Gotta love La La!
La La Anthony has it all, and in the latest issue of JET, the actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother gives the inside scoop on balancing her full-court lifestyle. She currently boasts a top-selling book– The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex and Happiness, the clothing line 5th & Mercer, and her reality television show, La La’s Full Court Life.
“I have an independent hustler’s spirit,” says Anthony about her many ventures. “That drives me to this day. I never want to ask anyone for anything.” Anthony sat down with JET magazine to reveal on how she maintains it all. Some of her tips include:
1. Never Stop Doing You – “The difference with me is that when I first got to know my husband I was already hosting MTV’s Total Request Live, so I came with a full career,” she says.
2. Accept That Having It All Will Require Blood, Sweat and Stilettos – When asked about balancing a family, career and friendships, Anthony responded saying, “It’s tough. I always say that people who think it isn’t aren’t being honest.”
3. Sex May Sell, But Love Keeps You Off the Market – “If you don’t try to spice it up and keep it sexy, anyone can get bored but the key is really taking time with each other,” advises Anthony.
With Mother’s Day approaching, some of Hollywood’s hottest moms — Brandy Norwood, Nicole Ari Parker and Kyla Pratt for example — share with JET their most embarrassing, yet funny, mommy moments. Tinseltown’s sexiest actors, such as Hosea Chanchez, Lance Gross and Laz Alonso, also reveal their most cherished times with their mothers. For those of you looking for something special for their loved one this Mother’s Day, JET magazine’s just-for-mom gift guide has the perfect find.
Also inside the annual Women’s Issue, readers can learn more about Lean In, the organization that encourages women to pursue their professional goals, and learn about the controversy surrounding its Ban Bossy campaign from sole African-American board of directors member, Kim Keating. On a lighter note, actress and comedienne Whoopi Goldberg gets candid with JET about her new Lifetime TV movie, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, while actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson dishes on her Broadway role in the current revival of A Raisin in the Sun and what it is like to work with Denzel Washington as she balances being the wife of actor Samuel L. Jackson.
For more, check out JETmag.com or read the articles in their entirety in the May 12th issue of JET magazine, on newsstands April 21st.