going on between Oprah Winfrey and R Kelly? Oprah recently
played host to the star studded premiere of The Color Purple
in Chicago, and her special guest was R Kelly! A lot of
Oprah’s close friends were stunned when they saw Kelly. He
is facing child pornography charges stemming from a
videotape he allegedly made with a 14-year old girl. Why
would Oprah embrace Kelly? She herself was sexually abused
when she was a teenager. A lot of people felt it wasn’t a
good look. Kelly has been out and about gearing up for the
release of a new CD next month.
Kelly’s other half, his wife Andrea, opens up in the June
issue of Essence magazine. Mrs. Kelly says she hasn’t seen
the infamous tape involving her husband. She says she will
love him till the day she dies. Andrea Kelly says the couple
grew apart after 11 years. They have three children: 2
girls, 7 and 9, and a five-year old son. Andrea Kelly was a
dancer with R Kelly when they hooked up. This was while he
was married to Singer Aaliyah. Aaliyah was 15-years old, and
Andrea was 20. Andrea Kelly says she wants to continue with
her dancing career, and she hopes to work with Tyler Perry
one day. The June issue of Essence features Mary J. Blige on
Is Bobby Brown ready to tell all? Brown, 38, is single and
broke. His current girlfriend is also acting as his manager,
and she is preparing him to tell all. Brown has nothing to
lose. What was life really like with Whitney Houston? We may
think we saw it all on their Bravo TV show Being Bobby
Brown, but Whitney had a dark side. What about the gay
affairs? Did crack cocaine turn Whitney into a sex crazed
monster? Who is Uncle Rob, the notorious drug dealer? Bobby
knows everything, and sources say he is holding out for the
Happy Mothers’ Day Mom…. You’re fired! Usher has decided to
part ways with his mom, Jonetta Patton. Patton has managed
her son for years, but now there is a new sheriff in town
and Usher had to fire his mom. The new sheriff is Usher’s
older lady love Tameka Foster. Foster, 42, used to be
Usher’s stylist, but Jonetta fired her when she realized
Tameka wasn’t doing her job. Foster already had Usher under
her spell. Jonetta was furious. She told Usher: dump this
woman; she is no good for you. Usher wouldn’t listen. He is
now engaged to Foster. She left her husband and three kids
to be with Usher. The wedding is planned for November, and
she convinced Usher to give her an early wedding
present…..Fire Your Mother. Call it: The Revenge of Tameka.
She was tired of his mom’s meddling. Tameka turned her back
on her own family, and now it’s her time to cash in. Will
Usher make her sign a pre-nup? What kind of hold does she
have over him? Usher says even though he fired his mom,
their relationship is still great. He says he just wants his
mom to be his mom. It was time to separate business from
personal. Jonetta just turned 50, and she is dating a
36-year old former boxer. Friends say she is holding up by
concentrating on remarrying and starting her own clothing
The hoochies are whispering about basketball great Michael
Jordan? Since his divorce from his wife became final, he has
been buckwild and out of control. He may be tall, dark and
handsome, but sources say he is known as the old player with
the crusty lips. CRUSTY LIPS! Say it isn’t so! Give that man
some Chapstick! Jordan is not old by any means, but his
reckless behavior has a lot of people scratching their
Eddie Levert is breaking his silence about his son’s death.
November 10th, 2006 was a sad day in the music world when
Gerald Levert passed away at the age of 40. Eddie Levert
says life has been hard after Gerald’s passing, but he
realizes life goes on. He says he misses his son, and he
wants to dedicate his life to teaching others about the
dangers of mixing prescription drugs and overeating. Eddie
wants to help people lead healthier lives. He says Gerald
was always working and he didn’t take time to enjoy life. He
loved to eat, and he struggled with his weight. He also
suffered from various health problems which led to him
taking prescription drugs and over the counter medicine.
Eddie will be hitting the road to promote a new book he and
Gerald were working on, and he is also planning on a tour
dedicated to Gerald’s legacy.
Prince is ready to take a break. After a scheduled London
tour, Prince wants to take some down time, read the bible
Brandy is being hit with another lawsuit. The husband of the
woman who was killed in the accident Brandy caused has filed
a lawsuit. The husband feels Brandy was recklessly and
carelessly traveling too fast. He feels he has been deprived
of support, maintenance, services, guidance, companionship
and comfort. He is seeking an undisclosed amount of money.
His children are also suing Brandy. Brandy has no job at the
moment after being dismissed from the NBC show America’s Got
Talent. Will she have the money to cover her expenses? She
has not been officially charged with vehicular manslaughter?
She was not driving under the influence. It was an
unfortunate accident, and Brandy is paying steep. This could
end her career.
The show goes on for Eddie Murphy despite threats from his
ex Mel B. Mel B says Murphy is the father of her baby girl.
He won’t return her calls, sign his name on the birth
certificate or take a DNA test. Mel had threatened to show
up at the Shrek 3 premiere with the baby. Murphy wasn’t
taking any chances. He told his girlfriend Tracey Edmonds to
stay home, and told his bodyguards to stick by his side.
When Murphy showed up at the premiere, he was jovial and he
signed autographs. Wherever Eddie went, his bodyguards were
close behind. The star studded premiere featured the other
stars of the movie Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Antonio
Banderas and Justin Timberlake. Murphy plays the voice of
the Donkey. A lot of people were surprised he showed up, but
he knew he had to promote his movie. Murphy has been
stubborn about taking a DNA test, but he needs to settle his
business with the former Spice Girl. She’s preparing to do a
major TV interview where she will put him on blast. Murphy’s
latest movie Norbit arrives on DVD June 5th.
