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Saturday, December 10, 2011


Power house singer, actress, philanthropist, and now Broadway producer Alicia Keys joined the cast of her new play Stick Fly on Friday’s “106 & Park.” Keys spoke about her DJ alter ego AK-47,  her obsession with Tumblr, the joy of motherhood.  Peep video below:



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Married Since 2008 Beyonce Wedding Gown Finally Revealed

Beyonce hasn’t been a “Single Lady” since 2008 when she married Jay-Z in a very private ceremony at the New York home. So, in Better-Late-Than-Never News, she’s revealed a glimpse of her wedding dress for the very first time.
In a the above clip for her song “I Was Here” – taped live in concert in NYC’s Roseland – the now pregnant megastar shares loads of personal moments. The footage gives glimpses into everything from her childhood and Destiny’s Child days to her charity work and romance with husband Jay-Z, including the gown she wore when the pair walked down the aisle. The images include both a front view of the stunning strapless dress with a fitted bodice and “sweetheart neckline” and a shot of the back, showing elaborate layered fabric and a long train. The gown was designed by the bride’s mom and still stylist, Tina Knowles.


The little 30 pound “Fireball” has landed. Willow Smith ignites the screen in the Hype Williams-directed video for “Fireball” featuring Nicki Minaj. During her visit to “106 & Park,” the 11-year-old singer also announced the title of her debut album Knees & Elbows, due April 3. Peep the fun video below:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hard Out There For A Pimp Terrence Howard’s Ex-Wife Gets Restraining Order

Terrance Howard is in some real life drama. Howard's estranged wife has obtained a temporary restraining order against him and  House Of  Glitz has the documents detailing her claims of death threats and beatings by the actor .

According to the legal papers, Michelle Howard claims Terence began abusing her just seven days after their January 2010 wedding.  Michelle, who filed for divorce in February, states that the Hustle & Flow star punched her, threw her down and even chipped her tooth with his wedding ring. On one occasion he shouted, "I'll hit a woman quicker than I'd hit a man."

In response to today’s dramatic allegations, the 42-year-old actor denied ever harming his ex. The judge sided with Michelle and granted the restraining order.

Ludacris New Kids Website & Hangs Out With Girlfriend At Movie Premiere

Umm hmn we see you girl given the camera fever! Rapper-turned-actor got plenty of female attention at the premiere of New Year’s Eve at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday night (Dec. 5). Chris Bridges plays the love interest of Oscar winner Hilary Swank in the romantic comedy, opening Friday.
He arrived on the red carpet with his real-life girlfriend Eudoxie Agnan and posed with the female members of the cast including Michelle Pfeiffer, Sofia Vergara, and Katherine Heigl.



Earlier today, Luda announced that his 10-year-old daughter Karma has launched an educational website for kids called Karma’s World. “My daughter is officially a boss!” tweeted the proud father.
The site is so cute, we are happy Luda is doing big things!

Basketball Wives Special Livestream Event From Miami Thursday

VH1 has been teasing some BIG NEWS on there Basketball Wives Facebook page this week (if you missed it, it might be time to “like” the page already) and now it’s time for the reveal.

On Thursday, December 8, starting at 11a.m. ET, VH1 will be broadcasting a livestream photo shoot featuring the entire cast of Basketball Wives, including the two new cast members, on VH1.com. 

Every season, the cast goes glam for a promotional photo shoot.  VH1 blogger Liz Black, will be hosting), we’ll be chatting candidly (as in, no bleeps or tape delays…nervous cough) with all of the women on the show about their style, their businesses, and what they’ve been up to since season three ended. 
They will be giving away prizes via Twitter, too, so make sure you follow the ladies and me, @LizBurrito, on Twitter to maximize your chance at winning. For more information about the livestream, read on, and make sure you tune in to BasketballWives.VH1.com starting at 11am on Thursday to watch every last minute with the ladies. And for more information about the fourth season and the new castmembers, check out our press release here.
In addition to the livestream, each cast member, along with Liz, will be live tweeting during the promo shoot and will be rewarding fans who retweet them with prizes including gift certificates and earrings. Fans can interact directly with the cast and ask them questions by tweeting to #BBW.

