Keyshia Cole thought being bi-racial would exclude her from joining the Black Girls Rock organization

Keyshia Cole thought being bi-racial would exclude her from joining the Black Girls Rock organization…

Keyshia Talks Black Girls Rock

In a recent interview with Bow Wow on BET’s 106 & Park the hosts asked Keyshia Cole about her appearance on Black Girls Rock and Keyshia replied….

Via BET:

“I’m Bi-racial but it’s ok…I’m Black, I’m Black.. At first I was skeptical about being a part of the Black Girls Rock organization but then when I read on it and I realized how strengthening it is for our black women and women in general – how strengthening it is for us to come together and understand that no matter what, we rock.“

“I just think it’s a beautiful organization and I’m so happy to be a part of it.”

Is this broad serious?

Keisha Cole is BLACK & GHETTO as hell. I hate when Negros try to diminish their black heritage!

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It’s Almost Showtime For The “Apollo Live” Tour And New BET Show

Last year we told you Jamie Foxx would be bringing “Showtime At The Apollo” back, and well, it’s finally about that time.

It’s been four years since production of Showtime At The Apollo ceased, but BET is staging a revival of the popular show in the form of Apollo Live with its broadcast premiere on November 29th at 8p/7c.

Birthplace of legends and home of future stars, The Apollo Theater shines anew for the next generation. Brought to you by the brilliant creative trio and executive producers Jamie Foxx, Marcus King, and Don Weiner who put a fresh spin on the classic “Amateur Night” variety show, Apollo Live is both a talent showcase and a singing competition. And there’s some serious talent in the judges seats with the legendary Gladys Knight, veteran emcee Doug E. Fresh, and New Edition’s Michael Bivins as judges. Hosted by comedian Tony Rock, Apollo Live promises to entertain with a bevy of special guest appearances and performances.

And before the show airs on BET you can catch the Apollo Live Lounge in your city. Here’s more info:

The “Apollo Live Lounge” tour is coming to a city near you, transforming local venues in every tour city to capture the vibe and spirit of the historic Apollo Theater. Local performers will strut their stuff for a chance to win a Cash Prize! Similar to the classic Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater variety show, the top performance will be decided by a live audience, whose cheers and jeers will determine who has what it takes to take the top prize! A trio of local celebrity judges will also be on hand to assist if necessary, as well as a live Emcee to keep the night moving and shaking!

Now you can get a front row seat and experience the show firsthand. See tour locations and schedule below.

Baltimore, MD: 11/15/12, 6pm – 8pm @ Eden’s Lounge
Washington, D.C.: 11/16/12, 6pm – 8pm @ Bar 7
Raleigh, NC: 11/23/12, 9pm – 11pm @ Zydeco Downtown
Charlotte, NC: 11/24/12, 7pm – 9pm @ Tempo
Atlanta, GA: 11/26/12, time/venue TBD
Memphis, TN: 11/27/12, 5pm – 7pm @ The Ice Bar
Detroit, MI: 11/28/12, 7pm – 9pm @ Flood’s Bar & Grill
Chicago, IL: 11/29/12, 9pm – 11pm @ Funky Buddha Lounge
Philadephia, PA: 11/30/12, 9pm – 11pm @ Mezzanine SuperClub

Check out more info on the Apollo Live Lounge:

On Facebook by liking the fan page at Facebook.com/APOLLOLIVELOUNGE and Facebook.com/BET
On Twitter by following hashtag #ApolloLive and @BET
On Google plus at bet.us/gplusBET

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Kerry Washington And Alicia Keys To Be Honored At BET ‘Black Girls Rock’

Alicia Keys And Kerry Washington To Be Honored At ‘Black Girls Rock’

Alicia Keys and Kerry Washington will be among the honorees at this year’s “Black Girls Rock” show that will air next month on BET.

via VIBE Vixen

Actress Kerry Washington, singers Alicia Keys and Dionne Warwick, and writer Susan L. Taylor will be honored at this year’s Black Girls Rock awards ceremony.

The 2nd annual awards show will be taped October 13 at the Loews Theatre in New York City. R&B songbirds Ciara, Brandy, India Arie and Keyshia Cole are scheduled to perform.

