Poor Halle, like The Intruders sang: love is just like a baseball game, three strikes you're out!!! The Oscar winning actress is now set to divorce husband number three, Actor Oliver Martinez after two years of marriage. The couple married after Berry’s bitter break up with babydaddy Model Gabriel Aubry and ex-husbands Singer Eric Benet and Baseball’s David Justice. Berry married in 2013 despite the fact the 49-year old actress told Oprah she’d never marry again….. before she met the 49-year old Martinez on the set of Dark Tide. Although most people are looking at Halle since this is number three, sources say Martinez’s explosive temper was one of the dealbreakers. Babydaddy Gabriel Aubry knows about that temper first hand after one Thanksgiving when Martinez opened up a can of Whipa** on Aubry in the midst of Aubry and Berry’s custody feud. Martinez and Berry have a two-year old son, and Martinez is looking to avoid any type of bitter custody battle like that. Speaking of avoiding, Halle tried to avoid alerting the press too soon by filing under a fake name, Hal Maria. She also tried to beat Martinez to the punch because he also filed. Berry went back to filing under her legal name.
Russell Simmons has a lot of drama going on with the RUSH card. The pioneering hip hop mogul created the pre-paid debit card, which is aimed at people who cannot get bank accounts and allows for shopping and paycheck deposits. Despite close to 12 years of operation, the card hit a snag recently when a security breach resulted in locked accounts, stolen funds, lost deposits and unnecessary late fees. When the customer service wasn’t enough to satisfy people, irate customers swarmed Simmons’ social media outlets with their many complaints about the RUSH card. Simmons has now created a multi-million dollar relief account to assist customers, many of whom claim that they are facing eviction, stolen funds, loss of benefits and credit penalties for non-payment. Simmons has said he’s also compensated many customers from his own pocket. A third party will run the account, and MasterCard and the custodian bank Metabank have all contributed.
Lamar Odom’s dad is trashing his daughter in law. Joe Odom told the press he’s was turned away from visiting Lamar because he’s not on the approved visitors’ list. Joe Odom claims he and Lamar were together almost every day in Las Vegas just before Lamar’s health crisis. Joe, who was absent from most of Lamar’s life when his son was growing up, lays the blame on the Kardashians. Meanwhile, Lamar is still recovering afterhe collapsed and was found unresponsive at The Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada where Odom spent four days allegedly using cocaine and herbal Viagra. His estranged wife Reality Star Khloe Kardashian called off their divorce and took charge making all the medical decisions. Kardashian has also reportedly said the couple isn’t reconciled yet, the focus is on Odom’s recovery.
Rihanna makes the move back to the big screen. After previously co-starring in 2012’s Battleship and her last appearance in 2013’s This Is The End, the Umbrella singer will star in Valerian & The City Of A Thousand Planets, co-starring with Cara Delevingne and Clive Owen. Valerian is due out in 2017.
Serena Williams has a new man! Alexis Ohanian is the millionaire co-founder of the news, social networking and entertainment social media site Reddit. Williams and the 32-year old Ohanian have been spotted out and about at lunch and the gym. Friends say it’s new, but things are going well. Williams, 34, was most recently linked to Rapper Drake.Papa Knowles is back and talkin’ smack, but first needs to talk with Uncle Sam! Matthew Knowles has been on a media blitz promoting his artists’ boot camp. The Entertainment Industry: How Do I Get In is taught by Knowles several times a year. Knowles is using his success with Destiny’s Child and then Beyonce and Solange as his calling card of knowledge, but he’s had to defend himself. Knowles says he not trying to cash in on Beyonce’s name. Unfortunately, the management of his family came to an end just about the same time the babymommas, the cheating scandal and his divorce from Tina Knowles came to light. Now, the government says Papa Knowles owes, so the I.R.S. hit the 63-year old with a $220,000 tax lien. The government says this debt is from 2013.
Speaking of the Knowles family, Becoming Beyonce: The Untold Story is a new unauthorized tell-all by Author J. Randy Taraborrelli. Taraborrelli has done unauthorized bios in the past, most famously his unflattering take on Motown Legend Diana Ross titled Call Her Miss Ross. In Becoming Beyonce, the book claims Jay-Z and Beyonce broke up for a time when Bey believed Jay-Z was having an affair with a then 17-year old Rihanna in 2005. Taraborrelli also hints at the possibility that Jay-Z wanting to attend a Rihanna afterparty lead to sister-in-law Solange’s famous elevator attack years later. Taraborrelli leaves it at only those in the elevator knowing for sure. The book also tracks the turmoil Beyonce, her family and Destiny’s Child went through when Bey was clearly established as lead singer. Also noted is Beyonce’s iron clad contract all who have anything to do with the care of her child Blue Ivy must follow. Becoming Beyonce: The Untold Story is on bookshelves now.
