Chile, can we leave Tamar Braxton's edges alone… aren't they stressed enough? Oop, we tried it.
In today's catty news, Tamar visited Bravos' "Watch What Happens Live" on Sunday night, when a fan called into the show and asked her about Kenya Moore's music career. Tamar, who is known for being the queen of shade, responded "She sings?" Girl, we were thinking the same thing. Visions of Kenya twirling while mouthing the words "Gone With The Wind Fabulous" suddenly popped into our minds. Let's just say, we wouldn't exactly call what Kenya does singing. Anyhoo. Tamar attempted to clarify her comment. "No shade!
No shade," she said."I think I heard it in the club one time. I didn't know that was a serious record. OK well, I can't lie she's not my favorite. My favorite is NeNe. She's a great girl. Something about the thirst of it all. The pageant thing kind of reeks." Kenya didn't take kindly to Tamar's words and responded on Twitter.
Jennifer Hudson may have fame on her side nowadays, but that isn't why the relationship with the man who previously captured her heart fell through.
According to the former "American Idol" contestant, it was something else that ended the romance.
"Yeah, I grew up with him… His name was James (see his photo below). We used to call him 'Bear, Bear,'" Hudson told NecoleBitchie.com. "But he was my childhood sweetheart. He has a baby now. He moved to somewhere else. So that's all I know about him now. Yeah, we all grew up together." As for the exact reason her and James broke up, Hudson wouldn't go there. Instead she set the record straight on rumors of the split resulting from her newfound fame at the time.
"I think [him proposing if I won an Oscar] was a made up story at the time," said Hudson. "When we broke up, it wasn't the fame. I don't want to put his business out there. It ain't my place to tell. And maybe that's a part of the private side to Jennifer but I just like to give people their respect to be honest. And he's kind of like family to this day and I'm not going to put him on blast. I'm not going to do him like that."
Despite being tight-lipped regarding the cause of the split, Hudson did confess that she was the one who initiated the demise of the eight-year relationship.
"It was my choice [to breakup]. Definitely," she shared. "But it was nothing new or foreign like nothing out of the blue like he didn't know what was going on. It had nothing to do with my fame at all. It was not an issue pertaining to that." Fame may not have been the cause, but the singer understands that it can make having something with someone special more of a challenge.
"It is difficult with [this] type of lifestyle and being a strong woman and being in any type of relationship," Hudson stated. "Which I've eventually come to learn when dealing with people. Or males at times have issues when they are with a successful woman. Or even, it's weird. And I mean that in general. Across the board. It's something I've noticed in a lot of situations when it comes to successful women or strong women."
Once again Stacey Dash fans the flames of controversy as she airs out her belief that President Barack Obama hasn't done much, if anything, to help minorities.
In Dash's eyes, the commander-in-chief has fallen way short.
"No, not at all," the "Clueless" star replied when asked if electing Obama had helped the minority community.
"It still keeps them stuck. They are getting money for free," Dash said during an appearance Tuesday on "Hannity." "They feel worthless. They are uneducated."
Obama wasn't Dash's only target. She also went in on Democrats, saying that feelings of worthlessness and being uneducated are actually the intention of the political party.
"I mean, as long as you are that way, they (Democrats) can keep you under their control," Dash told host Sean Hannity. Despite getting a chance to clarify what could easily come across as inflammatory remarks, mediamatters.org noted that Dash stuck to her guns with claims that Democrats have a "plantation mentality" in thinking they can buy the minority vote in exchange for social and welfare services.
Needless to say, the Fox News guest commentator's comments did not go over well with some viewers as an instant backlash resulted online. While some people labeled Dash an "Uncle Tom," others chose more colorful language to voice their opinion of the entertainer.
Dash's remarks are the latest in a string of controversial happenings for her since she started working for Fox News about six months ago. Dash, a former Obama supporter, immediately started making her presence known when she ignited a strong online backlash upon tweeting an endorsement of GOP nominee Mitt Romney for president in October 2012. She continued to raise eyebrows with criticism for "Hollywood hypocrites" as well as questions raised regarding Jay Z and Beyoncé's trip to Cuba.
The WTA suspended Shamil Tarpischev for a year and fined him $25,000 after he referred to Serena Williams and her sister, fellow tennis champion Venus Williams, as the "Williams brothers" and said "it's scary when you really look at them, Click Here for the full story.
Lil Kim's baby girl is ready for her close up! The rapper just had to share an adorable new shot of her daughter Royal Reign after bath time on Friday. Lil Kim wrapped up the baby in a pink zebra cloth before placing her in a plush crib alongside a bottle of Johnson's baby lotion!
That was only half of the equation, though. Lil Kim's princess popped it up for the shot, which looked a test shot for a Johnson's ad. The corporation may want to give Kim a call about an endorsement deal. Just saying!
