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Friday, April 5, 2013


B.F.F.'S Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey go way back like Sade’s hairline. They’ve been involved in each other’s projects and teamed up to produce and finance other people’s projects too. But now, in a move that is sure to make the black Internet fall out, they’ve teamed up to record a special segment as their iconic characters Miss Sophia and Madea.

Oprah played Sophia in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film “The Color Purple.” The role was a breakout moment for the journalist-turned-actress and she played the feisty, no-nonsense Sophia flawlessly. To this day, if you throw out the phrase, “Harpo, who dis woman?” you’re bound to get a few warm chuckles out of people.

Tyler Perry’s Madea character needs no introduction. She’s been the engine behind his success as a filmmaker as black audiences have proven to never tire of the shenanigans of the wild and crazy grandma who wreaks havoc on everyone but still manages to be lovable. Heller!
But back to Tyler and Oprah. Tyler recently announced that two shows of his, “Love Thy Neighbor” and “The Haves and Have Nots,” would be coming on board with Oprah’s once-flailing cable network OWN.
Oprah took to social media to post the above photo of her and Tyler dress as Madea and Sophia, telling viewers to tune in on Thursday as “Sophia meets Madea.”
So it’s not clear what exactly the two will be doing, but if I had to guess, I’d say it’s some sort of web-friendly skit that will air on OWN and spread across social media.

Oprah and Tyler would really be better off turning Sophia and Madea into a full-fledged show though. If Kevin Hart can spin his parody of “Real Housewives” into a series, so could they.


“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” — everyone’s favorite ratchet, rowdy reality TV soap opera — is back for it’s second season. Are you ready for some April foolishness?

Before I even delve any further, get into to this Super Trailer for the new season of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” which is set to air on VH1 on April 22, 2013.

First Look: "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" Season 2 (VIDEO) 

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Singer-actress Jill Scott has a lot to smile about these days. The mother of one is still making classic tunes and she now has an acting career that is on the rise.
The 40 year-old recently sat down with Ebony Magazine to discuss raising her son Jett Hamilton Roberts and all things motherhood. Check out some snippets below:
On raising a boy:
It’s challenging being a single mom…No matter what I do, I’ll never be a man. Ever. I can show Jett how to be a thinker, how to enjoy music or how to feel, and to conquer. But I cannot show him how to be a man.
Jill on motherhood:
Motherhood is getting your hands and your feet in the soil. When Jett puts my face in his hands and tells me, ‘Mommy you’re so pretty’ or smells me, it’s so wonderful.
Jill on being a single-mom:
That I-can-do-it-by-myself mentality is a lie. I’m sorry if I hurt anybody’s feelings, but you cannot do it all by yourself. You need a village: some aunties, grandmoms, friends. I couldn’t do this by myself and would be a fool to think I could.


Rihanna invited 256 fans and journalists to jet with her across the world last November, starting in L.A. and ending in New York City. The tour received negative press after passengers complained of airport delays and not getting enough face time with RiRi.

Grab your passport and get ready to tour the world with Rihanna. The pop superstar invites fans along as she travels to seven countries in seven days on her “777” promo tour. Fox has documented the globe-trotting trek for the special “Rihanna 777,” which airs Monday, May 6.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


His social circle includes the biggest names in sports. His celebrity cachet is unmatched. He has informally advised athletes on everything from housing choices to contract extensions.

Jay-Z has long been in the inner circle of A-listers like Alex Rodriguez and LeBron James, using their names in his lyrics and their star wattage to enhance his own. Now, he is making a move to turn those relationships into big business in a more formal way.
With a double-barreled announcement Tuesday that he was opening his own sports agency, and that he was stealing the Yankees star Robinson Cano from the most powerful agent in baseball, Jay-Z stands poised to shake up the sports world by offering athletes something they cannot find anywhere else: himself.
Roc Nation Sports is the newest arm of Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s “full-service entertainment company” that has quickly built a strong reputation representing artists like Rihanna, Shakira and M.I.A. Jay-Z has been temporarily licensed to represent professional baseball players, said Ron Berkowitz, a spokesman for Roc Nation Sports, which also has teamed with Creative Artists Agency, a leading Hollywood agency that provides formidable negotiating authority.
Jay-Z’s move into sports representation does not come as a complete surprise, considering he has long invoked sports in his lyrics alongside boasts about his entrepreneurial skills and his fashion sense. In fact, he has turned a Yankees cap into a sort of personal trademark, claiming in one song that “I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can.”
Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years.

