Celebrity Interviews Archives

Aaron Carter’s rep says the singer never told an entertainment reporter Michael Jackson gave him cocaine and wine when he was 15 years old, and claims the reporter made the whole thing up.

As previously reported, an article that ran in OK! Magazine in Australia, written by international journalist Daphne Barak, quoted Carter as saying, “Yes, [MJ] gave me wine. I mean, I could have refused, but I was 15. As for drugs? He gave me cocaine.” READ MORE

If you haven’t heard of Sheneka Adams then you must be living under a rock without internet access. Sheneka is King Magazine’s Web Girl of the year…yea, she’s having a good year. Now to be completely honest — when I first read about Video Model, Sheneka Adams, I was a little uncomfortable with my findings, most of the headlines and stories showed this beautiful young lady in shall we say very compromising positions. In respect to her I wanted to dig a little deeper into this seemingly one faceted beauty.

Sheneka granted me an interview, and I must say, after hanging up the phone with Ms. Adams, all I could think is “you never should judge a book by its cover” Sheneka’s an intelligent woman, that has learned from her mistakes, and is strong enough to open up and share her stories. She has definitely had fair share of pain, including losing a child, and public scrutiny and embarrassment, but what’s amazing is her outlook on life, her bubbly personality and laugher is almost contagious.

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Check the interview out below:

FO–Hey Sheneka, How are you?
SA–I’m great blessed, having fun.
FO–Now currently you on tour, right?
SA–Yes, I’m touring as King Magazine’s web girl of the year, and I’m having so much fun, I never expected any of this, every week I’m in a different city, it’s just crazy, but I love it and I’m having so much fun, I didn’t know so many people admired me…it’s a blessing
FO–How are you and your family adjusting to your Celebrity?
SA–It’s different for my family, there handling it, but I have to be careful, you know with so many different stories that come out, I have to be careful , of the things I do and say, especially on twitter.
FO–Growing up in Athens, did you ever image this life for you self? READ MORE

Lala Anthony Cover’s Pynk Magazine

Lala Anthony covers the premiere issue of Pynk  Magazine. Inside, she discusses everything from decision not to do Basketball Wives to being referred to as ‘The First Lady of New York’. Check out some excerpts from the article below

On Basketball Wives

“I was offered a spot on the show. I turned it down. I have absolutely nothing against basketball wives, the show Basketball Wives, or anything like that. But I pride myself in being more than just a basketball wife. I understand that’s something that I am, but that’s not a title that I want to define me. I’d rather be known as a mom, a businesswoman, a producer, an actress, a TV host. I just felt like that didn’t fit who I was and where my career was trying to go.”

On Being Referred To As The First Lady Of New York

“I kind of laugh when people say it. It’s an honor to be called [The First Lady Of New York.] For people to even put us in the same category as Jay-Z and Beyonce — that’s just an honor in itself, but I don’t deal well with titles. To me, actions speak more than anything. It’s about being in New York now and being active, as New Yorker’s get active in the community. And getting out there and showing people what we are about outside of our businesses, with philanthropy and different things like that. That’s how you prove who you really are. You can be given a label and a title but what does that mean when there is nothing behind it? So for us, it’s about really embracing the city of New York. We kind of rushed and got here quickly, but now that we are settling in we’re starting to get out there and do some charity work and let people really see what we’re about as individuals, and as a couple.”

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There has been many rumors circulating the media about how Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles conducted herself on the video set of Bey’s latest song “Best I Never Had”. She was categorized as being the ultimate “Prima Donna” with her outrageous demands and snobbish attitude. A close source reported:

According to the insider, the four assistants (count ‘em!) the elder Knowles had following her around were calling her “Miss Tina” — “which sounded like a joke.” But it wasn’t: “The crew was told to call her ‘Miss Tina’ if they were to talk to her at all,” our source reveals.

Her real inner prima donna was displayed on Thursday, while the “prom scene” shoot was filmed at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple near the Pratt Institute. Tina, who heads the House of Deréon fashion label with her eldest daughter, “flipped out on the camera guys for making Beyoncé stand near the extras for too long” because there was too much conversation going on between takes. Apparently, Mama T was “worried” the lowly extras would talk to her darling daughter. READ MORE


On The “Stage Parent” Rumors

“There are so many other kids you can worry about. My kids? They’re going to be all right. I get why people would criticize. But people need to know that Will and I would never put our children in a situation that would bring them detriment,” she says, her hazel eyes flashing.

