Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Hollywood Has Spoken: Africa Is Hot!

And I'm not just talking about the weather. Apparently Hollywood - and not just Angelina Jolie - has decided that Africa is hot. Even Madonna has "cast an iced-blue eye" toward the continent. It's officially legit!

As for the Gwyneth Paltrow ad above, I understand that it was for a good cause and everything, but seriously, did they really think it would not be mocked?


Blogger Sangindiva said...

Oooh! First!!

I thought it was just me who
noticed that even Brittney Spears was thinking
of having this new baby in Nambia like Angelina...
Africa seems to be the place to be girl!

August 15, 2006 at 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Africa is the new black?

August 15, 2006 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Nichelle said...

Sangin - No, it's not just you. Let's just hope that something real happens while Africa is in the spotlight as "the place to be." You know how that goes...

Anonymous - Apparently so...

August 15, 2006 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger SmartBlkWoman said...

But that's the sad part of this whole ad promo, Novelista. They really didn't think that this ad would be mocked.

*shakes head*

August 19, 2006 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Aulelia said...

that advert looks ridiculous! it almost is borderline on controversial...when big brother africa was going on 2 or 3 years ago, there was a white namibian guy called stefan and many black africans protested because they didn't feel that he portrayed the true africa. i don't know if this will go down well either.

August 25, 2006 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Nichelle said...

Smartblkwoman and Aulelia -

I haven't heard any more about these ads, so I think we're safe from any controversy.

August 25, 2006 at 1:00 PM  

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