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'As a black person it's always racial'

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Monday, December 17, 2012    

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Jamie Foxx has revealed that he finds himself facing racial challenges in everyday situations of his life. The African-American actor explained during an interview with Vibe magazine that he is always sensitive about his skin colour.

Jamie, 45, admitted that "every single thing in my life is built around race".

He told Vibe magazine: "'Cause as black folks we're always sensitive. As a black person it's always racial. I come into this place to do a photo shoot and they got Ritz crackers and cheese. I'll be like, ain't this a b***h. Y'all didn't know black people was coming." In the same vein he explained that if he turned up to the photo shoot and there was fried chicken and watermelon, he would also be annoyed at the stereotype.

Jamie also admitted that he feels that he must act and talk in a certain way around white people and in his day-to-day job as an actor. Foxx told the magazine: "But the minute I leave my house, I gotta put my other jacket on and say, 'Hey, Thomas, Julian and Greg.' And I gotta be a certain person. But when I get home my other homies are like, how was your day? Well, I only had to be white for at least eight hours today, [or] I only had to be white for four hours."

Foxx was speaking candidly alongside Django Unchained co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington, who all defended the Quentin Tarantino-directed movie. The project attracted a lot of negative reactions from prominent African-American entertainers such as Tyler Perry.

DiCaprio, 38, who plays a murderous plantation owner said he knew that the film would create controversy because of its slavery themes, but stands by the project proudly. He said: "It is Quentin's re-creation; this character doesn't exist. There's nobody that is documented to do what Jamie's character has done at the time."

— Daily Mail

Whoops!

Eighty-nine beautiful women from all over the world have gathered at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas to battle it out for the much-coveted title of Miss Universe 2012.

The preliminary stage helps to determine the 16 semi-finalists who will be announced on pageant night on December 19 together with results of the ongoing online voting on the Miss Universe website.

'Rounds' at this stage in the competition included posing in bikinis and evening gowns, but unfortunately for Miss Guyana she became a fashion victim of her floor-sweeping evening dress and crashed to the floor in front of the judges last night in Las Vegas. The remaining 88 contestants must have assumed they were all one step closer to winning the Diamond Nexus Crown as the combination of a shiny catwalk, skyscraper heels and a floor-skimming gown proved disastrous for the pretty South American. The pageant began as a local 'bathing beauty' competition spearheaded by Catalina Swimwear in Long Beach, Califiornia and is now an international annual tradition.

The contest has evolved into a year-round international organisation that claims to advance and support opportunities for these young women. The competition aims to award women who are savvy, goal-oriented and aware and believes that women compete with the hope of advancing their careers, personal and humanitarian goals.

— Daily Mail

Pink but not tickled!

After an explosive performance at London's Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball on Sunday night there was no reason for Pink to have such a long face — especially while wearing brightly-coloured trousers that reflect her name.

The So What singer was spotted buying healthy food at the PC Green Organic Market in Malibu on Thursday and looked glum, possibly on a post-performance come-down. Pink also seemed somewhat preoccupied as she wheeled a large green trolley to her car, piled high with bags of groceries. Husband Carey Hart and baby Willow were nowhere to be seen as Pink, whose real name i Alecia Beth Moore, hauled the shopping bags into her car.

Less than a week ago Pink gave a typically energetic display as she bounded about the stage at the O2 Arena in a tiny leather skater-style dress — and inadvertently flashed her behind. As she whooshed through the air on a harness for part of her act, her skirt blew up revealing her lacy lingerie. But in spite of her embarrassing faux pas, Pink continued rocking out throughout her performance, even jumping into her crowd of adoring fans at one point.

— Daily Mail

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