Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Will Smith bringing 'Hitch' comedy series to Fox

According to EW Fox is developing a comedy series based on 2005’s Hitch, starring Will Smith and Kevin James. The half-hour, single-camera series is being described as “a workplace comedy that explores dating and sexual politics.” Will Smith and Jada Smith will executive produce alongside Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, who will write the script, and Overbrook Entertainment’s James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett.
Hitch raked in close to $370 million worldwide at the box office. It follows Smith’s Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, a professional dating consultant put to the test when Albert Brennaman (James) wants to land a girl way out of his league.

Mo’ne Davis: Throw Like A Girl [VIDEO]

Chad Coleman, Meagan Good To Appear On Law & Order: SVU

According to Deadline, Chad Coleman (The Walking Dead, The Wire) and Meagan Good (Think Like a Man) will guest star on one of those November sweep ripped-from-the-headlines episodes of Wolf Films/Universal Television’s Law & Order: SVU on NBC that we have come to expect and love.  This one will tackle the whole sports/domestic violence issue. Coleman’s character is described as “an ex-sports star turned reporter” who is accused of assaulting his girlfriend (Good) in the episode titled “Spousal Privilege.”Despite photographic evidence of the abuse, the case becomes complicated when the couple tries to keep the charges under the radar. Announcing the riffing-off-real-life episode, producers did not spell out whether Coleman’s playing a former NFL player.
In real life, the issue of domestic violence in sports became very hot in September, when the Baltimore Ravens cut Ray Rice and the NFL suspended him indefinitely after TMZ released video showing Rice clocking his then fiancee in a casino elevator.  “Domestic violence, with a push from Mariska Hargitay’s NO MORE campaign (www.nomore.org), has recently sparked a long-needed national dialogue,” series EP Warren Leight said in the announcement, adding that the episode “explores the personal and legal complexities of this intractable problem.

Interview of The Day - Lil Mama [VIDEO]

T.I. 'Didn't Demand' Snoop Dogg Apologize to Iggy Azalea

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According to a recent interview with MTV News, T.I. "didn't make Snoop [Dogg]" end his online attack on Iggy Azalea. "I have a huge amount of admiration and love and respect for [Snoop] and what he's done for the game," T.I. added. T.I. said he decided to make a call to Snoop when the situation "became a public topic of discussion, when it stopped being between two people and it was being observed by the world now -- and it was almost like people were tuning in to see just what was happening next."
"Me and Snoop have a longstanding personal and professional relationship," T.I. noted. This made their conversation easy: "When I called him, it was a very, very cordial and respectful... and he immediately said he knew what I was calling about and just assured me, 'Man there's nothing even to worry about.' And we started talking about something else immediately."  T.I. stressed that Snoop acted of his own will. He told MTV, "I didn't ask, request, or demand for any post to be put up or apology to be extended, he did all of that out of the kindness and the goodness of his own heart." T.I. also suggested that the media might be partially to blame. "People who promote propaganda, it benefits them and their ratings to keep up controversy, but that wasn't the case at all." 

NEW MUSIC: T.I. "King" [VIDEO]

Diddy, Nas, David Byrne All Set for Alicia Keys' AIDS Awareness Event

According to Billboard, Diddy will host Alicia Keys' annual charity event that raises awareness about HIV and AIDS.  The piano-playing singer announced Tuesday that her husband, producer-rapperSwizz Beatz, will co-host the 11th annual Black Ball on Oct. 30 at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Keys, NasDavid Byrne and Angel Haze will perform.  Keep a Child Alive, Keys' charity launched in 2003, assists people affected by HIV and AIDS in Africa and India.  Last year's Black Ball raised $4 million and featured Carole King and Pharrell.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Interview of The Day - Jenifer Lewis [VIDEO]

Chris Brown to Open Soul Train Awards

According to The HollywoodReporter, Chris Brown is set to kick off the 2014 Soul Train Awards.  The musician, who leads this year's nominees list with seven nods, will take the Orleans Arena stage in Las Vegas on Nov. 7 alongside his upcoming tour cohort, Trey Songz.
Also slated to sing at the annual ceremony are Aloe Blacc, Nico & Vinz, Lisa StansfieldKemAlyson CambridgeBeBe Winans of 3WB, Jeremih and Liv Warfield.  Wendy Williams will host the event, airing Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. on Centric and BET networks. The 2014 show will celebrate the history of dance with choreographer Fatima Robinson and her seasoned troupe, as well as producers 1500 or Nothin’ on board as music directors.
"Each year, we have the honor of hosting an incredibly special night that brings together the industry’s hottest acts, while paying homage to soul music icons,” said Paxton Baker, general manager and executive vp, Centric, in a statement. "We are thrilled to offer a platform where music superstars like Chris Brown and Trey Songz can share the stage with an industry veteran like Wendy Williams and a gospel legend like BeBe Winans."  

