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Why Sheryl Underwood Turned Down 2001’s ‘Queens Of Comedy’

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Cheryl Underwood is known as one of the entertainment industries top African American comediennes. So why didn’t we see television host on the classic Queens of Comedy movie alongside Sommore, Adele Givens, Hayes, and Mo’Nique? Underwood explained it all on Thursday during The Talk’s secret week.

“There’s a conference call. I dialed in [and] I hear Sommore, Adele Givens and Laura Hayes all talking about me,” the 50-year-old said. “I hear discussions about my appearance. I hear discussions about my ability.”

She continued, “I was startled and hurt, but I have to say this, I was so shocked and hurt that I could not un-mute my phone and say, ‘Hey b*tch I hear you! I stayed on all of the call with my phone on mute, and I took take notes. Rarely would we hear someone talking about us and saying what they truly feel about us.”

Underwood said that she was “bruised” but not “broken.”

She added, “To this day, they do not know I was on this call … I know you’re probably thinking, why am I saying this now. Because I’m right where I belong.”

The Queen’s of Comedy was a spin off of the 90’s Kings of Comedy, which starred Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac.

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  1. Infinity

    September 19, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    This was POWERFUL and beautiful! Her maturity, class, and restraint in handling that situation is a textbook instruction on how to remain focused on your goals and not be distracted by others opinions. GOD had bigger and better plans for Sheryl; who ended up the ultimate success in the end! Much love, respect, and abundant blessings Sheryl xoxo!

  2. tanka

    September 19, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    never heard of those two women and Sheryl is on TV. Massive Burn!

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‘It’ Review: How Scary Is It?

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As one can imagine, It is scary as sh*t.

The big screen adaptation has all the scares from the classic novel and the TV miniseries, following Pennywise as he haunts the small fictitious town of Derry, Maine, popping out of the sewer, snatching kids left and right.

But what makes this one a little more tolerable, in my opinion, is the focus director Andres Muschietti pays to these seven kids, or “The Losers,” as they call themselves.

This time around, we really get to know who they are, understand their stories and personalities, and they are quite lovable and hilarious, riding around on their bikes during their summer break, chasing down a horrifying monster.

Unlike the TV miniseries, Muschietti (known for horror flicks like Mama) focuses on them as pre-teens, not adults.

In a lot of ways, It will remind you of Rob Reiner’s 1986 Stephen King adaptation of Stand By Me … but who cares. You’re going to be relieved by moments of comic relief in between the haunting imagery.

I’d say it’s 50 percent scare and 50 percent story, and that story has a message about your facing fears. These kids really come of age in this film and find out how tough they really are.

You’ll also be pleased to know it’s only 135 minutes long –  but to do so they had to ditch all that vision quest stuff, the cosmic turtle and that ridiculous child orgy.

In the end, that leaves more screen time for Pennywise (and some of his other shapeshifting characters) to scare the crap out of you with his creepy clown face and razor-sharp teeth.

My verdict is go see It (pun intended).

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