The Legends At The Apollo is now on OWN. Legends is literally that, the many legends who have in the past performed at the famed Harlem theater, which was known as the crown jewel of the Chitlin’ Circuit, a.k.a. the only venues that would allow African Americans to perform and service an African American audience. Gladys Knight kicked off the series with Dionne Warwick & Stevie Wonder and also scheduled in upcoming weeks are The Isley Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire and Smokey Robinson. Legends At The Apollo airs Saturday night at 10pm on OWN.
In more OWN news, Writer/Producer Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder) will sit down with her fellow TV Titan Oprah Winfrey. Rhimes will discuss motherhood and how she essentially lost 117 lbs. so she can be around for her three young daughters: Emerson, Harper and Beckett. Rhimes sits down with The Mighty O on November 15th‘s Super Soul Sunday on OWN.
Actor and Comedian Eddie Murphy recently got the nation’s top comedy prize when he received The Mark Twain Award for Humor. Murphy, 54, was surrounded by fellow Comedians Trevor Noah, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, JB Smoove, Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Arsenio Hall, Kathy Griffin and Dick Gregory. Murphy is an American Icon and truly deserving of this award. His career has had its shares of ups and down (Ups: SNL, Coming To America, Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop I & II; Downs: Norbitt, Vampire In Brooklyn), but the good outweighs the bad. Murphy’s tribute will air as a PBS special Monday, November 23rd.
One of Murphy’s mentees, Comedian Chris Rock, will be hosting 2016’s 88th Annual Academy Awards. They are set to air February 28th on ABC. This is Rock’s second stint as host. His last time was in 2005.
Morris Chestnut just got good news. His FOX TV drama Rosewood has been picked up for a full season. Just in time for Taye Diggs, who has just signed on for a recurring role in Morris Chestnut-medical and detective drama. It’s a reunion. Diggs and Chestnut are old friends and co-stars from the Best Man movie franchise. Rosewood airs on Wednesday nights at 8pm on FOX just before Empire.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens open in theaters December 18th. The movie stars British Actor John Boyega as “Finn” the storm trooper, the voice of Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o as “Maz Kanata,” the pirate and original Star Wars Castmembers Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.
The 2015 Marian Anderson Awards Gala will honor Musician/Journalist/Educator Wynton Marsalis on Tuesday, November 10th at The Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Streets. Past winners include Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Taylor, Harry Belafonte, Norman Lear, Mia Farrow, Ozzie Davis & Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones and Bill Cosby. This year’s gala is hosted by Soledad O’Brien and features The Wynton Marsalis Septet, Singers Kim Burrell & Lalah Hathaway, and Philly Native Robert Garland will choreograph a special performance by The Dance Theater Of Harlem featuring Misty Copeland, the first African American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater. For more information go to marianandersonaward.org, kimmelcenter.org or call 215-893-1837.
Speaking of Misty Copeland, the ballerina extraordinaire is adding television producer to her plate. Copeland will be an executive producer on a new dance drama for FOX. The yet untitled drama will follow a group of young and aspiring dancers.
The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Class of 2016 nominations have been announced, and we’ll learn in December who made the cut for the April 2016 induction ceremony. Now, check out the who’s who of big name artists who are not in The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. They include The Doobie Brothers, Bon Jovi, Chicago, Journey, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, LL Cool J, The Spinners & our own Patti Labelle. After the December announcement, the induction ceremony will take place in New York City and air on HBO in April.
New Edition is coming to Philly as part of the lineup for the WDAS Holiday Jam Saturday, November 28th at The Wells Fargo Center along with Jill Scott, Tyrese, SWV and Jazmine Sullivan. Tickets are on sale now.
The Soul Train Awards are happening Tuesday, November 29th on BET and Centric Networks. Erykah Badu is hosting from Las Vegas. Babyface is receiving The Legend Award, and Philly’s own Jill Scott is going to receive The Lady Of Soul Award. Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and Mark Ronson lead all nominees with five each.
Cookie makes the cover! Actress and Empire Star Taraji P. Henson is the cover lady for the November issue of Essence magazine.
