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Hot on the heels of directing Straight Outta Compton, F. Gary Gray is putting the fate of “The Fast & Furious” franchise in his hands. So was there any pressure? The veteran director told us there was definitely a little pressure taking on Fast 8, and also revealed what he wanted to do differently.

“There’s always pressure, I put pressure on myself to do ‘Compton’,” he explained. “This is a multi-million dollar franchise with a global audience and they expect certain things. I have a very specific approach to film making and I wanted to put my spin on it.”

Thankfully Gary had already worked with mostly everyone in the film on previous projects like Charlize Theron & Jason Statham (Italian Job) and Vin Diesel (A Man Apart).

“Over time, they’ve grown as artists and I like to think I’ve grown as an artist and now we are sharing that and you get the benefit of the that in The Fate of the Furious,” he said. “I think this time you will see next level performances and a different level of humor than you’ve seen before. ”

Oh, and then there’s Dominic Torretto going rogue!

“Chris Morgan, who is the writer, really came up with something different,” said Gray. “Between Vin and Chris, I think they did a good job at saying it’s time to put this franchise in another zone. If you are going to tell the story, don’t just tell it; let’s make it really, really compelling … I think it was a strong choice.”

The Fate of the Furious hits theaters April 14th.

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Dr. Heavenly Explains Her ‘If My Husband Cheated He Didn’t Mean To’ Philosophy



Dr. Heavenly Kimes has an interesting philosophy on cheating … but then again we’re not surprised.

If you watch Married To Medicine then you know the successful Atlanta, GA dentist dotes on her husband, who she affectionately calls “daddy” and the two have a pretty solid marriage.  So much so, that Kimes believes if he ever cheated on her he didn’t mean to do it.

Kimes made that proclamation after news broke that Dr. Jackie’s husband was having an affair, and of course she had the ladies scratching their heads. HipHollywood sat down with her to get more insight on her viewpoint. Here’s what she had to say.

“I said something that I think a lot of people feel but would not say it, because it’s not a politically correct thing to say,” she explained. “I said if my husband cheated he would not mean to do it. I stand by it, it may sound silly, it may sound funny, I’m not trying to be funny, I don’t think he would have meant to do it.”

“I can’t say it was her, I’m not going to put it all on her, but it had to have been something to make that man go that far,” she adds referring to the other woman. “Maybe I’m naive but I don’t think my husband would just cheat on me and mean to cheat.”

To her credit, Kimes is also a certified relationship coach and has been dishing her advice (solicited or not) to the other wives since season 2. She ended her explanation comparing cheating to a person on a diet. The analogy was pretty hilarious, but actual made a lot of sense.

“I like to compare sex to food because they go together,” she says. “If you’re hungry and you know you’re on a diet and you’re really really trying really hard and somebody comes with a buffet of your favorite foods and lays it all out for you and starts putting … you didn’t mean to eat it but you ate it.”

So do you agree Heavenly? Let us know in the comments below.


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