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April 17, 2006
Love in paradise with a younger man restores a workaholic (Angela Bassett, above) in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (8 p.m.-10 p.m., BET).
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By Cal Thomas | June 8, 2013
The annual ritual known as the Scripps National Spelling Bee came and went last week, with kids spelling words that, I suspect, many with graduate degrees couldn't spell. The winner was Arvind Mahankali, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from Bayside Hills, N.Y. Arvind is the first boy to win the title since 2008. There is a lesson to be learned from the success of these young people, including the ones who came close to winning but didn't. It is the value of persistence. Arvind won this year by spelling the German word "knaidel.
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By Harold T. Fisher and Harold T. Fisher,Special to The Sun | June 1, 2008
Lance Gross walked the hallway of the historic Charles Theatre to a waiting limousine outside. He was leaving the invitation-only party recently held for fans of House of Payne, Tyler Perry's hit cable sitcom. But before taking off, Gross, who portrays Calvin on the TBS show, posed for photos with fans. They smiled and snuggled against his athletic frame. He was warm, authentic and bubbling over with excitement. DeShaun Reid, 39, of Upper Marlboro is one of the adoring fans who admits to having a mini-crush on him. "He's the sexiest, black, chocolate, young man with the prettiest smile I've ever, ever seen.
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By Harold T. Fisher and Harold T. Fisher,Special to The Sun | June 1, 2008
Lance Gross walked the hallway of the historic Charles Theatre to a waiting limousine outside. He was leaving the invitation-only party recently held for fans of House of Payne, Tyler Perry's hit cable sitcom. But before taking off, Gross, who portrays Calvin on the TBS show, posed for photos with fans. They smiled and snuggled against his athletic frame. He was warm, authentic and bubbling over with excitement. DeShaun Reid, 39, of Upper Marlboro is one of the adoring fans who admits to having a mini-crush on him. "He's the sexiest, black, chocolate, young man with the prettiest smile I've ever, ever seen.
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By Carrie Rickey and By Carrie Rickey,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | September 17, 2004
In Mr. 3000, a fantasy-camp inspirational about a first baseman who gets a second chance at being a team player, Bernie Mac, that prickly cactus of grumpitude, blooms. He plays Stan Ross, a bigmouth big hitter who retired about a decade before at the top of his game. So what if StanM-Fs team was in the middle of a pennant race? He had racked up his 3,000 hits, figured he was a Hall of Fame shoo-in, and didnM-Ft care a f ly ball about the BrewersM-F fate. But just before S t a n g o e s t o Cooperstown, tabulators discover he is three hits shy of landmark status.
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By TANIKA WHITE and TANIKA WHITE,SUN REPORTER | June 4, 2006
The day a bad relaxer product burned unsightly bald patches into Kym Williams' hair seemed to her at the time to be the end of the world. But it actually turned out to be the beginning of a new life. After the chemicals burned her hair and scalp seven years ago, Williams -- now the author of a new book, The Art of Wig Design -- went on a fruitless quest for a stylish, natural-looking wig to cover her suddenly patchy head. "I was in a state of depression. It was horrible. My self-esteem was gone," says Williams, 38. "And I couldn't find a wig that looked natural anywhere.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | June 18, 1993
"What's Love Got to Do With It"Starring Angela Bassett and Laurence FishburneDirected by Brian GibsonRated R*** 1/2With a mountain of polyester hair, a voice like melted chocolate cascading over broken glass, and body language that made her seem to throb like a well-lubricated piston, Tina Turner was a sexual and musical icon of the '70s, a Circe whose siren melded the best of black blues and the hottest of white rock. Who could listen and not respond to that call? But who could know that when this proud Mary of a woman left the stage, her old man used to whack the hell out of her?
