dailyphoto0807228.jpgMeagan Good: Rock Solid Character
Meagan Good isn’t the breathy vixen her pictures suggest she is. Her delicate beauty and dripping sensuality are just the shell of a woman whose character is rock solid. In a world where dropping the right names can extend your shelf life and affiliation is everything, the Hollywood sweetheart isn’t Hollywood at all. In fact, she clings to her autonomy from the very things that increase her visibility. “I’ve made it a point to stay away from computers and [Web] sites,” she says. “I tell my family and friends if they hear something negative about me, just don’t tell me because I don’t internalize it, but I’m a really sensitive person and it will hurt my feelings. I just don’t understand why people would say hateful things about a person they’ve never even met.” Luckily for Good, there are better things to occupy her mind—like her role in Mike Myers’ new comedy The Love Guru (June 20). She plays Prudence, a woman in relationship turmoil with her NHL hockey star husband, Darren Roanoke, played by Romany Malco (The 40-Year-Old Virgin). (Continue Reading…)

Tavis Smiley Isn’t Giving Obama a Free Pass
Tavis Smiley is all wound up. His voice is rough from too much vocalizing, but the host of public television’s “Tavis Smiley” talk show and public radio’s “The Tavis Smiley Show” is on an oratorical roll about race, politics, and his fellow African-American, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. “There is no such thing in America as race transcendence, and Obama’s going to find that out real soon,” says Smiley, leaning into his words. As he sermonizes, he sheds suit jacket, tie and belt in succession, getting comfy in his spacious suite at KCET in Los Angeles after taping two installments of “Tavis Smiley” (Monday-Friday in various time-slots on PBS stations). Despite the peaceful vibe inside his sanctuary, with its African masks and scented candle, Smiley frowns. “There’s no such thing as ‘post-racial’ in America, because if you push the envelope too far, you’re going to hear about it.” (Continue Reading…)

Haitians Recycle to Survive
Haitians facing widespread unemployment or a minimum wage of less than US$2 a day are turning to the junk that litters the streets for survival. Thousands of Haitians amass and haul scrap metal, plastic bottles, even abandoned cars to recycling plants such as GS Industries SA, one of the capital city’s largest, where they are melted and exported to countries throughout the Americas and Asia. (Continue Reading…)

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