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Etta James and Beyonce Bump Heads!

  Beyonce’ ads a new feather to her cap, not only is she portraying the legendary soul singer Etta James in the upcoming film “Cadillac Records”, but she is also one of the producers.  Recently I spoke to Gabrielle Union about her role in the movie and asked her about working with Beyonce’ and she had this to say.  “She …

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Ruby Dee Robbed!

For the first time in history there is an African American that is the nominee for president, but racism is still alive and well in Hollywood.  Now I know it happen a little while ago, but I still feel that veteran actress Ruby Dee was robbed.  The 83-year-old thespian was nominated for her role as Denzel Washington’s mother in “American …

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Congressmen John Lewis is Two Faced!

I detest a liar and the only thing that I cannot stand more than a liar is a person that is two faced.  And that is just what Rep. John Lewis is, two faced.  The Georgia Congressman had been a steadfast supported of Senator Hillary Clinton and enthusiastically announced his endorsement of her presidential run last October.  But that backing …

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National Black Arts Festival’s Charles Dutton Event Flops!

The festival had the makings of a really great event with Charles Dutton, but it fell short.  A conversation followed by the screening of “The Piano Lesson” seriously lacked due to a NBAF staff member’s weak attempt to interview the actor.  Dutton was born and reared on the Eastside of Baltimore, Maryland, Charles Dutton’s life is a testimony that you …

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National Black Arts Festival in Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!

The 20th Anniversary of the National Black Arts Festival left no stone unturned to offer a rich experience for every aspect of the arts.  Yours truly was on hand for a few of the signature events of the two weeks of excitement.  The event that was at one time only celebrated every other year has become an annual cultural festivity …

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Ne-Yo Arrested!

Ne-yo was finally photographed without wearing a hat. Unfortunately, the photographer was affiliated with the Atlanta police department and the picture is a mug shot. The neo-soul/R&B singer, born Shaffer Smith, was booked on charges of reckless driving and driving without a license after he was arrested in the wee hours of the morning. The 28-year-old was clocked in his …

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Suge Knight gets his Ass Kicked!

Suge Knight, who is said to have fathered a small community, might be a daddy again soon.  Saaphyri, the winner of VH-1’s “Charm School” is pregnant.  And the word going around in Los Angeles is that the baby was fathered by Death Row Records’ boss Suge Knight.  As you well know Knight recently got his ass kicked and the world …

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Nas and Kelis’ Marriage is in TROUBLE!

The rumors are surfacing aging that it is trouble in paradise for Nas and his wife Kelis.  According to an industry insider that told Obnoxious that Nas and Kelis have been separated since they last appeared as a couple wearing t-shirts with the N-word across their chest and back at the Grammys.  My insider said the platinum selling rapper and …

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