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Jamie Foxx is everywhere. His latest movie, Django Unchained directed by Quentin Tarantino opens in theatres Christmas Day. Foxx and castmates Kerry Washington and Leonardo DiCaprio are on the cover of VIBE magazine. Foxx recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey for her Next Chapter series. In a very revealing interview, he said he has no
interest in getting married because all of his married friends are miserable. He also says he never talks about his babymommas because he doesn’t want his personal life in the tabloids. Foxx has two daughters: an 18-year old and a four-year old. So back to the big screen, how do you describe Django Unchained? Is it a love story? Is is a spaghetti western? Foxx plays a former slave who becomes a bounty hunter while looking for his wife. Samuel L. Jackson is going to surprise a lot of people with his role in this movie. The nominations are already coming in for the controversial film, and the mainstream awards have given nominations to DiCaprio for his portrayal as the vicious slave owner.
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Award nominations are out and Django Unchained, Lincoln, Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook lead. Denzel Washington has been nominated for his role in Flight. The NBC show
Smash also got a TV nod. The Golden Globes air January 13th on NBC.
Nominations were also announced for the SAG Awards (The Screen Actors Guild Awards). Quentin Tarantino's critically acclaimed Django Unchained didn’t make the cut because it wasn’t previewed in time. The movies up for Best Picture include Les Miserables, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook. Denzel Washington was nominated for his role in
Flight and Alfre Woodard for her role in Lifetime's Steel Magnolias.
Remember the 70’s TV classic show Kojak that starred Telly Savalas. Savalas was the bald-headed, lollipop-loving, no nonsense detective who made the catchphrase “Who Loves Ya Baby?” famous. The show aired from 1973-78. Vin Diesel is going to star in the movie version. Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the screenwriters for the latest James Bond movies, are the forces behind the Kojak big screen project.
Music Executive L.A. Reid is headed back into the business...full time. Reid is leaving the singing reality show The X-Factor. He's saying it’s time to get back to doing his day job. Sources say he was clashing with Show Creator Simon Cowell. Who is going to replace him? Will it be another record exec....... maybe Diddy? I also hear that Britney Spears may not return as a judge next season either.
Former Chicago Bulls Basketball Star Scottie Pippen is getting a reality show. Big Pippen will air on the WE channel next year.
Is it another redo for Chad Ochocinco Johnson and Evelyn Lozada? After a tumultuous year which saw them get married, get head-butted, have their reality show get cancelled and their marriage annulled, the controversial pair may be reconciling. Johnson and Lozada recently had a sit down. He has apologized for his actions and he wants her back. Would VH1 give them another shot a reality show? Does anyone care? Would they get back together for the money? They both need it, and they love the spotlight.
Former NBA Great Julius “Dr. J” Erving is coming to TV. Dr J will be guest starring on the January 17th edition of the NBC sitcom The Office.
The T-Boz reality show, Totally T-Boz, is being postponed from it’s New Year's Day target date.
Is Jay Leno out and Jimmy Fallon in? It's been 20 years since Jay Leno replaced Johnny Carson as the host of The Tonight Show on NBC. In 2009, NBC tried to replace Leno with Conan O'Brien, host of Late Night which followed Leno's show. They also gave Late Night to Saturday Night Live Alum Jimmy Fallon. O'Brien's Tonight Show ratings weren't as strong as Leno's, so NBC gave Leno the show back and let O'Brien leave the network. Meanwhile, Fallon has been a big hit on Late Night. Word is NBC wants to go younger again and let Leno go in favor of a Jimmy Fallon-hosted Tonight Show? Leno's contract is up in 2014.
The man Jay Leno beat out for The Tonight show 20 years ago was CBS Late Show Host David Letterman. Letterman will be sitting down with Oprah Winfrey January 6th for her Next Chapter series on the OWN cable network. For the first time Letterman will talk about his 2009 sex scandal where he was being extorted for money. Letterman was reportedly fooling around with his female staff workers. He'll tell The Mighty O about that time and repairing his very publicly damaged marriage.
President Barack Obama has for the second time been named Time magazine's Person Of The Year after a 2012 consisting of his new agenda on gun violence, the Supreme Court upholding his healthcare plan, the fiscal cliff and winning reelection, just to name a few highlights. The first time President Obama named Person Of The Year was following his victory in the historic presidential election of 2008.
