Former Spice Girl Mel B is
ready to take on Eddie Murphy. Back in the day, she was
known as “Scary Spice,” and Eddie Murphy should be very
afraid. Mel gave birth to a baby girl a couple of weeks ago.
Mel says Eddie Murphy is her baby daddy. Eddie says the baby
can’t be his because he practices safe sex. Mel B has
already taken the DNA from her daughter, and now she is
seeking DNA from Eddie. If Eddie refuses to cooperate, she
is prepared to haul him into court. Mel B has already signed
a deal worth $250,000 with a major publication for the
exclusive photos of the baby. Word has it she has named the
girl Fortuna Daphne Bey. Sources say the baby has Eddie’s
eyes. If Eddie is the daddy, this will be his seventh child.
Chris Rock is having paternity issues. Is he the father of a
13-year old boy? A paternity suit that was originally filed
in Georgia has now been re-filed in New York. An old flame
of Rock’s claims he is the father of her 13-year old son.
The young man suffers from seizures. When she filed the
first suit, she claimed she didn’t want anything. Now, she
has changed her mind. This time around she is asking for
child support, medical coverage and she wants Rock to pay
for her attorney fees.
Usher has hired Celebrity Event Planner Preston Bailey for
his upcoming wedding to Tameka Foster. Foster is Usher’s
former stylist. She left her husband and three kids to be
with Usher. Now, he is set to marry her this November. Usher
also has a new album coming out this fall.
Martin Lawrence will be teaming up with Cedric The
Entertainer and James Earl Jones for the movie The Better
Man. Lawrence will play a talk show host who reunites with
his family in the Deep South.
Now that he’s divorced from Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown is
moving on with his life. He is currently dating Alicia
Etheridge. Etheridge is the president of Macy Gray’s Music
What does the future hold for Jay-Z and Beyonce? Well,
there’s a wedding and a possible record label that they
would start up. Jay-Z is rumored to be leaving Def
Jam/Island Records after his contract expires, and Beyonce
has only one more album to do for Sony Records. Will she
leave the label to start up a new company with Jay-Z?
Beyonce is gearing up for her world tour. She will be in
Philadelphia on August 10th at the Wachovia Center with
Will New York, a.k.a. Tiffany Patterson, ever find love? She
was dumped by Tango, the man she picked on The I Love New
York reality show. Tango dumped her on the reunion show when
he found out she was bad mouthing his mom. Should she have
picked Chance? Will she re-team with Chance for another
reality show on VH1? The show had great ratings, so it may
not be over for New York.
Will Oprah Winfrey ever marry her long time steady Stedman
Graham? According to her dad Vernon: No! In a recent
interview, the retired barber was quoted as saying that
Graham was a fine person and a good man who is very
successful in his own right. He says he makes his daughter
happy, but he doesn’t bring anything to the table that she
needs. Oprah’s dad feels she needs to protect her fortune.
The show goes on for Singer Ronald Isley. Isley faces 37
months in jail since his conviction on tax evasion charges.
He is currently appealing the judge’s decision, and he is
due to be sentenced in August. In the meantime, Isley has
been hitting the road, and he has his family with him.
Portions of the concert are being filmed for a DVD. Isley
says his strong faith in God is holding him up.
Mike Tyson goes on trial August 20th for drug charges. Tyson
was arrested earlier this year after cops pulled him over
for a minor traffic violation. When the cops stopped him,
they found bags of cocaine in the car. Tyson has pleaded not
guilty, and he faces 7 ½ years in jail.
Get ready for Ray Charles: The Musical. The production is a
new musical that will feature Ray Charles’ greatest hits.
Producers say this production will be harder hitting and
more personal than the Ray Charles movie Ray that starred
Jamie Foxx. The musical will focus on the women, the drugs
and the music.
Actor Orlando Brown is trying to clear his name. Brown is
best known for his role as the sidekick “Eddie” on the
Disney show That’s So Raven. Last week, Brown was arrested
on drug charges after cops pulled him over for driving with
his lights off. Nine grams of marijuana were found in the
car. Brown says the drugs weren’t his. He says he let a
friend hold his car, and he didn’t know the drugs were in
the car. Brown could lose his job on the popular Disney
show. Brown says he’s a youth activist, and he would never
risk losing his job. Earlier this year, another cast member
was arrested for drunk driving.
Forest Whitaker and Denzel Washington are teaming up for a
movie. The Oscar winners are teaming up for the film The
Great Debate. It’s the true story of Professor Melvin Tolson,
who founded a debate team in the 30’s at a small black
college. Oprah is producing, and filming starts next month.
Forest Whitaker recently got a star on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame and his Oscar winning movie Last King of Scotland is
available on DVD. Denzel’s latest movie, Déjà Vu, comes out
on DVD on the 24th.
Fashionista Kimora Lee Simmons is getting a TV show on the
Style network. The reality show will feature Kimora’s life
at work and as a mother. Her soon to be ex, Music Mogul
Russell Simmons, is not expected to be part of the show.
MTV has dropped plans to feature Supermodel Naomi Campbell
in a reality show. The show was supposed to feature Campbell
searching for a new assistant, but producers got fed up with
Campbell’s flakiness. They felt she was too difficult to
The search is on for the next Jackson 5. The CBS network is
putting together a new reality show called Pop Dynasty. Are
the next Jacksons out there? Well, Jermaine, Tito and Latoya
Jackson are going to find out as they serve as judges on the
show. Jamie Foxx will also be on board producing.
Award-winning Actor Roscoe Lee Brown has died. The 81-year
old died from cancer. He was known for his rich baritone
voice, and was a graduate of Lincoln University. He was
featured on the TV shows Sanford and Son, Good Times, All in
the Family, Barney Miller and Soap. He won an Emmy for guest
starring on The Cosby Show and was in the movie Uptown
Mo’Nique’s full figured beauty pageant, Fat Chance, returns
for a 3rd season on July 28th. The show will air on the
Oxygen channel. Mo’Nique is taking the show on the road as
they experience Paris, France. The winner will get $50,000.
Mo’Nique is currently hosting the VH-1 reality show
Mo’Nique’s Charm School where she teaches some class to the
Flavor of Love rejects.
Bill Bellamy has been named the new host of NBC’s reality
show Last Comic Standing. The 5th season kicks off June 13th
as they search for the funniest comedian in the world.
Alicia Keys latest movie, Smoking Aces, is available on DVD.
She has a new album coming out in October.
Is the end near for the TV show Girlfriends? The season
finale is May 7th and “Joan,” played by Tracee Ellis Ross,
will get a long awaited marriage proposal. The show has been
on the air for the past 7 years. Last year, Actress Jill
Marie Jones who played “Toni” opted to leave the show when
they asked her to take a pay cut.
It’s a Supreme DVD connection in May. Diana Ross’s Mahogany
is coming out on DVD. Mark your calendars for May 1st. The
Supremes inspired movie Dreamgirls, with Beyonce, Jennifer
Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Fox, is also coming out on
the same day.
Isaiah Washington has signed on for the indie film The Least
of Me. Washington will be filming the movie while on break
from Grey’s Anatomy. In the movie, he will play a priest who
returns to the Catholic high school where he was abused.
Tyler Perry’s latest movie Why Did I Get Married, with Janet
Jackson and Jill Scott, arrives in theatres in October.
Actor Lou Gossett, Jr. owes a sports arena $37,000. In 2003,
Gossett signed a premier contract for tickets to the Lakers,
Clippers and L.A. Kings, but he has yet to pay the bill.
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