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. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:24:03 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 Does Kanye West Want Kim K. to Leave KUWTK? http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/09/16/does-kanye-west-want-kim-k-to-leave-kuwtk/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/09/16/does-kanye-west-want-kim-k-to-leave-kuwtk/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:00:13 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18407

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Radaronline is reporting that Yeezus wants his new bride to quit her headliner family franchise show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians after season 10 films. Kanye wants Kim to move onto bigger career goals. But there could be a fight brewing because mom Kris Jenner doesn’t want her family’s cash cow to leave the TV family herd.

Season 10 of the reality show starts shooting in the next two months and an insider close to Radar says there’s a reason Kanye wants Kim off the show, “They will be moving into the new mansion and Kanye doesn’t want cameras in their house.”

But momager Jenner has her reasons for wanting Kim to stay, “She sees a tremendous opportunity to get a huge increased payday for Kim,” the source continues. “She thinks E! would be willing to pay Kim $10 million for a two-year deal. Of course Kris would get ten percent of that deal, should it happen!”

The family insider says because of that flourishing financial incentive, Kim is considering returning to the show on a limited basis if E! would agree. But the source says the network isn’t excited by that prospect. “Kim is the only reason that anyone tunes into the show,” the source claims. “Everybody knows that, so it be either all or nothing.”

Team Kardashian, stay tuned!

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Champ Claims He Was Assaulted http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/09/11/rupauls-drag-race-champ-claims-he-was-assaulted/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/09/11/rupauls-drag-race-champ-claims-he-was-assaulted/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:57:00 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18398

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The winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season two was arrested on an assault charge… this following a claim that he was roughed up by a security guard.

According to TMZ, James Ross, whose drag name is Tyra Sanchez, said he was in Virginia Beach signing autographs at the Rainbow-Cactus Company when a man began heckling him. When he went to calm the gentlemen, Ross claims that a security guard grabbed and slammed him on the ground before putting him in handcuffs.

But the story doesn’t end there. After Ross went to the police to press charges against the venue, he discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest. As a result, he turned himself in and was sprung after posting his bond.  Ross still plans to press charges against the Rainbow-Catcus, which has yet to give a statement…. the struggle for equality continues.

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Chris Rock Remembers Joan Rivers http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/09/08/chris-rock-remembers-joan-rivers/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/09/08/chris-rock-remembers-joan-rivers/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:00:24 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18389

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Chris Rock remembers the late Joan Rivers in a conversation with Variety. The Top comedian talked of Rivers’s resilience following the cancellation of her late night talk show, The Late Show.  ”I did the very last The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers on Fox,” Rock recalled. “It was my first time on television. Her show had just gotten cancelled and her husband had just shot himself in the head. And for whatever reason, she decided to go and do the last show. Boy, did I learn about the show must go on that day.”

“She had it together on camera,” he continued. “When we were on commercial, she was losing it a little bit. I can definitely say I saw her start to cry. She kept it together.”

Rivers’s, who died this past Thursday following a throat procedure, became the first woman to host her own late night talk show, which lasted from 1986 – 1987.

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LisaRaye McCoy Is on Team Strippers http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/09/04/lisaraye-mccoy-is-on-team-strippers/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/09/04/lisaraye-mccoy-is-on-team-strippers/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:04:35 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18379

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LisaRaye McCoy is best known for her role as a stripper in the 1998 film The Players Club and for being the former first lady of Turks and Caicos. Now, she’s quickly gaining a rep for being a cheerleader for private dancers.

When asked by a TMZ reporter about the strip club scene in Atlanta, McCoy said, “There’s big money and opportunity,” in exotic dancing. The reporter also informed the actress that boxer Floyd Mayweather, a self-professed frequent strip clubgoer, is singlehandedly helping to make business boom. The paparazzo then asked the All of Us star if that is attracting more girls to the skin trade.

McCoy, who also believes that the strip club industry is good for the U.S. economy, replied with a resounding, “Yes!”

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Have Khloe Kardashian and French Montana Ended Their ‘Staged’ Romance? http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/08/28/have-khloe-kardashian-and-french-montana-ended-their-staged-romance/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/08/28/have-khloe-kardashian-and-french-montana-ended-their-staged-romance/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:28:17 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18364

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Ever wonder why and how Khloe Kardashian hooked up with rapper French Montana so quickly after her melodramatic ill-fated marriage to Lamar Odom came to an end? Nearly four months later Kardashian followers finally have their answer.

Allegedly, Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner has been offering Montana a huge paycheck to appear regularly on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. He is also planned to be a recurring guest star on their upcoming spinoff show, Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons. And get this; Jenner struck a side deal with the rapper to all make it happen. Kris serves as an executive producer on both reality shows.

This all came to light because E!, the network that broadcasts the Kardashian shows, are all balking over the platinum selling rapper’s hefty TV salary. Network executives think it’s too expensive, don’t think he’s worth the money and don’t want to pay him.

Montana all pretty much confirmed his man-for-hire status with The Daily News by explaining his lucrative reality TV deal this way, “Me just being apart of her life, they recorded me,” said Montana. “[They] asked me for my permission to air my footage out, and they wanted to give me a check to do it, give me a contract, make me a part of it.”

So will E! fork over the big bucks to keep Montana apart of Khloe’s TV life? For the answer to that question stay tuned.

But, crack addiction or not, you never heard of Khloe’s ex Lamar having to pay ladies to hang out with him. C’mon Khloe, surely you can do better than that!

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Oprah Autographed Version of The Butler Script Stolen http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/08/27/oprah-autographed-version-of-the-butler-script-stolen/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/08/27/oprah-autographed-version-of-the-butler-script-stolen/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:56:10 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18357

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There’s been a robbery regarding the film The Butler. Actually, it was a version of the script. One that was signed by Oprah Winfrey and the rest of the casts was recently stolen.

The home of David Jacobson, the film’s co-producer, was burglarized. While surveying the ransacked mess of his house, Jacobson discovered his treasured script was missing.

The robbery was a part of a string of burglaries to hit that Los Angeles neighborhood. Fortunately, two of the victims’ located some of their stolen possessions being sold at a garage sale. Police think Jacobson’s script could also turn up at a neighborhood sale as well.

After police spoke to the folks running the rummage sale, they gave up the guy who’d given them the stolen goods. Cops located the suspect, searched his home and found quite a few stolen items. The script, however, was not recovered.

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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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