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What’s going on with The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin? Franklin is sick again with an undisclosed illness. She has cancelled numerous concert dates, and she has asked her fans to keep her in prayer. Franklin says she is getting better, and hopes to be back on the road soon.
She stated nothing is more important than her health. In 2010, Franklin was hospitalized with a mystery illness and lost a lot of weight.
Is the Marvin Gaye Estate and family owed money? Singer Robin Thicke has the hottest song of the year with Blurred Lines, but the late Marvin Gaye's family feels they should be compensated because Blurred Lines sounds very similar Gaye's 1977 Motown classic Got To Give It Up. Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. have filed a federal lawsuit to protect their interests in the song Blurred Lines. They claim they didn’t copy anyone's composition. The suit names Marvin Gaye's Estate and Bridgeport Music. Bridgeport owns many Funkadelic songs,
and they noted how Blurred Lines sounds like Funkadelic's Sexy Ways. George Clinton has taken to twitter to say he doesn't believe there's a similarity and supports Robin Thicke. Meanwhile, Marvin Gaye, III says the lawsuit just means Thicke and company want the Gaye family to bow down and give up.
Toni Braxton is coming to Atlantic City this Saturday at the Trump Taj Mahal. At a recent concert appearance, she had a major wardrobe malfunction when her dress fell off exposing her butt. Braxton says it was her Janet Jackson moment. Toni has a new project with Babyface coming out next month. And, word has it she may be writing a tell all about her life, including filing for bankruptcy twice and losing the rights to her music.
Jaheim's latest CD, Appreciation Day, comes out on September 3rd. The lead off single, Age Ain’t A Factor, has a hot video featuring LisaRaye, Vivica A. Fox and Cynthia Bailey.
Bobbi Kris has dropped out of the UK version of Celebrity Big Brother. Bobbi Kris was supposed to be a part of the cast of the reality show, but she backed out at the last minute. Sources say her fiancé and former play brother Nick Gordon totally controls Bobbi Kris, and he
felt it wouldn’t be a good look for her. Gordon has placed himself front and center in Bobbi Kris' life. With her mother, the late Whitney Houston, gone and her estranged relationship with her dad, Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kris is letting all the decisions be made by Gordon. Bobbi Kris is also on the outs with other family members, even rebuffing an offer from her grandmother, Cissy Houston, to repair their relationship. Bobbi Kris is still angry with her grandmother after she wrote a book about her mother Whitney Houston. The Houston family is worried that Nick Gordon is just using Bobbi Kris to get to her inheritance.
Get ready for another Madea movie! Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas comes
out December 13th. The movie stars Anna Marie Horsford (Amen) and Tika Sumpter (The
Haves & Have Nots).
Singer Kelly Price is having regrets about being on the show R&B Divas LA., which airs on TV ONE. Price has come across as a controlling bully on the show, and her portrayal has shocked a lot of her fans. Sources say the show is taking a toll on her health because she
doesn't like her image on the show. Is Price being treated unfairly? Are the producers to blame? Is Price letting the show tear her down? R&B Divas also stars Singers Chante Moore, Claudette Ortiz, Dawn Robinson, Michel'le and Rapper Lil' Mo. Dawn Robinson, formerly of En
Vogue, recently spoke out about the show. She said producers told the cast they were boring, and they need to spice things up. Are the conflicts staged, and are celebrities trading in their souls for these shows?
Guess who’s on Twitter? Prince! Follow him at @3rdeyegirl
Sad news involving a former Disney Channel star. 29-year old Lee Thompson Young's death was from a self-inflicted gun shot to the head. The actor was currently co-starring in the Angie Harmon-TNT drama Rizzoli & Isles. He's best known for his three-year stint on the Disney Channel as The Famous Jett Jackson. No word yet on what kinds of behavior Young was showing before his death as the investigation continues.
Soon to be daddy Simon Cowell is hoping his babydaddy scandal with a married lady will not hurt the ratings for the upcoming season of The X-Factor. Cowell got his best friend’s wife pregnant, and now the lady is divorcing her husband. She’s hoping to be Mrs. Simon Cowell. The new season of The X-Factor kicks off this fall with new Judge Kelly Rowland, who is the covergirl for the latest issue of Essence magazine.
The September issue of Ebony magazine is dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin. Four different issues will be available including Trayvon’s parents and brother, Director Spike Lee and his son, Miami Heat Baller Dwayne Wade and his two sons, and Actor Boris
Kodjoe and his son. The issue states We Are All Trayvon.
Russell Simmons felt the backlash of social media after a parody aired on his All Def
Digital-youtube channel. The channel presents a variety of entertainment including music poetry and a spoof of a Harriett Tubman sex tape. That's right! Simmons' channel created a spoof of a Harreitt Tubman sex tape. The negative reaction was so swift, Simmons had it removed and immediately. He also issued an apology. Simmons says he wants to move on from the controversy.
