By Florence Anthony
Is Tracy Morgan’s memory that bad? According to reports, Morgan and Luke Wilson both star in the forthcoming movie “Death at a Funeral,” but Luke insists that after weeks of filming, Tracy still couldn’t remember his name. Wilson said: “I could tell he didn’t recognize me – after two weeks. And I said: “It’s Luke.’ He said: “Have a good weekend, Lou.” “Death at a Funeral” hits theaters on April 16.
With a voice reflecting the perfect melodic blend of Aretha Franklin and a splash of Dolly Parton, coupled with an annointed spirit that is evident from the first note she sings, there is no question that Al Mac Will (Alice McGee Williams) is the artist that has what it takes to deliver the new sound of Urban Country Gospel (UCG) to the world on her debut CD “Stand Still.” Says Mac Will: “The world is looking for answers. The world needs a new sound for a new era. A message to stimulate, challenge and massage the thirsty soul. Urban Country Gospel is a wholesome approach to life and living, through music.”
Being in the right place at the right time has resulted in a movie career for popular Old Spice heart throb Isaiah Mustafa. When Tyler Perry saw the former football player on the set of “Oprah” recently, the producer told Mustafa that he had seen his audition tape and he was casting Mustafa in his upcoming film “For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf.” Mustafa will be a lucky man in “Colored Girls” in the company of stars such as Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Whoopi Goldberg and Phylicia Rashad. Meanwhile, according to my mentor Cindy Adams, Tyler is now the fourth richest man in Hollywood. He says because of his success, he tries to make people happy and is taking 12 friends on vacation, all expenses paid.
The Detroit News is reporting that Toni Braxton owes thousands of dollars in delinquent federal taxes. The back taxes have not only been accrued by the R&B singer, but her soon-to-be-ex-husband Keirston Lewis is said to have some involvement in the outstanding debt as well. On March 26, the songstress was hit with a $396,000 tax lien filed by the IRS. Toni is scheduled to release her sixth album on May 4.
Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe went for an elegant but fun look when she attended a “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire” reception in Tokyo on April 5. The star wore a stylish red dress, but paired it with fun leopard printed sneakers! It looked like her fans approved as they gave her a huge bouquet of flowers, which she seemed to love.