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, 16 Apr 2014 14:30:28 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 Andy Cohen: ‘Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams’ Fight Was Gross’ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/16/andy-cohen-%e2%80%98kenya-moore-and-porsha-williams%e2%80%99-fight-was-gross%e2%80%99/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/16/andy-cohen-%e2%80%98kenya-moore-and-porsha-williams%e2%80%99-fight-was-gross%e2%80%99/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:30:28 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18111

(Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

(Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

The head Bravo exec in charge has spoken. Andy Cohen, creator of The Real Housewives franchise, host of Ask Andy and Watch What Happens Live has weighed in on The Real Housewives Atlanta reunion show cat fight between Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams.

On the latest episode of Ask Andy, Cohen told his audience, “There was altercation that took place between Kenya and Porsha. They stood up…I think I stood up pretty quickly. It was such a flash and it started to escalate,” he recounted. “I was trying to prevent it, and a couple of other people jumped in too. To me, it came out of nowhere.”

The brawl has been amply reported on and most viewers can’t wait to get a gander at it because it should be ratings hit. But Cohen seems disgusted by the whole scene.

“The other women felt Kenya provoked her a bit… I was so shocked and surprised.” Cohen continued. “I don’t want that to happen. I think its gross. And I think it’s just totally inappropriate. It’s wrong. It’s not entertaining. It’s just bad.”

An eyewitness to the fight told Radar, “Kenya bought sex toys to the reunion to taunt Porsha about Kordell’s sexuality and she couldn’t take it anymore…Porsha was sick of her implying that she was Kordell’s beard…”

Ding, ding… alright y’all, let’s get ready to rumble!

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‘American Idol’ Finalist Mistaken for Mimi Faust Sex Tape Star http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/15/american-idol-finalist-mistaken-for-mimi-faust-sex-tape-star/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/15/american-idol-finalist-mistaken-for-mimi-faust-sex-tape-star/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:28:03 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18103

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The Mimi Faust sex tape is doing more than lifting the profile of the Love & Hip Hop star. It’s also raised the visibility of a former American Idol finalist who shares the same name as Faust’s well-endowed porn vid co-star.

Nikko Smith, who appeared on Idol’s nineth season, told TMZ he’d been inundated with calls from friends and family members who’d read that a Nikko Smith was starring in a porno. But it wasn’t the singing contestant, who made it clear that he’d never met Faust let alone slept with her.

On a positive note, Smith says, while he’s been a bit unnerved by the avalanche of tweets from fans, he’s not mad at being compared to a dude that is said to be, er, packing in the sexy department.

“There could be worse things linked to my name,” he said. “At least the guy didn’t murder someone.”

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Mama Joyce Spews Venom Following Kandi Burruss’s Wedding http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/08/mama-joyce-spews-venom-following-kandi-burruss%e2%80%99s-wedding/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/08/mama-joyce-spews-venom-following-kandi-burruss%e2%80%99s-wedding/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:30:14 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18094

Even though Kandi Burruss and fiancé Todd Tucker went on and tied the knot, Mama Joyce, instead of merely being happy for her baby girl, is still throwing shade at the groom.

Simply put, her thoughts on Mr. Tucker hasn’t changed, especially given his balking at signing a prenup. To her credit, she managed to hold her tongue while attending the wedding, a herculean feat when the minister asked if anyone disapproved of the union.

“I had no reason to bite my tongue,” Mama Joyce said in an interview. “I’m not going to be the one to stop her from jumping into the fire. I tried, I did that all ahead of time.”

A major part of her gripe was confirmed the night before the wedding.: “I got a little pissed at the bridegroom the night before this wedding,” she further explained. “He kind of held up on signing the prenup and didn’t come to the rehearsal dinner because he didn’t want to sign it. His mom said she didn’t see no reason for him to have to sign because they were in love. He was the one who didn’t have a damn thing, but that’s another story. But from what I understand, he did sign.”

Given this fact, Mama Joyce, while not fully moving past her concerns, is able to see the matter at Kandi’s responsibility. “Long as she’s happy, that’s the one that has to be happy. Doesn’t make no difference if I’m happy or not, she’s the one that has to live with him. I did everything I could do. If she’s jumping in the river with sharks, she’s gonna get chewed up.”

