Despite her mother’s insistence to get on welfare, Precious goes to the location of the alternative school and enrolls. She meets her new teacher, Ms. Blu Rain, as well as several other girls who all come from troubled backgrounds and are looking to get their GED to advance their educations. Precious’s life begins to turn around when she slowly starts to learn to read and write with the help of Ms. Rain and finds herself inspired by her. While she learns, she starts to meet with social worker Ms. Weiss, who learns about the sexual assault in the household when Precious reveals who fathered her children.
After riding that three-week wave of success, Precious began to see a decrease in box office earnings. Brandon Grey of Box Office Mojo described Precious as having had a “robust expansion” in its second week of release, and he confirmed that the film holds the record for having the second-highest grossing weekend for a movie playing at fewer than 200 sites, behind only Paranormal Activity. Precious grossed a total of $40,320,285 in over six weeks of release. The film opened at ninth place in the United Kingdom, with revenues totaling £259,000 in its opening weekend from a limited release of 47 cinemas, generating a £5,552 screen average.
Noting Daniels’s admiration of the work of John Waters and Pedro Almodóvar and the joking attitude he and the actors sometimes took towards their material while making the movie, Jim Emerson argued that Precious is best understood as a deliberately over-the-top piece of camp in the vein of Waters’s Female Trouble.
Precious also received some negative responses from critics. Writing for the New York Press, Armond White compared the film to the landmark but controversial The Birth of a Nation (1915) as “demeaning the idea of black American life,” calling it “an orgy of prurience” and the “con job of the year.” He further characterized the source novel as a relic of 1990s identity politics and noted that the film “casts light-skinned actors as kind […] and dark-skinned actors as terrors.” In two separate articles, writers for The New York Times cited White’s article as the most powerful negative review of Precious, adding that in a recent interview he had remarked that the film’s popularity is a result of the “fact” that “black pathology sells.” Courtland Milloy, of The Washington Post said Precious was “a film of prurient interest that has about as much redeeming social value as a porn flick.” David Edelstein, of New York Magazine commented that, while the film has “elements” that are “powerful and shocking,” he felt the movie was “programmed”, and that the film had “its own study guide.” Keith Uhlich of Time Out New York felt that the film did not live up to its “long hype”, and felt that it was “bewildering” to discover the film’s praise at the Sundance Film Festival, because Uhlich characterized the film as having “shrug-worthiness.” Peter Bradshaw wrote in The Guardian that the film catalogues a “horrendous, unending nightmare of abuse” and then abruptly turns into something resembling the 1980s musical Fame. Bradshaw commended the film’s acting and energy, but said it was not quite the “transcendent masterpiece” some had made it out to be. Sukhdev Sandhu wrote in The Daily Telegraph that he found the film “a dispiriting mix of cliché and melodrama,” although he acknowledged that Precious does feature some superb acting.Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times praised Mo’Nique and Sidibe’s performances. Ebert described Mo’Nique’s performance as being “frighteningly convincing” and felt that “the film is a tribute to Sidibe’s ability to engage our empathy” because she “completely creates the Precious character.” He noted that Carey and Patton “are equal with Sidibe in screen impact.” Ebert praised Daniels because, rather than casting the actors for their names, “he was able to see beneath the surface and trust that they had within the emotional resources to play these women, and he was right.” Betsey Sharkey, of the Los Angeles Times described the film as being a “rough-cut diamond… [A] rare blend of pure entertainment and dark social commentary, it is a shockingly raw, surprisingly irreverent and absolutely unforgettable story.” Claudia Puig of USA Today said that while there are “melodramatic moments” in the film, the cast gives “remarkable performances” to show audiences the film’s “inspiring message.” Peter Travers, of Rolling Stone called Mo’Nique “dynamite,” a performance that “tears at your heart.”
Are precious and JJ related?
As for JJ and Precious, the pair has and always will be strictly platonic.
John Anderson of Variety said “to simply call it harrowing or unsparing doesn’t quite cut it,” having felt that the film is “courageous and uncompromising, a shaken cocktail of debasement and elation, despair and hope.” Anderson cited Carey’s performance as “pitch perfect” and Patton’s role as Ms. Blu Rain as “disarming.” Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly praised Carey’s performance, describing it as having been “an authentically deglammed compassion” and praised the film for capturing “how a lost girl rouses herself from the dead” and for Daniels showing “unflinching courage as a filmmaker by going this deep into the pathologies that may still linger in the closets of some impoverished inner-city lives.” Gleiberman described the film as being a movie “that makes you think, ‘There but for the grace of God go I.’ […] It’s a potent and moving experience, because by the end you feel you’ve witnessed nothing less than the birth of a soul”, and felt that the “final scene of revelation” between Sidibe’s and Mo’Nique’s characters was strong enough to be able to leave viewers “tearful, shaken, [and] dazed with pity and terror.” He identified how Daniels uses one of the rich scenes created by Fletcher to position Mo’Nique in a painful confrontation with Sidibe that results in a masterful and thought-provoking performance that delivers the final “push” needed by Sidibe: “The more Precious tries to get away from her mother, the more she’s pulled back”.Precious received favorable reviews from film critics, particularly for Sidibe’s and Mo’Nique’s performances. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 92% of 238 critics gave the film a positive review, with a rating average of 7.80/10. The site’s consensus is that “Precious is a grim yet ultimately triumphant film about abuse and inner-city life, largely bolstered by exceptional performances from its cast.” Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from film critics, gave the film a rating score of 79 based on 36 reviews, indicating “Generally favorable reviews.”
Erin Aubry Kaplan wrote on Salon.com that the question posed by the film is how to assess the “hopeless story of a ghetto teen… in the Age of Obama.” She went on to say that “‘Precious’ proves you don’t always have to choose between artistic and commercial success; the film’s first opening weekend was record-breaking. It’s a sign how much we needed to tell this story. And, perhaps, how many stories there are left to tell.”
