Saturday, May 25, 2013

Omar Sy-New X-Man: Days of Future Past

Director Bryan Singer added some international flavor to the cast of X-Men: Days Of Future Past with the addition of French thespian Omar Sy into the family of mutants. So why the excitement and who is Omar Sy?

Comedian Omar Sy co-starred in the feel-good box-office blockbluster The Intouchables. Over the past ten years theaters in foreign markets have experienced a massive expansion. The film was a huge hit overseas, raking in over $400 million. An American remake is in the works. Most importantly, Omar Sy won the Best Actor Cesar du Cinema, the French equivalent of the American Oscars. He is the first Black man to achieve this victory.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is in pre-production and is set to start filming next month. This will be Omar Sy's first English-language role, however who he will be playing in the film has not been released at this time.

Congrats on the Cesar victory, Omar and best of luck for the future.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Lauryn Hill Sentenced for Tax Evasion

Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty last year to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. The Grammy-winning singer stood in federal court Monday for sentencing. Monday's sentencing took into account unpaid state and federal taxes in 2008 and 2009 that brought Hill’s total earnings to about $2.3 million.

Despite having paid more than $900,000 in the past several days, Hill still owes interest and penalties, the U.S. attorney's office said. U.S. Magistrate Madeline Cox Arleo sentenced her to three months in prison for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Bobby Deen is Getting Married!

Of all the members of the Paula Deen family, her youngest son, Bobby, is my favorite. I was pleased to learn that he's found someone to share his life and successes.