Director Spike Lee was spotted court side at the Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks game last night (January 24, 2011) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The Morehouse alum is an avid basketball fan and rarely misses a Knicks game, but it’s education and minority teachers that currently top his priority list.
Spike will join U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Atlanta for a town hall meeting at Morehouse College on January 31st to encourage more African-American males to go into teaching.
The meeting is one of a series of events designed to recruit diverse and highly qualified teachers. And Morehouse, the country’s only all-male historically black college, is part of a plan by Duncan and others to recruit, train and place at least 80,000 male African-American teachers by 2015.
Lee, a Morehouse graduate, is scheduled to share his experiences and explain why more male minority teachers are needed in schools.
Before you bite into that Taco Bell beef burrito or taco, you might want to clarify the definition of “beef.”
Beasley Allen, an Alabama law firm, has filed a class action lawsuit against Taco Bell, claiming the restaurant chain misleads its customers about what’s actually in its tacos. The lawsuit claims the company uses “false advertising” on its menu and in its advertisements because what is alleged to be “beef” is not actually “beef” at all!!
Ewwwwww! Are you wondering what the hell y’all have been eating in those cheesy meaty Taco Bell entrees? Continue Reading…
We watch the drama unfold each week on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but newbie Cynthia Bailey and her boo Peter Thomas have actually been hitched since last Summer.
[READ: Real Housewife Cynthia Bailey Ties the Knot Amidst Standard RHOA Drama!]
The two have managed to keep their wedding photos under wraps, revealing only the one above so far to Essence Magazine. The photo appears in the current issue of the mag but more of the couple’s wedding photos will be on featured on the Essence site February 2nd.
Cynthia & Peter’s wedding drama is getting them mad press. In addition to Essence spread, Cynthia dons the cover of Uptown Weddings & Travel. She also spoke with Black Voices about all the drama surrounding the nuptials.
Check out Cynthia Bailey’s Uptown cover shot + Cynthia’s open & honest interview below: Continue Reading…
In this handout photo provided by Disney, Oscar-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson (left) shows off her new figure as she poses with Walt Disney Company president and CEO Robert A. Iger (middle), Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Thomas O. Staggs (right) and a ceremonial bottle of Champagne for the christening ceremony for the new “Disney Dream” cruise ship on January 19, 2011 at Port Canaveral, Florida.
[WATCH: Jennifer Hudson’s EXTENDED Weight Watcher’s Commercial – VIDEO]
J-Hud’s connection to Disney stems way back to before she performed on “American Idol,” for she was once a performer for one of the Disney Cruise Line ships. Jen has since gone from singing on cruise ships to winning an Academy Award and now she’s been named the godmother for the “Disney Dream” ship. The Dream is the newest Disney Cruise Line ship and will launch its maiden voyage tomorrow (January 26).
In addition to this honor, Jennifer has also released a brand new single this week, entitled “Where You At.”
Check it out below: Continue Reading…
Not long after comedian Steve Harvey, 54, hit his mid-life crisis and went shirtless for the masses, he reinvented himself as a love and relationship guru through a slew of bestselling self-help books. The most popular of which, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” was featured on Oprah.
[READ: Steve Harvey ~ Never Meant to Make Your Daughter Cry…]
In Steve’s real life, however, his ex-wife claims he was a no-good cheating husband. In a trio of YouTube videos that have gone viral, Mary Harvey finally acknowledges what some have assumed all along. That Steve Harvey is a hypocrite. Making money giving relationship advice while he’s nothing but a cheater himself.
“He turned my son against me, had me evicted from my house,” Mary says in one clip. (They divorced in 2005.) “I woke up, and everything was gone.”
Mary also added that Steve’s current wife, Marjorie Bridges, was originally his mistress. (Maybe I’m lost.. but who didn’t know that?)
View all three clips of Steve’s ex-wife Mary spilling all the TEA on Mr. Harvey below: Continue Reading…
It’s been building up for about a week now and Oprah has finally revealed her “big secret” on an episode of her show.
Oprah celebrates her 57th birthday this Saturday and in case you were wondering what it is that “literally shook Oprah to her core”…. Continue Reading…