predominantly female audience this weekend. The movie took first place at the box office, easily defeating three-time winner Captain America: The Winter Soldier.


    Nicki Minaj has revealed that she is trying out for more acting roles after appearing in The Other Woman. In the new comedy, Minaj plays the assistant to Cameron Diaz's lawyer character Carly, who discovers that her boyfriend isn't just married but also having other affairs.

    Minaj told MTV News that her "very tiny" role in The Other Woman was enough to wet her feet. "It gave me an idea as to what the world would be like being on a set and being on a trailer for hours. And now that I know it's something I can do, I think I want to expand a role eventually," she said.

    The Pink Print rapper also revealed: "I am going on auditions, and I'm trying to find the right role with the right director and the right writers. I want to be part of something from the beginning stage this time, and I want the role to be custom-made for me."

    However, Minaj said that she doesn't want to do a "humungous role right now" as she is getting ready to complete her new album. Minaj also shared the kind of projects she would like to be involved with in the future.

    She said: "The thing is I have such a versatile personality. Some days I feel like I wanna do a Will Ferrell comedy; some days I feel like I wanna do more like a Set It Off-type of movie with some other young black actresses and like creating a movement with that. And sometimes I think, maybe I could do X-Men or something."


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    Kerry Washington and her hubby Nnamdi Asomugha have reportedly given birth to a new baby girl named Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha almost two weeks ago on April 21!

    The 37-year-old Scandal star welcomed her daughter with her husband at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and kept it quite under the radar, TMZ reports.

    Kerry has famously kept her personal life out of the public eye – she secretly married her former NFL player husband last June.


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    Career Curve

    If the reviews are any indication the best thing about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the chemistry between its two leads, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Stone, for her part, has been doing the challenging work of elevating iffy material for years now.

    Stone is an interesting breed of movie star. She's a genuine talent, who is beloved off-screen as well, her goofiness translating easily into internet ephemera. But while she and Jennifer Lawrence have that in common—they give good GIF—Stone, a more inherently comedic actress, hasn't yet made a movie that has lived up to her talents in every way possible. And since starting the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, she hasn't been seen in anything else of note. In a summer movie preview, Vulture's Kyle Buchanan wrote that she's had a "rough time of it." Stone has some things cooking, however, that might give her career the jolt it needs.

    The Beginnings
    Emma Stone got her first credited role, a pilot called The New Partridge Family, via reality show. She then had a couple of TV roles—stints on Malcolm in The Middle and Lucky Louie, as well as Tim Minear's short-lived but well-cast Drive—but everyone took notice along with Jonah Hill in Superbad. Stone was effortlessly cool as Hill's love interest, Jules, the girl throwing the party that inspires the entirety of the movie's antics. The role could have easily been thankless, but Stone was always able to seem like more than the typical hot girl. She followed that up with some roles in less memorable movies: The Rocker, for one; The House Bunny, for another. It wasn't until quirky horror comedy Zombieland in 2009 that she found another role that gave her a lot to work with and a chance to showcase her clearly outsized personality.

    Internet Sensation
    Easy A was a good choice for Stone. A low stakes romantic comedy with a twist, and she was front and center. While the movie got mostly good reviews and did admirably at the box office, its most significant contribution to the Emma Stone canon comes in GIF form. Specifically, this GIF:

    Yes, this is the movie that made Emma Stone an Internet hero—she knows this to be true—and it didn't hurt that she added her first SNL hosting gig to her resume that same fall. Her big followup to Easy A—we're not counting what was essentially a cameo in the Timberlake-Kunis rom-com Friends With Benefits—was Crazy, Stupid, Love, featuring none other than Internet obsession, Ryan Gosling.

    This was around the time Stone started exercising her dramatic muscles. She ostensibly had the lead role in The Help, but was handily overshadowed but co-stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Jessica Chastain, all of whom received Oscar nominations. It didn't help that no one liked her hair in the movie, or that she had to embody the frustrating White Savior trope either.

