Call it the ‘Think Like A Man’ effect.  What ever you call it, there is some serious star power packed in the forthcoming film ‘Baggage Claim’.  From the pen of playwright/director David E. Talbert (‘What My Husband Doesn’t Know’), the novel-turned-movie is set to feature Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Octavia Spencer, Trey Songz, Tia Mowry, Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, and Djimon Hounsou to name a few.

As if the aforementioned were not enough, the cast’s finalization will not take place until next month when production begins.  Needless to say, fans of the star-filled ‘Think Like a Man’ movie (also set for a sequel) should enjoy this collection of actors.

No release date has been set. (source)

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Today marked the online launch of ‘Dear Jesus‘, the 5 part web series spawned by ‘WonderLondon‘ creative Danielle Scott- Haughton.

Following the story of  fashion journalist  Mercedes and her turbulent life, viewers can now tune into Episode 2 of her story below…

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As reported here, with ‘Your Body’ beauty Christina Aguilera set to leave ‘The Voice’ for its 2013 spring season (though expected to return Fall 2013), NBC has enlisted the help of another Latin sex symbol to take her place – Shakira.  The ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ hitmaker is readying a new LP, but now she will add ‘reality talent show’ judge to her ever-growing resume.

And, with word Cee Lo Green is expected to make an exit at this season‘s end as well, R&B veteran Usher will step in as his replacement.  Still in heavy promotions of his 2012 project ‘Looking For Myself’, the crooner is undoubtedly looking for the T.V. opportunity to reestablish his force in the music industry.

The announcement follows his highly anticipated sitdown with talk show queen Oprah to detail his recent personal troubles (see: divorce from/custody battle with Tameka Foster).

SourceEntertainment Weekly

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Is Tamar Braxton the queen of freestyle singing?

Bringing us such classics as the impromptu ‘Bumpin & Grindin’, ‘Pick Up That Phone’, and ‘The Daddy Song’, Miss Braxton-Herbert may have comically secured that title by enlisting the piano skills of her superstar, Grammy-winning sister Toni Braxton recently.

Introducing the interestingly titled ‘Ding-a-Ling of Gold’, the tune is aimed at sister Trina Braxton‘s consideration of reconciliation with ex-husband Gabriel Solis.  The twosome’s split came highly publicized on the family’s hit WeTV reality series ‘Braxton Family Values’.

See the oldest and youngest of the Braxton clan take to the ivories to lend a heartfelt ballad with hopes of offering an explanation of Trina’s decision above:

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‘Jackie’s Back’ diva Jenifer Lewis is back and ready to take over your screens!  Already leaving her mark in movies and television, now the comedienne has her sights on the web in her new scripted web series ‘Jenifer Lewis & Shangela‘.

With co-star Shangela (of Rupaul’s Drag Race), Lewis is bringing the laughs to Youtube in the series already winning rave reviews from the critics.  As its first episode premiered today (Wednesday, September 5th), get a glimpse into the action above.

For more information, visit the show’s web page here.

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September 10th marks the long awaited return of hit series ‘Basketball Wives LA‘, one year after its first season debuted with record breaking viewing figures.

Welcoming two new cast members- including former ‘CandyGirls‘ star Brooke Bailey– the second season received somewhat of a promo boost this week when the cast spoke to Hip Hollywood on what fans can expect this time around.

Especially, with reports of a ‘No Fighting‘ rule set in place by its network VH1.

Watch the ladies address the matter above and weigh in below…

Kerry Washington‘s hit ABC show ‘Scandal’ returns for a titillating second season on September 27th.

After the twists, turns, and all-round epicness of its premiere season, we’ll definitely be tuning in. Will you?

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The Wendy Williams Show is set to return for its fourth season in a matter of weeks and so as to drum up buzz, Ms. Williams herself stopped by Wild 49.9 for a chit-chat.

Never one to hold her tongue, the talk show diva dished on changes to her show, her husband’s rumored sex tape, the secret to her longevity, and much more. Check out the interview above…and when done CLICK HERE to read our interview with Wendy!

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They may have started out as friends, but as last week’s ‘Love & Hip Hop ATL Reunion: Part 1′ proved, there’s no love lost between cast mates Rasheeda and K. Michelle.

Now, after accusing the singer of fabricating allegations of abuse against former BET personality Memphitz, Rasheeda has taken to radio show ‘The Breakfast Club‘ to launch further attacks on her- admitting, she wish she had slapped during the taping of the reunion.

Explosive interview above…

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On September 16th, VH1 welcomes the return of their ‘Behind The Music’ series, following its ground breaking last season which held appearances from Missy Elliott and Nas.

This time around, fans can look forward to tell all episodes from the likes of P!nk, Nicole Scherzinger, Carrie Underwood, T.I, Ne-Yo and Pop treasure Toni Braxton.

Peep the preview above, and share your thoughts below…

The day True Blood fiends have been dreading is now- believe it or not- only hours away.

Yes, after a well received run on a critical and ratings tip, the show’s fifth season is now drawing to a close.  Now check out the extended trailer for its final episode , courtesy of HBO below…

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Much like ‘The Game’ switcheroos that left fans in the dark earlier this summer, many were shocked to learn that last week, Tracee Ellis Ross – lead star of BET‘s hit family comedy ‘Reed Between the Lines’ – made a very unexpected departure.  The show, recently renewed for its second season, was in gears to pick up where season 1 left off – chronicling love life of Ross’s character Dr. Carla Reed and husband Dr. Alex Reed (Malcolm Jamal Warner).

Initially mum on the topic, now Ross has taken to Essence.com to shed light on what caused her sudden departure:

“It was that BET hadn’t decided if they were picking up the show yet or not,” says Ross. “During that time when they didn’t know, I was offered a really amazing pilot for NBC, and BET graciously allowed me to go and do it. But it’s not because I wanted to leave.”

The former Girlfriends’ actress continued by saying:

“I love Reed Between the Lines, I believe in it. There is a chance I’ll go back, always. There’s nothing weird about it.”

No premiere date has been set for season 2 of the show.  It is, however, expected to be one of many filling out BET‘s highly anticipated 2013 lineup.

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