Queen Latifah and Paula Patton

Rumored lesbian lovers Queen Latifah, 45, and Paula Patton, 40, defended actress Zoe Saldana from critics of her role as Jazz legend Nina Simone. Saldana, who is Latina, is catching flack for wearing blackface as dark skinned Nina Simone in a biopic.

“I think Zoe Saldana’s a great actress. So I am looking forward to it,” said Latifah. “She is of African descent, I don’t see why she shouldn’t play the role. I just want to see it.” La's rumored lover, Patton, echoed her sentiments, saying: "Clearly, someone thought she was perfect for [the role as Nina]. She's an amazing actress, she’s beautiful, and you haven’t even given her a chance and you haven’t seen it yet. So I wouldn't want to put that kind of judgement on anything that I haven’t seen, first and foremost, but most importantly imagine being in her shoes and enduring that. It’s not cool, and it’s not right... This was a magnificent woman. Zoe is absolutely an incredible actress, so give her a shot and try to enjoy and stop judging." Patton was Latifah's date at the L.A. premiere of The Perfect Match, starring Terrence J and Cassie Ventura. Don't Paula and the King make a cute couple?
Photo: Splash News

Sean Combs, Cassie

Super couple Sean Combs and Cassie Ventura were the perfect couple at the L.A. premiere of the new movie The Perfect Match held at the Archlight Cinema on Monday. Cassie was dressed elegantly in a gold and black backless Stello gown with plunging neckline.
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Jennifer Lopez, Casper Smart

Jennifer Lopez and Caspar Smart (who is cast in the movie) graced the red carpet at the premiere. Lopez wore a Cushnie et Ochs dress which she accessorized with a Valentino clutch and Christian Louboutin pumps.
Photo: Jen Lowery / Splash News

Karrueche Tran

Socialite Karreuche Tran wore a simple but cute white frock to the premiere.
Photo: Jen Lowery / Splash News

Chantel Jeffries

Hollywood TRAMPoline Chantel Jeffries was dressed seductively in a sequinned Michael Costello jumpsuit.
Photo: Jen Lowery / Splash News

Draya Michele and Orlando Scandrick

Pregnant reality TV star Draya Michele wore a shimmering Katyusha Couture gown. She was escorted to the premiere by Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick, who is her baby daddy.
Photo: Jen Lowery / Splash News

AzMarie Livingston

Raven Symone's ex-girlfriend AzMarie Livingston got all glammed up for the premiere. Livingston's other claim to fame was as contestant on America's Next Top Model and she has a bit role on FOX TV's soap opera musical, Empire.
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  • harley_quinn2.0

    Hollywood TRAMPoline Chantel Jeffries

    ^^^^^
    I have no clue who she is but her outfit is a NO

  • harley_quinn2.0

    What was Draya thinking wearing that dress? Yes you're pregnant but this is all wrong.

  • Jusstlookn

    So many thinngs

    Jlo shoes and clutch. All dat
    Casper her son a No

    Paula we saw the makeup. Hated it
    The extra deep voice, sounds dreadful

    Draya gonna need a lift on them hot water bottles she calls breast.

  • KK76

    Cassie's dress is cute.

  • Paige

    Everyone looks great except the Chantel chick! J Lo is beautiful and so is Cassie Tran and the rest! Oh one more thing...Queen needs to lay off the alcohol. I can see it all in her face.?

  • LibraGirlonly

    That doesn't look like Az Marie. Everyone looks great but Draya's dress is awful looking. J Lo shoes caught my eye. I don't care what Latifah or Paula says I have my own mind. Nothing against the Zoe chick but you should not have to put on black face for an acting role when it's plenty of women to choose from.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I know I have heard Chantel's name before, but beats me who she is.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Queen Latifah is a beautiful woman and I am so proud of how far she has come in her acting.

    Cassie is beautiful, but me no likey her dress. I like JLo's look though. Casper and Puffy look good in their suits.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    So...JLo (who Mariah does not know ) and Puffy...both of their kept significant others....are in the same movie. They were at the same premier?

    Ok.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    @Michele is you in here? Told me I was racist. From earlier post. Cause I alluded to fact that white wimins don't season they food well.

    Oh well.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    A hit dog will holler ??

  • harley_quinn2.0

    What post was it?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Tiny post

    Wait.

    She related to Tiny?

    She should be used to unseasoned food then.

    Nope ain't removing it. Sandra can if she wants too.

    ?

