- DO WE BELIEVE IT? Sherri Shepherd REPORTEDLY Separates From Husband Sal
- TOUCHY TOPICS: Tasha Smith Speaks On Cosmetic Surgery, Abortion & Homophobia In The Church
- NEW VIDEOS: 2 Chainz "Trap Back" + Diggy "My Girl" Featuring Trevor Jackson + Rich Homie Quan TWEETS An Update
- Jada Pinkett Smith Sets The Record STRAIGHT On Willow’s Controversial Pic, “You're Acting Like Covert Pedophiles"
- HOT TUB HOTTIE: Ashanti's NEW Las Vegas Bikini Pics
- RUMOR CONTROL: Shonda Rhimes SHUTS DOWN "Harrison" RECASTING Rumors - IT AIN'T EVER GONNA HAPPEN!
- HOTTIES: Rihanna Gets Sassy At DIOR Cruise 2015 Show + Nicki Minaj Flashes Those ASSets On MYX Moscato Commercial Set
- APOLLO NIDA On "Snitch" Plea Deal -- "It's Standard Language!"
- LADY O's: Oprah Shows What 60 Looks Like At Every Angle + FLOTUS Michelle Obama -- #BringBackOurGirls
- Tyrese BLASTS Reality Shows & Media For Negative Impact On Black Marriage + Steve Francis Gets "DRUNK In Love", Pouring Champagne Over His Head In The Club
- W Magazine Publishes Pharrell Williams INSPIRED Art Work + Alicia Keys Tapped As New "Parfums Givenchy" Spokeswoman
- TAKE THAT TAKE THAT: Diddy’s Son Christian Combs Rolls Into His First Prom In A Maybach + Richard Sherman Becomes HIGHEST Paid Cornerback In The NFL
- Kenya Moore References CRIMINALS On Twitter After Apollo Nida’s Guilty Plea + “RHOA” Reunion Part 3 Ratings EXCEED Parts 1 & 2!
- TVOne ANNOUNCES New Reality Show "Hollywood Divas" With Countess Vaughn, Golden Brooks & More + LAHH ATL'S Season 3 SCORES 3.8M Viewers
- SHE'S BACK: Maxine Jones (Formerly Of En Vouge) Launches Solo Career and New Single "Didn't I"
Posted: 08 May 2014 09:40 AM PDT
Word on the curb is that "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd is splitting from her husband of three years, Lamar Sally. But she stayed mum about the reports today. Deets inside...
A new report from Page Six says Sherri Shepherd is on the road to splitsville with husband Sal. After three years, Sherri is reportedly telling friends they are separating.
Sherri welcomed the world into her courtship and wedding with Sal through the stories she told on "The View" from the time they met...and her wedding special that aired on the Style Network in September 2011.
We hope all is well with these two (especially for her son Jeffery), but Sherri surely stayed extra mum about the reports during today's episode of "The View". Even with Pastor Rick Warren and his wife on the stage today talking about people being too quick to give up on marriage.
So, do we believe it?!
Photos: Pacific Coast News
Posted: 08 May 2014 08:30 AM PDT
Actress Tasha Smith is speaking out on how she feels about certain hot topics including cosmetic surgery, abortion and how people in the church mistreat homosexuals. Find out her views on such topics inside…
Planned Parenthood celebrity ambassador Tasha Smith sat down with BET to speak on a few touchy topics such as plastic surgery, abortions and homophobia in the church.
For years, there has been criticism surrounding Planned Parenthood providing abortions for women. Tasha (who doesn’t believe in abortions) believes Planned Parenthood is a great organization for women who don’t have access to health care and wants people to understand that they’re MORE than just an abortion clinic.
The "For Better Or Worse" actress also talked about plastic surgery, admitting she has had liposuction but will wait until she’s older before she thinks about doing anything to her face.
She ended the interview talking about a young man who had to be admitted to the hospital and none of his family members were there for support. He hadn’t talked to his family in 10 years after revealing to them that he was gay.
