One of the actors on NBC’s hit comedy “30 Rock” is battling a serious health issue. The “New York Daily News” is reporting that Grizzwald “Grizz” Chapman is suffering from kidney disease. The 35-year-old plays a member of Tracy Morgan’s security team on the show. Chapman is currently on dialysis three times a week for severe hypertension. The actor — who is six-foot-eleven and 378 pounds — is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant, but must lose 75 pounds to be considered a candidate. Chapman admits that he has ignored his high blood pressure and refused to take medication for more than a decade.
Grizz Chapman is scheduled to talk about his disease on Tuesday’s “The Dr. Oz Show.” Dr. Mehmet Oz discussed having the “30 Rock” star on his program saying, quote, “He’s got a winning spirit, and if we follow his story carefully, everyone’s going to learn a lot from it.” Despite his kidney disease, Grizz Chapman will continue his duties on “30 Rock.” All-new episodes of the hit series can be seen Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC.
Rap superstar Eminem is being honored for his incredible catalog of hits over the past ten years. According to Billboard.com, the Detroit emcee has been named Billboard’s Artist of the Decade. The award is based on an artist’s performance on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100 charts. “Em” made his Hot 100 debut in February 1999 with his hit single “My Name Is,” and since 2000 he has released 27 songs that have appeared on the chart. Eminem has also enjoyed great success on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. All five of the albums he has released over the decade have reached the chart’s top spot. Despite these achievements, Eminem has never been named Billboard’s Artist of the Year at any point over the past ten years. Along with being the Artist of the Decade, Billboard also crowned Eminem the Male Artist of the Decade.
Female Artist of the Decade honors went to pop superstar Beyonce. She had 23 singles land on the Hot 100, five of which reached number one. She also had six albums chart on the Billboard 200, with three of the records hitting number one. Canadian rock group Nickelback is Billboard’s Duo/Group of the decade. The band released five top ten singles on the Hot 100, while their last four records made the Billboard 200 top ten.
Congrats to Anika Noni Rose, Oprah, Terrence Howard, Jenifer Lewis, and the rest of the cast of The Princess & The Frog. Disneyâ€™s first black princess pulled in $25 mill at the box office this weekend giving it that #1 spot. And itâ€™s kinda like a big deal. Thereâ€™s already Oscar buzz surrounding the 2-D flick as well.
The Glam Bar hosted a beauty and pampering night out for mother/daughter pairs titled “Princess Dreams”in conjunction with Carol’s Daughter for Disney’s “Princess and the Frog”. Makeovers were given to under privileged young girls apart of the following foundations, Big Boi’s (OutKast) “Big Kids” Foundation; Diamond in the Rough Girls Group; Show Me the Way; and Cool Girls Inc. to prepare for a night out at the movies.
Excited to make this a memorable experience, Sherlita Patton (wife of Antoine “Big Boi” Patton); Tami Reed (Talkingwithtami.com); Yvette Caslin (Executive Director, Rolling Out Magazine); and Tashawnya Rainey (Show Me the Way Foundation) signed on as event host for the evening. Also in attendance were Young Joc and daughter as well as the daughters of Ludacris and Big Boi. Young girls were privy to nail treatments, hair styling, light make up, candy and cupcake buffets, photo shoots, and face painting by “Princess Tiana”.
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The reality star delivered son Mason Dash Disick on Monday morning at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, a source confirms to PEOPLE. The baby boy weighed in at 7 lbs., 6 oz., and measured 19.5 inches.
This is the first child for Kardashian, 30, and boyfriend Scott Disick, who announced her pregnancy in August. Kourtney’s due date was Dec. 23.
Kardashian, who stars on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami, inititally agonized over whether to continue the pregnancy, and kept the identity of the father private.
For the longest I had been wondering what happen to Tiffany Evans it seemed like at one time I would see her almost every week and then it was like she went into hiding, well now she’s back… I was told that Ms Evan has been trying to lay low these pass few months so that she can get her mind right… Ms Evans is getting ready to releases her new album and waned to make sure everything was right before she let the world see her new look… She’s going for a more Grown and Sexy look…
Her new BFF the one and only Dariel helped with giving her a make over and to do her hair for her Photo Shoot for the New Album she’s working on. She just finished over 70 songs for her upcoming album, and will be dropping 2 Singles at once.Â Â I was told the songs are HOTTTTT…. Here are some pic’s that they sent over to show off her new hair…
These past few years my homie Gangsta Boo haven’t been as good as she Â would like and at times it seem like she can’t Â get a break but now it seems that her luck has really went down hill… Our Friends over at Crunktastical.net posted a story about her robbing a dollar General this is what they said:
Gangsta Boo [real name Lola Mitchell], who keeps her timeline full of optimistic messages about breathing life into her career and random nigga shit, went silent earlier this week after she was taken into custody after for her involvement in the July robbery of a Dollar Store. I would have ask Fredâ€™s to give me the loot myself but everybody doesnâ€™t reach for the stars.
After being charged and released on $100,000 bail she retreated to her Twitter account to proclaim her innocence. â€œI am innocent and all this bullshit they talkinâ€™ about on me is bullshit. What innocent person in their right mind wonâ€™t turn themselves inâ€¦ The MEDIA couldnâ€™t explain what I did because I wasnâ€™t there.â€
Michael Jackson’s concert rehearsal documentary “This Is It” is in awards contention. The film is among the nominees unveiled for Best Documentary Feature for the 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards. It will take on the films “Anvil,” “Capitalism: A Love Story,” “The Cove,” and “Food Inc.” “This Is It” focuses on the “King of Pop’s” rehearsals for his 50-show run at London’s O2 Arena that was slated to start in July. The concert series was never to be, as the singer unexpectedly died of cardiac arrest on June 25th. “This Is It” hit theaters for a limited two-week run on October 28th, but due to its incredible popularity, the film was extended through the Thanksgiving weekend. To date, “This Is It” has grossed more than 250-million-dollars worldwide.
Lee Daniels’ critically-acclaimed film “Precious” also picked up a few Critics Choice nominations on Monday. “Precious” will look to take home the Best Picture award, while the film’s leading lady, Gabourey Sidibe, is up for Best Actress. Mo’Nique is up for Best Supporting Actress, while Lee Daniels is nominated for Best Directing. “Precious” is also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Homies over at Exclusive AccessPosted this video of K-Ci on stage in Atlanta acting like a crack head-the sad part is that I have been told that he really is on drugs and his family have been trying their very best to help him… I was told by a member of his family that they love him so much and want him to be Clean but he always acts like everything is ok and that he says he just likes to drink… I really hope he sees the big picture, an get the point what could happen, like with MJ and gets help…
Rihanna will be lighting up stages in the U.K. next year. Billboard.com reports that the “Russian Roulette” singer has announced an eight-show tour that will take place in the month of May. The trek will get underway May 7th at the LG Arena in Birmingham and conclude on the 19th at Glasgow’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center. Tickets for the tour will go on sale Friday. Rihanna performed in London on November 16th, when she unveiled her “Rated R” album at the O2 Academy Brixton. The record dropped a week later, selling 181-thousand copies in its first week on shelves.
Here are Rihanna’s 2010 U.K. tour dates:
5/7 — Birmingham — LG Arena
5/8 — Liverpool — Echo Arena
5/10 — London — O2 Arena
5/13 — Sheffield — Sheffield Arena
5/14 — Nottingham — Nottingham Arena
5/16 — Manchester — Manchester Evening News Arena
5/17 — Newcastle — Newcastle Arena
5/19 — Glasgow — Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center