Keyshia Cole Debuts New 'Remember 2' Video Featuring her Son

Monday, October 20, 2014

L’Oreal Purchases Carol’s Daughter

According to SandraRose,  L’Oreal USA announced today it was purchasing ethnic hair and beauty line Carol’s Daughter.  “Carol’s Daughter possesses an expertise in the multi-cultural consumer segment, a rapidly expanding market that represents an important growth opportunity in the beauty industry,” said Frederic Roze, president and CEO of L’Oreal USA in a statement. “This acquisition will enable L’Oreal USA to build a new dedicated multi-cultural beauty division as part of our Consumer Products business, and strengthen the company’s position in this dynamic market.”  Carol’s Daughter was started in 1993 by Lisa Price. The company grew in popularity through celebrity endorsements and word of mouth.  But Price was forced to close five stores in New York and Atlanta after Carol’s Daughter fell out of favor with its black supporters who believed the company was losing touch with its core constituents.  The brand filed for bankruptcy in May.
Sidebar: Check out our throwback interview with founder of Carol's Daughter, Lisa Price. 

Interview of The Day - Faith Evans [VIDEO]

Bus Driver Tearfully Thanks Kevin Hart [VIDEO]

Nelly to Showcase Fatherhood on New BET Reality Show

According to Black Celebrity Kids, Nelly and his family are set to star in a new reality show called “Nellyville.  The rapper recently shared that he hopes the series will put his life as a single dad on display.  “I’m doing a reality show more or less because I feel like at this point what we don’t see is single fathers that are doing what they’re supposed to do,” said the artist. “I am a rapper but I love my kids genuinely. I have four beautiful kids. Two that was mine, two that was my sisters. When she passed in ’05, I took her two, but I’m not without help from family and friends.”
“I wanted to be the first one to get a chance to say, ‘Yo. It is fathers out here that… We handling our business.’ I think we get a bad wrap on that so hopefully we can change things around,” he added.Nelly has a teen daughter named Chanell and a tween son named Cornell. “Nellyville” premieres on Tuesday, Nov. 25 on BET.
Sidebar: I definitely will be tuning in for this. 

Key & Peele’ In New Line Deal For First Joint Film, About Purloined Feline ‘Keanu’

According to Deadline, Comedy Central series stars Key & Peele’s Keegan-Michael Key andJordan Peele have set their first joint film project at New Line. Titled Keanu, the film is set to start production next spring. The title refers not to the actor who played Neo in The Matrix, but rather to a kidnapped cat.Said Peele: “The movie should resonate with a large audience as almost everyone has had a house pet stolen by a street gang, right?”
The pair worked together on MAD TV  and have seen their Comedy Central sketches develop a strong viral following. They have been circling numerous film projects for the past few months, including a Police Academy reboot, an untitled Judd Apatowfeature and a spinoff of Mr. Garvey, aka Substitute Teacher, a popular character on the show. They instead went with the story of friends who pose as drug dealers to infiltrate the criminal underworld, all to retrieve a stolen kitty. Peele wrote the script with Alex Rubens, a writer on the show as well as on Community.The project will shoot in Los Angeles by April and will be overseen by New Line SVP of production Michael Disco.  New Line is in director talks Peter Atencio, who helms every episode of Key And Peele and is credited with giving those skits a cinematic aesthetic.
Both stars have worked separately on films — Key most recently appeared in The Lego Movieand Let’s Be Cops, while Peele did Wanderlust and Little Fockers — but this is their first joint film project.  New Line President of Production Richard Brenner said the studio urged the duo to push toward a broad comedy with a larger footprint than the team’s early concepts.  “There had been talk about doing it on the very cheap and independently,” Brener said. “But there’s not much comedy on TV. Sitcoms aren’t doing well. And everything they do is very funny — and accessible.”

