Eddie Murphy has a new title:
SORE LOSER! Murphy lost the Best Supporting Actor to Alan
Arkin. Murphy was the front runner and favorite to win, but
his face was cracked on Oscar night. Murphy was stunned. He
was sure he was going to win. He had a beautiful lady on his
arm (Tracey Edmonds), and his role in Dreamgirls as “James
‘Thunder’ Early” was the best of his career. What went wrong
you ask? First up: Karma. Karma is real, and when you do
wrong it comes back at you. Former Spice Girl Mel B was
dating Murphy last year. At first, they were hot and heavy.
Then Mel got pregnant, and Murphy publicly dumped her. Mel B
is due this spring, and her baby will have to undergo a DNA
test to prove Murphy is the dad. Number Two: Norbit the
movie made millions, but it was critically panned. Friends
believe Murphy should have released the offensive movie
later this year. Number Three: Murphy’s arrogance after
winning the Golden Globe and Screen Actor’s Guild awards. He
gave horrible acceptance speeches. At an Oscar function,
Murphy left early. This was seen as a sign of disrespect. He
was also unwilling to do the talk show circuit. Murphy has a
huge ego and many felt it got in the way. I can’t imagine
losing the award wasn’t a humbling experience for him, but
you would never know it. At the Oscars, when he realized he
lost, Murphy got up and walked out. His date Tracey Edmonds
didn’t know what to do, so she hurried out with him.
Needless to say this ruined her big night. She’s looking to
advance her film career, and Eddie’s losing this award hurt.
Why did Vogue Fashionista Andre Leon Talley ruin the biggest
night of Jennifer Hudson career. Hudson won an Oscar for her
role as “Effie White” in Dreamgirls, but she also made every
worst dressed list wearing an outfit that made her look like
an outcast from Star Trek. Hudson did not want to wear the
Oscar De La Renta gown with that metallic jacket. She wanted
to wear a Roberto Cavelli dress, but Talley insisted on his
choice. Talley had a major meltdown and made her wear his
outfit. Hudson is Vogue’s latest cover girl and they were
sponsoring her for the Oscars. Usually Talley is on point,
but he made a major mistake with this fashion choice. Hudson
is going to have to learn to be more assertive. Talley made
her look like a fool on the biggest night of her career.
When is W hitney Houston going to stop the madness with
D-List Entertainer Ray J? She has gone against the advice of
her drug counselors by pursuing a relationship with this
child. It has been very frustrating for Whitney. Ray J loves
to party and hang out in clubs, but, as Whitney continues
her drug recovery, she can’t go into these places. Ray J is
a publicity hound, and he is currently hanging out with
Rapper Lil’ Kim. Ray-J also has a sex tape coming out, and
he can’t wait for the world to see it because he is tired of
being known as Brandy’s little brother.
Every time Bobby Brown makes an honest effort to turn his
life around, he gets arrested. At press time, Bobby was
sitting in a Massachusetts jail trying to get money for
unpaid child support. He owes $19 thousand, and he was
arrested for failing to show up for a child support hearing.
Unless he can come up with the money, he may be behind bars
for a while. Bobby needs help. He doesn’t have a job. He
wants to resume his career, maybe do another reality show or
What’s up with Jay-Z and Beyonce? In recent weeks, the two
have been spending time apart. When they are together, they
look strained. Is there trouble in paradise? When Beyonce
showed up at the Academy Awards, she was with her dad. Well,
Jay-Z and Beyonce are still together. Apparently, Jay-Z
doesn’t like awards shows. When he is alone and away from
the spotlight, he is very happy with Beyonce. This was very
evident earlier this week at a private party they attended
for Record Executive Kevin Liles. Jay-Z and Beyonce are
still together, just quiet.
Janet Jackson will be starring in the new Tyler Perry movie,
Why Did I Get Married? Jill Scott and Sharon Leal (Dreamgirls)
will also star. Now that her recording career is in a slump,
Janet wants to resume her acting career. Her last movie was
7 years ago in the Nutty Professor II. Janet is also
considering joining her family for a music tour. The Jackson
family, minus Janet, is broke and a proposal has been put on
the table to get the family on the road for a tour. The tour
would include Michael, Janet, Rebbie, Jackie, Jermaine,
Randy, Marlon and Tito. Where’s Latoya? Oh that’s right, she
can’t sing! (smile)! In other Janet news, where’s Jermaine
Dupri? The Super Producer was not with his lady love Janet
Jackson at all the pre-Oscars parties. Jackson attended the
parties with her brothers Jackie and Jermaine. Are Jackson
and Dupri still a couple? Ever since her last album flopped,
the relationship has cooled. Dupri was the executive
producer of that project, and he has been accused of taking
Janet in the wrong direction.
