Monday, September 30, 2013

Studio QTV Talks to Omar Dorsey of Eastbound & Down [VIDEO]

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Omar Dorsey has booked a multiple-episode arc on the final season of the Danny McBride comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. 

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T.I. Harris’ 33rd Birthday Bash and Hip Hop Awards After Party

According to SandraRose, Rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris, aka Tip, celebrated his 33rd birthday with a private star-studded bash following the 8th Annual BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 28. Celebrity guests included T.I.’s loverly wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris, singer and actress extraordinaire Brandy Norwood, T.I.’s artist rapper B.o.b, music producer Rico Love, rap mogul Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, reality TV stars Erica Dixon, Mimi Faust, Nicci Gilbert, Shay Johnson, Dice Dixon, Mariah Huq, and KeKe Wyatt; V-103 Morning Show jock Ryan Cameron, Celebrity baby mamas Tameka Raymond and Monyetta Shaw, NBA baller Josh Smith, former reality TV star D. Woods, and more!

Lindsay Lohan's Parents Won't Be on OWN SHOW

According to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan's OWN reality show producers want nothing to do with her parents, and TMZ has learned an executive decision was made to ban them from the show.Michael and Dina Lohan will NOT film a single scene for the upcoming series.  No one will even refer to DiLo's DWI arrest earlier this month -- according to production sources. TMZ is told producers were struggling a few weeks back with the show's direction and after intense debate decided to not include the "Lohan family circus." The cameras did capture Michael and Lindsay together on 3 days but it's unclear whether that footage will make the final cut and there won't be any further shooting with daddy dearest.  The show will stick to its original focus Lindsay's "comeback and recovery," which is what she agreed to from the get go.

Sidebar: I know OWN has its hands full.

Arsenio Hall to Talk Comeback on 'Oprah's Next Chapter'

According to Euroweb, Arsenio Hall will open up to Oprah about his long-awaited return to late-night television in an upcoming episode of Oprah's Next Chapter. The intimate sit-down will focus on Hall's journey back into the spotlight after a 20-year absence. Hall will also share what it's like being one of very few African Americans currently on late-night television. The personality, who is a single father, will get even more personal and discuss what it's like being a dad and will talk about his relationship with his children. Hall will appear on Oprah's Next Chapter Sunday, October 20th at 9 p.m. on OWN

Sidebar: This will be a great interviewe. Two good talkers!

Happy Birthday Miki Howard [VIDEO]

Happy Birthday to one of our dear friends Miki Howard. She was the first celebrity to let us interview her.   We have loved Miki's music for years so to get our start with her is historic and amazing. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

MC Lyte, Kendrick Lamar highlight BET Hip-Hop Awards

According to the Associated Press MC Lyte said she was initially nervous following a video tribute that honored the veteran rapper for her career achievements at the eighth annual BET Hip-Hop Awards Saturday.

Toni Braxton and Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds Join Broadway's 'After Midnight'

According to The Hollywood Reporter,  Longtime recording collaborators Toni Braxton and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds have signed up as special guest artists for a two-week stint in After Midnight, the upcoming Broadway musical tribute to Harlem's legendary Cotton Club. 

Keyshia Cole And Sister Neffe Reunite

According to Essence.com, Keyshia Cole has unapologetically been an open book when it comes to her family. On the singer's reality show Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, we were introduced to her sister Neffeteria Pugh, and the two were working on their rocky relationship. Last fall, things turned sour when Cole's sister "Neffe" published a book titled Price I Paid disclosing the ups and downs of their relationship, and Cole, took to Twitter to voice her opinion about it.  Well, the two are back on social media again, this time on a happier note—reuniting at Cole's Steve Madden shoe launch. Neffeteria tweeted the picture above of the sisters together with a message.

Sidebar: They are much stronger together than apart. Glad they have mended fences. They need one another.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Oprah Talks Super Soul Sunday

Oprah Winfrey talks about Super Soul Sunday with Shaun Robinson of Access Hollywood. Super Soul Sunday is where Oprah sits down with the top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders across the globe. It’s a job she takes very serious. In fact, it was one of the reasons she wanted to run her own network. Watch the video below.

Sidebar: I watch “Super Soul Sunday,” ever Sunday. I absolutely love it.  I always walk away enlightened. 