Posted: 08 May 2014 07:47 AM PDT
In new music videos, 2 Chainz released "Trap Back" while Diggy and Trevor Jackson teamed up for "My Girl." Watch both inside....
In a new black-and-white visual directed by Alex Nazari, 2 Chainz rides around Crenshaw on a bicycle (while rocking slippers and socks!). The Street Symphony and 808xElite-produced track appears on his new Freebase EP (which dropped on Monday).
Watch "Trap Back"
In other new videos...
Diggy Simmons (who was a part of XXL Magazine's Freshman class a few years ago) proves that he's ready to graduate in “My Girl” featuring cutie Trevor Jackson. The brothers put on their "suit and tie" in the D’Mile-produced song off Diggy’s upcoming sophomore album. In other Diggy news, he'll star in the new scripted BET-series "The Start Up" with Teyana Taylor and Bria Murphy.
Speaking of XXL Magazine's Freshman class, 2014 Freshman Rich Homie Quan has tweeted an update for concerned fans who heard about his double seizure. He said,
Photos via Rich Homie Quan Twitter
Posted: 08 May 2014 06:57 AM PDT
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith came under fire after a controversial pic of their daughter Willow made it's way around social media of her laying in bed with a shirtless young man. Find out what Willow’s mom had to say about the pic inside…
A few eyebrows were raised when a picture of 13-year-old Willow Smith surfaced online of her laying in bed with 20-year-old Disney actor Moises Arias. Some critics thought the picture was inappropriate…saying a 13-year-old child should not be laying in bed with a 20-year-old man, let alone, with no shirt on! Others felt, the picture was totally harmless…just two friends hanging out, watching television.
Willow’s mother Jada Pinkett Smith arrived at LAX yesterday to catch a flight to NYC and of course, the paparazzi grilled her about the controversial photo. SIDEBAR: Doesn't she look great?
The Gotham actress seemed really upset that people would even fathom the thought of something sexual going on in that picture and that if you did think of the sort, you’re an undercover pedophile. Her words…not ours.
She told the TMZ photog,
Well...there you have it.
Posted: 08 May 2014 06:31 AM PDT
Ashanti got some R&R in Las Vegas last weekend for the Mayweather fight and her trip included a sexy Instagram photoshoot in the jacuzzi! And all we can say is.... SHEESH! See Ashanti's sizzling pics inside...
"Braveheart" singer Ashanti spent the weekend in Las Vegas where she watched Floyd Mayweather defeat Marcos Maidana. And spent her time afterwards making EVERYONE do double takes.
During her downtime, Ashanti hit the jacuzzi and showed off her bikini bod (which we've seen alot of over the past few months). The sizzling swimsuit is from the latest Keva J swimwear collection.
She captioned "Every once in a while ya come across 1 of the good ones... #rarebreed #braveheart"
She also shared some fight night pics (she sat next to Lil' Wayne during the fight). She captioned #ikeptsqueezinghisarmwhenitgotcrazydurringthefight
Her baby sis Shia was also in attendance. Looking good ladies!
Photos via Ashanti's Instagram
Posted: 08 May 2014 05:51 AM PDT
HELL HATH NO FURY like Shonda Rhimes on her Twitter feed. Watch the "Scandal" creator slice and dice rumors that she's recasting Columbus Short's role inside...
If you've been following the Columbus Short scandal, you know that he WILL NOT be returning to "Scandal" next season. Fact. What we're not sure about is that fate of his "Scandal" character Harrison Wright (who may OR may not have been killed off).
The "Scandal" cliffhanger had several media outlets reporting that Columbus character who be "replaced" by an actor named Eric West ("Hawaii Five-0", "Hey Girl").
Hmm....we've never heard of Eric but he does certainly "replace" Columbus Short's sexy factor. Once news about the recasting reached Shonda Rhimes (who's known for a good Twitter rant), she shut all the rumors down...COMPLETELY.
If you don't know...now you know. It ain't gonna happen.