Well guess who’s back together? Vogue Fashionista Andre Leon
Talley and Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson. Talley had taken
Hudson under his wing to give her some style, but on Oscar
night he had her looking like a fool. That night caused
their falling out. Hudson has grown to depend on Talley for
his advice and fashion styling, and now they are back
together again. Talley and Hudson were recently together
turning heads at the Poiret Fashion and Costume Institute
Gala event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Oscar De La Hoya may have lost the big fight to Floyd
Mayweather, but he is headed to the next edition of Dancing
with the Stars. De La Hoya will be one of the participants.
He’s also $100 million richer. He got $25 million for the
fight and another $75 million through his company, which
promoted the fight. Plus, Oscar got a cut of the pay per
Vivica A. Fox’s new movie, The Salon, hits theatres this
week. The movie was filmed almost four years ago. The Salon
also stars Terrence Howard, Darrin Dewitt Henson and Kim
Justin Timberlake is coming to HBO. He will be doing a live
concert special on September 3rd.
Former American Idol Contestant Tamyra Gray is headed to
Broadway. She’ll be joining the cast of Rent.
Actor Morris Chestnut will be teaming up with Bishop T.D.
Jakes for a film project. Chestnut will star and produce the
movie, Not Easily Broken. Not Easily Broken is based on the
book by Bishop Jakes. It’s the story of a couple whose
strength and faith are tested when the wife is injured in a
car accident, and the husband finds himself attracted to
Queen Latifah and John Travolta grace the cover of the
latest edition of The Advocate. The Advocate is the nation’s
leading gay publication. Latifah and Travolta are promoting
their new movie Hairspray, which is based on the Broadway
musical. The movie is coming out this summer. Latifah’s
close personal friend Fitness Trainer Jeannette Jenkins has
released her first book: The Hollywood Trainer Weight Loss
It’s a boy for “Tootie!” Actress Kim Fields is a mommy.
Fields gave birth to a 6 lb 4oz baby boy last week.
Sebastian Alexander Morgan, nickname Sam, is finally here.
Fields, 37, and her 30-year old boyfriend Christopher Morgan
are very happy. Fields, who is best known for her roles as
“Tootie” on The Facts of Life and “Regine” on Living Single,
was in labor less than two hours.
Janet Jackson may have a new recording home. Jackson is in
talks with Island Def Jam Records, where her boyfriend
Jermaine Dupri is President of the Urban Division.
After winning Flavor of Love: Season One and dumping Flavor
Flav, Hoopz (a.k.a. Nikki Alexander) is finding her 15
minutes of fame drying up. Hoopz is now exotic dancing and
posing nude. She’s scheduled to team up with Uncle Luke (2
Live Crew) for his Freakfest 2007 in Washington, DC.
Speaking of reality shows, thanks to everyone who sent me
emails to express what you thought about the VH1 TV show I
Love New York. The majority of you think the show is staged
but find it very entertaining. Some thought the show was
tacky, and many believed New York and Sister Patterson are
really mother and daughter.
Singer Isaac Hayes is on his feet and performing again.
Early last year, he suffered a stroke. He spent a year
recovering. Hayes has been busy with his nightclub and
restaurant in Memphis, and he’s been busy with his family.
He has 12 kids and 14 grandkids.
Tracy Morgan is teaming up with Ice Cube for the movie First
Sunday. Morgan and Ice Cube play two thieves who get locked
in a church basement with parishioners.
Does Rapper Jay-Z have a secret love child? Will he finally
admit what has been whispered about for years. The young
child is six-years old, and the mother is a video model. Why
would Jay-Z keep this a secret? He’s almost 40-years old.
Why would he deny his child? When the truth comes out, how
will he explain it to the public or girlfriend Beyonce?
The Black Family Channel has been saved. The channel is
merging with the Gospel Music Channel. The Black Family
Channel was having trouble securing cable and satellite
Is Kali Bower having a change of heart? Bower is the woman
who is claiming that Chris Rock may be the father of her
13-year old son. The boy suffers from seizures, and Bower
said she wanted to know if Rock was the father. In the 90’s,
the two had a fling. Rock has said he will take a test, and
if he is the father, he will do the right thing. Now Bower
is changing her tune declaring maybe Rock isn’t the daddy.
No more alcohol for Naomi Campbell. The supermodel says she
is allergic to alcohol, and she has stopped drinking. Since
she stopped drinking, Campbell says she has more energy, and
she is having more fun.
Is the CW TV show Girlfriends over? We’ll find out soon. In
the season finale, Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) accepted her
boyfriend’s marriage proposal. The show has not been the
same since Actress Jill Marie Jones left. Jones played
“Toni.” If the show returns, a white actress could be
joining the cast as the new girlfriend.
Grey’s Anatomy Star Isaiah Washington has filmed a gay
rights PSA ad for GLADD. Washington wants to make amends for
making gay slurs against a co-worker. Washington plays “Dr.
Burke” on the show, and he’s expected to return to the set
of Grey’s Anatomy next season.
Beyoncé in Concert:
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Upcoming Movies and Events:
Shrek 3- with Mike
Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas and
Justin Timberlake- hits theaters May 18th.
Norbit, with Eddie Murphy, hits DVD shelves on June 5th.
Tyler Perry’s latest movie Daddy’s Little Girls, with
Gabrielle Union and Idris Elba, is coming out on DVD, June
WHAT’S THE UNDERGROUND
This Female TV
Personality tries so hard to be like her mentor, but she is
not doing a good job. Her hair and makeup are always a mess.
Bad weaves, wigs and bronzer are spoiling her look.
This TV Personality has a big mouth, and a lot of people
can’t stand her. You either love her or hate her. She’s
trying to land a new TV deal, but she realizes she needs to
soften her image. Sources say she could be the next
spokesperson for Jenny Craig.
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