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Salt N Pepa Lifetime Biopic Underway At Lifetime

Salt N Pepa Lifetime Biopic Underway At Lifetime

While all of the group members aren’t on speaking terms right now, Lifetime is getting ready to produce a Salt-N-Pepa biopic. The 3-hour film is still in production but the network has recently announced the leading cast. GG Townson (left), known for her roles in “In the Cut,” “Everybody Hates Chris” will star as Cheryl… ... Continue Reading
Chris Brown’s Yard Sale Draws Hundreds To His California Home

Chris Brown’s Yard Sale Draws Hundreds To His California Home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown held a high-end yard sale Wednesday at his Los Angeles home, with hundreds of fans, gawkers and bargain-seekers waiting for hours to try to get a piece of the singer’s stuff. Brown posted a flyer on his Instagram and Twitter accounts Tuesday night that included the address of his… ... Continue Reading
Robyn Crawford, Whitney Houston’s Best Friend, Talks About Their Love Affair in New Memoir

Robyn Crawford, Whitney Houston’s Best Friend, Talks About Their Love Affair in New Memoir

A best friend is usually someone who can finish your sentences, and make you smile when you want to cry. For Whitney Houston,that person was her best friend Robyn Crawford. PEOPLE, describes Crawford as “Whitney’s gatekeeper, closest confidante, and most loyal protector.” But, in the 1980s the pair were also romantically involved. Something she has… ... Continue Reading
T.I. Says He Accompanies His Daughter, 18, To The Gynecologist  Every Year To Make Sure She’s Still A Virgin

T.I. Says He Accompanies His Daughter, 18, To The Gynecologist Every Year To Make Sure She’s Still A Virgin

Rapper T.I. has made the shocking revelation that he accompanies his teenage daughter to the gynecologist every year to ensure that she is still a virgin. On the Ladies Like Us podcast, the 39-year-old stressed the importance that his 18-year-old daughter Deyjah Harris not have sex yet. He goes as far as to accompany her on… ... Continue Reading
Lizzo To Perform At AMAS

Lizzo To Perform At AMAS

NEW YORK (AP) — The two biggest breakthrough acts in music this year, Billie Eilish and Lizzo, will perform at the 2019 American Music Awards later this month. Dick clark productions announced Wednesday that other performers at the November 24 event include Camila Cabello, nominated for collaboration of the year for “Senorita” with Shawn Mendes,… ... Continue Reading
Kandi Burruss Is Now Reportedly The Highest Paid ‘RHOA’ Housewife

Kandi Burruss Is Now Reportedly The Highest Paid ‘RHOA’ Housewife

For a long time, NeNe Leakes was one of the longest reigning “RHOA” housewives, scoring a paycheck higher than her fellow cast mates. But according to Kenya Moore, Kandi Burrus is now the highest earner of the bunch. On a recent episode of the “Wendy Williams” show, Moore revealed that her relationship with NeNe is full of tension, particularly after… ... Continue Reading
Anthony Mackie Divorced His Childhood Sweetheart…Last Year

Anthony Mackie Divorced His Childhood Sweetheart…Last Year

You have to admire public figures who are able to keep the people out of their personal lives. Despite starring in Oscar-winning movies, beloved TV series and several Marvel films as the Black superhero Falcon,  Anthony Mackie has kept the details of his personal life on lock. It’s the reason we didn’t know the actor… ... Continue Reading
Neptunes, Outkast Up For Songwriters Hall

Neptunes, Outkast Up For Songwriters Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — The Neptunes, the creative, innovative production-songwriting duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo who shaped pop and urban radio from the ’90s well into the 2000s thanks to crafting hits for Britney Spears, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Beyoncé, are nominated for the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. Joining the Neptunes… ... Continue Reading
Two Thoroughfares Named After Motown Great David Ruffin

Two Thoroughfares Named After Motown Great David Ruffin

David Ruffin was the lead singer on The Temptations hits “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” and “Wish It Would Rain” This year, 2019, marked the ceremonies to rename two thoroughfares after Motown great David Ruffin. The first one took place on June 13th in Detroit when Parkside Street – on which Ruffin lived –… ... Continue Reading
Dionne Warwick’s $7M IRS Bankruptcy Case Dismissed

