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Someone needs to help Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. At press time, he has been AWOL since leaving the Mayo Clinic for bipolar disorder treatment. Jesse, Jr. is under federal investigation along with his wife Sandy for misusing campaign funds. Money allegedly spent on
redecorating a D.C. Home. Records also show a $40,000 Rolex watch for a female friend of the congressman. Jr. was working on a plea deal that would have him leave his newly re-elected congressional office by the end of the year and plead guilty to the charges. He was trying to avoid jail time in his deal, and he would resign from office for health reasons. Jr. needs help. If he knows he doesn’t want to go to jail, he has to find a way to resolves these matters.
What will happen to the career of Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash? Last week was horrendous for Clash. A young man came forward and claimed he and Clash were involved in a relationship when the young man was 16 and Clash was 45. The accuser later recanted his story saying it was a consensual relationship between two adults after he was 18. Was the accuser paid off? Meanwhile, Clash had to deal with the fall out. Clash, who is divorced, says he is now living his life as a gay man. Clash admitted to having a relationship with his accuser. He also
admitted to sending his accuser inappropriate emails from his Sesame Street workplace account. Can Clash’s career be saved? He has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street. Will they take him back?
Sherman Hemsley is finally going to be buried. The South Philly born actor is best known for his TV sitcom characters “George Jefferson” in The Jeffersons and “Deacon Frye” in Amen. Hemsley died four months ago, and finally the legal wrangling over his estate has ended. A
judge has ruled in favor of Flora Enchinton, a married woman whom Hemsley named as the benefactor of his will. Hemsley's brother Richard Thornton, who contested the will, lost his case in court because he submitted his DNA evidence late. The DNA test proved Hemsley and Thornton are related. Now, Hemsley will be buried in Texas at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery with full military honors. Hemsley was an Air Force veteran and a former postal worker.
Jermaine Jackson is changing his name. Jackson is changing the spelling to JACK SUN. Jermaine says it's for artistic reasons.
Halle Berry can’t leave the country with her daughter Nahla. A judge has blocked Berry's request to move to France with her daughter. The Oscar winner wanted to move to France permanently with her daughter to escape the constant paparazzi coverage. Berry also wanted to be with her fiancé in his native country of France. Berry is engaged to Actor Olivier Martinez. The judge felt if Berry moved the toddler out of the country, it would be harmful to the little girl and her father. Berry's baby daddy is Model Gabriel Aubry. It's been a rough going for Berry in court with Aubry. She currently has to pay him $20,000 a month in child support. Meanwhile, Halle channels “The Boss,” Diana Ross on the cover of this month's interview magazine.
Speaking of Diana Ross, we're sending her get well wishes. Miss Ross slipped on a wet stage overseas, and she broke her ankle.
It’s a near naked Rihanna on the latest issue of GQ magazine. The pop princess is also on the latest issue of Vogue magazine.
It’s Oprah to the rescue! Oprah is going to help her father get out of his marriage. Vernon and Barbara Winfrey have been married for 12 years, but now Oprah's dad wants out and he wants Barbara out his home. The marriage hit rock bottom a few months ago amidst accusations of cheating and financial shenanigans. Vernon Winfrey did admit that he strayed and has apologized. Vernon feels Barbara was spending too much of his money. He says he is not as rich as his famous daughter. Meanwhile, Barbara won’t leave their home, and she says Oprah's
meddling and her husband's cheating have destroyed this marriage. Vernon has turned to his daughter for help. He wants out, and Oprah says she is going to help her daddy with the best lawyers.
Troubled Actress Maia Campbell is turning to Iyanla Van Zandt. Campbell was on the hit TV sitcom In The House with LL Cool J in the 90's. After the show, she fell victim to substance abuse. Campbell, the daughter of the late Author Bebe Moore Campbell, will be appearing on Iyanla's Fix My Life on the OWN cable network this Saturday at 10pm.
This Sunday on the 40th Annual American Music Awards (AMA's), Stevie Wonder will perform a musical tribute to the show's creator, the late Dick Clark. Clark sold the awards show to ABC as an alternative to the Grammy's by letting the public vote for their favorite musical performers. Wonder has won 11 AMA's, including the Award Of Merit and for his classic Superstition on the awards' very first telecast. Wonder was also good friends with Clark. Usher, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown are also scheduled to perform, and the AMA's air at 8pm on ABC.
Is Singer Miguel married? The mysterious singer is rumored to have married his longtime model girlfriend Nazanin Mandi. He is currently topping the charts with the song Adorn.
Congrats to Tamera Mowry-Housley. She and her husband Adam have a new addition to their family. They welcomed a baby boy, Aden, earlier this week.
