baby time! Guess what Eddie Murphy got for his 46th
birthday? Well, if the DNA test proves correct, baby number
7, a 5lb, 4oz baby girl. Former Spice Girl Mel B gave birth
to the baby on Murphy’s birthday. Mel says Murphy is the
daddy. They dated for six months last year then he dumped
her. Murphy says he wants a DNA test. If he is the daddy, he
is going to have to pay up. Right before the baby was born,
Mel went on a shopping spree at an exclusive boutique and
dropped $2,000 in one afternoon.
is going to be a daddy! Usher and his fiancée Tameka Foster
are going to be parents. Foster used to be Usher’s stylist,
but she was fired by his mom because she didn’t like what
she was doing. Usher wanted Foster in his life and made her
his girlfriend. Foster is older than Usher. He’s 28, and
she’s between the ages of 37-39. When he hooked up with
Foster, she was married with three kids. She is now
divorced, but some people are wondering if the baby she is
carrying is her ex-husband’s. Usher has a new album coming
out later this year, and he is planning to tie everything
into a big promotion: new album, new baby and a wedding!
Needless to say his mom is not happy about the situation.
Mom’s getting ready for a big birthday bash, and for the
moment, she will have to grin and bear it.
Faith Evans just welcomed baby number four. Evans and her
husband recently had a son named Ryder.
Record Exec L.A. Reid cheating on his wife? Reid is the big
boss at Def Jam/Island Records. In the 80’s, he was a
musician in the group The Deele with Babyface, and he was
married to Singer Pebbles. Reid is no longer married to
Pebbles. A few years ago, he married someone else and
started a new family. Everytime you would see L.A. and his
wife, they appeared very happy. That’s why it was quite a
shock to hear he was sending steamy emails to a former
secretary. The emails dated back to 2005, and they were
quite suggestive. Sources claim Reid and the secretary were
not involved….. they were just playing. Should a married man
be playing like this? Has Mr. Reid jeopardized his marriage?
Calvin Lockhart has died. The original “Biggie Smalls”
(Let’s Do It Again) and “Silky Slim” (Uptown Saturday Night)
was 72-years old. Lockhart died from complications after
suffering a stroke at his home in the Bahamas. He leaves
behind his mother, his wife, two sons, two daughters and
several siblings. Lockhart is best known for the movies
Cotton Comes to Harlem, Let’s Do It Again, Uptown Saturday
Night and Coming to America. He also did TV. He appeared on
Dynasty, and played the gambling “Cousin Raymond” on Good
Chris Rock the father of a 13-year old California boy?
According to published reports, Rock is being asked to
submit to a DNA test to determine if he is indeed the father
of the boy. The boy’s mother claims she had an affair with
Rock in the early 90’s. She claims she is coming forward now
because the boy suffers from seizures, and she needs to know
about Rock’s family medical history. Reps for Rock say he is
being cooperative, but he just wants to make sure the mother
is not trying to scam him for money. Rock and his wife
Malaak have two young toddlers.
Kelly graces the cover of the new issue of Vibe magazine.
For the past five years, he has been dealing with child
pornography charges stemming from a video reportedly showing
him and a 14-year old girl. Was it R Kelly in the video?
Where is the young girl? Why is this court case taking so
long? Will R Kelly ever have his day in court? Kelly is
getting ready to release a new album and a new DVD set for
his musical soap opera Trapped in the Closet.
Washington is going to Iraq. The Oscar winner is set to
produce and star in a movie called a Journal for Jordan. The
film is based on the letters of a soldier who was killed in
Baghdad during the Iraq War.
is buzzing about the shocking exit of Actress Victoria
Rowell from the soap opera The Young and The Restless.
Rowell played the popular “Drucilla” for 13 years. She went
out with a bang of a cliffhanger. Can the character be
saved? Rowell left the popular soap after years of
frustration. She felt she wasn’t being allowed to grow. She
wanted to direct some episodes and expand her wings. She
said her work was never nominated for an Emmy, despite the
fact she has won 11 NAACP Image Awards. Rowell says she
harbors no ill feelings and it was just time to go. Rowell
is currently on the road promoting her new book The Women
Who Raised Me. The book is about her life in foster homes
and being adopted.
to Oscar Winner Halle Berry. Berry recently got a star on
the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her new movie, Perfect Stranger,
opens in theatres on April 13th, and she is the cover girl
for the latest edition of Ebony magazine.
Oscar Winner Forest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland) will be
teaming up with Keanu Reeves for the movie The Night
Watchman. He’s also in talks to work with Oscar Winner
Jennifer Hudson for the movie Winged Creatures.
Cavaliers Basketball Phenom LeBron James is building his
dream home in Cleveland. The 11 bedroom mansion features a
theatre, bowling alley, casino and barbershop. The mansion
will be finished next year.
Ian Smith from VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club is putting together
the biggest African American Health initiative in history.
The 50 million pound challenge will address the overweight
epidemic in the country. Patti LaBelle, Steve Harvey, Mary
J. Blige and Ashford & Simpson have signed on to help
promote the program.
past few weeks have been challenging for Vivica A. Fox.
Since her recent arrest for drunk driving, Fox says she has
learned a lot. She says she plans on resolving the issue as
soon as possible. She is due in court on May 17th, faces six
months in jail and a $1,000 fine. She also lost a deal with
GM/Cadillac as their endorser, which paid her $1 million a
Queen of Soul is about to become a doctor. Aretha Franklin
will be receiving an honorary doctorate on May 14th at the
University of Pennsylvania’s graduation ceremony.
Chappelle is returning to TV. Chappelle will be producing a
new HBO show for Legendary Comedian Paul Mooney called Judge
another son for Actor Wesley Snipes and his wife. This is
their third child.
ready for Sex and the City, the movie. The hit HBO series
with “Carrie,” “Samantha,” “Miranda” and “Charlotte” is
headed to the big screen featuring the original stars.
chance to talk to the music industry’s hottest sensation,
Robin Thicke. Thicke has the hit album The Evolution of
Robin Thicke which features the smash Lost Without You.
Thicke is planning a summer tour around the world, and he
says he is very happy about the success of the album. Thicke
recently opened up to Rolling Stone magazine about his drug
use and his love for certain drugs: a little too much info (TMI).
Let’s hope his habit doesn’t get in the way of his career.
Perry’s latest movie Daddy’s Little Girls with Gabrielle
Union and Idris Elba is coming out on DVD, June 12th.
CNN Network is taking the O’Brien’s off the mornings.
Soledad O’Brien and Miles O’Brien (no relation) will no
longer be hosting the morning show. They are going to be
replaced by John Roberts and Kiran Chetry.
Simmons Family is gearing up for another season of Run’s
house. The season kicks off with the family dealing with the
death of their infant daughter. The Simmons Family will be
featured in upcoming issues of O, People and Essence
Lee is gearing up for another documentary about Hurricane
Katrina, this time dealing with the Gulf Coast.
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WHAT’S THE UNDERGROUND
female is beautiful, and she’s an accomplished Actress with
numerous awards. She is one of Hollywood’s leading ladies
and she has finally found love. Despite her good fortune,
she continues to harp on the past and her abusive
relationships. Sources say she loves playing the role of
helpless victim. She is currently doing this as she promotes
her latest movie.
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