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Most of us saw the crazy face sucking episode between Halle Berry and Jamie Foxxthe other night on the "Guy’s Choice Awards". While you might have been turned on by the episode or turned off by the vulgarity of it, the truth is that most of us don’t see the financial value behind the infamous grab and suck.

Why would Halle Berry and Jamie Foxx lock lips, private parts and everything else in front of the world (not to mention their significant others)? Why might their significant others actually be OK with that? It all comes down to Financial Lovemaking, since there is a clear monetary value of creating such shocking moments on the big screen.

Let’s be real: Halle and Jamie are both in their 40s, and both of them have financially busted movies to their credit. Also, there is a serious problem with Hollywood’s continuous decision to ignore the very best black female actresses in the world (I would put Regina King or Angela Bassett up against any actress in Hollywood, but they rarely get the roles they deserve). Hollywood has pushed what "Halle-would" do to the test, as this woman has always had to stretch the limits of decency to stay on top (remember Halle getting naked with Billy Bob Thornton a few years ago?). I hardly blame or judge Halle for her choices, since black actors and actresses are usually the last hired and the first fired.

The Internet has created a world in which a hot kiss, a butt grab or even a sex tape is necessary to keep you relevant. Even the group Pretty Ricky resorted to obnoxious grinding activity to get people to notice their next album. In this episode of Financial Lovemaking, we break down how it all works.

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