PATTY JACKSON'S 4-1-1
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The 8th Annual BET Awards will re-air Friday at
7:30. If you missed it, you will catch many musical
surprises including the re-emergence of Maxwell
during the Al Green tribute. The reunion of En
Vogue, SWV and TLC and spectacular performances by
Ne-Yo and Chris Brown. D.L. Hughley served as host
for the evening. He was a little dry for my taste,
but he was better than previous host Damon Wayans.
Remember that awful night. Some of the highlights of
the Afterparty included an obnoxious Sean “Diddy”
Combs with jump off, Singer Cassie. Toni Braxton
showed up. Despite her health issues with her heart,
Toni looked fabulous. Lisa Raye was also in the
house. She is no longer wearing her wedding ring,
which signals that her marriage to the Prime
Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands is really
over. Lisa Raye was feeling no pain at the
afterparties, she had to be held up all night by
Actor/Dancer Darrin Henson from Soul Food fame.
Guests were surprised by her behavior. She was quite
loud and boisterous. Obviously she had too much to
drink. Keyshia Cole’s family was also showing out.
No one could miss the Coles with their profanity
laced conversations. Despite a sex tape and a hit
single, Brandy’s little brother Ray J still gets no
respect. He was denied access to the official
Afterparty for the awards. He had to stay outside
and mingle with the crowd. One big question of the
night was the number of no shows including Mary J.
Blige and Mariah Carey. Two other notable absences
were Denzel Washington and Halle Berry. They both
won big awards and failed to show up. Missy Elliott
was also a no-show, despite winning best female rap
artist. Infamous no shows were the downfall of The
Soul Train Awards. Let’s hope this doesn’t happen to
The BET Awards.
The bets are in for how long Nariah will last.
Bettors say six months because Mariah Carey is too
demanding. Her hubby, Nick Cannon, waits on her hand
and foot. His friends wonder how he can stand it. Is
the money that good? Her friends say Nick is like a
puppy and gets no respect. “Whipped Nick” is his
nickname among her friends. He’s spending her money,
but she treats him like a servant. Will Nick ever
Shaquille O’Neal let his true feelings be known
about former teammate Kobe Bryant. They don’t like
each other, and now everyone knows. In a recent
freestyle rap, Shaq dissed Bryant big time, claiming
Bryant will never win a championship without him.
And, that Bryant’s snitching led to Shaq’s marriage
breakup. O’Neal feels Bryant was the reason he was
allowed to leave the Lakers organization. Bryant
wanted to be the star on the team, and demanded that
Shaq be traded. When Bryant was facing charges of
rape in Colorado, he talked about life as a ball
player and admitted that all the players have wives
and girlfriends, including Shaq. Shaq never forgave
Bryant for that. Shaq has won a championship without
Bryant the first year he joined the Miami Heat.
Bryant has not been so lucky. Despite winning the
league’s MVP this year, his team was walloped by the
Celtics during the NBA Finals. Shaq’s words have
come back to haunt him. He was recently named an
honorary member of the Maricopa County Police
Department in Phoenix Arizona. He currently plays
center for the Suns. When word got out about Shaq’s
profanity filled rant about Bryant, the head of the
police department took back their honor to have Shaq
on the force, and they have asked him to turn in his
badge and gun.
Janet Jackson wants to put a muzzle on boyfriend,
Producer Jermaine Dupri. She couldn’t believe her
ears when he announced that they would be starting
family after her world tour. Jackson was like Wait!
Not so fast! I need to get my career back on track!
Since teaming up Dupri, she has not had the music
success she is used to. Her album sales for her
latest CD, Discipline, were so bad, she won’t be
able to tour Europe as originally planned. Jackson
has not been happy, and she is doing her best to
salvage her career. She is planning to launch a
lingerie line, and she just signed a deal with MTV
to do a reality show. In the show, Jackson will be
mentoring young singers and dancers, all leading up
to her tour. Jackson will be in Philly on October
2nd. With her career in peril, the last thing she is
thinking about is a baby. Big brother Michael is
also planning to go into the clothing business with
a new clothing line.
It’s going to be a super size wedding for American
Idol Winner Ruben Studdard. Big Rube is getting
married this weekend in Alabama. The bridal party is
huge. He will be accompanied by 20 groomsmen.
