Rock says everything is alright in his household, and he
loves his wife very much. Chris has a new movie, I Think I
Love My Wife coming out on March 16th. As he makes the press
rounds, he is being asked about his wife. For the past ten
years, Rock has been married to Malaak Compton. She is the
mother of his two young daughters. The marriage has seen its
shares of ups and downs with cheating, paternity tests and
models. Late last year, Chris filed for divorce and
mysteriously withdrew the petition. Did Chris change his
mind because a divorce could hurt his new movie? Rock
responds: Heck no! Rock says marriage can be challenging,
but he loves his wife. He says he no longer cheats because
he is tried of getting caught. Rock says he and Malaak and
their young family are very happy. He says he has no plans
to break up his family.
Jennifer Hudson Backlash has begun. Fame has two sides. One
side loves you, and the other will burn you. The Oscar
winner has made an enemy for life with Designer Andre Leon
Talley. Talley took Hudson under his wing and gave her a new
style. He even got her on the cover of Vogue magazine. Then
came The Academy Awards and the hideous dress he encouraged
her to wear. The next day, despite winning an Oscar, she was
the butt of many jokes because of that outfit. Hudson
revealed she didn’t want to wear it, but she caved into
Talley’s pressure. Talley was livid. For years, he has been
a leading Fashionista, and now he’s being labeled as a
novice who gives bad fashion advice. Friends of Talley feel
Hudson made a costly mistake by dissing Talley. Hudson is
also feeling the heat from American Idol fans who want her
to stop bashing the show and Judge Simon Cowell. Hudson lost
the competition. In one episode, after giving a poor
performance, Cowell told Hudson she was out of her league.
In subsequent shows, he praised her and her talents. Fans of
the show feel she is being an ingrate by trashing Cowell all
other Idol news, Cowell speaks about former contestants. He
said they don’t respect the show, and he’s tired of it. He
says if it weren’t for American Idol, no one would know who
Idol is the hottest show on TV but with its popularity comes
controversy. Are Church Singers taking over the show? In a
recent poll, people stated that the Church Singers were
blowing away the weaker singers, and that Church Singers are
taking the show serious because they realize they can use
the show to launch their careers. Another Idol controversy
is the one involving Antonella Barba. She is the Jersey girl
who may or may not be the sex siren in a series of
pornographic pictures. When the pictures came out, Barba
denied it was her. The pictures are very racy. Producers
didn’t press her on it, and she was allowed to stay in the
competition. Wait a minute! WTH?!! A few years ago,
Contestant Frenchie Davis was booted from the show because
of topless photos she took over the internet. Why the double
standard? Barba has a weak voice, and Davis had a powerful
voice. Rosie O’Donnell from The View weighed in. She stated
bluntly Davis was booted from the show because she was fat
and black, and it’s unfair. What do you think? According to
published reports, the other contestants want Barba off the
show. She can’t sing so maybe it will happen soon.
is everyone dogging Tyra Banks about her weight? In several
articles, she has been described as plus size. She’s 160
pounds! When did this become plus size?!! She looked
stunning at the recent NAACP Image Awards, but the next day
she was criticized. No wonder so many young girls have self
esteem issues. I do not understand the cruelty thrown at her
just because she gained weight since her modeling days. Tyra
is on a roll. She’s in line for her third TV show. Hot on
the heels of her talk show and America’s Next Top Model,
Tyra has another show lined up. The Glamorous Life will
focus on the losers of America’s Next Top Model and how they
return to regular life.
Richie continues to have health issues. She is gaining
weight, but she has also been suffering from dehydration.
What’s up with Lionel’s daughter?
well wishes go out to Will Smith. Smith recently underwent
special surgery after he strained his shoulder on the set of
his new movie I Am Legend.
Yoba has been added to the cast of the Tyler Perry movie Why
Did I Get Married? Janet Jackson and Jill Scott are starring
in the movie along with Tasha Smith and Richard T. Jones.
The movie is scheduled to be released February ‘08.
Springer has been tapped as the new host of the NBC show
America’s Got Talent. Springer replaces Regis Philbin, who
says the taping of the show required too much traveling for
him. Regis has his own daily show with Kelly Ripa. America’s
Got Talent returns this summer. David Hasselhoff and Brandy
also starred on the show as judges. There’s no word on what
will happen with Brandy as she deals with her legal issues
involving the accidental death of a young woman.
Star Shaquille O’Neal will be starring in a new reality show
for ABC. Shaq will be helping Florida school children lose
weight. The show will focus on childhood obesity and health.
LL Cool J has got a new job, and he gets to use his gorgeous
lips. For the past 20 years, he has been licking his lips
and turning the ladies on. Now, he has been named the new
spokesperson for Chapstick.
