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Spotted: Taye Diggs and Walker Do Disney

31 December 2011 8:00 AM, PST | People - CelebrityBabies | See recent People - CelebrityBabies news »

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Dudes at Disneyland!

Taye Diggs gives 2-year-old son Walker Nathaniel a lift during a day at the theme park on Wednesday in Anaheim, Calif.

After a busy day, the Private Practice star, 4o, soothes his baby boy with music.

“I sing him an assortment of songs,” Diggs tells People.

“[Wife Idina Menzel and I] made one up just for him called ‘Sleep Walker Sleep’ and we sing random songs from musicals in a really slow go-to-bed tempo.”

Related: Taye Diggs: My Ridiculous Dad Vocabulary

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2011: The Year’s Worst Movies

29 December 2011 1:12 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Scott Mendelson

HollywoodNews.com: This time, it’s time to document the worst of the worst in cinema for the 2011 movie year. Of course, while most critics make a point to try to seek out the allegedly best in cinema in any given year, not quite as much effort is made to track down every would-be stinker. As such, I’ve tried to highlight truly terrible films that either ‘damn well should have been good’ or represent something greater than itself via its artistic failure. Anyway, without further pretentious ado, here are the nine worst films in alphabetical order, followed by the absolute worst picture in 2011.

The Art of Getting By

This film so slavishly followed that indie formula I’m always whining about (‘brooding young man solves his problems/comes of age with help of a selfless hottie’) to such a degree that with just a bit of tweaking, »

- Scott Mendelson

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It's "Glee" At Sea As Idina Menzel Joins Atlantis Cruise As Headliner

27 December 2011 4:38 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Idina's big voice coming at you live.

Atlantis Events has just announced that Idina Menzel will be their special guest headliner. The Tony Award-winning beauty will bring that huge voice fresh from Glee to the stage on the Allure of the Seas.

Her role on Glee opposite Lea Michele is of course just the latest success for Menzel, who counts being in the original productions of both Rent and Wicked as signature accomplishments, plus a recent world concert tour. It was in Rent that she met her husband, hunk Taye Diggs. There's no word on whether Menzel is bringing along Diggs for a duet (or just ornamentation at the pool). Here she tells the ladies of The Talk the sweet story of how they began their romance.

They obviously have a fun, loving relationship - kind of a you-scratch-my-back-i'll-scratch-yours, as is illustrated in this appearance they made together on Sesame Street. »

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365 Days, 100 Films #79 - The Way of the Gun (2000)

7 December 2011 11:44 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Way of the Gun, 2000.

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

Starring Ryan Phillippe, Benicio del Toro, Juliette Lewis, Taye Diggs, Nicky Katt, Geoffrey Lewis and James Caan.

Synopsis:

Two men are tired of the path life has planned out for them, so they attempt to kidnap the surrogate mother of a very wealthy man.

“So, you the brains of this outfit, or is he?” asks Joe Sarno (James Caan) in a sweaty café close to the Mexican border during the film’s best scene. “To tell you the truth, I don’t think this is a brains kind of operation,” replies Longbaugh (Benecio del Toro).

Their exchange applies to the film as a whole. There are some cool lines and well-executed action scenes, but it all appears to have been thrown at the wall hoping some of it would stick, the wall being The Way of the Gun’s direction and narrative. »

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TVLine Items: AMC Baddie Spies Nikita Gig, Live! Taps Diggs, Kevin Jonas as Co-Hosts and More!

1 December 2011 1:37 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

All My Children alum William deVry has nabbed a recurring gig on Nikita.

The former daytime star — who was seen briefly on The CW spy thriller last week — tells ABC Soaps in Depth that his role is much more pivotal than it may have originally seemed.

“I’m playing a guardian [named Patrick Miller],” deVry revealed. “He’s the keeper of secrets and a very important pawn in the game of espionage… I’m doing all my own stunts, too: running, knife fights, gun shooting, and blowing ‘em up!” The actor is set to appear in at least six episodes of Nikita, which »

- Megan Masters

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Donald Faison Touts His New Sitcom's Exes Appeal, Talks Potential Cougar Town Cameo

30 November 2011 10:14 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Scrubs alum Donald Faison returns to TV this Wednesday in TV Land’s The Exes (leading out of Hot in Cleveland at 10:30/9:30c). The sitcom, he tells TVLine, revolves around “three newly divorced guys (including Seinfeld‘s Wayne Knight and The Starter Wife‘s David Alan Basche) who move in together — with their divorce attorney, played by Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock from the Sun), as their landlord!” Sounds fun, sure, but does it have anything to offer longtime fans of Sacred Heart’s beloved Chocolate Bear?

