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More drama in the Jackson family! After losing the legal fight against concert promoters AEG Live, Katherine Jackson is feeling the pressure from her sons Jermaine and Randy. The Jackson family lost millions of dollars in their lawsuit fight. Jermaine and Randy were hoping their mother would win the case so they could get the money. At 83, how much more can Katherine take? Jermaine was so sure she would win the case, he went out a got a new car: a Ferrari that cost over $160,000. Katherine was furious because Jermaine has failed to pay his child support, and he recently had his pay garnished. Many feel pressure is being put on Katherine to get money for her sons because they were left out of Michael's will, and they have no money of their own.
It’s a boy for Halle Berry and her husband, French Actor Olivier Martinez. Maceo-Robert Martinez was born last weekend. Halle has a five-year old daughter, Nahla with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. Last Thanksgiving, Aubry was beaten up badly by Berry's husband. Will the two be able to make their families work? Berry will be returning to TV next summer in a new CBS drama. The show is called Extant, and Berry will play an astronaut who returns to her family changed after a year alone in space. Steven Spielberg is one of the producers of the show.
Lauryn Hill is out of jail. She completed a three-month sentence for tax evasion. A judge recently granted Hill permission to go on the road. Hill is planning a mini-tour so she can have money for her six children. Then she will resume house arrest for three months at the
first of the year.
One of the hottest new talents in Hollywood has to be Actress Nicole Beharie. She played Mrs. Rachel Robinson, the wife of Jackie Robinson in the movie 42. She is also the star of the FOX drama hit Sleepy Hollow, which airs Monday nights at 9pm.
BeBe Winans is teaming up with his brothers for a new project which is due out at the beginning of the year.
Queen Latifah’s new daytime talker is turning out to be quite a success. Early ratings show Latifah winning in her time slots. This has been quite a year for Latifah. In addition to her launching a talk show, co-produced by Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, she has been taking care of her mother Rita, who is battling cancer. Latifah's show airs locally at 3pm on CBS3.
Actor Michael Ealy (Think Like A Man, Barbershop) is returning to TV in the cop-drama Almost Human. It premieres November 4th on FOX. Ealy is 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 returns with The Real Husbands Of Hollywood on BET
on October 15th. 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.
Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King will be hosting Black Girls Rock Sunday, November 3rd on BET.
How would you like Beyonce all-year long? Beyonce is releasing her first ever 12-month calendar on the October 15th.
The TV One network is the new home of The NAACP Image Awards. The show will make its TV One premiere in February.
Shakeups on the The Arsenio Hall Show. Arsenio, which airs locally at 11pm on MyPHL 17, has seen a slip in the ratings, so the executive producer has been let go. The show is not doing bad, but Hall feels with a new executive producer, the show can grow.
Mariah Carey is making changes in her inner circle. She recently named her former Producer Jermaine Dupri as her new manager. Carey had most of her success with Dupri. Dupri is known as being a super-producer, but since his relationship with Janet Jackson fell apart, his hit records have dried up. Can reuniting with Carey spell a comeback for both?
Star Jones is in talks to return to TV in a new daytime talker. Sources say she would be part of a group of experts talking legal issues.
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.
Actress Viola Davis has been added to the cast of the new James Brown movie
Get On Up. Davis will play the role of Brown's mother, and Chadwick Boseman of the hit movie 42 will play The Godfather Of Soul. Filming started a few weeks ago in Mississippi.
Get ready for the return of Mo'Nique. Yes! The Oscar winning comedienne is returning to TV in a daytime syndicated talk show on ABC. Mo'Nique was last on TV in her 2011 late night talk show on BET. She won an Oscar in 2009 for her supporting role in the movie Precious. Word has it the show could debut next September (2014). Since her abrupt departure from BET, Mo'Nique has been plotting her comeback. She has lost a lot of weight and has adopted a healthier lifestyle.
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. 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 and Divorce, is
coming out in December, and Babyface is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame this week. After Midnight debuts on Broadway with Fantasia November 3rd. Toni Braxton is also writing her memoirs the book Unbreak My Heart is coming out February 2014
Speaking of Kerry Washington, her red hot TV drama Sandal is back on Thursday
nights at 10pm on ABC. And, check out Washington on the latest issue of Essence magazine. Washington, who is married to 49ers Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, is rumored to be pregnant. Is she?
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, Terrance 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.
Robin Thicke and Arsenio Hall are scheduled to be guests on Oprah Winfrey's Next Chapter on her OWN cable channel. Robin Thicke is riding high with the summer's biggest song, Blurred Lines, and touring, and Arsenio is enjoying high ratings with the revival of his late night talk show. Thicke will be on OWN's Next Chapter October 13th, and Hall will be on the 20th.
The Butler is coming to OWN. The Lee Daniels movie starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey debuts on OWN in 2017 after its pay cable run. Oprah snatched up the rights to the $100 million plus box office hit to add to her OWN cable station's continuing success.
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 Friday night, October 25th 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 Wednesday, October 30th.
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta is returning to the Bravo network Sunday, November 3rd.
The Reverend Al Sharpton is ready to tell all in his new autobiography The Rejected Stone. Sharpton, 59, will talk about his rise from being a New York street activist and preacher to political candidate and civil rights spokesman. The Rejected Stone is available in bookstores now.
Also on the hot book list and available now is Terry McMillan’s new book Who Asked You?, and Sunny Anderson of The Food Network has her new cookbook, Sunny's Kitchen: Easy Food For Real Life.
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.
Bishop TD Jakes' BET talk show (Mind, Body & Soul) airs Sundays at noon on BET.
The Soul Train Awards are happening December 1st on the BET and Centric networks. Anthony Anderson is hosting.
A big congrats to MC Lyte! The legendary rapper is getting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Hip Hop Awards October 15th on BET. Previous winners of the award include Salt N' Pepa, Russell Simmons, Ice Cube, Rakim and Grandmaster Flash.
Jay Z’s Made In America Philadelphia concert will be a Showtime special that will air Friday on the cable network. Oscar-winning Director Ron Howard is behind the documentary. Check out Jay-Z on the latest edition of Vanity Fair.
The TLC movie is airing on VH1 October 21st. The TV biopic stars Lil' Mama, Keke Palmer and Drew Sidora. The movie is based on the lives of the TLC group members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.
The 76ers’ home opener is Wednesday, October 30th when they host the World Champion Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center.
This week it's Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks.
12 Years A Slave is the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery. The movie stars Chiwetel Ejiofor. Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Taran Killam and Alfre Woodard. It opens in theatres October 18th
Last Vegas starring Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline and Morgan Freeman hits theatres November 1st.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday- October 11, 12th and 13th - October Gallery presents The 28th Annual Philadelphia International Art Expo at the 7165 Lounge, 7165 Germantown Avenue.
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?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is this Singer too desperate? She likes em' young, but is she trying to hard to hold on to her man? She's hosting all her cougar sexy in public to close that decade gap between them …....and shoo away the rumored groupies.
Check out who’s coming to town:
This Saturday & Sunday, October 12th and 13th- Frankie Beverly & Maze and Kurtis Blow at the Tropicana Hotel &
Casino in Atlantic City.
Friday, October 25th- John Legend & Tamar Braxton at The Revel Casino in Atlantic City.
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.
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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