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Just days before the opening of one of this year’s most anticipated films, JUMPING THE BROOM cast members Laz Alonso, Tasha Smith, Mike Epps and Pooch Hall hosted an intimate press dinner at New York’s PRANNA Restaurant.

As guests noshed on lettuce wraps and hanger steak, the talented actors addressed everything from typecasting – (“The characters I play may be strong women, but they aren’t the same,” said Smith) – to the brilliance of director Salim Akil. “In the next five years, Salim will be one of the top directors in Hollywood,” praised Alonso. “Not just a top black director, but one of the best in the business…period!”

“This is a movie about choices. You choose how your life should go,”

said Hall, who revealed that he’s married and had already ‘jumped the broom.’ “

It’s a film everyone can relate to.”

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With the devastating pass of Michael Jackson last year the Jackson’s have definitely had to overcome a lot of turmoil. However in the midst of the drama and stories of lawsuits and paternity suits Janet Jackson put an end to one of the biggest scandals to arise from the family, which is Joe Jackson’s love child from one of his many affairs.

Joh’vonnie Jackson who was never accepted by the Jackson family and spent many years being ignored and scorned by those who were suppose to be her family because of the mistakes her father made.Joh’Vonnie who also goes by the name “Iron Rose” has previously lashed out at the family via internet and also threatened to write a tell all book blasting the Jackson family. READ MORE

So it looks like Ice T is throwing a little shade to the homie Soulja Boy. Ice T was recently in an interview and mentioned that hip hop has really gone south, referring to Soulja Boy’s music and specifically his goal to produce a mini-movie remake of “Juice.”

“At some point somebody gotta stop it,”

Ice-T said.

We are not sure if he was referring to stopping Soulja Boy or stopping the beef between the two artists.

He then proceeded to comment on his feeling towards Soulja Boy doing the remake of the classic film “Juice”.

“If the masses accept it, it just shows you the state we’re in,”

He also shed light on the fact that the current hip hop artist have it to easy and don’t respect the craft of real Hip Hop. READ MORE

Celebs of film, fashion, television and music showed up last night to the Met Gala in New York, to pay tribute to the late designer, Alexander McQueen who was also the deisnger Kate Middleton wore last week when she married Prince William. The Met is New York’s fashion equivalent to the Oscars, and each year the stars turn up their fashion game; this year was no different.

To everyones shock Beyonce and Jay-Z were targeted and booed on the red carpet.
The night started off seemingly normal while the couple walked the carpet and stopped for photo ops. Once Beyonce had problems making it up the steps in her skin tight Emilio Pucci dress, (which hugged her curves just right) the decision was made to stop talking pics.

The remaining press got pissed and started shamelessly booing the couple. How can anyone boo Beyonce looking that good?

Celebs in attendane included: Ciara, Kanye West,  Rhianna, Jennifer Hudson, Keri Hilson and more. See pics below. READ MORE

Every year Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon renew their wedding vows, they believe in recommitting to each other the day of their anniversarys. But only a couple days ago did the the amazing couple welcome their highly anticipated release of their twins. You would think that after giving birth to twins you would call it day and try and recover from such a life changing experience. Not for Nick & Mariah.

Hours after the twins were born Nick and Mariah renewed their wedding vows while recovering in the hospital. Carey, 42, and her husband, actor Nick Cannon, 30, also found time to bless the two newborns — a boy and a girl — immediately after they were delivered Saturday. The two ceremonies were conducted by their friend, the Rev. Al Sharpton, who visited Carey at a Los Angeles hospital. READ MORE

Chris Brown New Video: She Ain’t You

Here is the highly anticipated release of the Chris Brown latedst single “She Ain’t You”, which comes off his record F.A.M.E. The vid, directed by Colin Tilley (the Cataracs, the Pack), opens with a dedication to Michael Jackson. “She Ain’t You” comes on the heels of Brown’s previous chart-topper “Look At Me Now,” which has sat atop the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Over the past couple months there have been many rumors circulating around my homegirl CiCi and her potential new love interest. Well lest hope I can set the rumors to rest for you. Recently CiCi was spotted out with NBA Superstar Amare Stoudemire at DJ Prostyle’s birthday party in NYC this weekend.

The couple made no secrets about their relationship as they cozied up with each other and enjoyed one another’s company. READ MORE

Recently my homegirl Antonia Carter celebrated the release of her highly anticipated book “Priceless Inspirations” by having a book signing at a local ATL Barnes & Nobles in College Park. Toya felt a strong urge to put a book out about her past life’s struggles in hopes that it will be the testimony to aid and guide young teens going through the same or similar obstacles she faced growing up as a motherless child.

In Priceless Inspirations, Antonia “Toya” Carter takes the reader through the pain of being a teenage mother struggling to raise a child while still a child herself, without the benefit of the guidance of her own mother. The book includes a foreword by Toya’s ex-husband, multi-Grammy(R) Award-winner Lil’ Wayne. Using the words she recorded in the journals she kept as a teenager and the wisdom she has gained in the years. Toya offers these young women real and heartfelt understanding and advice about sex, relationships, motherhood and growing up.


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