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Bishop Eddie Long is under fire again. He’s been named in a lawsuit that alleges he encouraged his parishioners to take part in a ponzi scheme. Twelve former members of Long’s New Birth congregation say
Fantasia is on the cover of this week’s Jet magazine. She opens up about the scandals and hard times. She says she’s now single, but has great relationships with both her babydaddies. Uncle Charlie Wilson is also featured in this week's Jet. The former GAP Band singer turned solo superstar is talking about his battles against drug addiction and cancer.
Robin Roberts has returned to Good Morning America. Roberts underwent a successful bone marrow
Coming to theaters May 10th, Tyler Perry Presents Peeples. The film stars Kerry Washington, Diahann Carroll, David Alan Grier (In Living Color), Craig Robinson (The Office), S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order), Melvin Van Peebles and Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris, Go On). Tina Gordon Chism wrote and directed while Perry is producer. Kerry Washington is also the cover girl for the latest edition of Ebony magazine.
Before Peeples hits the big screen, Tyler Perry will be back in the director's chair just in time for the Easter holiday 2013. His latest big screen project, Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor,
In his new autobiography, The Soundtrack Of My Life, Music Executive Clive Davis looks back on his career. He talks about the many artists he's worked with including Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana, Barry Manilow, Janis Joplin and the late-great Whitney Houston. Davis even opens about his bi-sexuality. The 80-year old, twice-divorced grandfather is currently in a long-term relationship with a man. Davis' legendary music career also includes stints at Arista and Sony and helping launch record labels including
Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child has a new reality show called My Sister’s Keeper. The show will follow Williams and her sisters and give a behind the scenes look at Williams' career as a gospel solo artist.
In more Kelly Rowland news, she's also teaming up with Actor Boris Kodjoe for a new edition of BET’s Rip The Runway premiering March 20th.
The money woes continue to follow Mary J. Blige. Blige has been hit with a $900,000 tax lien by the State Of New Jersey. Last week, she was hit by lawsuits from two banks for failing to pay back loans.
What is going on with The Queen Of Hip Hop Soul and her finances? She tours and works all the time. This is embarrassing. What's her husband Kendu Isaacs doing about all this? Is he her manager? Someone needs
Speaking of finances, they're at the root of the fall from grace of former U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and his wife Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson. The Jacksons' political careers are in ruins following their admission of stealing $750,000 in campaign funds. The Feds say Jr. used those funds in more than 3,000 transactions to buy a Rolex watch, appliances, fur coats and Michael Jackson memorabilia amongst
Our condolences go out to the family of former Temptations Singer Damon Harris, who died of cancer this week. Harris replaced Eddie Kendricks as tenor in the legendary Motown group in late 1971. He voice can be heard on the Temps hits Hey Girl I Like Your Style, Firefly, Heavenly and Papa Was A Rollin' Stone. Harris was 62.
We also remember Actor Lou Myers. He was best known as “Mr. Gaines” on A Different World. Bill Cosby cast him in that show after Myers made two memorable appearances on The Cosby Show. I had the pleasure of meeting him on Broadway when he was appearing in Debbie Allen's production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. The actor had recent heart surgery and was hospitalized after collapsing in his home in January. Myers was
L.A. Lakers Owner Dr. Jerry Buss has also died. Buss has owned the legendary NBA team since 1979.
Striking while the iron is hot, Tamar Braxton and her husband Vince Herbert have added another project to their schedule. The supercouple are working on a relationship book.
The Houston family feud continues, and many wonder if Bobbi Kris will cut off her grandmother Cissy Houston from her $20 million fortune. Bobbi Kris is not happy that her late mother Whitney Houston was written about in Cissy's new book Remembering Whitney: My Story Of Love, Loss And The Night The Music Stopped. Bobbi Kris feels Cissy did it for money. Now Bobbi Kris has vowed to not give her grandmother any money because she is tired of people wanting to control her life and fortune.
Former Football/Reality Star Terrell Owens was recently questioned by the L.A.P.D. Apparently, Owens was accused of stalking a woman. The woman claimed she never felt like she was in harm's way, but she accuses Owens of banging on her door for three straight hours refusing to leave.