Critic Jack Mathews wrote: “Without being familiar with the source material, you really have no idea how much work went into the adaptation or how well it was done…. ‘Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire’… First-time screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher did yeoman’s work turning Sapphire’s graphic, idiomatic novel into a coherent and inspiring story about the journey of an abused Harlem teenager.”
Precious, then without a distributor, premiered to acclaim at both the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, under its original title of Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire. At Sundance, it won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize for best drama, as well as a Special Jury Prize for supporting actress Mo’Nique. After Precious’s screening at Sundance in January 2009, Tyler Perry announced that he and Oprah Winfrey would be providing promotional assistance to the film, which was released through Lionsgate Entertainment. Precious won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film’s title was changed from Push to Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, to avoid confusion with the 2009 action film Push. Precious was also an official selection at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival (particularly the un certain regard section).
Composer Robin Thicke, then married to the film’s costar Paula Patton, wrote and produced “Push”, the film’s original main theme music. Later announcements confirmed that the song would be replaced by Mary J. Blige’s “I Can See In Color”. Leona Lewis’s song, “Happy” (from her album Echo) is featured in the film’s trailer. Daniels stated that the artists featured on the film’s soundtrack were selected because they “resonate not only in Precious’s world, but speak to your soul no matter who you are.” Two other songs, performed decades earlier by Queen Latifah and Mahalia Jackson, were also chosen for the film’s soundtrack. The soundtrack features LaBelle (Nona Hendryx, Sarah Dash, and Patti LaBelle), Donna Allen, Jean Carn, Sunny Gale, and MFSB.
Winfrey used her status as both a celebrity and a media personality to give the film what was described by Ben Child of The Guardian, as a “high-profile promotional push.” At a press conference Winfrey announced her intention to lead a promotional campaign on behalf of Precious along with her other various platforms, hoping to be able to “bring in different audiences” by promoting the film on her show, in her magazine and on her satellite-radio channel. Katie Walmsley of CNN remarked, based on the film’s positive reception at the Toronto Film Festival, that the film “at the very least, the [Toronto] award will guarantee “Precious” substantial distribution, as well as exposure for two-time director Daniels.” The trailer for Precious was shown during previews of the film’s producer Perry’s film I Can Do Bad All By Myself in September 2009.Mary Pols of Time praised the film’s fantasy sequences for being able to show the audience a “joyous Wizard of Oz energy” that is able to “open the door into Precious’s mind in a way even [the author] Sapphire couldn’t.” Pols felt that, while not implying that the film has “a lack of compelling emotional material” but that the film’s “few weak moments” are the “ones that dovetail with typical inspirational stories.” Marshall Fine of The Huffington Post praised the film as being “a film that doesn’t shy away from the depths to which human beings can sink, but it also shows the strength and resilience of which we are capable, even at our lowest moments.” Scott Mendelson, also of The Huffington Post, felt that when you put the “glaring issues aside,” the film “still works as a potent character study and a glimpse inside a world we’d rather pretend does not exist in America.” But while the film “succeeds as a powerful acting treat and a potent character study, there are some major narrative issues that prevent the film from being an accidental masterpiece.” Mendelson described the film as being “an acting powerhouse” based on its many emotional themes.
Does precious have a baby?
Precious’s first child, a daughter named “Mongo” (short for Mongoloid), has Down syndrome and is being cared for by Precious’s grandmother. However, Mary forces the family to pretend that Mongo lives with her and Precious so she can receive extra money from the government.
Lionsgate, in association with Matriarch/Geffen Records released the soundtrack online as a digital download on November 3, 2009, and in stores on November 23. Daniels confirmed that Mary J. Blige’s “I Can See in Color” song would be released as a single from the soundtrack. The song was written by Blige, Raphael Saadiq and LaNeah Menzies and is produced by Raphael Saadiq. The soundtrack consists of various artists (Labelle, Donna Allen, Jean Carn, Sunny Gale, and MFSB); with some artists having recorded songs that were covers and other songs that were recorded specifically for the album. The album received positive praise; mainly the song “I Can See In Color” – which was released as a single – that was recorded and co-written by Blige. The trailer features the song “Destiny” taken from Blige’s 2001 album No More Drama. A song titled “My Good Lovin’ (Back Like That Remix)”, featuring Da Brat and Lil’ Mo, was featured in the film but exempted from the soundtrack.Precious received nominations from the 67th Annual Golden Globes for the film and for the performances of Mo’Nique and Sidibe; Mo’Nique won Best Supporting Actress.
Who are Shelby Lynn's parents?
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Precious received dozens of nominations in award categories, including six Academy Award nominations, not only for the film itself but for the cast’s performances, the direction and cinematography, and the adaptation of the novel to the screenplay. Director Lee Daniels won the People’s Choice Award, an award given by audience members at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. Daniels won both awards for which he was nominated at the San Sebastián International Film Festival—the TVE Otra Mirada Award and the Audience Award. He was also nominated in the category of Bronze Horse at the Stockholm Film Festival, and won the Best Feature Film Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival.
Rolling Stone praised the album, and described the song, “I Can See In Color” as being “…a knockout song…expressing the goal of Precious to see the world in color.” Allmusic a majority of the album and its artists. Allmusic described the album as featuring “solid offerings from both contemporary and classic”, crediting the contributions from Latifah, Hightower, Jackson and LaBelle, and stated that the album resulted “in a solid and empowering collection that (in the words of [the film’s director Lee] Daniels) “resonate not only in Precious’s world, but speak to your soul no matter who you are.”
