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Michael Ealy Reveals His Biggest Fear and Discusses His Latest Movie Roles: Underworld Awakening & Think Like a Man

Michael Ealy, the exceptionally handsome actor with mesmerizing blue eyes, who has had practically every woman swoon over him including the likes of Halle Berry, is prepping to release major projects 2012. Not only will the handsome star be gracing our TV screens in a new show on USA, but he’s also starring in two films that are set for a 2012 release.

In 2012 Michael will be starring in “Underworld Awakening” and “Think Like a Man.” In “Underworld Awakening,” the 4th installment in the Underworld movie franchise, he will be taking on the role of Detective Sebastian. This is the first time he will be starring in a science fiction and 3D film. In “Think Like a Man,” a movie loosely based on Steve Harvey’s best selling book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man”, hewill be taking on the lead role. Michael will star as Dominic the relationship expert who can’t seem to keep his own love life in check along side of Taraji P. Henson.

If those movies aren’t enough to satisfy your Ealy thirst, you will soon get a chance to see him every week in Common Law, a new comedy on USA, along side of Warren Cole. In Common Law he will take on the role of Travis Marks, an LAPD cop and known ladies man, who constantly bickers with his partner at the department and as a result is sent to couples therapy by his captain. The show will debut this winter.

In an interview with Loop 21, Michael talks about his biggest fear, family and his fight against social media and Taraji P. Henson. Here’s what he had to say:

On his biggest fear and having to face it while shooting Underworld Awakening:
“I’m terrified of heights. The wire work wasn’t very high. We did it all in a parking garage; my wire work was in a parking garage so I didn’t have to go stand on the edge of a building or anything like that. That’s where I get scared”

On what he learned from Taraji while working with her on “Think Like a Man”:
“Taraji--her ability to focus, her knowledge of this business, her sense of humor--I think all of that was really really good to see. Both of us came into this movie as somewhat dramatic actors and it was nice to be silly, to be light, to have fun and to not be the dramatic moral compass of the film.”

On Twitter:
“I have been fighting it. I have been fighting it. I think more than likely, and I haven’t really said this publicly, but more than likely I will be on Twitter in 2012.”

On Family:
“I‘d love to be able to give to my children what my parents were able to give to me. And if I’m blessed to be able to do that, fantastic. If I’m not, then life goes on. You have to do the best you can. There’s plenty of people out there doing the best they can every day. Some people are okay with it, and some people are like no, this is how it’s supposed to be. I do think we have to bring the family back; I do.”

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As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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