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Last Chance! A judge gave Singer/Actress Lauryn Hill two weeks to pay the more than $500,000 she owes the I.R.S. Hill maintained she thought she didn't have to pay taxes because she didn't work that year. A judge ruled that Hill cleared over a million dollars from 2005-07, and he ordered her to pay or face up to $100,000 in fines and five years in jail.
What will Debbie Rowe say? The jurors have been picked in the wrongful death of Michael Jackson lawsuit filed by Katherine Jackson againstconcert promoters AEG Live. AEG is coming at Katherine Jackson hard. They plan to bring up Michael Jackson's alleged drug and alcohol use, and even the issue of whether he's the biologicial father of Paris and Prince Jackson, who stand to benefit if AEG loses the case. Is Michael Jackson the biological father to his two oldest children? Their mother is Jackson's second wife Debbie Rowe. Rowe knows the truth. If she testifies that Jackson is not the biologicial father, AEG will argue the kids don’t have legal standing to benefit from a Michael Jackson lawsuit.
NeNe Leakes of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta is getting her own spinoff. I Dream Of NeNe is a wedding special that will air this fall as she plans to remarry her ex-husband Greg Leakes. Look for a lot of drama with this show. I hear Greg does not want to sign a prenup to remarry NeNe. He feels he doesn’t have to since he supported her for years before she became famous.
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will air Saturday, May 18th at 9pm on HBO. This year's inductees include Public Enemy, the late Donna Summer and Quincy Jones. Special guests include Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland, Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte. Don't look for Flavor Flav's uncut Public Enemy acceptance speech because it went on for more than 30 minutes!! Really? A judge allowed Flav to attend the ceremony then return and face an assault case. The 54-year old Flav is accused of chasing his girlfriend's 17-year old son with a butcher knife. He is facing two felony charges and could get up to 12 years in jail.
Whoopi Goldberg is producing a documentary on another legendary African American comedienne. Moms Mabley: I Got Something To Tell You is about the life and pioneering acting/comedy/television career of Jackie “Moms” Mabley. The documentary features Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers, Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby and Quincy Jones.
Oprah Winfrey will be joining Steve Harvey on his talk show on May 26th. Harvey's talk show airs locally at 2pm on NBC-10. In more Steve news, his Hoodie Awards now has a new name. It's now called The Neighborhood Awards and tickets are now on sale. The Neighborhood Awards are happening August 8th -11th in Las Vegas.
Tuesday, April 30th, I am going to be featured on the FOX Ten O'clock News. For the past
few weeks, I've undergone various dental procedures and surgeries to restore my mouth and my health. I have been battling gum disease, and it destroyed my mouth. With the help of various dental specialists, surgeons and doctors, they have restored my mouth. I have allowed FOX 29 to follow me on my journey. Led by News Anchor/Medical Reporter Joyce Evans, they have covered it all: the good, the bad and the ugly leading up to the final results. I love my new smile, and I am sograteful that I took the stand to save my life and improve my health. It was not easy exposing myself like this, but God gave me a voice and I want to be able to help others to take charge of their health. Our dental issues are important. When we know we have a problem, we must take action. I will also be featured on Wednesday, May 1st on FOX 29's morning show Good Day Philadelphia as well.
Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington and Kelly Rowland made People magazine's Most Beautiful list. Union is gearing up for her BET series Being Mary Jane. Scandal Star Washington returns to the big screen in a new Tyler Perry produced-movie coming out May 10th called Peeples starring Craig Robinson (The Office). Rowland, who appears without makeup for the natural beauty feature, revealed that she reunited with her Destiny's Child Bandmates Beyonce and Michelle Williams for Rowland's upcoming CD Talk A Good Game. Expectant mom Berry is currently filming X-Men Days Of Future Past. The Most Beautiful issue of People with Actress Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover is out now.
Speaking of Halle Berry, did you know she could knock a man's socks off, or that she's a tough cookie? Well that's the scoop according to Actor Shemar Moore. Moore is kissing and telling about his former flames Toni Braxton and Halle Berry. Before his huge primetime success on Criminal Minds, Moore was a daytime soap star (The Young & The Restless) and dated quite a few starlets. Moore says Braxton was his first Hollywood relationship, and that the two had a wild ride. They
met when Braxton called Moore's agent for a video. He says it always bothered him that she wouldn't sing for him. Hmmmmmmmmmmm! Moore says Berry made him a better man. They had to keep their relationship a secret because Berry had just divorced Baseball Player David Justice.
