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. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:26:56 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 Oprah Winfrey’s Step Mother on the Media Mogul: “She’s Ghetto and Controlling” http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/24/oprah-winfrey%e2%80%99s-step-mother-on-the-media-mogul-%e2%80%9cshe%e2%80%99s-ghetto-and-controlling%e2%80%9d/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/24/oprah-winfrey%e2%80%99s-step-mother-on-the-media-mogul-%e2%80%9cshe%e2%80%99s-ghetto-and-controlling%e2%80%9d/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:26:56 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18134

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By now most have heard the story about Oprah Winfrey’s former stepmother Barbara Winfrey, whose currently facing eviction from her home. The recap is as follows, upon divorcing Oprah’s dad Vernon Winfrey, Oprah’s free and clear offered Barbara one home or fifty percent proceeds on a home she never owned if she signed a confidentiality agreement. Barbara refused to sign the agreement and now she’s in court facing eviction.

But wait, there’s more. Now Barbara is speaking out against Oprah in the press. Among some of the gems she’s dropped about the media queen include, “You find out quickly where your place is with Oprah,” Barbara told Mail Online. “And you get in that place and you stay in that place.”

Barbara also said, “Oprah’s brand is that she’s a nice, caring generous giving person — that’s not how it is — she’s controlling, it’s all about control.” She then added, “My crime, I think, was to talk to her like a normal person — and she didn’t like that one bit.”

The talk show queen’s ex-stepmom also gave tidbits about Oprah’s level of hospitality when Barbara and Vernon visited Oprah’s Indiana estate. “That first night, she didn’t have anything to say to us hardly at all; she wasn’t warm at all,” Barbara said. And the following morning she claims, “Oprah got on to the intercom and announced, ‘Negroes in the house, Negroes in the house!’” Barbara added, “She thought it was funny; I thought it was insulting… some people you can’t take the ghetto out of.”

Finally, Barbara finished her lengthy interview with this sentiment, “I just don’t understand how I could have made her so angry that she would kick me out on the street and think nothing about it. But that’s Oprah — she ‘s judge and jury.”

And this chick is wondering why Oprah wanted her to sign a confidentiality agreement upon offering her a house? Jeez!

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Khloé Kardashian Says Brother Isn’t Black Enough for Her to Date http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/23/khloe-kardashian-says-brother-isn%e2%80%99t-black-enough-for-her-to-date/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/23/khloe-kardashian-says-brother-isn%e2%80%99t-black-enough-for-her-to-date/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:30:31 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18129

While sitting in for Chelsea Handler on Chelsea Lately, Khloé Kardashian mixed a little truth in with her humor… Namely, about her love of Black men.

The reality TV star kept the laugh factor high, as she stood in for Ms. Handler, taking aim at her younger bruh and new roommate. “You may know me as the only Kardashian sister that Chelsea actually likes,” Khloé joked. “However, most people know me as the sister of fashion icon and sock tycoon Rob Kardashian. Rob’s been on my mind a lot lately because we’re currently living together.”

Afterward Khloé took the moment to throw in a barb, which acknowledged her attraction to the brothers. “And no, we’re not sexually involved,” she quipped about Rob, “my brother’s not nearly black enough for me!”

Of course we’re all familiar with her relationship laundry list of African-American exes. Besides being on the outs with estranged hubby Lamar Odom, she’s also been linked to rapper the Game, Los Angeles Dodger Matt Kemp and former NFL running back Derrick Ward. Current reports have her pegged to rapper French Montana.

It’s nice to see she can admit as well as find the laugh within her taste.

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Whoopi Goldberg Sides With Porsha RHOA in Kenya Reunion Battle http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/22/whoopi-goldberg-sides-with-porsha-rhoa-in-kenya-reunion-battle/ http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/2014/04/22/whoopi-goldberg-sides-with-porsha-rhoa-in-kenya-reunion-battle/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:03:58 +0000 mreeves http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/entertainment-spotlight/?p=18122

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The The Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion cat-fight hit the hot topics segment of The View on Monday and host Whoopi Goldberg officially weighed in on all the reality drama.

After showing a clip of Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore’s brawl, View co-host Sherri Shepherd read the portion of Kenya’s statement which stated, “Being the second Black woman to be crowned Miss USA, there are little girls who look up to me. I would never want those girls, my nieces or my future children to see me fighting.”

But Whoopi wasn’t having any of it. The Oscar winner looked directly into the camera and said, “I will ask you Kenya, do you think it was okay for you to provoke people?” she asked. “Because if you’re worried about your image and how people are gonna see you, I don’t know if messing with people like this,” Goldberg then pantomimed the scepter poking and talking with a megaphone in the manner that Moore antagonized Williams, “is the right thing to do.”

Then Goldberg got back up in her sentiments from the day’s guest View cohost Hot 97’s Angie Martinez who added, “Don’t start none, won’t be none.”

Nuff said. Any questions?

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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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