Photos via Eric West Twitter/Shonda Rhimes Twitter/Getty
Posted: 07 May 2014 08:04 PM PDT
Hotties Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are doing what they do best...flossing on sets and shows. Check out Nicki shooting her new Myx Moscato commercial in a bikini, plus Rihanna hitting the Dior Cruise 2015 show inside...
RiRi was on her best behavior at Wednesday's 2015 DIOR Cruise Collection in NYC. Just one day after the MET Ball, Rihanna donned a sexy pink satin dress by the designer and plenty of Dior jewelry as she took her seat front row:
She looks like she's back to her good girl days in these pics. But we all know the deal....
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj was on her bad girl behavior:
While on the set of her new Myx Moscata commercial, Nicki kept it tropical in a peach Norma Kamali two piece bikini and gold Gucci heels. And got a little touch up around her nonexistent waist:
After starring in The Other Woman, rapper Nicki has been focusing on her music and her business moves like Myx. Catch her "Yasss Bish" track HERE in case you missed it.
Photos: @Fashionista_com's Twitter/@Susiebubble's Twitter/@MolestMeRihanna's Twitter/@RihannaDiva's Twitter/Nicki's IG
Posted: 07 May 2014 06:59 PM PDT
Apollo Nida is speaking out about his new plea agreement which, in part, calls for him to go undercover to snitch on other possible convicts. Check out what Mr. Smarty Pants had to say inside...
When the report surfaced today that Apollo Nida made a plea deal with the Feds that involved him essentially becoming a "snitch" to catch other convicts in his same lane...it pissed Phaedra's hubby all the way off.
So what does this guy do? Take it to Twitter. And that's where he ran his mouth about "agreeing to undercover operations" being "standard language" in a plea agreement.
Well, if anyone can teach us what goes down inside a federal plea agreement, it's Apollo. He's had more experience than most of us.
Meanwhile, Apollo plead guilty to fraud charges yesterday, which was all part of the plea deal in question.
And y'all know Wendy Williams is not staying quiet about all this. She hit up "Huff Post Live" today and told Marc Lamont Hill how she REALLY feels about it all. And even mentioned that everyone on "RHOA" needs to be fired. Can't say we don't agree there.
Photo: Apollo's IG
Posted: 07 May 2014 05:22 PM PDT
Oprah Winfrey is 60....and she wants you to know ALL about it. From every angle. Check out Lady O serving up some inspiration for women everywhere, plus how the other Lady O, FLOTUS Michelle Obama, is taking a stand for the kidnapped Nigerian girls....
For the latest issue of O Magazine,Oprah is posing it up for the June issue in a red hot dress, and inspiring us to "Age Brilliantly". And whatever Lady O says, we pledge to do. Especially when she lets us know this is how 60 looks:
Get it! Rocking a sheer back Badgley Mischka dress and Sarah Jessica Parker heels, O is looking smashing on both the front and the back covers of the issue, which hits stands May 13th.
On the fear of aging:
On finally accepting her body:
And to celebrate where she is in her life now, she posted her original 1983 audition tape foe the "Oprah Winfrey Show". Get into it:
And speaking powerful lady O's, FLOTUS Michelle Obama has taken a stand for the almost 300 missing Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from their school dorms by terrorist Boko Haram almost 6 weeks ago. Haram, who reportedly has ties to al Qaeda, said in a disturbing videotape this week that he has taken the girls to "sell" them:
Mrs. O posted the pic on Twitter, along with the viral hashtag for the cause, saying: "Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It's time to #BringBackOurGirls. -mo"
Check out CNN's The Freedom Project to get the six reasons why you should care. Informative and equally saddening.
Posted: 07 May 2014 04:22 PM PDT
Tyrese is sharing his personal opinions on how reality TV shows and the media are negatively impacting black women and black marriages. Plus, Steve Francis was caught pouring champagne over his head as he partied to Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” in the club. Get the deets inside…
Tell 'em why you mad Black Ty!
“Fast & Furious” actor and R&B singer Tyrese is speaking out on the negative impact reality TV shows, such as “RHOA,” has on black women and how it’s affecting black marriages. And of course, he gave his take on negativity in the media.
