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Gabrielle Union Is One Tough Momma In The New Action-Thriller ‘Breaking In’

Gabrielle Union is one mother you do not want to mess with, especially if you mess with her kids. A group of robbers learns that the hard way when they take her kids’ hostage while breaking into her father’s house that has impenetrable security.

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Guess it isn’t that impenetrable after all.

It’s a race against time now as Union shows nothing is scarier than a mother trying to protect her kids at all costs and uncover exactly what secret her father was guarding in his house. Whatever that secret is, the invaders are dead set on finding it and have no issues hurting her family in the process.  Will Packer (No Good Deed, Obsessed) and Gabrielle Union (Almost Christmas, Being Mary Jane) reunite to produce the original thriller. Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Seth Carr, Ajiona Alexus also star in the film.

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Breaking In arrives in theaters May 11th right in time for Mother’s Day.  Check out the trailer for Breaking In below and treat momma to some dinner at her favorite restaurant and an action pack movie after.

Genre: Thriller

Cast: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Seth Carr, Ajiona Alexus

Directed by: James McTeigue

Writer: Ryan Engle

Story by: Jaime Primak Sullivan

Produced by: Will Packer, Gabrielle Union, James Lopez, Craig Perry, Sheila Taylor

Executive Producers: Jaime Primak Sullivan, Valerie Bleth Sharp, Jeff Morrone

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Last Night in ATL: Tyrese, Keshia Knight Pulliam, BIG KRIT, Lance Gross & More Attend Special Screening of Fate of the Furious Hosted By Ludacris.

Last night, Tuesday April 4th, at SCAD Show, located in Midtown Atlanta, stars and influencers came out for a special screening of F8: Fate of the Furious.

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 04: A general view of The Fate Of The Furious Atlanta Red Carpet Screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal)

Notables on hand to view the 8th film in the iconic action film franchise were, Lance Gross (actor), Keshia Knight Pulliam (actress), Big Tigger (radio personality), Caleb McLaughlin (NETFLIX Stranger Things), Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Gabrielle Union (BET’s Being Mary Jane),Irv Gotti (hip-hop mogul), BIG KRIT (hip-hop star), Juwan Mass (TLC’s Ghost Brothers), Sheree Whitfield (Real Housewives of Atlanta) stars of F8 Ludacris and Tyrese & many more.

Guests were also treated to a live painting exhibition by Ed The Artist as he addied some artistic flair to a Lexus car in honor of the film.

Once the photo-ops were done, guests made their way inside the theater where the stars of the film Ludacris and Tyrese introduced the highly anticipated movie.

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 04: Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson speaks onstage at The Fate Of The Furious Atlanta Red Carpet Screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

F8 has our gang going up against an unlikely enemy. their former leader Dom (Vin Diesel) who has been seduced a by a mysterious woman named Cipher(Charlize Theron). Led by Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) they enlist the help of a former enemy Ian Shaw (Jason Statham)  to stop Cipher and bring in Dom safely hopefully. F8 is directed F. Gary Gray and races into theaters April 14th, 2017.

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Fly Recap: 10th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards & Gala Presented by The Lincoln Motor Company

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ESSENCE, the preeminent brand for African-American women, proudly honored remarkable moments and performers in film and television at yesterday’s 10th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards & Gala. Honoring Hollywood’s “Next Generation” the 2017 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards were presented to Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi.

Known as one of  Oscar week’s most exalted and star-studded events, the red carpet included celebrity appearances and guests such as Gabrielle Union, Shonda Rhimes, Viola Davis, Pharrell Williams, Common, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Alfre Woodard, Holly Robinson Pete, Sherri Shepard, Tyrese Gibson, Alfred Enoch, Letoya Luckett, Quvenzhane Wallis, Debbie Allen, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Loni Love, Margaret Avery amongst others. Cynthia Erivo offered a heart-wrenching solo performance between honoree acceptances.

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Powerhouse actress Aja Naomi King was presented the Lincoln Shining Star Award by Viola Davis. Multi-talented singer, songwriter, actress, and model Janelle Monáe was presented the Breakthrough Award by Pharrell Williams. Issa Rae was presented the Vanguard Award by Debbie Allen and Yara Shahidi was presented the Generation Next Award by Tracee Ellis Ross. 

The ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards & Gala will be televised as an ESSENCE and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network special, airing on Sunday, March 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.

