Archive for the ‘Celebrity News and Gossip’ Category

Celebrity News & Style: Lena Hornes Dies at 92

May 10, 2010
 Lena Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 10, 2010)

The legendary actress/singer Lena Mary Calhoun Horne has passed away. The New York Times reports that Horne passed away in New York. Horne has spent the last several years out of the limelight due to illness. She was one of the first African-American women to integrate Hollywood, starring in several musicals including Thousands Cheer, Broadway Rhythm, Two Girls and a Sailor, Ziegfeld Follies, Words and Music. Horne was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is survived by her children, grandchildren and a host of other relative.

Read the full New York Times article here.

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Celebrity News & Gossip: Gabourey Sidibe Not So Precious

May 7, 2010
Mean Girl

Say it ain’t so. Precious star Gabourey Sidibe apparently hasn’t been schooled on the ways of Hollywood mannerisms. Jonathan Capehart, a Washington Post blogger shared his feelings about Gabby after meeting her at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Apparently Sidibe was feeling herself a little too much and forgot how to be gracious when a fan acknowledges or compliments you. Well Gabby, you better change that attitude real quick. People are just waiting to go in on you, and they’re gonna have a field day.

Read Jonathan Capehart’s post: Precious Has Little Time or Grace for Fans.

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Celebrity News & Gossip: Halle Berry Splits From Boyfriend

May 1, 2010
 It’s over.

Halle Berry has split from her boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. A devastated Aubry confirmed the split early this morning on Access Hollywood. The two met on set of a Versace photo shoot in 2006. Their daughter Nahla was born in 2006.

Halle and her new mystery man.

Apparently Halle isn’t shedding any tears. She’s been on the go all week, showing up at charity events, walking the streets of New York and holding hands with a tall, dark and handsome brother leaving the Broadway show Fences (starring Denzel Washington) in New York. Well, alrighty then! Way to get back in the game.

Celebrity News & Gossip: Shaunie Dishes on Shaq in Essence

March 14, 2010

Soon-to-be divorced from Shaq, Shaunie O’Neal dishes the dirt on her former man like only an almost ex-wife can. Shaunie shown here in a Mason silk dress, Sacco shoes, explains that Shaq was as we say in the hood, “doing the fool”. The big baby seems to not know how to keep his private parts to himself. The endless exploits and high-end drama finally became too much for Shaunie to take. Amidst rumors that Shaunie left a former beau for the NBA player can correlate to dare we say it, karma. 2010 seems to be the year to get rid of dead weight but we hope it works out for all parties involved, especially the children.

For more of Shaunie’s feature in Essence click here.

Celebrity News & Gossip: Allen Iverson’s Wife Files for D-I-V-O-R-C-E

March 11, 2010
Allen must be contemplating his future. 

Talk about having a bad week. Just as the Philadelphia 76ers gave Allen Iverson his walking papers, his wife of eight and a half years Tawanna did too. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Tawanna Iverson filed for divorce and custody of the couple’s five children

The gossip forums and blogs went crazy and groupies everywhere are probably gearing up their knock-off Louboutins to go after the soon-to-be divorced…uh baller (if you can call him that). Rumors allege Tawanna had finally had enough of her philandering husband and I’m sure his alleged gambling and alcohol addictions didn’t help either.

Well, A.I., we hope you land on your feet. 2010 seems to be the year that ballers are suffering from major drama. Good luck Tawanna, not that you’ll need it. That basketball team of kids is sure to get you a decent payoff. Hey don’t shoot the messenger…I’m just saying!

Celebrity News & Gossip: Mary J. Blige Clocks Husband?

December 27, 2009
MJB with Kendu. 

Sources allege that singer Mary J. Blige punched husband Kendu Issacs at her album release party. Singersroom blog reports that Issacs and Blige’s brother got into a fight and she went to break it up, while the New York Post reports that Blige punched her husband and was overheard saying, “What are you gonna do, Chris Brown me?” Whatever the case we hope Blige and Issacs are on good terms and have handled this situation.

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Celebrity News & Gossip: Jourdan Dunn Gives Birth

December 11, 2009
Jourdan Dunn

Model Jourdan Dunn has given birth to a baby boy Tuesday afternoon. The proud papa is her boyfriend of five years. This has been a week of model birth’s. Supermodel Gisele Bunsen also gave birth to she and Tom Brady’s baby boy on Tuesday. Congrats to the new moms.

See the story here on New York Magazine online.

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Celebrity News & Gossip: R. Kelly and Chris Brown Are Bad for Women

December 8, 2009

Our love/hate affair with R&B crooners R. Kelly and Chris Brown is highly justifiable. While we have grooved to their music, even remembering songs line for line, we can’t forget the bad deeds committed by these two men. R. Kelly initially got the side-eye from us when rumors spread in 1994 that he had married the late singer Aaliyah. As reports of fake marriage certificates and rumors disputing the allegations surfaced, we quickly dismissed the fact that our favorite R&B star might be a pedophile. And then, all hell broke loose.

A pornographic video of R. Kelly having sex with women, including a 14 year-old girl surfaced in 2002, leading to the indictment of R. Kelly on charges of child pornography, misconduct with a child, videotaping the sexual acts and other charges. Ironically in June of 2008, R. Kelly was found not guilty. He continues to record and is touring to promote his latest album.

Brown with Rihanna during happier times.

Chris Brown’s judgment day came when he assaulted Rihanna after an award show in Los Angeles. Brown and Rihanna were seen fighting in the tony neighborhood of Hancock Park and the police were called. Rihanna’s face who one viewer upon seeing the police photographs of called, “the elephant woman”, suffered severe head trauma and obtained several bruises.

While Kelly continues to record and is currently on tour to promote his new album, Chris Brown struggles to get his career back on track. Will the two men every fully reedeem themselves?  See Essence writer Michaela Angela Davis’ take on the bad boys of R&B.