Why is Halle Berry so miserable? The Oscar-winning actress has refused to crack a smile for photographers since the birth of her daughter four months ago. Sources say Berry felt insulted when she wasn't offered millions for photos of her baby. Berry made sure no one would make money off her child if she couldn't, so she made sure to raise a fuss over any unauthorized photos. Last week, Berry lashed out at paparazzi claiming they were going too far trying to get photos of her baby. She says they were trespassing on her property. Berry has wanted to be a mother for a while and she should be on top of the world, but she isn't and her family and friends are worried about her.
Mariah Carey wants her hubby to bring home some money. Imagine the shocked look on Nick Cannon's face when his wife made the request. Carey realizes her husband should have a much higher profile, so she wants him to get a job. She has arranged meetings with top designers hoping to push her hubby into modeling. Carey wants Cannon to have his own money. The whispers about him spending her money were starting to get to her. Cannon has starred in the movies Drumline and Roll Bounce. Lately, he has been dejaying at parties. Carey is usually in tow, sitting in the booth wearing dark shades while he spins. Is this any way for a man to live? And, when is she going to start her tour?
Is the Reverend Al Sharpton ready to Dance With The Stars? Producers for the show are gearing up for the new season, which kicks off in September. The Rev says he was approached, but he had to turn down the opportunity. Sharpton says he has too much work to do getting out the vote for the upcoming presidential election. Confirmed so far for next season is Football Player Warren Sapp.
Chris Rock continues to have problems with an old jump off. Years ago, Rock was involved with a Georgia woman. She claims he was the father of her son. DNA tests cleared him and proved he was not the kid's father, but the woman won't go away. She is now planning to writer a book about their affair called Hollywood Child. Chris Rock is returning to HBO in a new special. Kill The Messenger will air on September 27th and will feature Rock in New York, London and South Africa.
Brandy is going all out for her comeback. She is starring in a new ad campaign for Skechers footwear. Brandy is featured in the campaign with her daughter Sy'Rae.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about R Kelly and what his life has been like since being found not guilty of child pornography charges. He has been quiet, but sources say he is still partying. The parties have been non-stop at his Chicago home, and he is dating. The 4-year old singer has been dating an 18-year old who will be starring in his new music video.
Whitney Houston is back with Ray J, and this has caused quite a few alarms to go off. Friends of Houston feel she should be devoting her time to her unfinished album and her teenage daughter. Ray J has just signed a deal for a new reality show, and they feel he is using her to get ratings. Whitney's future is at stake, and a lot is riding on her comeback. A track from the unreleased album was leaked over the internet this past week.
Oprah Winfrey is getting ready to get rid of some of her favorite cars. Winfrey is raising money for her school for girls in South Africa. Some of the cars include a 1954 Mercedes Benz, a 1988 Rolls Royce, given to her by John Travolta, and a 1997 Aston Martin.
I am often asked: Does Oprah's best friend Gayle King have a man? She's always with Oprah. Yes! King has a man. For the past couple of years, King has been quietly dating Newark New Jersey Mayor Corey Booker. The two are taking it slow and staying out of the spotlight, but they are very much together.
There have been reports of another meltdown involving Singer Paula Abdul. The American Idol judge was spotted leaving her doctor's office and clutching some papers. At one point, she was bent over crying. Her publicists have responded. They claim she was bowled over in laughter, but eyewitnesses claim she was crying hysterically and had to be restrained.
Don't look for Mama, I Want To Sing in theatres. The movie, based on the hit off Broadway musical, is going to straight to DVD. The movie, scheduled for release early next year, stars Ciara, Lynne Whitfield and Hill Harper and Prophetess Juanita Bynum.
Rapper/Actor LL Cool J is not only working on the release of a new album, but he is also working a new cop drama for CBS. Friends of the rapper turned actor say LL may have to step back a bit and turn his attention to home. His teenage son has been hanging out and partying with the wrong crowd.
Singer Al Jarreau is hard at work on a new Christmas CD, which is coming out this fall.
Tyler Perry has just signed a new multi-million deal with Lions Gate Films. The new three-year deal will cover his TV work, his movies and DVD releases. Perry is currently working on Madea Goes To Jail, which opens in theatres February 20th. Tyler's on a roll. His movie, The Family That Preys, is set to open in theatres September 12th. The movie stars Alfre Woodard, Kathy Bates, Sanaa Lathan, Robin Givens, Taraji P. Henson, Rockmond Dunbar, Cole Hauser and Tyler Perry. You can check out the trailer right now on our website: http://wdasfm.com. Just go to Patty's Page.
Uncle Luke is a changed man with a new reality show. Luther Campbell, 47, a.k.a. "Luke Skywalker," recently tied the knot with a 27-year old beauty. Campbell, the father of two, says his days as a member of 2 Live Crew are long behind him. Campbell says he is a changed man, and he will prove it on his new reality show Parental Advice on VH1. The show will feature his recent wedding, and it debuts August 4th at 10:30 on VH1.
Get ready for a new Hairspray movie. The sequel to the popular movie is set for release in 2010, and it looks like Queen Latifah will be back as "Motormouth Maybelle."
Hot new couple alert: Actress Gabrielle Union and Miami Heat Star Dwayne Wade. Watch out Gabby! Wade is still married!
Singer Robin Thicke is set to release his new CD, Something Else, in September. The CD features the hit single 'Magic.'
Basketball Legend Julius Erving (Dr. J) will be teaming with Actor Kelsey Grammar for a new series of commercials for Dr. Pepper soda.
Cleveland Cavaliers Superstar LeBron James is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Time magazine. James is featured as one of the 100 athletes to watch during this year's Olympic games in China.
John Legend says his new CD, Evolver, should be ready for release in late October. The project has been pushed back several times, but now he says he is ready to release it.
KeKe Palmer is getting ready for her new show on Nickelodeon. The Akeelah And The Bee star will be starring in a new live action series on Nickelodeon called True Jackson, V.P. Palmer will play a teenager who heads up a fashion label. The show is set to debut this fall.
The 5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors takes place in October.
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Unity Day is now Unity Weekend. The 30th Anniversary of Unity Day is happening on the Waterfront. Saturday and Sunday, August 23rd and 24th at Penns Landing at the Great Plaza. This year's performers include Howard Hewett, Kem, Tank, Ty Tribbett & Greater Anointing, Chante Moore, Joe, Eric Benet, Bill Jolly, Noel Gourdin, The Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir and many more.
The Rhythm And Blues Foundation's 20th Annual Pioneer Awards are taking place September 9th at The Kimmel Center. Honorees include Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, Bill Withers, Kool and The Gang, The Whispers, The Funk Brothers, The Late Singer Donny Hathaway, and legendary Stax Records Chief and Co-Owner Al Bell. For more info call 215-893-1999 or go to Rhythmblues.org
WHAT'S THE UNDERGROUND BUZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A well known Rapper is about to regret dating a reality TV Star. She is talking about their love life and his love of men.
This Superstar needs to find a permanent girlfriend fast. He keeps getting into fake relationships, and his cover is about to be blown. He is starting to look foolish with the fake relationships. Either get a real girlfriend or be honest about who you are!
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