Ellen DeGeneres will be hosting The 2014 Academy Awards next year. The show
airs Sunday, March 2nd on ABC. DeGeneres returns for her second stint after hosting in 2007.
The 76ers’ home opener is Wednesday, October 30th when they host the World Champion Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center.
September 16th is the season premiere date for The Wendy Williams Show (season 5) and The Steve Harvey Talk Show (season 2).
Oprah Winfrey' and OWN cable station's The Next Chapter series continues with the legendary Tina Turner on August 25th, and Bishop TD Jakes returns on Sunday, September 8th with Lifeclass.
Lee Daniels' The Butler is a hit. The film is the true story of White House Butler Eugene Allen, who served under eight presidents between 1952-1986. It finished # 1 at the box office with over $25 million. The movie stars Oscar Winner Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba
Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, Mariah Carey and David Oyelowo. The Butler goes through three decades. It covers everything from the civil rights movement to Vietnam, and how it affected Allen and his family. Kudos to Daniels for an amazing movie! There is no doubt in my mind that Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey will be nominated for Oscars because the acting is that great!
Tamar Braxton recently sat down with me and you can check us out on my Patty page! The second season of Vince And Tamar kicks off September 5th on WeTV. Tamar has a new CD coming out in September called Love And War, and she’s going to be the cover girl for the October issue of Ebony. Plus, she's going on tour with John Legend. They will be at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, October 25th.
Now speaking of John Legend, he is getting married to Model Chrissy Teigen in September.
The new season of The View kicks off September 9th on ABC.
NBC's Today Show, Contributor (and former WDAS Intern) Tamron Hall debuts her new show, Deadline Crime with Tamron Hall, on September 1st. It’s a weekly crime investigation series on the Discovery network.
The MTV Video Music Awards are happening August 25th. Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Robin Thicke are leading the nominations, and look for a reunion of Timberlake's 90's boy band N’Sync.
The PBS network will be airing a new special, The March, commemorating the 50th
anniversary of the 1963 March On Washington. It was at that civil rights event where the Reverend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his epic I Have A Dream speech. The special airs August 27th on PBS.
Arsenio Hall returns to late night TV in September 9th. His show will air locally on MYphl17. Hall has been mum about what we can expect, but he says he is bringing back his old theme song from 20 years ago.
Earth, Wind & Fire return with a new CD entitled Now, Then, Forever. The CD comes out September 10th.
David E. Talbert's Baggage Claim with Paula Patton, Jill Scott, Boris Kodjoe, Trey Songz, Taye Diggs, Dijmon Hounsou and Derek Luke, opens in theatres September 27th. I saw the movie in a preview screening and it’s a fun, romantic comedy.
The Best Man sequel, The Best Man Holiday, with Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Sanaa Lathan, opens in theatres November 15th.
The Dell Music Center continues its season August 29th - The Funk Show starring Bloodstone, New Birth, Con Funk Shun, The Dazz Band & Cameo.
The Dell box office is now open for the general public. The Dell Music Center is located at 33rd
Saturday, September 7th - It’s the Black Affair party with me, DJ Gary O and Doug E. Fresh.
It's the indoor/outdoor party at the Sahara Sams, 535 N Route 73 West Berlin, New Jersey.
October 5th – Rick Watson Presents The Stage Play My Husband John. The story is about John Whitehead of McFadden and Whitehead fame and his wife Elinor Whitehead. The play is happening at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce.
WHAT’S THE UNDERGROUND BUZZ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These two are almost set to walk down the isle, but sidejawns keep gettin' in the way. She's waited a while for her man to come through. Will those talkative side pieces mess it all up?
Check out who’s coming to town:
This Friday, Saturday & Sunday -August 23rd, Aug 24th and Aug 25th - Kevin Hart comedy show at Caesars in Atlantic City.
This Saturday, August 24th- Toni Braxton in concert at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.
This Sunday, August 25th – Gladys Knight and The O'Jays at the Borgata in Atlantic City.
Saturday August 31st- Marsha Ambrosius in concert at the Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Drive – Camden, New Jersey.
August 31st -September 1st - The Labor Day
Weekend comedy show starring Sommore, Jay Pharoah, Arnez J, DL Hughley, Mark Curry, Tony Rock and more at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Saturday, September 14th - Sinbad comedy
show at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
Sunday, September 15th- Everybody Get Up starring Fred Hammond, United Tenors, Eric Roberson, Dave Hollister, Brian Courtney Wilson. Special Guest Reverend Alyn
Waller of The Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. It takes place at The Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce and for more info 215-893-1999 or Kimmelcenter.org
Saturday, September 21st- Lionel Richie in concert at the Borgata in Atlantic City.
Friday, October 25th- John Legend & Tamar Braxton at The Revel Casino in Atlantic
Saturday, October 26th – Atlantic Starr & Angela Winbush in concert. Presented by
Brown Promotions 8pm showtime at The Temple Performing Arts Center at Broad and Pollett.
Saturday, November 23rd - India.Arie in concert at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
Sunday, November 24th – Will Downing in concert at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
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