Lifetime‘s Whitney Houston biopic has been hit by yet another jab. This time courtesy of the late diva’s mother, Cissy Houston.

Controversy has engulfed the Angela Bassett helmed project since its announcement, with opinion split on almost every facet. Indeed, everything from the featured stars to it being a TV telepic instead of a cinematic release have come under fire. And let’s just say say, Ms. Cissy has poured fuel on the flames.

The 80-year-old offered Entertainment Tonight a statement about her views on the film — and it definitely wasn’t endorsing.

Her words below…



Both NeNe Leakes and Wendy Williams are renown for “saying like they mean it”. As such, it’s little surprise that the pair take the same approach when dishing on each other.

Once a regular on Williams’ hit talk show, Leakes has been notable in her absence  of late- yet she’s still routinely mentioned in the chat maven’s infamous ‘Hot Topics’ segment.

Seemingly fed up, ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ star took to her blog to lay into the former shock jock. And while it’s unknown what exactly triggered the outburst, there is some talk about NeNe being featured on today’s Hot Topics regarding a Birkin bag she “defaced” with graffiti.

NeNe’s no holds barred words await after the jump…



‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ actress Kenya Moore was one of a few ‘Housewives’ to take to Vegas’ ‘Caesar’s Palace’ for a fun-filled promotional appearance in support of the series.

There, as ‘Bravo’ gears up to shoot the show’s seventh season, the ‘Atlanta’ star suffered her latest low, when gravity- standing in for Porsha Williams-pulled her to the ground as she walked the runway!

Watch her fall and its epic comeback below!



After bumping actress Dascha Polanco to season regular status for its next season, the Jodie Foster-directed series ‘Orange is the New Black’ has called on a former ‘Bad Girl‘ to join its third cycle!

Full story below…



Much ado has been made about Lifetime‘s upcoming Whitney Houston biopic.

From song clearances, to starring actors, to its very existence; the Angela Bassett production hasn’t been short on controversy.

The latest round of debate ignited this week when it was announced that Deborah Cox will be voicing ‘The Voice’ in the made-for-TV movie. Legalities surrounding copyright means it won’t be possible to use Houston’s hits in their original form. Hence, Cox – a powerhouse in her own right – is providing “vocal tracks” for lead Yaya DaCosta to “perform” to.

Naturally, the news has many eager to hear whether Cox can do justice to Whitney’s iconic catalogue. And it seems folk won’t have to wait too long to find out.

TMZ have premiered a clip of the re-sung rendition of the late diva’s signature hit ‘I Will Always Love You’ – which was recorded on set in Los Angeles this week.

Listen below and, as ever, let us know what you think!



Are Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida on the brink of a break-up? If the latter’s words are anything to go by, the answer is “yes”.

‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ couple has been at the centre of a media storm following Nida’s second criminal conviction – this time for multiple counts of fraud.

This month saw him sentenced to a whopping 8 years in prison for his crimes; a sentence which cast immediate doubt on the fate of his marriage to attorney/mortician Parks.

The speculation looks set to intensify too. For, during an interview with Atlanta’s B-100 radio station today, the father of Parks’ two sons revealed that he believes she will divorce him once he’s in the slammer. His reason for thinking as such? “(She) didn’t even f***ing show up” for his sentencing. 

Peep the messy interview below…



Like a flower in the Summertime, Lupita Nyong’o blooms a-front of Elle Magazine France.

The coveted cover is the latest in a long list amassed by the actress since her turn in ’12 Years A Slave’ – the movie that catapulted her from a relative unknown to an Oscar winner.

Since her historic win, the Kenyan-bred beauty has nabbed countless endorsement deals – including Lancôme and Miu Miu – and has landed a major role in Star Wars.

There a many ways to “win” and Lupita is on-course to achieve them all. More power to her.

Your thoughts?


Wendy Williams continues expand her TV repertoire.

For, the shock jock turned television maven is maturing her production output by signing on to executive produce Lifetime‘s much-talked  about Aaliyah biopic.

Surprising, right?

Full details below…



As controversy goes, the fourth and final season of ‘The Boondocks’ served it up in earnest. Indeed, beyond being a relative snoozer (criminal after the near five-year wait), it also was the first season of the cult hit to not feature the involvement of creator Aaron McGruder – who was reportedly booted from his own show.

Undeterred, McGruder is back with ‘Black Jesus’, which is about…well…Black Jesus.

Set to debut on Adult Swim on August 7th, the live-action comedy positions the religious figure in the heart of Compton. Each episode will see him navigate through the ratchet trials and tribulations of those that live in the neighbourhood.

Check out the controversial trailer after the jump…



The mystery continues to unravels next week on ‘Extant’.

Oscar winning actress Halle Berry stars in the CBS hit as Molly Woods, an infertile astronaut who returns from a 13-month space expedition — pregnant. What takes place thereafter has the potential to change the story of her family and that of mankind forever.

A riveting watch and one that we’re hooked on!

Peep a preview of episode 3 of season 1 below…



If you loved Tyler Perry‘s ‘Temptation’, we’d say new movie ‘Addicted’ is one romantic thriller you don’t want to miss out on.

Starring ‘Dreamgirls‘ actress Sharon Leal, ‘Vampire Diaries’ star Kat Graham and supermodel Tyson Beckford, the movie is based on the best-selling novel by Zane of the same name, calling on Ghanaian actor Boris Kodjoe and William Levy to complete its all-star cast!

It’s story? A tale of desire and betrayal, armed with music produced by HSVN and a director in Billie Woodruff.

Peep its trailer, below…



A loaded statement, perhaps, yet it’s fair to say that Shonda Rhimes is the reigning queen of the small screen.

ABC certainly concur; for they have – quite literally – given the TV producer their most coveted primetime block. As such, from the start of this Fall, three Rhimes shows will begin every hour on the hour from 8pm-10pm every Thursday. The titles awarded this sweet spot are ‘Greys Anatomy’, new series ‘How To Get Away With Murder’, and of course ‘Scandal’.

As reported, the Kerry Washington led series returns for a fourth season on September 25th. And, so as to create room for freshman show ‘Murder’ (which’ll air at 10pm) moves up an hour to 9pm.

Sitting down with the folk over at The Hollywood Reporter, Rhimes dished on what fans can expect from the latest series of the political drama – including the fate of Harrison (the character played by axed cast-member Columbus Short).

A number of interesting quotes await below…


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