The fallout continues on the ABC TV show Grey’s
Anatomy, and Boris Kodjoe may be just what the doctor ordered. Ever
since Actor Isaiah Washington, who plays “Dr. Burke,” choked a cast
member, Actor Patrick Dempsey, and made a gay slur against another cast
member, T. R. Knight, execs are scrambling to keep calm on the show.
Knight, who plays “George” on the show, came out of the closet when the
story broke because he knew his secret was out. Dempsey has been quiet
about the fight, and other cast members are being coy downplaying the
incident. Does Isaiah
have anger management issues? When will he apologize? At press time, he
was scheduled to sit down and talk about the incident with Ellen
DeGeneres. This was not the first time that Isaiah Washington has had
trouble with cast members. In 2000 when he guest starred on the Showtime
series Soul Food, he got into a fight with Actress Nicole Ari Parker and
Producer Tracey Edmonds, the ex-wife of Babyface. After his altercation
with the ladies, he was never invited back on the show. Isn’t it ironic
that Nicole Ari Parker’s husband, Actor Boris Kodjoe, is being
interviewed as a possible replacement for Washington.
ABC execs and staff members want
replaced. They feel he is a loose cannon waiting to explode again.
Producer Jermaine Dupri has left the building, and has landed his own
record label. Dupri was so upset with Virgin Records and their handling
of Janet Jackson’s latest album, 20 Y.O., he quit his job as the head of
their Urban Music Division. Dupri feels Virgin dropped the ball on the
album, which has proven to be a sales disaster. Dupri is about to sign a
new deal with EMI Records, and he will be getting his own record label.
Of course, he will sign Janet Jackson as his first artist. While
Jermaine blames Virgin for the poor sales of Janet’s album, many people
are pointing the finger at him. They feel Dupri made a big mistake
trying to turn a 40-year Pop Icon into a Hip Hop Diva. They also feel he
had too much influence on the album. He barely let Jimmy Jam and Terry
Lewis do their job. Dupri is controlling every move that Janet makes.
Friends fear he may be ruining her career.
I AM NO LONGER A SLAVE TO THE UNITED STATES! Actor Wesley Snipes was
indicted last week as a tax cheat. He owes the U.S. Government over $12
million in taxes. Wesley is currently in the African nation of Namibia
filming a movie. He left the
with his Korean wife and their kids. Since he is in
can’t get him extradited. Wesley has no plans to return to the states or
pay his taxes.
Diana Ross is letting her bitterness show. The motion picture Dreamgirls
is due to hit theatres in late December. A lot of people are eager to
see the movie, which is loosely based on the experiences of The Supremes
and other girl groups from the 60’s. The movie stars Beyonce, who plays
“Deena Jones,” the Diana Ross Diva-like character. Eddie Murphy, Jamie
Foxx and Jennifer Hudson also star. Diana Ross feels she is being ripped
off, and she is not happy with the movie. She also hated the Broadway
musical, which made a star out of Sheryl Lee Ralph, who originally
played the Diana Ross Diva-like character. Diana feels they changed just
enough elements in the Dreamgirls story to keep her from getting
royalties. She is also insulted that she was not asked to give any
input. Despite her wealth, Diana Ross is not happy with her career, but
it’s her own fault. She ruined The Supremes reunion with Mary Wilson and
Cindy Birdsong with her demands. Right now, she doesn’t have the great
career and success that Barbara Streisand is enjoying or
Tina Turner. I love Diana, but her attitude has to change. You can be a
Diva, but don’t let your bitterness show.
Friends of Nicole Richie are warning her to be careful now that she is
best friends again with Paris Hilton.
is known for using people, and Nicole can be needy. Nicole is going
through a rough time. She recently lost her grandmother. At press time,
there was no word on whether it was Lionel’s mother or her mom, Brenda’s
Singer Toni Braxton has had a hard time coping since revealing her son
Diesel has autism. Braxton and her husband knew something was wrong with
their child, but doctors took a while discovering the problem. Braxton
is currently doing a long running engagement in
and she frequently breaks down when talking about her son during her
Boxer Mike Tyson says his career has been a joke, and his biggest regret
in life is sleeping with so many women. Tyson claims he had children
with people he had no business having children with.