    Gwen Stacy Prison
    Though Stone locked down a franchise with The Amazing Spider-Man, appearing in the movies marked the start of something of a drought for her. As great as her chemistry is with her costar and boyfriend Andrew Garfield, Stacy isn't an especially exciting role. She is, after all, very much a damsel in distress, despite Stone's typical warmth and toughness.

    Her next film, Gangster Squad, wasn't necessarily a bad choice on paper—a period piece starring Sean Penn that would re-team her with Gosling—but it got pushed to January after a scene closely resembled the Aurora movie theater shooting, and when it did hit theaters, reviews were abysmal. After that was released, her only intervening films before the next Spider-Man movie were star-studded Razzie-bait Movie 43 and voiceover work in The Croods.(It should be noted that she did more work in this period than Garfield, who has appeared in zero non-Spider-Man movies since the franchise launched.)

    The Future
    Stone's next projects perhaps tell a different story. She has three films in post-production, all with major directors. Still, despite the fact that she is working with boldface names, they are names and projects that don't immediately inspire a lot of confidence. The first film up is Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight, which should raise a number of red flags. For one, Allen's once-a-year formula tends to breed off years. With Blue Jasmine a success, Magic in the Moonlight could be a From Rome With Love-style dud. But on a more serious note, this is the first Allen movie to come out after the renewed accusations brought against him by Dylan Farrow, and audiences may decide not to flock to the theaters out of protest. Still, the role of a "phony mystic" sounds like a juicy one for Stone, who plays opposite the, yes, too old for her Colin Firth.

    Stone then has two movies with release dates that could portend awards hopes. Birdman, from Alejandro González Iñárritu, is the director's attempt at comedy, about an actor known for playing a superhero working on a Broadway play. It is scheduled to open October 17. Then there's the Untitled Cameron Crowe Project, dated for Christmas of this year. Maybe it will be a return to the director's glory days. Maybe it will be an heir to We Bought A Zoo. Here's hoping the former.

    Stone has the chance to break out again with these three films. There may, however, be a more interesting path she should consider taking. It would be thrilling to see Stone working her stuff in an indie with a more unknown director, a project that would give Stone a chance to shine without seeming like a cog in the Hollywood machine.


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    Renowned actor Edward James Olmos has always been very vocal about pushing forward the influence and value of Latinos and Latino culture in Hollywood.

    So it’s no surprise that in a recent interview with Telemundo’s "Suelta la sopa," he spoke about how proud he is about his roots.

    “Being Latino – I love it,” the 67-year-old Mexican-American actor said in Spanish. “I love being Latino. It’s a love that I have that comes from a deep sense of pride.”

    The “Machete” actor said Latinos have the responsibility to promote the culture as much as they can, something that some fellow actors - he said- have forgotten to do.

    Olmos singled out actress and singer Jennifer Lopez, with whom he shared the screen in her breakout role as “Selena.”

    He said her role in the iconic movie about the Mexican-American singer catapulted Lopez “to a stardom that she would not have been able to reach without that film.”

    “I told her, ‘You have to understand that the future is in your hands, and I hope you use it not only to advance who you are but also to promote what we represent, as Latino women and men,’” Olmos said. “She has done a lot of things, but she has not dedicated herself to her culture, and that is the most important thing to me.”

    Olmos also mentioned Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia and others, saying that although they express they are proud of their Latino roots, “they don’t like the limitations of being a Latino; they only want to be artists.”

    “I am a Latino artist,” Olmos said.


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    Thursday night was the Gloria Awards and Gala, held in New York City by the Ms. Foundation for Women. The party, which doubled as an 80th birthday party for Ms. magazine founder Gloria Steinem, featured awards, speeches, and a giant cake.

    Among the speakers was Gabourey Sidibe, who gave an eloquent speech on confidence and why you shouldn't put chocolate chips in gingerbread cookies. She explained why it's tough to be a woman of her size in the industry while encouraging her audience to treat their differences as challenges instead of setbacks.