Jill Scott is also planning a trip down the aisle.
Scott recently announced her engagement to Drummer
Jon Roberts. He is the young drummer who plays in
her band. This will be the second marriage for
Scott. She divorced her first husband last year.
Scott says the time is right to start a new. Jill
says she’s in love and is looking forward to
starting a family.
Beyonce will be seen in a couple of movie projects
next year. Beyonce will be featured as Singer Etta
James in the movie Cadillac Records, and she will be
starring in the thriller Obsessed with Idris Elba.
Filming is currently underway in California.
Get well wishes to Scotty of The Whispers, he
recently took ill during a concert in Philadelphia.
It was a special night for New Edition at the recent
Rhythm And Soul Awards. To mark 25 years in the
music business, they were awarded The Golden Note
Award. This prestigious honor is given to
songwriters, producers, musicians and artists who
have made major contributions to the music world.
The guys say it was quite an honor to get the award.
All six members of the group were on hand, including
Bobby Brown, who appeared to be the most excited of
the group. He was jumping up and down, dancing and
actually kissed the award when it was handed to him.
When he attempted to bump and grind on the stage, he
was politely escorted off to take pictures. When the
other guys were asked to comment on Brown’s
behavior, they just smiled and said - That’s Bobby.
Singer Brandy is hard at work in the studio with
longtime producing partner Rodney Jerkins. The album
will be out early next year.
Al Roker has taken the helm of the new version of
Family Feud. The new version is called Celebrity
Tyra Banks is gearing up for a new season of her
talk show. Since winning a Daytime Emmy for Best
Talk Show: Informative, she is determined to prove
the haters wrong. Banks faced a lot of flak when she
decided to go the talk show route, but now she feels
vindicated with her recent Emmy win. Banks was very
frank in her acceptance speech telling the haters to
kiss her Bootyliscious behind.
After an eight year absence, Singer D’Angelo is
ready to come back. He’s currently in the studio
working on a new project due out early next year.
D’Angelo has been teaming up with John Mayer and
Raphael Saadiq of Tony Toni Tone fame. The past
eight years have been rough for the singer. He was
almost killed in a car accident, and he has had
numerous run ins with police over his drug use.
The six-year marriage between Prophetess Juanita
Bynum and Bishop Thomas Weeks is officially over.
The divorce decree came down last week. Last August,
the Bishop’s arrest in the beating of Bynum sent
shock waves across the country. The wedding ceremony
was a million dollar spectacle, but the marriage was
filled with abuse, jealousy and resentment. In the
beginning, Bynum vowed to save her marriage, but the
scandal took a toll on everyone involved. After the
infamous beating, the two remained in contact, even
admitting in court that they had sexual relations
since the beating incident. What will the couple do
now, and will the Prophetess ever marry again?
Congrats go out to Singer/Songwriter/Producer
Babyface. In addition to the upcoming birth of a new
child with his girlfriend Nikki Pantenburg, he will
be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Why isn’t Actor Wesley Snipes in jail? That’s what
Prosecutors want to know following Snipes’ recent
conviction on tax evasion charges. Snipes was
sentenced to three years in jail, but he has not
started his prison sentence. He is currently free on
bail as he appeals the decision. Prosecutors feel he
is mocking the system and should be in jail now.
The NBC crime drama Law And Order will be featuring
a fall episode featuring a reenactment of the R
Kelly Child pornography trial.
Get ready for the DVD of Tyler Perry’s Meet The
Browns. It arrives on Tuesday July 1st. The movie
stars Angela Bassett and Rick Fox.
Condolences to the family of Ira Tucker of The
Legendary Dixie Hummingbirds, Tucker passed away
this past week.
The US magazine cover of Barack and Michelle Obama
sold close to million copies.
Motown Records is celebrating its 50th anniversary
with a 10 CD box set. The Motown Collection comes
out July 1st on Time Life Music. The box set will
also feature a DVD of Motown stars on The Ed
Sullivan Show and lyrics to 10 songs. Billy Dee
Williams will be starring in the infomercial.
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UPCOMING TV &
The 5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors takes place in
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards are set for February
8th, 2009. The show will air live on CBS
Will Smith’s new movie, Hancock, opens in theatres
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