People Magazine Daily noted that the film “mainly had a music supervised soundtrack, but not much of a score, so there were popular songs placed in the movie.” Peter Travers, of Rolling Stone, described “I Can See In Color” as being “a knockout song…expressing the goal of Precious to see the world in color.”
In 1987, 16-year-old Claireece “Precious” Jones lives in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood with her unemployed mother, Mary, who has long subjected her to physical and verbal abuse. Precious has also been raped by her now-absent father, Carl, resulting in two pregnancies. The family resides in a Section 8 tenement and survives on welfare. Precious’s first child, a daughter named “Mongo” (short for Mongoloid), has Down syndrome and is being cared for by Precious’s grandmother. However, Mary forces the family to pretend that Mongo lives with her and Precious so she can receive extra money from the government. When Precious’s second pregnancy is discovered, her junior high principal, Mrs. Lichtenstein, arranges for her to attend an alternative school program called Each One Teach One, where she hopes Precious can change her life’s direction. Precious finds a way out of her traumatic daily life by escaping into daydreams in which she is loved and appreciated.Daniels had said that he was attracted to the initial novel based on how “raw and honest” it felt. In an interview with AMC, he noted that reading the book brought back a memory from his childhood of a young abused girl who knocked on his family’s door, claiming that her mom was going to kill her. Daniels recalls that the incident was the first time he saw his mother frightened, specifically noting the helplessness of the situation, and stating “she knew that she’d have to send this little girl home, and that was what disturbed her — that she couldn’t save her. She tried to make it easier for her. That’s all she could do.” In creating the movie, Daniels hoped that the experience would be cathartic and that “maybe I could heal. And maybe I could heal other people, too.” Another stated goal Daniels had was to challenge the general public’s perception of incest.
One day, while telling a story in class, Precious’s water breaks and she is rushed to the hospital. She gives birth to a healthy baby boy named Abdul and is acquainted with a nursing assistant named John McFadden, who shows her kindness. While in the hospital, Precious writes letters to Ms. Rain through her notebook that is taken to and from her by Joann, one of the girls in her class.
Precious received five awards at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards (ISA) in the categories for Best Film, Best First Screenplay, Best Direction, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.On February 2, 2010, the film received Academy Award nominations at the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress (Sidibe), Best Supporting Actress (Mo’Nique), Best Director (Daniels), Best Adapted Screenplay (Fletcher), and Best Film Editing (Klotz). On March 7, 2010, Mo’Nique and Fletcher won Academy Awards in their respective categories. The film was also nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Film – Wide Release” during the 21st GLAAD Media Awards.
Precious was screened during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival from January 15, 2009, until January 25 in Park City, Utah. At Sundance, Precious was listed under its original title of Push: Based On The Novel By Sapphire; however, the title was later altered to avoid confusion with another 2009 film entitled Push. Precious appeared in the Un Certain Regard, an award section recognising unique and innovative films, at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival in May 2009. At Cannes, the film received a fifteen-minute standing ovation from the audience after the film was screened. Daniels commented that, at first he was “embarrassed” to show Precious at Cannes because he did not want “to exploit black people” and wasn’t sure if he “wanted white French people to see our world”. After the success at Precious’s screenings at Sundance, reporters took note that the film could mirror the success of other films that had been screened and praised at the festival. S. James Snyder, of Time, compared Precious’s success at Sundance to that of 2008’s The Wrestler and Slumdog Millionaire; both films later were nominated for multiple Academy Awards, and Slumdog itself won Best Picture at the 81st Annual Academy Awards.
A. O. Scott identified the script’s precise use of force and adept use of language, including a memorable line created by Fletcher for the adaptation: a “risky, remarkable film adaptation, written by Geoffrey Fletcher, the facts of Precious’s life are also laid out with unsparing force (though not in overly graphic detail). But just as Push achieves an eloquence that makes it far more than a fictional diary of extreme dysfunction, so too does Precious avoid the traps of well-meaning, preachy lower-depths realism. It howls and stammers, but it also sings…Inarticulate and emotionally shut down, her massive body at once a prison and a hiding place, Precious is also perceptive and shrewd, possessed of talents visible only to those who bother to look. At its plainest and most persuasive, her story is that of a writer discovering a voice. ‘These people talked like TV stations I didn’t even watch,’ she remarks of Ms. Rain and her lover (Kimberly Russell), displaying her awakening literary intelligence even as she marvels at the discovery of her ignorance.”
Precious was given a limited-theatrical release on November 6, 2009, and was originally scheduled to appear on screens only in North America. During its opening weekend, the film earned $1,872,458, which placed twelfth on that weekend’s box office list, despite being in only 18 theaters. The film saw a 214 percent increase in its second week of release, earning $5,874,628 at 174 theaters, which catapulted it up to third place in that weekend’s box office, with a per-theater average of $33,762. On November 20, 2009, the film received a wider release, showing at 629 theaters (thus tripling the number of theaters showing the film). In its third week, Precious, as studios had previously estimated, placed sixth at the box office, with the revenues estimated $11,008,000—an 87.4% increase from the previous week.
Once discharged from the hospital, Precious returns home where Mary is sitting, presumably waiting for her. Mary asks to hold Abdul, but when Precious’s back is turned, she purposely drops Abdul who cries upon impact. Mary attacks Precious, angrily declaring Precious’s revelation about the abuse has resulted in termination of welfare payments. After Mary and Precious fight, Precious throws her against a wall, retrieves Abdul, and flees the apartment. After falling down the stairs, Precious and Abdul are nearly killed when Mary deliberately tries to drop her television set on them from the top of a stairwell. Precious eventually breaks into her school classroom for shelter. When Ms. Rain discovers Precious and Abdul sleeping the next morning, she frantically calls local shelters looking for a safe place for Precious and Abdul to live, but they end up staying with Ms. Rain and her live-in girlfriend for the holiday. The next morning, Ms. Rain takes Precious and Abdul to find assistance. Precious is able to continue her schooling while raising Abdul in a halfway house.
