Jamie Foxx Saves a Life | ‘Straight Outta Compton’s’ O’Shea Jackson Gives Inspirational Speech on MLK Day

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 10: Actor Jamie Foxx attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Jamie Foxx flexed his action hero muscles when saving a man from a burning truck Monday.

The Oscar winner pulled Brett Kyle, of Newbury Park, out of his scorching truck after hitting a drainage pipe and being flipped like a diner pancake multiple times in Hidden Valley, CA. The white Toyota Tacoma laid on its side in flames outside of Jamie Foxx’s mansion.

Hearing the commotion outside his door, Jamie rushed outside before you could yell, “ACTION.” The “Annie” star pulled Kyle out of the truck before it fully went up in flames. Saving the reportedly tipsy driver from being burned alive.

Yesterday, Foxx talked to CBS Los Angeles outside his home to recap the encounter.

I don’t look at it as heroic. I just look at it, as, you know, you just had to do something. And it all worked out.

Grateful that it did, Kyle’s father visited Jamie yesterday and thanked him for his bravery.

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Jamie posted a photo of the two in a warm embrace on Instagram. The caption reads,

Met the father of the young man from last night today. This is all that matters. That a man, a son, a brother’s life was spared last night…no heroes…Just happy fathers.

Ice Cube must be one of them. First his son, O’Shea Jackson plays him to a T in “Straight Outta Compton,” which deserved an Oscar nom-just sayin (cough*Oscarssowhite*cough)–along with the screenwriters.

Now Ice Cube Jr. is giving back to the city of angels by taking part in L.A.’s 11th annual MLK Day of Service. Not only did he help spiff up the Woodcrest Elementary school campus in South Los Angeles on Monday, but inspired the 1300 volunteers to tap into their hidden potential. Check the video below.

Keep on inspiring us, guys.

‘Empire’s’ Terrence Howard and Jamie Foxx Support Global Down Syndrome

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Terrence Howard took a timeout from dueling with Cookie Monster (the Empire version, because  the lovable blue creature  with an insatiable sweet tooth on Sesame Street has no enemies.) to play wingman to Jamie Foxx at the Global Down Syndrome Association’s annual fundraiser in Denver.

Not letting his suave fashion sense go to waste –Terrence came to play with that navy blue suit–he escorted Jamie’s sister, Deondra (who has Down Syndrome) down the catwalk at the Be Beautiful, Be Yourself fashion show. Judging by Deondra’s face she knows how fierce they look together.

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Not to be outdone, Denver Nugget Kenneth Faried (gotta love the man bun)  and his little dates werked the runway poses. I hear Ford models calling.

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Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx brought his youngest daughter in on the act. She escorted him down the aisle and brought two friends along.

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Yet, it was Terrence Howard who stole the show by bidding $5,000 on the first auction item, a glass of water. Wonder if the other items included free refills. We found some that didn’t. All money raised will go towards people with Down Syndrome

Ace in the Hole for Charity!! Jamie Foxx and Dwayne Wade Raise Moola for Florida Youth

Three distinguished gentlemen on golf course. Image Courtesy: Jamie Fox Instagram

Three distinguished gentlemen on golf course. (from L. Jamie Foxx, Irie and Dwayne Wade) Image Courtesy: Jamie Fox Instagram

Singer/actor Jamie Foxx and NBA Heat player (for now) Dwayne Wade were swinging the club like Tiger at last month’s 10th annual Irie Weekend. The event–made up of celeb golf matches bringing out Alonzo Mourning, Kevin Dillon and Shawn Marion, a youth workshop Jamie took part in (of course, he did), silent auction, comeback performance from Ma$e and pop up basketball hoops–was to benefit go-to award show DJ and Miami Heat’s official music man Irie’s Foundation.

The IRIE Foundation‘s mission is to develop programs motivating South Floridian kids to stay in school and increase the grad rate. The Foundation keeps tabs on middle schoolers with mentorships and extracurriculars. Then doles out scholarship money once kids reach high school.

The three-day event kicked off with Ma$e rocking the Irie Weekend Hotel at the National in Miami with a welcome concert. Earlier, Jamie met the kids at the FORE Life Golf Clinic event. Friday was the celeb golf tournament where they got pointers from Pro golfer Rickie Fowler (see if it paid off with the video below). Wrapping up the star-studded weekend was a Celeb Bowl where Foundation kids were matched with their famous idols.

Damn. If that’s not a jam-packed weekend…I don’t know what is. Good look, DJ Irie.

Jamie Foxx Honored by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America

Image Courtesy Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Image Courtesy Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Singer/actor Jamie Fox adds another shiny trophy to his glass case, mantle, closet or where ever he’s storing ’em. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of America recognized Jamie’s love of the children by honoring him with The Common Good Award at their annual award benefit.

The Good Award is given to a person that aligns themselves with the org and creates services that benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters non-prof. If you recall Jamie used his Spiderman role (despite being the bad guy) to influence kids to service their communities through his BE AMAZING! Campaign last spring.