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By Peter M. Nichols and Peter M. Nichols,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 11, 2003
With its room for interviews and other opportunities for documentation, DVD can be especially good at catching fresh filmmaking experiences, particularly by first-time directors. "Never let them see you sweat," John Singleton says on a two-disc special edition of Boyz N the Hood (1991) released this week by Columbia TriStar. He was four months out of film school at the University of Southern California, and Columbia Pictures had given him $6 million to make a movie shot in the South Central section of Los Angeles.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | June 8, 2013
The annual ritual known as the Scripps National Spelling Bee came and went last week, with kids spelling words that, I suspect, many with graduate degrees couldn't spell. The winner was Arvind Mahankali, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from Bayside Hills, N.Y. Arvind is the first boy to win the title since 2008. There is a lesson to be learned from the success of these young people, including the ones who came close to winning but didn't. It is the value of persistence. Arvind won this year by spelling the German word "knaidel.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | August 13, 1998
When it came time to cast the title role in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," the tale of an attractive 40-year-old woman who falls for a man half her age, author Terry McMillan knew it had to be Angela Bassett.The highly respected actress was the natural choice: She radiated beauty, she was talented, and the pair had already collaborated on "Waiting to Exhale," McMillan's other book-turned-movie. And of course it didn't hurt that Bassett had that killer body, which had shimmied as the ageless Tina Turner in "What's Love Got To Do With It," a role that earned her an Academy Award nomination.
NEWS
By TANIKA WHITE and TANIKA WHITE,SUN REPORTER | June 4, 2006
The day a bad relaxer product burned unsightly bald patches into Kym Williams' hair seemed to her at the time to be the end of the world. But it actually turned out to be the beginning of a new life. After the chemicals burned her hair and scalp seven years ago, Williams -- now the author of a new book, The Art of Wig Design -- went on a fruitless quest for a stylish, natural-looking wig to cover her suddenly patchy head. "I was in a state of depression. It was horrible. My self-esteem was gone," says Williams, 38. "And I couldn't find a wig that looked natural anywhere.
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April 17, 2006
Love in paradise with a younger man restores a workaholic (Angela Bassett, above) in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (8 p.m.-10 p.m., BET).
FEATURES
By Carrie Rickey and By Carrie Rickey,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | September 17, 2004
In Mr. 3000, a fantasy-camp inspirational about a first baseman who gets a second chance at being a team player, Bernie Mac, that prickly cactus of grumpitude, blooms. He plays Stan Ross, a bigmouth big hitter who retired about a decade before at the top of his game. So what if StanM-Fs team was in the middle of a pennant race? He had racked up his 3,000 hits, figured he was a Hall of Fame shoo-in, and didnM-Ft care a f ly ball about the BrewersM-F fate. But just before S t a n g o e s t o Cooperstown, tabulators discover he is three hits shy of landmark status.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Peter M. Nichols and Peter M. Nichols,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 11, 2003
With its room for interviews and other opportunities for documentation, DVD can be especially good at catching fresh filmmaking experiences, particularly by first-time directors. "Never let them see you sweat," John Singleton says on a two-disc special edition of Boyz N the Hood (1991) released this week by Columbia TriStar. He was four months out of film school at the University of Southern California, and Columbia Pictures had given him $6 million to make a movie shot in the South Central section of Los Angeles.
FEATURES
By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | August 13, 1998
When it came time to cast the title role in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," the tale of an attractive 40-year-old woman who falls for a man half her age, author Terry McMillan knew it had to be Angela Bassett.The highly respected actress was the natural choice: She radiated beauty, she was talented, and the pair had already collaborated on "Waiting to Exhale," McMillan's other book-turned-movie. And of course it didn't hurt that Bassett had that killer body, which had shimmied as the ageless Tina Turner in "What's Love Got To Do With It," a role that earned her an Academy Award nomination.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | June 18, 1993
"What's Love Got to Do With It"Starring Angela Bassett and Laurence FishburneDirected by Brian GibsonRated R*** 1/2With a mountain of polyester hair, a voice like melted chocolate cascading over broken glass, and body language that made her seem to throb like a well-lubricated piston, Tina Turner was a sexual and musical icon of the '70s, a Circe whose siren melded the best of black blues and the hottest of white rock. Who could listen and not respond to that call? But who could know that when this proud Mary of a woman left the stage, her old man used to whack the hell out of her?
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August 16, 2007
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March 13, 1994
Will this be the year Steven Spielberg breaks through and wins big at the Academy Awards? Do you think "Schindler's List" will sweep? Can Angela Bassett snatch the best actress Oscar from favorite Holly Hunter?Rarely have Oscar races appeared more predictable than many of the categories to be presented March 21. But the unpredictable sometimes happens.Who do you think will win? The Sun is offering readers the chance to match wits with the academy's voters -- and Sun film critic Stephen Hunter -- in an Oscar poll.
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