    Michele
    an hour ago
    Excuse me My aunt can cook very well and she seasons her food. Talk what you know and stop being racist.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Hasn't Dana come a long way...Talk about a rap success story...We all know about Will's mean cross over, but youngins don't know La had one just as mean, broke many a ankles #Meta4 But yeah, I'll never forget my first experience with her on set,,,Offered me a blunt, allegedly...Still a major pothead I'm sure(allegedly), but boy has she...What you youngins callin it? Glo'd up? Her glo up game proper??

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Schweet!
    ???

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Awwwe poor Shelly? @Michelle The artist formerly known as Redeemed? is not racist,,,Her taste buds are off? Decades of ass eating have led to an iron tongue? Now who yo auntie is? I know some folks, allegedly?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Az looks cuter as a tomboy. Cassie and Diddy have no chemistry. Her and Terrance looked good in the previews.

  • product of 79

    Love the shade ? auntie...Draya and the trampoline, uh... Nope... Ery body else looks nice tho. Wish Cassie had a different date ?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Do girls go to Dr. Miami and ask for the Kartrashian special?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I'm too much of a heathen to have ever been @DeeDee ?

    I ain't ate no ass!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Big Tif has done well. She has glammed up her image and landed some nice roles. Bessie was a good movie. I even liked her jazz music from a few years ago.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ha! Denzel and his teeth are a meme waiting to happen. So is Crispus Attucks' mama.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Nominated for an Oscar! My girls listen to old Queen songs when try come on, and cannot believe it.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Yeen gotta lie Craig? I seent yo Spiritual hymn Facebook post?? Made a bish wanna come to religion, yaaaaaas?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Queen had dope lyrics. I liked her. And God knows I will rock the remix of I Wanna Be Down just to hear her verse!

    "About yea short, about yea tall, about this big, about this small, about this length, about this width, about this flow, about this gift!"

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Well. I wish I could claim that I was able to brang you to brink of religion babe...I don't do no fire and brimstone tho ? my own great uncle, grandad brother, used to get on that Book of Revelations and scare us to DEATH. My grandma be like who is ready to go to bed? Hell ME. Sound like Jesus coming back tonight acording to Uncle Paul. I wanna be schleep!

  • Jusstlookn

    With ya old arse....in your were allededley on set.. you were her senior. Nevermind.

    Did you get get on casting couch, to braid her hair.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I straight die when yo drunk grammar kicks in????

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Wellllll. I'm always present for Lana. Other than Mariah I'm here for Lyte. So for sake of fandom, I was all about Lyte on that cut.

  • Vonn

    That Hollywood TRAMPoline Chantel line took me all the way out. I'm writing from the upper roooom.

  • Jusstlookn

    Stawp fronting you are a White Lady. Own It

    Dies, dies,dies...like Tom Cruise over and over and over

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I liked the fact that queen hasn't messed with her face.

  • Jusstlookn

    Whew, I front until my crisis hotline can no longer take my calls on my day is still rough...spell allededley. They have blocked my number for rest of the evening.

  • Jusstlookn

    Crispus

  • That’s Interesting

    Of course Paula would say that and it seems that Queen does like to tap dance. That's why her show failed. Diddy seems uncomfortable letting Cassie have her shine. Karrueche is adorable. That's the best I've seen JLo look in a minute, especially after watching Shades of Blue. I wonder if she felt some kinda way about walking the same carpet as Cassie. There are no words for how I despise Draya.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    You make me soooooo sick???

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Not even that dent in her fohead that she spent the beginning years of her career hiding behindst Afrocentric hats??? Good for her??

  • Jusstlookn

    Heifer I seen the IPad, I donthi k it was first generation, So it was this decade. Jeez

    Even I would been tussling with someone.

  • Fendi

    Descendent of Charo, perhaps, based on the outfit.

  • Jusstlookn

    Nobody...

    Sperm holder for Justin B

  • Vonn

    I'm not one to gossip, soo you aint heard it from me...someone in the pic with Paula needs some type of whitening strips for her teeth.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    So...one person up here in particular. Her ass a thorn from here on out I guess? I went back and was reading other posts from today.

    Wtf is her problem? Mad folks done hit me up past few weeks like, ummm do you know her? Why she so damn rough rugged and raw on a blog?

    Hell. IDK her. SHE DONE popped off on me more than once my ownself. What I read tho from today, was totally uncalled for. Mean and full of vitriol.

    All I can say is flag her for name calling. Shyt. Idk.