Planning to complete a GED test to receive a high-school diploma equivalency, followed by college, Precious walks into the city with her children, ready to start a new life with a brighter future.
Precious was considered for the BAFTA awards in several categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Leading Actress (Sidibe), and Best Supporting Actress (Mo’Nique).The film was released on DVD-Video and Blu-ray Disc formats on March 9, 2010, reaching number one on the top DVD sales chart in the United States with 1.5 million DVDs sold in its first week of release. It also reached the top position on the rental charts for iTunes and Amazon.com.
Precious received six nominations at the 82nd Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Daniels, and Best Actress for Sidibe. Mo’Nique won the award for Best Supporting Actress, while Geoffrey Fletcher won for Best Adapted Screenplay, becoming the first African-American to win a screenplay award at the Oscars.
The film was nominated in all three major categories at the 2009 Screen Actor Guild Awards: Best Cast, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress (in which Mo’Nique won). Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, or simply Precious, is a 2009 American drama film, directed and co-produced by Lee Daniels. Its script was written by Geoffrey S. Fletcher, adapted from the 1996 novel Push by Sapphire. The film stars Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique, alongside Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, and Lenny Kravitz. This marked the acting debut of Sidibe, who portrays a young woman struggling against poverty and abuse. Filming took place in New York City from October to November 2007. Lionsgate gave the film a limited release in North America on November 6, 2009, with an expanded release on November 20. Precious received widespread critical acclaim; the performances of Sidibe and Mo’Nique, the story, and its message were highly praised. The film was a box office success, earning over $63 million on a $10 million budget.After Precious was screened at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in January, it was picked up for distribution by Lions Gate Entertainment and received promotional assistance from Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and Tyler Perry’s 34th Street Films. Precious was the first theatrical film to be affiliated with Perry’s company. In February 2009, Lionsgate and The Weinstein Company filed lawsuits contesting ownership of the rights to release Precious. Both companies claim that they had purchased distribution rights to Precious: The Weinstein Company claimed that they had “secured” their rights while Lionsgate stated that they owned the rights to the film’s distribution in North America. Precious’s sales agent Cinetic Media denied Weinstein’s claims, stating that they failed to finalize the deal.
Is Doughboy JJ's son?
JJ’s Son Doughboy Races For The First Ever Time I Street Outlaws: Memphis. JJ lets his son Doughboy practice making some passes before eventually making his street racing debut with $500 on the line!
Mary soon returns to inform Precious of her father’s death from AIDS. Precious later learns that she is HIV-positive, though Abdul is not. Feeling dejected, Precious distracts Ms. Weiss and steals her case file from her office. As she shares the details of her file with her fellow students, she begins to hope for the future. Later, Precious meets with her mother, who brings Mongo to Ms. Weiss’s office. Ms. Weiss confronts Mary about her and Carl’s abuse of Precious, going back to when Precious was a toddler. Mary tearfully confesses that she always hated Precious for “stealing her man” by “letting him” abuse her and for eventually “making him leave.” Precious tells Mary that she finally sees her for who she really is and severs ties with her, leaving with both Mongo and Abdul. Mary begs Ms. Weiss to retrieve her daughter and grandchildren, but Ms. Weiss silently rejects her and walks away, leaving a distraught Mary alone and broken.The film was co-produced by Daniels’s company, Lee Daniels Entertainment, and the Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness-owned Smokewood Entertainment Group. The two production companies had previously collaborated with Daniels on Tennessee (2008). Precious had, in total, thirteen producers: Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Heller, Tyler Perry, Lisa Cortes, Gary Magness, Valerie Hoffman, Asger Hussain, Mark G. Mathis, Andrew Sforzini, Bergen Swason, Simone Sheffield and Sarah Siegel-Magness. Initially, Daniels did not expect the movie to generate much buzz, expecting the movie to go straight to video, stating “That it made it to the big screen says there was an angel looking after me.” Principal photography began on October 24, 2007 and concluded on November 24, 2007. It took place on location in various parts of New York City. Despite the dark subject matter, Sidibe has stated that the mood on the set was lighthearted, that “Every day was a party” and that the cast would frequently sing and tell jokes to “lighten the atmosphere.” The production budget was $10 million.
Conversely, reflecting the transformation from script to screen, Dana Stevens of Slate disagreed with Gleiberman’s suggestion that the “film makes you think” and argued that the film’s “eagerness” to “drag” the audience “through the lower depths of human experience” leaves little space for independent “conclusions”. Stevens noted that, while the film is about improvement and self-actualization, “it wields an awfully large cudgel”, in contrast to Scott’s view of balance: “unsparing force (though not in overly graphic detail)”. Perhaps sharing Mathews’s view regarding the daunting challenge of adapting the harsh story of Push, Stevens observed that “Daniels and Fletcher no doubt intended for their film to lend a voice to the kind of protagonist too often excluded from American movie screens: a poor, black, overweight single mother from the inner city.”The racers on “Street Outlaws” use a range of different cars, from old muscle cars to modern high-performance vehicles. Many of the cars have been heavily modified for racing and feature powerful engines, custom suspension setups, and other performance upgrades. Yes, the show has faced criticism for promoting illegal street racing and unsafe driving practices. Some viewers have also accused the show of staging races and using scripted storylines. In addition, several cast members have been involved in legal trouble related to street racing and other offenses. “Street Outlaws” is an American reality television series that premiered on the Discovery Channel in 2013. The show follows a group of street racers from various cities across the United States as they compete in high-stakes races on public roads.
Who is Shelby Lynn in Street Outlaws?
