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Rock-T from the Rickey Smiley Morning Radio Show and His Wife Talk Private Dances, Being a Slave and More

[Tweet "Rock-T from the Rickey Smiley Morning Radio Show and His Wife Talk Private Dances, Being a Slave and More"] Better known as Rock-T, radio personality Rocky Turner has one of the toughest jobs in America. As a co-host on the Rickey Smiley Morning Radio Show, Rock-T is charged with one of the show’s most anticipated, high-pressure, nail biting moments—the now infamous Joke of the Day. Okay, for those of you who don’t listen to the show, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But for the Dish Nation star, the pressure to be funny among the likes of Rickey Smiley himself might be a legitimate stressor. Yet, when it comes to real pressure, we think Rock-T’s wife Krystal holds the bigger burden. I mean what girl can honestly do her best seductive bedroom dance when her husband always laughs right in her face… Krystal: Okay, so I’m really not the best dancer of all times. But I try to break it down for him in the bedroom. I will start breaking it down for him, and then he will start saying, “Work it, work it, work it”, but laugh at the same time. [laughs] Now how am I supposed to keep my sexy bedroom dance going with him laughing? BMWK: So, Rock-T, on a scale of 1 to 10, how do you grade her on her dancing? Rock-T: Dancing-wise, well, it’s a 10 because when we’re swinging out [editor’s note: that’s like Texas’s answer to Chicago steppin]. She’s pretty fly….When she’s doing any kind of hip-hop dance or anything else, that’s when it goes straight downhill. But, the dancing that she was talking about is in the bedroom, that’s the reason I start laughing is [...]

For ’42,’ a desire to get Jackie Robinson’s era right

Randy O. Williams, Special for USA TODAY Sports9:01 p.m. EDT April 11, 2013 (Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures) Story Highlights '42,' the biopic about Jackie Robinson, opens Friday Filmmakers wanted an air of authenticity to baseball scenes Chad Boseman, who portrays Robinson, went through several months of baseball training Baseball and Hollywood's longstanding partnership has produced a gaggle of movies that have hit and missed when it comes to authenticity. Chronicling Jackie Robinson's struggle to integrate the major leagues provided a unique and important challenge. For director Brian Helgeland and producer Thomas Tull, scouting locations, assembling the cast and training them to be game-ready - in the truest sense of the term - took on a greater import for 42, the biopic about Robinson that opens Friday. "One of my biggest pet peeves is when it is very obvious to the audience that the actors portraying an athlete have never played the sport in their life. And it just takes you out of the moment, " says Tull, also the executive producer of We Are Marshall and a one-time associate scout for the Atlanta Braves. With that in mind, Tull tabbed Chad Boseman - who previously portrayed running back Floyd Little in The Express - for the lead role. He calls Boseman "a great natural athlete," but to be sure, Boseman was assigned two coaches and trainers to get him game-ready. A FIRST FOR FORD: Harrison Ford takes on a sports movie As they got closer to shooting, all of the men portraying players were immersed in weeks of physical conditioning and practice at a training camp run by stunt coordinator Allan Graf, who was responsible for scouting players for 42. The list of secondary roles [...]

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