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. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:00:44 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 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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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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Will.i.am Complains About United Airlines Via Twitter http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/10/10/will-i-am-complains-about-united-airlines-via-twitter/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/10/10/will-i-am-complains-about-united-airlines-via-twitter/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:00:33 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18448

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Will.i.am allegedly lost his seat during a recent trip to China and took his gripe with United Airlines to Twitter. “Make sure when you fly to china via United you get to the airport one day before because they’ll give your seats away,” the Black Eyed Peas rapper tweeted. “I’m flying to china and United just gave my seats away…”

Chalk this up to one of a couple of problems Will has had with the airlines, comparing United to other companies he’s flown with. “I fly B.A., Quantas, Korean AIR Singapore AIR and they wait for premium passengers to arrive…they don’t give away your seat like United,” he wrote.

United has yet to respond to Will’s complaint.

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Tyrese Gibson Gifts His Nanny a New Car http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/10/02/tyrese-gibson-gifts-his-nanny-a-new-car/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/10/02/tyrese-gibson-gifts-his-nanny-a-new-car/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:27:31 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18439

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Forget what you heard, sometimes it really does pay to be the help. Tyrese Gibson made it rain automobile Oprah-style when he surprised his nanny with a brand new car for her birthday. The nanny, who has been taking care of Tyrese’s daughter Shayla most of her seven years, more than earned the cool ride bonus.

And what were the wheels Gibson treated his nanny to? It was brand new black Audi sedan and the Fast and the Furious star captured the whole magic moment on videotape for all to see.  In the clip, Tyrese can be seen calling his nanny to driveway of his home. She comes out and then he shocks her with the dream ride of her life.  Gibson’s seven-year old daughter, Shayla can even be heard asking in the clip, “Daddy, can she take it home?”

It was a wonderful moment that makes all viewers feel the nanny’s joy!

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Jermaine Dupri Sued By Friend Who Wrecked His Hummer http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/09/30/jermaine-dupri-sued-by-friend-who-wrecked-his-hummer/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/09/30/jermaine-dupri-sued-by-friend-who-wrecked-his-hummer/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:00:25 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18433

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Mark this news under ungrateful. Jermaine Dupri hooks his friend up with a luxurious life — for free — and the pal turns around and slaps him with a lawsuit.

The veteran music producer told TMZ he labels his former friend Taddrick Mingo a leach. According to Dupri, he provided his buddy with free studio time, a two-bedroom condo (rent free for 4 years), Dupri’s Hummer, a free computer and referrals for jobs to do studio work.

In turn, not only does Mingo allegedly wreck Jermaine’s truck but, after claiming he was the ATL maestro’s assistant, he sues Jermaine claiming he never got paid. Well, Jermaine has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Dupri struck back with his own lawsuit and wants the money he shelled out for Mingo paid back.  #WhatAboutYoutFriends

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NeNe Leakes Frontrunner to Replace Joan Rivers on ‘Fashion Police’ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/09/29/nene-leakes-frontrunner-to-replace-joan-rivers-on-fashion-police/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/09/29/nene-leakes-frontrunner-to-replace-joan-rivers-on-fashion-police/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:39:38 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18424

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Could NeNe Leakes be stepping into Joan Rivers’ shoes? If reports are correct, she may at least be getting her chair… on the Fashion Police.

According to a source talking to Perezhilton.com, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is now getting serious consideration. Part of the reason is because the show’s execs think Leakes has great comic timing. The other reason, the show’s network is looking to ethnically diversify their panel.

After Joan Rivers’s tragic death earlier this month many speculated that the celeb fashion critique program would go off the air. But soon after, it was confirmed that the Fashion Police would roll on. This despite many of the current panelists thinking the show should end with Joan’s passing.

But NeNe won’t get the spot without a battle. The source also says that comedy giant Kathy Griffin is also up for the spot.

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Mike Tyson Rescues Motorcyclist From Crash http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/09/22/mike-tyson-rescues-motorcyclist-from-crash/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/09/22/mike-tyson-rescues-motorcyclist-from-crash/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:50:50 +0000 smundhra http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18413

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Mike Tyson is a real-life hero. The former heavyweight champ came to the rescue of a man on a motorcycle this past weekend, after a taxi cab cut him off and sent him flying off of his hog. The crash victim, Ryan Chesley, tells TMZ that he was en route to Las Vegas when the crash occurred. Tyson reportedly saw the incident unfold and stopped traffic to help Chesley. The boxer even stayed with Chesley and kept him calm until paramedics arrived.

Chesley survived the accident but suffered a lot of injuries, including broken bones and nerve damage. He is so grateful for Tyson’s heroic actions that he plans to thank him with…a note and a fruit basket.

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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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