Keyshia Cole Preps New BET Reality Series

Keyshia Cole 30 has another reality show in the works for BET. The network has announced plans for the singer to star in “Keyshia Cole: Family First,” the working title of a six-part series that will focus on Keyshia’s roles as a singer, wife and a mother. Set to debut in the fall, Cole will share executive producer credits with NBA star husband Daniel Gibson and others. READ MORE

Wiz Khalifa is facing arrest charges for alleged pot possession for the second time in ten days.

 

Wiz’s latest brush with the law came after a Tuesday night concert performance in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

TMZ says police ticketed the rapper and several members of his entourage after they discovered more than eleven grams of marijuana on their tour bus. They were cited and released.

 

Wiz is expected to appear in court on July 27th. The arrest comes just days after the Pittsburgh rapper was caught with marijuana in Nashville on April 21st. Police there sniffed out Wiz after getting wind of reports of marijuana smoke at a local Holiday Inn.

The rapper was also arrested in Greenville, North Carolina in 2010 when police smelled marijuana coming from his tour bus.

 Rick Ross is smoothing out his edgy rap roster with the help of R&B song man Omarion. The Maybach Music Group boss has announced the former B2K frontman as the latest artist to join his hip-hop heavy record label. The announcement came at a news conference in New York Wednesday. Praising his work as a singer and and a actor, Ross called Omarion “a phenomenal entertainer” and the best artist to help him take Maybach into the R&B arena.

Omarion called the announcement “a special day in music” and a special moment in his career.

 

Ross also used his moment in the spotlight to announce plans to release the MMG compilation album “Self, Made, Vol. 2” on June 26th; Meek Mill’s debut album “Dreams & Nightmares” on August 28th; and his own highly-anticipated album, “God Forgives, I Don’t” on July 31st.

 

Ross is promising to deliver on “God Forgives.” He says the work on his fifth studio album is his best yet. READ MORE

The former NFL star Junior Seau [ is prompting plenty of reaction and speculation. The former San Diego Chargers linebacker was found dead in a bedroom in his home in Oceanside, California Wednesday. Police are investigating his death as a suicide, although they did not find any signs of a suicide note at the scene. Seau was 43 years old. He spent 20 seasons in the NFL and owned two restaurants in Southern California. Seau also ran a non-profit organization and was known for his philanthropy. Seau’s mother was very emotional at a press conference following her son’s death. His sister asked the media to respect the family’s privacy as they deal with the tragedy.

Nicki Minaj is laying the groundwork for her first headlining tour in North America.

It seems like just yesterday I watched her do one of her first big performances in the ATL, and to look how far she has come…

 

Nicki announced a series of concert dates that will have her hip-hopping across the United States and Canada all summer long.

 

Nicki will kick off the U.S. leg of her tour in Chicago on July 16th after entertaining fans overseas beginning in June.

 

The trek will wrap up in Vancouver, British Columbia on August 12th.

 

Nicki got the chance to warm up audiences for Lil Wayne and Britney Spears as an opening act last year. Tickets for very own “Pink Friday Tour” go on sale this Friday on LiveNation.com. The rapper’s sophomore album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Album chart last month.

My friend who’s a sub-teacher in Georgia called and told me about a big fight that broke out in her classroom recently. READ MORE

Whitney Houston’s family plans to encase her body in concrete to stop people stealing the 750,000 worth of jewelry she is buried with. At the moment the legendary singer’s grave is under 24-hour guard at Fairview Cemetery in New Jersey but it is thought her mother Cissy can’t afford to keep up the security. Sources reports Whitney was buried with a diamond brooch and earrings next to the body of her father John Russell Houston Jr. – who died in 2003 – in February. READ MORE

Cell phones are no longer allowed at the trial of the man accused of killing three members of Jennifer Hudson’s family. A judge announced cell phones would be banned inside the court room starting today. The ban was put in place because two phones went off in court earlier this week. William Balfour is accused of killing the Oscar winner’s mother, brother and nephew in October 2008.

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.

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