“We’re thrilled to once again partner with Beverly Bond and her fantastic organization to bring to the screen the 2012 edition of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials. “It’s truly an honor to recognize our celebrants who have accomplishments in a wide variety of fields. Look for some very special performances from an array of genres. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is empowering, uplifting, fun…and perfect on BET!”

Congrats to them….we think black girls rock too.

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Terrence J Replaces Ryan Seacrest As New Co-Host Of E News!

 Congrats Terrance J!

According to Necoleb*tchie.com, It looks as though Terrence Jenkins (better known as Terrence J) is moving on up like the Jeffersons.

After announcing his departure from BET’s 106 and Park back in May, he has now confirmed that he will be sliding into Ryan Seacrest former spot as the new co-host of E! News. His new gig at the anchor desk alongside Giuliana Rancic will begin on November 12.

According to E!’s President of Network Strategy, Terrence J’s resume and connections were an attractive look for the network:

“Terrence Jenkins is a talented and well-connected television personality who will bring an original sensibility to our news programs. Coupled with lead anchor Giuliana Rancic’s proven experience, [Jenkins’ arrival] should help cement ‘E! News” stature as the leading source for news across pop culture.

Although, Ryan Seacrest will remain managing editor of E! News, he left his role at the anchor desk back in January due to his busy schedule which includes American Idol, executive producing numerous reality shows, and his daily radio morning show. [What is Ryan not doing these days??]

It’s definitely possible that Ryan and Terrence J have a little history as Terrence appeared on a few episodes of the Kardashian spin off, ‘Kourtney and Khloe takes on Miami’ a few years ago as the co-host of a radio show with Khloe Kardashian.

On his new role, Terrence says:

“I’ve always had a passion for the wide spectrum of pop culture that E! News covers so well; I can’t wait to get started. I’ve had a great career so far, and it’s all been building toward this.”

This is definitely a huge indication of where Terrence is headed in his career. Not to mention, he is still pursuing acting gigs. Big things are ahead!

Congrats!!!

Watch Terrence J’s inspirational speech at the Be Next Awards back in July below:

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The Hollywood Reporter

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Is Eddie Murphy & Rosci Honey Moon Stage Over Already?!?!

Rocsi Posts Subliminal Message About Trouble Keeping A Man

106 & Park host Rocsi Diaz may have spent the last few weeks having some fun in the sun with unconfirmed new boo thang Eddie Murphy, but things might not be as good between the two as it looks in photos.

After publicly denying that she’s been letting Eddie hit dat in a recent interview, Rocsi posted this message to her facebook page.

Girl-Eddie don’t want you because he would prefer Floyd Mayweather!

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Pooch Hall wants to Get Back into ‘The Game’ (Video)

The public was lead to believe Pooch would not be returning on the account of landing a more time consuming gig with Showtime. But according to the actor, that’s not the case.

During a morning chat on “The Breakfast Club,” he mentioned that he needs to be able to do both shows.

Supposedly the network is interested in bringing Tia back as well.

“I can’t say what’s going on with BET, but Pooch Hall is ready,” Pooch freestyled. Rapping Pooch.

BET has already started to look for replacements, however.

Pooch encouraged listeners to “have faith” the series would return as normal for the next season.

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Toya Wright Speaks Up About Her $1 Million Lawsuit Over ‘Priceless Inspirations’

Toya Wright has spent the last two years plugging her New York Bestseller, ‘Priceless Inspirations’ so it was a surprise this week when publisher ‘Farrah Gray Publishing, sent out a press release stating that they would be suing the BET reality star for $1 million dollars. According to the lawsuit, Toya failed to promote the book according to the contract and she “purposefully and maliciously” went behind the company’s back to sell her book through “unauthorized venues” which has caused a huge loss in profits. Farrah Gray, owner of the company, has terminated the agreement but says that since Toya didn’t negotiate the termination clause in the contract, he owns the rights to the book. He also wants Toya to pay his legal and court fees in the suit. Dang.

