Tracey Edmonds is still trying to heal her broken
heart, but she also has a message for Eddie Murphy’s
best friend, Singer Johnny Gill: JOHNNY, SHUT UP! WE
ALL KNOW THE TRUTH! Gill has been giving a series of
interviews trying to explain what really happened
between Tracey, Eddie and the 17-day old fake
marriage. He basically placed the blame on Tracey
and her family. Tracey did sign a confidentiality
agreement when the relationship ended with Eddie,
but she is hopping mad at Gill. For years, Gill has
denied rumors of a relationship with Murphy. He says
they are just friends. Edmonds says Johnny Gill is
trying to clean up his reputation at her expense.
Bishop Thomas Weeks says the truth is no longer on
strike. He’s been silent for too long, and he is
ready to tell all about his five year marriage to
Prophetess Juanita Bynum. In his new book, What Love
Taught Me, Bishop Weeks says no more drama, no more
tears, no more lies. He is going to tell the truth
about why the marriage broke up and Bynum’s quest to
become the next Oprah. Bishop Weeks is sticking to
his not guilty plea. He faces felony aggravated
assault charges, terrorist threats and simple
battery stemming from an incident last summer where
the Prophetess was beaten, kicked and stomped
outside of an Atlanta hotel.
The Dell East is being closed for the summer season.
The Dell East, at 33rd and Ridge Avenue, is
undergoing repairs that may take up to two years to
complete. Now the big question is, will the Dell
East return as the venue we all know in the
Janet Jackson is preparing for a new world tour. The
tour is scheduled to kick off in September. Janet’s
new album, Discipline, is in stores now. Janet will
be the cover girl for the April issue of Ebony
magazine, and she’s doing dual covers for the April
VIBE magazine. In one photo, there’s the typical
sexy Janet shot, and the other will feature Janet as
she recreates her brother Michael’s Off The Wall
Now speaking of brother Michael sales are very
disappointing for the reissue/remix of his classic
Thriller 25 album. Sources say lack of promotion on
Michael’s part played a big part in the album’s poor
Singer Ne-Yo has had no comment since his recent
arrest on reckless driving. Ne-Yo was apparently
speeding in his Range Rover in Georgia when cops
pulled him over. He was also cited for not having a
valid license. Despite his legal problems, Ne-Yo is
getting ready to go on tour with Alicia Keys and
American Idol Winner Jordin Sparks.
Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson is ready for his
life story to come to the big screen. Tyson says he
would like his pal, Oscar Winner Jamie Foxx, to play
him on the big screen. In 1986, Tyson was the
heavyweight champion of the world at the young age
of 20. Then came trouble, failed marriages, drugs,
rape charges and a stint in jail.
Donna Summer is getting to release her first studio
album in 17 years. The former disco queen has been
hard at work on the new album Crayon, which is due
out this May.
Jill Scott says if you’ve got big boobies, throw
away those grandma bras. Scott has teamed up with
Ashley Stewart to create a bra that not only gives
you comfort, but the support you need to help you
look and feel good. The Butterfly Collection by Jill
Scott can be found at the Ashley Stewart stores.
The Donda West Law is about to be passed in
California. Dr. West died last November after
getting cosmetic surgery. She was turned down by
several doctors, who cited her heart condition, but
she later found a doctor who performed surgery on
her, and she died a day later. The Donda West Law
would require all patients who wanted to have
cosmetic surgery to receive clearance from a
licensed doctor. Dr. West’s son is Rapper Kayne
Prince is gearing up for his 50th birthday, and he
may get a new hip to celebrate. Years of dancing and
side splits have taken a toll on the pop superstar,
and he may have to undergo hip replacement surgery.
Sources say he may take off two months to
Is Quincy Jones serious about his latest girlfriend?
She’s a 20-year old fashion designer that he started
dating when she was 19. The girl is young enough to
be his great-great granddaughter. Everyone is afraid
to tell the 74-year old music great he looks like
the old man at the club when he is with her.
Now that the $6 million twins are here, when will
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony show them off to the
world? People magazine will have the exclusive
rights to the Lopez-Anthony babies, and will feature
the family in an upcoming issue. Lopez is going to
take off most of the year to settle into motherhood.
She is not scheduled to do any movie work until late
Actor Boris Kodjoe is headed to Broadway. Kodjoe is
going to be Terrence Howard’s understudy in the
Broadway revival of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Debbie
Allen is directing, and the all black cast includes
Phylicia Rashad, James Earl Jones, Giancarlo
Esposito and Anika Noni Rose as “Maggie The Cat.”
Due to a prior movie commitment, Howard is taking a
month off and Kodjoe is taking his place. The play
has a limited run through June 15th. Kodjoe will be
in the production April 15-May 22nd. Howard returns
May 23rd. The play opens March 6th.