Get ready for Beyonce in 2013: She’s performing halftime at the Superbowl; she’s producing a documentary about her life that will air on HBO February 16th; and she has just signed on as the new spokesperson for Pepsi. The $50
million Pepsi deal was announced this week and includes Beyonce's picture on Pepsi cans with the soda giant sponsoring all her major events.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards are happening February 10th on CBS. Nominees include Melanie Fiona, Frank Ocean, Anthony Hamilton, R Kelly, Miguel, Rihanna, Dave Koz, Estelle, Usher, Anita Baker, SWV, Tamia, Beyonce, Tyrese and John Legend.
The 2013 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will air on HBO May 18th. This year's inductees include Donna Summer, Public Enemy, Heart, Rush, and special honors going to Quincy Jones and Producer Lou Adler. Summer, whose induction her fans had long called for, died in May from lung cancer.
The 44th Annual NAACP Image Award nominees have also been announced. The movies Flight, Django Unchained, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Red Tails and Good Deeds have all been nominated for Best Picture. Steve
Harvey's wildly successful Think Like A Man got only one nomination for Best Supporting Actress: Taraji P. Henson. Jamie Foxx and Denzel Washington got nominations as well as the reality show X-Factor. The hit ABC drama Scandal got nominations as well as the Lifetime TV movie Steel Magnolias with Queen Latifah and Jill Scott. Alicia Keys and Bruno Mars led the way with the music nominations. Locally, Trombonist Jeff Bradshaw got a nomination for Best Jazz Album for his latest CD Bone Appetit. Local Author Jim Smith, Jr. (Mr. Energy) got a literature nod for his book The No Excuse Guide To Success No Matter What Your Boss Or Life Throws At You. The NAACP Image Awards air February 1st on NBC.
Terrell Owens has got a job. Owens had been hoping to get back in the NFL, but that didn’t happen. Owens has joined the reality show Stars In Danger: The High Dive. The show debuts Wednesday, January 9th on FOX.
Just in time for the Easter holiday 2013, it’s the latest big screen project from Tyler Perry. Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor stars Jurnee Smollett Bell, Lance Gross, Vanessa Williams, Brandy and Kim Kardashian. The movie opens March 29th. Perry also two new shows debuting on OWN. It's part of his exclusive
deal with Oprah Winfrey's cable network. The Haves And Have Nots is a drama about a family and their housekeeper, and Love Thy Neighbor is a sitcom set in a diner.
When the TV One music series Unsung returns in January look for profiles on The Whispers, Eddie Kendricks and Johnny Gill, just to name a few. The Johnny Gill segment will air in March.
Sherri Shepherd of The View has launched her wig line Lux Hair. The line has 18 different colors, 12 wigs and varying lengths.
R&B Songstress Deborah Cox and American Idol's Constantine Maroulis are currently touring in the Broadway production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The musical will be in Philly at the Forrest Theater December
26th through December 30th.
The cities of Philadelphia and Camden are joining forces for The Sugarhouse New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Delaware Riverfront. This year, there'll be two shows: one at 6pm and the other at midnight.
Get ready for the Smiths! Will Smith reunites with his son Jaden on the big screen for the M. Night Shyamalan movie After Earth. The movie opens in theatres next June.
Marlon Wayans latest movie, A Haunted House, hits theatres January 11th. The movie also stars Essence Atkins, Cedric The Entertainer and Affion Crockett.
The Preacher Wives Of Atlanta are coming. January 1st will be the TLC cable channel's debut of the latest sisterhood
reality show featuring the lives of the first ladies…the ministers' wives that is.
Diana Ross is coming to the TNT network. The Boss is performing on Christmas In Washington. The show airs on December 21st. Conan O’Brien is hosting and the President and First Lady will be in attendance. Speaking of our First Lady, check out the new magazine by Essence devoted to Michelle Obama.
Singer Brandy is the cover girl for the latest issue of Jet magazine.
Singer Ashanti is joining the cast of Lifetime cable's Army Wives. In season number 7, she will play a military wife and mother of three.