Here’s what Faison shared with us about the role he says »

- Megan Masters

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Filling the Void: Looking for the Next Denzel, Sam, Morgan and Will

28 November 2011 10:49 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I recently attended a QandA session with Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, The Adjustment Bureau) as part of the Chicago International Film Festival. The actor, who was receiving an honor for his artistic achievements, mentioned how he felt Hollywood was lacking a leading man of color under the age of 40 and that he was hoping to fill that void. I've recognized this void for some time, but it means much more when supported by a statement from someone like Mackie. But why has Hollywood failed so miserably to groom new stars to replace aging headliners like Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Will Smith and Samuel L. Jackson? It's clear to me the void doesn't exist for lack of talented contenders. But is Mackie our best bet to fill that void? He certainly has been on fire lately, landing roles in Real Steel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Gangster Squad, just to name a few. »

- Kevin Blumeyer

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'Glee's' Idina Menzel on Parenthood, Being Pigeonholed and Her PBS TV Special

21 November 2011 5:02 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Etan Vlessing

Toronto - Stage and screen star Idina Menzel has originated the role of the green-skinned Elphaba in Wicked and Maureen in Rent. And the Broadway belter has a recurring guest star role as Rachel's biological mother on Fox’s Glee. But nothing compares to when Menzel and husband and Private Practice star Taye Diggs had a baby son, Walker Diggs. Photos: 'Glee' 300th Musical Performance Celebration “To me, it was a gift to have this intense love for someone that I’d never felt before, for a child, that makes you feel better than anything else you’ve done,” Menzel said backstage

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Bradley Cooper Adds Brains to People's Sexist Man Alive

16 November 2011 7:18 AM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Bradley Cooper has joined the ranks of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp as People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2011. He follows last year’s winner Ryan Reynolds, who recently divorced actress Scarlett Johansson. Also on this list of 123 men singled out by the magazine are “Twilight” star Kellan Lutz, Liam Hensworth, Chris Evans and musicians Justin Timberlake and Tim McGraw. Actors Josh Duhamel, Taye Diggs, Ryan Gosling and James McAvoy as well as Justin Theroux, also made the list. »

- kgirard@theimproper.com (Keith Girard)

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Video! At the Skyrim Launch Party

10 November 2011 9:44 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

The official launch party of the year's most highly anticipated video game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was hosted by Bethesda Softworks and featured a thrilling performance by Jane's Addiction. Attendees included Christina Aguilera, Lauren Conrad, Taye Diggs, Chris Masterson and Tiffani Thiessen.

Check out footage from the event!

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Taye Diggs: My Ridiculous Dad Vocabulary

25 October 2011 8:00 AM, PDT | People - CelebrityBabies | See recent People - CelebrityBabies news »

Two-year-old Walker Nathaniel isn’t the only one learning new words in Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel‘s household. The Private Practice star tells People that he has taken on an entirely different vocabulary since becoming a dad.

“The most ridiculous thing I have heard myself say is, ‘Do you want your pop-pop, your banky or your baba?’ Translation: ‘Do you want your pacifier, your blanket or your bottle?’”

The actor, who recently wrote his first children’s book Chocolate Me!, says “zerberting” — a.k.a. blowing raspberries — is another popular term at home, as is “nakedy time,” which is »

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Stars Unite to Celebrate 'Art & Soul'

21 October 2011 1:08 PM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

The book "Art & Soul" from Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith features portraits of celebrities who support TheCreative Coalition, as they share personal stories about the impact of art on their lives and on society.

Hollywood A-listers featured in the book include Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, Patricia Arquette, Adrien Brody, Alyssa Milano,Adrian Grenier, Taraji P. Henson, Tony Bennett, Amanda Peet, Kelsey Grammer, Paula Abdul, Tim Daly, Taye Diggs, Samuel L. Jackson, and many others.

The Creative Coalition's arts advocacy programs, »

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John O'Hurley Back for Chicago's 15th Broadway Anniversary

19 October 2011 8:23 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

John O’Hurley, best known as J. Peterman on the hit NBC sit-com “Seinfeld,” is returning to Broadway in the musical Chicago for the show’s 15th anniversary run. O’Hurley first played shady lawyer Billy Flynn on stage in 2006, and will reprise the role from Nov. 1 through Nov. 11 in a limited engagement. Among the many celebrities who have appeared in the show during its long run are Usher, Michael C. Hall, Jerry Springer, Kevin Richardson and Jeff McCarthy. Female performers include Melora Hardin, Rita Wilson, Melanie Griffith, Taye Diggs, Chandra Wilson, Ashlee Simpson, Leigh Zimmerman, Samantha Harris, Marilu Henner, Christie Brinkley and Sofía Vergara. »

- kgirard@theimproper.com (Keith Girard)

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Giving Back: Help Fund Brain Cancer Research…Buy The Beauty Book Featuring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum

15 October 2011 8:58 AM, PDT | Channing Tatum Unwrapped | See recent Channing Tatum Unwrapped news »

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Last year, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and hubby Channing Tatum participated in a charity photo shoot with celebrity photographer Darren Tieste for a project called “The Beauty Book“.

