Monday, January 11, 2010

Entertainment News Week of 1/10

Teddy Riley says he loves his daughters. They will always be his little girls, but they will not disrespect him, especially in his own house. Riley faces a court hearing later this month for assaulting his daughters, who he says attacked him first. Riley’s daughters, ages 18 and 21, fought their father, and he whipped their behinds and kicked them out of his house. Riley says he had to fight his daughters off of him. So what started the fight? Riley, 43, has a 22-year old girlfriend, and his daughters don’t like her. Riley is best known for his work with Guy and Blackstreet, being a top producer in the new jack swing era and his work with Michael Jackson.

Mariah Carey is still trying to explain her bizarre behavior at the Palm Springs Film Festival. Carey, minus hubby Nick Cannon, appeared tipsy and confused when she went to accept her award for Breakthrough Actress for her role in the movie Precious. Stunned on lookers were shocked by Carey’s behavior. This may explain why Carey is often seen in the grips of her husband Nick Cannon. Cannon couldn’t be there with his wife because he is doing a radio show in New York. After this incident, she may need him to be with her at all times.

Boyz II Men are gearing up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Cooleyhighharmony. Yes, it’s been 20 years for Nate, Shawn and Wanya. I hear Mike McCrary, who left the group few years ago, may be back in the fold for the reunion if it can be worked out. The guys are currency celebrating the release of their new CD, Love, and they are also fighting off controversies. Shawn “Slim” Stockman is being accused of being a polygamist. Stockman is an Israelite, and sources say they are allowed to have seven wives under their religion. Well one lady, a swimsuit model, claims she was in a spiritual marriage with Stockman for nine years. Stockman’s wife, who he has been with for nine years, had no idea this was going on, but, according to the swimsuit model, his other women around the world did. The swimsuit model claims she had to leave Stockman when she found out about the other women. She didn’t mind the wife, but the other women… no way! I know… I know….. WTH! At press time, there was no word from Stockman or his wife, who now knows everything.

All is well between Mary J. Blige and her husband Kendu. After she went upside his head at her album release party, he came to his senses. No more flirting within 20 feet of his wife Cause Mary Don’t Play That! Mary and her hubby were recently spotted hand in hand smiling at a recent Lakers game.

WDAS morning man Steve Harvey is back as the host of the 10th Annual BET Celebration Of Gospel. The show airs this Sunday, the 10th at 8pm on BET.

Regina King returns to TV in the cop drama Southland. The show originally aired on NBC, but now has a new home. The show now airs Tuesday nights at 10pm on the TNT network. King is best known for her roles in the movies Ray, Poetic Justice, Jerry Maguire and the TV show 227, where she played “Brenda.” King now plays “Detective Lydia Kirkland” in Southland. , a no-nonsense detective who is trying to find a balance in her life.

Lionel Richie is this year’s honoree in the UNCF Evening Of Stars. Brian McKnight, Stevie Wonder and Natalie Cole were just a few of the stars on hand for the festivities that will air on FOX Saturday, January 23rd at 2pm.

Congrats to Singer Keyshia Cole. Cole is getting married to Basketball star Daniel “Boobie” Gibson of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Boobie gave Keyshia a nine carat diamond ring to go along with her growing belly. They are currently expecting their first child in a few weeks.

Singer/Actor Tyrese is lucky to be alive. He was involved in a car crash a few days ago, which totaled his Dodge Charger.

The February issue of Essence magazine is a celebration of sexy black men. Football Star Reggie Bush of the New Orleans Saints is on the cover. The issue deals with black men, love and relationships. Idris Elba, Lance Gross and LL Cool J are some of the men featured representing sports, music and Hollywood. This issue also highlights Singer/Actress Jill Scott, who’s debuting her new column.

Disgraced Golfer Tiger Woods is on the cover of Vanity Fair. In a photo that was taken in 2006, it shows Woods topless and raw. In the interview, he appears to be obsessed with black men, making various jokes about black men and their body parts. Woods never refers to himself as black it’s always Calabanasian. I know….. very confusing.

Supermodel Beverly Johnson is being sued by an ex-boyfriend. He claims he was a kept man, and she took care of him. Now that the relationship is over, he still wants the money. He is suing her for $5 million. Johnson is known as one of the first black supermodels, and she has her successful line of wigs and hairpieces.

More trouble for former Basketball Star Jayson Williams. Williams suffered minor injuries after crashing his car into a tree in Manhattan. Williams was intoxicated and was charged with drunk driving. The past decade has been a nightmare for the former NBA player and TV personality. At the height of his career, he signed an $86 million contract, he was funny, he was writing books and he was a hit on the talk show circuit. Then he broke his leg, never recovered and retired from the NBA. Then, he accidentally shot his limo driver, but was acquitted of all but the manslaughter charge. This case is going to be retried at a later date. He is currently estranged from his wife who stated her husband needs psychological help. With his recent arrest, maybe he will get it. Williams is slowly killing himself.

More women are coming out of the woodwork, but this time, going after Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq’s soon to be ex-wife Shaunie has all the evidence she needs to prove that Shaq has been cheating on her throughout their marriage. The latest woman with Shaq claims she had a five-year affair with him, but he dumped her when she thought she was pregnant. She also claims Shaq harassed her, and now this woman has a lawyer seeking money. She better get in line. There is a long line of women associated with Shaq, including strippers, jumpoffs and other players’ women.

