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Who cheated first in the marriage between Robin Thicke and Paula Patton, and is Thicke a sex addict? The pair have been separated for a over a month and shocking details are emerging about their marriage. Thicke is doing his best to win his wife back. But, she has told friends she feels he is a sex addict, and with his new found crossover success, it may be too late. Meanwhile, how close did Patton get to with Denzel Washington? According to published reports, Patton got very close to the Oscar winner during their first film 2006 Deja Vu. Meanwhile, Thicke insists he and Patton are in a happy place. Hmmmmmmmmmmm!
What’s going on with Judge Joe Brown? Since he left his TV courtroom show last year, the popular judge has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. He was arrested a few days ago after going off in a courtroom session in Memphis. Judge Brown was representing a client when he got into it with the presiding judge. Their screaming match became so intense, the judge found Brown in contempt threw him in jail. Last year, Judge Brown made the internet rounds after being videotaped drunk with a group of young women. Judge Brown is very married, so it wasn’t a good look.
Singer Anita Baker won’t be going to jail. Last week, a Michigan judge ordered a warrant for her arrest. Baker is being sued by a contractor for unpaid work. The contractor claimed Baker owed him $15,000. Baker said she paid them $60,000, but their work was so bad, she had to finish it herself, including the painting and plastering. Baker said this was all an attempt to ruin her reputation and a conspiracy against her. Baker said she knew she wasn’t going to jail.
Viewers are loving Billy Dee Williams on Dancing With The Stars! He may not be the best dancer on the show, but his fans love him. Williams, 76, is an acting legend with a body of work that includes iconic movies like Star Wars, Lady Sings The Blues, Batman and Brian's Song. With a huge following from those hits, his legion of fans are voting to keep him on the show. He even tweeted me back when I told him to just have fun and enjoy the show! Go Billy Dee!!
In more Dancing With The Stars News, Good Morning America Anchor Robin Roberts will be on the show Monday, March 31st as a guest judge.
Congratulations to Reality Star Evelyn Lozada and Baseball's Carl Crawford! They are the proud parents of a baby boy, Carl Leo.
Speaking of reality shows, is one the works for Bobbi Kris and her crazy husband Nick Gordon? The newlyweds have been feuding with her family and working on her music career. Gordon was beat up a couple of weeks by Pat Houston's son Gary Houston after Gordon threatened the Houstons by showing off his gun collection. Are the Gordons acting up to gain fame? Bobbi Kris shocked her family by marrying her play brother. Remember Gordon was taken in by the late Bobbi Kris' mother Whitney Houston when he was a child. Bobbi Kris is estranged from her father Bobby Brown, and she has not been right since the death of her mother. She is very skinny, and friends are worried she may be abusing drugs.
R Kelly's reality star wife just got remarried. Andrea Kelly has married 36-year old Model/Singer Brian McKee. Andre, 39, is on VH1's Hollywood Exes, and word is we'll see her new hubby when the show returns in April. Andrea basically had a secret marriage to R Kelly until it was time for their 2009 divorce after twelve years and three kids.
A Scandal star may need “Olivia Pope” to get him out of this one. Actor Columbus Short has been arrested and charged with felony battery. He faces up to four years in state prison for a restaurant brawl. The actor, who plays “Harrison Wright” on ABC's powerhouse drama Scandal, had brushes with the law before. Earlier this year, he was charged with misdemeanor spousal battery. In 2010, he was also charged with felony battery, but cut a deal for a no contest plea to disturbing the peace a year later. Scandal Executive Producer Rhonda Chimes doesn't tolerate a lot of controversy that doesn't help her shows. Short may want to talk to once exiled Grey's Anatomy Actor Isiah Washington. Seven years ago, Washington was fired from the popular Shonda Rhimes produced ABC drama because of homophobic remarks that he made on the set that got out publicly. Washington is returning at the end of this season as “Dr. Preston Burke” to help his former TV love interest “Dr. Christina Yang” (Sandra Oh) wrap her storyline on Grey's.
The WE-TV channel has renewed the reality series Braxton Family Values and SW's Sisters With Voices for new seasons.
Meanwhile, Tamar also has a hit on her hands with her talk show The Real. The show features Actress Tamera Mowry-Housely (Sister, Sister), Singer Adrienne Bailon (The Cheetah Girls), Comedienne Loni Love and Actress Jeannie Mai (How Do I Look). The chemistry between the ladies is amazing. The show did great during its summer test run, and got renewed. The Real's season premiere will be on FOX September 15th.
Pharrell Williams will be the special guest April 5th on Saturday Night Live with host Actress Anna Kendrick. Pharrell will also be gracing the cover of the latest GQ magazine.
Will Downing is back with a new project Euphoria. Downing will be touring and playing in the city this summer.
The Queen Latifah Show will air in reruns on the BET network.
