Tomorrow, June 16, would have marked Tupac’s 41st birthday had he not been tragically shot in 1997.
Is Shaunie O’Neal serious about revamping the image of her Basketball Wives franchise? Maybe.
Royce Reed, Kesha Nichols and Jennifer Williams have all been fired.
The Trayvon Martin case seems to be unfolding quickly.
Just yesterday, the BYP informed you that Zimmerman’s wife had been arrested. Now, the public will soon know what George Zimmerman said to police after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
Yesterday, Judge Kenneth Lester ordered that Zimmerman’s statements to police be released within two weeks.
Mary J. Blige has been cast to play Betty Shabazz in the upcoming film, Parallel Lives, a television film about Shabazz and Coretta Scott King, the widows of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., respectively:
“The R&B star, who makes her debut as a leading lady on the screen in the upcoming Rock of Ages, will play Betty Shabazz in Parallel Lives. She tells WENN, ‘It’s about the lives of Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz, the women in Malcolm X’s and Martin Luther King’s life (sic). I’m playing Betty and prepping for that now. I’ve been studying her online and watching her interviews.'”
Filming will start in September.
On Sunday night, actress Audra McDonald, who many know from her stint on Shonda Rhimes’ television series, Private Practice, won her fifth Tony Award for her performance in Porgy and Bess (reimagined by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient, Suzan-Lori Parks).
McDonald’s win on Sunday tied her with Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris for most wins. McDonald is the first woman of color to accomplish this.
But something else makes McDonald’s win special: she has only appeared in 10 Broadway shows. That’s right. McDonald is batting .500. Her success is nearly unparalleled:
George Zimmerman’s will remain in jail until his next bond hearing, scheduled on June 29, 2012.
According to reports, George Zimmerman’s bail has been revoked, and he has been given 48 hours to turn himself in to police.
When Queen Latifah signed on to perform at Long Beach, California’s gay pride parade, many raised their eyebrows and wondered if she would finally seize the opportunity to come out.
Although speculations about the Queen’s sexuality have circulated for years, she has never explicitly come out as a lesbian. Well, during her pride performance, those who had been waiting for an Ellen-like, “Yep, I’m gay” statement didn’t exactly get their needs met.
But they did get something to chew on.