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Hot or Not: Jurnee Smollett-Bell

08.27.2013by: Cherry Liquor

Done twerking with Miley? Done arguing over whether what Miley was doing at the VMAs this weekend actually qualified as twerking in the first place? Ready to slap yourself for knowing WTF twerking is in the first place? How about we move on from that and concentrate on another former child star whose up for debate in this week's Hot or Not.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

I may not have been a fan of "Hangin' with Mr Cooper" because because I preferred Sinbad to Mark Curry but I did pay attention when Smollett was introduced in a smashing way through the movie EVE'S BAYOU, one of the few movies about adultery and family secrets that scares me more than any of the convoluted paranormal horror sequels that keep being churned out lately.

It wasn't until ROLL BOUNCE (yes, I watched it) that I recall seeing Jurnee again, even though she had been through other television shows such as "Cosby" and "Wanda at Large." I liked her then, and in GRIDIRON GANG and later in THE GREAT DEBATERS. Still again, I lost track of her during her other television stints ("The Defenders" and "Friday Night Lights") right as she popped up in all those ads for Tyler Perry's TEMPTATION: CONFESSIONS OF A MARRIAGE COUNSELOR. While people were busy making fun of how bad the film was supposedly going to be, I just focused on thinking - "Hell... that's the EVE'S BAYOU girl!"

Jurnee got married to musician Josiah Bell in 2010 and hyphenated her name. I can't figure out much about the guy, but I'm thinking she must be happy since every search I did gave me results of the two of them spotted being a couple, heralded by "black" gossip sites as being truly in love (why people need to look at celebrities for any definition of love, happiness or good marriage is beyond me). With her last role being on "True Blood" (I haven't seen that season yet but I'm not going to beg to not being spoiled because that's just so passe) Journee is a grown woman of 26 years. I like them all.

What do you think of Jurnee Smollett-Bell?

Source: IMDB


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