Get ready for Jeff Bradshaw! The trombonist will be releasing his first Live CD, and he is recording it in Philly at the Kimmel Center. Join us for the taping, which will include appearances by Trombone Shorty, Take Six, Will Downing, Marsha Ambrosius, Kim Burrell, Najee and Kenny Lattimore. The Live Recording Home is a dream come true for Bradshaw. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 1st. The show is happening Tuesday, May 28th at Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center.
Actress Zoe Saldana is in talks to play the legendary Earth Kitt in a new movie. Kitt died in 2008 from colon cancer. Saldana is already doing the Nina Simone project in a movie, which is bringing her some controversy because of the striking differences in the appearance of both women.
Actress Alfre Woodard is returning to TV as the first female African American U.S. President. Woodard has joined the cast of the new NBC show State Of Affairs, which debuts this fall.
Diddy is changing his name again......back to Sean Puffy Combs. In between, he had Puffy and P Diddy, but now he's back where he started for his new album.
We remember Comedian David Brenner. Famous for his observational humor and reflections on everyday life, Brenner's standup career spanned five decades. The West Philly High and Temple University graduate was a staple on television. At one time, he held the record for the most guest appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Brenner later went on to host his own short-lived late night talk show called Nightlife. The comedian got his start as an Emmy-winning documentary producer at CBS3 in Philly. He kept close to his roots after getting his big break on The Mike Douglas Show, also taped in Philly. In 1985, he joined fellow Philadelphians Bill Cosby, Grover Washington, Jr. and 76er's Legend Dr. J for a benefit concert for the West Philly residents who lost their homes from the 1985 MOVE bombing. Continuing to do stand up and appearing in his home state as recently as last December, David Brenner died of cancer at 78.
Tyler Perry is coming out with a new Medea project. Tyler Perry's latest stage play, Medea And The Neighbors From Hell, comes out April 22nd on DVD and Blu Ray.
Where there's smoke there's fire and published reports say Oscar Winner Halle Berry is having marital problems with husband number three, Actor Oliver Martinez. The two married last July and had a son in October. Friends say Martinez wants Halle to be more of a traditional wife. He doesn’t like how she is mothering their child because she is too busy losing weight and working on her new TV series. Berry's new drama, Extant, premieres July 9th on CBS. Fellow Oscar Winner Steven Spielberg is producing Extant. Berry seems to run out of luck when it comes to her relationships. She has been spotted not wearing her wedding ring on the set. She plays an astronaut on the show. Maybe that's why she doesn't wear the ring. Will their marriage survive, or as The Intruders sang, three strikes you're out?!
NBC's Crisis, which airs Sunday nights at 10pm is an action packed, suspenseful drama. I am hooked on this show! Crisis stars Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Michael Beach (Third Watch, The Game), Rachael Taylor (Charlie's Angels) and Lance Gross (House Of Payne). Not only does Lance look good, but he plays a great hero.
Look for a new book from Oprah Winfrey based on her essays from O magazine titled What I Know For Sure. The book is coming out in September.
Speaking of Oprah, the life story of Darlene Love is coming to OWN. Love is the famed background singer and actress who got her due later in life. Love's book, My Name Is Love, details her life as a background singer for the stars including Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Aretha Franklin and others. She was tied contractually to Music Legend Phil Spector, which delayed her career for many years. Love ventured into acting becoming famous for her role Danny Glover's wife in the Lethal Weapon movies. The book also discuses her love affair with Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers. Love's story is also chronicled in the Academy Award winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, which is out on DVD. The Darlene Love movie will air on OWN later this year.
Kindred The Family Soul is returning this summer with a new CD entitled A Couple Of Friends.
Taraji P. Henson has new movies coming out in June (Think Like A Man Too) and this September with Idris Elba (No Good Deeds). Plus, Henson will make her debut as the new host The 14th Annual BET Celebration Of Gospel, which will feature performances by Donnie McClurkin, Tye Tribbett, Ruben Studdard, India.Arie, SWV and Kem. There will also be a special tribute to Gospel Music Pioneer Richard Smallwood. The show airs on BET Sunday, April 6th.
Mary Mary's Erica Campbell has a new solo CD called Help, and it's out now.
The Amazing Spiderman 2 hits theaters May 2nd, and the film's music is hot! Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar are all on the soundtrack with Pharrell doubling as producer. The Amazing Spiderman 2 stars Andrew Garth as “Spiderman” and Jamie Foxx as the villain “Electro.”
Actress Nia Long is on the cover of Essence.
Actor Idris Elba is the cover guy for Uptown magazine.
TD Jake is on the cover of April's Ebony magazine. Word has it he may be re teaming with Tracey Edmonds for a sequel to their successful movie Jumping The Broom. The sequel may star Meagan Good, who co-starred in the original.