Adam Lambert will be hosting VH1’s Divas Live. This year's show will pay tribute to two Divas we lost this year: Whitney Houston and Donna Summer. The show airs December 16th.
Jennifer Hudson says she is done losing weight. The Oscar winner lost 80 pounds via Weight Watchers. Hudson is the recent covergirl for Redbook magazine.
We remember Singer Major Harris. Harris died last week at the age of 65. He had a long career in Philly Soul music and at one time he was managed by our own Butterball. Harris sang with the The Delfonics for four years beginning in 1971, but he'll be best remembered for his
1975 million-selling solo smash Love Won’t Let Me Wait. A viewing is taking place on Friday at the March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. Arrangements are still being made about a memorial in Philadelphia.
Queen Latifah's talk show debuts next fall. According to published reports, when the show debuts she will be talking about her life and come out of the closet as a lesbian. Sources say it has not hurt the career of fellow Talk Show Host/Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, and Latifah wants to live her life freely.
The Braxton sisters, Toni, Trina, Towanda and Traci, are branching out beyond their reality show. The sisters are working on a pilot for a talk show, which is being modeled after The View.
More problems for Comedian/Actor Katt Williams. He is being sued for $5 million after punching his assistant in the face.
Changes are coming to the BET late night show Don’t Sleep starring TJ Holmes. The show is expanding to an hour and will air on Wednesday nights. In more TJ news, he and his wife Marilee are expecting their first child in January.
Good news for Cedric The Entertainer. His TV Land show Soul Man has been renewed for a second season. The show also stars Niecy Nash. Look for Cedric hosting the Soul Train Awards on November 25th. New Edition is getting a Lifetime Achievement Award. The show will air on the BET and Centric networks.
The Beverly Hills Cop movie franchise is turning into a TV show. Actor Brandon T. Jackson (Lottery Ticket, Percy Jackson And The Olympians) will star as the son of Eddie Murphy's character “Axel Foley” on the show.
Alicia Keys is going to profiled on the CBS show Person To Person on Friday, November 23rd.
Actor Billy Dee Williams is coming to The ABC show Modern Family. He is appearing on the New Year's Eve episode. Modern Family airs Wednesday nights at 9pm on ABC.
Actress Sharon Leal will be the leading lady in the movie Addicted. Based on the best-selling erotic novel by Zane. The book is being made into a movie. Leal, who is best known for her work in the Tyler Perry movie series Why Did I Get Married, snagged the role after producers launched an intense search for a leading lady. The movie is about a married businesswoman who is a sex addict. Tasha Smith also stars as a sex therapist along with Boris Kodjoe, fresh off the Resident Evil movie franchise, playing Leal's husband.
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are joining the forces for the movie Ride Along. Tika Sumpter (Sparkle) plays the love interest to Hart, who has to prove himself worthy to her brother (Ice Cube). Director Tim Story, who did the movies Think Like A Man and Fantastic Four, is directing.
Hart's got a busy 2013 because along with Ride Along, his BET show The Real Husbands Of Hollywood debuts in March.
Get ready for a sequel to the 1999 movie classic The Best Man. The movie made Terrence Howard and Taye Diggs stars. Nia Long, Monica Calhoun, Sanaa Lathan, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Regina Hall, Melissa De Sousa and Morris Chestnut were all in the original cast and are returning
for the sequel.
Gold Medal Winner Gabby Douglass is the covergirl for the December issue of Essence magazine, and Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer is the covergirl for Elle magazine.
NeNe Leakes from The Real Housewives Of Atlanta is the covergirl in diamonds on the December/January issue of Ebony magazine. Speaking of The Real Housewives, the new season kicked off with great ratings, the highest in Bravo TV’s history. Newcomer Model/Actress Kenya Moore is causing quite a stir with her behavior on the show.
Mary Mary will return for a second season of their reality show on December 6th
on the WE network.
The 12th season of American Idol returns Wednesday, January 16th with new Judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson and Host Ryan Seacrest on FOX.
Chris Tucker returns to the big screen in the movie Silver Linings Playbook. The movie starring Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper opens in theatres November 21st. He is also working on a stand up comedy film which is due out next year.
The Michael Jackson BAD documentary directed by Spike Lee will air on ABC on Thanksgiving night.
In Whitney Houston news, get ready for tributes to her this fall. First up, the 18-track tribute album, I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston, is now available. The coffee table book, Whitney: Tribute To An Icon, comes out November 27th. The Lifetime network presents their TV special remembering Whitney Houston, which will feature home videos and interviews with mom Cissy Houston, brother Gary, daughter Bobbi Kris and sister-in-law Pat
Houston. On November 16th, it’s A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston with Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans that will air on CBS.
