The Best Man Holiday is finally in theaters! And by all accounts the sequel, nearly 15 years in the making, is expected to do well at the box office, especially with an ensemble cast that has collectively generated millions of box office dollars and fan power over the years. But since their star turns in 1999, some of the actors have generated more than others, let’s be honest.
The Best Man Holiday (out Friday) marks the return of a dynamic ensemble, nearly 15 years after we first met them. Much like our obsession with real-life celebrity cliques, we watch movies largely to live vicariously through groups of fictional pals and their interesting antics. And a wedding party full of secrets is no exception.
Somehow, we forgot about this Terrence Howard factoid: The Best Man Holiday star became a grandfather when his 18-year-old daughter, Aubrey, gave birth to baby Hazel last December 26. When our own Kate Spencer sat down with Howard and co-star Melissa de Sousa to ask about what has changed in their lives since the best man came out nearly 15 years ago, he surprised her with the strangest thing we’ve ever heard a grandfather say:
Love & Hip Hop’s Yandy Smith recently got “all up in the business” of the Best Man Holiday cast, as they gave updates about where the characters are picking up 15 years after the 1999 hit movie The Best Man left off. Who better to get everyone caught up on where Harper, Jordan, Lance, Julian, Robin, Mia, Candy and the rest of the gang are now, than someone just as used to on-screen drama?
Wait, it’s holiday movie season already? At The Best Man Holiday red carpet premiere in L.A. on Tuesday night, some of the stars embraced this fact whole-heartedly, wearing sparkling silver, glittery blue and delicious red (Morris Chestnut’s velvet blazer is amazing, but boys, don’t try this at home). Some went a little far in this theme (Lil Mama, how we love you). Others ignored the season entirely (looking at you, Claudia Jordan), or simply went with the great style that’s always worked for them (Taye Diggs and his bow ties 4ever). And then there was Terrence Howard, in a category all his own (multiple handkerchiefs, jaunty hat — what could go wrong?).
Is Prince Harry taking over the United States of America? What vehicle did Terrence Howard just lose in his divorce? All this, plus an exclusive clip from the new Mark Ruffalo and Jesse Eisenberg movie, Now You See Me.
Terrence Howard has always been a big ol’ weirdo. Remember when he told Elle that a woman using dry toilet paper was a dealbreaker (“If she doesn’t make the adjustment to baby wipes, I’ll know she’s not clean.”)? And then there was the time he told Fighting co-star Channing Tatum that if he was ever jailed, he’d break out using acid from his, um, feces. Now, in a pervy overshare with Movie Fanatic, the Oscar nominee gushes about his love scenes with co-star Oprah Winfrey. Read more…
Just in time for Martin Luther King Day, we have for you an exclusive red band trailer of the movie specifically designed to offend people of all races, creeds and sexual orientation, Movie 43. In the most hilarious way, of course, because that was MLK Jr.’s dream, right? When the first trailer came out, we pointed out the things we couldn’t help but laugh at, even though we knew we really shouldn’t. This new trailer includes many of those again — Anna Faris‘ indecent proposal to Chris Pratt, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber bullying their home-schooled teen, Terrence Howard’s totally racist basketball coaching technique — and a couple of other jems, namely:
- Kieran Culkin and Emma Stone debating which of the Golden Girls was “the slutty one.”
- Elizabeth Banks pointing out to Josh Duhamel that their cartoon cat masturbates to pictures of him.
Ew. But jeez, can you blame him?
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There are so many hilariously offensive lines and scenarios in the trailer for Movie 43, we’re having a hard time imagining how many more will fit into the full-length movie. It’s a veritable Scary Movie for the PC crowd. After watching it a couple of times, we’re a little more immune to the shock. Our innocent ears can now fully embrace the humor. Here, for your cataloging pleasure, is a list of all the terrible (amazing) things these stars do and say:
- Anna Faris asks real-life husband Chris Pratt, “Will you poop on me?”
- Emma Stone asks Kieran Culkin, “How’s your HPV?”
- Halle Berry blows out a blind kid’s birthday candles on a dare.
Jennifer Hudson may not have won the third season of American Idol many moons ago, but she is definitely winning in her life as it stands now. J. Hud is one of the rare singers whose acting chops come closely equal to her powerful voice. When word spread about her role as Winnie Mandela in the biopic Winnie, we were excited to see what the Oscar winning singer could do with the role of the anti-apartheid historical figure. Alongside Terrence Howard who plays Nelson Mandela it looks like J. Hud may have nailed it. Read more…