Tyra Banks Panel Talk Show To Launch On ABC In 2015

According to Deadline, The F.A.B. (Fun and Beautiful), a Disney-ABC syndicated lifestyle show hosted by Tyra Banks, has been cleared on the ABC owned stations for a fall 2015 launch. The ABC stations, which represent 23% of the U.S. household, have been airing local programming and acquired shows in an hour that was taken up by Katie Couric’s talk show for the last two seasons. Banks is joined on the show by social media buff and foodie Chrissy Teigen, fashion guru Joe Zee, interior design professional Lauren Makk, and do-it-yourself YouTuber Leah Ashley as co-hosts.  Banks, who also serves as executive producer, will moderate the panel of diverse lifestyle experts. THE F.A.B also will welcome celebrities, Internet influencers, experts and everyday people and tackle topics ranging from fashion and beauty to food and design to doing it yourself and even starting a business.
This marks the first major launch for Lisa Hackner since she joined as EVP, Daytime & Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group.“At 40, Tyra has never been more relevant than she is today and her massive and growing digital footprint exemplifies her connection with women of all ages,” Hackner said. “Tyra has curated a fresh and authentic panel of co-hosts that is diverse in expertise, digitally connected and also share a magical chemistry.” The talk show will broadcast from Los Angeles and Tyra Banks will serve as executive producer. It will be produced by Disney-ABC’s Summerdale Productions and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Interview of The Day - DeVon Franklin [VIDEO]

Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Trailer [VIDEO]



According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Rock's Top Five was a crowd pleaser at the Toronto Film Festival and went on to spark a fierce bidding war.  Now those of us who weren't at the fest can get a taste of why, with the first trailer showing off Rock's performance as a comedian who's lost his funny. The trailer for the film, which Rock also wrote and directed, showcases plenty of familiar faces, including Kevin HartRosario Dawson and J.B. Smoove.  Paramount is releasing the film wide Dec. 12. Check out the trailer above.

Queen Latifah to Host 2014 Hollywood Film Awards

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Queen Latifah will host the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards, it was announced Friday morning.  The talk show host will emcee the Nov. 14 event at the Hollywood Palladium. The two-hour event will be broadcast for the first time on CBS, beginning at 8 p.m. ET (Pacific zones will be tape-delayed).  "I'm honored to be a part of such a legendary award show," said Latifah in a statement. "The Hollywood Film Awards have been a staple in the awards season for years, and I’m excited to be the first host to bring them to television!"
“Queen Latifah is the real deal. She is a triple threat — she can act, she can sing, she can dance — she is beloved by audiences across multiple genres and she entertains millions of people every day,” said Jack Sussman, executive vp, specials, music and live events for CBS. Added Carlos de Abreu, founder and ep of the Hollywood Film Awards, "Queen Latifah is a world-class entertainer. From film and music to television, her humor, quick wit and ability to entertain live audiences make her the perfect choice to host the Hollywood Film Awards."  The awards show will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on CBS with a red carpet arrivals special, and will be followed by a live one-hour recap and interview program with CBS This Morning anchors Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Interview of The Day - Eric Benét [VIDEO]

K. Michelle's "My Life" Trailer [VIDEO]

Halle Berry Wants $16K/Month Child Support Payments REDUCED

According to TMZ, Halle Berry is claiming Gabriel Aubry has been living ENTIRELY off child support, and she filed legal docs asking the judge in their custody case to reduce her monthly child support obligation from $16,000 a month to just over $3,000 a month.  Halle claims in her legal docs Gabriel has stopped working and is content to live off of the child support, and that's an abuse of the system.  She notes Gabriel is perfectly capable of getting a job and by reducing the support it will allow 6-year-old Nahla to live a comfortable life supplemented by his income.  Halle and Gabriel have joint custody each has the kid around 50% of the time.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Interview of The Day - Will Downing [VIDEO]

NeNe Leakes Talks New Season ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

'The Queen Latifah Show's' Robin Thede Heads to Comedy Central

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Comedy Central's The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore has found a head writer.  Robin Thede has been tapped to lead LarryWilmore's upcoming late-night show, which replaces The Colbert Report in January whenStephen Colbert segues to CBS' Late Show.

