Entertainment Spotlight | BET.com http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight We don't gossip. We just serve the hottest dish on all your favorite actors and artists. Stay on it. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:51:21 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 Nicole Murphy Steps Out With Mystery Guy http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/08/18/nicole-murphy-steps-out-with-mystery-guy/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/08/18/nicole-murphy-steps-out-with-mystery-guy/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:32:45 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18345

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Nicole Murphy, ex-wife of Eddie Murphy and ex-fiancé of Michael Strahan made waves this past weekend when she was seen with a young, sexy bronze beau in Malibu, California. The pair innocently strolled outside famed eatery Moonshadows around lunchtime. This is particularly newsworthy because the mom of five was just seen last  Thursday noshing with Strahan in Beverly Hills, after their reported tumultuous split earlier this month. The duo had tongues wagging that they could be on the road to reconciliation. Of course, now folks ain’t so sure.

But back to Nicole’s new guy,  it should be duly noted that her latest cool drink of water mystery man is “not” handsome NBA star Jim Jackson, who she was seen vacationing with Puerto Rico earlier this summer.

Better get out your score cards to keep up ladies and gents, Nicole Murphy, doesn’t let any grass grow under her manicured pedied feet!

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LGBT Club Promoter Accuses Draya Michele of Making Homophobic Remarks, Canceling Appearance http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/08/15/lgbt-club-promoter-accuses-draya-michele-of-making-homophobic-remarks-canceling-appearance/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/08/15/lgbt-club-promoter-accuses-draya-michele-of-making-homophobic-remarks-canceling-appearance/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:00:05 +0000 smundhra http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18336

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Basketball Wives’ Draya Michele reportedly canceled an appearance at an LGBT nightclub in West Hollywood, California recently because there were too many “f*** and d****” in attendance, a promoter for the club tells TMZ. Michele was paid to host an event at Penthouse Nightclub last Sunday evening, but allegedly bailed after seeing the crowd.

The reality star is firing back at the club, telling TMZ she did not make the homophobic comments and, in fact, never even showed up for her scheduled appearance. She says she canceled in advance because she was sick, and then the club owner threatened to trash her in the media for being a no-show.

Reps for the Penthouse Nightclub say Draya was paid $2500 in advance to host the event, and her absence cost the club thousands of dollars. They plan to sue the Basketball Wives star.

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Prison Source Says O.J. Simpson Has Obsession With Kim Kardashian http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/08/14/prison-source-says-o-j-simpson-has-obsession-with-kim-kardashian/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/08/14/prison-source-says-o-j-simpson-has-obsession-with-kim-kardashian/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18330

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As if O.J. Simpson doesn’t have enough to obsess about with trying to get out of prison — now reports are coming down that the football Hall of Famer has a strange obsession with reality TV mogul Kim Kardashian.

According to a prison source, the Juice, 67, who’s serving a 33-year sentence for a 2008 robbery and kidnapping conviction, has been fawning over pictures of Kim K. “He has several sexy pictures of Kim hanging up in his prison cell from her 2007 Playboy shot,” the insider told Radar, “and he isn’t shy about showing her picture to fellow inmates.”

In case you’ve forgotten, there’s a connection her as Kim K’s late father Robert Kardashian was apart of the legal team who repped O.J. in his murder trial. Not to mention Robert and the former football icon were very good friends. He’s know Kimmy since she was a little girl, which seems not to matter. “O.J. said he always thought was a cute girl when she was younger,” the source said, “but it has only been since he’s been in prison his infatuation with her has grown to a full-blown obsession.”

Moreover, he’s not fazed that she’s married to Kanye West either. “As long as I am in prison,” O.J.’s allegedly said, “I can’t be with her so Kanye can have her for now. But when I get out she’s mine.”

However, Kim K. needn’t worry….at least for now. O.J. won’t be eligible for parole for a couple of years… 2017, according to the prison source.

