By Florence Anthony
In a surprise appearance, Cyndi Lauper joined Prince onstage at his sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden last Wednesday, which was part of his “Welcome 2 America” tour. Telling the crowd: “I like Cyndi. Can we bring Cyndi back?,” Lauper joined him during the final number “Jungle Love.” The event saw the launch of a Prince Belgium chocolate bar to mark the occasion by Dylan’s Candy Bar, the world’s largest candy emporium, which is located in New York City on Lexington Avenue. The limited edition Prince bars are available only at Prince concerts in the U.S., and at Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City, East Hampton, New York, Roosevelt Field in Queens, Orlando and Houston stores.
Tony Testa, the first authentic “family” member associated with organized crime in the rap game is putting a hit on the music scene with his EP release “I Am Tony Testa.” Testa, born Anthony Testa, Jr., was born into the notorious Testa family, from the Carnasie section of Brooklyn. The first single from “I Am Tony Testa”, “Who U Wit,” featuring Uncle Murda, showcases Testa’s talent and charismatic style with a video that has a cameo appearance by HBO “Soprano” actor Joseph Gannascoli.
According to reports, Vivica A. Fox showed off her new 8-karat diamond engagement ring on December 30 at Le Bron James’ 26th birthday party at STK Coco de ville Lounge in Miami. Vivica’s 27 year-old fiance, Omar “Slim” White, popped the question to the sexy actress on December 26 at the Ritz Carlton in Miami. The couple have been dating for a year. Meanwhile, Viv and Slim reportedly spent New Year’s Eve with Dwayne Wade, Gabrielle Union and Sanaa Lathan at a bash hosted by the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh. This will be Vivica’s second marriage.
The prosecutor in the Michael Jackson manslaughter preliminary hearing — which began on January 4, will not call Michael’s eldest son, Prince, to testify about what he saw the day his dad died – sources tell TMZ. Dr. Conrad Murray has said after administering CPR he ran downstairs and asked the chef to send up Prince who saw his father’s lifeless body lying in the bed. As TMZ first reported, prosecutors plan to call 30 witnesses during the two-week preliminary process — many of whom will be medical professionals offering opinions about the standard of care administered ny Dr. Murray.
Rumors are flying that First Lady Michelle Obama and the President are expecting their third child. The truth is she is not, according to her close and personal friends. The First Family spent the holidays vacationing in the President’s home state of Hawaii.