Will Smith and his son Jaden
are filming Director M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth, a futuristic
thriller. In the movie, which is filming in the area, Jaden plays a
teen stranded on an abandoned planet. Will plays his dad. Filming is
happening now through April. Will and Jaden last appeared together
on screen in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness. Look for Will Smith
in March as host of The 25th Annual Kids Choice Awards on
Food Network Star and Cooking Maven Paula Deen is catching hell
after revealing that she has diabetes.
Deen kept her secret for three years, and she is being criticized
for coming forward only after getting money as a paid spokesman for
a diabetic medication. Deen had to protect her brand. She is known
for the butter and fatty foods that she loves to cook. Deen says she
tells people to eat in moderation as she does. She has already
started an exercise program and is losing weight.
Congrats to Octavia Spencer and Idris Elba.
They both kicked off awards show season with big wins at The Golden
Globe Awards. Spencer won Supporting Actress for her role in the
summer blockbuster The Help, and Elba won Best Actor for the title
role of Luther in the BBC drama series.
Season 2 of Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s kicks off in March on Oprah
Winfrey’s OWN cable channel.
I love this show! It’s the story of former Ike & Tina Turner Backup
Singer/Dancer Robbie Montgomery, her son Tim Norman, her family and
her soul food restaurant in St. Louis. The new season will focus on
their new restaurant.
Rapper/Actress Eve has joined the cast of the VH1 show Single
The new season with Actress LisaRaye kicks off in late May.
Check out Tamar Braxton and her husband Vince Herbert on the new
issue of Jet magazine.
Tamar is the breakout star of the reality show Braxton Family
Values. Her husband is a well known writer/producer. The couple will
be getting their own reality show later this year. Tamar is
hysterical with her “dotcoms.”
The 43rd Annual NAACP Image will air on NBC Friday,
The show had been airing on FOX the past few years, but is now
returning to NBC.
Filmmaker Robert Townsend is back with a new project.
The movie Diary Of A Single Mom is out on DVD starring Monica
Calhoun, Leon, Billy Dee Williams and Richard Roundtree.
Michael Jackson themed episode of Glee will air on FOX January
Get ready for Dancing With The Stars. The 14th season
kicks off March 13th.
Now that Baby Blue is here,
Beyonce and her mom Tina are now putting their
heads together designing t-shirts for President
Obama’s reelection campaign.
The Yes We Can and Words Do Inspire t-shirts will be
available this spring.
I hear New Edition’s 30th Anniversary
tour will be bringing them to Philly in June.
As soon as I get more info, I will let you know.
Will Heather Locklear listen to her parents and
Locklear, 50, is best known for her roles in the
prime time soaps Melrose Place and Dynasty. She had
to be hospitalized last week after mixing alcohol
and prescription drugs. Locklear is no stranger to
alcohol abuse. In 2009, she was arrested for
reckless driving. Locklear’s parents and siblings
are trying to reason with her to get Heather into
rehab so she can deal with her issues.
Actress Sanaa Lathan is the new face of Pantene Pro V Nature Fusion
There is life after All My Children.
Soap Vet Susan Lucci has a new show Deadly Affairs on Investigation
Discovery. Lucci hosts the show about romances gone wrong, crimes of
passion, love triangles and betrayals.
Funk and Pop Saxophonist Jimmy Castor of The Jimmy Castor Bunch died
earlier this week from heart failure.
Castor was 71. Last November, he underwent quadruple bypass surgery.
The singer/songwriter was best known for the hits The Bertha Butt
Boogie, E-Man Boogie, King Kong and the crossover smash Troglodyte
Reality and Football Star Chad Ochocinco Johnson is mourning the
loss of his father R&B Singer Syl Johnson, who had been battling
Fantasia trust her baby daddy Antwuan Cook?
According to published reports, Fantasia hoped
having a baby by Cook would make him marry her and
they would raise their son together. But, Cook is
still married to his wife, and he has spotted with
other women. Will Cook ever settle down and marry
Astro is the teen rapping sensation from Simon
Cowell’s singing reality show X-Factor.
Astro has just signed a deal with Epic Records under
his mentor, X-Factor Judge L.A. Reid.
The divorce war between former football player Deion
Sanders and his wife Pilar is getting nasty.
Pilar describes Sanders as a cheater, a bully and a
physical abuser. Pilar says he needs help. The
Sanders were married for 12 years, and they have
three kids. Pilar wants their prenup agreement
thrown out because she says she was forced to sign
it under duress. She also claims she should have
sole custody of their children because Deion is a
bad, absentee father.