Thede was most recently head writer on syndicated daytime talker The Queen Latifah Show and also wrote for Chris Rock when he hosted the 2014 BET Awards, as well as the NAACP Image Awards. She was previously a writer on BET's satirical comedyReal Husbands of Hollywood, which starred Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe and Nick Cannon for the first two seasons. 
A Second City and Improv Olympic alum, Thede's sketch/improv credits includeIn the Flow With Affion Crockett, Mike Epps' sketch comedy series Funny Bidness and Clunkers. She has appeared in BET'sSecond Generation Wayans, Fox's Goodwin Games, TV Land'sHot in Cleveland, UPN's All of Us and Comedy Central's Key & Peele, in addition to the Marlon Wayans film A Haunted House.   The Minority Report, like the Daily Show and The Colbert Report, aims to provide a comedic look at news, current events and pop culture from different perspectives not typically seen on television. 
The news comes three months after former The Daily Show showrunner Rory Albanese was tapped to head up the 11:30 p.m. show, reuniting him with Daily Show corespondent Wilmore. Jon Stewart also serves as an executive producer. Wilmore, a veteran producer in his own right, transitioned from his duty as executive producer/showrunner on ABC's black-ish, which earned a full-season order this week, in September to focus on launching Minority Report.

Chris Rock To Host SNL and Prince Will Perform

Chris Rock will host the November 1st edition of Saturday Night Live, and Prince will be the musical guest, making for one very landmark, star-studded episode of SNL, which is currently in its 40th season. It has been quite some time since Rock, a former host, appeared on the NBC staple (1996), and it will be Prince’s third turn at rocking theSNL stage, which he did most recently in 2006.

Sidebar: This will probably be the only Saturday I plan to watch SNL this year.

Phaedra Parks Talks About Husband, Apollo Nida on The Ellen Degeneres Show [VIDEO]

Phaedra Parks, stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about everything going on in her personal life that we’ll see play out this season on Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta. During their chat, Phaedra confirmed that she’s divorcing Apollo Nida and swears she had no idea of his criminal activities. Watch the interview on Ellen above. 

Sidebar: She said Yes Ma'm to Ellen. lol! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Brandy, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Yo-Yo Reunite on #BETHipHopAwards [VIDEO]

Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and Yo-Yo helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of their remix to Brandy‘s debut single, ‘I Wanna Be Down,’ on ‘BET Hip Hop Awards.’ Check out their  dope performance below. 

Remy Ma on the Wendy Williams Show [VIDEO]

Interview of The Day - Bishop T.D. Jakes [VIDEO]

Tiny & Shekinah Weave Trip, Season Premiere [Video]

Watch Trailer For Adult Swim's New Comedy Series, 'Mike Tyson Mysteries'

According to Shadow & Act, Adult Swim's 2014-2015 slate will feature several new (and returning) TV series, including "Mike Tyson Mysteries," a half-hour animated adult comedy series featuring a cartoon version of Mike Tyson, who solves mysteries, aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team, which is made up of the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter, and a pigeon who was once a man.  Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald, Rachel Ramras, and Jim Rash provide voice for the series' animated characters.   Mike Tyson Mysteries is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.  Over the weekend, while at the New York Comic-Con, the network released a brand new trailer for the upcoming new series, featuring lots of new footage not included in the first trailer. Watch it below:

Laverne Cox to Appear in MTV Series 'Faking It'

According to Shadow & Act, "Orange Is The New Black" actress Laverne Cox will make her debut as Margot in the MTV series, "Faking It," which airs tonight. She will play the demanding director of the school's drama department alongside series regulars Katie Stevens and Michael J. Willett. Cox was offered the role by the show's executive producer, Carter Covington.
The show centers on two teenage girls who are mistakenly outed as a lesbian couple, and continue with the charade for popularity. Of the role, Cox told "Entertainment Weekly": "When I read it, I was really excited. Some of my first ballet teachers when I was young were over-the-top, huge personalities. It’s something that I feel like I know really well and I love. It just felt right. Margot is so theatrical and I did a lot of theater back in the day."
Cox will also return for the third season of "Orange Is The New Black," set to premiere on Nextflix in June 2015.
Sidebar: I love her character on OITNB

Will Packer Sells 'Like Father, Like Son' Autobiographical Comedy to NBC

According to Shadow & Act, producer Will Packer has turned his sights to television, where he's developing an autobiographical comedy for NBC, entitled "Like Father, Like Son."  The series, written by Michael Pennie ("Raising Hope"), is inspired by events from Packer's life, and centers on a recently divorced man in his early thirties who is just starting to enjoy the benefits of being young, successful and single when he learns he has a fifteen-year-old son from a one-night-stand he had in college.  NBC has a first-look deal on the half-hour comedy produced by Will Packer Productions and Universal TV. This is Packer's third foray into television, after the disputed "Uncle Buck" remake at ABC and #PeopleAreTalking at NBC.
Sidebar: Go Will! We need more than just Black-ish on the air. All the networks should have black comedies in their line-ups. 