The Flavor of Love Reunion Show is set to air this weekend, and the
girls go on the attack against
She may be a two time loser to Flavor Flav, but she is getting her own
show next spring on VH1 called The Flavorette. The other contestants on
the show hated her, and let her know it.
a.k.a. Tiffany Pollard, could care less because next year, she is going
to find her true love.
Tony award-winning Actress La Chanze is leaving the Broadway musical The
Color Purple. La Chanze, who played “Miss Celie,” is leaving the musical
in early November. She will be replaced by her understudy. Sources close
to the production are not surprised about her departure because she was
always taking off from the show. The Color Purple is an Oprah Winfrey
Production. I’m sure she’s disappointed by La Chanze’s decision, but the
show will go on without her. La Chanze has written two children’s books,
and she says she looks forward to spending time with family and pursuing
TV and film work.
Next Top Model Winner Eva Pigford is going to be hosting a new reality
show on BET called My Model Looks Better Than Your Model. The show
debuts in early November, and one of the guest judges is Fashion Stylist
and Author Lloyd Boston.
Evelyn “Champagne” King is making a comeback. King is best known for the
1978 classic Shame. She is planning to release her first album in a
decade next year.
What’s going on with Supermodel/Talk Show Host Tyra Banks. On a recent
episode of her talk show, she appeared with no makeup and she was
screaming and jumping up and down proclaiming how great Vaseline is.
Sometimes she is too over the top, and it’s too much to watch. Tyra,
please stop trying so hard! In a recent interview, Tyra opened up about
a past relationship with a boyfriend who abused her emotionally and
physically. She wouldn’t name the boyfriend, but sources say it was
Director John Singleton. She starred in his movie Higher Learning.
Singleton has a reputation for being rough with the ladies. Years ago,
he made headlines for choking one of his baby mommas.
Former Basketball Star Dennis Rodman is putting himself up for auction
on EBAY. For almost $8 thousand, you can spend the night with the worm,
which includes dinner and a visit to a strip club.
Bobby Brown has found a gig. He is currently filming a movie role in
playing an old man. He has also been spotted with a new mystery woman.
Mega Producer Quincy Jones has been named as a culture and arts
consultant for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Jones is also going to compose
an original song for the games.
Tom Cruise has set a wedding date with his baby momma Katie Holmes for
November 18th, and he’s looking to get his career back on track. First
up, no more jumping on couches....second, picking movie roles that could
land him as Oscar. He is currently in talks with Director Spike Lee
about doing a movie together. His latest film, Mission Impossible III
with Laurence Fishburne and Ving Rhames, arrives on DVD at the end of
Friends of Producer Teddy Riley are consoling him after his latest
marriage disaster. Riley learned the hard way that you can’t always find
love on the internet. When he met Melinda Santiago, he thought he found
true love and married her right away. He should have conducted a
background check. Once they exchanged I do’s, he found out that she has
been around the block and back again. Some of her former lovers include
Usher and Tyrese. Tyrese dumped her when he realized she has Usher’s
name tattooed on her body. Riley is not only a talented producer but a
very nice guy. To get burned like this is not only embarrassing, but
it’s hurtful. Let’s hope he takes his time the next time he finds love.
According to Gossip Guru Jawn Murray, Vivica A. Fox has found life after
Dancing With The Stars. Vivica will be appearing on one of my favorite
shows, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. The show stars Larry David. I am so
happy for her. She was voted off of Dancing With The Stars too soon. She
was a fierce dancer.
WHAT’S THE UNDERGROUND
This young woman is a former child star. She is now a huge Star with a
TV show on a family channel. In addition to her TV show, she also sings
in a group and stars in movies based on their name. She’s rich and
famous, but has refused to hit the road to do shows with the girls. The
girls in the group are not as famous and they need money, so they going
on tour without her. The girls feel the TV Star is a selfish B***h!
This Actor is very married with a grown daughter. He has a loyal wife,
but he cheats on her all the time. When he signs on to do movies, he has
a clause in his contract demanding that the studios provide him with
prostitutes and strippers for his enjoyment. The studios are getting
tired of his demands. It’s not like he’s an Oscar-winning actor. Maybe
one day he will finally win an Oscar, and stop cheating on his wife.