In a YouTube video, Tyrese slammed reality TV shows making claims that such shows influence our own reality. He believes consuming negative content is what causes so many issues in our lives and relationships and he even went as far as labeling the media as “devils.”
Ty feels there should be more media attention around husbands and wives who are happily functioning and the press should highlight on things such as love and beauty.
Hear his rant below:
Do you agree?
And in foolish activities news….
Former NBA point guard Steve Francis was partying in Miami recently and it seems he was having a little too much fun.
The former Houston Rockets baller, hiding behind a pair of dark shades, was living it up in the club, dancing and singing to Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love.” He was so “drunk” on…well…we’re not sure what he was on, but he got so into the song he started pouring champagne over his head as he rocked to the beat.
Unbeknownst to him, someone filmed the entire thing and they also caught him grabbing a water bottle, pouring it down his throat and then…he fell. Goodnight Steve.
Hopefully vids like this will force him to get some type of help....
Photos: Getty/Baltimore Sun
Posted: 07 May 2014 02:12 PM PDT
In the latest issue of W Magazine, Pharrell Williams stars in an art-themed pictorial while commenting on the power of women. See the pics inside and find out about Alicia Keys new role with Givenchy.
In W Magazine, Grammy-winning producer Pharrell talks about his breakout success ("Blurred Lines", "Happy", "Get Lucky") and opens up about his new album G I R L and how he came to appreciate women and their power. He told the mag,
In the accompanying piece, writer Lynn Hirschberg truly shows how art and music intersect in Pharrell's life and drive his talent. When she asked what it felt like to be the magazine's subject for an "art"-inspired pictorial, he said,
In addition to his clothing line, a planned fragrance and a series of limited-edition "Happy" t-shirts, Pharrell said he has no plans to slow down and will continue to be a "creator."
For "The Art Of Pharrell" W Magazine tapped 5 artists and told them to tap into the essence of Pharrell. Here's what they came up with:
In new fragrance deals...
Alicia Keys is still a Girl On Fire. The New York-bred beauty has been tapped as a spokeswoman for Givenchy Parfums. The announcement was made in a recent WWD article about her contract signing. Alicia will begin appearing in advertisements for the brand's latest fragrance in September.
She said, “I’m honored to introduce the world to the newest scent by Givenchy...Givenchy has long been one of the world’s most iconic luxury fashion houses, and a personal favorite of mine.”
Alicia also tweeted her excitement...
Photos from Various Artists via W Magazine/Alicia Keys Instagram/Twitter
Posted: 07 May 2014 12:57 PM PDT
Diddy’s son Christian Combs is growing up before our very eyes and now he’s headed to his first prom. See his pics and find out deets on Richard Sherman’s record contract extension inside….
After rocking out at his “SWERVIN’ 16” birthday bash, Christian Combs is celebrating another milestone in his life. He recently went to his first prom and of course, Diddy made sure his son pulled up in style, rolling up in a Maybach. Sheesh!
The 16-year-old sophomore was dapper in a white blazer trimmed in black with black slacks. And, as kids nowadays do, paired his suit with a shiny pair of silver high-tops.
Diddy was a proud dad captioning the moment, "My son who is a sophomore going to his first senior prom. Man life is moving faster than a muthafucka! Have fun tonight @kingcombs and don't do anything I would do! Lol Love you king!! #CombsFamily #KingCombs"
And in sports news...
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (above with his girlfriend at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner) is successfully clapping back at all the haters he gained after his infamous rant against 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
Richard just became the highest paid cornerback in the NFL after inking a four-year-contract extension for $57.4 million, with $40 million guaranteed. This averages out to about $14 million a year, topping the $12 million New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis is receiving.
