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TOP 5 Guys Vixens Want to See Back On the Big Screen

It’s been quite a number of years since some of the men in Black Hollywood, who made our hearts melt and heads turn, graced the big screens in a major film with a leading role.  Of course there are dapper gentlemen who exude sex appeal with great acting skills that we miss. In honor of that VIBE Vixen rounded up a few handsome men we would love to see grace the big screens once again!

Morris Chestnut

Pretty Ricky is what they called him. From Boys In The Hood to The Best Man to The Brothers, Morris Chestnut kept us yearning for more. Beyond his effortless talent; his tall, dark and handsome physique kept our eyes on him in films in which we were envious of the lucky lady who had the opportunity to play his love interest.  And who can forget the looks he gave and that sexy move he did with his jaw. Girl, yes.

We’d love to see Morris grace the big screens once again as the lead actor in a dramatic role or a romantic comedy. But with talks of a sequel to The Best Man 12 years later, our wishes may just come true.
Omar Epps

Who could forget our favorite frenemys Bishop and Q in Juice when Omar Epps debut in his first leading role in a film? And let’s not forget when Omar won our hearts in one of every Vixen’s all-time favorites, Love & Basketball. There’s not a time that goes by that I didn’t wish I was playing the role of Monica that Sanaa Lathan played so effortlessly. Time and time again Omar has given us countless reasons to pay attention with his incredible skills and GQ Swag. His versatility in acting and the ability to take on new genres with such ease is one of the reasons why we want to see more of him.

And as much as we enjoy seeing Omar play Dr. Foreman on House, we’d love to see him grace the big screen once again as a new character in a sequel to The Brothers or in a role that shows off his softer sensual side.

Larenz Tate

Don’t we all wish we could be swept off our feet by a handsome renaissance man who can speak volumes of original poetry? When Larenz wasn’t playing a street banger in a Menace II Society, he was seducing us to the pit of our souls in Love Jones as a hopeless romantic who had a way with words. He has an inviting aura that leaves you wanting more.

Although we haven’t quite had the opportunity to see Larenz  in many films, those that he has appeared in got our attention.  As devastating as  it was when he disappeared from film, we’d welcome him with open arms if he graced us with one more romantic classic.

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer has always been a bit of a bad boy in films and you know what? We love it! When he wasn’t protecting himself from a crazed killer alongside of Brandy in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer or gracing the mean streets of Harlem with DipSet’s very own Cam’Ron in Paid In Full, Mekhi was smooth talking Jessica Alba in Honey. Admit it. Like the rest of the brothers mentioned, he was a hot commodity that we all wanted.

I can’t help but think how much of a great addition he would have been in Takers. We’d like for Mekhi to take a slight break from TV and rekindle the love we had for him on the big screen.

Taye Diggs

When Taye  Diggs stepped onto the scene in 1998 in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, he had many women flaunting their confidence and vibing out to Aaliyah’s “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number.” When he appeared along side of Morris Chestnut in The Best Man, he had us all reminiscing just how deeply intoxicating a forehead kiss can be.

We can’t wait until he reprises his role as Harper Stewart in The Best Man. Maybe this time he’ll be the groom and give a little bit of brown sugar as he jumps the broom with his love interest Robin.

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SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

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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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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