Queen Latifah is laughing off rumors about her love
life. Latifah says there will be no wedding, and
there is no engagement. Latifah is standing her
ground. She doesn’t wish to discuss her private life
or her relationship with her personal trainer.
Latifah says she is too busy to get caught up in the
nonsense. Next month, Latifah will be hosting the
People’s Choice Awards.
Fantasia is costing The Color Purple money. Since
she started performing in the Broadway musical, she
has missed 50 performances. What’s going on Tasia!!!?
Is the schedule too much to handle? The schedule is
8 shows a week. Are you too preoccupied with your
rapper boyfriend? The Color Purple brings in a lot
tourists and church groups. They want to see
Fantasia. When Fantasia is not performing, the
production loses thousands of dollars. Fantasia has
signed for part of the 2008 season. In January,
Chaka Khan and BeBe Winans are joining the cast.
Chaka Khan has already stated that she can’t do 8
shows a week. She will do the nightly shows, but no
Last year, she was a Dreamgirl. Now Actress/Singer
Anika Noni Rose is joining the Broadway production
of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Rose will be starring
along side Terrence Howard, James Earl Jones and
Phylicia Rashad. Debbie Allen is directing. The
African American version of the Tennessee Williams
classic opens on Broadway March 7th.
Usher could also be headed to Broadway. He’s being
considered for a revival of the musical Golden Boy.
Sammy Davis, Jr. starred in the original production
about a pianist who becomes a boxer in the 60’s.
Vivica A. Fox has pleaded no contest to her drunk
driving charges. Fox will not be fighting the
charges, and she will play a $390 fine, attend an
alcohol program and get three years probation. Fox
wants to move on with her life and put this behind
her. She is also shooting down reports that she is
It’s splitsville for football great Jerry Rice and
his wife Jackie. The Rices have three children, and
have been together for over 15 years. Close friends
hope it’s only a separation.
The Sly Stone comeback has hit a major snag. Sly
can’t leave the drugs alone. The famed musician has
been a recluse for over 30 years, and he has battled
drug addiction for much of his life. From 1968-1975,
Sly & The Family Stone topped the charts with the
classics Hot Fun In The Summertime, Everyday People,
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) and Dance To
The Music and Family Affair, to name a few. Sly
Stone paved the way for Prince and Michael Jackson.
Sly‘s niece Lisa now heads up his band. She tried to
help her uncle, but he can’t leave the drugs alone.
At a recent appearance in New York, Sly was on stage
and out of it. The crowd started heckling him by
yelling at him to get his crack behind off the
Is teen sensation Bow Wow jealous of Chris Brown?
Bow Wow was recently admitted to the hospital. His
reps claim it was his appendix, but others cited
stress and exhaustion. A close friend of Bow Wow
says the rapper is upset by the attention that Chris
Brown is getting. Brown is a phenomenal entertainer,
and he has been putting on show stopping
performances while he’s on tour with Bow Wow.
According to published reports, Bow Wow was so upset
after a recent show that he trashed his dressing
room and hurt himself, and that’s why he had to go
the hospital. Bow Wow has admitted that he has let
his ego get out of control in the past. Is he
returning to his old ways?
Dr. Jan Adams recently settled a lawsuit with a
woman who says he left a sponge inside of her
following a plastic surgery procedure. The incident
happened in 1996. Dr. Adams was the plastic surgeon
who operated on Dr. Donda West (Kanye West’s mom)
the day before she died.
Prophetess Juanita Bynum graces the cover of the
January issue of Essence magazine. The past year was
very tough for the religious leader, who was
attacked by her husband in late summer. Bynum says
she has a new outlook on life and a new focus. And,
maybe one day, she will be able to love again.
Bynum’s husband Bishop Thomas Weeks is not going to
go away quietly. When asked about the vicious
beating against his wife, he says the devil made him
do it, and he was the one who was abused. Weeks is
planning to release a tell all book about his 5-year
marriage to Bynum, and I hear a lot of people are
going to be shocked at his allegations against her.
Former Child Star Gary Coleman is having money
problems. Coleman is best known for the TV Classic
Different Strokes. Coleman played the role of
“Arnold,” and the past few years have been tough for
him. He is trying to raise money by selling his
photos on Ebay. He’s also trying to unload his car,
a two-seater Saturn.
