Monday, January 15, 2007

A 'Say What?' Meltingpot Moment

In honor of tonight's Golden Globes Awards ceremony, I make brief mention of an upcoming movie that will surely cause some controversy. I'm just writing about it here on the Meltingpot because I found it so bizarre. But it's true. In one of those Meltingpot marriages that only happens in Hollywood, Robert DeNiro and rap-star-turned-actor 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) are pairing up to make a movie tentatively titled, "New Orleans."

Now secretly I've always carried a little extra love for Bobby D. because he makes no excuses for his great adoration of the Black beauties in La-La Land, but I never saw him as wanting to reach out to the hip-hop generation. I'm still scratching my head wondering what his motivation is for co-starring with a rapper who has not shown himself to have any great acting talent smoldering under his oversized football jerseys. I mean 50 Cent is no Ludacris.

The movie takes place in post-Katrina New Orleans and delves deeply into police corruption. DeNiro and 50 Cent are partners in the film. I'm assuming that these two icons in their own fields will bring a diverse audience to the movie and hopefully attention to a serious and shameful problem, so I'm not knocking it, just passing the information on.

And that's all she wrote.

Peace Out!

(photos copyright to Paramount)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. Insightful as always, I just wanted to add to your good piece about politics in this country. The growth of the independent party has caught the eye of many because of the dissapointment that the game of politics is causing. Now,if a black man and a woman are going to run this country, they need to present themselves as who they really are, because people, the younger generations especially, are not going to take the b.s. and the lies of polititians from either side of the spectrum.

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