To follow the ladies (and me!) on Twitter, our handles are below.


Tyrees switches it up and enlist Faith Evans and The Boss aka Rick Ross to “Stay” on the remix to his Open Invitation single.  Peep the smooth sounds below:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


With her self-directed and produced DVD, Live at Roseland: Elements of 4, on Christmas lists worldwide, Mommy-to-Bey appeared on 20/20 with Katie Couric this past Friday, returning to the famed Roseland Ballroom to record her interview.
A pregnant Bey addresses pregnancy rumors about her cravings, “collapsing stomach,” and the gender of her baby, since girlfriend and former Destiny’s Child band member, Kelly Rowland made reference to the bundle of joy as a “she.” Bey also talks about her history-making announcement during the MTV awards as well as Jay and their families excitement for her pregnancy, she says, “It’s very exciting for both of us and our families… everyone is so anxious it’s like the time just can’t come fast enough!”
Below performance taped this past July in London’s Fountain Studios, the performances were recorded in front of Bey’s biggest fans

Monday, December 5, 2011

Jay-Z Inspires New College Hip Hop Course At Georgetown Urban Theodicy

Empire State Of Mind, since 2007, Michael Eric Dyson has been teaching courses related to hip hop at Georgetown University. His ability to articulate the message within rap music has provided a platform for his commentary on the genre.
This year a new course Dyson’s teaching at Georgetown, the “Sociology Of Hip-Hop — Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z,” is receiving a lot of attention. The course is said to confront “topics present in any sociology course: racial and gender identity, sexuality, capitalism and economic inequality,” but there are some that question the vaildity and necessity for this type of analysis.

…”a lot of these contradictions are in the broader culture. Consumerism, misogyny; misogyny is at the heart of so many religious traditions and yet we study them. I have a PhD in religion from Princeton.” It’s no secret that he and Jay-Z are friends. As a matter of fact, he’s using the rappers book, Decoded, as text in the course; according to Dyson, “I think he’s an icon of American excellence.”
Go inside the classroom as Michael Eric Dyson provides additional commentary and explanation for the course…

Finally Bishop Eddie Long Steps Down Takes A Leave From The Church

It's about time Sex addict, "pedophile Bishop Eddie Wrong in our opinion is forced out of his own church. Bishop Eddie Long is taking a brief leave from the church he transformed into one of the nation's biggest and most influential, telling congregants at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Sunday he was going to use the time to heal his family.

"I'm still your pastor. You'll still receive my direction," Long said Sunday. "You've given me some weeks to take care of some family business."
Long's wife, Vanessa, filed for divorce late Thursday afternoon. She said Friday morning, via a statement prepared by the church's spokesman, that she had changed her mind but by day's end announced the divorce was on.

In remarks released Friday evening, Long said his love for his wife of 21 years is "deep and unwavering. It remains our sincere desire to continue working together in seeking God’s will in these circumstances."
Long, during Sunday's service, reaffirmed he had no plans to resign, adding he had not "stepped down" but instead "stepped up."
One longtime New Birth observer said the bishop had little choice.
"It's pretty clear from the payouts in the case, declining membership and divorce proceedings that something is wrong," said Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania. "Clearly it has shaken things up."
Blah..Blah..Blah..another down low "brother" has been exposed, and understand we have no problem with someone being gay or any other sexuality, but what we don't appreciate is someone hiding behind the word of God to act out there sick fantasy.
We do hope Eddie Long he seeks the help that is needed to heal himself and hopefully which will then heal his family and the followers of New Birth.  So many lies and so much deceit time will tell. Read More


Kelly Rowland took a risk and went before her fellow judges on “The X Factor” in the U.K. on Sunday. The Destiny Child Diva hits the stage and sings her dance hits“When Love Takes Over” and her RedOne-produced single“Down for Whatever” off her latest album Here I Am, which was released overseas last week.

