By Florence Anthony
The most outrageous comedy of the year has to be “Get Him to the Greek.” Co-starring Sean “Diddy” Combs as a mad music mogul, the DVD offers an unrated version as well and comes to Blu-ray and DVD on September 28. Meanwhile, according to Life & Style Magazine, Diddy had his eyes set on “Jersey Shore” starlet Sammi Giancola. Life & Style’s Scene Queens spotted Sammi and her gal pals outside of a Fashion Night Out event in New York City, when a white car sped up to the curb nearly knocking the girls over, and the car just happened to be Diddy’s. He rolled down the window and called out to Sammi: “I love ‘Jersey Shore.’ I’ve been thinking about you.’ Sammi ignored the come on and walked off laughing. But, Diddy knew one of her friends and supposedly texted her, asking for Sammi’s number. I wonder what his rumored girlfriend, Cassie, and baby mama Kim Porter think about this.
Multiple Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams is speaking out as part of the Believe in Healthy BP campaign to raise awareness about the serious health epidemic contributing to the loss of thousands of African American lives each year – high blood pressure. The always lovely and health-conscious songbird is urging members of the community to believe that they can achieve and maintain a healthy blood presure goal. That’s why she’s joined forces with the good people at Novartis Pharmaceuticals corporation to bring her annual Health & Wellness Tour and inspirational message to the Greater Metropolitan Area. As part of the Believe in Healthy BP campaign, free blood pressure screenings and educational materials – including a Doctor Discussion Guide and Blood Pressure Log – will be offered this Saturday at Newark, New Jersey’s Willing Heart Community Care Center, 555 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Norvartis’ interactive exhibit, featuring a walk-through, simulated blood vessel, will also be on display and open to the public throughout the day. There will also be a stirring line-up of gospel music. An estimated 40 percent of African American adults have high blood pressure. Visit www.BelieveinHealthyBP.com for firther information.
Newly-engaged funny-lady Niecy Nash was all smiles, showing off her sparkly ring during a performance of Ameriie at a Soft-Sheen Carson Roots of Nature “Picture of Strength” event in Chicago on September 25. Niecy wowed the crowd – overseeing community makeovers courtesy of Roots of Nature. For everyone that stopped by, a contribution was made to the Chicago Youth Centers, funded by a gift of $5,000 from Soft Sheen-Carson. Meanwhile, Niecy picked up some popcorn at Garrett Popcorn shops at O’Hare Airport to take home to her fiance Jay Tucker. She also dined at Sepia Restaurant while in the Windy City.
According to MTV News, Drake and Rihanna have reportedly collaborated together. Drizzy told MTV: “I just did this great song with Rihanna so I hope we get to shoot a video for that too.” He added that he’s ‘really excited about that song.” The untitled track is likely to appear on Ri Ri’s upcoming album, “Loud,” which is due November 16. Drake must have changed his tune about Rihanna, because he previously told the New York Times that he felt she used him like “a pawn.”
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the strongest voiuce for the 47 Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities and six Law Schools across the nation, has announced a distinguished roster of honoress for its’ 23rd Anniversary Awards Dinner which will take place on Monday, November 1, 2010, in the Metropolitan Ballroom of the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. The 2010 Honorees include: Neil Golden, senior vice president, Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald’s USA, LLC, Rhonda Mims, president, ING Foundation & senior vice president, Corporate Responsibility and Multicultural Affairs, Kenneth Wilcox, senior vice president of sales, LALA USA; and, Dr. George C. Wright, president, Prairie View – A&M University.