Watch Will Smith and Margot Robbie in The Official Focus Trailer [VIDEO]

Monday, October 13, 2014

Dr. Cornel West Arrested During Ferguson Protests

Earlier today, Professor Cornel West was arrested while he was taking part in the "Ferguson October" protests in Missouri reports the YBF.  According to the St. Louis Dispatch, after a long standoff in the rain, Dr. West and about 15 clergy members were taken into custody.
The protest were organized in response to the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis Suburb by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson and Vonderrit Myers, also 18, who was shot and killed in St. Louis last week by a city police officer.
In addition to the clergy, about 600 people took part in the protest outside the police station, which began before 11 a.m. and ended shortly after 2 p.m.  Dr. West's group marched to the police station chanting, "Hands up, don't shoot." Rev.Michael Kinman, dean of Christ Church Cathedral downtown, told the paper that he was protesting because,
“Every person is a child of God, made in God's image, and as long as there are people who are not being treated with dignity and respect, we need to stand up for them.”
So far, neither Dr. West nor any of his representatives have made public comments about the reported arrest.

Interview of The Day - Kimberly Elise [VIDEO]

Vivica A. Fox Says Not Having Children Is Her 'Biggest Regret'



According to Essence, Vivica A. Fox prides herself on being a great aunt and godmother. But the actress tells Oprah it’s bittersweet because she would have liked to be a mom.
“That's the biggest regret of my life that I have is that I didn't have a child,” she said on last night's episode of Oprah’s Where Are They Now, recalling a day where she saw Halle Berry soon after she had her daughter Nahla. “I said, ‘Wow she so beautiful.’ She said, ‘Vivica if I knew then what I know now I would've had 5 of them.’”

Fox recalls Berry saying the joy she saw in Nahla’s eyes was “like no other high” that she had ever experienced. “I don't get to see my eyes in a child,” says Fox. 

Keyshia Cole Performs on The Queen Latifah Show [VIDEO]

Tinashe And ScHoolboy Q Get '2 On' With 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Friday, October 10, 2014

Comer Cottrell Man Who Brought Jheri Curl to The Masses Dies

According to TMZ, Comer Cottrell whose Curly Kit made the Jheri curl an insanely popular hairstyle among African-Americans in the '70s and '80s has died. He was 82.

Before Cottrell came along, the Jheri curl was a $200 process at a salon but his kit sold over-the-counter for about $8.00 and there was no turning back. 

The hairstyle was famously parodied in "Coming to America" and the list of celebs who rocked it was epic: Michael JacksonLionel RichieEazy-E and Ice Cube and athletes like Deion SandersEric Dickerson and Rickey Henderson.  He died last Friday.

Sidebar: One of the many things I did not get in the 80's. RIP Comer Cottrell


Phaedra Parks Divorcing Apollo Nida

According to The YBF,  "RHOA" star Phaedra Parks has decided to divorce her estranged husband Apollo Nida, who's currently serving an 8-year sentence for identity theft.  Phaedra's rep Steve Honig, released an exclusive statement to E! News saying Phaedra, "has retained an attorney with the intent of amicably ending her marriage."  They have two children under the ages of four, sons Dylan and Ayden.  In the season 7 trailer for RHOA, its obvious that the marriage was on its last legs. And Phaedra may have move on to a man named "Chocolate."

