The Culture and Curves of Idina Menzel

821195ea448d2c73bde0fe504e102b3d_SIf you did the ABC’s about Idina Menzel the “A” would definitely be for her Above average voice, the “B” for her astounding Broadway career and maybe “C” would be a toss up between her curves and culture.  Despite becoming more known for her vocal performance of Disney’s Frozen Elsa’s Let it Go, she certainly is not letting go of her shape. Before we talk about how she maintains measurements of 36-25- 32, let’s talk culture.

Menzel is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.  She is married to African American actor Taye Diggs and they have a child together.  Menzel and Digg were original cast members from the Broadway show Rent and starred in the 2005 movie version.   However, news is swirling that after over a little over a decade of marriage the may be calling it quits.

In a 2013 interview with WebMD, Menzel open up about health and fitness habits.

What’s your go-to healthy snack and why?

“Blueberries. Also, I’m trying to be gluten-free, so I enjoy the bars from Pure.”

What’s your healthy dinner?

“I love sushi. I eat lots of chicken, or a piece of grilled fish like tilapia, with spinach and Brussels sprouts.”

What three ingredients are always in your refrigerator and/or pantry?

I use Earth Balance spread instead of butter, and I always have almond milk. I keep plenty of fresh fruit like those blueberries, plus raspberries and watermelon.”

What about when you’re on set — what do you stash in your set trailer?

“I’m not very disciplined, and if I don’t bring my own snacks, I might eat the wrong things. I keep apples and almond butter.” Read About her Work Out Habits

with husband Taye Diggs

Tamera Mowery Housely on Interracial Marriage.

The late Michael Jackson said it best, “It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white.”  However, getting a point of view from a bi-racial woman of both African American and English Caucasian descent with a twin sister married to an African American male things get very interesting.  Tamera Mowery Housely is one half of the famous sisters who grew up on televison.  Two years ago she married Fox News correspondent Adam Housely.  The two had been together off and on for about five years.    Essence.com got an opportunity to ask Mrs. Housely about interracial dating.

Do you have any advice for women considering dating outside of their race who may be apprehensive about it?
TAMERA: Well, I always find these questions so interesting, because I’m a product of an interracial marriage — and I never really grew up seeing color. I honestly realized that my dad was White when someone told me in middle school. They’re like, “Oh your dad’s White?” I’m like, “Oh, my gosh, he really is White.” I knew what race was, but it didn’t matter to me. Yes we are an interracial couple. The thing is we do still deal with that. People always question that. If anything, it hurts, but we do have more people supporting us than making stupid comments. We kind of just ignore it and focus on the positive. Love is love and a lot of times people might be in the situation they’re in because they put barriers up. Like some people only want to date a model, or an actor, or an athlete. You’re only limiting yourself. Open up to what’s out there because God made us all.

Take a Look at back at the Wedding prep of Multi-Cultural Tamera Mowry to Adam Housely.  His family owns Century Oak Winery (Housley’s) so he wanted their love of wine included in the photo shoot:

Mixed Race Weddings Banned?

Forty-six percent of Mississippi Republicans are fine with marriage, but only if its with the same race.

The results were announced Thursday by Public Policy Polling, reports AOLNews. The company asked 400 Republican primary voters about their preferences for candidates for state and national offices READ MORE