It’s no wonder HOVA knows “how to do this sonnn!” A Hip-hop legend, Roc-A-Fella founder/CEO, 40/40 club owner, Brooklyn Nets co-owner, husband and father, Jay-Z’s resume boasts a list of endless accomplishments that were unforeseen in his formative years, coming up as a youth in the Marcy Projects of Brooklyn, New York. Who do you think Roc Nation Sports should sign next?


These two always look so unhappy, and we notice Kim Kardashian only smiles when she is not with him or with her family.  We just don't believe this relationship is real, but anyway the two love-less birds were spotted in Paris over the weekend.  Kim Kardashian has jet off to Paris to see her baby daddy Kanye West after nearly a month apart.
The parents-to-be were spotted hitting the Paris streets and shopping at couture childrenswear store Bonpoint, to presumably stock up on very luxe and very expensive baby gear.
The attention-loving reality star had not one, but three changes to her outfit in a single day. Although she’s been attacked for her skin-tight “maternity” wear lately, while in Paris she’s worn loose-fitting blouses, slacks and even flats at one point while in Paris.
Kardashian hasn’t been in the French capital since early March where she joined the rapper for a show during Paris Fashion Week. Soon after leaving, the four-months’ pregnant E! star was rushed to a doctor in LA where she feared she was having a miscarriage. Fortunately it was a false alarm.

Kim recently revealed that she and Kanye are yet to decide on a baby name.Speaking to Jimmy Kimmel she said: 'We have a list,' she said, adding of her family's own tradition, 'And some of them are "K" names some of them aren't.'
'[North] is not on our list,' she said, adding with a shy shrug, 'But you know what name I do like - but it probably won't be on [our list]... I like Easton - Easton West - I think that's cute.'


Diddy main "B"...Cassie rolls with the Bawse in the video for “Numb,” all auto tone,  the first visual off her new mixtape RockaByeBaby. The Bad Boy singer takes a walk down Hollywood Blvd., strolls on the beach at sunset, and cruises down a dark road at night in the clip, directed by Alex Nazari (2 Chainz, 50 Cent).

RockaByeBaby drops April 11 featuring Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, French Montana, Too $hort, Fabolous, Jeremih, and Ester Dean, plus production from Mike WiLL Made It, James Fauntleroy, Rob Holladay, Da Internz, and Young Chop.


T.I. & Tiny’s “Family Hustle” is a great show but it looks like this documentary will really allow fans to see beyond where they are today. We all know that T.I. has ran into a few bumps in the road and from the looks of things the rapper will discuss those issues and more.

We’re not sure about a release date yet but we know that fans and especially Atlanta natives are going to be hungry for this.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Ooh hunni....notes on a Scandal! Here's the tea honey boo, boo child, Magic Johnson’s youngest son Earvin Johnson III, aka EJ, is out and proud. The 20-year-old college student was seen stepping down Sunset Strip in full drag gear — excluding lipstick and lakefront wig, red designer bag — hand-in-hand with his college boyfriend, according to gossip website TMZ.com.

We’re very proud of him,” Magic told TMZ. The feeling is mutual..cause EJ told TMZ he's been "hoping praying" for his dad's team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, ever since Magic and his business partners took over the franchise.
Magic has another son, Andre, from a previous relationship, and the Johnsons have an adopted daughter, Elisa, 18, pictured above with EJ and their parents. EJ who's a student at NYU has always had a loving relationship with his parents. It's like having the daughter you never wanted.

Johnson, 53, was diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in 1991. He retired from the NBA in 1996.


How hot does Beyonce look on the cover of Shape Middle East! In the mag, she's dishing on how she lost 57lbs after giving birth to her gorgeous daughter Blue Ivy and how she keeps that bootylicious bod in shape. Grab a copy on shelves now if you were in any doubt that you can look fab post-baby, and if you can’t wait to read what Bey has to say, here are some highlights of her chat with Shape...

We hear celebrity trainer Marco Borges whipped you back into shape. Did you get addicted to the gym?

