It’s another public relations
fiasco for Singer Brandy. Late last year, Brandy was
involved in a car accident that killed a woman. There were
no drugs or alcohol involved, but it was Brandy’s
negligence. Apparently, she wasn’t paying attention when she
was driving and that triggered the four car crash. Brandy
was not arrested. She admitted the accident that killed a
38-year old woman was her fault. The California Highway
Patrol feels Brandy should be arrested and charged with
misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. If convicted, she faces
a year in jail and she would have to pay a $1,000 fine.
Activists in California have leaped to Brandy’s defense
claiming she is being used a political trophy. At press
time, the family of the woman killed announced they are
suing Brandy for $50 million. When the incident first
happened, Brandy’s people should have come forward and
revealed what happened. By letting the press reveal it weeks
later, it looks like a cover-up. I’m sure this was just an
accident, but Brandy has a history of lying. Remember her
fake marriage a few years ago when she got pregnant. On the
advice of her reps, Brandy lied about being married. She
told this story to every media outlet that would listen, and
it blew up in her face when her baby’s daddy admitted it was
all a charade. Some sources say stories were leaked about
her brother Ray J and a rumored romance with Whitney Houston
to take the heat off of Brandy. What is Brandy going to do,
and will she be arrested? Will this ruin her career? Will
she get new spokespeople?
Having problems with your sports husband? Are you stuck with
the kids and the mansions while he’s off fooling around with
strippers and groupies? Well, never fear, Juanita Jordan is
here! The very rich ex-wife of Basketball Superstar Michael
Jordan is reaching out to help other wives in need. For
years, Juanita put up with Michael’s cheating and gambling.
She recently got $200 million in a divorce settlement.
Juanita knows the best divorce lawyers in the country, and
she knows how to get paid. She is very happy being single
and free. She is no longer chained to worry and strife
because her man won’t come home. Juanita is already advising
Tawanna Iverson, the young wife and mother of four to
Superstar Allen Iverson. The Iversons recently moved to
Denver, but the cheating has not stopped. The Iversons have
been together for many years. In between, there have been
many women, including Reality Star Hoopz and Nas’ baby
momma, Carmen Bryan, who wrote a book claiming Iverson was
the best lover she ever had. A couple of years ago, The
Iversons made headlines when he reportedly threw her out
their home while she was naked. Is a payday in store for
Tawanna? Will she divorce Allen and get half? If Juanita
Jordan has anything to do with it, a big payday will be
coming to Tawanna because Juanita knows how to get the money
from a cheating hubby.
The drama continues to unfold on the set of the ABC drama
Grey’s Anatomy. The award-winning show has been under fire
ever since cast member Isaiah Washington made a gay slur,
and lied about it on TV. Washington has entered rehab for
his anger management issues. He says he wants to transform
his negative actions into positive ones. Show Creator Shonda
Rhimes has been heavily criticized for how she handled this
situation, but she says she is glad Isaiah is seeking help
for his behavioral issues. Washington has had a rep for
years for being a terror to work with, and it didn’t matter
if you were gay, black, white or female…... he caused
problems. Last year, he choked fellow castmember Patrick
Dempsey and made the gay slur against another, Actor T.R.
Knight. Word has it Knight wants to leave the show. Knight
plays “Dr. George O’Malley,” and the incident forced him to
come out of the closet. Knight is upset and disgusted about
the events. When the incident happened in October. Knight
was told to be quiet, but then Washington brought it all
back up at the Golden Globe Awards, using the F word. Knight
feels the set is toxic and unhealthy, and he wants out. At
press time, Washington has returned to the Grey’s set.
This week’s Stand By Your Man Award goes to Kim Porter.
Porter is the high profile baby mama of P Diddy. Seven weeks
ago, she gave birth to twin girls, and last weekend, Diddy
was caught with other women. He was filmed leaving the hotel
of Actress Sienna Miller at five in the morning, and he was
spotted participating in a mini-orgy with strippers. So
where is Kim you ask? In the December issue of Essence
magazine, Kim revealed that Diddy can do whatever he wants.
He doesn’t want to marry her despite their three kids.
Porter admits she’s not needy, as long as he makes her feel
like they are a family. Porter is a well paid prop and a
poor example for today’s young women. Every week, he is
parading other women around while she stays at home with the
kids. How much more will she take? Apparently, she is in
there for the long haul. It is what it is! Diddy can do
whatever he wants and humiliate her in any way. Just leave
the money on the table!
In the latest issue of Vibe magazine, Ciara reveals why she
and Rapper Bow Wow broke up. Bow Wow cheated on her with a
stripper. I thought they made a cute couple, but Ciara
realized he needed to grow up (smile).
