R and B super star Usher Raymond is set to head back to the silver screen soon. Usher is getting ready to play Sugar Ray Leonard in 2014 film ‘Hands of Stone’.
The movie is a biopic which will have Usher re-enacting the life and times of Panamanian boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard. Legendary actor Robert De Niro will also star in the movie.
“You couldn’t find a more stylized boxer than Sugar Ray Leonard. He was an incredible motion guy, the way he moved around the ring, and I think my dancing will make it easier for me to pick up his moves. I’ve been working on familiarizing myself with the ring, sparring and just understanding how to move in the ring” says Usher.
Usher made his acting debut in the 1998 alien invasion movie The Faculty.
NBA basketball player Jason Collins has become the “first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport.” He made this revelation in Sports Illustrated Magazine where he wrote “”I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.”
“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, ‘I’m different.’ If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand” he further wrote.
Jason Collins plays for Washington Wizards after being traded from the Boston Celtics. Former US president Bill Clinton has supported Jason Collins’ decision for coming out. “I have known Jason Collins since he was Chelsea’s classmate and friend at Stanford. Jason’s announcement today is an important moment for professional sports and in the history of the LGBT community. It is also the straightforward statement of a good man who wants no more than what so many of us seek: to be able to be who we are; to do our work; to build families and to contribute to our communities. For so many members of the LGBT community, these simple goals remain elusive. I hope that everyone, particularly Jason’s colleagues in the NBA, the media and his many fans extend to him their support and the respect he has earned” he said in his statement.
Other NBA teams and players such as Kobe Bryant have applauded Jason Collins for coming out publicly and admitting he is gay.
Micro-blogging site Twitter is about to expand. The company has just bought a music discovery site called We Are Hunted. The music site confirmed the acquisition by Twitter. “There’s no question that Twitter and music go well together.” The hashtag #music is on display on the newly created site music.twitter.com.
Celebrity host Ryan Seacrest confirmed the existence of the new music app by Twitter. “Playing with @twitter’s new music app (yes it’s real!)… there’s a serious dance party happening at idol right now” tweeted Ryan Seacrest. The music app will soon be announced by Twitter.
Since its creation 7 years ago, Twitter has accumulated 200 million users worldwide, who send an average of 400 million tweets – every 24 hours.
We are pretty sure you’ve encountered a ‘Harlem Shake’ video on the internet. In case you haven’t let’s break it down for you. In May 2012, an American DJ and producer by the name of DJ Baauer released a song called the ‘Harlem Shake’. The song was not a commercial success. However in February 2013 when five teenagers from Australia recorded and uploaded a video called ‘The Sunny Coast Skate’ which featured the ‘Harlem Shake’ track a new internet sensation was born. Like that the song took the form a meme (concept that spreads from person to person via the Internet) and has spawned countless of other memes featuring the track ‘Harlem Shake’.
The first Harlem Shake video
Today we give to you the funniest ‘Harlem Shake’ videos on the internet that we could find.
1) NASA Scientists- You would think scientists at NASA would be busy finding out if truly aliens exist. The geeks in Houston had some other things they felt they could do with their time like doing the Harlem Shake.
2) University of Georgia’s Swimming Team- This perhaps is the coolest Harlem Shake video. 6 swimmers underwater going loco to DJ Baauer’s smash tune.
3) The Norwegian Army- Soldiers are meant to be serious and business like, never fooling around. Well some Norwegian soldiers must have felt bored on the day they did the Harlem Shake. P.S Didn’t they freeze in that cold?
4) Miami Heat- The Miami Heat is surely having a good season, so good a season in fact that players such as Lebron James and Dwayne Wade can take time out to fool around in the locker room. Their Harlem Shake is ghetto fabulous.
5) Newscasters- Hey, who says the people reporting about the Harlem Shake can’t get in on the fun. Hope there was no breaking news while they were filming this?
Pryse comes out after a mini hiatus from her debut feature on MI’s IM2 mixtape. The Punchline queen just came back from lunch time seen…your thoughts?