BEYONCÉ: Not at all. Some people prefer the gym, but when I have to put on workout clothes and run on a treadmill, I get bored. The key to staying motivated is to find a form of exercise you enjoy, and for me, it’s dance. I lose a lot of weight and tone up much more because I’m truly dedicated to it. It’s something I do for a living, and thank God I love my job. The rehearsals leading up to a tour always get me in shape, so I never have to feel like, “Oh, no, I have to get up and go to the gym!”

Do you have goals when you’re losing weight, like getting down to a certain dress size or a number on the scale?

BEYONCÉ: I do, actually. I won’t tell you specifically what the digits are, but I was at my ideal weight while working on my Crazy in Love video. I was 20 years old! Whenever I want to get into amazing shape, that’s the body size I aim for. But I’m not a naturally thin person. I have to work for it.

So that makes 2 Vogue covers and now 2 Shape covers in a matter of months. Top that! Beyhive news doesn’t stop there either. The singer will be covering Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” for new movie “The Great Gatsby”. More details inside.

Hubby Jay-Z is producing the soundtrack for the remake of “The Great Gatsby” so it’s no surprise that Bey is getting on board for this project. Plus, if you loved Beyonce and Andre 3000′s “Party” then you will love the fact that the songstress will be collaborating with Andre yet again for the Amy Winehouse cover.

We are excited about the premiere of “The Great Gatsby” which will come out sometime in May. With a hot soundtrack and feature actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, it’s gonna be the perfect kick off for summer

INFO: The April issue of Shape Middle East is available at all good magazine outlets.


President Barack Obama, daughter Sasha, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia walk across Lafayette Park from the White House on their way to Easter services at St John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.
Omarosa Manigault attends the ‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice’ Red Carpet Event at Trump Tower on in New York City.

Shia LaBeouf signs autographs at ‘The Late Show with David Letterman  in New York City.
Chrisette Michele performs at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Keyshia Cole performs at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict take their son to the Easter Bunny House at The Grove in Hollywood.
It's a happy Easter indeed for an expectant Jessica Simpson, who makes her way through Toluca Lake, Calif., with fiancé Eric Johnson, their 11-month-old daughter Maxwell and a festive (stuffed toy) friend.
John Legend spends the Easter weekend shopping at The Grove with fiancee Christine Teigen.


Breezy shows his romantic side and some slick moves in the martial arts-themed clip, which he co-directed with Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard). The video is rumored to be inspired by his relationship with ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.

Chris Brown leaps into action in the cinematic video for “Fine China,” the first single off his upcoming album X.

Monday, April 1, 2013


“ER” actor Mekhi Phifer tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Reshelet Barnes in an intimate Beverly Hills ceremony attended by family and close friends on Sunday (Mar 31).
 About 100 friends and family members attended, including Phifer's son, who walked down the aisle with their Chihuahua.

Phifer entered to Stevie Wonder's "Ribbon in the Sky," according to E! News. The 15-minute ceremony featured the happy couple in dashing ivory.  Held on an outdoor terrace, Mekhi put on a dapper showing in a three piece suit which was made up of a silk tie and waistcoat.
And Reshelet stunned in a strapless floor length fishtail gown as she wore part of her hair up as the back section cascaded down her shoulders in loose curls.

"When she made her entrance into the courtyard, Mekhi was completely overcome with emotion and you could tell she took his breath away," an eyewitness source told E! News. "He had to wipe tears from his eyes for several minutes."

To top off what already sounds like a wonderful event, none other than TV's Judge Greg Mathis officiated the ceremony.
Phifer, whose breakthrough roles include Spike Lee's "Clockers" and "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer," has two sons. The first, Omikaye, was born in 1999 to "Soul Food" actress Malinda Williams, whom Phifer divorced in 2003 after four years of marriage.
He had his second son, Mekhi Thira Phifer Jr., with fiancee Oni Souratha in 2007.
Phifer starred as Dr. Greg Pratt on "ER" from 2002 until 2008. He saw a successful slate of films throughout the 2000s, including "O," "8 Mile" and "Honey." He was also a regular on the Fox crime drama "Lie To Me."


Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill are considering having another baby!
“We’d only be so lucky,” the E! News hostess told the Chicago Sun-Times Sunday magazine SPLASH  about adding to her family with Bill Rancic.
Just seven months ago, their son Duke Rancic  was born via gestational surrogate after Giuliana struggled with infertility and then beat breast cancer by having a double mastectomy.
Their family was hard-won, and Giuliana said in SPLASH that she and Bill work hard “to make each other’s lives easier” while raising Duke.  “Bill doesn’t even drink coffee, but every day he insists on making my coffee.  And you know why?  Because his dad made his mom coffee every day, and he thought that was so romantic.”

Viewers of the sixth season of their E! reality show “Giuliana & Bill,” which will premiere in June, can expect to see “a ton of baby Duke,” she revealed. And the couple will relive their courtship days by co-hosting the new NBC dating show “Ready for Love,” debuting on April 9 and featuring three bachelors who are looking for mates.


Porsha Stewart is fighting back. A week after husband Kordell Stewart blindsided her by filing for divorce, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 31, submitted her own divorce papers via her attorney, TMZ reports. In the documents, according to TMZ, the Bravo starlet seeks alimony as well as use of their Atlanta mansion. In his original filing, Kordell, 40, had claimed his wife of less than two years didn't need spousal support and could earn her own living.

But, her attorney argues, Porsha stalled her own career for her husband, quitting her job and apparently selling her businesses in order to be a wife and take care of his son from a previous relationship, TMZ reports -- and thus seeks alimony.
"Mrs. Stewart had held off on filing for a divorce herself and remained committed to the marriage because Mr. Stewart promised to work on the marriage with her," Porsha's rep told Us Weekly on Tuesday after new broke of the split. "Instead, he misled her and she found out about the filing in the media."
And with such a rough week, the couple’s marriage appeared to be over. But a new report now alleges that they haven’t called it quits just yet! The couple has been undergoing extensive marriage counseling, both together and separately, a source close to the family told Media Takeout. The source alleges that Porsha and Kordell are working towards reconciliation, and that they have decided to give their marriage another chance.

Allegedly, the couple could announce their plans to get back together as soon as tomorrow, Apr. 1 (we’re not even touching the April Fools implications).
So up until today, Mar. 31, Kordell and Porsha seemed to be quickly headed for a separation. A statement to Us Weekly from Porsha’s rep seemed to also confirm that. However, with this new report in mind, the statement can be read a little differently:

Porsha’s rep does admit that the couple had discussed working on their marriage, but that the talks were silenced by Kordell’s (possibly premature) divorce papers. Is it possible that Kordell is now recognizing his mistake, and that he and Porsha are back on track towards reconciliation? Reportedly, we may not have to wait more than a day to find out!


Actress Eva Mendes walked the red carpet for the NY movie premiere of ‘The Place Beyond The Pines’ and looked rather matronly in a peach colored Prada dress and shoes
Dwayne Johnson arrives at the Premiere of Paramount Pictures' G.I. Joe: Retaliation at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.
Rumer Willis supported father Bruce Willis at the afterparty for the Hollywood premiere of G.I. Joe: Retaliation .
Jennifer Hudson wows the crowd of 15,000 passionate youth at Free The Children’s first ever We Day in the U.S. at KeyArena at Seattle Center with her very own rendition of Michael Jackson’s Will You Be There.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell attends the McDonald's Premium McWrap launch party at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. 
President Barack Obama speaks at Port of Miami in Miami, Florida.
Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez and Nahla go for a stroll while enjoying their vacation in Hawaii.
How sweet! Gwen and Gavin spend some quality time with sons Zuma and Kingston in Santa Monica, Calif.
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber give their undivided attention to sons Sasha, 5, and Kai, 4, during a game of flag football in L.A.
 The Game. The West Coast rapper celebrated Easter weekend with his loved ones including fiancée Tiffney Cambridge, sons King Justice and Harlem, and daughter Cali at their first annual Easter Extravaganza.
Jenny McCarthy toasted the renewal of her eponymous talk show at the the Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas.
Serena Williams poses with trophy after winning the womens finals beating Maria Sharapova in three sets at the Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Jay-Z walking into The Bowery Hotel in New York City.

Rapper Trey Songz out clubbing with some ladies in Miami, Florida.

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