Jamie with little brother of the year Amir. Courtesy Jamie Foxx Instagram

Jamie with little brother of the year Amir.
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The Oscar winner has been the national spokesperson for the mentoring org since 2012 and even hosts “littles” at his home. In his award speech the crooner gives credit to his granny (his go-to-woman for many acceptance speeches) for his commitment to following his dreams and helping kids achieve theirs through guidance.

And it wouldn’t be a Jamie Foxx celebre without music. He launched an impromptu duet with NBC News’ Kate Snow. Watch them rock out to “Lean on Me,” below.

Fun times.

Jamie Foxx & Amazing Spiderman Cast Volunteer With Big Brothers/ Big Sisters

Need another reason to believe Spidey is ah-mazing? Check this out: he tapped into his world famous senses and discovered the Bay Area’s Big Brothers and Big Sisters needed extra hands beautifying  Shoreline Park in Mountain View, Cali earlier this week.

Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx and rest of "Amazing Spiderman" cast with lil spideys at the park.  Image Courtesy: Mercury News Photos

Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx and rest of “Amazing Spiderman” cast with lil spideys at the park.
Image Courtesy: Mercury News Photos

Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield put in work planting, spreading mulch and installing a drip irrigation system for burrowing owls, alongside kids from mentoring orgs Big Bros/ Big Sis and YMCA. The spidey cast volunteer effort is part of Be Amazing goodworks campaign.

Jamie looks like he made some new friends at the park, or more like getting reaquainted with old ones since the super crooner/Oscar winning actor is Big Brothers and Big Sisters celebrity ambassador. Below is a love letter Jamie penned about the value of the org for young kids.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters carefully pairs volunteers in mentoring matches with children from single-parent, low-income and military families or households where a parent is incarcerated. Once matched, volunteers, kids and their families get ongoing professional support. Studies prove these long-term mentoring matches help kids improve in school, their behavior and self-esteem.

It’s nice the cast got together to do this. What better way to promote a super hero movie than be one yourself. Take that, Captain America.

Jamie Foxx Joins Trayvon Martin Family in Remembrance Peace Wal

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Staying consistent with his support for the Trayvon Martin family, actor/musician Jamie Foxx  joined the Martin family in Miami for a peaceful remembrance march. The remembrance walk was a nod to Trayvon’s memory and also a call for peace on these streets for kids. Check the video below as Foxx urged everyone to come out for peace.

And people surely did, from the looks of the turnout it was a family affair.

Motivational speaker Michael Baisden also made an appearance at the walk where he set up camp with Foxx to broadcast their SIRIUS radio shows.

Baisden is below with Trayvon Martin’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin donning “Gone But Not Forgotten”  tees with a hooded Trayvon pic underneath  at the walk.

Image Credit: Baisden IG

Image Credit: Baisden IG

The Martin Family Remembrance weekend will wrap up tomorrow with a dinner fundraiser for the Trayvon Martin Foundation with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Jamie Foxx and Michael Baisden being honored for their support. It’s nice to hear major celebs still backing this family and turning a deaf ear to Zimmerman’s stale attempts at more fame.

For the record, those searching for a DMX-Zimmerman bout for “charity” will be disappointed to hear its been cancelled.

Blue and Black: A Deadly Trend of Violence; Jamie Foxx Honors Trayvon Martin

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This week marked the one year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death. A baby-faced, chocolate-skinned teenager–that could have easily been my brother or husband–whose only crime was walking in an upscale neighborhood in Florida with a covered head, cellphone and a bag of skittles in his pocket. Wrong place at the wrong time? Maybe. But, as we (“Hoods up!”) light a candle for Trayvon and honor the movement that resulted in his horrific death, espisodes of this deadly trend play out in my mind.

Three names automatically pop up: Sean Bell, Danroy Henry and Ramarley Graham. Three young black men with an eagerness and certainty in their eyes; perphaps  a glimpse into a future they envisioned for themselves. All unarmed. All murdered. What remains are broken families with tear-stained cheeks, lawsuits against the city and community marches that demand change. All worthy and necessary causes. What isn’t is the inability to break this pattern that’s been marked since the Rodney King beating in the early ’90s that has escalated to the Amadou diallo murder 7 years later. Can we really say we’ve made progress since those acts of violence? Maybe we should ask the parents of Kendrec Mcdade when his one year anniversary is honored this month.

Jamie Foxx comforts the parents of Trayvon Martin during a candlelight vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting. Check it below.

 

If you Bl;nked: In an effort to combat gun violence hip hop manager Michael (Blue) Williams proposed young people turn in their weapons in exchange for being mentored and…wait for it…the hottest tickets in town: Beyonce concert tickets.  The program is called “Guns for Greatness” and if given the green light the NYPD said they would support it. Williams was inspired to do something about the gun epidemic after his friend and hip hop mogul Chris Lighy of Violator Records shot himself this past summer.

 

(Source: NY Daily News)