DNA testing has been ordered from the body of James Brown
and the 5-year who may be his son. The 5-year old son of
Tomi Rae Hynie will have to undergo DNA testing to prove he
is a legitimate heir to the James Brown estate. Hynie is
said to be disgusted by this ruling. But, since she has lied
in the past, the family doesn’t trust her. When Brown was
alive, he was heartbroken to find out that the woman he
thought he was married to was already married to someone
Actor Charles Dutton has been added to the cast of the ABC
drama Suspect. Halle Berry’s ex, Michael Ealy, is also a
part of the cast.
Filming has begun for the Bill Duke directed movie Cover.
The movie, about men on the down low, stars Vivica A. Fox,
Patti LaBelle, Leon, Clifton Powell, Louis Gossett, Jr. and
Deelishis is speaking out! Deelishis, with the fabulous
booty, was the winner of season two of Flavor of Love. The
VH1 show made her a star, but she didn’t get the love she
was promised. Deelishis admits she hasn’t heard from Flavor
Flav since the show ended. He is now spending all of his
time with his new baby momma. She says Flav lied to her.
Deelishis has moved on. She is currently dating Rapper Busta
Rhymes, and she is getting ready to embark on her acting
career. She says she is going to do a project with Actress
Cameron Diaz and Tyrese? Hmmmmmmm! Justin Timberlake’s ex
has moved on with Singer Tyrese. Yes, the same Tyrese who
has a pregnant girlfriend that he keeps hidden. Yes, the
same Tyrese who was running from the cops after getting into
an altercation with his pregnant girlfriend. And yes, the
same Tyrese who claims he loves black women but never dates
them. Cameron Diaz was hurt by her breakup with Timberlake,
but sources say Diaz is hanging out with black guys to get
back at Timberlake, who wants to be a black guy. Check out
Timberlake in his new movie, Black Snake Moan. He’s got a
hot sex scene with Actress Christina Ricci.
He didn’t get an Oscar, but he’s a got a hot new job. Actor
Djimon Hounsou, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role
in the movie Blood Diamond, has been named the new
spokesmodel for Calvin Klein underwear. Hounsou has a hot
body. Remember him in the Janet Jackson video Love Will
Never Do Without You? The new ads come out in the fall of
Who’s watching Justin? Justin Combs, the 12-year old son of
Sean P-Diddy Combs and Stylist Misa Hylton Brym, was
photographed getting lap dances from older women at a teen
party. Needless to say the photos have found a home on the
internet, and it has been very embarrassing for all
involved. The older women involved should be ashamed of
themselves. What would make an older woman give a lap dance
to a 12-year old?!! Young Combs has a security detail, and
they have been fired for letting this happen. According to
his mom, she and Puffy are extremely embarrassed by this
situation, and will monitor his activities closely.
After a lot of back and forth, Fantasia is coming to
Broadway in The Color Purple after all. Since Singer/Actress
La Chanze left the production, sales have dropped for the
Broadway musical. Oprah knew she needed to do something
special. After much negotiation, she got Fantasia to agree
to join the production. Fantasia starts April 10th.
Terrence Howard and Supermodel Naomi Campbell? What an odd
coupling. Howard and Campbell are both known for dating
outside of their race. I’m wondering: what was the
attraction? Campbell has a legendary temper, and Howard can
be a trip too. Is this just a publicity stunt? Howard’s new
movie, Pride, opens next month, and Campbell is looking to
change her image. Let’s see how long this lasts. At the
Philadelphia premiere of Pride, Howard showed up with his
three children, ex-wife and mother-in-law. Pride opens in
theatres on March 23rd. The movie also stars Bernie Mac, who
revealed he may be retiring soon, and Evan Ross. Pride is
about Philadelphia School Teacher Jim Ellis. Ellis led a
group of African American kids to become swim champions in
the 70’s. In other Naomi news, she’s about to get her own
reality TV show on MTV. The show will feature Naomi looking
for a personal assistant. How ironic is this since she spent
years beating up her foreign assistants.
Sources close to Singer Usher are advising him to take it
easy with his new love Tameka Foster. Usher mom can’t stand
her, and the two women don’t get along. Foster is older than
Usher. She was married with three kids when she was hired to
be Usher’s stylist. Usher’s mom had to fire her when she
felt she wasn’t doing her job. After she was fired, Usher
kept her around and the two started a romance. Friends fear
Tameka is pushing to play a bigger part in Usher’s life. She
wants to be his wife as well as his manager, which leaves
this question: where does that leave his mom, out in the
cold? Usher has always been close to his mom. Is he going to
let his new woman come between them?
