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The Maestro Of Love Barry White is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The ceremony takes place September 12th. Motown Founder Berry Gordy will serve as the main speaker. White died in 2003 after a long illness. His great songwriting, powerful music
arrangements and trademark deep bass vocal delivery puts White in history as one of the all-time greats of R&B music.
The Queen Latifah daytime talk show debuts Monday, September 16th on CBS3 at 3pm.
Jay-z the Magna World Tour is underway. Jay-z's tour will be Wednesday, January 29th at the Wellsfargo Center and tickets go on sale Monday, September 9th
After almost 20 years, Arsenio Hall is returning to late night TV. His show will air locally weeknights at 11pm on MyPHL17. Hall is bringing out the superstars. He'll roll out the show with guests Magic Johnson, George Lopez, Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Angela Bassett and Earth Wind & Fire. The Arsenio Hall Show premieres this Monday.
Published reports say Lamar Odom has just entered a drug and alcohol rehab facility. Will this move save his marriage to Khloe Kardashian? He was recently arrested and charged with D.U.I. When he was stopped by cops, he didn’t pull over right away. Odom drove through three exits before stopping. He also refused sobriety tests for drug and
alcohol. Odom has to get his life together, or he risks getting kicked out of the Kardashian clan. In other Kardashian news, Kris Jenner's summer talk show will not be getting picked up for a renewal.
Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Country Sensation Keith Urban are the judges for Season 13 of American Idol. Randy Jackson will be the show's mentor for the talent. The new season of American Idol kicks off in January.
The new season for Dancing With The Stars kicks off September 16th on ABC. Former The Talk Host/Actress Leah Remini, Singer Christina Milian, Disney's Corbin Bleu, Emmy-winning TV Legend Valerie Harper, who has been diagnosed as close to remission in her battle with terminal brain cancer, Snooki from Jersey Shore, former NFL Star Keyshawn Johnson, Bill Nye-The Science Guy, Jack Osborne and Amber Riley from Glee are just some of the contestants for the season.
Jay Z’s Made In America Philadelphia concert will be a Showtime special that will air October 11th on the cable network. Oscar-winning Director Ron Howard is behind the
Bobbi Kris has revealed why she pulled out of the UK version of Big Brother. Bobbi Kris says they were putting too much emphasis on her late mother Whitney Houston. Bobbi Kris says always having to talk about her mother is painful, so she decided not to do the show.
Allen Iverson's ex-wife Tawanna wants a million dollars from him. Tawanna says even though their divorce was finalized in February, he still owes her money for their five kids. Iverson recently announced plans to retire from the NBA.
Singer Tyrese had a recent court victory against his ex-wife Norma. Norma Gibson was seeking to have her child support money increased for their 3- year old daughter, but Tyrese was able to prove he goes above and beyond spending money on their daughter. Norma claimed Tyrese was an absentee father, but a judge sided with Tyrese, who proved he takes care of his daughter.
Singer Alicia Keys is getting a lot of criticism for her latest hairstyle, which she debuted on Good Morning America. It’s a short bowl cut that critics said made her look like one of The Three Stooges. (Ouch!)
Singer Miguel, riding high on the charts with his hit Adorn, has been hit with two counts of drunk driving after an August 15th arrest for D.U.I.
What is going on in the marriage of Singer Robin Thicke and Actress Paula Patton? Is he cheating on her, or are they swingers? Thicke was spotted with a 20-year old blonde who stated she and Thicke hooked up in the presence of his wife. This was after a risque photo leaked of the two in the press. Thicke has since been seen with Patton and their son Julian in family vacation pictures. Patton is in the midst of promoting her new movie Baggage Claim, which open September 27th.
Mary Mary is now under new management. The popular gospel duo is now being repped by Kenneth Crear, who is known for his work with the Kardashian family. Mary Mary's former manager, Mitchell Solarek, says he revived the careers of Erica and Tina Campbell, and now he is suing them. Solarek was featured prominently in Mary Mary's reality show, which is gearing up for a third season on the WE network.
It’s been a year since the death of Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, and now his former fiancee Omarosa Manigault is dating. At the time of Duncan's death, Omarosa, who was best known for Donald Trump's reality TV show The Apprentice, said she didn’t know if she could ever love again. Omarosa is now dating WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil, who is three years her junior. Age Ain't A Factor!
What will Shaunie O’Neal do now that the ratings have come in for Basketball Wives Miami? She made a ton of changes, including getting rid of Castmembers Jennifer Williams and Royce Reed, but the ratings have been disappointing for the VH1 show. Basketball Wives has been heavily criticized because of the violent nature of the women on the show, especially Evelyn Lozada, the former wife of Chad Ochochinco Johnson.
Can Iyanla Van Zandt help Football's Terrell Owens? Owens, who once played for the Eagles, Cowboys and 49ers, will be on Van Zandt's OWN reality show Iyanla: Fix My Life. They are currently filming segments. In recent years, Owens has made headlines for his relationships, babymommas and financial struggles.