The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala was presented by The Lincoln Motor Company and sponsored by AT&T, Coca-Cola, Colgate® Optic White®, GEICO, L’Oréal Paris, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Walmart.

Please visit Essence.com for highlights and behind-the-scenes footage from the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala.  Follow Essence on Twitter @essenceonline #BlackWomenInHollywood and join in the discussion at www.facebook.com/essence.

Photo Credit: Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence

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Gabrielle Union Covers Women’s Health Magazine

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Gabrielle Union, star of BET’s Being Mary Jane, covers the March issue of Women’s Health magazine. Inside, she reveals her secrets to looking young, her outlook on exercise – and gets real in a behind-the-scenes video exclusive about mean girls, equal pay, and sexual assault.

On her advocacy for the prevention of sexual assault:

“Everyone has a different idea about what consent is. And I think with electing Trump, and his history with women, it’s incredibly confusing to young people.”

On the idea of mean girls:

“Mean girls become mean women, and mean guys. This is not gender specific…it’s just mean people. We live in this age of where everyone is trying to ‘out-snark’ everyone…but the reality is, mean people have low self-esteem. I always say ‘I’ve never met a hater whose life I wish I had.’ The biggest, easiest way to broadcast to the world that you’re insecure, and that somebody has power over you, is to be a mean girl towards that person.”

On equal pay:

“When I first started, I just wanted a job, I didn’t even think about pay. And then you realize the men in our industry make a lot more than women, and then you realize what your white female counterparts are making versus the women of color, and there’s a huge hole there. I wish I could give a stack of facts and figures about how much black women make, Latinas, Asian women, Native women, lesbian women, women with disabilities…not to make you feel lucky, but to realize we have so much more work to do…there’s always someone else whose getting screwed.”

On her feelings towards diet and exercise:

“It’s not even like ‘I’m not going to work out, and I’m going to watch what I eat’. If I don’t feel like it, I don’t feel like it. I’m going to have a margarita. I’m not going to get the skinny one. I’m going to get the one with all of the freaking calories. I’m going to have a cheeseburger, I’m going to have a pound of bacon. And then maybe the next day, I’ll try to pull it together, but I try not to be too crazy with it. I’m never going to turn down a burger. Ever. Especially if there’s bacon and cheese on it.”

On what she’d tell her younger self:

“I would tell my younger self, ‘You don’t have all the answers;  he’s not the one; you’re not going to die of a broken heart; there will be a thousand and one people who think you’re great;  and ‘be nice to your little sister.’”

 

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On her type of man:

“I don’t know if I ever had a ‘type,’ but at this point in my life, I like guys who are taller than me and make more money than I do. And Dwayne [Wade, her NBA-star husband] is even all in with Cornhusker football now – I got him, like, addicted.”

On aging:

“I get asked all the time how I look so young. I don’t like needles. I’m not going to rule out Botox, but the idea of putting a needle in my face – I’m not there yet. I have pretty oily skin, I drink a lot of water, I don’t smoke, and I don’t have a hard life. Of course, as I’ve aged, everything on my body hurts! My hips, back, shoulders – lots of aches and pains. I dye my hair and people say, ‘You look young,’ but my gray hairs are saying, ‘She’s old as f-ck!’”

On her best tips for staying young:

“My best anti-aging tip is the ability to say no, no, and hell, no. We run ourselves ragged saying yes to every freaking thing, whether it’s to our family, spouses, or careers. I sleep eight hours a day and don’t let myself stress out. A lot of people call it selfish, but I don’t have any wrinkles.”

On her complicated relationship with exercise:

“I have a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, and I know that can lead to an early death. I want to be a vital and energetic part of my family for a long time, not to be big mama in a rocking chain in the TV room, or huffing and puffing just going up stairs. I work out not because I get off on it, but because I want to live!”

On her attitude towards food:

“I’ve learned to be kind to myself. I’m not obsessive about food, like, ‘Oh no, I ate badly, so I have to stay in the gym for two hours!’ At the end of the day, did I enjoy that meal? Hell, yes! Am I going to stress out about it? Hell, no! And magically, the world doesn’t end because of what I ate.”

