Actor Sandra Bullock Tops Forbes List: Denzel Washington co-hosts Nobel Peace Prize Concert: R&B Superstar Trey Songz Lighting up the Charts
Sunday, December 5, 2010

By Quassan Castro-Entertainment Editor

Toping Forbes list of highest paid Hollywood actresses are Kristen Stewart, Angelina Jolie, and Jennifer Aniston. Making the top of the list was Sandra Bullock, grossing 56 million from the success of Blind Side.
Actor Denzel Washington is set to co-host the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway. "I am honored to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Concert this year and participate in this historic and momentous event to help spread the message of global peace," said Academy Award-winning actor Washington in a recent statement. The legendary Herbie Hancock is amongst the event performers.
Passion, Pain & Pleasure marks the fourth album for R&B sensation Trey Songz. The album has been lighting up the charts with Bottoms-Up featuring Nicki Minaj. Songz has proven that he has staying power with six chart-topping singles. Songz joins the fashion world as he was chosen to be apart of Rocawears’ NEXT campaign. The campaign celebrates diversity and uniqueness aimed at elevating fashion to the next level. Couldn’t you see Trey Songz starring in a role portraying LL Cool J?
On the Oprah Winfrey Show, veteran Actress Barbara Streisand revealed her request to remake The Way We Were was turned down by Robert Redford. Redford also appeared on the same show. The daily express quoted the actor as saying he felt the movie should be left alone.
The multi-faceted Willow Smith credits her successful rise to her parents, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith. She recently told Just Jared "Mommy and Daddy inspired me to be a performer. I get my flow from Daddy, my singing ability from Mommy, and the camera stuff from both," Willow, 9, says. "That's just what happens when you hang out with the Smiths!"  It’s hard being a young entertainer given the demands placed on performers, though with the right guidance, it’s possible to remain grounded. Enjoy your Holiday!

Quassan Castro is an entertainment writer. He frequently writes for Essence Magazine On-line and Heart and Soul Magazine on-line.
Quassan also authored, a classic literary piece that appeared in several English Composition textbooks. Quassan is gearing to publish his first, realistic edgy novel geared toward teens.

This column was printed in the December 5, 2010 - December 18, 2010 edition.


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