Month: August 2008

BERNIE MAC DIES AT 50

Comedian and actor Bernie Mac died early Saturday morning from complications due to pneumonia, his publicist confirmed. Mac, 50, had been hospitalized for about a week at Northwestern Hospital, according to his spokeswoman. A few years ago, Mac disclosed that he suffered from sarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in tissue, most often in the lungs. The comic born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough could cut an imposing figure. He stood six-foot-three, was built like a fullback and carried himself with a bouncer’s []

MORGAN FREEMAN RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

Morgan Freeman has been released from hospital, after suffering shoulder damage, a broken elbow and a broken arm, sustained in a near fatal car accident in Mississpi last week. The actor told TV’s ‘Entertainment Tonight’ “I’m doing very well. I feel real good. I just really, I thank the staff at Elvis Presley medical facility and many, many thanks to my many well-wishers. It’s great to know people care about you.”

UK TV: 80S SOUL SINGER ALEXANDER O’NEAL TO APPEAR ON ‘WIFE SWAP’

Jilly Goolden and Alexander O’Neal 1980s Soul sensation Alexander O’Neal will appear on an episode of the popular “reality” vehicle ‘Wife Swap’. O’Neal and his wife Cynthia O’Neal will swap lives with TV wine and food critic Jilly Goolden. Celebrity Wife Swap, showing Sunday August 10th on Channel 4 at 8:00pm Read more….. Is this what it’s come to Alexander? You know times must be hard when former stars agree to appear on these “celebrity” led “reality” vehicles……. Let’s go back and watch Alexander []

L’OREAL DENIES LIGHTENING BEYONCE’S SKIN IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN

L’Oreal have released a statement to Fox News, denying accusations of lightening Beyonce’s skin tone in their latest ad campaign. Read statement below… “It is categorically untrue that L’Oréal Paris altered Ms. Knowles’ features or skin-tone in the campaign for Feria hair color,” the rep said in a statement. “Beyonce Knowles has been a spokesperson for the L’Oréal Paris brand since 2001. We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles.” Well, well, well, It didn’t take them long to release a statement! Ah the power of us black bloggers []

USHER REHIRES MOTHER AS HIS MANAGER

  It’s now official that R&B singer Usher has rehired his mother, Jonetta Patton, as his manager.    As the ‘New York Daily News’ speculated on July 7, Usher has officially ended his business relationship with Benny Medina and replaced him with his mother.   Apparently Usher has made the management overhaul because of the lackluster response to his recent release, ‘Here I Stand.’ Continue Reading…. I think that this is probably a wise move on Usher’s part. So far thing’s just don’t []

UK NEWS: TEENAGER SHOT DEAD IN CROSS FIRE

A teenager shot dead in a supermarket was an innocent bystander caught in crossfire, police have said. The 18-year-old was killed in the Costcutter store in Walworth, south-east London on Wednesday night. Officers said he was with family members when he was shot as two men tried to force their way past him while trying to get away from someone. About five men were then seen to leave the area on mopeds. A 19-year-old man has been arrested. The 18-year-old victim is []

RICK ROSS EVENT/SHOW INTERRUPTED BY GUNFIRE

The Second Annual Rick Ross Be Out Day was interrupted by gunfire today (August 6), AllHipHop.com has learned. The annual event took place in Carol City Park and offered the local community a day of food, and fun sponsored by Rick Ross himself. The event went off without a hitch, until Ross took the stage and that’s gunfire erupted. “He was giving back to the community when this happened,” a source on the scene told AllHipHop.com in an exclusive statement. “Rick and []

JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEE – RAHIEM SHABAZZ

Congratulations goes out to my loyal subscriber/visitor, Atlanta based Hip Hop journalist and filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz, who has been nominated for the ‘Journalist of the Year’ award. Rahiem is the owner of the Rasha Media Group Inc which specializes in the areas of filmmaking, screenwriting talent relations and strategic marketing. I will be partying with you in Atlanta soon Rahiem  🙂  Rahiem celebrates his nomination.