    "Gabourey, how are you so confident?" It's not easy. It's hard to get dressed up for award shows and red carpets when I know I will be made fun of because of my weight. There's always a big chance if I wear purple, I will be compared to Barney. If I wear white, a frozen turkey. And if I wear red, that picture of Kool-Aid that says, "Oh, yeah!" Twitter will blow up with nasty comments about how the recent earthquake was caused by me running to a hot dog cart or something. And "Diet or Die?" [She gives the finger to that] This is what I deal with every time I put on a dress. This is what I deal with every time someone takes a picture of me. Sometimes when I'm being interviewed by a fashion reporter, I can see it in her eyes, "How is she getting away with this? Why is she so confident? How does she deal with that body? Oh my God, I'm going to catch fat!"

    What I would say, is my mom moved my brother and I to my aunt's house. Her name is Dorothy Pitman Hughes, she is a feminist, an activist, and a lifelong friend of Gloria Steinem. Every day, I had to get up and go to school where everyone made fun of me, and I had to go home to where everyone made fun of me. Every day was hard to get going, no matter which direction I went. And on my way out of the house, I found strength. In the morning on the way out to the world, I passed by a portrait of my aunt and Gloria together. Side by side they stood, one with long beautiful hair and one with the most beautiful, round, Afro hair I had ever seen, both with their fists held high in the air. Powerful. Confident. And every day as I would leave the house... I would give that photo a fist right back. And I'd march off into battle. [She starts crying] I didn't know that I was being inspired then. On my way home, I'd walk back up those stairs, I'd give that photo the fist a
    gain, and continue my march back in for more battle. [She pulls a tissue from her cleavage and dabs her eyes] That's what boobs are for! I didn't know I was being inspired then, but I was. If they could feel like that, maybe I could! I just wanted to look that cool. But it made me feel that strong.

    Slay the haters Gabz, #honoryourcurves - red is her color tbh
    Edited for grammar issues on the cut text, oops.


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    The CW have released a dozen new photos from next week’s episode of Arrow, titled “Streets of Fire.”

    The episode — and the finale, for that matter — picks up more or less in real time following the events of “City of Blood,” in which Deathstroke, Ravager and Brother Blood are preparing to demolish the city and kill Team Arrow with a Mirakuru-fueled army of escaped convicts. With Sara gone and Laurel in the field with Oliver, Diggle and Felicity, the stakes are pretty high; basically half the team is untrained and untested — and we know that Slade wants to kill one more person (who will be taken hostage in the finale).

    The second-to-last episode of the show’s second season, “Streets of Fire” carries on a unique tradition from last year, taking its title from one of the tracks on the Bruce Springsteen record Darkness on the Edge of Town. Last year’s penultimate episode was titled “Darkness on the Edge of Town.” has already put in a recommendation the next year’s be called “Candy’s Room,” but the producers have seemingly ignored it.
    You can check out the rest of the photos, as well as the official teaser text for the episode, below.
    MALCOLM MERLYN RETURNS — Oliver (Stephen Amell) rallies his team as Slade’s (Manu Bennett) soldiers attack the city. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) gets a call from S.T.A.R. Labs with game-changing news and Thea (Willa Holland) comes face-to-face with her father – Malcolm Merlyn (guest star John Barrowman). Nick Copus directed the episode written by Jake Coburn & Ben Sokolowski.

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    Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are officially parting ways after a near decade of film making together. The duo have been a part of highly profitable and well known franchises over the last few years including: two Transformer films,Mission Impossible III, Now You See Me, and most recently Star Trek: Into Darkness.

    With their split it’s unforeseen how current projects, such as the next two Amazing Spider-man films, will be handled. Someone has to decide who gets what kid in the divorce or how K/O Paper Projects will be accommodated when these new changes take full affect. Though it’s doubtful there will be much drama involved since the split appears to be rather amicable.

    Separate upcoming projects for the two include Kurtzman’s Venom. A spin-off of Sony’s Amazing Spider-man franchise. Hopefully whatever Kurtzman and Sony have planned for Venom will reap better results than Sam Rami’s version of the classic Spider-man villain that appeared in Spider-man 3.

