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Is Jermaine Jackson headed to jail? Jermaine refuses to pay child support to his ex-wife Alejandra, so now he faces up to 20 days in jail. Jackson recently brought a Ferrari, a car that cost close to $150,000. How he can spend over a $100,000 on a car and not take care of his children? His ex Alejandra also has children by Jermaine's brother Randy Jackson. Will Katherine Jackson step in, pay Jermaine's child support and save him from going to jail?
VH1’s TLC bio-pic, Crazy Sexy Cool, was a ratings smash for the network.
The highest rated movie on the network in five years. The movie was enlightening, and it appears Singer and former Manager Pebbles did not have TLC’s best interest at heart. The ladies in the group were cheated out of millions of dollars. What does Pebbles have to say? Hmmmmmmmm! In other TLC news, Rozonda Thomas, a.k.a. Chilli, has found a new love. She loves the entertainers (Dallas Austin, Usher). Now Chilli, 42, is dating Singer/Songwriter/Producer Ne-Yo. Chilli also likes them young. Ne-Yo is 31-years old.
Singer Robin Thicke will be directing and starring in a movie called Mercy
with his wife Actress Paula Patton. The movie is about a family man dealing with his drug addicted wife. Thicke is currently touring the country, and he is set to go nationwide in February.
The new season of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta kicks off Sunday, November 3rd. Singer Christopher Williams is the new addition to the cast.
Nominees are in for the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. LL Cool J, Hall & Oates and Chic are all nominated.
Blair Underwood's NBC drama Ironside has been cancelled due to low ratings.
SWV, a.k.a. Sisters With Voices (Lelee, Coko and Taj) will be debuting their new reality show on WE-TV at the first of the year.
E.J. Johnson is coming to a TV near you. Magic Johnson's flamboyant son will be one of the stars of Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills.
Will Cee Lo Green be able to escape his troubles? Green, one of the star judges on the NBC hit singing reality show The Voice, has been charged with giving a woman ecstasy without her knowledge last year before returning to his hotel room. Prosecutors aren't charging him with rape of an intoxicated person due to insufficient evidence Green faces up to four years in jail.
Mike Tyson's one man show Undisputed Truth, Directed by Spike Lee, is coming to HBO later this year.
The Queen Latifah produced drama Single Ladies, starring LisaRaye, Charity Shea and Denise Vasi, is returning to VH1 for a third season in January.
Denzel Washington's son, John David, is ready to follow in his father's footsteps. John David has signed on for the HBO pilot Ballers, and he'll play a football player. Young Washington played college football, and he did a short stint in the NFL with The Rams. John David is no stranger to acting having appeared in Malcolm X with his famous dad.
Gabrielle Union's new BET drama Being Mary Jane with Omari Hardwick, Lisa
Vidal, Margaret Avery, Tika Sumpter and Richard Roundtree debuts January 7th on BET.
Actress Jill Marie Jones (Girlfriends) is joining the cast of the FOX hit drama Sleepy Hollow with Nicole Beharie.
Kem, Patti LaBelle and Ronald Isley are joining forces for a new holiday
song called Jesus. The song will appear on Kem's holiday CD What Christmas Means, which will be released October 29th.
Kerry Washington just keeps getting hotter. She was just named the new face
of the Neutrogena skin care brand. She makes her debut in the ad campaign in early 2014. Plus, the newlywed also made her debut on Forbes list of Highest Paid TV Actors/Actresses. And, she's hosting Saturday Night Live on November 2nd. Washington is the first African American in more than a year to host. Ex-castmember Maya Rudolph was the last in 2012. And, check out Washington, who is married to 49ers Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, on the latest issue of Essence magazine.
We are getting ready for the movie The Best Man Holiday. The stars of the movie are on the cover of the latest edition of Ebony Magazine. There is the ladies issue with Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Regina Hall, Monica Calhoun and Melissa De Sousa and the men's cover Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau. They both look great I will be getting both issues. The movie Best Man Holiday Directed by Malcolm Lee opens in theatres November 15th.