Spice Girl Mel B is preparing to deliver her baby. Mel is
due in late April, and her family has flown in from London.
Her mother is by her side as she prepares for the birth. Mel
B says Eddie Murphy is the father of her child. Eddie says
he wants a DNA tests. If the results come out in Mel’s
favor, Eddie is going to have to pay up big time.
winning an NAACP Image Award for his work on the ABC show
Grey’s Anatomy, Actor Isiah Washington is still paying the
price for his antics on the show. The gay slur he used
against a castmate and the choking of another almost
destroyed his career. A lot of the cast members have
received huge raises, but word has it Washington is being
denied his big payday. He will not get a raise. He is signed
to a seven year contract, and he will get paid his original
Sammy Strain, of Little Anthony & The Imperials and formerly
of The O’Jays, is suing his former singing partners Eddie
Levert and Walter Williams for $15 million. Also included in
the suit are the legendary Songwriting/Producing team of
Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Before returning to Little
Anthony and The Imperials, Strain was a member of The O’Jays
for 16 years singing on the Philly classics Usta Be My Girl,
Lovin’ You, Your Body’s Here With Me and Forever Mine.
Strain claims he was cheated of his share of royalties.
Brown is out of jail, and he has made a batch of new
enemies. Brown landed back in jail for non payment of child
support. A Washington, D.C. radio station bailed him out on
the condition he would work for them for a week. Well, Bobby
backed out of the deal. Once he got out, he high tailed it
to Los Angeles. He recently spent a night out with soon to
be ex-wife Whitney Houston, their daughter Bobbi Kristina
final DNA samples have been taken from the Godfather of Soul
James Brown. Since his death almost three months ago,
several people have come forward claiming he was their
father. Now the race is on to see who is really a Brown.
Latifah and Jamie Foxx team up for the HBO movie Life
Support. Latifah plays a woman who is infected with HIV. The
movie details her struggles and her outreach work helping
others. The movie is excellent, and it airs this month on
HBO starting on the 10th. Evan Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross
round out the cast, and, there’s a surprise at the end by a
well known singer who has been promising to make a comeback.
of the parents of the girls at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership
Academy are voicing their concerns about the care their
daughters are being given. Some parents have requested a
meeting to discuss their progress. There is a lot of concern
about the girls losing their African culture and heritage
since they are living in a new environment founded by an
and Kimora Lee Simmons happen to have one of the strangest
marriages in Celebrityville. The Simmons are the parents of
two young daughters, and they still live together in a
multi-million dollar mansion on the east coast. Apparently,
their marriage is very open because Russell is often seen
with models, and Kimora is starting to spread her wings with
her new man. The new man is Oscar Nominee Djimon Hounsou.
Hounsou first came on the scene in the Janet Jackson video
Love Will Never Do Without You. He later went on to star in
the movies Amistad and Blood Diamond. Hounsou is hot right
now. He just signed a deal to be the new spokesperson for
Calvin Klein underwear, and he’s openly dating Russell’s
wife. So what does Russell say about this? Russell says he
hopes his wife is happy because Hounsou is a nice guy. He
says he and his wife are good friends, and they remain
business partners and parents to their daughters.
on the heels of winning an Oscar for his work in The Last
King of Scotland, Forest Whitaker’s first baby momma is
trying to clown him. Forest has a 16-year old son by a
former love Monique Miller. Miller claims she wants him
back, despite the fact that he is currently married to
someone else. In a recent interview, Miller described
Whitaker as having a magic personality despite the fact that
he was not the best looking man. She says he was slightly
overweight with a lazy eye, but she was captivated. In
school, she says he was weird and unsuccessful with girls.
Miller says at first he was shy in the bedroom, but she
showed him the ropes. She stated Whitaker was a quick
learner who was romantic and then their relationship soured.
She says it all came to an end when he became famous and
started receiving attention from women. Spokespeople for
Whitaker declined to comment, but they said he is happy with
his current wife and children.
rumors of breakups and a secret love child, “BEY-Z”
continues. Jay-Z and Beyonce are currently on vacation in
the islands. Jay-Z recently sold his Roc-a-wear clothing
line for $204 million in cash. Jay sold it to the Iconix
Brand Group. IBG licenses and markets popular brands such as
Candies, Joe Boxer, Mudd, and London Fog. Jay will remain as
a figurehead, and he will release his Shawn Carter
Collection in 2008.
love Michael Jackson in Japan. At a recent VIP fan
appreciation event, fans paid up to $35 hundred to be with
him for 30 seconds.
Jones is returning to TV just in time for the May sweeps and
will be doing double duty. She’ll be appearing on the NBC-TV
show Law and Order. She’ll play a lawyer. Ludacris will also
guest star. Star will also return to her former cable
stomping grounds. She just inked a deal with Court TV for
her own show.
