Stacy Dash is Free...and Single

Stacey Dash is officially after a judge signed off on the actress' divorce papers granting her freedom from husband Emmanuel Xuereb.

The couple married in 2007, but Dash filed for divorce in January 2010 and petitioned for a restraining order against Xuereb, who she claimed hit her in the "face, head and body" during their two-year marriage. The couple have no children together.

Dash has also been reportedly freed up from the hit VHI1 TV show Single Ladies. She played Valerie, the owner of a fashion boutique who has been on the quest for a good man. She's still looking.

According to imdb.com, Dash has as few projects in the works. No release dates have been released.

Spoiler Alert: Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day



Actress Sharon Leal is up to something good. Recently she revealed that a new movie is in the making starring her and Blair Underwood. The movie is Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day.

“It’s a suspense thriller. We play husband and wife and we’re searching for our missing daughter. It was pretty intense,” said the actress about the film.

This independent film takes its audience on a seven day journey inside the souls and secrets of a husband and wife, Kari and David Ames as they search for redemption, truth and faith while on a race to find their missing daughter. The film uses the eerie, yet peaceful and beautiful scenery of Louisiana’s bayous and the cities unique culture to depict a story that everyone can relate to, a story of a couples transformation, strength and conviction.

On the Seventh Day is the second film to be released under Bishop T.D. Jakes Woman Thou Art Loosed franchise. Straight off the release campaign of the very successful Box Office hit “Jumping the Broom” Bishop Jakes is back at it as Executive Producer and writer on this dramatic sequel.

Coincidentally, it has been seven years since the films’ original release connecting On the Seventh Day to its biblical message symbolizing the number seven and its special meanings throughout the climatic story line.

The multi award winning cast includes Blair Underwood as David Ames, Sharon Leal as Kari Ames, Nicole Beharie as Beth Hutchins and Pam Grier as Detective Barrick.

Neema Barnette, the Emmy winning director and first African American female to get a major studio-three picture deal directs the story by Cory Tynan and Bishop T.D. Jakes. Produced by Jeff Clanagan for Codeblack Entertainment, and Nina Henderson Moore, On the Seventh Day will be filmed on various locations around New Orleans, LA including the historic Xavier University.

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‘America’s Next Top Model’ to Replace Andre Leon Talley

The judging panel of “America’s Next Top Model” is going through some changes.

Fashion publicist and reality TV veteran Kelly Cutrone, who appeared on MTV’s “The Hills” and starred in Bravo’s “Kell on Earth,” is being brought in to replace AndrĂ© Leon Talley for cycle 18 early next year, reports People.com.

“I am a huge fan of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and have watched the show for years,” says Cutrone, 45, who owns People’s Revolution. “Having worked in various aspects of the fashion industry over the course of my career, I am excited for this new opportunity and hope to bring a different perspective to the show.”

Talley, 61, editor-at-large at Vogue, joined the show in early 2010, beginning with cycle 14, after many years of pleading from Tyra Banks.

“We have greatly enjoyed working with AndrĂ© Leon Talley and he has been an amazing asset to the ‘America’s Next Top Model’ family,” says executive producer Ken Mok. “We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

And he echoes the sentiment. “I had a great ride and will always consider my experience with Top Model one of the best moments of my life,” Talley says. “Tyra is an incredible role model and I learned so much sitting next to her through four cycles.”



RUMOR HAS IT...Enquirer: ‘Talk’s’ Julie Chen Now Wants Sheryl Underwood Out

If you believe the tabloids, Sheryl Underwood’s new gig on “The Talk” is now in jeopardy.

Having replaced original co-host Leah Remini at the left end of the table, the comedian is rumored to be next on moderator’s Julie Chen chopping block, according to the National Enquirer. The tabloid also reports that Chen “cannot wait” for Molly Shannon’s guest-hosting turn – replacing Holly Robinson Peete – to come to an end.

“Julie believes they made a mistake by adding Sheryl to the panel. She thinks Sheryl’s comedy is too crude for daytime TV,” a source told the Enquirer. “Julie doesn’t mince words – she says Sheryl’s vulgar style isn’t a good fit.”

According to the Enquirer, Chen was particularly upset when Sheryl made light of a discussion about suicide during a talk about “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” husband Russell Armstrong.

Meanwhile, after the contracts for Holly and Leah were not renewed, it was alleged that Chen had been warning her co-hosts that her husband could fire them, says the Enquirer.

“The Talk” premiered in October, 2010, with co-hosts, creator and executive producer Sara Gilbert, 36, Chen as the moderator, Leah Remini, 41, Holly Robinson Peete, 46, Sharon Osbourne, 58, and Marissa Jaret Winokur, 38, as a special correspondent. Winokur was asked to leave the show in January.

