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Thursday, 28 March 2013 00:43

Halle Berry reveals 3-decade old secret

Halle Berry, 46, reveals she has been in therapy for three decades to deal with issues surrounding her abusive, alcoholic father. Check out the video at http://www.aol.com/video/halle-berry-has-been-in-therapy-for-three-decades/517725186/
Join me as I rejoice, ladies! According to Angela Bassett, our favorite female right of passage film "Waiting To Exhale," is getting a sequel! While Angela reveals that producer are still working on a script, she is in good faith! Producers have a long road ahead of them. Whitney Houston's character Savannah played a central role in the movie and her passing may be difficult to incorporate into the script (if they plan on addressing it all). Angela shared her thoughts on the sequel with HuffingtonPost. Terry McMillian shared her thoughts on the sequel to "Waiting to Exhale," and revealed that the film's producers were still up in the air about Whitney Houston's character, "Savannah Jackson." What's the latest status? They're still writing. One of our original producers, from the first "Exhale," is on board. So that's a good sign, but they're still working on the script. It's just how to deal with it [Whitney's loss]. And probably the best way to deal with it is just deal with it. It's like what happens in life, in a way. Life is about life in passing, living and dying, winning and losing. So that's what I know so far. If the…
Friday, 22 March 2013 14:55

Michael Baisden…Keeping it Real

Michael Baisden has been the constant voice providing dialogue and a platform to more than seven million nationwide listeners on issues and topics affecting the African American community. After not being able to reach mutual contract agreements with syndication partner Cumulus Media, he will end his radio show. FrontPage Detroit talked with him exclusively about his thoughts on the decision and his next steps.  Hey Les Hello Mr. Baisden. You’ve had a very busy day. Yes it has been. (sighing)  We are very sorry to hear that you’re going off the air.  Talk about how this decision came to be. Well first of all, the contract is up.  I do not know if I made that clear to my listeners so the next time I blog, I will do that. We were both hoping to resolve it and come to a mutual agreement and were unable to do that.  So they decided to play ‘best-of’ shows between now and then and that is the prerogative that they have decided to exercise. What exactly were you looking in terms of your contract?  Was it an extension or the ability to be able to do your own programming? We cannot get into any details of the…
Wendy Williams made a cameo as a guest judge on last night's episode of 'The Face' and tackled a hot-button topic when she asked contestant Devyn if it was "hard to be a black girl model?" Devyn, who juggles motherhood and multiple jobs while chasing her dreams as a model dismissed race as a factor and Naomi Campbell was heard going off in the background. The exchange went as follows: Wendy: Is it hard to be a black girl model? Devyn: I don't really consider myself as a black girl model. I know what my ethnicity is, but I'm fair-skinned and I feel like I have an international look. Wendy: So you don't feel black? Devyn: No, that's not what I said, whatsoever. Naomi Campbell (chimes in off to the side): What the f*ck does she mean? That's a disgrace! She's a black girl. Do you find it offensive that Devyn just wants to be viewed as a "model" rather than a "black model"? Is it wrong that she wants to be viewed as a "model" rather than a "black model"?
Call in sick, fake an illness or do whatever else you've got to do Thursday, because it's officially tourney time and that bracket deserves your undivided attention. With a slate of awesome team and individual matchups on the docket, here's a look at the 10 things to watch on the NCAA Tournament's opening day. 1) Nerves The first round of the tournament is a feeling-out process. The guys who haven't been there before are trying to remember it's still just basketball and the guys who have been there before are trying to lead by example. The biggest way nerves can impact a game is in shooting. Defense actually improves because players are energized, but shooting will suffer. This is the best chance for upsets. If a high-seed team that loves the three -- Illinois, for example -- goes cold, it becomes vulnerable. It's precisely how Lehigh -- a 15 seed last year -- toppled Duke in the first round. Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/ncaa-tournament_n_2917585.html?utm_hp_ref=detroit&ir=Detroit
The always outspoken Jada Pinkett Smith (pictured below) has really raised a few eyebrows in the Black community with her latest rant. The actress went on her Facebook page and argued that if the Black community wanted to see more diversity on mainstream publications, perhaps Black magazines should allow White women to grace their covers too. Pinkett Smith shared her controversial thoughts on her social media page and even took things a step further by displaying a few mockups of magazine covers to drive the point home of how social injustices such as not placing a White woman on a Black publication cover for example could be rectified.For example, she placed a picture of actress Charlize Theron on the cover of the Black woman's fashion and lifestyle magazine ESSENCE. Then the petite diva added a photo of actress and singer Queen Latifah to a Cosmopolitan cover. The wife of superstar, Will Smith, who only recently went on a public tirade on her Facebook page about the bullying of young celebrities, had a few interesting thoughts about her latest undertaking, posing the question, "Will there ever be a day in which women will be able to see each other beyond race,…
Thursday, 21 March 2013 00:00

