Denise Vasi wed her longtime boyfriend, video director and filmmaker, Anthony Mandler
By Florence Anthony
Five months after Kandi Burruss sued Kim Zolciak over being aid next to nothing fpr producing the hit song “Tardy For The Party,” which prompted Kim to retain their mutual “Real Housewives of Atlanta” castmate attorney Phaedra Parks to represent her, an Atlanta judge ruled in favor of Kim. That means she can keep selling the record and doesn’t owe Kandi additional funds. The judge seemed to agree that Kandi was using the lawsuit to get publicity for her spinoff show, “The Kandi Factory,” which was canceled due to low ratings. Meanwhile, Kim will continue filming her Bravo show “Don’t Be tardy,” which follows her life with husband Kroy Biermann and their children.
The weekend of October 11, VH1 “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. Although there aren’t many details, Jennifer Hudson serenaded the crowd as Denise, who also played Brandi on “All My Children,” walked down the aisle in front of guests who included LL Cool ‘s wife, Simone.
Conrad Murray, the former doctor who was charged with involuntary manslaughter of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is set to walk free this month. On October 28, Murray will have completed his two year sentence. He originally received four years in prison. However, Murray’s sentence was reduced due to overcrowding.
Yours truly is hosting the October 19 11th Annual Pocono Mountains Film Festival Celebrity Awards Dinner at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Bartonsville, Pennsylvania. Awardees include Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr, and his father Main Ingredient crooner, Cuba Gooding Sr., Rel Dowdell, journalists Kam Williams and Wilson Morales, and Onyx rapper/actor Sticky Fingaz. There will also be two book signings on October 18 and October 19 for Karl Allen Griggs’ memoir “Shattered Mirrors: Broken In Plain Sight.” Founded by Bridget Davis, The Pocono Mountains Film Festival will benefit The Utopia House for Battered Women.
Oprah Winfrey’s Argyle Pink Diamond Necklace and earrings, an estimated value of $50,000 each have been added to the lot of auctioned rare colored diamonds and collectibles for the highly anticipated H. Spiegel Fine Auction Fall online auction. The auction takes place on October 21 at 8:00 PM EST.
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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.
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...