Brett Ratner has apologized for including a joke in his trailer for the forthcoming “Tower Heist” in which Eddie Murphy makes light of epilepsy. In the ad, Murphy says to co-star Ben Stiller, “You were the little seizure boy having seizures all the time! You would have seizures on a regular basis! All the kids […]

Mike Tyson, “Jackass” star Steve-O and TMZ’s Harvey Levin will get to clown Charlie Sheen to his face on Comedy Central’s upcoming roast of the actors. Comedians Anthony Jeselnik and Jeffrey Ross are also lined up for the event, which will tape on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Los Angeles. Additional “roasters” will be announced at […]


EUR has been informed that because of Hurricane Irene, the funeral for singer/songwriter Nick Ashford, 70, who died at on Monday from throat cancer, has been rescheduled. Nick’s going home services were originally scheduled for Saturday night at 7pm. However, with Hurricane Irene due to wreak havoc all along the East Coast and New York […]


*New Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, actor Jamie Foxx and an assortment of other celebs are reportedly associated with a man recently arrested in a five-state Drug Enforcement Agency sting of an international drug cartel, Star magazine reports. Warren Braithwaite was allegedly part of the cartel that distributed thousands of pounds of marijuana internationally. […]

NBA stars Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh will join rapper/actor Heavy D and Mechad Brooks for a basketball-themed episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” this fall titled “Personal Fouls,” reports Anthony and Bosh will each appear as themselves in the opening scene and climax of the episode, which focuses on a youth […]

NAACP Image Award winner Nicole Ari Parker is set to star opposite Blair Underwood in the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire,” directed by Emily Mann. Parker will play Blanche Du Bois in the production, which is set to open in the spring of 2012. The Tennessee Williams Pulitzer Prize winning […]

Steve Harvey and Endemol USA are developing what is being described as a “comedy show with talk show elements” that would feature the entertainer as host of a format that mixes his best-selling book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” and syndicated radio program, Steve Harvey Morning Show. With NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution […]

The tale of Mary Wells is described by some as one of triumph, heartbreak and betrayal. It’s like a dramatic roller coaster ride filled with plot twists the likes of which would make Shakespeare wish he had written it. Unfortunately her pain was not spawned from the ink of a pen and scribbled upon a […]

*Thandie Newton says she has no fear living in her London neighborhood following the riots that engulfed the English capital. The unrest earlier this month began in London before spreading to other parts of England, and were prompted by the death of a 29-year-old father-of-four, Mark Duggan, who was shot by police. The actress says […]


*The late great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King holds a special place in singing diva Aretha Franklin’s heart. In his early days, traveling from church to church, the leader would request the singer to minister through the spiritual lyrics of “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.” So now, she’s returning to those memories as she was […]

*Jennifer Hudson didn’t stop her weight-loss journey. The singer is now down to a size zero! Yes, believe it or not, the formally full figured woman was either obsessed with her weight or just never stopped losing. She became the celebrity spokeswoman for Weight Watchers and is inspiring women all over to do what she […]

*(The legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is set to do her thing tonight on Coney Island. Oh yeah, here’s the good part. You can check her out for free! Franklin, who canceled a Brooklyn appearance last year because she was sidelined with a variety of physical ailments, told the NY Daily News she plans […]