Shelby Lynne is an American singer-songwriter who won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2000. She is also a drag racer who competes in the Street Outlaws show on Discovery Channel. She drives a black 1967 Chevy Nova named “The Mistress” and is part of the Memphis Street Outlaws team led by JJ Da Boss.
The show features a rotating cast of street racers from different cities. Some of the most prominent characters include Big Chief and Murder Nova from Oklahoma City, Doc and Monza from Texas, and Daddy Dave from Kansas.No, the races on “Street Outlaws” are not legal. The show is filmed on public roads, and the racers often exceed the speed limit and engage in other illegal activities. The producers of the show have stated that they do not condone or encourage illegal street racing.
Who is JJ the boss family?
JJ Da Boss’ family JJ is married to Trisha Wayne, a car driver. The couple has been married for 13 years. They have four children together, three daughters, Vada, Aubrey, and Annaline, and a son, Jonathan Wayne Jr. The American television personality had seven children prior to meeting his wife, Trisha.
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JJ Da Boss and his crazy team of Memphis drivers are back for another season of the hit Discovery series, Street Outlaws: Memphis! If you’ve ever seen Memphis you know that the only thing that matters to this team is family, and this season is no exception! When veteran driver Kenneth Gulley’s daughter, Mallory decides to join […]This is the biggest sale of Street Outlaws Merchandise this side of the OKC! Visit shop.streetoutlawsokc.com now! EVERYTHING MUST GO! Now through November 1st get 50% off all regular-priced items and 75% off all clearance items! Discount applied at checkout.Shelby Lynne started her music career in 1988 with a duet with George Jones called “If I Could Bottle This Up”. She signed with Epic Records and released several country albums but none of them achieved commercial success. She left Epic Records and experimented with different genres such as western swing jazz pop rock soul blues folk Americana. Her breakthrough came with her sixth studio album I Am Shelby Lynne which earned her critical acclaim and a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2000. She has since released more than ten albums including a tribute album to Dusty Springfield called Just A Little Lovin’ in 2008.Shelby Lynne is also an avid drag racer who competes in the Street Outlaws show on Discovery Channel. She drives a black 1967 Chevy Nova named “The Mistress” which has over 3000 horsepower under its hood. She is part of the Memphis Street Outlaws team led by JJ Da Boss who are known for their street racing skills across America. She recently won a big tire race at Holiday Raceway Alabama Armdrop 2022 beating some of the best racers in the country. Shelby Lynne was born on October 22nd, 1968 in Quantico Virginia as Shelby Lynn Moorer. She grew up in Jackson Alabama with her younger sister Allison Moorer who is also a singer-songwriter. Music was an important part of their family but tragedy struck when their father killed their mother and himself when Shelby was 17 years old. She moved to Nashville Tennessee to pursue her music career shortly after. Shelby Lynne has been married twice. Her first marriage was to John Jackson, a guitarist and producer, in 1991. They divorced in 1993. Her second marriage was to Bill Bottrell, a producer and songwriter, in 2005. They separated in 2007. She has no children of her own but is close to her sister Allison Moorer’s son John Henry who was diagnosed with autism at age two.
Shelby Lynne is a remarkable woman who excels in both music and racing. She has won a Grammy Award for her soulful songs and has conquered the streets with her powerful car. She is an outlaw in the best sense of the word: fearless, adventurous, passionate, and authentic. To learn more about Shelby Lynne and her latest news updates follow her on social media or visit her official website.
Shelby Lynne is an American singer-songwriter who won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2000. She is also a drag racer who competes in the Street Outlaws show on Discovery Channel. She drives a black 1967 Chevy Nova named “The Mistress” and is part of the Memphis Street Outlaws team led by JJ Da Boss. In this blog post, we will explore who Shelby Lynne is as an artist and as a racer.Tuko.co.ke released an exciting piece about Dave Portnoy’s girlfriend and everything you should know about her. Of course, fans have been curious about Dave Portnoy’s girlfriend. The American online celebrity is known for his brave and extroverted personality and has long been under public scrutiny.
She grew up alongside her half-sister, Emily Lacy. Trisha is also a well-known personality in the street racing genre. She co-stars with her husband in the television series Street Outlaws: Memphis.
JJ Da Boss and Trisha Wayne have been in a relationship for more than a decade. The couple tied their knot in 2009. Both are known for their car racing career.
Is JJ in Boss baby a girl?
JJ is a girl with dark brown eyes and light skin.
The American television personality had seven children prior to meeting his wife, Trisha. Little is known about JJ Da Boss’ kids except for his eldest son Josh Day, aka Doughboy. He also races in the television series. Josh is married to a woman named Chelsea, and the couple has two children, Kamden and Novaleigh.What happened to Trisha Wayne on Street Outlaws? On 12 January 2022, JJ Da Boss and his wife, Trisha, were involved in a car accident. The couple got admitted to the hospital after suffering injuries. JJ and Tricia were shooting the second season of Street Outlaws: America’s List on that particular day.Dave Portnoy’s girlfriend is called Silvana Mojica, a model and internet personality. Dave and Silvana’s relationship went viral following an episode of The Dave Portnoy Show with Eddie & Co aired. Dave revealed his relationship with the internet personality during the show.
JJ is famous for his legal business of purchasing old automobiles, designing them, and selling them to his client. The high-profile celebrity also gives advice to his clients on their cars’ best possible performance.
However, he gained more prominence when he was cast on the reality television show Street Outlaws: Memphis. The series started airing on Discovery Channel in January 2018.
She has also collaborated with her husband and other personalities like Precious Cooper to create a team that delivers incredible entertainment for adrenaline junkies and race lovers.JJ is married to Trisha Wayne, a car driver. The couple has been married for 13 years. They have four children together, three daughters, Vada, Aubrey, and Annaline, and a son, Jonathan Wayne Jr.
