ABOVE PHOTO: Gabrielle Union
By Florence Anthony
Tracy Morgan’s horrific car crash on June 7 has had industry insiders wondering what the fate is of his FXX show. The comedian’s 10 episode series was slated to begin production in August for a January release. The producers put all rumors to rest with the following statement: “The only thing that we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident. We will support Tracy and his family in every way possible throughout his recovery. At the point when Tracy has recovered and decides that he is ready to go back to work, his show will be waiting for him.” That’s so beautiful……….
A Los Angeles court on May 30 ordered Halle Berry to pay $16,000 per month to Gabriel Aubry to support their daughter, Nahla, 6, until she turns 19 years old or graduates from high school, whichever comes first. The court also awarded Aubry $115,000 in retroactive support and she has to pay his $300,000 legal fees. The couple share equal custody of their daughter……..
Lil Kim gave birth to her first child, a baby girl on June 9. Lil Kim welcomed her daughter at 9:56 a.m. in New Jersey. The newborn named Royal Reign – weighed in at six pounds, five ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. The father of the baby is rapper Mr. Papers……..
The 2014 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) hits New York City for the first time in its 18-year history from June 19-22 at the SVA Theatre. Spike Lee’s wife, Tonya Lee Lewis, is the festival ambassador. To celebrate, Tonya and Spike threw a dinner party at their upper East Side New York townhouse honoring ABFF Founder/CEO on June 9. Chicsters in attendance included Friday’s wife, Nicole Friday, Phylicia Rashad, Al Roker and Deborah Roberts, Crystal McCrary and Raymond Maguire, Star Jones and General Motors Director of Grassroots Diversity, Jocelyn K. Allen. Spike’s most recent work, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, will close the festival on June 22. There will also be a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Do The Right Thing………
Actress Gabrielle Union attended Vegas Magazine’s 11th anniversary magazine celebration featuring the Think Like A Man 2 star on the cover. The event was held at Drai’s Beach Club. From there, she headed to Los Angeles for the Think Like A Man 2 premiere……….