Lifetime taps Toni Braxton to star in new investigative crime series

R&B singer Toni Braxton is stepping out of the music studio for a minute to star in and executive produce a series of Lifetime television movies based on the Hollis Morgan mystery book series by author R. Franklin James. The “Breathe Again” songstress will play Hollis Morgan, an ex-con turned amateur sleuth who sets out […]

Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey celebrate 18 years of working together

Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey are celebrating the 18th anniversary of their classic hit “I Know What You Want,” which was released in 2003 and featured on Busta’s sixth album, It Ain’t Safe No More…. Busta and Mariah released DIVINE: The 18 Year Anniversary Celebration, via YouTube and discuss how they created their hip-hop love […]

Newlyweds Michael Jai White and Gillian White get tatted

On  April 27, Hollywood newlyweds Michael Jai White and Gillian White reveal details of their most romantic — and exotic — date. Married less than a year, Gillian also shares what she’s crossed off her bucket list and shows off her latest finger adornments. Credit: The Real Daytime/YouTube [jwplatform 0IzDAuFF]

Class of 2015: The Highlights

Choosing the right weekly cover story to complement the zeitgeist of pop culture can sometimes be a daunting decision. The appetites of the rolling out audience change frequently, sometimes so swiftly, once our covers hit newsstands, the American public is focused on the next celebrity divorce, arrest or Twitter beef. The impactful, cultivating and edifying […]

Exclusive: Michael Jai White and Gillian Iliana Waters tie the knot

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In a rolling out exclusive, Why Did I Get Married? and “For Better or Worse” star Michael Jai White and fiancée, actress Gillian Iliana Waters, share their wedding fairytale. The Hollywood couple exchanged vows amid a parade of exotic dancers tossing flower petals, Thai drummers, painted elephants and heart-shaped fireworks. The magical ceremony was held […]

From lovers to friends, Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White make comedic magic on TV

Cast members from the Tyler Perry’s entertainment provisions: “If Loving You Is Wrong” and “For Better or Worse,” joined a host of media on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Atlanta’s Twelve hotel located at Atlantic Station. “For Better or Worse” actors Michael Jai White (who plays Marcus Williams) and Tasha Smith (Angela Williams)  as well […]

Celebs spotted on the Neighborhood Awards 2014 blue carpet

The Neighborhood Awards 2014 took over Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center August 9 with a star-studded blue carpet. The host of the weekend Steve Harvey and his beautiful wife Marjorie posed and did interviews while more celebs walked by. Above, Claudia Jordan and Tracee Ellis Ross let the media take photos. Check out Kirk Franklin, […]

Romeo Miller lands leading role in urban stripper film, ‘Chocolate City’

Romeo lands leading role in stripper flick Urban stripper flick Chocolate City has found its leading man in former Nickelodeon star and No Limit Records recording artist Lil Romeo, aka Romeo Miller. Last week, Michael Jai White and Tyson Beckford revealed that they’ll be stripping down for the upcoming exotic-dancing themed movie. Miller has signed […]

Worst on-screen celebrity couples

As I sat at the viewing party for the season premiere of Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse,” I was struck by the obvious on-screen chemistry that best friends Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White share. Despite the fact that they verbally mauled each other half to death in their films together, their obviously affinity […]

Oprah, Tasha Smith, Brad James attend ‘For Better or Worse’ premiere in L.A.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Media maven and talk show billionaire Oprah Winfrey spread the wealth  with the cast of Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse” for her OWN Network premiere of the successful sitcom that included the likes of Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White, Brad James, Kiki Haynes and Kent Faulcon. According to reports, “For […]

‘R&B Divas’ host 2 premiere parties: Nicci Gilbert vs. Syleena Johnson

The “R&B Divas” made their way back to television this week. To celebrate their season 2 premiere. It only made sense for the ladies to throw a party or two.  While most may have thought that one party was enough, it seems as if the cast decided to part ways and celebrate with two separate […]

The Best Dressed at Steve Harvey’s 10th Annual Ford Hoodie Awards

LAS VEGAS – What makes the annual Ford Hoodie Awards so unique is that, for at least one time a year, celebrities serve as decorative backdrop to the true stars of the evening: the African American businessman and women who represent the best of the urban community from around the nation. But the usually anonymous […]

Usher Shows Off New Buff Body: 10 Other Buff Hunks

Usher may be a relic in the world of Pop & B, but he’s still proving that he hang — and flex his muscles — with today’s hottest young singers. In preparation for the release of his new album, Looking for Myself, which drops June 12, Usher has been hitting the gym to get his […]

Mario Van Peebles Returns to Big Screen in ‘We the Party’

Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Snoop Dogg Studio: XLrator Media Clearly We the Party aims to appeal to young theatergoers, since it’s loaded with the themes that many kids are concerned about (and in some cases, obsessed with): being popular, sex, prom, college, the opposite sex, partying, avoiding bullies, etc. Academics? […]

Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Tasha Smith: Top 9 Celebrity Careers Helped by Tyler Perry

Since Tyler Perry broke onto the Hollywood scene in 2005 and began dominating the box office with his mega-successful films, the premier writer-director has provided a platform to many actors, including lesser known stars like Tasha Smith and superstars like Janet Jackson. But each actor has benefitted heavily from Perry’s legendary golden touch. To honor […]

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