Kanye West Goes Off on TV Host Jimmy Kimmel

According to TMZ, Kanye West can't take a joke ... and he's ripping Jimmy Kimmel a new one online right now in an epic rant to end all rants.  In case you didn't see it last night, Kimmel mocked Kanye's BBC Radio 1 interview with a reenactment sketch that replaced Kanye with a whiny child ... and Ye did NOT take kindly to the insult.

The rapper is currently going all-caps meltdown mode on Twitter, ripping Kimmel for the jab, saying things like, "JIMMY KIMMEL PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES ... OH NO THAT MEANS YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN TOO MUCH GOOD P**** IN YOUR LIFE..."



Kanye then dragged Kimmel's ex Sarah Silverman into it, saying she's WAY funnier than Kimmel, and even posted a meme calling Kimmel a "no good p****."

The irony ... Kimmel's entire point was that Kanye acted childish in the interview ... and Kanye just reaffirmed it.

Sidebar: Now if Oprah can take a joke, I know you can Kanye. Oh my, it is not that serious. My man is going in on Jimmy Kimmel. When you do that to a comedian, you just give them more material. Although, Jimmy you probably need to watch your back at the airport. Kanye seems mad for real. Lol

Robin Givens & Christian Keyes in Four Seasons [VIDEO]

Check out the trailer to writer-director Christopher Nolen‘s Four Seasons, which stars Nolen, Robin Givens, Jazsmin Lewis, Keith Robinson, Christian Keyes, Mel Jackson, Laila Odom, Christopher Nolen, Amanda Grace Marcheschi, Meredith Rae Lyons, Harold Dennis, Prinses Hemphill, and Tiffany Torrence-Davis.  Four Seasons is a story about Xavier Lamar Jackson who is a 36 year old man who is “almost” ready to settle down and get married. He decides to date a different woman each season, choosing one of them to marry within in a year.

Halle Berry’s Anti-Paparazzi Bill Signed into Law

According to SandraRose, Pregnant mom Halle Berry won a major victory against the paparazzi who make their living stalking her and her daughter Nahla Aubrey.  After January 2014 paparazzi in California will be fined or even arrested if they snap photos of celebrity children without authorization. 

Tupac Shakur's Mother Suing Over Royalties

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Afeni Shakur is demanding more than $1.1 million in royalties from the exploitation of her son's work.  As the co-administrator of Tupac Shakur's estate, she filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in L.A. Superior Court against Entertainment One, reported to have purchased the catalog of Death Row Records earlier this year.

OWN buys TV Rights to Oprah

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oprah Winfrey has secured TV rights to her latest acting vehicle, Lee Daniels' The Butler.  The Weinstein Company drama, which has passed $100 million at the box office and has awards season buzz, will get its first broadcast airing on OWN in 2017 -- after its debut on pay cable.

Watch Trailer To Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas [VIDEO]

According to Blackfilm.com, Lionsgate has brought online a trailer for their upcoming Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas, which opens on December 13. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Frankie & Alice Hit Theaters in 2014

According to BlackFilm.com, Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate (LGF) company, has acquired North American distribution rights to the film, “Frankie & Alice,” starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry , which will be released on April 4, 2014 . 

Living Single Co-Star Weighs in on Queen Latifah Talk Show

Studio Q recently caught up with Erika Alexander who played Max on one of our favorite 90's sitcoms, Living Single. 

Newlyweds Savannah and LeBron James

According to SandraRose, Newlyweds Savannah and LeBron James just wrapped up their European honeymoon/vacation. The high school sweethearts tied the knot in San Diego 2 weeks ago.

Jill Scott Talks Raising Son on Arsenio Hall Show

Last night Jill Scott sat down with Arsenio Hall to discuss her movie Baggage Claim and raising her 4-year-old son to be a good man. She gave props to her community support system to be a helping hand.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Annie remake to hit screens before Christmas 2014

According to Blackfilm.com, Columbia Pictures’ Annie will be released a week earlier, hitting the big screen on December 19, 2014, instead of Christmas Day.  Based on the Broadway classic, in turn inspired by Harold Gray’s long-running comic strip, Annie comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision. Director/Producer/Screenwriter Will Gluck teams with producers James Lassiter, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Jay Brown, and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith and a cast that includes Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, and Cameron Diaz.  Celia Costas serves as Executive Producer. Gluck is currently revising the film’screenplay, which was written by Emma Thompson and rewritten by Aline Brosh McKenna based on the musical stage play “Annie,” book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin.

