Morgan Freeman, out of the hospital and divorcing … And L’Oreal sez Beyonce is au naturale in that picture. Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

#1) Man, is Morgan Freeman having a sucky week or what? First you almost get killed in a car accident, have surgery, you’ve broken all kinds of bones and then the news breaks that you and the misses are splitsville. Fun times.

Freeman went home from the hospital today, while his press flack broke the news about the divorce.

Freeman’s business partner and attorney Bill Luckett broke the news, telling the Memphis Commercial-Appeal newspaper there is a “divorce action pending,” but refusing to give further details.

Luckett added that the actor and his wife, a costumer, has been separated for the better part of the past year.

“For legal and practical purposes, [Freeman and Colley-Lee] have been separated since December of 2007,” he told Access Hollywood on Wednesday.

Freeman and Colley-Lee married in 1984. The actor was previously wed to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from 1967 to 1979.

I’m glad Freeman is recovering though and is going to be OK as heals up over the next six months. He deserves a break. The man is in three movies this year. But I wonder how this will affect the film where he was supposed to play Nelson Mandela, Clint Eastwood’sThe Human Factor?” Freeman is actually the star in that and how often does he get to headline?

But I can’t see Clint shooting it without him. Those old coots really like working together.

#2) L’Oreal has pulled a “Shaggy” and is singing “it wasn’t me,” to the lightening act on Beyonce’s face. They swear she simply showed up looking like Casper the Friendly Ghost.

E! Online has a less ashen copy of the ad on their site, but it’s still pretty jarring.

Sayeth E!:

Today, the French cosmetics giant is adamantly denying that it gave its longtime spokeswoman a case of the Michael Jacksons.

“Beyoncé Knowles has been a spokesperson for the L’Oréal Paris brand since 2001,” the company said in a statement to E! News, after coming under withering online attacks suggesting the ad (on right, above) lightened more than just the hair color of the brand’s famous face.

“We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles. It is categorically untrue that L’Oréal Paris altered Ms. Knowles’ features or skin-tone in the campaign for Feria’s hair color.”

A rep for the 27-year-old Knowles declined to comment beyond the L’Oréal statement.

Decline to comment, eh? The not-so-secret plot thickens.

8 thoughts on “Morgan Freeman, out of the hospital and divorcing … And L’Oreal sez Beyonce is au naturale in that picture. Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

  1. First of all…forget about the whitewash…that ain’t even her nose.Second. Morgan. You disappointment riding dirty with the mistress. Still have love for you tho cause you’s a damn good thespian.Snob. Did you read about some crazy dude plotting on assasinating Obama? I knew the day would come but not this damn soon. Please oh please don’t let that clown be black. *SMH*

  2. The weave is all human hair so I guess that counts…technically.Not so sure such how “natural” all those hours of Photoshop were, though.

  3. When I lived in France ALL of the L’Oreal ads featuring Beyonce were just like this – light, bright, and narrow-nosed.

  4. Oh please. Beyonce is a gorgeous woman but she’s banana yellow. If she was photoshopped, there wasn’t much done. Turn the light up a little, tweak the camera’s exposure a bit, throw some makeup on her, and she’d look like that. Be honest.I think folks are making too much of this. They didn’t pull a Micheal Jackson on her. It’s not like her nose went from wide to skinny or her skin tone went from chocolate to vanilla.

  5. It actually looks like the paler skin tone suits the hair color best – and the ad is all about the hair color. It really just looks like the whole ad was brightened or had very intense lighting and it was a better move for the hair color. Its not like they were trying to advertise Beyonce.

  6. I think that the combination of skin tone and hair color is absolutely horrible. She looks all washed out, what happened to her healthy glow? If L’oreal did lighten her skin: bad, bad choice. I would never buy that color, it would definitely make me look washed out too. Plus, everyone should take note that the Italian vogue with black models only sold out within the hours, the American Vogue continues to drop in sales…

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