The Enquirer’s source said: “Julie didn’t like Holly and Leah, and now she’s made it obvious that she’s not happy with Sheryl and Molly. At this point it looks like it may turn into the ‘Julie, Sara and Sharon show.’”

Meanwhile, the New York Post is quoting another unnamed source who says Chen, who is married to CBS President and CEO Les Moonves, is wreaking havoc on the set with cast changes, and insiders are referring to the show as “the Les Moonves show starring his annoying wife.



Damon Wayans Jr. on Endings’ New Beginning


Damon Wayans Jr. begins a second season of ABC’s “Happy Endings” tonight as one of a group of friends in Chicago who are rocked when the couple that brought them together – Alex and Dave – break up.

Wayans’ character, Brad Williams, works for a big Chicago investment firm and is married to the high-strung Jane (Eliza Coupe), who pretty much bosses him around.

Going into season 2, “I think you’ll be able to see more dimensions of each character, to show other parts of Jane and other parts of Brad and their relationship,” Wayans tells EURweb.

Adds Coupe, “The framework is set for all these characters and I think we’re gonna fill it in and really put some flesh on the bones [this season].”


Wayans, as widely reported, had already shot the pilot for Fox’s freshman comedy “New Girl” when he got the word that “Happy Endings” was being renewed.

He wishes the “New Girl: well, but says he’s happy to remain with “Happy.” And with an ensemble cast of comedic actors on set, Wayans says the atmosphere is very rarely, unhappy.

“I live for a laugh, I love to laugh, I love to make people laugh so I’m always looking for it,” he said. “Even when people are being serious, I’ll still laugh because they’re being that serious. I don’t take really anything seriously – except for getting paid.”

Taking it a step further, Wayans said: “Even during takes we try and make each other break in the scenes. We try to actually make our days longer – just for a laugh. That’s the ship we’re running.”

In the bonus audio below, Wayans says the cast is more in-sync this second time around.

Damon Wayans Jr of Happy Endings on the cast becoming more comfortable in season 2 by CherieNic

Rihanna: Ready To Collabo With Coldplay


Rihanna has announced on Twitter that “We Found Love” will be the first single from her new upcoming sixth album, which will be released this fall.
But “We Found Love” isn’t the only new music from RiRi to look forward to. Riri will appear on “Princess of China,” off Coldplay’s upcoming Mylo Xyloto album. Front man Chris Martin seems to have plotted the collaboration long before she had any idea.

“We had a song that I’d secretly kind of written to see if Rihanna would want to sing it. We’ve been trying some new things and trying to break down the perceived boundaries between different types of music.” Chris Martin - Cold Play

Mylo Xyloto hits stores on October 24th.

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Jay-z: Bringing The ‘nets To Brooklyn In Style


Jay-Z has announced that he’ll headline a series of concerts to welcome his Brooklyn Nets to their new arena in New York next fall. He also mentioned that his wife Beyonce — who by that time will have delivered the couple’s first child — will probably join him at one of the shows.

Interested in checking out the Brooklyn Nets? All-access passes are going for up to $15,400 a season.

New Music from New Artist: Damani


Damani from Inglewood,Ca. formerly signed to Sony as a solo artist and a member of Snoop Dogg’s Westurn Union crew decides to gear up to release a new EP called “On Vacation from Vacation.” Damani drops his first video called “My Soliloquy”, which takes place in Las Vegas inside of the Mayweather Ortiz fight. The video highlights a day in the life of Damani with appearances from Pusha-T, Floyd Mayweather and more.

YMCMB @ THE FANTASY FACTORY WITH Y & R


YMCMB @ THE FANTASY FACTORY WITH Y & R from DERICK G on Vimeo.

T.I. Released from Atlanta Halfway House


Rapper T.I. has reportedly been released Thursday from an Atlanta halfway house. He was allowed to leave in the wee hours of the morning and is looking forward to spending time with family and showing up for the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards.

Historically, the anniversary of the BET Hip Hop Awards is not one T.I. wants to relive and so to change history, he is being released from Federal custody instead of being taken into custody as he was just four years ago. T.I. was originally arrested on illegal weapons charges and has done two prison stints for the charges along with a violation of probation.

A spokesman for T.I. said the rapper is planning to celebrate his recent birthday and host a private brunch for family and friends in Atlanta on Sunday.

He also will attend the BET Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday.

NOW PLAYING AT HORIZON THEATRE: TREE

Secrets don’t always make it to the grave and in the new stage play Tree; it comes knocking on your front door.

