Thursday, July 19, 2007

Angela on Set of "Meet the Browns"

*Thanks to LadyGlen for providing these pictures to the BassettHounds. She visited the "Meet the Browns" set in Chicago looking to hear from Jennifer Hudson until a member of the crew told her, "Shes not here. Thats just a rumor." Instead Lady Glen got to eat lunch with the crew and see Angela Bassett and Irma P. Hall who were "very friendly and sweet." Heres what Glen said about our Angela:

Angela was very nice. She was very professional...sort of in a zone...serious. After she filmed her scenes, she relaxed, waved to us all and let us snap a few pictures. She jumped in a white van and pulled off during the lunch break.

That sounds like Angie alright. No-nonsense when shes working and in character, but when the cameras are off shes her laid back self!! Thanks again to Glen for the exclusive. :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Today is a very special day for our Head Bassetthound. To the creator of Angie B News!, the person who scouted us out to join her in making such a wonderful tribute site, the Bassetthounds want to wish Simonique a very happy and blessed 19th birthday!


Natacia and Amanda
Co-Head Bassetthounds

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Angela and Courtney are Movin' Out!

Do any of you BassettHounds have $6 million extra dollars in your pocket and looking to move? Guess what? The Power Couple is selling their lovely house in Hancock Park!

SELLERS: Courtney Vance and Angela Bassett
LOCATION: Fremont Place, Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $5,999,000
SIZE: 4,828 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Spectacular Celebrity estate in Fremont Place. This home has the perfect blend of traditional elegance & sophistication! 5 Bds, 6 Bas on a 26,595 corner lot replete w/ 2,500 sq. ft. separate 2 room office/guest + bath & full gym w/ hair salon complete this extraordinary compound. Rich w/ orig details, this fabulous home has a gourmet kitchen that opens to family room, formal liv & din room, elegant foyer, master ste w/ incredible bath & closets & park-like grounds. Included is 24/7 security of Fremont Pl.

Read the full story at [RealEstalker]

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Filming News: Meet the Browns

Fox & Hound
by Stella Foster

Angela Bassett & Rick Fox
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Fabulous actress/ author Angela Bassett and handsome former L.A. Lakers star Rick Fox, ex-hubby of singer/actress Vanessa Williams, will be hitting town this weekend to start filming scenes for the new Tyler Perry movie "Meet the Browns." Bassett portrays a single mom raising three kids in the projects with a son who is a high school basketball star. Fox plays a high school basketball coach who becomes her love interest. Perry will also be in town next week, and filming will be done near Clybourn, Diversey and near 63rd & Cottage Grove. The cast and crew will be in Chicago one week and resume production in Atlanta.

*Only Angela could pull off filming two movies at the same time!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Photos: Gospel Hill Filming

Angela Bassett, Danny Glover, Julia Stiles, Nia Long, and Giancarlo Esposito all on the set of "Gospel Hill"Angela Bassett & Jason Klemm on locationAngela Bassett and Danny Glover film 'Gospel Hill'Danny Glover filming a funeral scene (one of the last scenes in the film)Julia Stiles and Nia Long visit with extras during a lunch breakGiancarlo Esposito directing his first film, 'Gospel Hill' Filming a restaurant scene in Gospel Hill
Filming for "Gospel Hill" is more than half way completed. They'll continue filming in various locations including South Carolina until the end of July and release is set for April 2008.

Blogging about "Gospel Hill"

  • Ms. Rhonda blogs about her experience as an extra at [Myspace]

  • Andrew blogs on his role as a featured extra at [Media Mensch]

  • Fort Mills Times reports on how "Gospel Hill" shook up their town [source]

    Wednesday, July 4, 2007

    Celebrate Your Freedom!

    Happy Birthday America!

    Have a Firecracker of an Independence Day, BassettHounds!

    We hope Ms. Angela Bassett is enjoying the fireworks in South Carolina. Shes out of town, filming "Gospel Hill", which makes it a good thing we can celebrate July 4th in any of the 50 United States of America!

    "Celebrate your Freedom and Stay BassettHounds"

    Tuesday, July 3, 2007

    Black Issues Interview

    IF YOU WERE TO ASK ANGELA BASSETT AND COURTNEY B. VANCE "What's love got to do with it?" they'd answer, with heartfelt enthusiasm, "Everything." In Friends: A Love Story (Kimani Press, February 2007), the celebrities describe their first date and their courtship, which laid the foundations of their marriage of almost a decade.

    During the 1980s and later, when the two actors were navigating their individual careers, they first met at Yale Drama School and bumped into each other at house parties and social events in Los Angeles. Neither had an idea they'd ever develop a unique bond. And suddenly, their hearts met, so to speak. Each separately endured romantic missteps, family tragedies and personal insights before coming together as a couple and committed life partners.

    Below, Vance and Bassett discuss the collaboration on their first book, their 18-month-old twins, Slater Josiah and Bronwyn Golden, and the strength of their relationship.

    Black Issues Book Review: Congratulations on the book and the additions to your family. How do you describe your new book?

    Angela Bassett: Well, it's an autobiographical love story. A story that discusses love of self, love of each other and love of the craft of acting ... (And the love of God, Courtney adds.) It's told in a "he says, she says" way.

    BIBR: You've had a successful marriage for quite a few years now. Can you describe the process that you and Angela developed for negotiating projects you're both involved in. Which of you gets the last word when you can't decide?

    Courtney B. Vance: Our relationship, first and foremost, is based in faith, therefore our goal is to respect and support each other. Now with children in our lives, they are our first priority when reviewing potential projects, and how it will affect them. Then we weigh each project on its own merit; and finally we both try never to be working on projects at the same time, projects that would keep us apart and out of town.

    Angela has a Disney animated project she's working on, and after five years of flying back and forth between Los Angeles and New York doing Law & Order: Criminal Intent, I am very content, right now, managing these changes in our household, preparing for our book tour and enjoying my time home being "Daddy" Our marriage is strong because we negotiate with each other and make decisions jointly; this creates a nurturing environment where we can both flourish.

    With this project, Angela and I remained strong and united in the telling of our story; in fact, the process actually brought us closer together.

    BIBR: You both have busy schedules, do you have any time for reading?

    C.B.V.: More than anything right now, we are focusing on preparing the household for these children to grow up in. Because we began our family late in life, our house is not geared toward "little feet" running around. So we have begun the process of re-orienting our house to accommodate these precious jewels! It is a wonderful but time-consuming process, and one that takes complete concentration.

    But our years together have prepared us for the task! And oh, yes, what books are we reading right now? What else--children's and parenting books! Angela is reading the books, and I am surfing the Web, looking for good schools. You know the old adage, "Preparation precedes blessings!"

    BIBR: Are there any plans to write another book, perhaps a children's book:

    A.B.: We've have been asked about writing a children's book. And we've given it some thought. So yes, there's quite a possibility. I've actually thought that one could be based on a little ditty I sing to the kids. "We're sitting in a chair, sitting in a chair, looking out of the window, what's over there, where are we going.... ?" [Angela laughs]. It [the book project] definitely has to be about something that excites children's imaginations and stimulates their curiosities.

    Also check out this video interview: [Coffee with Angela and Courtney]


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