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EXCLUSIVE: Laila Ali Calls North West A “Stupid” Name



There’s no doubt that there is a baby boom in Hollywood!

Everyone from Halle Berry to Fergie are expecting little ones and while that’s exciting, the real excitement comes when naming the newborn. Some folks like Tamar Braxton go the traditional route with a name like Logan, but Kanye and Kim made waves when they chose to name their little girl, North West. A few people thought North was cute and unique, but a large number of people thought it was awful…and you can add Laila Ali to that list.

HH caught up with the former boxing champ and she was very candid with her reaction to the name. “I don’t care who you are, that’s just stupid…period”, Laila exclaimed. And she wasn’t alone. Garcelle Beauvais also had some interesting thoughts on “unique” baby names. “I think people are getting a little carried away.”

Check out our full interview with Laila and Garcelle below. Do you agree with them–are you over crazy baby names?


What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Sattelite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind; to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crisis around the world and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genius behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at it’s core, it’s like, listen, ‘we gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of back bone, a message about climate change and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the cautiousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural ills and weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “Integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying ‘here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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