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The Hollywood Divas took over Hollywood Tuesday night to host a premiere party for their new TV One docu-series. HipHollywood was on the red carpet for the star-studded event and caught up with the ladies to find out why they decided to do a reality show and what fans can expect.

“It was something completely different than Girlfriends,” explained Golden Brooks. “Something different than I was doing with my career…I thought this would be a good outlet to kind of sample and test out another side of me.”

Brooks is joined by Countess Vaughn (The Parkers), Paula Jai Parker (Hustle & Flow), Elise Neal (The Hughleys) and Lisa Wu (Real Housewives of Atlanta) on the series.

Wu, told us many people may wonder why she’s on a show following the lives of beloved Hollywood actresses, but she got her start writing for TV and acting before becoming a housewife. “I’m back home doing what I love, so people get to see me in another light which was a lot of fun … I’m amongst my peers and it feels great.”

And while the ladies had lots of fun, Parker told us there was a little drama along the way, especially when it came down to working on a short film she was directing. “We all came for each other at one point,” laughed Parker. “Trying to get five divas together is like a conundrum, like it doesn’t make sense , it’s an oxymoron, but I was able to do it, through patience, God and divine order.”

You can catch the Hollywood Divas every Wednesday night at 10pm et/pt on TV One.

 

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

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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 crises around the world, and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genus behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard Butler, 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 its core, it’s like, listen, ‘We gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

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

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural 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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