THE MOVIE “42” BROOKLYN SCREENING
The stars came out to the New York screening of 42, the powerful true story about legendary professional baseball player Jackie Robinson. And I've got the celebs who turned up in Brooklyn to check out the flick and hit the VIP party...
This brand new flick about iconic baseball player Jackie Robinson, who was the first black MLB player to break into the league as a then-Brooklyn Dodger.
The film tells the story of Jackie as a person, a husband and his inspiring trials and tribulations that made history. And it was all because he simply wanted to play the sport he loved.
Kevin Liles hosted the screener and party at BAM Theater in Brooklyn, and he brought his wife Erika Liles along.
Love these burgundy leather pants.
Melanie Fiona kept it cute in a fedora and a statement lion necklace.
Cute and casual. Love it.
Estelle rocked all black and leather and her fave MCM tan clutch:
Good look for her.
Rapper Kevin McCall made his way to the event, sans girlfriend Eva Marcille.
Power 105 & upcoming "The Gossip Game" star Angela Yee snapped pics alongside NFLer Dwight Freeny.
NY Giants baller Justin Tuck was also there.
"Top Model" chick Keenyah came out of nowhere for the event:
Hmmm...wonder what she's up to now.
And over at the afterparty also at BAM:
Malik Yoba and DTP's Chaka Zulu snapped a pic with Kevin.
As did "Fashion Queens" host Bevy Smith and tv correspondent Lola Ogunnaike.
The movie hits theaters April 11th
Rumor: Kanye West’s New Album To Be Titled I Am God
Kanye West has been hard at work producing his latest audio presentation. Speculation continues to grow about the project as the BBC hinted at a new possible name for the artist’s sixth album: I Am God. Of course, part of the reason that West became so popular amongst our generation was his special blend of braggadocio and brains; conceit and cleverness.
Romeo Miller Covers XEX Magazine
Romeo Miller graces the cover of XEX Magazine Men’s Edition, Check out the pics
Amanda Bynes Tweets Cleavage Photo — For Drake?
Amanda Bynes is still continuing on with her super strange behavior. Just five days ago, she tweeted that she wanted Drake to murder her vagina and now she’s showing off the girls. Is this her attempt in luring Drake in? Perhaps if she shows him enough skin on Twitter, he will come around?
She tweeted the above photo, saying, “Looking pudgy and I broke my nail #GirlProblems”. She didn’t exactly show the broken nail, so it’s obvious that she’s still holding out a candle for this dude. He’s got to ask himself if the cooter is worth the crazy. See how classy we are?
Whitney Houston's sister-in-law Pat in suicide scare after posting troubling Facebook post
Pat Houston's family called emergency services believing she was about to commit suicide after she posted a troubling message on Facebook.
TMZ reports that the sister-in-law of late singer Whitney Houston, wrote on her Facebook: 'Sometimes you just feel like giving up on life and its many challenges.
'And for the first time in my life…I’m tired…and I want to finally rest. I love you guys.'
Fearing the worst, several family members called 911 and paramedics and police rushed to Pat's home in Alpharetta, Georgia, only to discover the scare was a huge misunderstanding.
Sources told the website that several family members were immediately concerned when they began calling and texting Pat but received no answer.
According to the website, they went to Pat's house and found her passed out on her bed next to a pill bottle, prompting them to immediately call 911.
Fortunately, it was a complete misunderstanding, with Pat soon waking up as soon as police arrived.
TMZ say she told police she had taken pain medication for her back and gone to sleep and turned off her phone, unaware that so many people were trying to contact her.
Pat informed concerned parties that her Facebook post was the result of stress. She was taken to hospital as a preventative measure but released a short time later.
Pat is married to Whitney's mother Gary and worked as Whitney's business manager before the star's death last February.
Pat later spoke to The Insider's Kevin Frazier, reiterating that she was simply resting after injuring her back.
'[Suicide] is never an option and never would be an option for me,' Pat said. 'I wouldn't do that to my family, especially my daughter who means the world to me.
'I injured my back while working out with my daughter yesterday so I decided to take the day off and get some rest.'
Pat added that she took medication to help with her injury but when she woke up, police were in her bedroom.