Moore says his and Berry's mixed heritage and experience in Hollywood gave them a lot in common, and she helped him figure out the caliber of woman he wants in the future. As for settling down, Moore says it's no accident he's not married yet but plans to one day, and it will be a one-time-only deal.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson missed the premiere of his movie Pain And Gain for emergency hernia surgery. Johnson says he got the injury during Wrestlemania 29 earlier this month in a match with John Cena. Johnson has also been preparing for his upcoming role as Hercules. Pain AndGain, co-starring Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Mackie, opens this Friday.
Speaking of Mark Wahlberg, he's teaming with Oscar Winner Denzel Washington and Paula Patton for the movie 2 Guns, which opens in theatres August 2nd.
Remember the 1975 hit movie Mahogany with Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams? It was the rags to riches story of a young woman who becomes a famous fashion designer and model only to find the good life has many trappings. Well get ready for the remake. The big question now is who will play the Ross and Williams roles of “Tracy” and “Brian?”
The marriage only lasted 72 days, but it took 536 days for it to come to an end. I'm talking about Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Finally, they are no longer legally married. Now the question is how long will it take for Kim K to marry her future babydaddy Kanye West?
In more Kim K news, Actress Essence Atkins let it be known that Tyler Perry's attempt to expand his audience by working with Kardashian didn't work. Atkins, best known for the sitcoms Half & Half,
Smart Guy and Are We There Yet?, co-starred with Marlon Wayans in the $40 million box office hit Haunted House, which is now out on DVD. When asked about Perry casting Kardashian in Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor, Atkins says while the film didn't fail, it marked one of Perry's worst openings while he was trying to grow his brand. Atkins criticism echos the disapproval Perry heard when he
first confirmed he cast Kim K.
Don't cry for ex-Dancing With The Stars Contestant D.L. Hughley. Despite his lackluster dancing skills and being kicked off the show, the comedian landed a new TV deal. The exposure has paid off. Hughley will co-host (with Michael Ian Black) the TBS series Trust Me, I'm A Game Show Host where the contestants guess which host is telling the truth.
Actress Robin Givens is also returning to TV. She'll play a hip, outgoing mom in the ABC Family channel's murder mystery series Twisted. Givens' first appearance is set for July.
Fantasia's latest CD, Side Effects Of You, is in stores now and features the lead single Lose To Win.
Actress/Comedienne Sommore will be back as the host of BET’s rebooted Comic View. In 1994, Sommore was host of the original stand-up series for a season after Cedric The Entertainer and D.L. Hughley.
Janet Jackson's husband, Wissam Al Mana, has quite a past, and a stripper/former girlfriend is spilling the beans. Janet secretly married her billionaire hubby late last year. Wissam dated a Playboy stripper when he was a student at George Washington University. Wissam's ex described him as a great guy but very private. Janet's husband is one of the richest men in the world. She
has converted to Islam and retired from show business choosing to honor her husband by staying covered up.
We remember Folk Icon Richie Havens. The singer/songwriter is best known for his reinterpretations of Here Comes The Sun, Strawberry Fields and I'm Not In Love. Back in 1969, Havens opened Woodstock. He wrote his signature song, Freedom, right on the spot, which became a pinnacle performance for the concert, film and soundtrack. Havens even did some acting appearing on TV's Married With Children. His health caused him to give up touring, and he died this week of a
heart attack. Havens was 72-years old.
We'll be honoring the late Joe "Butterball" Tamburro this weekend on both WDAS-AM (1480) & FM (105.3). It's Butter's birthday weekend, and our legendary program director would have turned 71-years old. Butter passed last year, and 2013 marks his 50th anniversary in radio and at WDAS.
This has not been a good time for Prophetess Juanita Bynum. She's been trying to rebuild her life after her marriage ended in violence and revelations of past drug use and bisexuality became public. This past weekend's events didn’t help. Bynum was arrested for stiffing a promoter out of thousands of dollars after she failed to perform in his stage production. Apparently, she took the money and ran, so he had her arrested. Bynum was once married to Bishop Thomas Weeks, who plead guilty to an assault charge after attacking Bynum in an Atlanta parking lot. Weeks and Bynum divorced in 2008.
