Fact: Singer Aretha Franklin, actors SAMUEL L. JACKSON and Nia Long, comedian Steve Harvey, and rapper Ice Cube will mark the 45th anniversary of DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'s "I have a dream" speech when they come together to raise money for King's National Memorial at a Washington, D.C. radiothon on Thursday (28Aug08).
Fact: There was a mini-Boyz n the Hood reunion onstage at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (24Jun08) when the cult film's stars Nia Long, MAURICE CHESTNUT and Cuba Gooding JR. teamed up to present the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist prize to an absent Missy Elliott.
Fact: <p>Rapper Nelly, socialite Ivana Trump and ALFIE star Nia Long play unlikely buddies in a series of new print advertisements for handbag designer JUDITH LIEBER. In the quirky ads, the trio swap travel stories as they show off a range of Lieber bags and luggage. </p>