After news of the pending lawsuit made it’s rounds, Toya took to her Twitter to address the lawsuit while claiming that Farrah Gray is the one that owes her money:

The things people do for Attention. SMH

Please beware of who u do business with….not everybody is happy for your success. #thedevilisaliar

you must really be BROKE….. u trying to sue me for 1 million dollars. for whAt??? give me 1 good reason.

how are you gonna sue me when you owe me money?????#wheretheydothatat

let me remind you Farrah Grey……are you forgetting that “Priceless Inspirations” was your 1st and only NY times bestseller.‪#imjustsayin‬

Another lawsuit from Farrah Grey….. It can’t be the authors. U need to take a look at yourself. #Getittogether http://yfrog.com/odaqgeej

im so sorry tweethearts….but i refuse to let anyone lie on me. i did all i can do to sell my book and promote it. so all of this is BS!

Toya’s rep also came to her defense in a press release which states that Toya did absolutely nothing wrong:

“Mrs. Wright consistently went above and beyond her contractual obligations which included: Self- funding a college tour promoting Priceless Inspirations, Cross promotion of her Ampro endorsement by placing the book cover on Ampro products nationwide and allowing Farrah Gray Publishing the platform to promote her book on her highly successful reality show on Black Entertainment Television.”

This is going to be interesting. Who do you believe?

Sister 2 Sister

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DirecTV Is Giving BET The Boot!!!

Two media giants, Viacom and DirecTV, used social media sites Tuesday to rally support in a spat over whether DirecTV’s 20 million customers will lose access to Viacom channels.

The two companies are trying to reach a deal that would allow DirecTV to continue distributing 17 Viacom channels — including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, BET, CMT, Spike and Comedy Central.

A blackout of those channels is set for Tuesday at midnight ET if a deal isn’t reached. The dispute burst across Twitter, Facebook and YouTube on Tuesday.

This is ridiculous and in my opinion DirecTV is being greedy!

 

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2012 BET AWARD SHOW After Parties!

LA Clippers baller Chris Paul and wife Jada, as well as Kim Porter and Brandy were spotted at several of the after parties that went down after the 2012 BET Awards. Deets inside…

 

There were tons of after parties to choose from at the conclusion of the 2012 BET Awards……

Meek Mill opted for the Warner Music Group BET Awards after party @ Cecconi’s in LA.

NBA baller Chris Paul and his wife Jada also went to the WMG event.  Jada’s expecting their second baby–a baby girl–this summer!

Kim Porter rocked a silver mini dress to show of her killer gams and chatted it up with Brandy.

Brandy posed it up with her boo Ryan Press.  Such a cute couple.

Rapper Wale also attended.

Rick Ross posed with artist Gunplay.

Charlamagne and his Breakfast Club partner Angela Yee were there.

Terrence J showed love to the folks at Crown Royal.

Big Tigger and Common had some fun inside the party.

Trey Songz walked the black carpet.  Dude made his rounds that night we see.

Diggy Simmons was there looking fresh as usual.  Loves this kid!

Eva Marcille looked tanned and fabulous in a short metallic mini dress.

Oh hey Teairra Mari.  Wonder if she hopped on the mic to sing…something.

Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank (TGT) announced the formation of their new R&B supergroup earlier on the red carpet.  hence them dressing like a group now.

LaLa Anthony also made the rounds.

Al Sharpton kicked it with SRC’s CEO Steve Rifkind at the Rolling Stone party.

Andre Harrell hit up Debra Lee‘s CIROC’s Rolling Stone event.

Miguel attended Ciroc’s party at The Playhouse.

Usher also hit up the The Playhouse party.

Upcoming actress Jennia Fredrique was also seen at the BET Interscope after party at Cecconi’s.

She posed with Joyful Drake.

And also “BBW LA” star Laura Govan (who showed off more than we think she wanted to).

Photos via Hiltron Bailey

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Cory And Tia Mowry-Hardrict Enjoy A Day At Farmer’s Market In LA

Tia Mowry-Hardrict was spotted with her husband Cory and son Cree in LA recently.

The Hardrict family was spotted at Farmer’s Market in LA recently.

The couple picked up some beautiful flowers while there.

And Tia cooled herself off with a popsicle.

Family enjoying the sun!

She tweeted, “Great day today! Farmers market with the fam, amazing dinner, now sweet dreams:) #grateful xoxoT”

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