By Florence Anthony
The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services officials continue an ongoing investigation of alcohol and drug use against Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. “The case will probably remain open for the next week out of caution,” a source told RadarOnline.com. “There have been absolutely no findings that either Mariah or Nick were doing anything illegal, or that could place the twins in danger.” Unfortunately, sources say Nick was extremely angry when DCFS officials attempted to interview Mariah, which just escalated the situation. His anger didn’t help the situation. Mariah was extremely cooperative with DCFS and answered all the questions. The babies and Mariah are now at home.
Currently heating up Itunes, Amazon.com and dozens of other internet outlets with his banging single, “Anything,” hip hop artist Tricosta is the current “it” guy to come out of Queens, New York. Signed to Motor City based independent label Proteked, Tricosta recently completed a video to accompany the riveting rap single. Says Tricosta: “I basically put out stuff that people can relate to, which is my story. Everybody in life goes through the same situations. It’s from my perspective.”
Oprah Winfrey is winding down her 25 years as Daytime TV’s Queen of Talk. The media mogul threw a big bash on May 17 at the Four Seasons in Chicago to celebrate her multi-billion dollar run on television. Select guests enjoyed dinner, cocktails and dancing following the taping at the United Center in the Windy City. Some of her final guests next week on the show are said to include Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx, Usher and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.
XXL Magazine is reporting that Nicki Minaj just dropped Sean “Diddy” Combs as her manager. Apparently, Nicki thought that Diddy and his partner James Cruz would be much more hands on with her career than they have been. So, Nicki hired Gee Roberson and Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua over at Hip-Hop Since 1978. They also manage Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake, Young Jeezy and Just Blaze.
The Pro-Hollywood Initiative (PHI) returns for a second year to The 15th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), July 6-9, 2011 in Miami, Florida. This year, ABFF Founder Jeff Friday, names Baltimore Ravens All-Pro Linebacker Terrell Suggs, Sports Ambassador of this revolutionary initiative. With a film screening at Cannes this year, Suggs, has proven how influential the Pro-Hollywood Initiative has been to his growth as a serious filmmaker. The Pro-Hollywood Initiative is by invitation and limited to 20 participants. Current or retired athletes from any professional sport are eligible. Regular festival updates are available at www.abff.com.