    For Orci there’s one big project that has everyone talking, Star Trek 3. Every major movie franchise nowadays completes itself in a trilogy or at least sets itself up for one.

    In the case of an epic franchise like Star Trek it’s not surprising that we’ll be getting three films. If not more. However despite it’s already thriving fanbase sources say that Paramount is feeling a bit cautious. This will be Orci’s first solo directing gig and he’s heading one of the biggest pop culture franchises in America history. Paramount aren’t the only ones feeling a bit twitchy at the thought.

    Fans are ranging from wary to outright disgruntled over the news. For the studio, it boils down to cash, or the potential lack of it.

    While Star Trek: Into Darkness certainly didn’t bomb, It failed to out gross it’s predecessor and live up to box office predictions. Typically a sequel makes more than it’s first film, if only because of fanfare alone. However even before the initial reactions flooded the fan boards people were already chattering with discontentment about the new film. Namely casting white British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan who was originally conceived as a person of Indian descent (and originally played by a man of color, Ricardo Montalban, in Wrath of Khan). If the name Khan wasn't already a dead given away as to the characters racial origins, the original casting should have been.

    After Star Trek: Into Darkness‘ official release fan complaints only grew given the movie’s seemingly overbearing sexism; if only due to the positively pointless Carol Marcus underwear scene that sent a flurry of rage across the web and had screenwriter Damon Lindelof apologizing. Not to mention the overtly militaristic tone of the movie which somewhat out of place in a Star Trek film. Racist whitewashing, sexism and a total lack of hopeful exploring? In a Star Trek movie? Say it isn’t so cried many a long time fan of the progressive series.

    To make matters worse was Orci’s own personal reactions fans displeased outcries. One such outcry being fans naming Star Trek: Into Darkness as the worst Star Trek movie in history. Orci reacted by lambasted fans for their negativity and publicly arguing with them. Strangely this has left a bad taste in the mouths of many loyal fans. Which is not something any studio wants while in the makings of building a franchise.

    After all what ultimately what makes a franchise? Fans. The only reason Pacific Rim was able to stand against the juggernauts that were sequels, remakes, and reboots of last summer was because it was able to create a fanbase. Something DC and Warner Bros have struggled to do for years with their own brand of movies that don’t have the title of Batman slapped on it.

    Fans don’t just buy tickets, they invite their friends, they go for multiple viewings, they tell everyone on their social media about it, they blog about it, they buy the merchandise, and if you treat them well, they keep coming back for more.

    Marvel’s cinematic universe owns a lot to their fans and the casts of the movies always know it. Or did anyone miss the epic fanfare that was Tom Hiddleston showing up at last years comic con? If you need any solid proof of what the power of fans can do look no further than the Cinderella tale that is Firefly. Which garnered it’s own movie all through the power of fans. A Veronica Mars movie exists solely thanks to fans who supported the kickstarter. If you need a more recent showcasing of fandom power take a look at last years Enders Game where the controversy over author Scott Orson Card’s homophobic beliefs led to a total bomb at the box office.

    Clearly, fans have the power to make or break a movie. Who knew? So begs the question, should Paramount be concerned about Orci heading the ship for the upcoming Star Trek 3 because it will mark his first debut as a solo director? Or should Paramount be more concerned about the possible lack of total fan support?

     the trek fanbase is using #StopOrci2014 as a way to call attention, some of the tweets


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    By Kathleen Perricone
    Ariana Grande had a big Thursday night at the iHeartRadio Music Awards … and this morning, Ryan announced that she has just been added to Wango Tango.

