A ‘Bad Boys’ Spinoff TV Series Is On Its Way And It’s Starring Gabrielle Union And Jessica Alba As Leads

If you’re a lover of ‘00s action-packed rom-coms, it’s time to get excited: A “Bad Boys” spinoff TV series is on its way, and it’s starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba as leads.

LA’s Finest will center on Syd Burnett (played by Union), Marcus Burnett’s (Martin Lawrence) little sister in the 2003 hit “Bad Boys II.” In the series, she leaves her complicated life taking down drug cartels, and possibly also her hidden romance with Mike Lowrey (Will Smith), in Miami to become an LAPD detective, where she is paired with new partner Nancy McKenna (Alba). The partner, a working mom who also has a complex past, and Burnett rarely see eye to eye, but they make it work when it’s time to go after major lawbreakers in LA.

The idea for the series came after Union and her friends pondered what her character Syd would’ve been up to today. Amused by the thought, she called up “Bad Boys” franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer to see if bringing her back was an option.

“Thankfully, she was so underdeveloped because it wasn’t really about her,” Union said to EW about her character. “There’s so much more to Syd than even I realized.”

The 13-episode series was picked up by Charter Communications as its first major original series for its new platform Charter’s Spectrum. The Sony Pictures TV production will be executive produced by Bruckheimer, with Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier serving as showrunners. The cast also includes Ernie Hudson as Joseph Burnett, Zack Gilford and Duane Martin as Ben Walker and Ben Baines, and Ryan McPartlin as Patrick McKenna.

LA’s Finest will premiere in 2019 exclusively on Charter’s Spectrum, ahead of the “Bad Boys 3” Jan. 17, 2020 release date.

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20 Celebrity Couples Who Were Together 10 Years Ago


20 Celebrity Couples Who Were Together 10 Years Ago

With photos of the #TenYearChallenge flooding our social media accounts, we can’t help but become reflective on all of the things that have changed in the past decade. We’ve gotten older, matured, and have become smarter with our life choices.

Like so many people, we can’t help but look to our past and say, “What was I thinking?”. This feeling is the strongest when we look back on some of our less-than ideal relationships.  We’ve compiled a list of 20 celebrity couples who were together 10 years ago. Some of the lucky ones stood the test of time and are still together today. Others have moved on to better matches. Take a look below!

1. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony


Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony married in 2004 and immediately began a fruitful personal and professional relationship. In 2007, they co-headlined the tour “Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony en Concierto” that grossed $13.8 million from 17 shows. In 2008, they welcomed twins, Max and Emme. Sadly, the Puerto-Rican power couple divorced in 2011, but they remain good friends.

2. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon


The two met backstage at the Teen Choice Awards. “From that day, I knew that she knew,” Carey and Cannon married in April 2008, and welcomed their twins, Moroccan and Monroe, three years later. The singer filed for divorce in 2014, but she and Cannon have remained on good terms. “That is one of my best friends in life, so it is always going to be that,” Cannon said. “There is no bad blood”.

3. Eva Longoria and Tony Parker


July 7, 2007: And huge and beautiful it was! Less than a year later, Eva and Tony tied the knot during a religious ceremony in a Paris church. They split in 2010 due to accusations of infidelity on Parker’s part. They’ve both since remarried.

4. Jessica Alba and Cash Warren


Alba and Warren met on the set of “Fantastic Four” while she was playing Sue Storm and he was acting as an assistant director. They quietly wed in 2008 and remain together today. Recently, Alba took to Instagram to share her devotion to Warren, writing “You are the calm and voice of reason, always keeping things in perspective and seeing the beauty and light in every circumstance. I love you more than words could explain and I’m so proud to be your partner in life”.

5. Christina Milian and The Dream

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Cuban-American singer Christina Milian had a brief and tumultuous relationship with R&B producer and singer The Dream. They married in 2009 in a Las Vegas ceremony and announced shortly after that they were expecting a child together. Unfortunately, Milian and The Dream split just 3 months after their marriage due to The Dream’s infidelity. They welcomed their daughter, Violet Madison Nash, into the world in 2010.

6. Madonna and Jesus Luz


Madonna made headlines and put the term “cougar” on the map back in 2010 when she began a very public relationship with Brazilian-born Jesus Luz, a model and aspiring DJ. The duo made headlines by their age difference–28 years to be exact–and their stark differences in background. They split in 2010 because, according to sources, they had “nothing in common”.