The UNCF Evening Of Stars will air on BET January 27th and will hosted by Anthony Anderson. Chaka Khan, Wayne Brady, Eric Benet, Tracee Ellis Ross, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Charlie Wilson will also be appearing. Speaking of “Uncle Charlie,” his new CD, Love Charlie, arrives in stores January 29th.
Comedian/Actor Chris Tucker, who is featured in the movie Silver Linings Playbook, is preparing for his Guess Who's Back stand up comedy tour. Tucker plans on hitting the road extensively in 2013.
After 30 years, Actress Cicely Tyson is returning to Broadway. She makes her return next April in the production The Trip To Bountiful. Tyson plays an elderly woman who returns to her small Texas town.
I had a chance to catch up with Actor Morris Chestnut. Chestnut is best known for his roles in the movies Boyz In The Hood, The Brothers and The Best Man. Chestnut is the executive producer and host of the new docu-series Vindicated, which airs on BET Tuesday nights at 10:30pm. Chestnut teams up with the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating men and women who were wrongfully convicted. Next year, look for Chestnut on both the TV and silver screens. He has been added to the cast of the Showtime drama Nurse Jackie, and he is co-starring as Halle Berry's love interest in the movie The Hive. Chestnut also confirmed to me that he will be in the sequel to The Best Man.
Actress Regina King is going to be all over your TV in 2013. Season five of her TNT drama Southland returns February 13th, and she is joining the cast of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors airs on CBS December 26th. Honorees include Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman and David Letterman.
Kevin Hart's BET show, Real Husbands Of Hollywood, has been moved up to the beginning of the year. The comedy/improv-reality show takeoff debuts January 15th on BET. Real Husbands features a who’s who of stars including Robin Thicke, Boris Kodjoe, Nick Cannon, Nelly, Duane Martin, Faizon Love, JB Smoove and Anthony Anderson, just to name a few.
Kimora Lee Simmons has a new show launching on the Style network on January22nd called Kimora's House Of Fab.
The R&B Music Hall Of Fame will launch new inductees May 5th 2013. New Inductees include Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, The Supremes, The Miracles and Ray Charles.
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.
Alicia Keys recently announced her 2013 tour. It launches in March with opening act Singer Miguel. Check her out on the cover of the latest issue of Essence magazine.
Meagan Good's new NBC drama, Deception, premieres January 7th and also stars Laz Alonso. S. Epatha Merkerson, from Law And Order fame, is also joining the cast as Good's mother.
The new season of American Idol kicks off January 16th on FOX, and it looks like new Judge Nicki Minaj will be the mean one, the new Simon Cowell. The new season should be interesting with fellow Judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson and Host Ryan Seacrest.
Season 2 of the NBC show Smash kicks off Tuesday, February 5th. Jennifer Hudson and Sheryl Lee Ralph will be featured in the second season. Wait until you see Jennifer Hudson. She looks and sounds amazing. Sheryl Lee Ralph has also been added to the cast of the Instant Mom. The show will star Tia Mowry (The Game, Tia & Tamera) and Duane Martin (All Of Us) and will air on Nick At Nite.
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This Couple's romance is far from bliss, but they couldn't stay away from each other. Now it looks like another breakup. It may be different this time because it looks like her Boss got involved.
Check out who’s coming to town:
This Thursday, December 20th - Comedian Kevin Hart in concert at The Wells Fargo Center.
This Friday, December 21st- Estelle & Melanie Fiona at the House of Blues in Atlantic City.
Saturday, December 29th- Chaka Khan in concert at Harrah's Chester/Philadelphia. For more info
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- Eric Benet at Harrah's in Atlantic City.
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
February 9th- Bobby Brown at The House Of Blues in Atlantic City.
February 19th -24th - The Stage Play My Brother Marvin- The Life Story Of Marvin Gaye
starring Singer Keith Washington, Lynne Whitfield, and Clifton Powell at the Merriam Theatre on Broad Street, between Spruce and Locust. For more information 2
Saturday, February 16th- The Royal Comedy Tour starring Sommore, Tony Rock, Bruce Bruce, DL
Hughley at the Liacouras Center, Broad and Montgomery.
Thursday, May 2nd – Mike Tyson's one man show Undisputed Truth Directed by Spike Lee at The Academy Of Music, Broad and Locust Streets. For more information 2