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Host/executive producer Steve Harvey of 'STEVE' speaks onstage during the NBCUniversal portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

The talkshow host is a five-time Daytime Emmy Award winner and 14-time NAACP Image Winner, so it’s no surprise his success is reflected in his income.

Ironically, he’s achieved exactly what he set out to.

It was so popular that he released a follow-up, , this is the biggest opening for a film that specifically targets African-American audience in some time; that success will likely dictate how (and how often) a predominantly white Hollywood makes films for black audiences.

While we should champion greater representation of African-Americans onscreen, we should not champion greater sexism, homophobia and chauvinism and must challenge the perpetuation of this discourse.

Although much has been said about the way Harvey makes all men into commitment-phobes, babies and leeches, one incredibly offensive aspect of the film has been little discussed.

Throughout the film, the other male characters relentlessly tease Kevin Hart for (potentially) being the victim of domestic violence at the hands of his soon-to-be ex-wife, as if it's shameful for a man to experience abuse.

Being a victim simply isn't "manly." These claims of domestic abuse are never substantiated in the film (and he goes back to his ex), but invalidating his own experience with shame and silencing will continue to make viewers who have been victims of any sort of violence less likely to speak up.

Although it's easy to shrug off the movie's pervasive gender regression as just the product of one man's intensely problematic ideas -- Gawker instructed viewers to make it through the movie by getting drunk -- Harvey's book was a mega best-seller, the top non-fiction book of 2009.

One section of the novel teaches women how to be "girls" again, because it's apparently a man's job to teach women how to perform and respect their gender. ) Harvey instructs women how to be a girl on a date and around the house, which instructs women that they are not allowed to take out the garbage, fix the sink, paint, mow the lawn, drive or pick the date location but are allowed to "make a meal or two." Rather than valuing the ways in which modern women are subverting traditional gender dynamics in ways that are making dating more equitable, Harvey instructs women that the way to get what you want is to "put your finger in your mouth and act like you haven't got a clue what to do or the strength to do it." Much has already been said about the overt "old-school sexism" of Harvey's rhetoric, and I wasn't necessarily surprised to see that translated to film, to watch talented actresses like Gabrielle Union and Regina King force stale stereotypes commit to them.

I expected to not like the film very much -- despite its talented and attractive ensemble -- and to pity the cast as they acted out tropes more suitable as chapter headings than people.

The book refers to them as "strong, independent and lonely," and in the film, Taraji P. Her character, Lauren, is a high-powered COO who (in the grand tradition of female executives in cinema) can't find a mate. Because of this, her partner (Michael Ealy) informs her that she doesn't need a man because she is one.