Usher is the cover guy for the latest issue of Men's Health magazine. Usher
looks fabulous showing off his look and hard training for his upcoming movie Hands Of Stone, which is the life story of Boxing Great Sugar Ray Leonard.
Here’s an update on the James Brown movie Get On Up. The movie stars
Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in the hit movie 42, Viola Davis and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, who both starred in the movie The Help. Oscar Nominee Taraji P. Henson may join the cast as Tammi Terrell, and Singer Ralph Tresvant may be playing James Brown sideman and solo artist Maceo Parker. The bio-pic, which is being produced by Rolling Stones Legend Mick Jagger, arrives in theatres on October 17th, 2014.
The First Lady is coming to TV's The Biggest Loser. Michelle Obama returns to the reality weight loss show to promote her new health campaign. She's encouraging everyone to drink more water as heath experts have long held people don't do enough of. The First Lady first appeared on Loser back in April. Michelle Obama's new appearance is set for November. Singer Ruben Studdard will also be on the show but as a castmember. He now weighs 462 pounds, and his weight is a matter of health. Studdard will soon turn 35-years old and knows the future is bleak without serious weight loss. Since The Biggest Loser's season premiere, Studdard was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. When he last topped the scales at over 450 pounds, he exercised, became a vegan and that helped. But, when he couldn't keep the weight off, the one time American Idol champion began looking for a permanent solution of hard work and dedication. The Biggest Loser airs Tuesdays at 8pm NBC.
A public memorial is taking place on Saturday, November 2nd for Dr. Walter Lomax, Jr. at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce. Among his many achievements, Dr. Lomax was a broadcaster as owner of radio station WURD-AM in Philadelphia, representing one of the few black-owned independent talk radio stations in the entire country. Dr. Lomax was a diverse figure in business with real estate and technology interests, and his medical practice which he used to focus on charitable work and healthcare those historically shutout from access. Dr. Lomax died from complications of a stroke at the age of 81.
Kevin Hart's ex-wife Torrei and Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond may be
headed to reality TV in the show Atlanta Exes. The show would air on VH1 as a spinoff of the Hollywood Exes, which is also on VH1.
The American Music Awards are set for Sunday, November 24th on ABC.
Actor Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) may be added to the cast of the
new Stars Wars movie. Jordan will next appear with Zac Efron (High School Musical) in the film That Awkward Moment, which hits theaters in January 2014. He also just signed on for the new Fantastic Four movie where he will play “Johnny Storm,” a.k.a. The Human Torch.
How hot is Oscar Winner Jamie Foxx? More about that in a second. For now,
Foxx has got two big projects for 2014. First, the big screen adaption of the Annie musical with Oscar Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis and Cameron Diaz. Plus, the new Spiderman movie where Foxx plays super-villain “Electro.” Published reports have Writer/Director Oliver Stone confirming he's landed Foxx to play Martin Luther King, Jr. in an upcoming bio-pic..
Writer/Director George Tillman (Soul Food, Barbershop) has a new movie in theatres, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete. Alicia Keys is the executive producer for the project, which stars Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie and Jeffrey Wright. The film is about a 14-year old boy and his buddy in Brooklyn after the economic meltdown of 2008. The boys' day in the life challenges within 24 hours are a real life Hunger Games.
Ahmir “Questlove Thompson from The Roots and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has a new book coming out on Tuesday about a legendary TV soul music/dance show. The popular drummer has written the book Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of A Generation. The book features rare never seen before seen photos and plenty of behind the scenes scoop.
Speaking of Soul Train, Singer Dionne Warwick is going to be the big honoree
for The 2013 Soul Train Awards. The show airs December 1st on BET and Centric and will feature performances by Kem, Chrisette Michelle, Ronald Isley, Eric Benet, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson. Anthony Anderson is hosting.
