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, 25 Nov 2014 15:00:50 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 Michael Jackson’s Son Prince Will Be Heading to College http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/11/25/michael-jackson%e2%80%99s-son-prince-will-be-heading-to-college/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/11/25/michael-jackson%e2%80%99s-son-prince-will-be-heading-to-college/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:00:50 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18568

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Michael Jackson would be proud to hear where his son, Prince, is reportedly going after high school…. It’s on to college. Radar recently learned that the famous son has plans to continue his education, though he has yet to reveal which school he wants to attend. During the AEG wrongful death trial last year, Prince told jurors, during his testimony, that he wants to go to the University of Southern California. According to a source, he’s doing extremely well — getting mostly A’s and one B+ — at Buckley, the private school he currently attends. But while Prince isn’t getting caught up in the world wind of showbiz, a source also says that his uncle, Jermaine Jackson, has been trying to get him involved via a reality TV show he’s trying to pitch. Jermaine reportedly wants Prince to appear on the show, but one obstacle has been Katherine Jackson, the matriarch of the family. After Mama Jackson discovered Jermaine was taking his nephew to pitch meetings for a possible reality series, she was none too happy. But all of this wrangling will cease on February 13 when Prince turns 18 and he’s no longer legally controlled by a court-ordered guardianship.

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Ray J Gets Paid Off Kim K Nude Shoot http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/11/18/ray-j-gets-paid-off-kim-k-nude-shoot/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/11/18/ray-j-gets-paid-off-kim-k-nude-shoot/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:25 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18557

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Pimpin’ may not be easy, but according to Ray J, Kim Kardashian is making it breezy for him…at least when it comes to getting paid off that famous sex tape.

Apparently, that über popular photo shoot in Paper magazine of a nude Kim K has, once again, peaked interest in the porn film Kim K Superstar, the sex tape Ray and Kim made which catapulted the reality TV mogul into a pop culture icon. Sources at Vivid Entertainment, who put the tape out, told TMZ that sales of the tape have gone up. As a result, Ray J stands to rake in $50,000 just from last week sales alone.

Before the spike in sales Brandy’s lil’ brother was getting $90,000 every three months. Because of the recent, uh, surge in sales Kim K Superstar has become the biggest selling sex tape of all time, surpassing the classic tape of Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson.

Ray might not have become as rich as Kim K off their porn flick but it’s not a bad payday off of an ex.

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Kris Humphries Hit With “Kanye” Jeer During Game http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/11/14/kris-humphries-hit-with-%e2%80%9ckanye%e2%80%9d-jeer-during-game/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/11/14/kris-humphries-hit-with-%e2%80%9ckanye%e2%80%9d-jeer-during-game/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:14:38 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18550

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Seems poor Kris Humphries still can’t escape his short-lived marriage to Kim Kardashian…. At least not at last Friday’s game with the Raptors.

TMZ Sports’s video of the Wizards vs’ Raptors game shows Kim K’s ex at the free throw line with a section of Raptor fans taunting him with chants of “Kanye!” Apparently, the chants got to Humphries as he missed a shot, which was met with roars from the crowd.

Although it’s been three years since his 72-day marriage to the reality star, it’s still apparently a sore spot. May be he should try ear plugs when called to the free throw line.

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NeNe Leakes Reneges on Detroit School Money Donation http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/11/11/nene-leakes-reneges-on-detroit-school-money-donation/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/11/11/nene-leakes-reneges-on-detroit-school-money-donation/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:11:01 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18523

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NeNe Leakes is now emerging as Detroit schools public enemy number one thanks to an unfulfilled promise she made to fellow Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore. Here’s how it all went down: Leakes challenged Moore to gather up $20K for the charity of Kenya’s choice and the former beauty queen chose Detroit schools. Moore paid the hefty sum and Leakes then  promised to match Kenya’s donation.

But unfortunately on this past Sunday’s edition of Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, NeNe completely changed her tune. The former New Normal star dissed the city’s schools by saying the statue of limitations had run out on her promise.

“It was long time ago, I’ll tell you that. And the statue of limitations does run out on things…” Leakes told Cohen. “I donate when I want to. And I would need proof of that [Kenya’s donation] because she has been known to lie.”

Well, Moore did in fact; post a selfie of herself to social media holding the big payday check in hand. And the embarrassing situation has left the president of Detroit’s school district dumbfounded and confused. But despite not hearing from Leakes at all in the matter, a rep for the school district says they would still gladly accept her donation if and when NeNe ever chose to be that generous.

For a woman who’s made the phrase, “I’m a rich b****” her personal catchphrase, mantra and battlecry this story does not bode well at all.

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Michael Jackson’s Eldest Son Prince Preyed on For His Fortune http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/11/06/michael-jackson%e2%80%99s-eldest-son-prince-preyed-on-for-his-fortune/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/11/06/michael-jackson%e2%80%99s-eldest-son-prince-preyed-on-for-his-fortune/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:00:34 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18514

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Micheal Jackson’s oldest son, Prince Jackson, reportedly has to watch his finances. A source close to the Jackson clan says that the sharks, looking for a payday, have begun closing in on the 17-year-old.

Currently Prince is under the court-ordered guardianship of his cousin, T.J. Jackson. And the humongous amount of money, left to him by his father, is still controlled by a trust. Once guardianship ends when he becomes 18 in February, the trust will give him cash in installments when he’s 21, 30, 35 and 40. After he’s personally in charge of his money, Prince will be a prime target for folks looking to “manage” his career. He’s already expressed an interest in being a film producer and director.