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Nick Cannon Gifts Mariah Carey With Diamonds After Bragging About Kim Kardashian http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/07/nick-cannon-gifts-mariah-carey-with-diamonds-after-bragging-about-kim-kardashian/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/07/nick-cannon-gifts-mariah-carey-with-diamonds-after-bragging-about-kim-kardashian/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:00:32 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18086

(Photo: Mariah Carey via Instagram)

One Hollywood husband has figured out the secret to reconciling his past love life with a current spouse. Nick Cannon personally blew up his own spot on a recent radio appearance where name checked Kim Kardashian and bragged about “smashing” Kanye West’s reality star fiancée.

In one fell swoop, Cannon smoothed things over with Mrs. Mariah Carey before any domestic beef had a chance to fester. Cannon gave his wifey a diamond bracelet and Carey, in turn, went on the record publicly about how much she loved it.

“Nick surprised me for 3/27 with a stellar diamond bracelet encrusted with 3 floating butterflies!” Carey posted.

“I think she’s happy…” Cannon replied. Mariah also tweeted out a very happy pic of she and Nick and the gorgeously blinding piece of jewelry.

Gentlemen, both celeb and not please be sure to take notes: This is how your past should always meet your present.

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Ray J Loses His Three Pound Dog http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/03/ray-j-loses-his-three-pound-dog/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/03/ray-j-loses-his-three-pound-dog/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:37:36 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18081

(Photos from left: Mark Davis/Getty Images, Ray J via Instagram)

A couple of weeks ago, Ray J recaptured the spotlight with his humorous sex tape with the legendary comedian Joan Rivers. This week Brandy’s brother is singing “Where, oh, where has my three pound dog gone?”

According to his manager, David Weintraub, the singer and reality TV star’s three pound Maltese puppy, named Boogotti, wandered out of his San Fernando home last night, and left his gated community. The pooch is less than a year old.

Even though it was pouring rain, Ray J, who was pretty distraught over his missing dog, spent most of the night searching for his pet. TMZ reports that, while Kim K.’s former boo had to work during the day, he’s looking to hire a bloodhound rescue team to go out locate Boogotti. God speed, Ray J. We’re all praying you find your furry companion.

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Porsha Stewart’s Fight With Kenya Moore Detailed in 911 Call http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/01/porsha-stewarts-fight-with-kenya-moore-detailed-in-911-call/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/01/porsha-stewarts-fight-with-kenya-moore-detailed-in-911-call/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:14:13 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18054

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The blogosphere is still abuzz with news of the feud between Real Housewives of Atlantas’s Kenya Moore and Porsha Stewart during the hit reality’s show reunion special. But now it seems there may be more to the story than audiences initially thought.

Exactly 36 hours after the brawl news hit, Stewart’s new single, “Flatline” was released on iTunes. And Porsha was all over Twitter promoting the new track. “My single #Flatline on iTunes Now! Link in my bio,” Stewart tweeted with a link to the song. “Thank you all for being so supportive.”

Moore has remained mum on the topic and still insists no dispute between she and Stewart ever took place.“One thing you will NEVER see me do is fight,” Kenya tweeted, “Your brain and tongue are your most powerful weapons.”


So was this brouhaha all a publicity stunt? The truth will never be known. But recently, the 911 tape of Kenya making the call to police, following the brawl, was released. But, still, that means nothing. However, it’s safe to assume with all this hype the reunion special should grab huge rating for RHOA franchise, averages 4 million viewers a week.


Cha-ching! Go on girls!

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George Lopez Says He’s Sober After Public Drunkeness Arrest http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/03/27/george-lopez-says-he%e2%80%99s-sober-after-public-drunkeness-arrest/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/03/27/george-lopez-says-he%e2%80%99s-sober-after-public-drunkeness-arrest/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:08:59 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18049

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A month after getting arrested for public drunkenness in a Canadian casino, comedian George Lopez re-emerged to say that, while Latinos are good holding their liquor, he’s not one of them. So he’s giving up drinking.