Ryan Leslie: the road to glory

Mega producer, hip-hop artist, writer, instrumentalist and philanthropist Ryan Leslie has a penchant for world travel with Brussels, Switzerland, Holland, and Austria being some of the places he frequents. At an impressionable 19 years old, the Political Science and Macro Economics major graduated from Harvard and quickly developed his own brand that delivers a unique social media presence and connects him with world music lovers. He talked exclusively with FrontPage Detroit about his start, the impact his parents had on his career and living his dreams. You have certainly made a name for yourself. Talk about how everything came together for you. Well in 2010 I bought my contracts from my record label and decided to go independent. At that juncture I knew that there was a paradigm shift in the music industry and that a direct line of communication with my audience was really going to be the lifeline of my business. So I went independent and began a very aggressive social media campaign which was to build on the dialogue that I had initiated with my audience and that dialogue was about creativity in the studio. So I put together a successful video series in which I would…
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Wednesday, 20 March 2013 13:48

Roland Martin is leaving CNN

Another one bites the dust. Roland Martin is now the latest political commentator to leave CNN. Today, the author, journalist and TV host announced to his nearly 200,000 Twitter followers that he will be leaving the network next month. After one of Martin's Twitter followers wrote, "Roland I am really missing not hearing your view point on @CNN," he shot back with, "Sorry. Can't book myself. My last day at @cnn is April 6." The 44-year-old, who joined the network as a contributor in 2007, hinted that clashes with CNN's new president, Jeff Zucker, is the reason for his departure. He told one of his followers the "new boss wants his own peeps." Under Zucker's leadership, analysts such as James Carville, Mary Matlan and Soledad O'Brien have also lost their positions at the network. In an interview with Journal-isms, Martin said he throughly enjoyed his "little over six years" at CNN. "There are many folks I will miss dearly, especially wonderful colleagues like Josanne Lopez, Soledad O'Brien, Ali Velshi, and so many bookers and producers," he said. "But, I also miss the folks I tried to speak for and represent the most when I was on the air: the men…
While most other talk shows will be on hiatus this summer, Wendy Williams will still be giving her fans a daily dose of hot topics and celebrity gossip! Thanks to high ratings, the fourth season of The Wendy Williams Show has been extended by two full months into the summer. According to reports, Debmar-Mercury announced that the daytime talkshow will tape new episodes during June and July because of a 47 percent ratings increase during the month of February. "Wendy is absolutely thriving," Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus said. "Expanding the number of original episodes will allow us to continue the program's incredible momentum well into the summer." But the show's producers are not the only ones excited about the good news. The talk show queen herself said she now wishes to do the show 365 days of the year. "I have the greatest fans in daytime TV, and I'm so excited to be giving fans more fun throughout the summer," she said. "If it were up to me, we'd have a show every day, all year long!"Congrats, Wendy!
You know an album's good when everyone starts buzzing about it weeks before your release date, and you make a well-publicized appearance on SNL (Saturday Night Live) as both guest and performer. There's only one Justin Timberlake, and he's back in a major way. "The 20/20 Experience" leaves little room for misinterpretation: it's brimming with huge ambition (and news just hit the Net that there's a companion album in the works). This one is meant to be Timberlake's "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," or "Dark Side of the Moon," namely, he's pushing an experience that's album-centric, not single-minded. Nearly everyone recording in pop music today aims for the single (download). It's how most consumers purchase music, however, "The 20/20 Experience" is really meant to be felt, grooved to, and enjoyed as a continuous musical journey, one track after the other. It's a neo-soul searching outing that transcends those weighty barriers quite well. You might already be spinning (is there a digital equivalent for that word?) "Suit & Tie," but there are plenty more tricks up Mr. Timberlake's sleeve. The standouts are "Pusher Love Girl," a song that harkens back to Curtis Mayfield and luscious Barry "The Maestro" White strings,…
Source: Gossipwelove via Hello Beautiful on BPNEXT Amber Rose was spotted out and about just three weeks after giving birth to her baby boy Sebastian. The new mom had her first outing while shopping at Babies R Us in Los Angeles. Source: Gossipwelove via Hello Beautiful on BPNEXT Not bad considering she just gave birth.
Keyshia Cole is clearly not a fan of Beyonce's new song "Bow Down!" The outspoken 'Woman To Woman' singer took to Twitter to share her feelings after listening to Bey's latest offering. She set off a war of words when she tweeted: click here I am a fan of both ladies, but I'm not mad at Keyshia. Who is Beyonce to tell us to 'bow down?" This is not the first time Keyshia has slammed one of her peers, she went in on Michelle Williams' contribution to the group's performance at the Super Bowl in February. Let me know if you agree or disagree with Keyshia Cole's sentiments in the comments section below.
The 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is set to begin. With the conference tournaments complete, the NCAA selection committee revealed the field of 68 teams competing for the 2013 national championship. The No. 1 seeds in the four regions of the bracket are Louisville, Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga. Louisville earned the No. 1 overall seed after a 29-5 season out of the Big East, capped with a second straight title in the Big East Conference Tournament.With 31 teams in the field of 68 earning automatic bids to the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the drama on Selection Sunday involved the selection and seeding of the other 37 squads. The defending champion Kentucky Wildcats were among those bubble teams who didn't make the field. Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/17/ncaa-tournament-2013-teams-seeds_n_2897425.html?utm_hp_ref=detroit