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Essence To Honor Janelle Monae, Issae Rae, Yara Shahidi and Aja Naomi at The 10th Annual Black Women In Hollywood Gala

Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) Essence, the preeminent brand for African-American women, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of its esteemed Black Women in Hollywood Awards—the annual Oscar-week celebration at the forefront of spotlighting Hollywood’s most creative and accomplished visionaries. Shifting from a daytime luncheon to a resplendent evening gala for the first time, the red carpet ceremony will be held at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA, on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

The Awards & Gala will honor Hollywood’s “Next Generation”—young women who are excelling and elevating their crafts—including triple-threat actress/musician/entertainer Janelle Monáe (Breakthrough Award); groundbreaking actress/writer/producer Issa Rae (Vanguard Award); standout actress Aja Naomi King (Lincoln Shining Star Award); and dynamic actress Yara Shahidi (Generation Next). Actress/Producer Gabrielle Union will serve as the program’s host.

“For the past decade, the “Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards have paid homage to our modern image-makers—both in front of the camera and behind the scenes,” said Essence Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. De Luca. “This past year has been an exceptional one for diversity in film and television, and with the incredible contributions of Janelle, Issa, Aja and Yara, it is fitting that our 10th anniversary will honor the future of Hollywood and its continued steps on the path to inclusion.”

Also for the first time, internationally acclaimed visual artist and filmmaker Mickalene Thomas will be infusing the event with her elaborate imagery celebrating the power of female beauty as a facet of women’s empowerment.

Since its inception in 2008, the “Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards have honored some of the most cherished figures in the industry, including Oprah Winfrey, Lupita Nyong’o, Ava DuVernay, Halle Berry, Viola Davis, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Angela Bassett, Queen Latifah, Naomie Harris, Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Jennifer Hudson, Zoe Saldana, Alfre Woodard, Regina King, Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, Debbie Allen, Nina Shaw, Mary J. Blige, Gabourey Sidibe, Quvenzhané Wallis, Jurnee Smollett, Ruby Dee, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson, Loretta Devine, Mara Brock Akil, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ruth E. Carter, Nina Shaw, Gina Prince-Bythewood and Suzanne de Passe.

As a highlight of Oscar week, this elegant awards celebration has hosted many of Hollywood’s elite, including Chris Rock, Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Forest Whitaker, James Cameron, Terrence Howard and Laurence Fishburne, among many others.

Stay tuned to Essence.com for highlights and behind-the-scenes access to the “Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala.” Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @essence #BlackWomeninHollywood. Join in the discussion on Facebook.

The gala is presented by The Lincoln Motor Company and sponsored by AT&T, Coca-Cola, Colgate Optic White, GEICO, L’Oréal Paris, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Walmart.

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Mo’Nique, Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union and more at ALMOST CHRISTMAS LA World Premiere

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In celebration of the release of Universal Pictures’ upcoming holiday comedy, ALMOST CHRISTMAS, filmmakers and cast members Danny Glover, Will Packer, Mo’Nique, Gabrielle Union, Omar Epps, Jessie T. Usher, DC Young Fly and Keri Hilson attended the red carpet world premiere on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Regency Village Theater in LA.

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Dwyane Wade Shows Off Physique In ESPN’s Annual The Body Issue

 

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wyane Wade is putting all his insecurities to the side and shedding his basketball jersey and shorts for ESPN’s annual ‘Body Issue’. It took 7 years but ESPN finally got their man and the ladies will rejoice and the fellas will put down the doughnut after seeing how in shape Wade is.

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Don’t stare too long ladies!

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Wade is known for being fashionably loud spoke to ESPN about hopping out of his comfort zone for the feature:

It was uncharted water for me. It was one of those moments where it’s good to overcome a fear of something.

It’s bigger than me showing my body off. That’s not as important to me as telling a story of overcoming a fear. It hopefully gives someone confidence to really be their authentic self.

Wade also revealed in an interview with ESPN’s Morty Ain that growing up he didn’t even like taking off his shirt to participate in neighborhood water fights with other kids. Wade wasn’t too fond off his belly button as a child and it was one of biggest insecurities growing up. That was then, this is now, Wade has come to terms with his great physique and is willing to share his “naked truth”. Wade joins 18 other athletes that span across various sports showing off their athletic physiques.

Nathan Adrian, Olympics/swimming
Jake Arrieta, MLB
Antonio Brown, NFL
Emma Coburn, Olympics/steeplechase
Courtney Conlogue, surfing
Elena Delle Donne, WNBA
Ryan Dungey, motocross
Adeline Gray, Olympics/wrestling
Greg Louganis, Olympics/diving
Conor McGregor, MMA
Von Miller, NFL
Chris Mosier, duathlon
Nzingha Prescod, Olympics/fencing
Christen Press, soccer
April Ross, Olympics/beach volleyball
Allysa Seely, paratriathlete
Claressa Shields, Olympics/boxing
Vince Wilfork, NFL

Hey Gabby what do you think about your husband’s first time posing naked for ESPN?