Photos: Getty/Diddy's IG
Posted: 07 May 2014 12:28 PM PDT
Kenya Moore made a few comments about criminals on Twitter not long after reports revealed her co-star Apollo Nida had pleaded guilty to fraud. Find out what Ms. Twirl had to say....and then what she took back....when you go inside…
We were shocked to learn “RHOA” husband Apollo Nida pleaded guilty on charges of mail, wire and bank fraud to “sustain a lifestyle” for his wife, Phaedra Parks. Apollo admitted he made many dumb decisions and will face a judge over his bad choices on July 8th for his sentencing.
And of course, their enemy Kenya Moore (who Phaedra “read” like no other during the reunion) had something to say.
Ms. Twirl took to her Twitter soon after Apollo’s guilty plea and happily tweeted:
Then the former Ms.USA tried to backtrack:
Nice try Kenya.
And in other "RHOA" news...
For the 10th time this season, over 4 million viewers have viewed “Real Housewives of Atlanta."
Sunday’s Part 3 reunion episode topped ratings for both Part 1 & Part 2 of the reunion with 4.28 million viewers. All three parts gathered more than 4 million viewers as well. “RHOA” ratings continue to climb the charts while the other Housewives’ ratings have slightly declined.
And there's more...
Next week, Kenya Moore is expected to sit down with Andy Cohen for a special episode of "Watch What Happens Live", much like Porsha's 1-on-1 this past Sunday. Also, on May18th, another special episode is scheduled to air titled, "Husbands Revealed".
One husband already has been revealed…
Photos: Kenya's IG/Apollo's IG/BRAVO
Posted: 07 May 2014 12:22 PM PDT
Lisa Wu, Golden Brooks and Countess Vaughn are among the women tapped to star in "Hollywood Divas." Get show deets inside and find out about the "LAHH ATL" ratings victory inside...
TvOne plans to expand their highly successful "Divas" franchise to Hollywood. Earlier today, D’Angela Proctor, SVP Programming and Production, at TV One announced that "Hollywood Divas" is currently in production in LA and follows actresses Elise Neal (The Hughleys), Golden Brooks (Girlfriends), Paula Jai Parker (Hustle and Flow), Countess Vaughn (The Parkers) and Lisa Wu (Real Housewives of Atlanta) as they navigate life attempting to stay relevant in the unpredictable entertainment industry.
Well look at Lisa Wu finding her way to another check after life on "RHOA".
The series is helmed by executive producers Carlos King ("RHOA") and Todd Tucker (yes.....that one). Carlos and Todd released a joint statement saying, "We are excited to be a part of the TV One family on this groundbreaking series about the lives of Black Actresses in Hollywood. Our goal is to continue the success of capturing compelling stories about women from all walks of life."
The series will premiere later this year on TVOne. Looks like direct competition for TvOne's other hit "R&B Divas".
Also on television.....
How many people tuned in to watch Mimi and Nikko "learn" about their sex tape leak? According to newly released numbers, the season 4 debut of LAHH ATL grabbed over 3.8 million total viewers. Combined with the 9:30 PM ET/ PT encore, 5.6 million total viewers tuned in to watch the action unfold. The numbers made VH1 #1 rated cable network at 8:00 PM among adult women.
The season 3 premiere also yielded a total of 33 trends on Twitter and produced a total of 1.66 million tweets. We can guess what majority of those tweets said....and we bet it was about the horrible acting jobs the cast did. But foolery will (almost) always be entertaining. Staged or not.
Photos via WENN
Posted: 07 May 2014 12:18 PM PDT
Former En Vogue member Maxine Jones is preparing to launch her debut project, lead by the single "Didn't I." Listen to the song inside...
Maxine Jones, the powerhouse vocalist who helped launch En Vogue is striking out on her own after many years of failed reunions and comebacks staged by her group's former members (including R&B Divas LA member Dawn Robinson).
In a statement that accompanies her debut single "Didn't I" she says,
Maxine jumpstarts life after En Vogue with her new single "Didn't I" OFFICIALLY out on May 15th. And she's reuniting with Dawn Robinson on June 29th to rock the stage at Yoshi's in Oakland.
Are you here for another En Vogue member hitting the scene solo?
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