Mekhi Phifer married his girlfriend Reshelet Barnes
By Florence Anthony
Despite the rumors caused by a Tweet sent out by a Los Angeles radio station, Chris Brown cleared up all the rumors that he and Rihanna had called it quits, explaining that they’re actually very much together. Chris told “The Today Show’s” Matt Lauer: “Everything is good. We’re fine.”
Mekhi Phifer married his girlfriend Reshelet Barnes on March 30 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. The couple exchanged vows on an outdoor terrace in front of 100 friends and family. Mekhi’s son walked down the aisle with a Chihuahua, while the groom dressed in a white suit, made his way to the altar to the sound of Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon In The Sky.” This is Mekhi’s second marriage. He was previously married to actress Malinda Williams from 1999-2003.
Wedding bells will soon be ringing for Tina Turner and her partner of 27 years, Ervin Bach. The nuptials will take place at Lake Zurich in Switzerland and the dress code is said to be all white. Chefs Rico Zandonella and Horst Petermann of Tina’s favorite restaurant Rico’s Kunst Staten, will cater the wedding reception. Tina has lived in Zurich, Switzerland for more than 15 years.
Beginning April 3-6 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network are convening their annual National Action Network Convention. Confirmed participants include Martin Luther King III, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Magic Johnson, Spike Lee, Rosie Perez, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Surgeon General Rehina M. Benjamin and others.
The 2013 Skating with the Stars honoring B Michael and Andrea Joyce, a benefit gala for Figure Skating in Harlem will be held Monday April 8 at Trump Rink, Central Park in New York City. Figure skating stars, including Scott Hamilton, Evan Lysacek, Sasha Cohen, Sarah Hughes, Johnny Weir and other Olympic and World Champions will join the students of Figure Skating in Harlem and gala guests for a festive night of ice skating autographs, photo, and more at Central Park’s Trump Rink. Joining these skaters on the ice will be top fashion designers such as honoree B Michael, Kenneth Cole, and Vera Wang, business moguls Kenneth Chenault and Terry Lundgren, and personalities including Rod Gilbert, Miss America Mallory Hagan, honoree Andrea Joyce, Harry Smith, Tamara Tunie, and Cicely Tyson, and more.
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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.
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