Welcome to the week in pop culture. Here’s all the black entertainment news and headlines from the week that was…

‘Ye is Trippin
While ‘Watching the Throne,’ Kanye West should have been watching his step. Tuesday, Yeezy took a major fall during a performance in Norway. (YouTube)

Beyoncé sells out in seconds
Beyoncé has some major stans in New York City! The first show for her 4 Intimate Nights with Beyoncé concert series sold out in 22 seconds. (Urban Daily)

Happier days…before reality set in
Take a look at these intimate photos from Jennifer and Eric Williams wedding day 4 years ago. Before Basketball Wives and having her husband throw a drink in her face, Jenn and Eric really looked happy, in this lavish fairy tale wedding in the Bahamas. (Bossip)


Glee’s black romance
This season on Glee, Mercedes, played by Amber Riley, will finally have a love interest. LaMarcus Tinker from Friday Night Lights has been cast as her new on-screen beau. “Big girls need love too,” #justsayin (Entertainment Weekly)

Aretha to show MLK some R-E-S-P-E-C-T
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin will perform on August 28th for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington D.C. Franklin will perform “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.” Others expected to attend include President Barack Obama, Stevie Wonder, Maya Angelou, Jamie Foxx and more. (Washington Post)

Heller! Tyler Perry to launch TV Network?
Execs at Lionsgate are trying to follow in the footsteps of Oprah and launch a 24/7 cable TV network around Tyler Perry. The network is tentatively named Tyler TV, and will feature Perry’s movies, sitcoms and new original content. (Hollywood Reporter)

Steve Harvey goes in on Cornel West and Tavis Smiley
During his syndicated radio talk show, funnyman Steve Harvey accused Tavis Smiley and Cornel West of being anti-Obama. Harvey said the duo have been using personal vendettas to damage Obama’s name. (News One)


Meagan Good gets pulled over by LAPD after her big b-day bash
The 30 year old Think Like A Man cast member, Meagan Good was pulled over by the LAPD after driving a bit wild on the eve of her big 30th birthday bash. (Concrete Loop)

Pauley D from the “Jersey Shore’ to Sign with 50 Cent’s G-Unit
DJ Pauley D of MTV’s Jersey Shore is taking his hustle to new heights. Pauley is currently on tour with Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj but says he is currently in negotiations to ink a deal with 50 Cent. (Gothamist)


Nas brings out Will Smith during a Philly concert
During a recent concert in Philadelphia, Nas surprised the audience by bringing out hometown hero The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. After the performance Nas crowned Will Smith the “King of Philadelphia.” (Hip-Hop Wired)

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’ goes double platinum
Nicki Minaj is continuing her chart domination with her latest single ‘Super Bass.’ Her single is the most successful solo single by a female emcee in nearly a decade. (Perez Hilton)

Viola Davis: We’re adopting a baby…from the U.S!
During the Los Angeles premiere of The Help, Viola Davis dropped the news that she and her husband of 8 years, Julius Tennon, are about to adopt a baby. (People)

Jay-Z tops Forbes list of hip-hop money earners with a cool $37M
Jay-Z is having an amazing week! Forbes just declared him hip-hop’s top earner and his latest album Watch the Throne is #1 in 24 countries. (Forbes)

Jaleel White, aka Steve Urkel, plays Cee Lo in new ‘Cry Baby’ video
Don’t look too hard for Cee Lo in the video for his latest single ‘Cry Baby,’ because you won’t find him. You will instead see a grown up Steve Urkel crooning in the streets and dancing to fantastic choreography. Hey Laura Winslow…jealous much? (YouTube)

Jennifer Hudson threatens to go ‘Southside’ on Twitter follower
One of Jennifer Hudson’s Twitter followers decided to critique her rapid weight-loss and also question the sexual orientation of her husband David Otunga. But Jenny wasn’t having it. She snapped back through a series of tweets and threatened to take a flight to meet up and settle the feud. (Hello Beautiful)

Michael Jackson tribute concert officially has a lineup
The MJ tribute concert will take place on October 8 in Wales. The concert officially has a lineup, though it is a bit odd and lacks some heavy hitters. So far Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Leona Lewis and Craig David will be hitting the stage. But where is Beyonce? Usher? Whitney? Janet? Hopefully this situations improves…For the sake of Jacko’s legacy. (Idolator)

‘Dance’ contestant Sasha Mallory, comes in 2nd during intense finale
Sasha Mallory, 23, has given a series of off-the-chain performances on this year’s season of So You Think You Can Dance. Unfortunately she didn’t take home the gold medal, but luckily silver never looked so fly! (US Weekly)

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