Considering the staggering amount of love that’s been made to “Forever,” it makes sense that Chris Brown’s film career would eventually head out into romantic territory. As of this week, Brown has officially joined the production of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, the rom-com based on the Steve Harvey‘s best-selling relationship book. We haven’t read it ourselves, but we have to assume most of the advice has to do with dating men with thick, luxurious mustaches.
Headed our way April 6, 2012, the film reportedly follows “four interconnected and diverse friends [that] have their love lives shaken up after the women they are pursuing buy Steve Harvey’s book and start taking his advice to heart. When the band of brothers find out that they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire to use the book’s teachings to turn the tables.” Some of the stars appearing alongside Brown include Meaghan Good, Regina Hall, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson and Gabrielle Union. Actually, this whole film sounds like one gigantic, big-budget commercial for Harvey’s dating book. Fine with us; we’d always rather just see the movie.
In the past, jilted spouses of celebrities often had to go through the trouble of publishing a tell-all novel. Today, if they have 20 minutes and a web camera, angry wives and husbands can ruin their exes’ careers in less time than it takes to watch an episode of Family Feud. In clips posted over the weekend, Steve Harvey’s ex-wife Mary Harvey rants on YouTube about his many extra-marital affairs. According to her extensive three-part video diatribe, Mary describing finding out about her husband’s girlfriend when she opened a package labeled “Confidential” to find a letter from Steve’s mistress and now wife, Marjorie. So, his mistress mailed him with written proof of their affair? Looks like Steve wasn’t exactly interested in Marjorie’s intellectual capabilities, if you get our drift.
Mr. Harvey is currently marketing himself as a dating guru with his books “Straight Talk, No Chaser” and New York Times best-seller “Think Like A Lady, Act Like A Man,” or as he’ll have to rename it, “Think Like A Pig, Act Like A Dirtbag.” Reportedly Harvey tweeted a response over the weekend, scoffing “I don’t respond to lies….God just keeps blessing and covering me….ISAHIA 54:17.” Given the stack of bills Mary shows at the end of the videos, we can only imagine what other dirt she’s planning to dish out about their 10-year-marriage if she doesn’t get paid. We, for one, can’t say we blame her.
You might think it’d be unwise to schedule your NYC gala on the same night the Costume Institute Gala takes over the Met. But then again, you’re not Steve Harvey. The comedian held his 1st Annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani Wall Street Monday, honoring Denzel Washington, raising money for Harvey’s efforts to teach “The Principles Of Manhood” and enjoying a performance by Toni Braxton. That’s all well and good, but what the hell is going on with Marjorie Harvey‘s dress? If that giant-ass bow was an attempt to draw some attention away from the Met and towards this soiree, congratulations! See more photos in the gallery below.