Who is going to play The Queen of Soul in a new
movie? Aretha Franklin says she is close to a
decision. Will it be Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson or
Fantasia? Aretha is pushing for Halle.
Tracey Edmonds is ready to be Mrs. Eddie Murphy. A
wedding could take place before the end of the year.
Forget the baby momma drama with Mel B! Forget the
trannie rumors! Edmonds is ready to take her place
by the side of one of the most powerful men in
Hollywood. She recently had her bachelorette party
in Las Vegas as she gears up for her big day.
Edmonds ex, Singer/Songwriter/Producer Babyface, has
moved on with his life. He is now dating a young
woman who looks exactly like Tracey. And, Eddie’s
ex, Nicole, is now dating Football Player Michael
Strahan of the New York Giants
Producer Jermaine Dupri will do anything to make his
lady happy, including reuniting her estranged
brothers. Janet asked for Dupri’s help in getting
her brothers together, and he has come up with the
perfect solution. Dupri is planning a big reunion
show on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta with Michael,
Tito, Marlon, Jackie and Jermaine. Lil’ Brother
Randy is still on the outs with Michael, so he has
not been included in the reunion. Can the brothers
get along for one night? Could this set the stage
for a big reunion tour next year?
At the movies, it’s The Perfect Holiday with Morris
Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Charlie Murphy, Faison
Love and Katt Williams.
Will Smith returns to take over the box with I Am
Legend. Will’s daughter Willow co-stars along with
With the new found success of their VH1 reality
show, Salt and Pepa are turning their attention to
the hair business. The ladies are planning to start
a hair weave franchise. They say people need hair,
and they want to supply it.
Tennis Sensation Venus Williams has found a new love
Michael Vick has been sentenced to 23 months in jail
following his conviction on dog fighting and
conspiracy charges. Vick pleaded guilty to operating
a dog fighting ring on his Virginia property.
Sources say he will probably be released from jail
in late 2008.
American Idol Judge Randy Jackson is getting ready
to release a new CD. He’s calling it a music club
compilation featuring Mariah Carey and a duet
featuring Randy and Paula.
Patti LaBelle, Kelly Rowland and Nick Lachey are
getting their choirs together for the new NBC
reality show Clash of the Choirs. The best singers
in the country have auditioned for this show. Now
with the help of their celebrity choir leaders, they
are ready to show who has the best choir in the
country. NBC’s Clash of the Choirs airs Dec.
The Luther Vandross auction raised $1.8 million.
Some of the items sold include his yearbook that
went for $700, $950 for his driver’s license and a
Versace travel bag that went for $2,600.
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Get ready for Sex And The City, the movie. The movie
opens in theatres May 30th.
Alicia Keys will be joining Carson Daly for his New
Year’s Eve show on NBC. Lenny Kravitz is also
Get ready for these hot new music releases on
Mary J. Blige- Growing Pains | Jaheim- The Makings
of a Man | Kirk Franklin – The Fight of My Life.
Martin Lawrence is also gearing up for a busy 2008.
Lawrence has two big movie projects coming out:
College Road Trip with Raven Symone opening in
theatres March 7th and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
with Mo’Nique, James Earl Jones and Nicole Ari
“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.
The 34th Annual Peoples’ Choice Awards is set to air
January 8th. Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, Denzel
Washington, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Dwayne “The Rock
“Johnson and Chris Tucker are all up for awards.
The new season of American Idol: Season 7 premieres
Tuesday January 15th.
BET’s Celebration of Gospel takes place January
27th, 8pm on BET. There will be special appearances
by Patti LaBelle, Kirk Franklin, John Legend, Dr.
Bobby Jones and the top five Sunday Best finalists.
Steve Harvey is hosting.
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will air February 10th
The Great Debaters – Starring Denzel Washington
(Director), Forest Whitaker and produced by Oprah
11th, 2008: First Sunday - Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan
and Katt Williams.
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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This TV Personality is having a hard time fitting in
on her new TV show. In an effort to blend in, she
makes outrageous statements, and she comes across as
dumb as a doorknob. Her fellow hosts are getting fed
up with her, and people are starting to notice it.
This media personality is paying the price for
treating his ex-wife bad. The personality did his ex
wrong, and now he has to face the music.
This Singer had the looks, the voice and the dance
moves, but he never made it big. A lot of people say
his baby momma drama and bad management hurt his
chances for making it big.
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