Congrats to Actors David and Tamela Mann! They renewed their wedding vows after 25 years of marriage. The Manns are best known for their work with Tyler Perry (Meet The Browns), and Tamela is a well known gospel singer.
The BET Awards has now turned into the BET Experience. The show airs June 30th on BET with special guests Beyonce, New Edition, R Kelly, Miguel, The Jacksons, Snoop Dog and many more. Chris Tucker is this year's host.
Some good news for the George brothers, best known for their work as writers/producers/singers in the legendary band Full Force. Paul Anthony has been battling the mantle cell lymphoma form of cancer for close to a full year. Paul's brother and Bandmate Bowlegged Lou donated his bone marrow to his brother. This is similar to Robin Roberts' sister donating to her. The brothers are making good progress, and Paul thanks his fans for their prayers. Paul has also set up the Paul Anthony Foundation, which is currently in the midst of a bone marrow drive.
Congrats to Chaka Khan! She's getting inducted into the Apollo Theater Hall Of Fame in June. Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Holliday and Mary J. Blige will be among those paying tribute to Chaka and her 40 years in the music industry. Past inductees include Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Aretha Franklin.
Iron Man III with Robert Downey, Jr. and Don Cheadle hits theatres May 3rd. I hear Robert Downey, Jr. may be retiring from the role after this movie.
Get ready for a new documentary about Julius “Dr. J” Erving. It's to celebrate the 30th
anniversary of the NBA legend's only NBA championship with the Philadelphia 76ers. The 90 minute special, The Doctor, will air on NBA-TV June 10th.
Sunny Anderson of The Food Network has a new cook book coming. Sunny Anderson: Easy Food For Real Life hits stores this August.
Disco Legend Gloria Gaynor is known for her classics Never Can Say Goodbye, I Am What I Am and Let Me Know (I Have A Right), but her best known hit is influencing her new work. The song I Will Survive has inspired Gaynor's fans to come to her with their survival stories. She's decided to compile those stories into a new book called How We Survived available through her website gloriagaynor.com.
Actress Jeanne Cooper is not doing well. Cooper, 84, is best known for her role as “Katherine Chancellor” on CBS' The Young And The Restless. The veteran soap star is battling a dangerous infection.
Sherri Shepherd from The View is coming out with a new book. The book, How To Lose Weight And Beat Diabetes, is coming out next month.
Friday, June 21st, it’s another Sound Of Philly night at Citizen Bank Park. The Phillies are playing The Mets, and before the game, some Philly artists will be celebrated on field. Evelyn “Champagne” King,
Dexter Wansel, The Futures and Bunny Sigler will be honored. I'll be hosting the on field festivities so get your tickets now. Legendary Writers/Producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff will be on hand for the festivities as we celebrate (T.S.O.P.) The Sound Of Philadelphia.
Get ready for The Fast & Furious VI and VII. Version six with The Rock, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese and Ludacris arrives in theatres May 24th. Fast & Furious VII is coming out July 11th, 2014.
Tracy Morgan will be hosting The Billboard Music Awards on ABC Sunday, May 19th. Prince will be honored that night with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tickets are on sale to the general public for the Jay-Z- Budweiser Made In America Festival happening Labor Day weekend in Philly on the Ben Franklin Parkway. It’s going to be a star-studded musical event with Beyonce, her sister Solange, Nine Inch Nails, Public Enemy, A$ap Rocky, Miguel, Macklemore and Ryan Leslie, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, The Cure, Alice In Chains, Calvin Harris and Wiz Khalifa, to name a few.
Jill Scott and her son Jett grace the cover of the May issue of Ebony magazine.
Singer Janelle Monae is on the cover of Essence magazine, and she's stunning on the cover.
White House Down is Jamie Foxx's latest. Foxx is going to play the President Of The United States and his co-stars are Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx Show alum Garcelle Beauvais. White
House Down opens in theatres June 28th. Foxx has also been named the new spokesperson for the national campaign for Big Brothers And Big Sisters. Jamie is also playing the new villain in the next Spiderman movie. Foxx will be playing Electro. His latest movie, the Quentin Tarantino-Oscar winner Django Unchained is available on DVD. The movie also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz (Oscar winner) and Samuel L. Jackson.
Poet Author Maya Angelou, 85, has just released her seventh memoir. The book Mom & Me & Mom is out in stores now.