    The “Problem” singer called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to chat about the big news, being starstruck by Jennifer Lopez at the iHeartRadio awards, and working with none other than Justin Bieber on her upcoming album.
    Of course, Ryan had to ask about that photo her manager Scooter Braun posted on Instagram of Ariana and Justin together in the studio.
    So does that mean they’re working on a song together?
    “Yeah, I am,” she reveals. “I’m excited about it … I’m just very excited. Justin wrote it and he brought the idea to me. And I was really excited to hear it and I’m excited to work with him. I’ve  wanted to work with him for a while. And I know it’s something our fan have been begging for for years now.”
    Will it be on her upcoming album or his? “I’m hoping it ends up on my album, which will be out late summer.”
    Until then, download “Problem” on iTunes and for more information on Wango Tango, which is May 10 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, go here.

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  • Peppercorn or Leith? VOTE NOW lmao


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    Shia LaBeouf may try hard to act as if he doesn't care.

    And clearly, it appears this mindset has been passed down onto his hipster sense of style.

    The 27-year-old actor was spotted absentmindedly showing off his stomach while dressed in a scruffy ensemble that appeared to be intentionally strewn together, including threadbare trainers, and faded brown trousers while in Studio City on Wednesday.

    While the actor has attempted to play down his fame as of late, LaBeouf appeared to have purposefully played up the tattered components of his ensemble, perhaps attempting to stylishly state his laissez-faire attitude.

    With his hand absent-mindedly playing with the edges of his loose-fitting and spotted shirt, LaBeouf tucked his faded brown trousers into a pair of chunky blue socks.

    Keeping his stride in a pair of lace-up ankle trainers, the former Even Stevens actor protected his gaze from the warm day beneath a beige cap with a triangular logo.

    Sporting his ever-present beard and mustache, LaBeouf carried a single white Barnes and Noble shopping bag, all while patting his surprisingly toned stomach.


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    Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima and former NBA star Marko Jaric have split, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.

    "After long and careful consideration, we have decided to separate after five years of marriage," they said in a joint statement to PEOPLE.

    "We are grateful to be the parents of two incredible young daughters that we will continue to co-parent. We would greatly appreciate your respect for our family's privacy as we begin this delicate next chapter for all members of our family."

    Lima, 32, and Jaric, 35, met at a party in Los Angeles in 2006 and got engaged two years later on Lima's 27th birthday. They eloped in 2009, exchanging vows on Valentine's Day in a private civil ceremony in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    "Our life, we live in a honeymoon," the Brazilian beauty told PEOPLE six months after they tied the knot. "I never saw myself being married. But after I met him, everything changed. I knew he was the one and I could see myself married with him and with a big family."

    The couple have been raising their two children – daughters Valentina, 4, and Sienna, 19 months – in Miami.

    "Even in my wildest days I knew that I wanted to be the ultimate family man," Jaric told PEOPLE in 2009.

    Though Lima has walked the Milan runways for Prada and showcased her killer body in nothing but lingerie for Victoria's Secret, she says, "The best job in the world for me is being a mom."


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    bow @ his receding hairline. but will taye diggs be pissed at black women if this fails tho?

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    With less than a month to go before the big day, Kim Kardashian is getting her post-baby bod in tip top shape.

    The reality star, 33, works out nearly every day, often in the early morning, according to an insider, varying between classes at Barry's Boot Camp and spinning at SoulCycle. "She alternates between different types of workouts for a better result," says the source.

    And 10-month-old daughter North often gets in on the action – Kardashian pushes Nori in her stroller on long walks around their Hidden Hills neighborhood. And there's no rest for the weary, even on vacation. When Kardashian took an Easter trip to Santa Barbara, "she kept up with her workouts," says the insider. "She's very focused and dedicated to her routine."

    And as the clock is ticking, it's clear that Kardashian's hard work is paying off. Famously criticized for the 50 pounds she gained while pregnant, the star has been steadily shedding the weight through a healthy Atkins-based diet and her commitment to exercise.

    Says the insider: "It's obvious she wants to look her best for the wedding. And she looks amazing!"


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    Call it a musical reconciliation, or at least a kind of therapy. Just days after the pair was arrested for disorderly conduct, Paul Simon and Edie Brickell have released a new duet together.

