The week in pop culture: Toni Braxton dating Terrence J, Fantasia gets apology

theGRIO REPORT - Welcome to the week in pop culture. Here's all the latest and greatest black entertainment news from the week that was...

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

Toni Braxton is channeling her inner cougar and dating Terrence J
This is could easily be some sort of publicity stunt, or this could be a true old fashioned May-December romance. Regardless, it’s just crazy! Toni Braxton is reportedly dating Terrence J from BET’s 106 and Park. Toni is clearly trying her un-break her heart, and we can’t be mad at her for that. (Urban Daily)

Janet gets sexy and glam for mink photo shoot
Okay, so Janet Jackson might possibly be the sexiest 45-year-old in the game right now! In her latest ads for Blackgama, the legendary singer/actress shows off her forever fierce side while wearing leather and mink and showing off her toned abdominals. (Necole Bitchie)

Paula Deen says Michelle Obama’s appetite is out of control
Lady Obama is currently one of our nation’s leading advocates for healthy eating. Well Paula Deen is setting the record straight on Ms. Obama’s true appetite for food. “You know what their favorite foods are? It’s hot wings, you know, those kinds of foods that are not necessarily top-of-the-list healthy foods, so she’s no different than the rest of us,” said Deen. (ABC)

Beyoncé is rumored to have a fake baby bump
We could not be more thrilled to know that Jay-Z and Bey are expecting an heir to their thrones. But these rumors about Beyoncé’s pregnancy being fake are just jaw-dropping. I highly doubt that Beyoncé would risk her empire, and hire a surrogate to have the child for her. Sounds like the storyline of a 1980s soap opera. (Gawker)

Kelly Rowland reveals she has had a boob job
Wow…. Who knew? So Kelly says that she was tired of having “Little nuggets for boobs,” so she took matters into her own hands, and in October 2007 got breast implants. Four years later the “Lay It on Me” singer revealed to Cosmopolitan UK “It’s something I really wanted to do for myself — not for a man, not for work, for myself. And I love them!” I hope she kept her receipt, because I never really noticed a change. (US Magazine)

Royce Reed says no more to Basketball Wives
The fans of VH1’s hit reality show Basketball Wives might be clutching their pearls and holding their breath, because the Twitterspehere is all abuzz with the show’s stars talking about leaving the series. Royce Reed tweeted that she has no plans to return for season 4, and Tami Roman replied that Royce is not the only one thinking of leaving. In August Tami Roman tweeted that she does not want to be apart of the show either. What is this world coming to? (BET)

Single mother sings “Purple Rain” on The X-Factor and brings judges to tears
Stacy Francis is a 42-year-old single mother and contestant on The X-Factor. This week she performed Prince’s classic tune “Purple Rain” and turned it out! Prior to her performance she revealed that she borrowed the dress and heels that she was wearing, because she has put everything on the line to be on the show. This totally sounds like a Lifetime movie in the making. (Pop Crush)

Sorry Chris Brown, but Rihanna is the sexiest woman alive!
Ri Ri has been named Esquire’s sexiest woman alive and will be featured on the cover of their November issue. During her photo shoot, the “We Found Love” singer was unable to find clothing and was subsequently photographed nude with just a few random leafs covering her body. (MTV)

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“It’s not right, but it’s okay,” Whitney Houston nearly kicked off plane
On a recent Delta flight from Atlanta to Detroit, Whitney just didn’t want to wear her seatbelt and was almost kicked off of the plane. Good news is, her reps say she was completely clean and sober. I don’t know about you, but whenever I think of Whitney Houston on a plane, my mind immediately goes to the end scene of the epic film The Bodyguard, when tells the pilot to stop, then she runs off the plane and into Kevin Costner’s arms. Whitney was reportedly heading to Detroit to begin filming the movie Sparkle. (Huffington Post)

Someone steals Diddy’s identity
Earlier this week, someone who apparently is not a member of the Diddy Fan Club posted copies of the mogul’s credit card on a website, along with his passport and private phone numbers. Needless to say he is on a mission to find the culprit responsible. (TMZ)

Game proposes to his girlfriend on camera
Who said gangster rappers can’t be romantic. This week The Game showed up to his girlfriend’s job, where she works as an elementary school teacher, with cameras rolling to ask for her hand in marriage. he said “I just wanted to ask you: Would you marry me?” and she instantly answered with ‘Oh yes, Jayceon.” (Hello Beautiful)

Beyoncé drops a new video tease for Stans
Beyoncé keeps cranking out the videos, with her latest being “Love on Top.” (Youtube)

R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Fantasia gets an apology from Mahalia! producers
Fantasia Barrino has received an apology from producers after online reports suggested her out-of-wedlock pregnancy could cost her an acting role. In a carefully worded statement, the production company extended an apology to the “I’m Doin’ Me” singer. (TV One)

LaLa Vasquez makes her Broadway debut
Okay LaLa, we see you trying to get out there and show the folks that you can act. This week LaLa made her acting debut on Broadway in the play, Love, Loss and What I Wore. (Madame Noire)

Tracee Ellis Ross says that she wants to do a Girlfriends movie
Move over SJP and Sex and the City. Tracee Ellis Ross revealed in a recent interview with Essence that she would love to take part in a Girlfriends movie. “I would love to do a Girlfriends movie. How much fun would it be to see what happens between Joan and Toni? Does Joan ever get married? I want to know!,” Tracee said. (Essence)

“Do you understand the words coming out of my mouth?” Chris Tucker in foreclosure
Hi Chris, how are you? Maybe it’s time to do another Rush Hour movie or sign on for “The Sixth Element.” According to recent reports, Tucker’s $6 million Florida mansion is in foreclosure. The 39-year-old actor purchased the home. which contains 5 bedrooms, a personal spa and a basement made to resemble a pirate ship back in 2007. (Radar Online)

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