Tyler Perry wants his loyal fans to know he loves
you! Perry has the number one movie in the country
with Why Did I Get Married? The all-star cast of
Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Tasha Smith, Malik Yoba
and Richard T. Jones was amazing. This movie is a
classic. Perry worked overtime promoting his movie,
and he jumped over many obstacles making his dream
come alive. He was told the movie wouldn’t be a hit
because he didn’t have a dress on. He was called a
racist because the movie had an all-black cast.
Tyler says he’s grateful for the support. Next
March, he will be rolling out his new movie, Meet
the Browns, with Angela Bassett and Rick Fox.
Now that she has a number one movie under her belt,
Janet Jackson is headed back to the recording
studio. She’s working on a new album with boyfriend
Jermaine Dupri and Producer Rodney Jerkins. She will
not be working with longtime Producers Jimmy Jam and
Prophetess Juanita Bynum is about to lose her
Atlanta home. Bynum owes close to $40 thousand in
back property taxes, and she could lose her home by
early November. Bynum has had a tough year. First,
the beating by her husband, and now she has fallen
onto hard financial times. A fundraiser is currently
being planned to help her save the Atlanta property.
Singer Lauryn Hill is expecting baby number five.
The troubled singer’s baby daddy, Rohan Marley, is
also the father of her other children. Marley
recently moved to Ethiopia. On his myspace page, he
lists himself as a single man with no mention of his
A November 14th court date has been set for Eddie
Murphy and Mel B. That’s the day Mel finds out how
much child support she will be getting from the
famed movie star. Mel says this is about more than
just money. She wants Murphy to take an active role
in their daughter’s life. She wants a judge to force
visitation rights. So far, Murphy has not seen his
youngest child. He is currently planning a Christmas
wedding in Tahiti with current girlfriend, Producer
Sherri Shepherd of The View is about to cash in on
her troubles. Shepherd thought she had the dream
life: a new show (The View), a new husband and a new
baby. What she wasn’t counting on was a cheating
husband with a pregnant girlfriend. This really
happened to Shepherd, so she recently signed a deal
with the CW Network to base a show on what happened
to her. In the show, the girlfriend and baby move in
with Shepherd and her husband.
Actress/Singer Vanessa Williams is $20 million
richer. The Ugly Betty star has just signed a record
breaking deal with Pro Active Skin Care to endorse
their product and develop a cosmetic line. Williams
used to suffer from bad skin, but it cleared up
since she started using Pro Active.
The pressures of the record business are causing a
lot of heartache for one young teen and her parents.
14-year old Keke Palmer, best known for her roles in
Akeelah & The Bee and Jump In, signed a deal with
Atlantic Records a while back, but so far no project
has come out because the company keeps pushing her
to record sexually provocative music. Palmer and her
parents are standing their ground. They want her to
record respectable R&B and have a clean image. They
did not raise their daughter to be a slut. The
record company has stopped paying for recording
sessions and won’t let Palmer work with acclaimed
producers like Babyface.
Shaquille O’Neal is getting into the pretzel
business. O’Neal and his company, O’Neal Franchises,
are getting into business with Auntie Anne’s
Pretzels. They are expected to open franchises
across the country, in the Caribbean and South
Jermaine Jackson is still refusing to pay child
support to two of his nine children. Jackson
recently told a judge he has no means of income, so
therefore he can’t give any money to his baby momma
Alejandra. Alejandra also has two children with
Jermaine’s brother Randy. Alejandra is currently
living with Jackson Matriarch Katherine. Alejandra
says her only source of income is her job that pays
her only $81 a month. Alejandra says she doesn’t
know how she would make it without her children’s
Jamie Foxx is going to be the surprise guest at this
year's Country Music Awards. The show airs November
7th on ABC. Foxx will be doing a duet with The
Mariah Carey is scheduled to release her new CD,
Sweet Soul Odyssey, early next year.
Toni Braxton is also hard at work on a new album due
out next spring.
Mary J. Blige's new album, Growing Pains, comes out
So what’s really going on with Singer Bobby Brown?
Did Bobby suffer a mild heart attack, or was it a
publicity stunt gone wrong. Let’s go with the
latter. Bobby is preparing to hit the road on a
concert tour. Most promoters won’t touch him because
they fear he’s not healthy, and may be bogged down
with addictions. Bobby went to the hospital to get a
physical. When he was spotted by hospital workers,
they assumed something was wrong with him, so he
went along with the story about the mild heart
attack. But, the story spun out of control and had
Bobby on death’s doorstop. Bobby couldn’t jeopardize
his upcoming tour, so he had to tell the truth, sort
of. Bobby did get a clean bill of health, and he
could be headed to a city near you.
Don Cheadle’s movie Talk To Me is coming out on DVD
October 30th. The movie opened to critical acclaim
about the life of Washington, DC Talk Show Host
Petey Greene. Cheadle is phenomenal in this role
along with Taraji P. Henson.
Star Jones is having rating problems on her new
Court TV show. The ratings have been less than
spectacular, and she is pulling in her celebrity
friends to help her out. Tyra Banks’ talk show has
also been underperforming as well. Poor time slots
are likely the cause because her core audience is in
school when her show airs.
Alicia Keys will release her new CD, As I Am, on
November 13th. Check her out on the November issue
of Ebony magazine.
The musical Hairspray with John Travolta, Queen
Latifah and Zach Efron comes out on DVD Nov. 20th
“The Boss”-Diana Ross, Director Martin Scorsese,
Beach Boy Founder Brian Wilson and Comedian/Actor
Steve Martin have been named for The 2007 Kennedy
Center Honors. The awards ceremony takes place on
December 26th on CBS.
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Boris Kodjoe and Richard Roundtree - Kodak Theatre
October 26th: Things We Lost In The Fire
– Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro.
November 2nd: American Gangster – Denzel
Washington, Russell Crowe & Rapper T.I.
February 2008: The Better Man- Martin Lawrence,
Mo’Nique and James Earl Jones.
February 24th, 2008: The 80th Annual
Academy Awards will take place on ABC.
February 25th, 2008: The ABC premiere
event A Raisin in the Sun starring Sean “P Diddy”
Combs, Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald and Sanaa
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These two media moguls were the best of friends
until a fake relationship got in the way. At first,
they needed each other. They both had something to
gain. Now, the two don’t even speak. At a recent
promo tour, they didn’t go near one another and both
acted like the other didn’t exist.
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