BeBe Winans has written a book about his friendship with Whitney Houston
By Florence Anthony
According to the Chicago Sun Times, gospel award winning singer BeBe Winans, a close friend and music collaborator with the late Whitney Houston, has written a book about their friendship called "The Whitney I Knew." The book hits the stores July 31. His next album, "America, America," which features songs honoring our nation, is out June 19.
On Thursday, June 14, the American Cancer Society, in partnership with raptress/filmmaker Nefertiti A. Strong, hosted the sixth annual Eat, Drink & Be Helpful food, wine & spirits tasting event to raise awareness for stomach cancer and for Strong, who is currently living with stomach cancer. Grammy award-winning artist Macy Gray headlined the music for the evening, which took place at The Irondale Theater, 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, New York.
The opening and closing films for the 16th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) held in Miami Beach, Florida, June 20-23 will be "Beasts of the Southern Wild" on Wednesday, June 20, while "Raising Izzie," which was the winner of the 2011 gmcFaith and Family Screenplay Competition, will close out the festival on Saturday, June 23.
While we know that Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and 50 Cent are BFFs, many people were surprised that 50 accompanied the troubled boxer when Mayweather surrendered to the Clark County Jail in Las Vegas last week. Sources tell me that Mayweather made 50 his Power of Attorney while he serves a three-month sentence for a domestic violence case. I hear 50 was hoping to sign a deal with Manny Pacquiao for Mayweather, but that hope was dashed with Pacquiao's Saturday night loss to Timothy Bradley.
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Actor Morris Chestnut will be the American Black Film Festival’s (ABFF) 2014 Celebrity Ambassador and author/producer Tonya Lewis Lee will be its’ Host Committee Chair. The 18th annual festival will be held June 19-22, 2014, in New York City.
Anthony Mackie was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on November 9 in New York City. According to E! News, the popular actor was initially pulled over because of his illegally tinted windows on his Dodge Challenger.
Handsome actor Idris Elba almost didn’t make it to the red carpet for the opening of “Long Walk To Freedom,” the new film from director Justin Chadwick in which Elba plays Nelson Mandela. He was rushed to the hospital in London after suffering...
12 Years A Slave leads the pack of nominations for the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. The Fox Searchlight release, which offers a searing look at slavery in the American South, claimed three nominations - Best Feature, Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor and Breakthrough Actor for Lupita Nyong’o.
“Single Ladies” star Denise Vasi, (whom I want to play the character Roshonda Rhodes in my novel “Deadly Stuff Players” if I can get a film deal), wed her longtime boyfriend, video director and filmmaker, Anthony Mandler. The stunning nuptials took place at a vineyard in Santa Ynez, California.
On Monday, October 28, Great Women In Music, is presenting Tony nominated star of stage, screen and television, Miss Melba Moore, in a night of Dance and Romance at the Cutting Room in 32nd Street in midtown Manhattan of New York City. There will only be one show. Stay tuned...