Another Football/Reality Star Chad Ochocinco Johnson appears to have given up on winning back ex-wife Evelyn Lozada. After their nasty breakup and his arrest for battery, it appeared the two were trying to work it out and reconcile. They had a deal for a new VH1 reality show, but that deal was pulled from the table after Johnson's arrest. Did the two decide to part because they couldn’t make any money off each
When will Singer John Legend marry his girlfriend Model Chrissy Teigen? Teigen, a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, wants marriage. She's giving it until the end of the year, or she will end it with Legend. Will the Ordinary People singer put a ring on it?
Don Cheadle returns to the big screen May 3rd in Iron Man III with Robert Downey, Jr.
Sunday, March 3rd Alicia Keys will be featured on Oprah Winfrey's Master Class on OWN. Iyanla Van Zandt is back the second season of her hit show Iyanla: Fix My Life kicks off April 13th on OWN. In the new season, she squares off with Rapper DMX.
Was Oscar Winner Forest Whitaker the victim of racial profiling? Recently in a New York deli, an employee suspected Whitaker was a shoplifter and frisked him outside of the deli. After word got out of the
Speaking of Tyrese, he and Reverend Run of Run DMC and MTV's Run's House have teamed up to write a book called Manology. The book is about relationships what makes them work and what makes them fail. The book is geared towards women. The book Manology is a guide to regaining relationship confidence and weeding out cheaters.
The VH1 network is doing a movie based on the popular girl group TLC. TLC topped the charts in the 90’s with the hits Waterfalls, No Scrubs, and Baby, Baby, Baby, but at the same time, they hit the bottom of
Khloe Kardashian has been dropped as a host of the FOX's X-Factor. Producers found her boring and unprepared. X-Factor, Simon Cowell's singing reality show, has never taken off in ratings. This is just the latest in a series of shakeups including Judges Britney Spears and L.A. Reid leaving the show.
The famous Hollywood Brat Pack classic About Last Night was a box office hit in 1986. It starred Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Elizabeth Perkins and James Belushi. About Last Night is getting a make over and will hit
Speaking of my “nephew” Kevin Hart, so how hot is the actor/comedian? VERY! Hart is hosting Saturday Night Live on March 2nd, and his BET show, The Real Husbands Of Hollywood, is a ratings smash.
What's in store for Essence magazine? Their Editor-In-Chief Constance White is out amid numerous layoffs at the legendary magazine, which is in the process of being sold. White was in her post at Essence for the
Beyonce is launching The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. She'll be in Philly July 25th at the Wells Fargo Center and at The Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on July 26th.
In more Beyonce news, she has just confirmed her return to 2013 Essence Festival July 4th -7th. She'll take her Mrs. Carter show to New Orleans and the Essence main stage. This month's Essence coverguy, LL Cool J, is also on the bill along with Trey Songz, Jill Scott, Keyshia Cole, New Edition, Brandy, Mint Condition, Tamia, “Uncle Charlie” Wilson, Solange Knowles and Maxwell.
WDAS Morning Man Steve Harvey's Hoodie Awards now has a new name. It's now called The Neighborhood Awards and tickets are now on sale. The Neighborhood Awards are happening August 8th
As she celebrates 40 years in the music business, Chaka Khan is coming out with a line of chocolates and candles. All proceeds will benefit The Chaka Khan Foundation which supports women and children in crisis. The legendary songstress turns 60 next month.
Congrats to Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick! He just signed a one-year $10 million deal with the Eagles.
Actor Blair Underwood is coming back to TV. Underwood is filming a pilot based on the old school, TV classic Ironside. After he wrapped his 50's classic Perry Mason, Actor Raymond Burr made a comeback with the popular police drama as “Chief Robert Ironside.” from 1967-1975. Quincy Jones did the theme song for the original show. Burr played a veteran detective confined to a wheelchair after being shot by a sniper. Underwood will recreate that role.
The BET Awards has now turned into the BET Experience. The show airs June 30th on BET with special guests Beyonce, New Edition, R Kelly, Miguel, The Jacksons, Snoop Dog and many more.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards take place this Sunday, and the talent is going to be amazing that night. For the first time in 36 years, Barbara Streisand will be performing. She last performed her hit Evergreen on the show in 1977 and won the Oscar for the song that night. Another Diva will be there to match Streisand that night. Dame Shirley Bassey will also be be performing at this year's Oscars. The 76-year old
WHAT’S THE UNDERGROUND BUZZ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You could have called them “Model-Host.” This Couple just called it quits. She says her schedule is too full, but he's on the come up with TV and movies. Is he out shinning and leaving her behind?