Rap mogul T.I. “Tip” Harris and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris were spotted on the set of Entourage yesterday. The photo was snapped by Tiny’s bestie Shamra Rodriguez, the mother of OMG Girlz member Bahja Rodriguez.
Mega-producer Pharrell Williams is feeling the heat for neglecting to feature a black woman on the cover of his new album, titled simply “G I R L”.
The cover features Williams, 40. posing with three women — 1 Caucasian, 1 Hispanic and 1 LSLH. All four are clad in bathrobes and dark sunglasses.
Williams, who recently married a mixed race woman, said, “The woman I’m standing closest to, she is black and she’s been a friend of mine for a long time.”
I beg to differ. It is ignorant and racist to assume that people of mixed parentage are black. This is the type of backwards thinking that is reinforced by people who still believe in the archaic one drop rule.
Gorgeous actress Tika Sumpter moved Arsenio Hall to tears during her appearance on his talk show Wednesday. Arsenio didn’t shed tears because she’s so fine (although I’m sure she has made grown men cry). Hall broke down in tears when he asked The Haves And The Have Nots actress about working with Whitney Houston on “Sparkle” and her comments struck an emotional chord with him.
Watch the video clip below.
Former Atlanta Falcons football player Chuck Smith is playing down his prior sexual relationships with Real Housewives of Atlanta cast mates Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks. According to celebrity blog Gossip Extra, Smith refers to his former jump offs as merely members of his team back during his football playing days. He even goes so far as to diss his ex, Phaedra, calling her an “ugly duckling.”
Someone asked Junkanoo singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter her opinion on gender equality in America, and she responded: “gender equality in America is a “myth” that we all need to “stop buying into.” She also said women are oppressed” and little boys should be taught “the rules of equality and respect” so that boys see girls as their equal.
Beyonce made her controversial comments in a January 12 post at the Shriver Report.
TV mogul Oprah Winfrey is turning 60 next month. The Diva is preparing for her major milestone with a bodacious new cover for the January 2014 issue of O magazine.
Oprah appears twice on the whimsical cover, wearing oversized hair rollers and a gorgeous gold lamé gown in before and after shots by celebrity photographer Ruven Afanador.
“I’m alive. Healthy. Strong. I’m turning 60,” Oprah says. “And – please don’t take offense – I no longer have to be concerned about what anyone thinks of me! I’m turning 60, and I’ve earned the right to be just as I am. I’m more secure in being myself than I’ve ever been.”
R&B icons Toni Braxton and Babyface cover the Dec/Jan 2014 issue of UPTOWN magazine.