    Titled "Like to Get to Know You Again," the song is a gentle acoustic ballad about finding new faith in old love. "I wouldn't trade places with anyone," the pair, married since 1992, harmonize. "Because I'd like to get to know you again."

    "I know how you like your coffee," Simon sings. Brickell's rejoinder: "And I know how bad you drive."

    Comments on the song are disabled on Brickell's Soundcloud page.

    The couple was arrested April 26 at their New Canaan, Conn. home. According to police, Simon called police after he and Brickell got in a physical scuffle that left both with minor injuries.

    "I got my feelings hurt and picked a fight with my husband. The police called it disorderly. Thank God it's orderly now," Brickell told PEOPLE in a statement through her lawyer.

    In court in Norwalk, Conn. on Monday, the pair played down the incident.

    "Both of us are fine together," Simon told the court. Brickell agreed: "He is not a threat to me at all."

    The couple are due to return to court on May 16.


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    mexican madonna & the female mj

    Katy Perry has told Selena Gomez to focus on her music following her recent personal dramas.
    Perry has told the Come & Get It singer to throw herself back into work in order to deal with her heartbreak.
    “Katy is honest with Selena and she told her she needs to stick with it this time and really let it all go. But she also told her that she’ll support her no matter what,” a source told Hollywood Life.
    “Katy is very zen about it all. She’s also invited Selena to come and hang out with her on tour — she’s pushing her to get back into making music.”
    “Katy feels like music saved her after her breakup with Russell [Brand] so she’s been encouraging Selena to write about what she’s going through.
    “Katy has been helping Selena, she’s doing everything she can to help her right now as far as being a shoulder to cry on, someone to talk to that will understand.
    “She’s like a big sister to her, a nonjudgmental big sister. Katy doesn’t push her opinions on Selena, but whenever Selena needs her, she is there for her.”

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    Eddie Murphy can take some credit for the theme wedding of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star and former Xscape member Kandi Burruss to Todd Tucker. The bride and groom have patterned aspects of their nuptials after Murphy's 1988 cult classic comedy, "Coming to America."

    Burruss says the African theme has a special significance. "We first had a real conversation in Africa," she notes about Tucker, who was a producer for the "Housewives" series during a segment filmed in Africa. "So I wanted to do something inspired by Africa for the wedding."

    Burruss borrowed ideas from "Coming to America's" famous wedding scene, when Murphy's character Prince Akeem calls off his arranged marriage to instead travel to America to find a bride of his choice.

    "I went far with it," she explains. "We had the lions when you came in; we had the rose-petal girls. I had the dude singing 'She's Your Queen to Be.' I wanted it to be full-out 'Coming to America.' It was fun. It was the best wedding ever. Everyone that was there was like, 'This is the most amazing wedding that I have ever been to.'"

    Burruss is especially proud of the elaborate ceremony, because she and her team pulled it off in four and a half weeks. The five-episode "The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding" special, premiering on Bravo on June 1 at 8 p.m., chronicles the planning of the event and all its related drama, including Burruss's mother's conflict with Tucker.

    In the trailer for the wedding special, Mama Joyce gets into a heated argument with Tucker's mother, with whom Burruss has maintained a good relationship.

    "We get along great," Burruss says. "Todd's mom is fun. She's really nice, and she's like the life of the party."

    But Burruss understands why Tucker's mother has taken offense to things Mama Joyce says about her son-in-law, saying: "I guess it was inevitable, somebody speaking badly about your child. Of course you're going to have a problem with that, so her and my mom, they bump heads."

    Staying out of the drama is the strategy that has works best for Burruss. "If his mom wants to vent, it's only so much I want to listen to," she says. "I'm like, 'Can we talk about something else?"

    Burruss and Tucker's relationship is also the subject of their production "A Mother's Love" that played five sold-out performances in November at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta. Based on dynamics of Burruss's mother Mama Joyce and her disproval of her daughter's relationship, the play stars Burruss, Eddie Levert, Shirley Murdock, Q Parker, D. Woods, Chandra Currelly, and Porsha Williams, and is available as a DVD and soundtrack.


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