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NEW YORK – Cable TV is getting ready to chronicle another sports-related celebrity wedding, this time involving NFL wide receiver Chad Ochocinco and “Basketball Wife” star Evelyn Lozada. VH1 said Monday that its eight-part series “Ev and Ocho” will air starting in September, culminating in a two-episode finale with their wedding. It should sound familiar: […]

James T. “Jimmy” Ellis, who belted out the refrain “Burn, baby burn!” in a 1970s-era disco hit that’s still replayed in modern sports arenas, has died. He was 74. David Turner of Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home in Rock Hill, S.C., said the frontman for The Trammps died Thursday at a nursing home in the city. A […]

WNBC, Channel 4, in New York City confirmed Wednesday that it will not renew the contract of popular anchor Sue Simmons, whose pact ends in June after 32 years at the station. The station did not explain why it is releasing Simmons, 68, while retaining her longtime co-anchor Chuck Scarborough, who also is 68. “She’s […]

Film director Spike Lee recently visited Wesley Snipes in prison and says via his Twitter page the actor is in “great shape.” Lee tweeted, “Yesterday I went to McKean Federal Correctional Insititute in West Hell, Pennsylvania to spend two great hours with my man Wesley Snipes.” He added, “Mr. Snipes is in great shape mentally, […]

Imani Showalter, the ex-fiancé of NBA player Stephen Jackson, was quite vocal on season one of “Basketball Wives L.A.” about not having dated since she and Jackson  ended their relationship. According to Hip Hollywood, last fall when Showalter met Grammy-nominated gospel singer Marvin Sapp, her dating status instantly changed. The reverend was in Los Angeles […]

Miami Heat star LeBron James’ mom has been given a slap on the wrist for an incident last year in which she was accused of assaulting a valet at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Former child star Keisha Knight Pulliam is being sued, reports TMZ. Her former agents claim that the actress made $20,000 per episode on TBS’ “House of Payne” for a deal they put together. The actress fired the agency. The actress is being sued by Greene & Associates Talent Agency, which claims it secured her lead […]

The former Detroit Lions star filed for divorce from TV anchor Lauren Campbell-Sanders after 11 years of marriage and three children. He filed the documents in Michigan where he said there’s no chance of reconciliation. The couple was married in November 2000, according to the complaint. Sanders is seeking to share custody of their children, […]

Actor Morgan Freeman and his business partner are ending their 10-year run as owners of an upscale restaurant in the heart of the impoverished Mississippi Delta. Freeman’s partner, attorney Bill Luckett, told The Associated Press that Madidi Restaurant in Clarksdale was scheduled to have its closing party Wednesday night. In separate statements, Luckett and Freeman said the […]

Meryl Streep has donated $10,000 to a charter school in the struggling Rhode Island city of Central Falls after a plug from fellow actress and hometown favorite Viola Davis. Angelo Garcia, founder and director of the Segue Institute for Learning, says the check from Streep’s Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts arrived Monday. A note […]

Years after his tragic passing, comedian and actor Bernie Mac is being honored with a street named after him in his hometown of Chicago. According to WBBM Newsradio, West 69th Street, where Mac grew up, will inherit his name and be called “Bernie Mac Street”. The dedication ceremony is set to begin at 10 a.m. […]

Rodney King managed to escape jail time in connection with his DUI arrest last summer. The man famously beaten by four white police officers in Simi Valley in 1991 struck a plea deal in which he won’t have to serve time behind bars, despite the fact he has a prior DUI conviction on his record, […]