Jonathan Day, better known as JJ Da Boss, was born on 10 August 1973 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, to Barbara and David Day. JJ is 49 years old as of 2022. He has an American nationality and follows the Christian faith. He went to Rivercrest High School and graduated in 1992.On the other hand, Trisha Wayne (Tricia), also known as Midget, was born in Memphis, United States, to Terry Welch. People dubbed her Midget because of her short stature. Romantic relationships in the American entertainment industry have been regarded as the bad side of the industry, as many of the entertainers end up having broken unions not long after walking down the aisles. Nevertheless, some entertainers like JJ Da Boss and Trisha Wayne do not just have long-lasting marriages but also successful careers. JJ Da Boss and Trisha Wayne have been married for 13 years. They have four beautiful children. The couple grew up in the same small town outside Memphis and shared many interests, including racing.
Later in 2017, JJ was involved in another terrible accident while transporting two cars to Arkansas. Unfortunately, he dozed off behind the wheel, resulting in a significant collision in which he suffered a broken hand and rib fractures.
#1 Official Celebrities Information Source, Everything You Need To Know About Superstars, Business, successful leaders and entrepreneurs to Famous People. browse our celebrities lists with Wiki, Quotes, Contact, Biography, rare Photos, Net Worth, Family and Top Trending News.JJ Da Boss’s birth name is Jonathan Day. Jonathan took to Instagram and posted a picture with his daughters and even mentioned their names on his 46th birthday. He was sitting with his four daughters; Whitney, Aubrey, Vada, and Annaline. Caption: Jonathan Day with his four daughters Whitney, Aubrey, Vada, and Annaline.Jan 28, 2020
Tricia is longtime friends with fellow female racer Precious Cooper. The ladies, along with JJ, have been pals since childhood, and Precious is even the godmother of Tricia’s children.Jul 31, 2020
Patricia Day, aka Tricia, is an American street racer who is running on her 40’s as of 2020. Her actual date of birth and age are still under wraps. Not only that, she likes to keep her personal life out of the limelight, so there’s only a little information. However, her husband, JJ, is 46 years old as of 2020.Apr 26, 2020
JJ Da Boss Wiki: Details on his Early Life and Parents Joseph Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, the only child of Barbara Day and her husband David Day. His mother is a Pentecostal. His real name is Jonathan Day.Oct 8, 2020The racer has a total of 11 children and five grandchildren, but not all of them are with his current wife, Tricia Day, who is also a race car driver who goes by the nickname of “Midget.” He had four of his kids with Tricia, and they’re quite young, so his grandkids are from his other seven children he had before he …Jul 31, 2020
JJ Da Boss earns most of his income from the street racing show Street Outlaws on Discovery as well as buying and fixing old cars. Therefore, JJ Da Boss has an estimated net worth of $1.25 million.Dec 16, 2020
Tricia is the wife of JJ Da Boss. She is also known by her racing name as “Midget.” Tricia is an integral part of the team and she brings her years of experience and perky personality to the show. Precious is JJs cousin. If you couldn’t yet tell, this is a family affair. This might just be the craziest team of drivers in the nation! The Memphis team, lead by JJ Da Boss has been racing together for what feels like forever and they have one rule – the team is everything. They never race each other, focusing instead on taking money from out-of-towners. He also wouldn’t dream of abandoning his crew, even if it meant a bigger payday. “No amount of money could hire me to go and be with another group or another city,” JJ shared. “I’d rather stay in Memphis if I didn’t get paid a dollar. Just to do it for the love.”As the 46-year-old said, he isn’t in it for the money — which is why you won’t see him racing around a professional track. “Me, personally, and my family, we’re not millionaires, and we could never buy the kind of things it takes to go to a track and run that crazy-fast time,” JJ explained to Dragzine.
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Jonathan Day Jonathan Day, better known as JJ Da Boss, is the leader of the Memphis racing family. He has been around street racing since he was a toddler when his mother would carry him on her hip to watch his dad and uncle street race.
The ladies, along with JJ, have been pals since childhood, and Precious is even the godmother of Tricia’s children. “In our town, everybody street races,” JJ told Monsters & Critics. “It’s what we done on Sundays… After you get out of church, go to the spot and everybody’s out there street racing.” Naturally, he was the one who introduced her to street racing. “[JJ] asked me one day if I wanted to try it,” Tricia recalled. “I raced and it’s been a journey ever since.” In a February 2018 interview, JJ Da Boss (whose real name is Jonathan Day) revealed that he and Tricia have “been together for about 10 years.” Though they grew up in the same 700-person town outside of Memphis, they didn’t become a couple until JJ was in his 30s — and a father of seven. The duo went on to have four children: three daughters and one son. “We don’t script anything, you know?” JJ said of their TV series. “I don’t race for a living. I race because I love it and it’s something I believe in.” “At first, she tore up a lot of stuff and cost us a lot of money,” JJ admitted. But in the end, none of that really mattered. “I love Trish. I feel like she saved me and my life,” he continued. “She brought a lot of happiness to my life. She got me on the right path.” Tricia added, “We go together like a hand and a glove.”As for JJ and Precious, the pair has and always will be strictly platonic. “She helps take care of all of my bills. She helps me as much as I help her. It’s just kind of a neutral respect,” he stated. “Nothing crazy.”One of the reasons we love the Discovery Channel spinoff Street Outlaws: Memphis is that it highlights some kickass female drivers, one of which is Tricia Day — nicknamed “Midget” because of her petite stature. She has a special connection to the Tennessee-based street racing crew.Plenty of information can be gathered from Chelsea’s Instagram, including some of the things that are apparently most near and dear to her heart. The racer constantly posts photos of herself with her two children as well as with Joshua and their dog, showing a clear passion for her family.