Martin Lawrence has signed on as the executive producer of the new TV One show Love That Girl. This will be the first original sitcom presented by the network. The show will star Tatyana M. Ali of The Young And The Restless and The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. The show airs January 19th on TV One.

Big Daddy Aaron McCargo, Jr. from the Food Network is working on a cookbook. The book is due out this fall. You can catch Big Daddy’s House on the Food Network every Sunday at 1:30pm.

Denzel Washington’s new movie, The Book Of Eli, opens in theatres on the 15th. He is also returning to Broadway starting April 26th in the August Wilson play Fences. The play, about the life of the everyday man, originally debuted on Broadway in 1987 with James Earl Jones and Courtney B. Vance. Oscar Nominee Viola Davis (Doubt) is also starring in the stage revival.

We remember Eunice Johnson, who passed away this week at the age of 93. Johnson was the wife of publishing giant and Ebony/Jet Founder John H. Johnson, who passed in 2005. He created the Johnson Publishing Company, whose principal publication, Ebony magazine, celebrates its 65th anniversary this year. Mrs. Johnson actually suggested the name Ebony for the magazine. In 1961, she created The Ebony Fashion Fair. As producer and director, Mrs. Johnson built the event into the world’s largest traveling fashion show, which eventually gave starts to many performers including Oscar Nominee Diahann Carroll and the original “John Shaft,” Richard Roundtree. The Ebony Fashion Fair also raised over $50 million for charities, including the United Negro College Fund.

Morgan Freeman is the new voice of the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric. Oscar Winner Freeman, whose latest movie is Invictus, started the voiceovers this week for the network. He replaces legendary Broadcaster Walter Cronkite, who was the voice for many years before he died last year.

The NAACP Image Awards air on February 26th on FOX. The Lee Daniels’ movie Precious is leading the pack with 8 nominations.

Singer Maxwell leads all entertainers with five nominations.

The new season of American Idol kicks off on January 12th. This is the ninth season. In a few weeks, Ellen DeGeneres will make her debut as the new idol judge replacing Paula Abdul.

Fantasia’s new reality show, Fantasia For Real, debuts January 11th on VH1. The show takes a look at her life, and her cousins (Singers K-Ci and JoJo Hailey) will also be featured.

Pepa, from Salt N Pepa, is also debuting her new reality show, where she is looking for love. Let’s Talk About Pep debuts on the 11th at 10:30pm on VH1.

Get ready for some DVD releases:

January 12th it’s Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself, and February 16th, it’s Chris Rock’s documentary Good Hair.

Robin Thicke and his wife Actress Paula Patton are expecting a baby boy this year. Thicke says his name will be Julian.

Alicia Keys is bringing her Element Of Freedom tour to Atlantic City. Mark your calendars for March 20th at Trump Taj Mahal’s Mark G. Etess Arena.

February 8th is the long awaited date for the new album from Sade. Soldier Of Love is her latest project. She is backed by her longtime band Sweetback. She wrote most of the songs on the album which deals with lost love. I hear Maxwell is doing a duet with her. At 50, Sade looks fabulous. Let’s hope she tours with this project.

Andre Leon Talley is headed to America’s Next Top Model. The fashionista extraordinaire is the editor-at-large for Vogue magazine. Talley will serve as the 4th judge.

Philadelphia’s own Bill Cosby will be the 2010 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award. The Marian Anderson Award is an honor that salutes artists whose leadership benefits society. The awards ceremony takes place April 6th at the Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce. Past winners include Danny Glover, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier and Quincy Jones.The new version of the Karate Kid hits theatres next summer with Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson and Jackie Chan.

Get ready for Sarah Jessica Parker and the girls in Sex And The City II coming out next May.

Tyler Perry is going to be in Philadelphia with his latest stage production, Madea’s Big Happy Family. Tix are on sale for the show, which runs April 29th- May 2nd at the Liacouras Center, Broad and Montgomery.

The Grammy Awards take place January 31st. Scheduled performers include Maxwell and Beyonce.

Chris Rock teams up with Martin Lawrence for the comedy Death At A Funeral. The movie opens in theatres April 16th. The comedy also stars Tracy Morgan, Kevin Hart, Zoe Saldana, Luke Wilson and Danny Glover. I have the trailer on my page, Patty’s page, at Check it out. It’s very funny.

Idris Elba, Michael Ealy and Rapper T.I. will be starring in the new movie Takers, which opens in theatres February 19th, 2010. Elba has also signed on for the movie Thor, where he will play a superhero.

The Bynum Brothers are back with a new venture. They own Warmdaddy’s on Columbus Boulevard and had the old Zanzibar Blue in Center City. Their latest project is called RELISH at 7152 Ogontz Avenue. It replaces Sadiki’s. RELISH features live jazz music Thursday through Sunday. For more info go to or call 215-276-0170. Join WDAS’ Mimi Brown on Wednesday nights for The Rising Star Talent Search. They are looking for up and coming musicians and singers to showcase their talent. For more info and to schedule an audition call 215-927-5455. The winner will get $5,000.

WHAT’S THE UNDERGROUND BUZZ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This famous Singer is starting to act strange again. She may have stopped drugs, but now she has to stop drinking!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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Can someone help me find it?

Overheard some co-workers talking about it all week but didn't have time to ask so I thought I would post it here to see if someone could help me out.

Seems to be getting alot of buzz right now.


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