Sidebar: I love this little girl.

Lalah Hathaway Featured on Snarky Puppy's 'Something'

Snarky Puppy, The Denton, Texas based band is serving up a double dose of soul, jazz, and funk with their latest single "Something" featuring the vocally imcomparable and serially underrated Lalah Hathaway reports BET Centric.

Terrence Takes 100 Single Mothers to DISNEYLAND!

E! News Host Terrence Jenkins posed with 100 mothers and their children in celebration of the Disney Dreamers Academy reports the YBF.

DMX to Appear on Thursday's Episode of Dr Phil

If you haven’t heard yet, DMX will be appearing on Thursday's episode of Dr. Phil. This will surely be an interesting must-see episode of the talk show.  Hopefully it will be a much better encounter for DMX than with Iyanla. The preview seems pretty interesting.  He will talk about the astronomical $1 million child support debt and his recent exhibitionist shenanigans at a Detroit hotel. Check the preview below:

Prisoners Earns Top Spot at Box Office with $21.4 Million

The kidnapping drama, Prisoners, starring Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal opened with strong numbers this weekend. The thriller earned the top spot at the box office with $21.4 million. According to Fox News, that's reasonably good for a fall season debut, especially since the film took $30 million to make. Horror flick Insidious: Chapter 2 took the second spot with $14.5 million. Instructions Not Included, The Family and Battle of The Year rounded out the top five. [Fox News] Earlier this year we spoke to Viola Davis at Halle Berry's Silver Rose charity event. Check out our Studio Q interview below.


Common Joining Liam Nelson in 'Run All Night'

According to THR Common is in negotiations to go mano-a-mano with Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman in Warner Bros.' action movie Run All Night.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Jessie J & Brandy on 'Conquer The World' [VIDEO]

According to Singersroom, Jessie J's hotly-anticipated duet with R&B diva brandy has sprung a leak. Entitled "Conquer The Word," the empowering and uplifting record sees both great vocalists singing about overcoming life's obstacles.

Jason Derulo Collaborates with Jordin Sparks on 'Vertigo'

Pop couple Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks fall into a dizzy love spell in “Vertigo,” their collab from Jason’s upcoming album Tattoos.

Jennifer Hudson Drops New Single with TI and Pharrell

Today, a new song from Oscar winner, Jennifer Hudson was leaked called "I Can't Describe," reports Essence. The upbeat '80s inspired track was produced by Pharrell Williams and features T.I.

Not much is known about Hudson's upcoming album, but it will feature a new side of her. She told Angeleno magazine, "This record is not about me playing a part or me as a spokesperson… Let's just say you're gonna get Jennifer-ized."

Hudson's last album, I Remember Me, was released in 2011.

Check out Hudson's new song below.

USPS Honored Ray Charles Honored with Limited Edition Stamp

Ray Charles would have been 83 today and according to ABC News, The U.S. Postal Service is adding the soul singer to its "Music Icons Forever" stamp series. 

Jason Derulo New 'Marry Me' Video Featuring Jordin Sparks

Jason Derulo's new music video featuring his fab girlfriend Jordin Sparks brought their real life love his new "Marry Me' video reports TheYBF. 

Studio Q Talks to Jenifer Lewis of Baggage Claim [VIDEO]

Studio Q interviewed veteran actress Jenifer Lewis of the new movie Baggage Claim in theaters September 27, 2013.  Even though we did this interview last year everything Jenifer Lewis said is still dope and relevant. 

Bravo Goes to Church with Thicker Than Water: The Tankards

He is the world’s best-selling Gospel Jazz musician, has won twelve Stellar Gospel Music Awards, and has multiple Grammy™ and Dove Award nominations from his Gold and Platinum albums.  With twenty years of Gospel Jazz, Ben Tankard is continuing to sculpt his musical legacy as one of music’s preeminent artist.  Tankard is also gearing up for the debut of his new reality television series Thicker Than Water: The Tankards, which will premiere on BRAVO TV this fall.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Jimmy Lovine Throws A List Emmy Party

According to TMZ, Jimmy Iovine threw the dopest party ever at his house in L.A. last night -- and here's the thing ... Oprah wasn't the big star there.