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Khloe Kardashian’s Possible Trouble In Paradise http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/08/05/khloe-kardashian%e2%80%99s-possible-trouble-in-paradise/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/08/05/khloe-kardashian%e2%80%99s-possible-trouble-in-paradise/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:00:36 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18322

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Could Khloe Kardashian be headed for another relationship fail? After her soap opera saga marriage to Lamar Odom, Khloe dove headfirst into a jet-setting relationship with rapper French Montana. But now the pair seemed to have hit a rough patch in their union. Sources say Khloe is mad that Montana has become a hard partying bad boy. She even posted the cryptic message, “depend on no one,” on her Instagram, some say hinting at her current hard time.

Even her beau Montana gives clues that all is not well between the couple. The post he published on Instagram reads, “The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” The duo recently defended their relationship during a radio interview with Angie Martinez, but in the end, apparently the pair will have to offer a lot more than lip service to prove that all is well between them.

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Terrence Howard Claims He’s Too Broke to Pay Second Ex-Wife http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/07/28/terrence-howard-claims-he%e2%80%99s-too-broke-to-pay-second-ex-wife/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/07/28/terrence-howard-claims-he%e2%80%99s-too-broke-to-pay-second-ex-wife/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:00:38 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18313

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(Photos from Left: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images, Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Bing)

For Terrence Howard the second time—in this case, his second former marriage—isn’t the charm. According to him, it’s leaving him with very little money… and he wants justice.

TMZ reports that the actor recently filed court papers requesting that the divorce settlement he made with his ex-wife, Michelle Howard. Terrence claims that, to obtain their agreement, his ex threatened him with blackmail if he didn’t sign on to the amount—about $325,000—she wanted. But Michelle is standing her grounding, demanding that he pay her what she’s owed.

In response, the Best Man Holiday star says he couldn’t pay that because he only makes $5,878 a month. The reason being that most of his earnings are earmarked for another ex-wife, Lori McMasters, to pay spousal and child support. According to Terrence, he is simply an employee on Lori’s payroll because his acting money goes straight to her. And she, in turn, cuts him his monthly check.

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Kim K. Bars Family from Uttering Reggie Bush’s Name http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/07/24/kim-k-bars-family-from-uttering-reggie-bush%e2%80%99s-name/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/07/24/kim-k-bars-family-from-uttering-reggie-bush%e2%80%99s-name/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:00:08 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18302

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Kim Kardashian is Mrs. Kanye West, but her ex-beau Reggie Bush apparently looms, um, large over the marriage…. So much so that Kim K has banned her family from mentioning the NFL player in front of her hubby.

The problems arose last weekend when Reggie got married to his girlfriend Lilit Avagyan, and Kim made sure to stay away from all readings that referenced the ceremony. “She doesn’t like to discuss Reggie,” explained an inside source, “not even with her sisters. And Kim did remind her family to not mention Reggie’s name in front of Kanye, because he is very jealous of him.”

Yeezy’s green-eyed monster is for good reason, given that, according to the source, when Kim was dating Reggie she “Absolutely lit up” when her former beau was in the room.

While Kanye has reportedly quizzed wifey about her old love, he’s supposedly gone so far as to ask her how the running back was in the sack and who did she think was better: he or Mr. Bush? So to quiet all the turmoil, Kim has nixed the fam from even uttering RBs name. Good call, Kim. Good call—allegedly!

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Sherri Shepherd Faces Lawsuit Over Motherhood http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/07/21/sherri-shepherd-faces-lawsuit-over-motherhood/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/07/21/sherri-shepherd-faces-lawsuit-over-motherhood/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:00:35 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18294

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(Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for TV One)

The Sherri Shepherd surrogate custody battle and divorce proceedings have officially entered the down and dirty phase. Shepherd soon-to-be-ex Lamar Sally is threatening to sue the soon-to-be former View co-host if she doesn’t claim the child they are having via surrogate this month.

Sally is not letting the blistering and sobering fact that Shepherd’s eggs were not used in the surrogacy process. He is now reportedly  quickly assembling legal documents to stop the comedian from bailing on their surrogate contract signed when they were a happy couple.

Shepherd claims Lamar tricked her into signing the agreement. She claims he knew she wanted a divorce but Lamar wanted the easy access to her cash to the child support payments. So The View host wants the contract voided on grounds of fraud, which relinquishes all of her parental obligations.

In addition to reneging on her responsibilities, Lamar claims Shepherd is hypocrite as well, espousing Christian values, but abandoning an innocent, unborn child.