According to another insider, Prince has already begun working with such a shark: a woman, who used to work with some of the Jacksons, says she is currently managing him and finding film opportunities. The insider also said she’s begun “protecting” Prince from members of his family.

Sounds like the bumpy road has already begun for another one of MJ’s heirs.

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Niecy Nash’s Hetero Work Gets Her Lesbian Role http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/11/05/niecy-nash%e2%80%99s-hetero-work-gets-her-lesbian-role/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/11/05/niecy-nash%e2%80%99s-hetero-work-gets-her-lesbian-role/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:00:46 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18504

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Niecy Nash just discovered that playing a straight character can lead to original and interesting lesbian roles. Nash, who’s best known as Cedric the Entertainer’s better half on The Soul Man, also moonlights on the dark, raw and gritty HBO hospital dramedy, Getting On as a geriatric nurse.

It was actually her role on the latter that earned Nash her latest TV part, that of a lesbian doctor on The Mindy Project. “The producers of the show gave me a call,” Nash told Eurweb.com. “And we spent so much time talking about them being fans of Getting On.”

The Mindy Project producers told Nash recurring role of Dr. Jean Fishman was written with her in mind. “When they told me the character was a lesbian, I said, ‘You know in real life I like boys though, right?’” Niecy asked. “And they were like, ‘Yes, but we just think your personality will be great at it.’ And I was like, ‘Yes, please and thank you. Let’s do it.’”

Never sleep on Niecy. That’s proof positive she can play and do anything.

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Fearing Blot Clots NeNe Leakes Skips Real Housewives of Atlanta Trip http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/10/31/fearing-blot-clots-nene-leakes-skips-real-housewives-of-atlanta-trip/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/10/31/fearing-blot-clots-nene-leakes-skips-real-housewives-of-atlanta-trip/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:30:06 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18497

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Fear not hardcore fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta fans. Just because you won’t see star and resident diva NeNe Leakes on an upcoming episode of the popular reality series, it doesn’t mean she’s no longer on the show.

Leakes had to cancel a flight to the Philippines for an upcoming episode of RHOA because of the long 20-hour flight from Atlanta to the South Pacific country. NeNe bowed out of the trip simply because of health reasons; she has a recurring problem with blood clots that form around her lungs. Since long flights are considered medically dangerous for people who have a propensity to develop clots, Leakes felt the flight was way too risky for her to take. And in doing so, she ended up skipping the episode.

The rest of the cast will appear on this special episode, and although NeNe won’t, you will definitely see plenty of her this season. Good call NeNe; put your health, life and well being first, girl! She’s still rich y’all and she wants to keep it that way.

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Carmen Electra Talks About Rough Marriage with Dennis Rodman http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/10/22/carmen-electra-talks-about-rough-marriage-with-dennis-rodman/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/10/22/carmen-electra-talks-about-rough-marriage-with-dennis-rodman/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:00:44 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18462

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Would anyone be surprised to hear that being married to Dennis Rodman has its difficulties? Well actress Carmen Electra, who was briefly betrothed to the NBA Hall of Famer, opened up about that time in her life.

Electra talked with Oprah Winfrey about the marriage. Along with explaining what made her fall in love with Rodman, she also revealed why things crumbled. “Our relationship was very passionate,” she said. “When it was good, it was amazing. And when it was bad, it was the worst.”

At one point in 1999, their union had gotten so, er, passionate they both were arrested for allegedly beating each other up during a fight. Those charges were dropped…. But she should ne proud of one thing: her marriage lasted longer than Kim K’s second marriage!

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Former Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Lisa Wu Is Not a Kenya Moore Fan http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/10/21/former-real-housewives-of-atlanta-star-lisa-wu-is-not-a-kenya-moore-fan/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/10/21/former-real-housewives-of-atlanta-star-lisa-wu-is-not-a-kenya-moore-fan/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:25:01 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18465

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There is no love lost at all between past and present cast members of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Former RHOA star Lisa Wu had plenty to say about current star Kenya Moore and the bottom line is she not at all impressed by her.

“I’ve met [Moore] a couple times, but this is like, ‘whoa.’ I don’t think I could be on the show with her at the same time,” Wu said during a chat with Wetpaint. “It seems like there’s a lot of egging on or provoking, and the dynamics changed too, so I don’t know.”

Lisa also criticized the producers of RHOA for not allowing her to display her full talents during her time on the series.  “They wouldn’t allow me to say on the first season that I was an actor, or writer or producer,” she says. “But then on the second season when everyone was like, ‘I’m an actor…’ I’m like, ‘I started this many years ago.’”

Wu admits to being a current fan of RHOA, but I think it’s safe to assume she will not be making any guest or reunion appearances on the reality show anytime soon.

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Terrence J’s House Almost Hit By a Truck http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/10/15/terrence-j%e2%80%99s-house-almost-hit-by-a-truck/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/10/15/terrence-j%e2%80%99s-house-almost-hit-by-a-truck/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:17:22 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18454

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Terrence Jenkins (formerly known as Terrance J) got an unexpected package at his home when a out-of-control truck crashed into his front lawn…and nearly smashed through his living room.

The entertainment news anchor posted a couple of pics on Monday.  As per Terrence’s post, luckily no one was injured, but of course he said, as a humorous aside, he’d obviously be late for work. Glad to hear all was safe, but the former 106 & Park host!  Also, we hope the driver wasn’t hurt!

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