The Marcantel and Price family tree whispers salacious family secrets all the way from the Louisiana bayou and lands on the Price family’s front porch in Chicago. Her name is Didi and she’s looking for the family she inherited after he father’s death.

Whites and blacks didn’t mix and make families in the 40’s and 50’s down south. If they did, you left town quickly and it’s never spoken of. Coming up a mixed child in the south carried with it a shame of being a bastard child. No white man would ever openly accept you. So when Jessalyn Price and her white lover found themselves in ‘trouble’, he went off to the military and she went up north to be with extended family.

Years later, suffering from dementia-like symptoms, Jessalyn is being cared for by her son Leo who comes face to face with his white fathers’ daughter Didi. When these two strangers discover they are connected by blood, they must forgive the ghosts of the past and make sense of the gumbo of issues: race, gender and culture. In our supposedly post-racial world, Tree reminds us that sometimes we have to know where we’ve come from to know who we really are.

Though Tree is a relatable story for those living in the south, it is still the elephant in the room that begs for conversation about how a family can have a range of hues amongst its members. We don’t all have Indian in our families.

Tree is a great story being told by an experienced and competent cast. I would see it again simply for the sharp-tongued antics from Jessalyn Price who in her old age says whatever comes out. Tree is playing at the Horizon Theater in Allanta’s Little Five Points through October 16th. Tickets and play information is available at www.horizontheater.com or by calling 404-584-7450.

Grey's Anatomy: Debbie Allen Adding Her Personal Touch

Image and article courtesy of TV Guide.

Debbie Allen — who is currently directing an out-of-the-box episode of Grey's Anatomy that finds the Seattle Grace docs facing off against other hospitals on the baseball field — pops up onscreen in the October 13 episode as Dr. Catherine Avery, the mother of Jackson (Jesse Williams).

Like Jackson's grandfather, Catherine shares ties to Meredith's past. "She knows the history of this hospital and knew Meredith's mother, Ellis," says Debbie. "There is a bit of tension with Jackson about what mom is there to do."

No surprise there, considering mom's meaty mission is to perform a transplant on a guy diagnosed with cancer of the penis! "This episode will be talked about for a long time," assures Debbie, with a laugh. "The surgery scene was difficult. But it's not a laughing matter what's happening to this poor young man."

Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Hip Hop Heavies Eric B. & Rakim; Pop Songstress Donna Summer


The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 were announced and the nominees are:
· Beastie Boys
· The Cure
· Donovan
· Eric B. & Rakim
· Guns 'N Roses
· Heart
· Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
· Freddie King
· Laura Nyro
· Red Hot Chili Peppers
· Rufus with Chaka Khan
· The Small Faces/The Faces
· The Spinners
· Donna Summer
· War

Cast your vote today!

Ballots will be sent to more than 500 voters, who will select artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th Annual Induction Ceremony. To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2012 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1986.

The 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in Cleveland on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Leading up to the ceremony, the Museum will host 10 days of special events, including tours of the newly redesigned Museum, the unveiling of a major new exhibit, and the grand opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s new Library and Archives.

Cast your vote today!

Vanessa Denounces Meat for PETA

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Diggy Simmons big sister....Russell's niece...Rev. Run's daughter Angela Simmons is the amongst the barrage of celebrities to bare it all in the name of the Peta Campaign, stating “Eating Meat Is A Sin”.

Angela’s decision to become a vegetarian was influenced by her uncle Russell and she vows to be a full-fledge vegan in a few years, which would prevent her from eating diary products as well as meat.

“As a devout Christian, I feel it’s very important to show compassion for all of God’s creation—and adopting a vegetarian diet is the best way to keep innocent animals from suffering.”

Taraji vs. Technology


On her hit crime drama Person of Interest, Taraji (Detective Carter) is used to being on top of all the technology used to track down a criminal. While the series is written as a traditional crime drama, the technology used by ex CIA operatives Emerson and Caviezel to identify persons of interest is all real – from surveillance cameras that now occupy street corners in major cities, to smart phones and tablets with GPS trackers noting your location at all times, to government-run satellites that can listen in on your phone conversations.

It’s this aspect of the show, says Henson, that can rattle the nerves. Below, the actress recalls an uncomfortable technological moment involving the camera on her iPad...



Taraji Henson describes a creepy moment involving her iPad by CherieNic

...and speaking of Taraji

Singer Tyrese Gibson has reunited with Taraji, his Baby Boy co-star for the debut video “Stay” off his forthcoming album Open Invitation. Open Invitiation is set to be released independently on 11.1.11 via Voltron Recordz.
Take a look at the video.