Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Entertainment 4-1-1

Congratulations to Actress Halle Berry. Berry gave birth to a 7lb 14 ounce baby girl last weekend. Berry and boyfriend Model Gabriel Aubry are over the moon with their little girl, Nahla Ariela Aubry. Will little Nahla be the next cover girl of a magazine? Celebrity baby pics go for millions. Will Halle Berry be the next big celebrity with a million dollar deal?

Will Smith sets the record straight: he is not a scientologist. A recent article in Radar magazine named Smith and his wife Jada as new members of the religion, but Will says this is not true. Will states I am a Christian and a student of all religions. Smith feels he is being labeled a scientologist because of his friendship with Tom Cruise, who is the religion's most famous member.

Mariah Carey will serve as a celebrity judge on American Idol on April 15th, the same day her new album, E=MC2, hits stores. The lead single is a song called Touch My Body. This year is going to be busy for Carey. Her new Lee Daniels' movie Tennessee comes out, and she has also filmed a cameo for his movie Push with Lenny Kravitz and Mo'Nique.

Proclaiming he's all grown up, Usher says he's ready to release his new album, Here I Am. The album comes out in June. Usher says the past year has been one of growth. He got married, had a son and lost his father.

One of the most anticipated movies of the year is Sex and the City, based on the hit HBO series. The movie comes out in late May with all of the original stars. Word has it the buzz is so hot on this movie that negotiations are already underway for a sequel.

At the movies, it's Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns starring Angela Bassett, Rick Fox, Jennifer Lewis, David and Tamala Mann and Tyler Perry. The TBS network has already purchased the broadcast rights for the movie for $8 million. The movie will air on the network in late August 2010.

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin says she is planning on paying up on her back taxes. Franklin owes $20,000 in back taxes on her Detroit mansion. The tax collectors were in a dispute with Franklin over a $445.00 bill from 2004.

Will Michael Jackson lose his Neverland Ranch? Jackson recently negotiated a deal that will put off foreclosure proceedings until mid May. In other Jackson news, big brother Tito hinted in a recent interview that the Jackson clan may be moving to England. For years, the Jackson clan has been under constant media scrutiny, and Tito says they are tired of it. Will the Jacksons make the move to England if they lose their homes in the U.S.?

Production has wrapped on the movie The Secret Life Of Bees. The movie stars Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and Dakota Fanning. The movie is due in theatres this fall.

Actor Terrence Howard, who is currently starring on Broadway in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, has just signed a record deal with Columbia Records. Howard plays the guitar, and he is just starting to show off his musical side. The album, Terrence Howard Presents Me And The Band Of Kings, is coming out this fall. Howard is also in talks for two musical projects: one about Country Singer Charlie Pride and the other about Motown Legend Rick James.

For the first time in its 116 year history, a black man is on the cover of Vogue magazine. Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Sensation Lebron James is on the April cover with Supermodel Gisele Bundchen. It's their annual shape issue showcasing the best bodies in the world.

Actress Gabrielle Union has joined the cast of Cadillac Records. The movie, about the start of the legendary Chess Records, also stars Beyonce, Cedric The Entertainer and Columbus Short.

Is Prophetess Juanita Bynum secretly trying to get back with her estranged husband, Bishop Thomas Weeks? Sources say she has been sending him text messages pleading with him to work it out. Bishop Weeks has been through a lot, and so has Bynum. Can they get over the trauma of the past few months? Their respective ministries have suffered and the fall out continues.

British Director Anthony Minghella passed away earlier this week. Minghella won an Academy Award a few years ago for the movie The English Patient. He also directed the pilot for the Jill Scott HBO movie, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. The pilot was the starting project for this feature to become a new HBO series. Minghella was also scheduled to direct the series. There's no word on who will replace him in the project.

Vivica A. Fox is coming to VH1. Vivica will be hosting their new reality show Glam God. The search is on for the next great celebrity stylist. The winner will get a chance to style an A-List Celebrity, and get a $100,000 grand prize.

Kirstie Alley is teaming up with Oprah Winfrey. Alley, 57, has signed a deal with Harpo Productions to develop projects, which could include a daytime show. Alley recently left Jenny Craig as their weight loss spokesperson to launch her own weight loss brand.

Singer India.Arie is headed to Broadway. Arie will be starring in the Ntozake Shange classic For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enough. The production originally debuted in 1977. Previews start in July, and it officially opens on Broadway August 2nd. The stage play looks at the experience of being a black woman in America through the eyes of seven characters.

Regina Belle will be releasing her first gospel album this spring. The album, Love Forever Shines, features the lead single God Is Good. Belle is due in Philadelphia on May 13th. She's doing two appearances, one at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church and the other at Sharon Baptist Church.

Look for a new album from Singer John Legend this summer.

MTV is gearing up for a new reality show featuring the kids of celebrities. Some of the offspring include Al B. Sure, Jr., Bobby Brown's oldest son and MC Hammer's daughter. The show, Rock The Cradle, debuts April 3rd.

The TV version of A Raisin In The Sun with Sean "P Diddy" Combs, Phylicia Rashad, Sanaa Lathan and Audra McDonald is coming out on DVD May 6th.
Harrison Ford returns as "Indiana Jones" in the new movie, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. Despite being in his 60's, Ford can still do the wild stunts. The movie opens in theatres May 22nd.

Actor Laurence Fishburne is headed to Broadway. Fishburne will be starring in a one man show based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Previews start April 12th.

Upcoming TV and Film Events:
Get ready for Sex And The City, the movie. The movie opens in theatres May 30th.
WHAT'S THE UNDERGROUND BUZZ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This Female Singer is in need of a husband. Every time she gets in a relationship, the men don't stick around. There was the Singer, but he left her for an older woman. Then there was the TV Anchor he left her to go back to his wife. And, there was the Boxer, but he is having too much fun being single. Will this Singer ever find true love or a husband?


tina said...

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