7. Fergie and Josh Duhamel


Josh Duhamel and part-Mexican singer Fergie started dating in 2004 after she guest-starred on his TV series, “Las Vegas”, with The Black Eyed Peas. They married in 2009 and welcomed a baby, Axl Jack Duhamel, in 2013. Unfortunately, Duhamel and “The Dutchess” split in 2017 after eight years of marriage. Duhamel was recently in a short-lived romance with another Latina, actress Eiza González in 2018. Fergie and Duhamel remain close friends.

8. Nicole Richie and Joel Madden


Mixed Latina designer and socialite Nicole Richie began dating Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden in 2006. They were married in December of 2011 and have been together ever since.

9. Sarah Michelle Geller and Freddie Prinze Jr


Teen icons of the ’90s Sarah Michelle Geller and her husband, Puerto-Rican actor Freddie Prinze Jr have been married for 17 years! After dating for five years (they met on the set of “I Know What You Did Last Summer”), they finally decided to tie the knot in 2002. They’ve been married ever since!

10. Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady


Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and football player Tom Brady married in 2009. Both had gotten out of high-profile relationships and break-ups (him with actress Bridget Moynahan, her with Leonardo DiCaprio) when they got together in 2006. They currently have two children, Benjamin and Lilian.

11. Selena Gomez and Taylor Lautner


This teenage fling was so fleeting that you might not remember it! Mexican-American actress Selena Gomez and “Twilight” heartthrob Taylor Lautner dated for a few months in 2009 when they were both filming movies in Vancouver. Unfortunately, their romance fizzled out pretty quickly and Lautner hooked up with Taylor Swift the same year.

12. Shakira and Antonio De la Rua


Colombian singer Shakira began dating Anthony De la Rua, an investment banker and son of former Argentenian president Fernando De la Rua in 2000. After dating for 11 years, Shakira and De la Rua mutually decided to part ways in 2022. Unfortunately, the split was not an amicable one, as De la Rua attempted to sue Shakira for $100 million, claiming that he had helped build his ex’s “brand” throughout their relationship. Luckily, the lawsuit was dismissed in 2013. Shakira officially moved on by marrying Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué in 2009. 

13. Gloria and Emilio Estefan


Here’s a famous Latino couple who weren’t only together 10 years ago, but 40 years ago! Gloria and Emilio Estefan met in 1975 while they were both in high school and quickly fell in love and got married. Upon Gloria joining Emilio’s band, the “Miami Latin Boys”, the group changed their name to “Miami Sound Machine”. They’re still together to this day.

14. Benjamin Bratt & Talisa Soto


Peruvian-American actor Benjamin Bratt and Puerto-Rican actress Talisa Soto met while they were filming their 2001 movie “Piñero”. They married in 2002 and currently have two children, Sophia and Mateo.

15. Tommy Mottola & Thalia


Mexican actress, singer and businesswoman Thalía married American music executive and “hitmaker” Tommy Mottola in 2000 after they were set up by their mutual friends, Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Their relationship made waves, as Mottola was just two years out of a messy public divorce with Mariah Carey. Nevertheless, Thalía and Mottola defied expectations and continue to have a happy and successful marriage today.

16. Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso


Argentina-born Luciana Barroso was a single mother and a cocktail waitress when she met Damon while he was taking a break from filming “Stuck On You” in Miami. They married in 2005 and Damon even adopted Barroso’s daughter, Alexia, from a previous relationship. They credit their successful relationship to their mutual desire to keep their private life out of the spotlight.

17. Zoë Saldaña and Keith Britton


Zoe Saldana and her then-fiance, entrepreneur Keith Britton, were together for 11 years before they called off their engagement in 2011. Although the details of how the couple originally met are still cloaked in mystery, in interviews, she referred to Britton as a “former model” and a “finance guy”. Saldana has since moved on with Italian artist Marco Perego, whom she married in 2013.

18. A-Rod and Kate Hudson


Alex Rodriguez and Kate Hudson had a short-lived relationship in 2009 that some now speculate may have been staged. Hudson was frequently seen in the stands of the Yankees Stadium, cheering on her rumored beau, but the couple were rarely seen in their down-time. Regardless of their official status, the two officially split in late 2009.

19. Adamari López and Luis Fonsi


Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi married Puerto Rican actress and television personality Adamari López in 2006 when she was in the midst of battling breast cancer. Fonsi canceled his international tour in order to support her during her treatment. Unfortunately the two split at the end of 2009, but appear to remain amicable.

20. Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne


Cubana actress Gina Torres and prolific actor Laurence Fishburne met in 2001 on the set of “Matrix Reloaded” and were married a year later. After 15 years together, the famous couple announced their separation in 2017. They have one child together.

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