What’s it like being married to former Child Actor
Gary Coleman. Well according to his 22-year old
wife, Shannon, it’s like being married to a child.
Coleman is prone to temper tantrums, and when he
gets really mad he locks himself in a room and he
won’t come out. In addition to no sex, he also likes
to thrown things around the house. Coleman, best
known as “Arnold” on the 80’s TV classic Different
Strokes, revealed a few weeks ago that he secretly
wed a 22-year old woman who is a full foot taller
PETA, the animal rights organization, is pleading
with the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, to stop
wearing her trademark furs. You know Re-Re. She is
going to do what she wants to do. PETA recently put
Franklin on their worst dressed list, and sent the
Queen a letter begging her to show some “respect” to
Look for a third season of the VH1 Show I Love New
York. The new season will follow New York, a.k.a.
Tiffany Pollard, not looking for a man, but looking
for a job as an actress in Hollywood.
Actor Jesse L. Martin is leaving the NBC series Law
And Order. For nine years, Martin played “Detective
Ed Green.” Martin is getting ready to play Marvin
Gaye on the big screen in the movie Sexual Healing.
Anthony Anderson will be joining the cast of Law And
Order for the new season. Anderson recently starred
on the short lived FOX show K-Ville.
Beyonce will serve as the executive producer on the
movie Cadillac Records. Beyonce will also star in
the movie playing the legendary Blues Singer Etta
James. The movie will detail the early days of Chess
Records, and will also star Adrian Brody, Cedric The
Entertainer, Jeffrey Wright and Columbus Short.
Jennifer Hudson is gearing up for the releases of
her new films. She is going to be featured in three
movies this year including Sex and the City, The
Movie, Winged Creatures with Forest Whitaker and the
film, The Secret Life of Bees.
Singer Tank says police in New Orleans had no reason
to attack him. The R&B singer was beaten, tasered
and arrested after an altercation with police in New
Orleans following a party during NBA All Star
Weekend. The singer, who is best known for the hits
Please Don’t Go and Heartbreaker, says he was
leaving a club with his manager when he stopped and
asked for directions. Tank said he was told he
couldn’t go in a certain direction. When he
questioned the police’s decision, all hell broke
loose. Tank was booked on three different charges.
He says he didn’t do anything wrong, yet he was
treated like a criminal.
Actress Sanaa Lathan will be starring in the new
Tyler Perry movie, The Family That Preys. Filming
will start later this year. I had a chance to catch
up with Lathan, and she says she is thrilled about
the opportunity to work with Tyler Perry. The movie
will also star Oscar Winner Kathy Bates and Alfre
Isaac Hayes and John Legend have been added to the
cast of the movie Soul Men. Sean Hayes, of Will And
Grace, fame will also be featured in the movie about
two soul legends who reluctantly go on a reunion
tour. The movie stars Bernie Mac and Samuel L.
Jackson as the aging soul legends. The movie will be
directed by Malcolm Lee (Welcome Home Roscoe
Jenkins, The Best Man). The movie opens in theatres
A new Whitney Houston album is scheduled to be
released in November.
Harrison Ford returns as “Indiana Jones” in the new
movie, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal
Skull. Despite being in his 60’s, Ford can still do
the wild stunts. The movie opens in theatres May
Singer Maxwell is back but not with a new album.
Maxwell will be starring in a new ad campaign for
Actor Laurence Fishburne is headed to Broadway.
Fishburne will be starring in a one man show based
on the life of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood
Marshall. Previews start April 12th.
Mariah Carey’s new album, E=MC2, arrives in stores
April 15th. The lead single is a song called Touch
Will Smith’s I Am Legend is coming out on DVD April
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UPCOMING TV &
Oprah Winfrey’s new reality show, Oprah’s Big Give,
debuts March 2nd on ABC. Oprah’s Designer Nate
Berkus will be the host of the show, and Chris
Rock’s wife, Malaak Compton Rock, will serve as a
judge. Oprah will be having a lot of her celebrity
friends appear on the show such as Natalie Cole,
Donald Trump, Jada Pinkett Smith, John Travolta and
Jennifer Aniston. On The Big Give, ten people will
have a chance to travel around the world and help
other people. Whoever is the best giver, will win
the big prize for their favorite charity.
March 7th - College Road Trip starring Martin
Lawrence and Raven Symone in theatres.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions take place
March 10th. Philly’s own Gamble and Huff will be
inducted by The Iceman, Jerry Butler, into the Hall
of Fame with The Ahmet Ertegun Award.
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Sometimes this Singer’s butt is big …sometimes its
average. Is this singer wearing padded butt
This young Actress is still playing the price for
having an affair with a top Hollywood star. To avoid
the star’s wife, she was not allowed to attend
several key events that could have benefited her
career. There was one awards ceremony where they
were all together: the star, his wife and the
ex-mistress. But, after she made her presentation,
she left the building.
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