    Gn.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I like MC Lyte. She had some hits. And she had a radio show I used to catch sometimes that was nice too. My fave old school female rappers will always be Salt N Pepa. Just always loved their songs. Even when my sneaking to listen to my big cousin's tapes self was too young to understand.

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    It won't me cause I ain't even been here. Lol.

    Might be me next week though.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Wait, why folks think you know people? Thought you resigned from your blog-running position when you turned white. I don't get it. *shrugs* Eh, I'm gonna go watch Married at First Sight...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I learnT my lesson after I had to curse her out the first/last time...

    FDB ???

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Hush. I missed cha

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    @ 'em or dap'em don't make me read all that. Smh. Lol

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Once a Blawg Leader/runner, always one ?

    ??

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    The mean girl in my gets a chuckle in me everytime I see FDB written. *snickers*

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    e-white* ma'am

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Schnope FDB

    ?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Imma get like my ex...Camera Man.

    Who hurt you?

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    They making me work. In meetings this whole week can't even sneak and get on here.

    I misseded y'all too.

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    There are a lot of hurt people on here. I'll wait until the next time it pops off.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Excuse me. I forgot she's E-transracial. ??

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    There's nothing mean about FDB. Lol

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Anal...

    Probably act like one of those characters that Anne-Marie Johnson used to play #stickuptheazz ?

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    She is a part of the e-vanilla crew. It comes with e-privilege benefits.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    It is the way I say it in MY head! ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Yes!!! Me too!

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    Did y'all run the % away?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Fugga changed his name

    Sybil

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    What movie was that? Living Large? I just remember Tommy Davidson saying she looked like she directed sex like In, out, in, hump, right, hump! ???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *adds Racial Food Critic to your repertoire*

    ???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Yes!???

  • Empress

    JLo looks high, Azmarie looks a little off, the trampoline looks tacky, Koochie is a cutie, Cassie looks great! Queen is a flirt who likes petite fem ladies, she tried it with my sister who is very petite, Paula seems to be enjoying the attention, look at her smile LOL

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    New day, new me, new screen name? Lol. I'm going to be confused when I get back.

  • Empress

    I think JLo looks high and Paula stays loaded. I actually think Latifah is looking good. Cassie is a 10 in that dress, she is killing it.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :facepalm:

  • stav

    What's so super about Sean Combs, and cassie? She's screwing a rich man, And? There's nothing super about him dragging a young idiotic chick along.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Still talking dumb, so you'll know as soon as you read lol

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    Lol thanks for the heads up

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Bish, you know me? Flag Deez?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Channel, drama, and azmarie outfits are horrible

  • Auditor

    Wow...racist for that? Can't say all cause my mom's friend makes goodt food!

  • howard_student

    I like Cassie's dress, but I find it intresting that Diddy is claiming Cassie's in public. He craves the spot light too I see. Poor Cassie, he better had promised her a ring....

  • Paige

    I agree. I also thought that when I looked at J Lo. The eyes give it away! And Paula being loaded is a given. Paula without powder is like ice cream without sprinkles. ?

  • Oh Tommie

    Ha

  • Jusstlookn

    Told u this weeks ago. Listen Linda

  • Jusstlookn

    Told you.....
    Crazy as than a rabid bat, talking bout they from such and such. Then tried to be dismissive.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Kae is a little cutie pie.

  • Jusstlookn

    It didnt take me too long, but like my granny said in 75. Listen lil girl, every shut eye aint sleep.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ?????

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ????

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I know Nick Garbaj didn't need to go sideways at him with that sideways boody.

  • Yoni

    Everybody looks nice.
    I have a dress like Cassie's........only it's made like the green one she had on a few posts down. :nun:

  • Di Ana

    Evidently the family of Nina Simone doesn't approve, so no Zoe should not be playing the role.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Where is Katt Williams family? His mama still alive? His aunties? Hell Aunt Janeen showed up for Lamar. Wtf man?

  • The Mrs.

    Cassie is absolutely gorgeous! I mean she's breath taking. I love her! I don't know much about that Chantel Jeffries but she a bombshell too! And my boo J. Lo always kills it!

  • The Mrs.

    Wait... Queen Latifah and Paula Patton rumored lovers???

  • Yoni

    To whet?

  • Yoni

    Bren said he was somewhere on another blog gettin dragged to the death. I ain't seent or heard from him since. LOL

  • TeeTee

    I wish Paula would put the weave back in or go for a short cut. Draya looks good... and I love me some Queen... I need a wife - I'm tired of Living Single

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    He do something else or him buying cars for everybody.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I'm not even clicking on the story links anymore. Like watching a train wreck in front of you. Sad.?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Morning Beloveds.