As the years went on and she spent more time surrounded by racers, Chelsea cultivated her own skills as a driver and now pilots a turquoise muscle car named TomKat, which has led her to many victories. It seems like she has also may have recently purchased another race car, a white 1973 Camaro, per another social media post.With that being said, who exactly is Chelsea, and what has she shared with fans about her life both on and off the racetrack? Here’s a breakdown of the known details surrounding the Street Outlaws Memphis star.
The hit Discovery racing show Street Outlaws Memphis has been a fan favorite ever since it first aired in 2013, and over the years the program has seen countless race car tinkerers and drivers join its ranks. As of late, one of the women who has taken center stage on the program has been Chelsea Day, an avid racer and proud mother whose prowess on the asphalt is enviable and whose love for her family knows no bounds.
As she has described on Street Outlaws Memphis, racing runs in the Day family, and she took to the sport from a young age. Nicknamed “Chelarilla,” Chelsea’s affinity for racing began before she even took the wheel of her own car.During the course of the fifth season of Street Outlaws Memphis, and thanks in part to her husband’s alleged back injury, Chelsea Day has become a much more present face on the program and opened up a lot more to fans who are curious about who exactly she is. Born on Jan. 12, 1994, Chelsea is 27 years old and the proud mother of two children, Kamden, 6, and Novaleigh, 4.
Chelsea married fellow street racer Joshua “Doughboy” Day on Sep. 20, 2015, and it’s clear that the duo has quite a strong bond as Joshua even has Chelsea’s name tattooed on him. Aside from their two young children, Chelsea and Joshua are also the parents of a dog named Bane, who joined the family back in 2017.
Indeed, she used to help her older sister and fellow famed racer, Precious Cooper, prepare for races. It’s unclear when exactly Chelsea began racing on her own, but photos of her at street races on Instagram date back to 2013.Chelsea, alongside Precious, Joshua, JJ Da Boss, and Mallory Gulley, make up Team MSO. Their racing squad is one of the most respected groups to emerge from the Memphis area, and JJ’s skills in cultivating and empowering women to race have proven fruitful for their entire team, as fans of Street Outlaws Memphis know. Aside from those posts about her family (and Street Outlaws Memphis), it appears that Chelsea is a tattoo aficionado, and some of her most visible ink has to do with her kids. She has shared images of two clocks tattooed on her forearms that seemingly represent the birth times of Kamden and Novaleigh. Whenever the crew of Street Outlaws has been up against Big Chief’s Memorial Day Classic, the OKC No Prep Kings, or the Texas Outlaw Challenge, Shelby Lynn, aka Da Baby, has been present and ready to race her heart out. According to her Facebook, she has been a part of the Memphis Street Outlaws crew alongside JJ Da Boss since Oct. 5, 2022.Some fans have mistaken Shelby for JJ’s daughter, but the two are not related in any way. JJ already has a 13-year-old daughter named Vada, who fans may have seen driving JJ’s new car, Tator. She has taken a keen interest in street racing, but is still too young to compete in major events like Shelby and her father.To check out more about Shelby and the rest of the Memphis Street Outlaws crew, be sure to check out Street Outlaws airing Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on Discovery. There have been a lot of seriously talented racers who have showcased their skills on Street Outlaws over the years. The program pits the best of the best against one another in drag races for big prizes, and features all of the hard work, grit, and ingenuity that goes into building and maintaining the powerful race cars that the stars drive. This season has seen JJ bring on a few young talents, with Shelby being of particular interest to fans. In the time since she joined JJ’s crew, Shelby has been a pretty constant fixture on the show. With a powerful 1969 Camaro named Cuda that she built herself, Shelby has already won JJ’s Armdrop Challenge not once, but twice. She has also won races at JJ’s Armdrop Gulfport Dragway, defeating Tricia Wayne.One racer who has been catching some serious fan attention as of late has been Shelby Lynn, who is wowing with her abilities behind the wheel. With that being said, who exactly is Shelby Lynn on Street Outlaws? Keep reading to find out!Unlike her mother, JJ has a very nice and friendly personality like her father. She has displayed many times her care and respect for everyone. She is always loyal to Baby Corp and her team. She always has a can-do attitude like her boss, Tina
JJ was first introduced is Season 1, Episode 1 of The Boss Baby: Back in The Crib. She was shown to be a member of the Tina’s field team. She was asked by Baby Corp to join the team because of the family relations (Jimbo and Staci). She worked hard and became a real asset to the team, and helped take down The Uncuddleables before joining them and getting fired.
JJ is a girl with dark brown eyes and light skin. She has a muscly build like Jimbo when he was a baby. Her black ponytail is similar to Staci’s hair, but instead of three pink beads, she has one pink bead, one green bead, and one blue bead. She has short bang-like hair in the front pulled to the sides. She wears a pink t-shirt with a denim overall dress. Her outfit has a rainbow printed on the front and buttons on the straps.Unsurprisingly, JJ Da Boss became part of his family business quite early on. He used the earnings from the business to build up his car refurbishing, repairs, and racing career. He never gave up cruising the tracks as he engaged in locally organized races with one of his redesigned cars, a “66” Chevrolet II Nova.Based on what was reported, Larkin claimed that JJ and his crew assaulted him to the point that he feared for his life. JJ got arrested after one month but was released after he paid a bond worth $30,000. It is easy to tell that Josh Day, better known as Doughboy, is JJ’s son. Doughboy has been street racing for only a couple of years but has bagged many wins that hints at his intent to dominate the world in the nearest future. JJ Da Boss’ love for street racing pushed him into the street in order to partake in races. It was during this period that he made several bad choices that landed him in Federal Prison for about eight years and a month. With his time done, Da Boss came home to his family with the same passion for cars and car races but in a reformed manner. He started by repairing and selling old cars once again. He was able to work up enough money to own a car lot and of course, finance the car races he loved so much.
