One day, temptation in the form of a sexy ex-girlfriend walks into Richard's life, and he begins to wonder what it would be like to be single again. Suddenly, Richard is torn between his wife and the other woman.
Chris and Louie decided to write their own version of the movie. "We just thought, you know what? It's time for me to do a grown-up movie," Chris says. "It's time for me to play a grown man with grown problems. ... And I wanted to do a serious comedy."
The O.J. Simpson book scandal: "He should have written another book called If the Book Would Have Came Out," Chris jokes.
On whether Britney Spears's bald haircut is a cry for help: "It's a cry for hats," he says.
Michael Richards's rant: "His first crime is that he was being unfunny. ... There's a part of me that actually feels sorry for him like in the sense that, okay, yeah, what he did was absolutely wrong, but can a brother have a bad night?"
Malaak says she's often asked if I Think I Love My Wife is based on her marriage. It isn't, she says. "It's a French remake of a movie, but you do see bits and pieces of our marriage, for sure, and our life," she says. "You know, certain things don't happen when they should happen when you have toddlers in the house."
Society has become too interested in the "gotcha" moments of celebrities that are made possible by cell phone cameras, Chris says. "There's a saying in the Bible that you shouldn't judge a man by his worst day, you know what I mean?"
Chris is most impressed with the 152 girls who make up the first two classes of the academy. "These girls are really smart. You can't give education. You have to want education," he says. "I hope they build another school like this for some boys so these girls can have somebody to marry."
Although Chris donated In Search of Satisfaction by J. California Cooper, another book in the pile catches his eye: Life Doesn't Frighten Me At All by Maya Angelou. "I wanted kids so much that I bought children's books before I even had kids, and this is one of the books I bought."
After seeing the rest of the campus, Chris is left with a strong impression. "This is heaven on earth," he says. "You girls are in heaven."
Malaak hopes that taking her girls to South African shanty towns, where children live in poverty, and then contrasting that experience with the hope and opportunity of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy will really help her children understand those lessons. "It made my message to my children so much easier," she says.
"I'm always telling these children that, 'You're so blessed,' and that, 'You must give back,' and that, 'Most people in this world don't have what you have,' and you can't really show that in America," Malaak says.
Having children also changed his perspective on fame. When Malaak was pregnant with Lola, she says Chris was worried the commotion of photographers and fans would prevent him from taking his kids out in public. But now he plays with Lola and Zahra in the park all the time. "You know, you get famous and you work in these weird jobs and you don't have a lot in common with people. But once you have kids, you have everything in common with everybody," Chris says.
Four weeks later, her debut single, "I Believe," rocketed to the top of the charts. Her first album, Free Yourself, went double platinum and was nominated for four Grammy Awards. And in late 2006, her self-titled album, Fantasia, entered the Billboard R&B charts at number 3.
With her musical achievements, tours, a best-selling book and a movie about her life, Fantasia is proving there is nothing she can't do.
Fantasia says she can really relate to the character of Celie. "She went through so many things. She had people telling her she wasn't this, she wasn't that, she was ugly," she says. "But she still kept the faith, and she still kept her smile on her face. And at the end, she said, 'You know what? I may be poor. I may be ugly. But I'm here.'"
After going from having very little money to having a lot of money very quickly, Fantasia says life got "a little crazy" at first. "Everybody expects so much and wants so much," she says. But Fantasia, now 23, says she has learned how to say no with the support of her mother and grandmother.
She says while the Broadway schedule is demanding, the chance to perform each day as a character she relates to will give her some emotional release. "Even now, with where I am today, we still go through things. We still have troubles, just different things," she says. "And I feel like I can take all of that and put it out there on the stage."