Speaking of Meagan, her husband Devon Franklin is among this year's Trumpet Award honorees. The list includes Actress Alfre Woodard, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree and Philadelphia International Records Founders and Songwriting Legends Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff. There will also be performances from Stephanie Mills, Donnie McClurkin and Kid N' Play. The 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards, with Hosts Melissa DE Sousa (The Best Man Holiday) & Laz Alonso (Jumping The Broom), will air on TV One Sunday, April 20th.
The Women Of Soul will be at The White House. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host another installment of the concert series In Performance At The White House to air on PBS. Aretha Franklin, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, Melissa Etheridge and Patti LaBelle are all scheduled to perform. Women Of Soul will air on PBS Monday, April 7th.
The 7th Annual Roots Picnic is happening Saturday, May 31st at the Festival Pier on Penn's Landing. Hosted by The Roots, who are the newly installed House Band for the newly installed Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Roots Picnic lineup includes Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae and Jhene Aiko.
Terry McMillan's best selling novel A Day Late And A Dollar Short will air on Lifetime April 19th. The TV movie will follow the story of a dying mother as she tries to pull her family together before she passes. Whoopi Goldberg leads and all-star cast featuring Tichina Arnold, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and Ving Rhames.
Unsung, the Hollywood edition, airs Wednesdays at 10pm on TV ONE, and upcoming shows will feature Actor/Director Bill Duke after profiling Flip Wilson, Dick Gregory, Pam Grier, the late Robin Harris and the TV classic What's Happening.
Mark Wahlberg will be hosting the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards on March 29th.
Haunted House II with Marlon Wayans opens in theatres Friday, April 14th.
Think Like A Man Too opens in theatres Friday, June 20th.
No Good Deeds opens in theatres September 12th and stars Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.
The Best Man Holiday's Harold Perrineau and Terrence Howard team up with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Sabotage, which comes out April 14th.
Motown: The Musical is coming to Philly! January 6th-18th 2015. I had a chance to see it on Broadway. What an amazing musical and a great story about the Motown Story!
Babyface and Toni Braxton have returned to the top of the charts with their hit duet single Hurt You, an R&B number one. Now, the duo is headed to Broadway this 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 until March 30th. Their new duet CD, Love, Marriage & Divorce, is out now. Toni Braxton is also writing her memoirs in Unbreak My Heart, which is coming out in March. In the book, Toni will talk about her career, going bankrupt, raising an autistic child and battling lupus. Braxton, who settled her tax problems last year, recently purchased a new three million dollar home.
WHAT’S THE UNDERGROUND BUZZ?!!!!!!!!!
Time will reveal the problems this Ol' School Artist is having with the family. He has 13 children, but his latest babymomma is a having an affair with one of his older kids. Can he wake up from this dream?!!!!!!
Check out who’s coming to town:
Saturday, April 5th - The Standing Ovation comedy show starring Sommore, Bill Bellamy, Tommy Davidson, Mark Curry and Tony Rock at the Liacouras Center, Broad and Montgomery.
Sunday, April 13th- Classic Soulfest starring Bloodstone, Harold Melvin's Bluenotes, Cuba Gooding, Sr. & The Main Ingredient at The Liacouras Center, Broad and Montgomery.
Saturday, April 26th- Mike Epps comedy show at The Tower Theatre in Upper Darby.
Thursday, May 1st- Ledisi and The Robert Glasper Experiment at The Tower Theatre in Upper Darby.
Thursday, May 1st – Sunday, May 4th - The Priest Tyaire production of Torn Between Two Fathers at the Merriam Theatre, 250 South Broad Street, between Spruce and Locust.
Friday, May 9th- Mother's Day Comedy Festival Featuring Teddy Carpenter, Turae Gordon and BuckWild at The Trump Plaza, 6th Floor Empire Ballroom; get your tickets at Ticketleap.com or the Philadelphia Hair Company.
Saturday, May 10th- The Mother's Day Music Festival starring Charlie Wilson, Gladys Knight and The Heads of State: Johnny Gill/Ralph Tresvant/Bobby Brown at The Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Sunday, May 11th - Mother's Day concert starring The Whispers and Howard Hewitt at Caesars Circus Maximus Theatre in Atlantic City. Showtime is 6pm.
Tuesday, May 20th- John Legend at the Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce.
Saturday, May 24th- Smokey Robinson in concert at Harrahs Casino in Atlantic City.
Saturday, June 7th - Boyz II Men at The Tower Theatre, 69th Street in Upper Darby.
Friday, June 20th – Diana Ross in concert at Caesars in Atlantic City.
Wednesday, June 25th – Diana Ross in concert at The Mann Center For The Performing Arts, 52nd and Parkside.
Wednesday, July 23rd - Lionel Richie and Cee Lo Green at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden.
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