Actor Andy Griffith Dead At 86

Television icon Andy Griffith has died at 86.  His death was confirmed in a statement from the Dare County, N.C., sheriff’s office.


Griffith died at his home on Roanoke Island, Dare County, N.C., at approximately 7 a.m.


“Andy Griffith passed away, after an illness … Mr. Griffith has been laid to rest on his beloved Roanoke Island,” explained a statement from Griffith’s family.

“Andy was a person of incredibly strong Christian faith and was prepared for the day he would be called Home to his Lord,” the actor’s wife, Cindi Griffith, said in a statement. READ MORE

On the evening after episode 3 aired of VH1’s “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta”, one of the controversial cast mates, Joseline Hernandez got hit in the face by a fan who was asking questions. Although I did not get to talk to Joseline, I was told that she was hurt badly and blood was running down her face as she got into a car. The woman who hit her told me that: READ MORE

“Think Like a Man,” the film that was based on the #1 New York Times Best Seller written by Steve Harvey, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” will be getting a sequel.

EgyptSaidSo reports due to the shocking success of the “urban” romance comedy “Think Like A Man”, Sony Screen Gems has begun pre-production on a sequel for the film. Think Like A Man is the adaptation of Steve Harvey’s relationship advice book.

In terms of the cast, at this point it’s not clear who will be returning. The original Think Like a Man starred Michael Ealy, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Meagan Good, Gabrielle Union and Romany Malco.


Ultimately the film became a sleeper hit, boasting a box office tally of $92.7 million worldwide with just a $12 million production budget. This put the film in the running for being one of this year’s most profitable comedies.


“Friends with Benifits writers, Keith Merryman and David A. Newman, have been hired to pen the script. However, the studio has not made it publicly known whether Tim Story, the original film’s director, would be on board for the sequel.

Despite the rush to green light the Think Like a Man sequel, a firm release date has yet to be announced.

Tracee Ellis Ross and her boyfriend Def Jam Executive Bu Thiam (Akon’s Brother) cuddle up over the weekend.  The homies over at TattleTailzz report Tracee posted a few picture on her instagram account. Confirming the two are dating and have been for a few months. READ MORE

Love & Hip Hop may be visiting Atlanta for now, but VH1 is gearing up to bring the show back home to New York for a third season. The homie Necole Bitchie reports now that two of their major cast members were out of the picture (Chrissy and Emily B) producers are pulling out all the stops to keep viewers tuned in, including snagging model Tahiry Rose and her ex-boyfriend Joe Budden to appear on the show. READ MORE

Sources reports that Beyonce was so upset at the jokes said about Lauryn Hill, that she changed her acceptance speech to honor the singer.

All the drama started when Comedian Mike Epps and the group Mindless Behavior who were co-presenting the award for Best R&B Artist when Mike jokingly tried to sing.
One of the members of the group quipped, “You sing BAD … like Lauryn Hill’s tax accountant bad.”
The diss drew gasps from the crowd … and pissed off Beyonce, who ultimately WON the award that was being presented. READ MORE

Sunday maked the 20th anniversary of Boomerang. The homie Courtneyluv reports in the movie Eddie Murphy played a fly New York marketing executive who had his way women. He was a suave go-getter. I could remember sneaking to watch it on VHS while my mommy was at work because she would not let me watch it. This movie, was Eddie Murphy’s first turn as a romantic lead and to the box office it was a success raking in $131 million.  No matter where you may go people will remember the one liners: “You have to co-ordinate!” or “Love shoulda brought your a** home last night.”

In other news Eddie Murphy put all sorts of speculation to rest Saturday night when he and girlfriend Rocsi Diaz finally came out as a couple at a pre-BET Awards celebration.

The couple was seen loving on each other as they attended a pre-BET Awards bash at Union Station in Los Angeles.

The 51-year-old actor and Rocsi looked comfortable being photographed together(I was told Rocsi hated taking photos). The two ever wear coordinated outfits on the red carpet at CEO Debra Lee’s gathering.

Murphy donned a pair of deep blue dress shoes to match Diaz’s navy key-hole cocktail dress, and kept an arm warmly wrapped around her waist throughout the evening.

Diaz, 28, joined Murphy on a family vacation in Maui, Hawaii as recently as June 12, but neither have previously confirmed nor denied their relationship.

What do yall think Will they make it?

Since last week’s episode, folks have been buzzing about Love & Hip-Hop of Atlanta Star Joseline Hernandez. Only two episodes in and Joseline appears to be in some type of romantic relationship with her manager and cast-mate (Stevie J), is allegedly pregnant and things just keep getting more and more entertaining for VH1′s newest show.

THEJASMINEBRAND spoke with Joseline about all of the above, plus rumors surrounding her being a man, being bullied into tweeting a nude photo of herself and why she doesn’t care about being labeled a ‘side chick’. Check it out! READ MORE