“My kids have no idea how I grew up,” Pinkett Smith continues. “Even in knowing my story, they couldn’t know what that means. They have no RE-ALI-TY. None. My feeling is, my kids need to have challenges, in a safe way. If I survived everything that I survived in Baltimore and Will survived everything he survived in Philly, these kids surely can survive the Hollywood game. With so many heavyweights surrounding them—from Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith to Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony—if they can fail in a circle like that, then they weren’t going to win in the first place.”

“All I want for Trey (Will’s oldest son from his first marriage), Jaden, and Willow is happiness,” she says. “As long as they’re happy, and know how to maneuver in this world, I’m good.”

On Ending Her Music Career

When Jaden did The Pursuit of Happyness, I was supposed to go on tour with Guns N’ Roses in Europe,” she says softly.

She turned down the offer and eventually disbanded the group. “It was probably the most heartbreaking experience. But what I realized is that sometimes God will place things in your life that will make you recognize what your priorities are. I adore my son; he’s my soul seed. There was no way that I was going to allow him to do [a movie] and not have his mother.”

On her husband of 14 years, Will Smith: READ MORE

It’s been a couple years since Poprah graced our TV screens on the VH1 show “I Want To Work For Diddy” but now she is working for herself and doing it bigger than ever. In this exclusive Interview with FreddyO, Poprah goes in on everything from her touring stage play “Big Girls Gotta Eat Too”, her opinion on Nene Leakes and any other lingering questions you may have had with Poprah.

Tell us about your character in the play “Big Girls Gotta Eat Too.”

I actually was allowed to interpret my parts in the play and deliver them as myself for the most part. Since I am not based in Atlanta, I didn’t get to rehearse w/the cast until the day before opening night, so I was told to interpret the script as I pleased. Fortunately, for me, the director, Toni Henson, was thrilled with my delivery choices & I rocked the part just as planned, with her consent, and the audience seemed to love it too!

Do you feel as though you can relate to her?

I do relate to the message portrayed in the parts I received, because the amazing writers, Wanda Simmons, and Melissa Blackmon really managed to capture the essence of the big girl experience in a way I’m sure everyone, including me, could relate.

You have experienced life through different body types, do you believed that your weight affects the way people view you?

I have literally been every size as an adult woman, from a size 4 to a size 24, and honestly there is a distinction between how people treat you at one size rather than the other. But I don’t think the issues are as obvious to me, only because I have always exuded confidence and self assurance regardless of my size, and people treat you based on how you project yourself, no matter what your size. So I get respect, and adoration because I demand it, and carry myself with pride.

How has your life changed after VH1? READ MORE

Rihanna Defends Video On 106 & Park

Rihanna took a break from rehersing for her LOUD tour to call in to 106 & Park to address all of the scrutiny she has been recieving behind the Man Down video. Read the Full Interview Below and tell me what you think!

On the Creative Concept:

“I don’t like to make videos, I love to make an experience, and this is art with a message. This time around I wanted to explore and experiment a little bit with my acting even more than I have ever before. And I knew that only Anthony Mandler would be able to master this particular project for me. We work together on almost all of my videos and there’s a certain level of trust that goes into making a video like this one, like a mini-movie. Never play it safe, not here, ever. [laughs] We always push each other further and further out of the box. It’s gotta be deeper, it’s gotta be clever, it’s gotta be more twisted. READ MORE

Did Your Know Black Music Month Starts June 1

Yesterday marks the start of Black Music Month. Started by former President Jimmy Carter in 1979, Black Music Month turns the spotlight on the rich history and enduring legacy of African-American musicians, singers and composers throughout the month of June. Various cities around the country will hold events and gatherings related to Black Music Month featuring some of the top names in music. Cable networks such as TV One and BET are also offering programming to commemorate the month with movie and music lineups featuring artists such as Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Usher, Alicia Keys and others.