Givens is currently touring the country in the stage musical
Men, Money and Golddiggers. The musical also features Singer
Tank, who Givens is currently dating, Ginuwine, Chico
Benymon and Essence Atkins rounding out the cast.
Naomi Campbell may soon be sweeping the streets of New York
as part of a community service deal for assaulting her maid.
Naomi bashed her maid’s head with a cellphone, and the maid
had to get five stitches. Naomi starts on March 19th, and
she’ll be sweeping, scrubbing and mopping a New York City
building. She’ll be on the job for five days.
LaBelle has been quite busy with her acting career. She’s
currently filming the new Bill Duke movie Cover with Vivica
A. Fox. Plus, Patti just wrapped up with Will Ferrell on the
comedy Semi Pro.
Isley and family are hitting the road. Despite being
convicted on tax evasion charges, Isley avoided jail time
and now he’s working harder than ever. Isley, his newborn
son and young wife are gathering the family for a tour. The
Isley Brothers will be in Atlantic City on April 27th and in
Philly at the Tower Theatre on April 28th. The Isleys are
also releasing a new album this summer.
news came out that Chris Tucker was dating Singer
India.Arie, a lot of people emailed me asking about his past
love life. Arie is not the first celebrity that Chris has
dated. Prior to Arie, he dated Michelle Williams of
Robin Thicke is coming to Philly. Thicke is topping the
charts with his song Lost Without You. He’s the 29-year old
son of Actor Alan Thicke and Singer Gloria Loring. Robin
Thicke is married to Actress Paula Patton (Idlewild, Déjà
vu). Before launching his solo project Thicke wrote songs
for Brian McKnight, Usher, Mary J. Blige and Michael
Jackson. Thicke is going to be in concert on March 20th at
the Electric Factory Concert Hall. Contact
for tour dates.
Perry is having problems with his $24 million mansion in
Atlanta. Perry’s latest home is under construction, and he
was recently fined $175 thousand for illegally removing
trees from his estate. Work also had to be stopped on his
three story estate when he didn’t have the proper permits
E. Lynn Harris is preparing a stage musical based on his
best seller Invincible Life. Ashford and Simpson are doing
the score to the musical.
Houston’s sometime boy toy Ray J is very proud of his
forthcoming sex tape with Socialite Kim Kardashian, but word
has it he may not be so happy about another sex tape. Is
there another sex tape involving Ray J…… this one with
another guy? Rumor has it Ray J was with another guy and
they were high on ecstasy making out and it was filmed on a
security camera at a California studio. Reps for Ray J claim
this is just a nasty rumor. They say there is only one sex
tape.... the one with ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian. The tape
is expected to be released soon. Sources who have seen the
tape claim he will not be known as Brandy’s little brother
Blair Underwood will be directing the indie film Blue
Collar. Kristoff St. John (“Neil” on The Young and the
Restless) is producing and Ving Rhames will star. Blue
Collar will be about four blue collar men who start an
escort service. Underwood will also be featured in the HBO
series In Treatment later this year.
David E. Talbert (Love In The Nick of Tyme) is getting ready
to direct his first movie. Talbert has tapped Ice Cube to
star in his new film First Sunday. First Sunday is about two
men’s botched attempt to rob a church, and the church
parishioners who they take hostage. As the hostage situation
goes on, the church members slowly convert the robbers to
see the error of their ways. Filming starts in May with a
January ‘08 release date.
Sopranos return to HBO on April 10th. This will be the final
season for Tony and the gang.
Tate has signed on to join the FX show Rescue Me. Tate is
going to play a rookie firefighter.
Lenny Williams is coming to Delaware. It’s a love concert on
March 24th at the Longshoreman’s Hall, 200 South Claymont
Street, Wilmington, Delaware. It’s JB’s birthday bash.
Check out John Legend & Corinne Bailey Rae tour schedule:
The concert scene is heating
up. Check out
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.
handsome and one of the hottest Actors in Hollywood. His
smooth looks and light eyes are breaking hearts all over
town. When women meet him, he makes them feel like they are
the one. But, the reality is he is married, and he is never
leaving his wife.
is it time to grow up? Maybe after you father 4 or 5 kids
and you refuse to marry the baby momma. This hip hop mogul
acts like a teenager who is out of control with non stop
partying and drinking and ecstasy. Lately, he’s been getting
into fights, and sources say it’s the drugs. Maybe he should
stay home with his babies and chill out.
young man became famous as a teenager. He had a hit TV show,
and he tried his hand at rapping. He is starting to venture
out in movies. His star is on the rise, and so are the
groupies. He’s basically a nice guy, but he’s going to have
to be careful because the women who are latching onto him
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