  • Yoni

    Both.

  • Yoni

    I think your investigative services might be needed downstairs.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Good Morning Iyanla!?

  • iWasteTime

    Mornting!

  • iWasteTime

    Good Morning Roses!
    Happy Hunch Day to you all !!
    You know you the Devil, when your eyebrows are horn shaped!
    #GOAT died on March 9th. I still remember it like it was yesterday and not 19 years ago..

  • That’s Interesting

    They did a movie together some years ago with Common. It's pretty good.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Oh yeah. Katt not getting out of jail anytime soon.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    One of my movies I watch when it's on.

  • iWasteTime

    I love Just Wright!

  • iWasteTime

    I said that to Hubby this morning. Can no one help.
    Chit can Lil Mo pray for him, something !!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Email it to me. Or a synopsis por favor

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Is it the warm weather? Folks coming out of hibernation and just be stupid. SMH. I would hate to see Katt fade to black over this.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Me too!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Naw. Micah crazy eem when it's cold outside

  • Meme81

    Gm, all. I know Queen knows good and well if Paula Patton was given the role of Bessie, she wouldn't have been fine with it. Paula would've have to wear a fat suit and dark makeup, which would make her WRONG to play the part.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I like common fine azz

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Morning

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Me too. Senior year of high school.Coming so close after Pac, it shook me.

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Paula stay looking high

  • Yoni

    It's downstairs. A poster said that she think her daddy was taken out by a black widow. She needs to find the girls doorter, to see who else the mammy done killt.

  • Meme81

    Mornin'

  • jussaying

    Lol I like Michael Costellos designs. I just don't think she was the right person to wear it. She has way too much boobage and it makes it look cheap. Especially with how her make up is done.

  • KB

    WHOAH! MAN! I wasn't prepared for that, Latifah and Patton. ?

  • NeverSurprised

    Yes she does.

  • Shana

    AzMarie looks much better butch #fixitJesus
    Now 'Is It Me' or does Cassie always look like someone just hosed her off? She looks either greasy or sweaty or something, but not dewey or glossy

  • iSaiditFIRST

    its always some drama with crabs in a barrel blacks. Thank god I didn't grow up with this ignorant mentality. #Westindians stand up.

  • alli

    Man please. Latifah been sold out.. Of course she doesn't see anything wrong with it. Now, Zoe is a black woman but she was not the best choice for the role.. It was kind of like them picking zendaya for aliyah except way worse. And Zendaya was smart enough to decline.

  • Kim

    I just saw a picture of Latifah with her girlfriend Eboni from yesterday.

  • HelloToni

    So Draya wore a gown (awful fit) and her date were jeans and a t-shirt???

  • HelloToni

    JLO slayed. Love her!! Is that Draya's problem..I knew thw dress looked terrible on her and she's so pretty!

  • HelloToni

    Karreuche Tran is such a cutie. Pretty smile.

  • Blue

    Uhh, Orlando, if your girl comes out with a gown on, you need to go back and change into a suit or something. C'mon dude.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    DB something I think

  • The Mrs.

    But where does the rumored lovers come in?

  • That’s Interesting

    I have no idea...lol. I'm saying that's how they know each other and probably why they seem close. I've never heard anything about them being lovers...

  • Genia W-m

    Some people think that Saldana is being picked on because of colorism. For me its not even about colorism but the casting. It was poor casting. Yes, talented actresses can do a range of things but if I were an actress and someone wanted to cast me as Hattie McDaniel I'd say thanks but no thanks. Good casting is Alicia Keyes as Lena Horne, not Janet Jackson. Good casting was Halle Berry as Dorothy Dandridge, not Viola Davis. I suppose they'll get Lisa Ray McCoy to play Aretha Franklin. Hahahaha

    J. Lo knows she can get someone to control. All the men since Puffy have been weak.

    I haven't seen Paula with anyone since her divorce.

  • Genia W-m

    I saw that about Mariah. I was thinking she meant she doesn't personally know her. Meeting someone doesn't mean you know them.

  • Imperfectly_perfect

    Jennifer's starting to look "aged"...does anybody else notice how thick Paula's neck is?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Paula and the king. Sandra you are too much for me lol???

  • @sassypnts

    Zoe don't want no parts of the African diaspora in which she comes from. So I agree with everyone else and the late great Nina's family-get a proud black woman.