Is anyone out there truly buying this man’s point of view, other than golddiggers of the world?

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Apollo Nida Wants to Bail on Marriage to Phaedra Parks http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/07/18/apollo-nida-wants-to-bail-on-marriage-to-phaedra-parks/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/07/18/apollo-nida-wants-to-bail-on-marriage-to-phaedra-parks/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:30:46 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18279

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It seems Phaedra Parks forgot the part of her marriage vows where you stand by your man in good times and bad, and now her estranged and troubled husband Apollo Nida is calling her on it.

Nida, who got eight years for check fraud and money laundering and must pay 2 million dollars to make things right, believes his marriage to Parks is over. “I doubt it [that my relationship with Phaedra will make it through this.]” Nida told Atlanta’s B-100. “My wife didn’t even f******* show up for my sentencing. I’m still salty about that.”

The normally macho Nida admitted his wrongdoing during the chat and also displayed his sensitive side when explaining how the ordeal has affected him. “It’s been hell on wheels. I’ve asked God to forgive me,” Nida continued. “It doesn’t make you any less of a man to cry and shed tears. I’ve shed tears. But I’ve forgiven myself and I’ve had to move on.”

His biggest regret, however, is how his legal drama and frayed marital state will affect his son. “I love my kids I feel most sad and disappointed that I let my little man down,” Nida finishes.  “I’m still human at the end of the day and I’m remorseful.”

Aww, now doesn’t that make you feel sorry for poor ole Apollo?

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Adrienne Bailon ‘Excited’ About Removing Rob Kardashian Tattoo http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/07/17/adrienne-bailon-excited-about-removing-rob-kardashian-tattoo/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/07/17/adrienne-bailon-excited-about-removing-rob-kardashian-tattoo/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:53:22 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18270

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Sometimes love is not forever and if Adrienne Bailon has her way, she’s hopeful her embarrassing butt tattoo won’t be either. The Real star has tried three times to remove her backside ink featuring ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian’s name. This time around, she’s hoping a new tattoo removal laser technology called the PicoSure Laser, will erase the scribbles from her bottom for good.

“I have not been in a relationship with Rob for six years, and I’ve been with my current boyfriend, [Roc Nation’s Lenny S.] for five years. I think it’s time to remove it,” Bailon told Us Weekly about the tattoo. “I think it’s always been time, but there wasn’t a procedure that I was sure would not only remove it properly but also not leave me with a worse situation I started with.”

Here’s backstory on the ex-couple. Bailon and Kardashian were hooked up from 2007 to 2009. To celebrate the union, the pair got his and her tattoos. Kardashian opted to show devotion by etching Adrienne on his rib cage and Bailon by branding Rob’s name on her bottom. But today, she’s looking to put the past behind (pun intended) her and her new fashion choices will be the perks.

“I’m so excited, you don’t understand,” Bailon said about her pending ink removal. “The other day I ran across some pictures of myself in a bathing suit that had Brazilian high-cut bottoms, pre-Rob Tattoo, and I couldn’t wait to wear those again because they looked so cute.”

So kids, the moral of this story is never put the name of your puppy love on your backside. It will always come back to bite you in the butt.

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Kim Kardashian Ex Dentist Wants To Make Money Off Her Teeth http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/07/09/kim-kardashian-ex-dentist-wants-to-make-money-off-her-teeth/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/07/09/kim-kardashian-ex-dentist-wants-to-make-money-off-her-teeth/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:00:04 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18262

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There is one dentist in town who’s hoping Kim Kardashian’s riches have a trickle down theory. This doc is hoping one of her biggest fans, or foes, buys a judgment he got against the reality star.

Here’s how it all went down… back in 2001, Kim went to Dr. Craig Gordon to get her silver fillings switched to the more attractive and expensive porcelain ones. A 2002 lawsuit shows that Kim skipped out on the bill and because she was a no-show in court he got a default judgment for $1,605.73.

Now Gordon is trying to sell his judgment to the highest bidder, and with the interest that has accumulated the total tab is now $3,486.85. But the now the good doc is trying to sell it for $13,000 because he believes it has “collectible value”

This should be considered a judgment with lots of bite!

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