Congrats to Singers Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks. Pop Star Derulo popped the question to former American Idol Champion Sparks. Art imitates life as the two currently star in the video for Derulo's latest single Marry Me.
“Kelly's” back on The Game. Brittany Daniel, who played the ex-wife of “Jason Pitts”, will reprise her role on the show. She may be part of a love triangle since her ex “Jason” (Coby Bell) is now married to Chardonnay, played by Singer Brandy. The Game returns for season seven in March on BET.
Is Whoopi Goldberg thinking about a return to Broadway? Goldberg is rumored to be doing a one-woman show based on the life of famed Comic Moms Mabley.
Star Jones has launched a new clothing line. Status by Star Jones is an inclusive clothing line for women ranging from sizes 2-26.
BeBe Winans is teaming up with his brothers, Gospel Sensations The Winans,
for a new project which is due out at the beginning of the year.
Actor Michael Ealy (Think Like A Man, Barbershop) is returning to TV in the cop-drama Almost Human. It premieres Sunday, November 17 and Monday, November 18th on FOX. Ealy is also returning to the big screen next year in two projects with Comedian Kevin Hart: About Last Night on opening on Valentine's Day with Joy Bryant & Regina Hall and Think Like A Man Part II with Gabrielle Union & Taraji P. Henson hitting theatres next June.
Speaking of Kevin Hart, he's back with The Real Husbands Of Hollywood on BET. Hart is on a roll! He just signed a deal with ABC to develop a pilot based on his life as standup comedian and divorced father, and he has another new movie for 2013, Ride Along with Ice Cube and Tika Sumpter, coming out in theatres in January. Finally Hart is also playing a boxing promoter in the new movie Grudge opening Christmas Day with Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone. De Niro (Oscar winner for Raging Bull) and Stallone (Oscar nominee for Rocky) play two aging boxers who get back in the ring.
Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King will be hosting Black Girls Rock Sunday,
November 3rd on BET. Special honorees include Queen Latifah. Patti LaBelle and Tennis Sensation Venus Williams.
The TV One network is the new home of The NAACP Image Awards. The show
will make its TV One premiere in February.
Babyface and Toni Braxton are headed to Broadway next spring in the Wynton Marsalis production After Midnight. The musical is about the Harlem Renaissance and The Cotton Club and includes many top name musicians coming in and out of the production. After Midnight debuts on Broadway with Fantasia on November 3rd. This will be Babyface's Broadway debut. Toni Braxton has performed on Broadway before in Beauty & The Beast and Aida. Braxton and Babyface will be in the musical March 18-30th for a limited run. Their new duet CD, Love Marriage & Divorce, is coming out in December. This week, Babyface got a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Toni Braxton is also writing her memoirs in Unbreak My Heart, which is coming out February 2014. Babyface and Toni Braxton's new CD, Love, Marriage & Divorce, comes out November 25th.
Actor Carl Payne is the new National Ringmaster for the Universoul Circus.
Payne is best known as Martin Lawrence's best friend “Cole” in the 90’s sitcom Martin, and as “Cockroach” for three seasons on the 80's hit The Cosby Show.
Pop Sensation Rihanna has a brand new reality show Styled To Rock. Who’s
going to be America's next trendsetting designer. We will find out this Friday night on The Style Network.
Chris Tucker is hosting The 2013 Marian Anderson Awards at the Kimmel
Center. The event, saluting Motown Founder Berry Gordy, is happening Tuesday, November 19th. Boyz II Men, Kool & The Gang and Smokey Robinson are performing.
Philadelphia International Records Founders Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, who were once songwriters at Motown, are doing tributes. Past winners include Oprah Winfrey, Bill Cosby, Maya Angelou, Richard Gere, Mia Farrow and Quincy Jones. For more information call 215-893-1999.