Queen Latifah has signed on for the movie Mad Money about a
bank heist. Years ago, she made a splash with her role as
“Cleo” in the bank heist movie Set It Off. Filming starts in
March on Mad Money. Also in March, check her out in the HBO
movie Life Support. In Life Support, she plays a former drug
addict with HIV.
Eddie Murphy says he’s interested in the new James Brown
movie, which will be directed by Spike Lee. Murphy claims
the Godfather of Soul told him that if a movie were made,
Eddie should do it. Murphy does admit he may be too old for
the role (he turns 46 in a few weeks). He says he’s not up
for doing any dancing splits, and whoever does this movie
will have to do that. Meanwhile, Murphy’s upcoming paternity
drama continues to unfold. Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown
says she is carrying his child. Murphy wants a DNA test.
During a recent promotional trip to London for Dreamgirls,
Murphy was nowhere to be found. London is the home of Brown,
and he didn’t want to run into any of her fans. Melanie is
determined to prove that Murphy is her unborn child’s
father. She recently released a sonogram of the baby to the
internet. The baby is due this spring. Eddie’s last project,
Norbit, opens in theatres on the 9th.
Spike Lee will be doing work for the NBC network after all.
After passing on his idea for a show about New Orleans, he
has been given the go ahead for a drama about average guy in
New York who winds up becoming the mayor.
The VHI 1 reality show I Love New York continues to score
high rating for the network. In the beginning, I was excited
about the prospects for the show. I think New York and her
mom, Sister Patterson, are hysterical, but the men leave
much to be desired. The majority of them are suspect if you
ask me, and it’s a total turnoff. Where are the real men?
Is Former American Idol Contestant Clay Aiken stripping for
web cameras? Aiken’s die hard fans, The Claymates, claim an
imposter is posing as Aiken and causing all the controversy.
They feel he is being framed. In the meantime, men continue
to come forward with tales of hooking with Aiken via the
Beyonce has been Los Angeles filming a series of music
videos. Beyonce is financing the project, and word has it
she is low balling her dancers. A video dancer can usually
get $3,000 for two rehearsal days and 2 work days, but the
dancers who are working with Beyonce are not getting nearly
this much money. A lot of well known dancers refuse to
participate in the project. They want to be paid their
worth, but others are going along with it so they can say
they worked with a superstar.
Look for a new album from Singer D’Angelo later this year.
After a bout with drugs and a car accident that almost took
his life, he is hard at work on a comeback project.
The Smith Family acting dynasty continues to grow. Willow
Smith is following in the footsteps of her big brother Jaden
when it comes to working with dad Will Smith. Willow will be
appearing in her dad’s new movie I Am Legend. I Am Legend is
a sci-fi drama about vampires that take over the world. Will
Smith plays the last man alive. Salli Richardson-Whitfield
plays his wife.
The March issue of Playboy magazine features Mariah Carey on
the cover. The magazine says Mariah has had the sexiest
Check out a bikini clad Vivica A. Fox on the latest issue of
Smooth magazine. Fox looks incredible for a woman in her
40’s. In a few weeks, she’s going to be in Philly filming
the movie The Cover. The movie, directed by Bill Duke,
co-stars Loretta Devine, and it deals with the down low
Jennifer Hudson is the March cover girl for Essence
magazine. The Oscar-nominated actress/singer has been
looking fabulous lately thanks to the styling of Vogue
Fashionista Andre Leon Talley. Hudson is working it, and
everybody knows it. American Idol Judge Simon Cowell wants
her to make a guest appearance on this season’s Idol. He
says she should come back and gloat. He says he has always
been one of her major supporters, as he reminds everyone it
was the public that voted her off and not him.
How hot is Actress Gabrielle Union? How about very hot! Her
new movie, Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, opens in
theatres on the 14th. Word has it she’s dating baseball hunk
Derek Jeter. Union and Jeter have been spotted getting cozy
with a little dirty dancing in New York. She also just
signed a TV deal with ABC to star in the new drama Football
Players Wives. Union will play one of the wives. This is not
a far stretch for her. She used to be married to the NFL’s
Here’s some good news about Singer Isaac Hayes. He’s doing
much better, and is out performing. Last year, the
award-winning writer/producer/singer suffered a stroke, and
he spent a great deal of time in rehab. Hayes is best known
for the Theme from Shaft.
Rocker Bono is getting honored at this year’s NAACP Image
Awards. The front man for the Rock Band U2 will be receiving
The Chairman’s Award for his humanitarian efforts involving
AIDS in Africa. The awards show is set for Friday, March 2nd
The life story of Tennis Great Arthur Ashe is coming to the
big screen. Nick Cannon is scheduled to star in the project.
The movie is being produced by Will Smith’s entertainment
R Kelly is releasing a new album in May. Word has it he will
continue telling the story of his Trapped in the Closet
Singer Smokey Robinson is blasting the movie Dreamgirls.
