Welcome to the week in pop culture. Here’s all the latest and greatest black entertainment news from the week that was.
Papa Knowles tried to give away his love child to Beyoncé and Jay-Z?
As if Beyoncé needs one more rumor to come out about her faking this pregnancy. This week Star magazine is reporting Beyoncé’s dad tried to convince his baby’s momma to give his illegitimate child to Beyoncé and Jay-Z. During an interview with the magazine Matthew’s mistress reveals a detailed discussion she had with him about giving her baby to Beyoncé. (Bossip)
Mariah and Nick Cannon talk miscarriages and parenting in new interview
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon sat down with Babara Walters in an exclusive interview for 20/20. The couple debuted “dem babies” and shared intimate details about their marriage. (ABC)
Royce Reed says she is returning to Basketball Wives
Last week fans of VH1’s Basketball Wives were in dismay after hearing news that show faves Tami Roman, Evelyn Lozada and Royce Reed might not be returning to tape season 4. But do not dismay, Royce Reed has stepped up and tweeted that she has come to an agreement with the show’s producers and will return for the next season. Hopefully the other gals will follow her lead. (S2S)
Viola Davis adopts a baby girl
She showed she can be a baby whisperer in the box office smash The Help. And now the actress and her husband Julius Tennon have announced that they’ve adopted a baby girl. But I wouldn’t hold my breath for Viola to try and monetize on this new chapter of her life by posing for cover of People or US Weekly with her new baby. She is so much classier than that. (LA Times)
Paula Patton is the new ambassador for CoverGirl
The flawless beauty that is Paula Patton is now making paper from her looks. This week Procter & Gamble announced that Paula is the new ambassador of the CoverGirl Queen Collection. She can now add “easy, breezy, beautiful, CoverGirl” to her resume. (Global Grind)
Toni Braxton says that she is not dating Terrence J
Just when we were loving the scandalous rumors of Toni Braxton being the new cougar in town, she has stepped up to say she is not dating Terrence J. During an interview with E! she revealed “I don’t know him! I met him one time. I’m not dating him. He’s a sweet heart, but that’s not true.” (Hello Beautiful)
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Will Smith buys a part of the Philadelphia 76ers
Will Smith is flossin’ his money like Jay-Z these days. The Philly native and his wife are officially minority shareholders of the 76ers NBA team. Forbes valued the team at $330 million this year — which is 17th in the league. The Smiths join rappers Jay-Z, Nelly and Usher as entertainers-turned-part NBA owners with this investment. I just hope the team uses The Fresh Prince theme song as the tune they walk out to for every game. (NY Daily News)
Nia Long says that she “asked God” for her pregnancy
We loved Nia Long gracing the cover of Ebony, showing off her beautiful baby bump. Now she is saying she defied the odds by getting pregnant out of wedlock and after turning 40-years-old. “I honestly asked God for this,” she said. (Madame Noire)
Love & Hip Hop season 2 looks to be a hot mess!
This week the super-trailer for season 2 of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop hit the web, and needless to say…the show is still a hot mess. This season the network is giving the reality show a much more explosive storyline with fighting, weave pulling, and too many bleeped out words to count. (Necole Bitchie)
Amber Rose shows off her new stomach tattoo
Last Time I heard of someone getting a stomach tattoo was in the early 90’s when Tupac had “thug life” inked onto his abs. Well, now we have the talented Amber Rose who just got a lovely bouquet of flowers tattooed over her uterus. Oh Amber, the lengths you will go to stay relevant. (Huffington Post)
Tyra Banks says that stressing about her new book caused her hair to fall out
The one and only Tyra is now blaming her struggle with bald headed-ness on writing too much. During a recent promotional tour, the supermodel said that writing her new book Modelland made her hair fall out. (YBF)
MC Hammer reveals his new Google-like website
“Please Hammer, don’t hurt ‘em.” MC Hammer said he is not going to be remembered as the rap icon who squandered millions and went bankrupt, but rather as a genius of the world wide web. This week Hammer revealed a new website called WireDoo, which he claims will surpass the success of Google. Those are some fighting words Hammer! (Billboard)
Keyshia Cole’s sister Neffe pitches her own reality show, Neffe’s World
Awww, Keysia Cole’s sister Neffe will do anything to make a couple of dollars these days. This week she released a trailer for a reality show about her and her 7 kids that she is shopping around to different networks. The worst part about this is I would totally watch the show if it got picked up for production. Would you? (Vimeo)
Chris Rock defends Tyler Perry for wearing skirts
In a recent interview with Vibe, Chris Rock decided to stand up for Tyler Perry, Martin Lawrence and other cross-dressing black actors who do drag for a paycheck. “I mean, hey, lots of comedians dress up like women, not just Black. Tyler Perry is great in a dress, but I don’t want to see Denzel or Will Smith in a dress. And I don’t think we’re in any danger of seeing that,” he said. (Concrete Loop)
Is Rihanna still crazy in love with Chris Brown?
Ri Ri has decided to just let it all hang out. In her latest video for “We Found Love,” the pop princess falls in love, does drugs, has sex and fights with a Chris Brown look-a-like. (Rolling Stone)
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