BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 3/1/2012Published by Blair Bedford on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 9:43 am.
1. Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker Breathe New Life Into “A Streetcar Named Desire”
The time-honored play A Streetcar Named Desire is returning to Broadway, but, according to its stars, Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker, the production’s multiethnic cast will bring a whole new meaning to an old favorite.
“It’s never been done on Broadway with a multicultural cast,” Underwood told BET.com. “What we’re bringing to it is the soul … of blackness, the soul of African ancestry … our American soul.” [MORE]
2. Target Stores Yank Cards That Mock Whitney Houston
It’s almost too easy to imagine the number of shout-outs Bobby Brown must get when someone needs to warn a BFF about getting involved with a man who’s no good for her. But did you know that there’s a greeting card for that available at Target? Well, there was, until the store opted for decency over profits and began removing it from their shelves. [MORE]
3. Study: Blacks “Least Satisfied” of U.K. Population
Black Britons living across the United Kingdom are less satisfied with their lives than the general population, says a new survey conducted by the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics.
From April to September of 2011, 80,000 British citizens of all races were asked four questions about their well-being, including: how satisfied they are with their lives; to what extent they feel the things they do in their life are worthwhile; how happy they felt yesterday; and how anxious they felt yesterday. Respondents were given a scale of 1 to 10 upon which to rate their answers. [MORE]
4. 2012 Razzie Nominations Announced!
The Oscars are so yesterday. Now, Hollywood is gearing up for the only awards show that really matters: the Golden Raspberry Awards.
Nominees have been announced for the 32nd Annual “Razzies,” which celebrate “all the films that suck” each year. Winners (if you can call them that) of the awards will be recognized for “Worst Achievements in Film” on — appropriately — April Fools’ Day. [MORE]