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Unwanted Help

I love Viola Davis and beamed with pride seeing her and Octavia Spencer win for their performances in the summer smash The Help however, I must admit I have never actually seen the movie. I often wonder why the only roles people of color win for or receive any kind of critical acclaim for are roles where they play stereotypical characters. The comforting mothering character, or the angry neck rolling” sista” ie a Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls really the spectrum of emotions allowed by the Hollywood foreign press. Well to say writer Toure took that train of thought and rain with it is an understatement. His riveting piece turns a mirror on Hollywood and begs the question what is it about roles about Blacks are hired help reigns to true in this day and age. Read his article here :http://ideas.time.com/2012/02/02/is-the-help-the-most-loathsome-movie-in-america/ so let us know that you think in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri

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Sag Awards

Last night the Sag Awards were held in Los Angeles  and The Help won big.  Taking home Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and won for their work as an ensemble . We are so happy for Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer read all the winner here :http://www.examiner.com/sitcom-in-los-angeles/sag-winners-full-list and tell us what you think in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri

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The Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press presented the Golden Globes Awards this past Sunday and some of our favorites took home trophies. The handsome Idris Elba won, Best Actor in a miniseries or movie for his work on the BBC series Luther. Octavia Butler won for her amazing work in this summer hit  The Help while her co-star Violia Davis was overlooked in favor of incomparable Meryl Streep for her work in The Iron Lady where she played former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Hopefully the Sag Awards and The Oscars will lean more towards the Critics Choice awards and reward Viola for her remarkable work. Morgan Freeman also added to his award cabinet winning for his body of work taking home the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award. Let us know what you think of the winners and here is a full list of winners from the show here :http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/partial-list-of-winners-for-the-69th-annual-golden-globe-awards/2012/01/15/gIQAXANs1P_story.html?tid=pm_entertainment_pop

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Top Entertainment stories of 2011

As 2012 was ushered in Mediamyxx is conducting our final end of year list for 2011. We will countdown the top ten entertainment stories of 2011.  The biggest story of 2011 was the revelation Beyonce and Jay-z were going to have a baby. When Beyonce showed up on the red carpet at the VMA’s and said surprise the world has gone into complete meltdown from guessing the due date to being outraged by her happiness the world is on baited breath for the arrival of young Carter. Here are the other nine stories that made up the year that was 2011.

  • Adele sells records like it’s 1999
  • Zachary Quinto comes out of the closet
  • Katy Perry ties MJ with 5 chart topping singles from Teenage Dream
  • Kanye West fashion line panned in Paris
  • The Help knocks out the box office
  • Eddie Murphy chosen to host the Oscars, then steps down as host
  • Kim Kardashian marries for “Love”
  • Kanye and Jay-z become “The Throne”
  • Music loses Amy Whinehouse and Heavy D
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