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A representative for the R&B star announced Tuesday that Brown has decided to go to rehab a day after he was released from jail following his arrest for allegedly punching another man in Washington, D.C. Brown remains on probation after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna and could face jail time as a result of the arrest. “Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility,” a statement read. “His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.”
Civil rights activist Al Sharpton met with the CEO of Barneys New York on Tuesday to discuss allegations of racial profiling at the high-end retailer, while the New York state attorney general’s office demanded its own meeting with Barneys and also Macy’s. Two black customers accused Barneys of discrimination last week after they said they had lawfully purchased items but were detained by police on suspicion of credit card fraud. “We had a very candid and open meeting today to begin a dialogue,” Sharpton said after the private meeting with Barneys CEO Mark Lee at Sharpton’s National Action Network office in Harlem.
It seems as though the baby bump rumors may be true. Sources close to Kerry Washington, 36, have told Us Weekly and People that theScandal star is expecting her first child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, 31. The actress and NFL player secretly wed on June 24 in Hailey, Idaho, but neither has confirmed the pregnancy as of yet. One of Washington’s friends told Us Weekly the star is about four months pregnant.
The living legend is set to perform his 1976 landmark album “Songs in the Life of Key,” which features hits like “Isn’t She Lovely,” in its entirety for the first time ever at the annual House Full of Toys benefit concert at L.A. Live on December 21st. During the announcement, Wonder also hinted that he’ll be releasing some new material, and we can’t wait.
The singer, who is signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation, is the new celebrity designer of the popular sportswear brand. Signing a $2.5 million contract with the company, the pop star has also collaborated with DKNY and Rimmel.
The Oscar winner is directing a new HBO documentary titled “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley.” The film will focus on the life of Jackie “Moms” Mabley, an African-American stand-up comic who was once billed as “The Funniest Woman in the World.” “She has been a huge inspiration to me and so many others, but not a lot of folks outside of the comedy world know about her legacy,” said “The View” co-host in a statement. It premieres Monday, November 18 at 9pm ET.
The Revolt TV mogul has joined forces with Oscar-winning director-producer Brian Grazer to create their own rendition of the 1990’s gangster film that starred Wesley Snipes and Laurence Fishburne. “Our version won’t be exactly the same, but will have the same hard-core gangster feel. Sean wants to be in it, he was amazing in ‘Monster’s Ball,’ and such strong characters sit perfectly with him,” Grazer said. Production will begin next year.
Omarosa Goes IN on Bethenny Frankel (clip below)
Welp, looks like the Skinny Girl mogul and talkshow host got more than she bargained for booking old nemesis, Omarosa on her show. Omarosa pretty much informed Frankel that white privilege got her to where she is today. Halp! It sounded like she was reading the script from the premiere of “Scandal.” Watch below and cringe along with us…
Let’s end on a positive note with kudos for “12 Years a Slave” director, Steve McQueen. According to Deadspin, this undeniable talent has landed a deal with HBO for a dramatic project starring an African American protagonist. **bows down**