TV One's musical biography series UnSung is back! I love this show! This new episodes will feature Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Heavy D, Ce Ce Peniston and Philly's own Delfonics featuring insights from WDAS' Tony Brown. UnSung premieres this Wednesday, October 30th.
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta is returning to the Bravo network Sunday,
Tyler Perry will be joining Oscar Winner Ben Affleck in the movie Gone Girl. Perry will play a lawyer assisting Affleck. Filming starts next month. Meanwhile on December 13th, get ready for Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas starring Anna Marie Horsford (Amen) and Tika Sumpter (The Haves & Have Nots). Perry is also working on new DVD projects: Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned and Madea's Neighbors From Hell.
Idris Elba is the cover guy for the latest issue of GQ magazine. He will be playing former South African President and International Civil Right Icon Nelson Mandela in the movie The Long Walk Home. In the issue of GQ, Elba talks about drama in his life involving a child that wasn’t his.
Denzel Washington is returning to Broadway in A Raisin In The Sun running
March 8th –June 15th 2014 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre where the original play opened. A Raisin In The Sun also stars Diahann Carroll and Anika Noni Rose, and is slated for a 14-week run.
Get ready for A Very Mary Christmas. Mary J. Blige is set to release her first holiday album on October 15th. The CD will features 12 classic holiday remakes and duets with Barbara Streisand, The Clark Sisters and Marc Anthony. Grammy Award-winning Producer David Foster produced the project.
The 76ers’ home opener is Wednesday, October 30th when they host the World Champion Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center.
Last Vegas starring Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline and Morgan Freeman hits theatres November 1st.
Friday, November 1st– My 50th Birthday Celebration at Temptations, 218-220 West Chelten Avenue. Music by DJ Gary O and DJ Doc B. Mimi Brown and Parry P will be
hosting, and the party goes from 9p until 2am.
October 31st to November 10th, it's The Universoul Circus. Showtimes Thursday-Sunday at 52nd and Parkside Avenue. Tix on sale now.
Saturday, November 16th- The Ivy Legacy Chapter of The A.K.A.’s presents The 2013 Philly's Men Are Cooking at The Shops at Liberty Place, 16th and Chestnut Streets.
WHAT'S THE UNDERGROUND BUZZ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow sometimes revisiting the past can bring out the skeletons. You say She tried to cheat you in business, but did a group member's fling with a married party help add fuel to that fire. Hmmmmmmm!
Check out who’s coming to town:
This Friday, October 25th- John Legend & Tamar Braxton at The Revel Casino in Atlantic City.
This Friday, October 25th- Powerhouse 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center starring Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Mario and K Michelle, just to name a few.
This Saturday, October 26th – Atlantic Starr & Angela Winbush in concert. Presented by Brown Promotions. It's an 8pm showtime at The Temple Performing Arts Center, Broad and Pollett.
Saturday, November 2nd - Katt Williams at the Liacouras Center, Broad and Montgomery.
Saturday, November 16th- Kanye West at the Wells Fargo Center.
Saturday, November 23rd - India.Arie in concert at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
Sunday, November 24th – Will Downing in concert at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
Sunday, November 24th – Jaheim & Chrisette Michele in concert at the Tower Theatre.
Friday,November 29th-Sunday, December 1st- The stage play Deranged starring Robin Givens, Malik Yoba, Terri J. Vaughn, 2013 Sunday Best Winner Tasha Page Lockhart and Clifton Powell at the Merriam Theatre.
Friday, November 29th- R&B Divas in concert starring Kelly Price, Chante Moore, KeKe Wyatt, Nicci Gilbert, Faith Evans and Dawn Robinson at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby.
Saturday, November 30th- Brian McKnight/ Avant/ Musiq in concert at the House of Blues in Atlantic City.
Wednesday, January 29th- Jay-Z at The Wells Fargo Center.
Tuesday, February 25th – Robin Thicke at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.
Sunday, March 2nd- Robin Thicke at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City.
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