In February, Mr. Lopez was at the casino to do a performance. After having one too many, he was snagged by police after passing out, in of all places, on the casino floor. While no charges were filed against him it was reported that he was held in a cell to sleep off his intoxication.

This week, TMZ caught up with the iconic funny man to see where he stands on sobriety. “As long as you’re in my life, I’ll stay sober,” he told the reporter. Well, at least if you still want to get sloshed, just do it where no cameras are around.

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Khloe Kardashian Angered Over Joan Rivers Ray J Sex Tape Spoof http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/03/26/khloe-kardashian-angered-over-joan-rivers-ray-j-sex-tape-spoof/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/03/26/khloe-kardashian-angered-over-joan-rivers-ray-j-sex-tape-spoof/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:31:23 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18042

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The latest edition of Keeping Up With Kardashians should be titled Khloe’s Revenge. When Khloe Kardashian got wind of the spoof comedy sketch that Ray J and Joan Rivers did together, which lampooned Kim’s romp’s with Brandy’s little brother it really pissed off the woman formerly known as Mrs. Odom.

Rivers filmed the bit for her new season of her own reality show, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, but one of her other shows ended up suffering in the name of comedy. Khloe was scheduled to co-host Fashion Police on Wednesday, but when she got wind of the sketch poking fun of her sister, she pulled out at the last minute. Unfortunately for Rivers, Khloe’s last minute stunt put her show into a panic. They reportedly had to scramble to find a new host and re-do the script.

With the joke mileage Ms. Rivers has earned during her successful decades in showbiz, somehow we’re sure she’ll survive this snub.

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Cynthia Bailey Hit With Claims of Fraud Over Model Contest http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/03/25/cynthia-bailey-hit-with-claims-of-fraud-over-model-contest/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/03/25/cynthia-bailey-hit-with-claims-of-fraud-over-model-contest/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:43:00 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18036

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First Apollo and Phaedra get snared in accusations of being less-than-on-the-level business folk…and now fellow RHOA co-star Cynthia Bailey is being tagged a fraudulent business-person by a grandmother who’s claiming Ms. Bailey is running a modeling contest scheme.

The grandma, Dorothy Lewis, says she paid $20 to enter her entered her granddaughter, Paris, into a modeling competition on Bailey’s website. The site said a winner would be chosen each month and that the winner would be featured on the site. Only, after months had passed, no winner was ever chosen. Unfortunately, the site still continued to collect money for the contest: 79 entries in all (or $1580). Yet, no winner was still ever named. Compounding the issue, the site claimed that the proceeds would go to Atlanta Diaper Relief, a nonprofit that actually closed six months ago.

After getting wind of the unflattering publicity, Bailey issued a statement. “I apologize for any negligence on my part as far as my staff not keeping the website properly updated,” she said. “I hope after receiving all the correct and updated information from me personally, you can appreciate the sincerity of my intentions. I appreciate you for bringing this important matter to my attention.”

Afterwards, Bailey updated the website to show a different charity as the recipient, and listed the contest winners retroactively….Get it together Ms. Bailey. You a reality star, and the world is watching.

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Shaquille O’Neal’s Weekly Apps Tab Is 1K http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/03/13/shaquille-o%e2%80%99neal%e2%80%99s-weekly-apps-tab-is-1k/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/03/13/shaquille-o%e2%80%99neal%e2%80%99s-weekly-apps-tab-is-1k/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:19:10 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18025

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Most smart phone users love their apps, but they don’t compare to Shaquille O’Neal. The former Lakers star and self-professed techie admits to spending $,1000 a week on apps.

Honestly, I probably spend $1,000 on apps a week,” O’Neal told The Wall Street Journal. “Real money. Last week, I bought like 20 deer-hunter games. When I’m not working, I spend all my money on apps.”

But Shaq’s  app interest isn’t all fun and games for his phone, some of his spending is business related. An early investor in Google, O’Neal now says he wants to work with tech startups. Basketball, comedy tour promotions, rap music (remember Shaq Fu?), movies, earning a doctorate… is there anything Shaquille O’Neal can’t do?

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