Whitney's former manager was even more upset because the news brought distress to her family, especially her teenage daughter and niece Bobbi Kristina.
In response to the incident, Pat sent a message to concerned friends via Twitter saying 'I’m very tired and need much needed rest, but not Rest in Peace.'
Jennifer Hudson Spotted Without Engagement Ring
Jennifer Hudson is an emblem of the efficacy of dieting and exercise, but when she showed up to dedicate a Weight Watchers storefront in New York, the buzz was about what she wasn’t wearing: her engagement ring.
The singer/actress was “minus a few ounces,” cracked Yahoo about Hudson’s appearance on Monday night. “Think Hudson simply forgot to put on her bling?”
Oscar winner Hudson, 31, who’s been engaged to WWE’s David Otunga for four years and has a 3-year-old son with him, is the proud possessor of a huge Neil Lane diamond ring.
But it was nowhere in evidence when she posed and sat for interviews at the event to celebrate Weight Watchers’ 50th anniversary. The new storefront was dedicated to company founder Jean Nidetch.
Hudson was svelte in a gold skirt and fitted black top, and could not have looked healthier. She’s an ideal spokeswoman for Weight Watchers, having lost 80 pounds while on a WW diet and a good exercise regimen.
She and Otunga lately have not been seen together at publicity events such as this. She was alone at this year’s Academy Awards and Vanity Fair’s after-party. When Otunga attended the Hollywood premiere of his movie The Call, he went with their son, David Jr.
Significant? We’ll see.
EVE Reveals ‘Lip Lock’ Album Cover
EVE reveals her new album Lip Lock cover which is set to hit stores on May 21st.
BRAVO's "Married To Medicine" Premieres To RECORD Ratings, Sparks Online Petition...And Rebuttal From Cast Members
Say what you will, but Bravo seems to always grab those ratings when it comes to brown-skinned women and reality shows. It may be at the expense of exposing only certain types of brown-skinned women, but most folks aren't trying to hear that.
While Starter Wives Confidential and The Sisterhood were all shown the door, and season 3 of "Love & Hip Hop" saw dismal ratings, Bravo's latest offering, "Married To Medicine" was a hit with audiences.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series held onto the audience who watched "RHOA" on Sunday and drew 1.9 million viewers. That rating hit all of the key demographics and became the network's most-watched premiere for a non-spinoff and earned the highest number for a Bravo series launch since "Bethenny Getting Married" in 2010.
But the series' record ratings WON'T be cheerful news to a group of medical students at Howard University who started an online petition hoping to discredit the show. And online petitions are nothing to be taken lightly since we saw "the little petition that could" destroy "All My Babies' Mamas" before it even aired.
The posting from the outraged students said,
Black female physicians only compose 1% of the American workforce of physicians. Due to our small numbers, the depiction of Black female doctors in media, on any scale, highly affects the public's view on the character of all future and current African American female doctors. Bravo's "Married to Medicine" not only exploits the 6 lives of its Black female cast members, but, through its advertisements and commercials, heavily associates Black females in medicine with materialism, "cat fights", and unprofessionalism.
In a time when doctors are being held to very high standards by the public and each other, it is unfathomable for such a depiction of medicine and black women to be broadcast on tv where it will be inevitably available for years to come, on the internet and through other media outlets.
Additionally, as residency positions are becoming increasingly more competitive (particularly for Black women) and contingent upon social behavior of graduating medical students, this depiction will only hinder black female physicians from attaining competitive residencies. Hence, for the sake of integrity and character of black female physicians, we must ask that Bravo immediately remove and cancel "Married to Medicine" from its channel, website, and any other media.
Hmmm.....now that "Married To Mediciine" had proven to be a moneymaker for Bravo (at least THIS week), we don't see Andy Cohen and his counterparts cancelling that mug. Apparently, America wants to see the "Diva Doctor" and the superficial doctors' wives.
The students' efforts did spark a response from a few of the show's castmembers who have been doing their promo rounds. During another recent interview, several ladies of the cast took issue with the students starting a petition for a show they'd never seen and cautioned that their focus should be on books....not reality tv.
It will be interesting to watch this play out.