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jay Z and Beyoncé to Record New Secret Album Together

According to Page Six, Jay Z and Beyoncé are going into the studio to work on a new, top secret album together. The couple, who finished their “On The Run” tour in Paris last month, are secretly recording together and plan to release a surprise album later this year or early next year, a source said.  The couple hopes to repeat the success of Bey’s eponymous album “Beyoncé,” which dropped in December to wild acclaim despite no advance promotion, marketing or fanfare.  This unusual release strategy, and the sales that followed, has even become the focus of a study by the venerable Harvard Business School. It’s believed that the famous couple will accompany the new release with simultaneous videos and even a movie.
The husband-and-wife entertainers have recently been spotted in Paris, where they looked at real estate near the Élysée Palace last week.  At their final Paris gig to wrap up their recent tour on Sept. 13, Jay had told fans the city was special to the couple because, “we got engaged here and this is where baby Blue was conceived.”

Lil Mo Talks R&B Divas + Reveals She Got Married [VIDEO]

Tasha Smith Talks Tyler Perry, Having Babies & New Film 'Addicted' on The Wendy Williams Show [VIDEO]



 On a recent appearance on the Wendy Williams Show, Tasha Smith told the talk show host that she used to think Tyler Perry was “asexual reports the Grio.”
The actress, who has starred in a number of Perry’s projects, including Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get Married Too?, as well as the OWN seriesTyler Perry’s Better or for Worse, made the comment in response to the news that Tyler Perry and his girlfriend, Gelila Bekele, were expecting their first child together.
During the appearance on Williams’ show in support of the upcoming film Addicted, the 43-year-old actress spoke on a range of topics, including sex addiction and her five-year marriage. And when Smith was asked about Tyler Perry’s first child, the actress didn’t hold back her surprise, saying about thenotoriously hard-working actor, director and producer, “Stop it, Wendy! I used to think he was asexual. I didn’t think he had sex … at all! No but seriously … stop it, Wendy! No, seriously. He’s like an uncle that never has sex. I was just shocked and I’m so happy for him; he’s going to be a daddy. I used to think that he would just be the uncle-daddy, you know?”
The almost ten minute interview aired on October 7. When asked about her own plans for children, Smith said, “And Wendy, we are still trying to have a baby, ok? We are having sex all the time. As a matter of fact, we just got done. Up in your green room. I mean, why not, I’m ovulating. But Wendy, seriously, it’s driving me crazy. And if it doesn’t happen this time, will you carry for me?”
Addicted, Tasha Smith’s latest film, will be released in theaters on October 10.

Raven-Symoné responds to critics: ‘I never said I wasn’t black’

According to the Grio, Raven-Symoné is speaking out for the first time after her highly publicized interview with Oprah Winfrey on Where Are They Now?
The 28-year-old former Disney star made headlines over the weekend after telling Oprah that she’s “tired of being labeled,” and more specifically, she does not wish to be categorized as “an African-American.”
“I’m tired of being labeled,” Symoné said. “I’m an American. I’m not an African-American. I’m an American.”
Symoné told Oprah she wasn’t sure “what country in Africa” she was from but that she did know her family’s roots are in “Louisiana.”
Symoné later clarified her statement telling Oprah, “What I really mean by that is I’m an American. That’s what I really mean. I have darker skin. I have a nice, interesting grade of hair. I connect with Caucasian. I connect with Asian. I connect with Black. I connect with Indian. I connect with each culture.”
Symoné’s comments to Oprah sparked outrage from critics on social media and the blogosphere. In an exclusive statement to theGrio.com, Symoné addresses the criticism she’s received since her interview with Oprah and wants to make one thing clear; she’s still “black.”
“I never said I wasn’t black … I want to make that very clear.  I said, I am not African-American.  I never expected my personal beliefs and comments to spark such emotion in people.  I think it is only positive when we can openly discuss race and being labeled in America.”
Sidebar: Oprah told you people were going to come for you Raven. She was right!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Watch Jimmy Fallon and Will.i.am as Snobby Girls in "Ew" Music Video

Kimora Lee Simmons Pregnant with Fourth Child with Billionaire Hubby Tim Leissner

According to Page Six, a congratulations are in order to Kimora Lee Simmons, who is expecting her fourth child.
Sources told Page Six that the model-turned-fashion designer, 39, is four months pregnant with her first child with her husband, banker Tim Leissner.
The two were spotted celebrating Saturday night over dinner at Gallaghers Steakhouse in Midtown.
Simmons has two daughters, Ming, 14, and Aoki, 12, with ex-husband Russell Simmons, and a son, Kenzo, 5, with actor Djimon Hounsou.
Sidebar: Congrats!