Dionne Warwick’s $7M IRS Bankruptcy Case Dismissed

Legendary singer Dionne Warwick is breathing a sigh of relief after her $7 million legal battle with the IRS was recently dismissed. According to The Blast, court documents show Warwick and the IRS informed the court that they’re dropping their respective lawsuits. Warwick and the government have been battling for years over millions of debt owed that she… ... Continue Reading
Solange Knowles Responds To Rumors She Cheated On Estranged Husband With Manager

Solange Knowles Responds To Rumors She Cheated On Estranged Husband With Manager

Days after announcing she and husband Alan Ferguson are calling it quits after five years of marriage, Solange Knowles has addressed rumors that she had an extramarital affair. According to Page Six, after Knowles announced last week her decision to separate from Ferguson, chatter on social media speculated that the singer cheated with her manager, John Bogaard, after… ... Continue Reading
Lil Rel Wants Custody Of His Son By A Married Woman

Lil Rel Wants Custody Of His Son By A Married Woman

Comedian Lil Rel is sorting his way out of a sticky legal situation when it comes to his two-year-old son. The Get Out actor recently filed legal documents to have sole custody, after finding out that the child’s mother was not forthcoming when it came to their relationship and the child’s paternity. In documents obtained by TMZ, Rel,… ... Continue Reading
Nicole Murphy Mourns The Loss Of Her Mother

Nicole Murphy Mourns The Loss Of Her Mother

Unfortunately, we have sad news to report regarding Nicole Murphy She is mourning the death of her beloved mother, Ellen Mitchell, who passed away today. Murphy took to social media to share the sad news, according to IceCreamConvos.com: Today i lost the most beautiful person in the world to me my mom. I love you so much. View this… ... Continue Reading
SPOILER ALERT: ‘Power’ Showrunner On Ghost’s Fate After Midseason Finale: ‘I Didn’t See Him Die, Did You?’

SPOILER ALERT: ‘Power’ Showrunner On Ghost’s Fate After Midseason Finale: ‘I Didn’t See Him Die, Did You?’

Fans of “Power” were left stunned by the final moments of the midseason finale Sunday, when Ghost was shot and fell from the balcony at his nightclub. Now the mystery of “WHO DONE IT?” is on…. and show boss Courtney Kemp chopped it up with TV Line about what to expect when the season resumes on Jan. 5. Peep what she… ... Continue Reading
Angela Simmons Posts A Loving Tribute To Her Late Ex-Fiancé Sutton Tennyson On The Anniversary Of His Death

Angela Simmons Posts A Loving Tribute To Her Late Ex-Fiancé Sutton Tennyson On The Anniversary Of His Death

It’s been a year since Sutton Tennyson was fatally shot in Atlanta, Georgia, and his ex-fiancee Angela Simmons is paying tribute to him. The Growing Up Hip-Hop star posted to Instagram on Sunday, remembering the life of the father of her child. She began her post by revealing that she “woke up earlier than usual today,” realizing that the reason… ... Continue Reading
RHOA Star Todd Tucker Is Now A Truck Driver: ‘Just Got A New Whip!’ [Watch]

RHOA Star Todd Tucker Is Now A Truck Driver: ‘Just Got A New Whip!’ [Watch]

The husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burress has taken on a new hustle to keep the money flowing…. Todd Tucker is now a truck driver. According to MTO News, Tucker spent about $100,000 on a tractor trailer truck, which he plans to drive across the country, hauling loads. Todd’s goal is to eventually purchase more trucks –… ... Continue Reading
Tisha Campbell ‘So Proud’ Of LisaRaye For Speaking Her Truth In ‘Uncensored’ [Video]

Tisha Campbell ‘So Proud’ Of LisaRaye For Speaking Her Truth In ‘Uncensored’ [Video]