Kanye Dedicates Watch The Throne Chicago Show To His Mom

Kayne treated his fans in his hometown  Chicago earlier in the week. Taking the stage at the United Center on the second night on his sold-out Watch the Throneconcert with Jay-Z, the seven-time Grammy nominee dedicated his performance to the woman who raised him and thanked Jay and BeyoncĂ© for supporting him during his “darkest hours.”

“It’s a glorious occasion,” said ‘Ye. “But right now I want ya’ll to put two fingers in the air right now. I wanna dedicate this show to the lady that brought me to Chicago at age three, the first black female chair of the English department at Chicago State University, Dr. Donda Claire Ann West.

Peep tribute below:

Boo Gazing: Celebs Out & About: Kimora Lee Simmons, Madonna, Zoe Saldana, Wendy Williams And More

(L-R) Actor Djimon Hounsou, Kimora Lee Simmons director/musician David Lynch, Russell Simmons and Angela Simmons attend the 3rd Annual "Change Begins Within" Benefit Celebration
Angela Simmons
Jennifer Hudson poses with Mickey Mouse at the taping of  Disney Parks Christmas Parade for TV
Zoe Saldana attendsThe Trevor Project's 2011 Trevor Live! 
Glee's Amber Riley attends The Trevor Project's 2011 Trevor Live! at The Hollywood Palladium

Fergie and Josh Duhamel attendsThe Trevor Project's 2011 Trevor Live! at The Hollywood Palladium, love, love, Fergie's look!
Madonna attends the Cinema Society & Piaget screening of "W.E." at The Museum of Modern, in other Material girl news she will be the halftime performance of this years Super Bowl ...can't wait, we love her for 50 plus years she looks great!
Stunning Leona Lewis attends the Emeralds and Ivy Ball in aid of Cancer Research in UK
Mikki Taylor and Wendy Williams at Barnes And Noble In New Jersey to Promote Commander and Chic
Tito and Jackie Jackson with Cirque du Soleil performers at the Las Vegas
Michael Jackson kids, plus nieces and nephews
Babyface and his wife Nicole and kids attend The Immortal world Tour

The View costar Elizabeth Hasselbeck takes her adorable kids to Central Park 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

UPDATE: Bishop Eddie Long Wife Files For Divorce And Then Withdraws Petition

UPDATE: FALSE ALARM: Wife still wants Divorce,  The divorce is back on. Just hours after releasing a statement saying she’d reconsidered and would withdraw the paperwork to end her marriage of twenty-one years, Vanessa Long had a change of heart. Her attorney, downplaying the decision, said simply withdrawing the divorce petition was no longer appropriate at this time. Obviously, the wording of that statement leaves the door open for a potential reconciliation, but considering the very public issues the couple has had, it seems likely she’ll move forward. 

We just don't understand why it took so long, and just when we were applauding his wife apparently the church has made her rethink this decision.. in other words put some money in her pocket to keep that mouth shut!   Hours after announcing she had filed for divorce from mega church pastor Bishop Eddie Long, his wife, Vanessa, issued a statement Friday saying she had withdrawn her petition.

Last fall, four young men accused Eddie Long of coercing them into having sex. Their lawsuits were settled in May, then dismissed.
Vanessa Long had issued a statement early Friday morning saying that she had filed for divorce Thursday from Long, the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.

By early afternoon, she had a change of heart.
"Upon prayerful reflection, I have reconsidered and plan to withdraw my petition for divorce from my husband, Bishop Eddie L. Long," she said in an emailed statement bearing the New Birth logo. "I love my husband. I believe in him and admire his strength and courage."
She went on to blame "years of attacks in the media" for her initial decision to seek a divorce.

It was a reversal of her statement Friday morning in which she said, "After a great deal of deliberation and prayer, I have decided to terminate my marriage to Bishop Eddie L. Long. Accordingly, I authorized my attorneys to file for divorce on December 1, 2011," Vanessa Long said in a statement.
Long denied the men's allegations through a spokesman shortly after they became public in September and told his congregation he planned to "vigorously" fight them.
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