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Kerry Washington Stars in ‘Is He the One’

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Kerry Washington Stars in 'Is He the One'

Plus Kanye's next record sounds like a pair of Tims and Elle Varner buries bodies in today's truth, lies and gossip headlines

by John Kennedy, October 7, 2014

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Kerry Washington Stars in ‘Is He the One’

Kerry Washington joins director Malcolm D. Lee's rom-com

Kerry Washington Gets Hitched in New Movie, But Is He the One?

Kerry Washington is leaving side-chick status to Scandal. The 37-year-old actress has been cast for the lead role in Is He the One, a romantic comedy about reflecting on past loves on your wedding day. Kerry spends the majority of the Malcolm D. Lee-directed movie’s runtime getting dressed and ready to walk the aisle in her all-white wedding gown, reminiscing on ghosts of lovers past and leaving viewers in suspense about which one is the lucky man waiting at the alter. Plan on seeing this once it hits theaters? (Date: to be determined.) Say “I do.”

Read it at Deadline.

Kanye West Associate Compares ’Ye’s Next Album to a Pair of Timbs

You never know what to expect when Kanye West drops an album, but according to G.O.O.D. Music associate Malik Yusef, his next project straddles the lines of smooth and rugged. The spoken word poet compared Yeezy’s new output to a pair of Timbs. “This album is different,” Yusef told Rolling Stone. “It’s like a pair of Timberlands; like how Timberlands are not quite leather and not quite suede. It’s not the smooth, slick Chicago music sound we have right now and it’s not the ruggedness of just ‘hip-hop hip-hop hip-hop.’ We’re still working like a motherf*cker. We’ve been all around the world [recording].” The Timberland descriptor that’s maybe most important, though: classic.

Read it at Rolling Stone.

Elle Varner Gets Revenge on a Cheater in “F*ck It All” Video

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned… and wielding a shovel. Elle Varner shows the outcome of a lover’s dirty deeds in her new video for “F*ck It All,” an emotional Pop & Oak-produced ballad from her long-gestating sophomore album 4 Letter Word (out this fall… hopefully). The raspy singer emailed The Fader about the track, revealing that the song is “an exploration into the darker side of my mind… The most haunting thing about the tune for me is that I never break from the light, airy, melancholic melody until the very end. It was a challenge as a writer and singer to stay on one melody and chorus lyric—‘f*ck it all’—and let only the verse lyrics grow in intensity.” See what happens to the dude Elle was, uh, diggin’, in her latest visual.

Watch it at Vibe.

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