Being an adrenaline junky, JJ took on races with all kinds of tactics to make sure he won. One of his strategies was to speed off on two instead of three during the countdown for the race to begin. This earned him his “Off Witcha Head” title. His notoriety on the tracks made many street racers avoid racing with him during the earlier years of his career. Notwithstanding, he won admirers for his diehard rough driving. As Boss ensured he won most of his races, it was only a matter of time before he gained a strong reputation for himself in streetcar racing.
JJ started street racing at the young age of 10. According to various reports, he was raised around street racing; for instance, when he was a toddler, his mother carried him along to watch his father and uncle compete in street racing.In a sad turn of events, JJ Da Boss was involved in a car accident that not only badly damaged his “66” Chevy but he also sustained several injuries including a broken right arm; thankfully, Jonathan Day is left-handed. His travail did not end there as he was slammed with a lawsuit by a certain racer named Chad Larkin and his wife, Genny.
What JJ does for a living made him popular and this has rubbed off on his family. For as much as people follow his career, they have also pried on his personal life, wondering if it has been as fruitful as his profession.
his father, he is married to a fellow racer named Chelsea Day and they are parents to at least two kids. This means JJ is a grandfather; he has no fewer than five grandkids.Having grown up as an only child, Jonathan probably got lost in a quest to ensure his offspring had siblings. Jonathan Day – better known as JJ Da Boss – was an only child who grew up in the small city called Joiner in Mississippi County, Arkansas. Jonathan Day’s parents were known as construction workers with a particular interest in roofing houses. However, their names and other details about them are unavailable except the fact that his mother was a Pentecostal.
Two years later, on the 15th of January 2018, he began a reality TV show, Street Outlaws: Memphis on Discovery Channel; this is a spin-off of the aforementioned Street Outlaws show. The cast members are Ryan Martin, Big Chief, Daddy Dave, Chuck Seitsinger, Doc, Shane, Dominator, Monza, Jeff Lutz, Murder Nova, Kye Kelley, Lizzy Musi, Alisa Monte, Precious Cooper, and Bobby Ducote.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee on the 10th of August 1973, Da Boss has fathered eleven children and it is no secret he had four of these children with his wife, Tricia.Beyond being the wife of a popular street racer, Patricia (Tricia) Day is also a street racer and that’s not the only thing she has in common with her husband. Like JJ Da Boss, she began racing at a tender age. JJ Da Boss is a reality TV star who he became popular through the Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws: Memphis. Often described as the leader of the Memphis racing family and the fastest man on the street, Jonathan Day has always had a strong passion for high-performance cars (muscle cars). He loves them so much that he built his career around it and owns a collection of several exotic racing cars. JJ Da Boss gained fame when he featured in an episode of the TV show Street Outlaws on the 26th of December 2016. This show gave its viewers a sneak peek into the rough-riding world of street racing, thereby building a fan base for the fastest man of the track – JJ Da Boss.
Known as Midget in the racing community, Tricia is reputed as the street racing queen. It has always been delightful to watch her team up with her husband, and alongside Precious Cooper, they make a formidable team, deserving of their own series.
While they are popular figures, JJ Da Boss and his wife keep their personal life private, as much as possible. Because of this, it is hard to tell how they met; when they began dating, and even when they got married. But then, although the exact date of their marriage is not known, it is known that they have been married for over a decade. Josh Day, or better known on the Memphis streets as Doughboy, is JJ Da Boss’s eldest son. He is a chip off the old block and just as formidable of a racer as his father. Doughboy was born in Joiner, Arkansas, and spent his entire life learning about cars and popping hoods. When you factor that in, then his earnings are quite substantial. Besides racing and reality television, JJ da Boss also runs a thriving car business, providing him with an alternative revenue stream.
Street Outlaws has had its fair share of talented drivers. One of the most gifted drivers to have ever graced the asphalt is Jonathan Day. He is better known as JJ Da Boss.Reality television is one of the most lucrative ventures out there. Cast members on top shows can earn more than $ 20,000 for every episode they appear in. Street Outlaws is a very popular show. As such, JJ Da Boss has a net worth of $ 1 million.
JJ Da Boss’ personal life isn’t as open as his street record sheet. For starters, he has often gone on record to mention that he has a total of 11 kids and five grandchildren. Moreover, everyone knows about his wife, Tricia Day, a.k.a. ‘Midget who is also a street racer.As such, he is an invaluable member of the cast in Street Outlaws Memphis. Fans and co-stars alike embellish him with praises every time he takes the wheel.
Are precious and Chelsea related?
Indeed, she used to help her older sister and fellow famed racer, Precious Cooper, prepare for races.
Fasting talking, charming, charismatic, JJ Da Boss has all the qualities that make him an absolute joy to watch on screen. Have you ever been curious about JJ Da Boss’ net worth? Well, it’s your lucky day. Also, get to know about JJ Da Boss Kids, his Wife Tricia Day, and their married life.As for the rest of JJ Da Boss’ kids, their maternity remains unknown. Sources have it that his grandkids are the product of JJ Da Boss older children as Tricia’s are quite young. To be fair, the mother of four met the Street racer when he was in his 30’s and already with seven kids.
While his actual annual salary is not listed, we did learn that race car drivers earn an average of $ 40,000 per year. This does not include the money the star makes from his show.Additionally, Doughboy is also the pride of his father amongst his younger ten siblings, two of which are Vada and Aubrey. He drives a 1962 Impala called Debo and has been doing this for the past three years; after his father’s approval, of course.
Moreover, he has a loving wife named Chelsea Day a.k.a. Chelarilla who is also the mother of his two kids, Kamden and Novaleigh Day. Together, they form the perfect cheering squad for JJ Da Boss’ son.
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54 years (October 22, 1968)Shelby Lynne / Age
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