5 Reasons Everyone Is Talking About Girls Trip Star Tiffany Haddish
This weekend’s blockbuster success was none other than Girls Trip, a raunchy R-rated comedy that follows four friends on a non-stop trip to the Essence Festival in New Orleans. While most of the cast (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Regina Hall) are already Hollywood favorites, it’s the movie’s breakout star, Tiffany Haddish, who is having her moment in the spotlight. And for good reason: As the shameless, saucy Dina, the group’s most adventurous member, Haddish takes Girls Trip to a whole new level of hilarity. Here’s why she’s the talk of the town.
1. This Is Her First Major Role—And She Killed It.
The Los Angeles-born actress has been working toward this moment for more than a decade, having landed supporting roles on TV shows including The Real Husbands of Hollywood and The Carmichael Show. She caught the attention of mainstream comedian Kevin Hart when she appeared alongside Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in Keanu (2016). Girls Trip is her first major film, giving her the biggest opportunity to shine yet—but you’d never peg her as a newcomer from her performance. And there’s more Haddish is on the way. Be sure to catch her first-ever standup special, She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood on August 18 at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime.
2. Her backstory is inspiring.
3. She’s a Groupon pro.
During last week’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Haddish told an outrageous story about taking Will Smith and co-star Jada Pinkett-Smith on a Louisiana swamp-boat tour. She booked the experience through Groupon, which the megastar couple had never heard of.
If you haven’t heard of “grapefruiting,” you’re probably not alone, but it is evidently a real sex technique according to sexpert Auntie Angel. Haddish demonstrates this controversial act of love in Girls Trip, in what she calls an “educational scene,” simulating oral sex using a banana and – you guessed it – a grapefruit. Entertainment Weekly sat down with the cast to dish out all the dirty details in this video.
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5. Her refreshing personality.
Haddish has undeniable star power on screen and in real life, but it’s the fact that she’s overcome so much and worked hard for her dreams that makes her so relatable. If Girls Trip is just the beginning of what she’s capable of doing in the mainstream, we can’t wait to see what Haddish does next.
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After 7 years as a football Defensive Back Mr. Williamson came on the scene as an actor with a guest starring role as Diane Carol love interest on Julia to be a 70’s Blaxploitation leading man in movies like Hammer and Black Caesar until today’s spoofing himself on Real Husband of Hollywood.
Variety Magazine reveal its list of powerful New York-based women in Media. A total of 10 Black women made the list including Iman who honored for Humanitarian work in Somalia.
2.Misty Copeland: The first African-American soloist for The American Ballet Theater in two decades. She’s a spokesperson for Project Plie, a “Comprehensive initiative to increase racial and ethnic representation in ballet and diversify America’s ballet companies.”
3. Beverly Bond: Founder and executive director, Black Girls Rock! Bond is the mastermind behind projects like Black Girls Rock and “Imagine Future” a documentary which debuted at Tribeca Festival. She recently signed a five-year development deal with BET Networks.
4.Lisa E. Davis: Partner, Entertainment Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein+Selz. She’s an entertainment lawyer with clients ranging from business in film,television, publishing, music, theater and sports.Her clients include Spike Lee Terry McMillan and many more.
5.Wendy Williams: Host, Best Selling Author and CEO of Wendy Williams Prods, which produce “Celebrities Undercover” for Oxygen.
6.Debra Lee:ChairCEO, BET Networks. With breakout shows like “Real Husbands of Hollywood” and “Being Mary Jane,” BET’s original slate is stronger than ever. “As a testament to our quality programming, we received 19 NAACP Image Award nominations, more than any other network,” Lee says.
7.Kimberley D. Harris: Executive VP, general counsel NBCUniversal. Before joined NBCU in 2013 Harris worked in private practice, government eventually taking a post in the White House Counsel’s Office. At NBCU Harris reports directly to Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal.
8. Robin Roberts: Anchor, “Good Morning America." Roberts became news almost as often as she reported on it in the past year, first returning from a show hiatus during which she received cancer treatment then, while acknowledging everyone who had helped her, outing herself as a lesbian.
9.Audra McDonald: Actor McDonald already has a record five Tony Awards, but she might need to make room on her mantel for another as she is currently starring as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day."
10.Sylvia Rhone: President, Epic Records. Rhone stepped down as president of Universal Motown in 2011 to create her own startup imprint, Vested in Culture, it seemed only a matter of time before longtime label maven Rhone would be back at the helm of a major record company.