The 1977 groundbreaking miniseries Roots is coming out on
DVD. To celebrate the 30th anniversary, the Roots 4 disc
boxed set is coming out on May 22nd.
Ving Rhames has been added to the cast of the ABC drama
Football Wives. Gabrielle Union is also starring with a
debut set for this fall.
Prince is taking a break from his longstanding Las Vegas gig
to go on the road. Yes, Prince is going on tour, and he’s
coming to a city near you.
Former basketball great Julius “Dr. J.” Erving has opened a
golf club in Atlanta. The 27-hole facility has been voted by
Golf Digest as one of the best new golf courses in the
country. Erving retired from the NBA in 1986, and has become
a very successful businessman.
Life after basketball hasn’t been so great for another
basketball star. Scottie Pippen is so broke that he is
willing to come out of retirement. Pippen is 41, and poor
business decisions have left him in a serious financial
American Idol is bringing out the stars this season. Diana
Ross is slated to appear on March 14th, and Jennifer Lopez
is coming to the show April 11th.
The 4th season of Dancing with the Stars is scheduled for
March 19th on ABC. Boxer Laila Ali is taking a break from
the sport to appear on the show. Former basketball great
Clyde Drexler is also joining the show along with Joey
Fatone, Billy Ray Cyrus, Leeza Gibbons and Heather
This is certainly not the best of times for Singer Brandy.
She is still facing the consequences and lawsuits stemming
from the fatal car accident that she caused. Brandy just
turned 28, and she really needed a shoulder to lean on.
Brandy thought about an old love, basketball’s Quentin
Richardson of the New York Knicks. They used to be engaged,
but later broke up. They’re still friends, so Brandy decided
to give him a call. Imagine her surprise when she found out
that he had moved on to an older woman. Richardson has been
spending time with Actress Regina King (Ray, Jerry Maguire,
227). King is no longer with her husband, and she has been
spending time with the NBA hottie.
Actor Boris Kodjoe has a message for his fans: everything is
fine between him and his wife Nicole Ari Parker. They are
the parents of two toddlers. During the NBA All-Star
festivities, Kodjoe raised eyebrows when he was spotted
spending a lot of time with Actress Gabrielle Union. Kodjoe
states he and Union are just good friends and were just
hanging out. Kodjoe says he and his wife are happier than
In other basketball news, what will be the future of the NBA
All-Star game festivities? Have the groupies taken over? A
couple of weeks ago, the party took place in Las Vegas and
there were over 350 arrests and two shootings. Between the
groupies and wanna be thugs, the city went wild. This is not
the image that the NBA is looking to have. Next year, the
All-Star game is taking place in New Orleans. Since
Hurricane Katrina, the city has been leading the nation in
violence. Will the NBA Officials be able to gain control
over the festivities? Will the violence that took place in
Las Vegas follow them to New Orleans?
Congratulations to Singer Toni Braxton. Braxton recently got
a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Actor Taye Diggs will be starring in the new Grey’s Anatomy
spin-off. The pilot will air in May, and will feature
neo-natal surgeon “Dr. Addison Montgomery Shepherd” (McDreamy’s
first wife). Writer/Producer Shonda Rhimes will helm the
Actor Keith Robinson, who played “C.C. White” (Effie’s
Brother), in the movie Dreamgirls is headed to TV. Robinson
is set to star in the Fox TV show The Apostles. Robinson is
best known for his work in the Fat Albert movie and The
Power Rangers TV show.
Gerald Levert’s final CD, In My Songs, has turned out to be
the best selling album of his career.
Tomi Rae Hynie is coming out with an album of songs. Hynie
was the final companion of James Brown. She says her tribute
album will feature songs that she and Brown wrote together.
The Motown Story is coming to NBC. The 12-part miniseries
will air in 2009, and it will be the story of Berry Gordy.
Suzanne De Passe will produce the miniseries.
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
on Fox. Bill Cosby and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien are also being
honored. Rapper/Actor LL Cool J will be hosting.
Check out John Legend & Corinne Bailey Rae tour schedule:
The concert scene is heating
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At the movies this week:
Wild Hogs- John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and Tim Allen.
Black Snake Moan – Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci and
March 16th- I Think I Love My Wife- Chris Rock, Gina Torres
and Kerry Washington.
March 23rd - Pride – Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac.
April 6th- Are We Done Yet? Ice Cube and Nia Long.
This Former Supermodel is well known and today she has a
successful career in television. She is known for her beauty
and her hot body, but she can’t find a man. Friends say it’s
because she’s phony, shallow and materialistic.
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