Sunday, December 10, 2006

Fantastic Four [#002]: Four Guys We Love

From The Cocoa Lounge

Fantastic Four [#002]: Four Guys We Love: Jimmy Jean Louis

Jimmy Jean-Louis - Actor

We love NBC's latest supernatural drama Heroes. And the camera loves Jimmy Jean Louis who plays the show's mysterious Haitian. Up until last week's finale, Louis stole whole scenes without uttering a word. Too bad we'll have to wait until January to see (and hear) more from Jimmy Jean Louis. Those hungry for more can see him in Phat Girlz with Monique on dvd now.

Fantastic Four [#002]: Four Guys We Love: Reggie Bush
Reggie Bush - Athlete

The old adage "Good things come to those who wait," couldn't be truer in the case of NFL rookie and 2005 Heisman Trophy Winner Reggie Bush. After a mediocre start to his Professional Football career, the New Orleans Saints running back came alive against the San Francisco 49ers, scoring all four touchdowns in the team's 34-10 victory. And all this amidst a nation of critics and fans questioning his talent.

On the field, the 21-year-old Bush is a case study in patience and hard work, and off the field we can't help studying this strapping young man with our eyes. He definitely makes the grade.

Fantastic Four [#002]: Four Guys We Love: Steph Jones
Steph Jones - Musician

It's hard to believe that this talented singer-songwriter wasn't allowed to sing at home as a youth. It seems these days Steph Jones is making up for lost time. His sound--a fusion of alternative and acoustic soul--is as fresh and universal as his Gap-ad image. We recently spotted him performing an impromptu show in Downtown LA where we learned two things about this up and comer: If he doesn't win you over with his charm, he'll devastate you with his falsetto.

Our favorites from his growing songbook: "Mr. Ordinary" and "Look What You've Done."

Fantastic Four [#002]: Four Guys We Love: Ernest HardyErnest Hardy - Scribe

Ernest Hardy has a way with words. Without actually seeing or hearing this celebrated writer, one could instantly recognize his voice on a page. Honest, entertaining and thought provoking, Hardy's film and music criticism has been featured in The LA Times, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Vibe. This year, he published Blood Beats: Vol. 1 a series of essays and interviews exploring film, music and sexual identity from an evolved perspective.

If you can't get to your nearest newsstand to pick up Hardy's extended works, the next best thing is a mouse click away--his blog.


Anonymous said...

Lovin me some Reggie Bush. Smokin photo!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I've always thought that man from Monique's movie is sexy. Reggie Bush is so fine but soooo young. That's jail bait right there!

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting on the Cocoa Lounge to add me to this list. ha ha ha. I'm fine... and black.

The Cocoa Lounge said...


We understand how you feel. There's few things more beautiful than black love. But, to us, it's unfair to deny the talents of an individual based solely on their personal lives.

If we learn that a guy is out making negative statements about black women, they'll never be seen on the site. each his own, you know?

Anonymous said...

Steph Jones looks like he's Chris Brown's twin brother and both of them are lookas.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I grew up with Reggie Bush. I'm a few years older but I remember him being a smart kid, hopefully he stays level headed.

The Cocoa Lounge said...

For those insatiable Reggie Bush fans, he is featured in Ciara's new video, Like A Boy. There's a link on Yahoo Music.

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