Terry McMillan is back with a new book. Who Asked You? comes out September 17th.
Actor Laz Alonzo (Jumping The Broom) returns to the big screen September 20th
for the movie Battle of The Year.
Has Acting Legend Jack Nicholson quietly retired? Nicholson's career has spanned over five decades with films like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Batman, A Few Good Men, Terms Of Endearment, As Good As It Gets, Carnal Knowledge, The Shining and Easy Rider. Sources say the 76-year old three time Oscar winner is suffering from memory loss. He
made his last movie, How Do You Know, two years ago. However, NBC News' Maria Shriver has disputed this. Published reports cite Shriver claiming that Nicholson is not suffering from any memory loss and is actively reading scripts for future projects.
Eddie Murphy is back to making music. Murphy has a new album on the way
called 9. The Comedy and Acting Icon's first single from the CD is the Reggae-flavored Red Light with Snoop Lion, a.k.a. Rapper Snoop Dogg.
Singer Ruben Studdard is the newest member of TV's The Biggest Loser. 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. 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's season premiere is October 8th on NBC.
Sunny Anderson of The Food Network is getting ready for the release of her new cookbook. The book, Sunny's Kitchen: Easy Food For Real Life, comes out September 17th.
LisaRaye returns to the big screen in a role she is familiar with playing...... a stripper in the movie Lap Dance. Back in the 90’s, LisaRaye played “Diamond” in the cult classic The Players' Club.
Blair Underwood returns to TV in the remake of the classic detective drama Ironside. The show debuts Wednesday, October 2nd on NBC.
Actor Chadwick Boseman will be playing James Brown in a new movie based on the life of The Godfather of Soul. Boseman recently starred as Jackie Robinson in the movie 42, which grossed $95 million at the box office earlier this year. Legendary Rocker Mick Jagger is one of the producers for the project. James Brown had to be one of the most
influential entertainers of all time and his showmanship was outstanding. Brown influenced many of the top artists of all time including Michael Jackson, Prince, Justin Timberlake and Usher. Filming starts next month in Mississippi on the yet to be titled biopic of Soul Brother Number 1.
Toni Braxton re-teams with Babyface with the CD Love, Marriage and Divorce. The project is coming out December 3rd.
Kevin Hart's Real Husbands Of Hollywood TV parody returns to BET Tuesday, October 15th at 10pm.
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.
Scandal returns for its third season October 3rd on ABC. Check out Kerry Washington on the latest edition of Glamour Magazine.
September 16th is also the season premiere date for The Wendy Williams Show (season 5) and The Steve Harvey Talk Show (season 2).
Get ready for another Madea movie! Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas comes out December 13th. The movie stars 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.
The X-Factor kicks off this fall with new Judge Kelly Rowland, who is the covergirl for the latest issue of Essence magazine.
The September issue of Ebony magazine is dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin. Four different issues are available including Trayvon’s parents and brother, Director Spike Lee and his son, Miami Heat Baller Dwayne Wade and his two sons and Actor Boris Kodjoe and his son. The issue states We Are All Trayvon.
The 76ers’ home opener is Wednesday, October 30th when they host the World Champion Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center.
Bishop TD Jakes returns on Sunday, September 8th with Lifeclass on OWN, and his new talk show, Mind, Body & Soul, debuts on BET Sunday, October 6th at noon.
The new season of The View kicks off September 9th on ABC.
Earth, Wind & Fire return with a new CD entitled Now, Then, Forever. The CD comes out September 10th.
David E. Talbert's Baggage Claim with Paula Patton, Jill Scott, Boris Kodjoe, Trey Songz, Taye Diggs, Dijmon Hounsou and Derek Luke, opens in theatres September 27th. I saw the movie in a preview screening and it’s a fun, romantic comedy.
The Best Man sequel, The Best Man Holiday, with Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Sanaa Lathan, opens in theatres November 15th.
This Saturday, September 7th - It’s the Black Affair party with me, DJ Gary O and Doug E. Fresh. It's the indoor/outdoor party at the Sahara Sams, 535 N Route 73 West Berlin, New Jersey. For more info call 609-230-9900.
October 5th – Rick Watson Presents The Stage Play My Husband John. The story is about John Whitehead of McFadden and Whitehead fame and his wife Elinor Whitehead. The play is happening at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce.
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Another legendary Sports Icon has a child ready to come out of the closet. Will this Icon join Magic Johnson and give his child full support too?
Check out who’s coming to town:
Saturday, September 14th - Sinbad comedy
show at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
Sunday, September 15th- Everybody Get Up starring Fred Hammond, United Tenors, Eric Roberson, Dave Hollister, Brian Courtney Wilson. Special Guest Reverend Alyn Waller of The Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. It takes place at The Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce and for more info 215-893-1999 or Kimmelcenter.org
Saturday, September 21st - Lionel Richie in concert at the Borgata in Atlantic City.
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.
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 23rd - India.Arie in concert at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
Sunday, November 24th – Will Downing in concert at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
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