Apollo Live is the Centric network's singing reality show, and it kicks off
Saturday, December 1st. Comedian Tony Rock will be hosting and the judges include Gladys
Knight, Michael Bivins, and Doug E Fresh.
Jamie Foxx returns to the big screen this December in the Quentin Tarantino’s film Django. The movie, about a former slave turned bounty hunter trying to rescue his wife from slavery, also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington. Speaking
of Kerry Washington, her ABC drama Scandal has been picked up for a full season. Meanwhile, Foxx has also signed on for the movie White House Down with Channing Tatum. Foxx will play the President Of The United States, who is taken hostage in the White House. Foxx is also
rumored to be joining the cast of The Amazing Spiderman II playing the villain “Electro.”
Jill Scott has been added to the cast of David E. Talbert's film Baggage Claim. Paula Patton stars in the movie about a flight attendant who has 30 days and 30,000 miles to find a husband. Derek Luke and Octavia Spencer are also part of the cast. Trey Songz, Djimon Hounsou and Tia Mowry-Hardrict have also been added to the cast.
Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson-Supremes Collection kicks off in January at the African American Museum. The collection will be on display from January 25th until June 22nd,
and it features over 30 of the Supremes' most glamorous gowns. The African American Museum is located at 7th and Arch Streets.
Singer Kem is getting ready for the holidays. He has a new CD, What Christmas Means, in stores now.
This Monday, November 19th, it’s the Marion Anderson Awards honoring Actor James Earl Jones.
Actor Terrence Howard is hosting, and the Philadelphia Orchestra is performing. Special guests for the evening include Actresses Phylicia Rashad and Viola Davis. For more info call 215-893-1999. The event is happening at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce.
Friday, November 23rd - Doc B and Big B presents The Black Friday Experience at the Chase
Center, 815 Justison Street in Wilmington, Delaware. In Party room #1's R&B Lounge, it's the band Best Kept Secret; I will be hosting the R&B classics in room #2 with DJ Jamar; and from New York City, there's Funk Master Flex and Doc B, Cosmic Kev and DJ Mont hosting Party room #3. For more information log onto blackfridayexperience2012.eventbrite.com
Saturday, November 24th - it’s The 21st Annual Philly's Men Are Cooking at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 11th & Arch Streets. For more info go to ivylegacy.org or call 215-848-4735.
Saturday, November 24th- Big Scott And Friends with the All Black Extravaganza Affair/Grown
And Sexy Saturday at the Adventure Aquarium on the Waterfront in Camden, NJ. Five party rooms, Three DJ’s, comedy, poetry and Live Bands. For more info go to Bigscott.com or call 609-352-7161.
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What do you do when you haven't paid your taxes? You turn to your wife, of course. This Music Mover and Shaker may have to ask his wife to touch her purse to settle up with Uncle Sam.
Check out who’s coming to town:
This Saturday, November 17th - Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam starring Gary Owens, Capone, Tony Roberts and Michael Blackson at the Academy Of Music, Broad and Spruce.
Tuesday, November 20th- Smokey Robinson at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware.
Friday, November 23rd - Maxwell in concert at the Borgata in Atlantic City.
Wednesday & Thursday, November 28th & 29th- R Kelly and Tamia in concert at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby.
Saturday, December 1st- Bobby Brown at the House Of Blues in Atlantic City.
Saturday, December 1st- Dianne Reeves' Holiday Show at The Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut Street. For more info go to Annenbergcenter.org or call 215-898-3900.
Friday, December 7th – Babyface in concert at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City.
Friday, December 7th- Keith Sweat at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
Thursday, December 20th - Comedian Kevin Hart in concert at The Wells Fargo Center.
Saturday, December 29th- Chaka Khan in concert at Harrah's Chester/Philadelphia. For more info 1-800-745-3000.
Saturday, December 29th- Regina Belle, Harold Melvin's Bluenotes and Jean Carne in concert at the First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street. For more info call 1-800-736-1420.
Saturday, January 19th- The Real All-Stars of Hip Hop starring Salt 'N Pepa, DMX, Digital Underground, Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe D and Black Sheep at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. For more info ticketmaster.com
Sunday, January 20th- Superstars Of The 70’S Soul Jam starring The Stylistics, The Chi-Lites, The Emotions, Cuba Gooding, Sr. & The Main Ingredient, Peaches & Herb and Harold Melvin's Bluenotes at The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. For more info ticketmaster.com