Football Hall of Famer and Multi-Media Personality Michael Strahan is everywhere. Good Morning America, Live With Michael & Kelly and FOX NFL Sunday. Now Strahan, 43, is promoting his new book, Wake Up Happy. In the book, he shares Rules For Life. The father of four admits he’s unlucky in love with two divorces and one broken engagement (Eddie Murphy’s ex Nicole Murphy), but he is genuinely happy in his life. At this point he is looking for someone genuine…..no golddiggers!
The Rocky franchise continues with Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan in Creed. Jordan is playing Apollo Creed’s son. Carl Weathers played Boxer “Apollo Creed” in four of the Rocky movies until the character was killed off in Rocky IV. In the movie Creed, Jordan enlists the help of Sylvester Stallone (“Rocky Balboa”) as he launches his boxing career in his father’s name. The movie opens in theatres Thanksgiving Weekend.
Get ready for the live version of The Wiz coming to NBC in December. New Jersey Newcomer Shanice Williams will be playing “Dorothy.” Ne-Yo is playing “The Tin Man,” David Alan Grier is on tap to be “The Cowardly Lion” and Elijah Kelly will be playing “The Scarecrow.” Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Common and, the woman who helped turn the Broadway play into a legend, Stephanie Mills as “Auntie Em” will also be rounding out the cast. The live version of The Wiz airs December 3rd on NBC.Mariah Carey is now directing. The holiday movie, A Christmas Melody, will air on December 19th on the Hallmark Channel. Carey’s doing double duty because she’s also starring in the TV movie with Lacey Chabert. A Christmas Melody will mark the singer’s directing debut.
The stage play Things Your Man Won’t Do has been rescheduled for a new date and location. The Je’Caryous Johnson production starring Leon, Essence Atkins Terri J. Vaughn and Allen Payne has been rescheduled for February 18th -20th at the Merriam Theatre.
Bloodstone is coming to Philly! Two shows on November 7th at 6pm and 10pm at Temptations, 220 West Chelten Avenue.
Jennifer Lopez will host The 2015 American Music Awards. She takes over from Pitbull, who hosted two years in a row. Lopez, who recently announced her new live Las Vegas show All I Have, is also set to perform. The 2015 American Music Awards air Sunday November 22nd on ABC.
Get ready for the return of Angie Stone. Last year, Stone and her daughter Diamond made headlines when they got into a fight, and Stone knocked her daughter’s front teeth out. Stone is looking to put this unfortunate incident behind her. Meanwhile, she is hard at work on a new album, Dream, which is coming out November 6th.
Tyler Perry is returning to Philly. It’s another Madea production, Madea on The Run November 10th -15th at the Merriam Theater. Tickets are on sale now.
Philly’s Men Are Cooking returns Saturday, November 14th at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum get your tickets now Ivylegacy.org
WHAT'S THE UNDERGROUND BUZZ?!!!!!!!!!
Is this third wheel a Dealbreaker? Sometimes there are a few things surrounding breakups. Is cheating one of them? Is a third person’s name may come to Twilight and reveal being part of the problem? Hmmmmmmm!
Check out who’s coming to town:
Saturday, November 7th- Bloodstone and The Delfonics revue at Temptations, 220 West Chelten Avenue Two shows at 6pm and 10 pm.
Sunday, November 8th-The Festival of Praise Gospel Concert with Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton and Kim Burrell at the Liacouras Center, Broad and Montgomery.
Friday, November 13th - Mary J. Blige in concert at The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City.
Saturday, November 21st- Keith Sweat in concert at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA.
Friday and Saturday, November 27th and 28th- Earth Wind & Fire in concert at The Borgata in Atlantic City.
Saturday, November 28th – 2nd Annual WDAS Holiday Jam starring Jill Scott, New Edition, Tyrese, SWV and Jazmine Sullivan at The Wells Fargo Center.
Friday, December 11th- Babyface in concert at Caesar’s in Atlantic City.
Thursday, December 31st – Kevin Hart’s What Now comedy show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Friday, January 15th- Larry Graham, Jeff Bradshaw and Tom Brown headline MLK Weekend at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City.
Sunday, January 17th - MLK Weekend Hip Hop All Stars starring KRS One, Dru Hill, Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane, Whodini, Yo-Yo, Special Ed, Kwame and Dana Dane at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
February 18th – 20th - The stage play Things Your Man Won’t Do Starring Leon, Allen Payne, Teri Vaughn, Tony Grant and Essence Atkins at the Merriam Theater, Broad & Spruce Streets. For more info go to Jecaryous.com.
Wednesday, February 24th – Janet Jackson in concert at The Wells Fargo Center.
Saturday, June 11th – Janet Jackson in concert at The Wells Fargo Center.
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