Tyler Perry Studios went down in flames last night after Atlanta Fire Rescue was dispatched to the studios near Greenbriar Parkway.


“The fire’s out, but the cause remains under investigation,” Capt. Jolyon Bundrige with the Atlanta Fire Department told the AJC just before 11 p.m.
Last night the AJC reports, “that several fire units were still on the scene, “conducting a damage assessment, including salvage and overhaul.”

Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to one building in the center of the 30-acre complex owned by Atlanta filmmaker Perry, Bundrige said. The first report of a fire came in at 8:41 p.m., and before it was over, more than 100 firefighters had responded to a blaze that quickly escalated to four alarms.


Monica & Brandy Cover EBONY

Monica and Brandy cover the June 2012 Music Issue of Ebony Magazine! Words don’t express how great they look! Be sure to get your copy when it hits newsstands this weekend! Ebony.com will also have featured video up on their site as well at some point this weekend to go with the cover.

Monica expressed her excitement over the cover tweeting, Be sure to pick up @ebonymag new issue with @4everBrandy & myself on the cover.

In part of the interview Brandy dishes on her new relationship and comments on Ray J and Kim Kardashian.

Brandy on the status of her relationship with her boyfriend: READ MORE

Rihanna Talks “Battleship,” Karaoke

Rihanna is talking up her acting debut in the upcoming action flick “Battleship.” The singer participated in a question-and-answer session with MTV and her “Battleship” co-stars Monday night, saying she was “extremely blown away” by the final product. The Barbadian pop star also said she was a bit “weirded out” seeing herself on the big screen, especially when she heard herself speaking in an American accent on screen.

Being a newcomer to film, Rihanna says she was a “wreck” when she first started working on “Battlefield,” especially when Liam Neeson began shooting scenes with the cast.

Overall, Rihanna said it was a positive experience for her, adding that she had “good team” to learn from.

Rihanna’s “Battlefield” co-stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard and Brooklyn Decker also participated in the MTV Q&A which included footage of a never-before-seen clip of the action flick. “Battlefield” opens nationwide on May 18th. READ MORE

Basketball star Lamar Odom might be calling for a permanent time-out on his reality show with wife Khloe Kardashian. TMZ cites sources who say the current season of the E! network’s “Khloe and Lamar” will be the series’ last. Odom, who was recently released from the Dallas Mavericks, is reportedly trying to keep focused on his basketball career and rebound from a less-than-stellar run with the Mavericks following his trade from the Los Angeles Lakers. Neither Odom or Kardashian are commenting on the reports on the status of their reality show. READ MORE

There’s a semi-sweet ending to the bitter battle over Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop.” TMZ says the rapper has settled a 20-million-dollar lawsuit to undisclosed terms. Wayne’s legal headache began when producer Darius Harrison sued the rapper over his album “Tha Carter III,” claiming Lil Wayne never paid him for the songs he produced for the album, including the hit single “Lollipop.” Wayne initially fired back saying Harrison had no grounds to sue but the two sides recently reached a meeting of the minds and the case has now been dismissed.

The homie over at  lilwaynehq got photos of the front cover of CCS magazine’s May issue, which featured Lil Wayne and professional skaters Torey Pudwill, Theotis Beasley, Shane O’Neill and Paul Rodriguez on.

In other Wizzy news 2 Chainz brought out Lil Wayne during his show at King Of Diamonds in Miami, Florida on April 26th to perform their hit single from 2007 – “Duffle Bag Boy“.  READ MORE

Bobby Brown says he’s not the reason why Whitney Houston is no longer with us. The R&B singer talks to Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” show this week in his first interview since the passing of his ex-wife in February.

Brown tells Lauer he had dinner with Houston and their daughter Bobbi Kristina, about a week before the singer’s death and remembers Whitney looking “really well.” He says he was hurt when he heard that drug use contributed Whitney’s death, adding that he had no idea she was still struggling. Brown says he, himself, has been “off narcotics” for the last seven years and defends himself against the speculation that he was the one who got Houston hooked on drugs in the first place. READ MORE

Judge Releases 911 Call Audio In Hudson Murders

The dramatic 911 call made by the sister of singer Jennifer Hudson has been released. Julia Hudson placed the call after finding her mother and brother shot to death in their family home. READ MORE

Jay-Z Shows Off The New Brooklyn Nets Logo

He may be a little biased but Jay-Z thinks the logo for the Brooklyn Nets is a good look for the rebranded NBA team. T


he hip-hop superstar and Nets part-owner had a hand in the design of the team’s just-unveiled black and white logo.


In a statement Monday, Jay said “The boldness of the designs demonstrate the confidence” he and the team’s other owners have in their new direction. He added, “The new colors and logos are examples of our commitment to update and refine all aspects of the team.” The logo keeps the Nets’ old shield design but features a prominent “B,” harkening back to the letter that was on the caps of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Brooklyn Nets shirts, hats and a limited number of jerseys went on sale Monday at retailers across New York City and the Tri-State area. READ MORE