The new season of R&B Divas Atlanta kicks off May 1st. Angie Stone and Xscape's LaTocha Scott will be joining Faith Evans and Keke Wyatt on the TV One reality show.
How hot is Actor Craig Robinson? Well, there is life after the sitcom The Office. The show ends this year, but Robinson is filming a pilot for a new NBC show where he will play a musician who takes a job as a middle school teacher. Actor Larenz Tate (Why Do Fools Fall In Love; Love Jones) will co-star. Robinson also has a new Tyler Perry produced-movie coming out May called Peeples. It hits theaters May 10th, and also stars Kerry Washington, Diahann Carroll, David Alan Grier (In Living Color), Craig Robinson (The Office), S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order), Melvin Van Peebles and Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris, Go On). Tina Gordon Chism wrote and directed
while Perry is producer.
Ahmir Questlove Thompson, the drummer for The Roots, has a memoir coming out June 18th called Mo' Meta Blues: The World According To Questlove.
Beyonce has confirmed her return to 2013 Essence Festival July 4th -7th. She'll
be in Philly July 25th at the Wells Fargo Center and at The Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on July 26th. First, she'll take her Mrs. Carter tour to New Orleans and the Essence main stage. LL Cool J, Trey Songz, Jill Scott, Keyshia Cole, New Edition, Brandy, Mint Condition, Tamia, “Uncle Charlie” Wilson, Solange Knowles and Maxwell are also on the bill.
We are going to get more of Wendy Williams. Her popular talk show will be extended into the summer with fresh episodes in June and July and she has a new advice book Ask Wendy which is coming out May 7th.
The R&B Music Hall Of Fame will launch new inductees May 5th, 2013. New Inductees include Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, The Supremes, The Miracles and Ray Charles.
Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson-Supremes Collection kicks off in January at the African American Museum. The collection will be on display now until June 30th, and it features over 30 of the Supremes' most glamorous gowns. The African American Museum is located at 7th and
Arch Streets. For more information go to AAMPMUSEUM.ORG or call 215-574-0380.
Sunday, April 28th, join the March of Dimes’ Annual March For Babies. This fundraising walk benefits the fight against premature birth, the leading cause of newborn death in America. The WDAS public affairs team will be broadcasting live on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum beginning at 6am followed by registration at 8am. To participate and for more information, call (610) 945-6050.
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I thought your advice helps? This Counselor is finding her words of wisdom can backfire, even
making people turn against the messenger.
Check out who’s coming to town:
This Friday, April 26th - Tower Of Power & The Average White Band at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
Thursday, May 2nd – Mike Tyson's one man show Undisputed Truth Directed by Spike Lee at
The Academy Of Music, Broad and Locust Streets. For more information 215-893-1999.
Friday, May 3rd- Avant, Carl Thomas and Case at The House Of Blues in Atlantic City.
Friday, May 10th - Chris Tucker comedy show at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby.
Friday, May 10th- The Temptations & The Four Tops in concert at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
Saturday, May 11th- Charlie Wilson, El DeBarge, Freddie Jackson and Jaheim at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Saturday, May 11th- The Mother's Day Comedy Jam with Sheryl Underwood, Eddie Griffin, Earthquake and Tony Rock at The Liacouras Center, Broad and Montgomery.
Sunday, May 12th- The Whispers in concert at Caesar's in Atlantic City.
Saturday, May 18th- Brian McKnight in concert at Harrah's in Atlantic City.
Tuesday May 21st - The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards at The Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 North Broad Street. It’s a benefit for the St. Ignatius Nursing And Rehab Center and for more info call 1-800-298-4200.
May 25th & 26th- Mary J. Blige at Caesars in Atlantic City for Memorial Day Weekend.
Friday, June 28th- Bob James and David Sanborn in concert at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside. For information call 1-800-745-3000.
Saturday, June 1st- The 6th Annual Roots Picnic with Naughty By Nature, Solange and Robert Glasper, just to name a few, at Penns Landing.
Friday, June 7th- Anthony Hamilton in concert at The House Of Blues in Atlantic City.
Sunday, June 9th- Babyface at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
June 13th- Tamia at the TLA, 3rd and South.
Saturday, June 15th- New Kids On The Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men in concert at the
Wells Fargo Center.
Saturday, June 15th- Father's Day Explosion at the Temple Performing Arts Center featuring
BRICK, Breakwater and The Urban Guerilla Orchestra.
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