At a recent fundraising event dubbed “Apollo in the Hamptons”, actor/comedian/singer Jamie Foxx took to the stage to announce that he would be revamping the variety show that ran for 21-years at the iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem. Foxx will be the executive producer for the show which will be airing on BET Networks. Foxx, who was once booed off the stage, commented, The Apollo did it long before ‘American Idol,’ except the audience were the judges.”

The benefit raised $1 million for education programs in Harlem and included performances by Alicia Keys, Jon Bon Jovi and Apollo legends Ben E. King and Bettye LaVette.

Rumor: Will And Jada Pinkett Smith Getting Divorced

The rumor mill has started up again and it seems to have taken aim at the one of Hollywood’s black super families. InTouch Weekly is reporting that Will and Jada are separated. Now we gotta be cautious with this one, so as for now it is only a RUMOR. We’ve seen no papers, no documents, not even an angry picture.

I’ll let you know when I know a little more. And lets hope they stay together. They are like black royalty.

The couple have two kids together, Willow and Jaden, and Will has a son Trey from a previous marriage.

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More than 40 years after his assassination and nearly 50 years since he marched on Washington and give his “I Have A Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King has been honored with a memorial statue in the nation’s capital. The statue, made of stone, was unveiled yesterday. Sitting on 4 acres on the Tidal Basin on the National Mall, the dedication of the statue is set to take place on August 28th and could draw crowds of up to 400,000 people. The monument is the first African-American  as well as the first person who did not serve as president to be memorialized.

Engraved on one side of the statue are the words “OUT OF THE MOUNTAIN OF DESPAIR: A STONE OF HOPE.” READ MORE

Toya and Memphitz Wright showed up at the Bronner Bros. Hair Show this weekend representing Ampro. They stopped by the Ampro booth, with one of the largest crowds during the event and created a moblike atmosphere. One lady yelled, “Damn, who’s here? Lady Gaga?”

Toya recently was placed on the NY Times best seller list. Big ups!

Toya and Memphitz also made their way to the official Bronner Bros. After Party.

And please pray for Memphitz and his family, I’m sure you heard he was in jail tonight. Sometimes people forget things when they go through security. It could happen to you too, stop all the hating.

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2011 Bronner Bros Hair Show: Day 1

The Bronner Brother Hair Show has been known for highlighting black hair, many times in very eccentric ways, and this year’s show was no exception. The convention brought vendors, barbers, hairstylists and models from all over the world as well as a number of celebrities.

Actress Lisa Raye and hairstylist Derek J came to promote their new products, and actor Malcolm Jamal Warner was at the Ford booth promoting his new BET sitcom “Reed Between The Lines.” Other celebrity cameos included: Lisa Wu Hartwell, Dondria, Princess from Crime Mob amongst others.

The hair show offered a variety of hair styles and trends for men and women alike, from hair weaves to natural styles to colored hair cuts. Models and everyday people wore some of the most out-of-this-world styles.

Workshops, seminars, classes and hair competitions took place throughout the day and culminated with a performance by Kelly Price that night.

Here are the photos. Would you rock any of these styles? READ MORE

I just got wind of the rumors that Lisa Wu Hartwell of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Malcolm Jamal Warner of Reed Between The Lines are together. Well I’m going to have to dispel those rumors. I just got off the phone with my girl Lisa Wu and her people and they told me their is nothing, and I mean nothing going on between the two. They are just friends and they take really good pics together…nothing more…The two were spotted at the Bronner Bros. Hair Show this weekend, they came in separately and left separated and got together for a few pictures in the celeb lounge. There was no making out, no holding hands, nothing. It’s like they pulled this one outta thin air!’

Lisa Wu recently separated from her husband of 5 years Ed Hartwell. And I was told that what y’all need to know is Lisa is one of the most kindest people you will ever meet. Lisa hates the fact that people are posting these false rumors on the internet about her leaving Ed over money. They  are completely false. Sometimes people do things that can’t be forgiven and the 2 have been separated for months. But last I checked, Regina King and Malcolm were going strong, despite rumors that they were engaged back in January, which they quickly cleared up.

And if they were together, I’d definitely let you know first, cuz we cool like that. Check out the pics below: READ MORE

Lisa Raye showed up at Bronner Brothers Hair Show rocking her usual all-white to show to promote her new weave line LisaRaye Glamour made of real Indian hair. The star of VH1’s Single Ladies was on the showroom floor speaking about her new product, signing autographs and taking photos. She even met up with Housewives of Atlanta hairstylist Derek J while he was promoting  Brazilian Heat flat irons.

Raye was on the floor, mixing with guests and signing autographs for buyers of her product. Her sister, Da Brat, also made an appearance in support of her sister’s new line.

Lisa was later seen in the S.T.E.P.S./Clairol Celebrity Lounge smoozing with the press. Lisa Raye also has a denim line for women with curves in conjunction with retailer PZI.

Derek J is rumored to be starting his own reality TV show and sources say that its going to be unlike anything on TV. I got the popcorn ready!

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Polo & Latrissia Celebrate Their Birthday

I wanna give a Happy Birthday Shout out to Bryan “Polo” Coleman and Latrissia Smith.

The two celebrated their birthdays with their respective spouses Alysia Coleman and Torrie Smith.

The celebration took place at The Pizza Bar in northeast Atlanta.

Shout out to The Pizza Bar staff: owner Steve, manager Stephanie and waitress Courtney.

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