By Florence Anthony
According to TMZ, Robin Thicke threw a Hail Mary pass on February 21 to try to save his marriage…..cancelling his Atlanta concert and flying to Canada to plead with his wife. Sources connected with the couple told revealed that Paula Patton told Robin on February 21 that she wanted to end the marriage. Robin then abruptly cancelled his show, saying he had throat problems. But the cancellation was solely so he could sit with his wife and try to change her mind. Insiders say Paula –who is filming a movie in Vancouver and Robin had a long conversation, where they admitted they had not been seeing eye-to-eye as well as constantly arguing. Sources say when they finished talking, Robin came to the realization that Paula was determined to end the marriage and reluctantly agreed, but was very upset. The next day, Robin cancelled another concert in Orlando so he could be with his son……..
Sharpton Entertainment LLC, founded by Dominique and Ashley Sharpton, daughters of Rev. Al Sharpton and Kathy Jordan, will be producing “Hot Tuesdays” in Harlem, New York. Hosted by Chaz Shepherd and Byron Neal, the Open Mic night will be at the world famous Cotton Club in Harlem on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, beginning March 4, 2014.”Hot Tuesdays” will include Broadway performers, industry tastemakers, guest celebrity hosts, label executives and theatre casting agents. Independent artists can send their link and music 30 days in advance for consideration to [email protected]……….
The day after her big win at the NAACP Image Awards, Kerry Washington was given a baby shower at the home of Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes in the exclusive Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. 50 guests were in attendance including celebs such as Jane Fonda, Diahann Carroll and Scandal co-star Darby Stanchfield. According to E! Online, guests bearing gifts started arriving around 11 am and were greeted by valets and security guards. Many of the presents were wrapped in pastel colors including blue, yellow, green and pink, and there were tons of baby clothes, stuffed plush animals, potted flowers and gift baskets. The following morning, Kerry was back in Pasadena on the set of Scandal carrying her pet pooch and two plates of food……..
Award winning actress/writer/director Regina Taylor has a lot on her plate this Oscar weekend. The ovarian cancer spokeswoman will be attending the annual Essence Salutes Women in Hollywood luncheon on February 27 and the exquisite Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing party on March 2 at the Beverly Hills Hotel produced and hosted by Norby Walters. In addition, Taylor is celebrating her 20th year as writer/actress in Residence at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago……..
Warner Brothers has scheduled the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard for a March 27 release. The Eton Cohen-directed comedy stars Ferrell as a rich, soft-handed investment bank manager who is sentenced to a maximum security prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He hires the streetwise guy (Kevin Hart) who normally washes his car to get him ready to do hard time in the 30 days before he has to report…….