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We agree! These tweets are even more indication that Gabrielle is excited to see her hubby in the buff.

ESPN’s The Body Issue will be available online July 6th and if you need a physical copy you can pick up a copy from newsstands July 8th.

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Watch As A Family Tries To Get In The Christmas Spirit In The New Trailer For The Holiday Comedy ‘Almost Christmas’

The holidays are usually reserved for joy and the opportunity for the family to all come together for a good time. Unfortunately for one family it just means they have to tolerate each other without killing each other.

 

Almost Christmas (2016)

In the new comedy Almost Christmas from writer/director David E.Talbert (Baggage Claim) and Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like A Man series & This Christmas) we meet a family who’s reeling from the loss of a beloved patriarch. Her last wish was hoping her family can get along for five-days under the same roof, making it a true Christmas Miracle.

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Almost Christmas boasts an all-star cast featuring Kimberly Elise, Danny Glover, John Michael Higgins, Romany Malco, Mo’Nique, JB Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Omar Epps, Nicole Ari Parker, Jessie T. Usher and DC Young Fly .

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Peep the hilarious new trailer for Almost Christmas below:

Almost Christmas is in theaters November 11th, 2016!

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New Promotional Video For Independence Day: Resurgence Highlights How The World Rebuilt After War of 1996

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Gabrielle Union’s Clapback Game Is Strong: “Who’s Stacey Dash? Was She On Roc-A-Fella?”

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When Gabrielle Union says “Bring It On”, you better come prepared for the clapback!

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The Mary Jane star recently hit the 2016 Sundance Festival red carpet as she was interviewed on the topic of Stacey “Clueless” Dash‘s recent comments in regards to the #OscarsSoWhite on Fox News. Needless to say, Union pulled out a good palm tree of shade with a side of tea, and baptized Stacey in muddy waters.

Who’s that? Who’s Stacey Dash? Is she like related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-A-Fella?…I heard of a crazy lady once, maybe last week but I don’t know what her name is.

If you don’t see yourself reflected in mainstream awards, you tend to create your own. Until there is no longer a need for that, I celebrate the ALMAs, the same way I celebrate the Country Music Awards, and the same way I celebrate the BET Awards and the Image Awards, which we’ll all be at in a couple of weeks. The more that we focus on inclusion and a true representation of this country, I think that crazy lady will have less to say.

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Last Night In Miami: Dwyane Wade, Gabriel Union, The Miami Heat & more Party It Up with Amar’e Stoudemire

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NBA All-Star and Miami Heat Player Amar’e Stoudemire celebrated his birthday in lavish fashion; party presented by Haute Living and Hublot, took place at famous Miami hot spot Cipriani’s with Miami elite in attendance.

On Sunday November 15th, 2015 Miami Heat Player Amar’e Stoudemire threw a star studded birthday event, pulling out all the stops to make his party an ‘all things luxury’ bash.

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The upscale event, presented by Haute Living and Hublot was also sponsored by Zacapa Rum and Bertaud Bellieu. Decadent from top to bottom, the event had a Ferrari in the dining room, new model La Ferrari Hublot watches on display, a custom on site cigar roller provided by Fuente Cigars was present, and Basquiat ‘King Pleasure’ candles filled the room with the baller’s favorite scent, an ode to his love for contemporary artist Basquiat, Amar’e gifting the same candles to each of his guests in attendance.

The power forward was joined in celebration by Miami’s elite including fellow teammates Dwayne Wade and wife Gabriel Union, Chris Anderson and Udonis Haslem, Team coaches Eric Spolsotra and Pat Riley, Miami Heat team owner Mickey Arison, as well as other guests such as South Beach Mayor Philip Levine and Ballers Cast members Donovan Carter, Arielle Kebbel, Diddy’s Mother Janice Combs aka Mama Combs, Retired Miami Heat Player Alonzo Mourning, Artist Ace Hood and more. The Miami Heat team owners and players chipped in, with the help of event sponsor Hublot, to present Amar’e with a special edition Miami Heat Watch custom made by Hublot.

Photos by Loamis Rodriguez & Seth Browarnik of WorldRedEye.com and Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Haute Living

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