Families around the nation were moved to tears earlier this week when Barack Obama delivered his farewell speech to the people of the nation.
Children gathered with their parents, friends sat with friends and some watched alone as the President of the United States said goodbye. There’s no doubt millions of people around the country will miss the now-former president, including the Hollywood elite.
During the FOX TCAs on Wednesday, several stars explained the emotions they felt watching POTUS deliver his final address. “It was the most brilliant thing ever, most inspiring thing ever. Came out, came in, utter class and that’s what you do,” Star’s Lee Daniels said.
Sanaa Lathan revealed to HipHollywood exclusively that she cried. “It almost feels like a dream … this amazing Black man. He just makes you feel like a better person and it’s even more stark now considering what’s happening with our next president.”
Prison Break’s Rockmond Dunbar chimed in, “I’m going to miss him. I don’t think a lot of people expected to have such a crazy ride and such a drastic change for the worst.”
He explained, “There’s a number of people who believe this change is going to be exactly what they need and they are going to find themselves in a position worst than what they were in before.”
The actor added, “You can hate Obama for a lot of different things, but what you can’t hate him for is his track record.”
Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’
Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.
In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.
Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”
While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark.
She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”
“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”
The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”
Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”
Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.
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