ABOVE PHOTO: Kenya Moore
By Florence Anthony
First Mo’Nique said Lee Daniels originally offered her the role of Cookie on “Empire,” then reneged claiming the executives at Fox said she is hard to work with. Now Damon Dash says that Lee was also supposed to put him on “Empire” because the director/producer never repaid him the $2 million he put up for a film project. Dame told MTV that after “Precious,” Lee went “missing.” So once Damon couldn’t get on “Empire,” he sued Lee for $25 million because of the interest that accrued over ten years. Meanwhile, Damon is on the promotional trail for his new movie/web series “Loisaides,” executive produced by Kanye West. Dame says he just needs Kanye to do for him what he did for Kanye back in the day…………
Hugh Jackman may be a jack of all trades, but will the actor soon add the title of “rapper” to his repertory? During the New York junket for “Chappie,” the Aussie heartthrob sat down with BET.com where he revealed his rap alter ego saying, “After the Tony Awards, T.I. started calling me Biggie Taps….I’ll take it.” While we may not to be able to download a mix tape from Hugh Jackman just yet, you can catch him on the big screen starting March 6 when “Chappie” hits theaters………..
Love is in the air for Kenya Moore these days. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star told Hollywoodlife.com that there is a special someone in her life currently. “I have always had a man in my life since I started the show,” said Kenya. However, the former Miss USA kept mum on whether viewers will get a glimpse of the mystery man on the show’s new season. Meanwhile, in an upcoming episode of “Millionaire Matchmaker” we see Kenya get some help from another Bravo star, Patti Stanger, in her quest to find love. Kenya says the best place to meet a guy is in a hardware store. “There are the finest guys in those hardware stores. I’ve taken double takes,” explains Kenya…………..
Chris Brown is now a father. The crooner’s nine-month-old baby girl’s name is Royalty. While his on/off again girlfriend Karrueche Tran is currently off, tweeting out she will not get involved in any baby drama, sources say Chris calls his baby mama, Nia, a video vixen who has been photographed with Karrueche in the past, on a regular basis. Reportedly, Chris says he want to openly participate in raising little Royalty, Nia and Royalty reside in Texas, and Chris says he’ll gladly fly to the Lone Star state regularly to be a part of his daughter’s life…………
On Tuesday, February 24, City Councilman Robert E. Cornegy and BRIC TV Producer Fred Brown were hosts for the 2015, Brooklyn’s Best Honors. Sponsored by the Brooklyn Borough President’s office, Our Time Press and Urban ID Media, the festive affair took place at Amarachi Prime in Brooklyn, New York. The event included a live performance from singer/songwriter Darryl Copeland while raising over $600 for Safe Horizon’s Jane Barker Brooklyn Child Advocacy Center. The agency provides an essential community response to New York City’s most vulnerable victims of violence and abuse by giving child victims the foundation they need to move from crisis to confidence………..