Tisha Campbell attended LisaRaye‘s watch party on Sunday night for her explosive episode of “UNCENSORED” on TV One. We previously reported… in the episode, LisaRaye explained how her former friend Duane Martin got close to her ex husband, the former chief minister of Turks and Caicos, Michael Misick, only to introduce him to other women. The actress has also accused Nicole… ... Continue Reading
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Debut Novel Among Carnegie Medal Finalists

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Debut Novel Among Carnegie Medal Finalists

NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates’ first novel, “The Water Dancer,” is among the nominees for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. Coates’ narrative of an enslaved person’s journey to freedom is a fiction finalist, along with Valeria Luiselli’s “Lost Children Archive” and Myla Goldberg’s “Feast Your Eyes.” The nonfiction nominees are Maria Popova’s “Figuring,”… ... Continue Reading
Nicki Minaj Blasts Wendy Williams For Talking About Her New Husband

Nicki Minaj Blasts Wendy Williams For Talking About Her New Husband

Nicki Minaj blasted talk show host Wendy Williams for badmouthing her husband, Kenneth Petty, over his criminal past on The Wendy Williams Show. The Queens rapstress vented on Queen Radio about Williams comments and said she feels Williams is going so hard on her and her new husband Kenneth Petty, because she still in pain over… ... Continue Reading
Will Smith Explains Epic Viral Photo Of ‘Bad Boys’ And ‘Coming To America 2’ Casts

Will Smith Explains Epic Viral Photo Of ‘Bad Boys’ And ‘Coming To America 2’ Casts

Earlier this week, a now-iconic photo above of Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence and Wesley Snipes on  was met with nothing but praises. Many thought it was just one of those things that happen in Hollywood. “Nothing to see here…” Smith captioned the pic, which was taken on the grounds of Tyler Perry’s studio in Atlanta. SIGN UP FOR… ... Continue Reading
John Legend Clarifies His Controversial Comments About Kanye West

John Legend Clarifies His Controversial Comments About Kanye West

Kanye West fans called out John Legend over his interview for the December issue of Vanity Fair, in which it seems like the singer is shading the rapper. But now R&B crooner has made it very clear that that was not his intention. Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen are featured in the December edition of Vanity Fair. During the cover… ... Continue Reading
Naomi Campbell Slams Elle Germany Over Offensive ‘Black Is Back’ Article

Naomi Campbell Slams Elle Germany Over Offensive ‘Black Is Back’ Article

Naomi Campbell has called out Elle Germany after the publication’s latest feature about Black models titled “Black Is Back.” “I’ve said countless of times we are not a TREND,” Campbell wrote in a post on her Instagram account (see post below). “We are here to STAY. It’s ok to celebrate models of color but please do… ... Continue Reading
Grammys To Honor Dr. Dre For Trailblazing Production Work

Grammys To Honor Dr. Dre For Trailblazing Production Work

Dr. Dre, who has produced hits for Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg and more, will be honored by the Recording Academy for his trailblazing production work. The Recording Academy announced Friday that its Producers & Engineers Wing will pay tribute the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on Jan. 22 at Village Studios in Los Angeles.… ... Continue Reading
Billy Porter, TLC, Set For Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Billy Porter, TLC, Set For Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning “Pose” actor Billy Porter, Latin singer Ozuna and Grammy-winning performers Black Eyed Peas, TLC, Chicago and Kelly Rowland will be among the stars celebrating at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Macy’s said Friday that Ciara, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, Debbie Gibson, Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin and… ... Continue Reading
Matt Barnes Says Appearing On ‘Basketball Wives’ With Ex Was ‘The Worst Mistake”

Matt Barnes Says Appearing On ‘Basketball Wives’ With Ex Was ‘The Worst Mistake”

Back in 2016, Matt Barnes declared that the biggest mistake he’s made was appearing with ex-wife Gloria Govan on Basketball Wives. He called the show a “negative, untrue” depiction of the lives of basketball players and their partners. Three years later, while speaking to YouTube interviewer Vlad in videos released this week, Barnes stood by his statement. He noted that being… ... Continue Reading