Bobby Brown Suing His Biographer
Back in 2008 Bobby Brown co-wrote a nasty tell-all book about Whitney Houston with a guy named Derrick Handspike
Six weeks after Whitney Houston died, Derrick Handspike sold a story to the National Enqurier about Bobby and Whitney and now Bobby is suing both of their asses...
Bobby Brown is suing Derrick Handspike and the National Enquirer for claiming that before she died, Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston had been planning to remarry and that Bobby had been cheating on his then girlfriend Alicia Etheridge with Whitney.
Bobby is seeking $1 million in damages.
Bobby Brown and Derrick Handspike had a falling out after Whitney Houston pressured Bobby not to release the tell-all book but Derrick released it anyway.
Halle Berry: Maui Beach Day with Olivier and Nahla!
The 46-year-old was snapped covering up her famous figure in a black kaftan as she enjoyed a relaxing day at the beach with her fiance Olivier Martinez and four-year-old daughter Nahla in Hawai.
The Oscar winner looked to be enjoying the leisurely day as she sat on the sand while her little girl played beside her.
The star wore a black bikini under her sheer cover-up, shielding her eyes from the sun's glare with a pair of brown aviator glasses.
Halle kept an eye on Nahla, who looked adorable in a pink Hello Kitty bathing suit as she happily played in the sand.
Halle was the ever doting mother as she carried Nahla's flip flops, pink dress and a traditional Hawaiian lei. The actress looked in good spirits as she smiled while walking with her fiance, who wore jeans folded up to below his kcalves and a fitted T-shirt.
Halle is no doubt enjoying a much-deserved break after a flurry of promotional activity for her new movie The Call, which is doing surprisingly well at the box office.
The actress made headlines after she revealed that she has been in therapy for 30 years.
She told the UK Issue of Hello Magazine: 'I've done therapy on an as-needed basis since I was probably 10 years old.
'My father was an alcoholic and a very abusive one, and my mother knew the value of providing me with the outlet of an unbiased person to talk to, so I've done that all my life when times get stressful. It really helps me deal with stuff.'
James Mischka And Mark Badgley Get Hitched!
Congratulations are in orders for fashion’s cutest gay couple: Mark Badgley and James Mischka!
The two got married in a quiet ceremony at City Hall in New York City in Friday.
The now happily married duo, who also debuted a photo of their wedding rings, are the brains behind the fashion brand Badgley Mischka.
The fashion house’s Twitter account wrote on the big day, “With much happiness, we announce that after 28 years together, Mark & James were married today in New York.”
We wish them a very happy marriage!
Police Arrest Mother & Aunt Of Georgia Teen Suspected In Murder Of 13-Month-Old
Police in Georgia have apprehended the mother and aunt of De'Marquise Elkins, the teen accused of shooting a 13-month old baby. Authorities announced today that Karimah and Karina Elkins were taken into custody for lying, but have not revealed when they were deceitful.
Karimah, 36, and Karina, 33, were both booked into the Glynn County jail for allegedly making false statements, which is likely related to the teen's pending case, since cops were eventually led to the suspected murder weapon. “We arrested them last night and brought them back to headquarters, where we afforded them the opportunity to make additional statements,” said Glynn County police Chief Matt Doering. “They did, and that information led us to other witnesses … (who) led us to an area where the gun was disposed of.”
Is has not been confirmed that the weapon was used in the slaying of the baby, Antonio Santiago, allegedly shot as he slept in his stroller. Elkins is believed to have walked up to Santiago's mother, Sherry West, attempting to rob her, and shot her son in the head. He, and a 15-year-old suspect, both face a murder charge for the incident.
After De'Marquise was arrested, Karina offered an alibi for the boy saying that he was at home eating breakfast, and then ran errands with his aunt and mother, at the time of the shooting. “He was with us the whole time,” Katrina said in an interview. “There is no doubt in my mind that he is innocent.”
Although booked under the last name "Freeman," comparing jail records confirmed that Katrina was one of the two women arrested,
Police have not stated whether both teen suspects will be charged as adults.
AND FINALLY FROM THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART FILES
‘Don’t Forget To Bring A Towel’
I’m not sure whether to scold you or applaud you for taking the time to turn a towel into a shirt before entering Wally World. Either way, your poor man’s poncho makes me smile.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AHEAD EVERYBODY!!!