Robinson feels the movie is very offensive in its portrayal
of the Berry Gordy influenced character played by Jamie
Foxx. Robinson says Gordy never resorted to payola to get
records played. He says Motown made a statement all over the
world that America could be proud of, and the movie distorts
this. Jamie Foxx says he didn’t base his character on Berry
Gordy. Foxx says he patterned it after record executives
that he has worked with.
The children of James Brown are looking to have his longtime
lawyer removed as the trustee of his estate. Buddy Dallas
was not only a good friend to the Godfather of Soul, but his
longtime attorney for the past 24 years. The Brown Children
are citing some financial discrepancies, and they want to
have him removed from his position. They want to have full
control of the James Brown Estate.
Singer Alicia Keys will not be inviting Kimora Lee Simmons
to any more of her parties. The estranged wife of Record
Mogul Russell Simmons made a fool of herself at a party
celebrating Keys’ 27th birthday. Kimora Lee got into a
screaming match with another woman, and threw a drink on
her. Kimora Lee claims the woman was taunting her, and
that’s why she went off. Guests claim the incident marred a
Now that his ex-wife is involved in a high profile
relationship with Eddie Murphy, Babyface has moved on with a
Tracey Edmonds look-a-like. Babyface is currently dating a
young dancer who looks a lot like his ex-wife.
Oprah Winfrey is back with her book club, and the latest
selection is the Sidney Poitier spiritual autobiography The
Measure of A Man. Poitier is one of Hollywood’s most admired
actors. In 1964, he became the first African American to win
an Academy Award in the Best Actor category for his work in
the film Lilies of the Field. Poitier, who turns 80 soon, is
best known for the classic movies To Sir with Love, In The
Heat of the Night, A Piece of the Action, Blackboard Jungle,
Uptown Saturday Night, A Raisin in The Sun, The Defiant Ones
and Let’s Do It Again.
Now speaking of Oprah, Rachael Ray, her latest protégé, is
denying reports that she used racial slurs in describing her
boss. According to reports, Ray accused her boss of being
ashamed she was black after drinking too much wine.
Spokespeople for Ray claim these reports are not true, and
she would never make disparaging reports about Ms. Winfrey.
Author Sidney Sheldon has passed away at the age of 89.
Towards the end of his career, Sheldon was best known for
his romance novels. Earlier, he won an Oscar for his writing
and latter an Emmy for his television work that included I
Dream of Jeannie and The Patty Duke Show.
The 49th Annual Grammy Awards air February 11th on CBS.
Beyonce is one of the scheduled performers. Mary J. Blige is
up for 8 awards. The show takes place at the Staples Center
in Los Angeles, CA.
Gospel Music’s biggest night, The 2007 Stellar Awards, is
set to air February 18th on Channel 17 at 4pm.
The concert scene is heating up. Check out
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February 9th- Norbit – Eddie Murphy.
February 13th- Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls- Gabrielle
Union, Idris Elba, Louis Gossett, Jr. and Tracee Ellis Ross.
March 2nd- Wild Hogs- John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and Tim
March 16th- I Think I Love My Wife- Chris Rock, Gina Torres
and Kerry Washington.
Also coming in March- Pride – Terrence Howard and Bernie
April 6th- Are We Done Yet? Ice Cube and Nia Long.
The new Gerald Levert CD, In My Songs, arrives in stores
February 13th. The first single is the title track, In My
Prince is the halftime performer at this year’s Superbowl.
The big game is February 4th. Prince is scheduled to a
tribute to James Brown during the show. Pop Star Billy Joel
will be singing the national anthem. Superbowl 41 will
feature The Colts vs. The Bears.
This Old School Diva has had a fabulous career, and she is
extremely rich. At the moment, she has a new CD out that
she’s promoting. Back in the day, she was known for her
style. Today, she appears outdated with her over the top
hair and stained yellow teeth. For a woman who has tons of
money, why does she look so bad?
This stage mother has worked extremely hard to help her son
get to the top of the music world. He is handsome and
talented and has a thing for older women. His latest
conquest recently left her husband and kids to be with him.
Now that the older woman is divorced, the stage mother is
scared that she will want to marry her son. The stage mother
can’t stand this woman. She feels she will hurt his career,
but her son is in love and won’t listen.
This Female Singer from the 80’s is currently touring the
around trying to revive her career. A few years ago, she
became very good friends with a Pop Superstar. The Pop
Superstar had a notorious drug problem and a bad boy
husband. When news report came out that the 80’s Singer and
Pop Superstar were hanging out in drug dens, the 80’s Singer
went public to clear her name. Well, the Pop Superstar is
now on the road to recovery, and she refuses to speak to the
80’s Singer. The Pop Superstar feels betrayed. She felt if
they were truly friends, she should have ignored the talk.
But, the 80’s Singer has children to feed, and she didn’t
want to have a reputation as a drug addicted, bi-sexual.
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