A star struck Oprah gushed that she got to meet Mick Jagger for the first time.  But it doesn't end there -- other guests included Diddy, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Brian Grazer, Dr. Dre and a bunch more.

By the way -- Jimmy wasn't playing a mix tape for background ... R. Kelly gave an impromptu performance ... and we believe Diddy did too.

The way it looks to us -- this was a combo party during Emmy weekend, but also a bash to celebrate the birthday of Liberty Ross .. who he's rumored to be banging.
Sidebar: Seeing Oprah and Kanye at the same party is awkwardly awesome. I hope O had a good time. She needs to party more.

Gucci Mane Returns to Twitter to Apologize

According to Vibe, Twitter wasn't the same without Gucci Mane, but the Atlanta rapper has returned to social media, this time to a different tune. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Real Housewives of Atlanta Sneak Peek [VIDEO]

A new sneak peek of the latest season of Real Housewives of Atlanta is finally here according to Essence.

The RHOA ladies have been busier than ever since the end of season five. Porsha Stewart went through a messy divorce, Phaedra Parks welcomed a new bundle of joy, Kandi Burruss is preparing to walk down the aisle and NeNe Leakes is adjusting to life as a newlywed.

Watch the clip below for a taste of what the new season will bring when it premieres on Sunday, November 3 on Bravo.

Sidebar: Can you believe this show is still going strong? Wow. I wonder will people tune in this season. I'm guessing yes. I read Nene is extra, but from the looks of the trailer she is just still herself.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Brandy Does Google Plus Hangout Interview in London [VIDEO]

R&B Diva Brandy Norwood was surprised at the rousing reception she received when she arrived at the BBC Radio and television studios in London, England for an interview earlier today. Doesn’t she look great? Check out the interview that was on Google Plus earlier today below.

Chris Brown Opens up to JET Magazine

In the October issue of JET magazine, Chris opens up about his relationship with Rihanna & Karrueche, his issues with Jay-Z, and more.

The YBF reports a few excerpts from the mag below, check out what Chris has to say:

On his beef with the media
“The media is full of yellow journalism. A lot of things I say, they will flip it. Instead of them getting off on all the positive stuff that I do, they will bring out the negative and draw out that story.”
On his beef with Jay-Z
“No disrespect, because I’m a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that [Jay Z] stabbed somebody and sold drugs. He gets a pass.”
On Trayvon Martin
“I identify with Trayvon 100 percent as far as living in 2013 and still dealing with blatant racism. This generation is so used to racism that it’s normal; we don’t care. We aren’t on drugs or catching AIDS, but they still look at us as ni**as.”
On controlling his anger issues
“You have to go through the struggle before you can get to the good part. I don’t try to lash out at people, or be as mad or impulsive as I used to be.  I got to the point where it’s only so much you can take from the master, you feel me? I’ve taken my fair share of lashings.”
On his relationships with Karrueche Tran & Rihanna
“Relationships are the most difficult part. That’s why I was honest with those two girls and I put out that video. My ex and I broke up because of the “situation” and she had moved on. I fell in love with another girl. Then my ex came back, so it was like, ‘What is a man to do?’  I told them both the truth. I didn’t do the sucker role.”

Miss America Nina Davuluri Visits Former Miss America Vanessa Williams [PHOTOS]

According to Huffington Post, two women who broke color barriers and made history had the chance to meet for the first time on Wednesday.  The first Indian American Miss America Nina Davuluri paid a visit to Vanessa Williams, the first African American Miss America, after Williams' performance in her Broadway play "The Trip To Bountiful" in New York City.  Both Davuluri and Williams followed a similar path to the crown by winning the title of Miss Syracuse, then Miss New York and ultimately becoming Miss America.  But Davuluri's crowning moment this week was marred by a swarm of racist, hateful comments and backlash, similar to the racism experienced by Williams when she won 30 years ago.  Check out the historic selfie that emerged from the meeting. We wonder if Vanessa Williams gave Davuluri any advice! Although, it doesn't seem she needs much of it. Davuluri recently responded to the backlash with pride in her heritage.  "I have to rise above that. I always viewed myself as first and foremost American."

Sidebar: Such a shame that they both experienced such backlash 30 years apart. So happy Vanessa can be an encouraging mentor and inspiration to the first Indian American Miss America.