During the shoot, Jenna tweeted this with an exclusive photo of the couple from the shoot…

“At a photo shoot for a brain cancer charity book…with the hottie-oops I mean hubby…Go to www.thebeautybook.org and check out the brain cancer charity book!”

“The Beauty Book” is a hard cover coffee table book that will be released in mid-November with images of your favorite celebrities, musicians, and top models. The goal of the book is to raise awareness and money to help support people fighting Brain Cancer.

“The Beauty Book” has the support of some of the biggest identities in the world who have all been photographed for this cause. In addition to Chan and Jenna, you will find celebs like Amy Adams, »

- Channing Tatum Unwrapped

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'Steel Magnolias' Getting An All Black Remake On Lifetime

11 October 2011 2:47 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Today seems to be a good one for random sequel/remake news. In case you missed it "The Best Man," a 1999 comedy you forgot about starring Taye Diggs, is now getting a sequel more than a decade after the fact, but that's not all. Deadline reports that the 1989 dramedy "Steel Magnolias" is now getting a remake--with an all black cast. Just to refresh your memory, "Steel Magnolias" itself was based on the play, and it gathered up a pretty impressive cast at the time including Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts to… »

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Sequel To 1999 Taye Diggs Comedy 'The Best Man' Is Happening For Some Reason

11 October 2011 7:39 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Listen, we get it. It's far easier for studios to develop spinoffs, sequels and prequels based on pre-existing characters and franchises rather than (god forbid) throwing money behind original, new ideas. But even with that knowledge, Hollywood can still surprise us as Deadline reports that Universal is getting a sequel to the 1999 Taye Diggs comedy "The Best Man" underway. Yeah, we don't remember that movie either and we're not sure anybody is asking for new one, but whatever, right? Proving that half of the work in Tinseltown comes from handshakes at dinner, the idea apparently came out when director… »

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'Cougar Town' Busy Philipps hoping for Taye Diggs cameo

11 October 2011 7:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Busy Philipps has revealed that she would love Taye Diggs to guest star on Cougar Town. Laurie, Philipps's character in the ABC comedy, is a big fan of the Private Practice star and the actress explained that she would enjoy working with him. "I would love Taye Diggs [to come on the show]," she told E! Online. "I would love it. I love that my character is obsessed with him." Philipps continued: "I keep trying to pitch it. I'm like, 'Look, (more) »

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1999 Dramedy Best Man Getting Sequel You Didn't Ask For But Are Totally Okay With

10 October 2011 3:00 PM, PDT | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

Twelve years after critics found it to be totally decent (and refreshingly stereotype-free) and audiences made it a solid $34M box office hit, the 1999 Taye Diggs vehicle Best Man will be getting a sequel! So if you've been holding your breath to find out what happens after interpersonal secrets and scandals among friends come to a head on one dramarama-filled wedding day, you're in luck. Writer-director Malcolm D. Lee is set to script and helm Best Man 2 for Universal, and reportedly got the idea after a cast reunion dinner; take that as good indication that the likes of Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Nathan, and Nia Long might reprise their characters. [Deadline] »

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It’s No ‘Bridesmaids’ Sequel: Universal Setting Up Second ‘Best Man’

10 October 2011 2:41 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Today in “I’m sorry, what?” sequel news, Deadline Greendale reports that Universal Pictures has decided to go ahead with a sequel to 1999′s The Best Man. As if that news was not already somewhat bizarre enough (or at least flat-out unexpected), the Deadliners seem to think this is in direct response to the studio’s desire for a Bridesmaids sequel, a quest that has apparently left the Universal executives so desperate for a wedding-based property that they’ve thrown dry rice at their entire library of nuptial-themed flicks and given a sequel greenlight to whichever one collected the most grains. Apparently. No matter what the process was for the studio to pick this particular film for another go-round, they’ve reportedly set the film’s original writer and director, Malcolm D. Lee (Undercover Brother, Roll Bounce, and Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins), to write, direct, and produce the sequel. Lee seems set on bringing back the film »

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The Best Man Sequel Moves Forward at Universal

10 October 2011 2:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures is planning a sequel to its 1999 comedy The Best Man. Malcolm D. Lee, who wrote and directed the original, will return to write and direct the sequel.

The Best Man starred Taye Diggs as Harper Stweart, who is asked by his best friend (Morris Chestnut) to be the best man at his wedding. Unfortunately, Harper's semi-autobiographical novel is about to come out, where he describes sleeping with his best friend's bride-to-be (Nia Long). Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, and Sanaa Lathan also starred in The Best Man, which marked Malcolm D. Lee's writing and directorial debut.

The original cast is expected to return for the sequel. It is also said that the idea for a sequel sprung from a reunion dinner Malcolm D. Lee held for most of The Best Man cast.

No production schedule was given for the sequel.

The Best Man was released October 22nd, 1999 and stars Taye Diggs, »

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