Politico.com is reporting that a White House aide considered cutting off radio legend Tom Joyner over a joke he made on-air about Monica Lewinksy during the handling of the Clinton and Lewinsky scandal.
The site reports:
At one point, White House officials considered cutting off talk radio host Tom Joyner for an off-color conversation on his show. While discussing Lewinsky's job prospects, Joyner had said: "You know what her qualifications are, she obviously has some skills she learned at the White House."
An aide emailed a transcript of the exchange to others in the West Wing with the opener: "I wanted you to see this. This is a transcript from 'Talk Daily.' Please keep this in mind the next time he asks for an interview."
Robert B. Johnson, a domestic policy aide, dismissed the suggestion. "I find some things said on his show distasteful too," Johnson said. "BUT, to be on our side when it counts. I would not be too hasty to pull the plug. He needs to be kept engaged for our message and for GORE. Politics baby!!!!!"
A pastor in Alabama has come clean that he had AIDS and slept with members of his church without revealing his condition.
A report from WSFA-TV details that the church's pastor, Juan McFarland, made the confession recently to members of at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. He was removed as pastor of the church last Sunday. Click here for the full story
Thirsty? Idris Elba can't help you. He's only adding to the worldwide dehydration problem by sharing workout photos and videos that are guaranteed to make even women who keep up with their water drinking feel parched.
Elba recently decided to share his workout via his Instagram account and as has become the norm with Elba's every appearances on social media, some women just can't handle it.
Comments on websites and social media ranged from 'There is a God' to "I could watch this all day' to "Bless his parents" to "Lawd Have Mercy" to "Damn, Damn, Damn" "Lawd, I want to thank you for Idris Elba and ask that u forgive me for the thoughts I had watching this workout video' and well, more like that.
Allegedy, he's in training for a new move Bastille Day, at least that's what he says on his Instagram, but we think he's just trying to get women's attention everywhere and if so, well, he's succeeded. Click over to see what had women going crazy on Twitter and everywhere else where the internet can be accessed.
Training for my next Film. Bastille Day. Grinding.
Dr. Charles Modlin, is a kidney transplant surgeon, a board-certified urologist, and the founder and director of the Cleveland Clinic Minority Men's Health Center (MMHC). Modlin is also Executive Director for Minority Health at the Cleveland Clinic. In 2011, he was selected by The Atlanta Post as one of the Top 21 Black Doctors in America.
A graduate of Northwestern University in 1983 with a degre in Chemistry and Northwestern University Medical School in Modlin is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society.
He completed a six-year residency in urological surgery at New York University in 1993, a three-year fellowship in kidney transplantation in 1996 (Cleveland Clinic), then joined the Cleveland Clinic Staff.
He is the sole African-American transplant surgeon in Ohio and one of only roughly 20 African-American transplant surgeons in the U.S. Modlin pays it forward as an associate professor of surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and is an advisor and lecturer at Northwestern University Medical School and Northwestern University. He has authored several publications and chapters on kidney transplantation, urologic surgery and health disparities. In 2003, Dr. Modlin established a dedicated Cleveland Clinic Minority Men's Health Center to address the specific healthcare needs of minority men. The center provides patient care, education, outreach, and conducts research into elimination of healthcare disparities and provides mentorship to students.
Modlin was appointed to Ohio Governor Strickland's and Kasich's Commissions on African-American Males and the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. He chairs the health committees of the Cleveland NAACP and the Cleveland 100 Black Men.
For those efforts, Modlin has received many honors and awards – Northwestern University Medical School Inaugural Daniel Hale Williams Award for Meritorious Service to Underserved Communities, 2007 Greater Cleveland Partnership MLK Community Service Award, Northwestern University Dean's Alumni Medal Award, Ohio Commission on Minority Health Leadership Award, and the National Technical Association Physician of the Year.
It may have appeared Beyonce and Solange's mother, Tina Knowles handled her ex-husband's infidelity and divorce like a solider. But she reveals she battled with low self-esteem during this time.
Tina Knowles served as the keynote speaker for the Texas Women's Empowerment Foundation's eighth annual Women & Money luncheon in Houston where she opened up like never before about the pain Mathew Knowles caused her.
"It doesn't matter who you are, what you are, what you've done, what you you have. You're a person, you're a human being. And when something strikes you like that, it takes breath out of you," Knowles said. After sharing her story of heartbreak, she filled the audience in on rebuilding her confidence and falling in love again.
"It's been now a year and five months and I'm in a committed relationship with that handsome man. And I'm in my happiest I been in a long, long time," Knowles gushed. Tina Knowles left the audience with more inspiring words about overcoming hardships. Watch the video to see her full speech!
Following a previous 15-second teaser, Lifetime has released a new full length trailer for its upcoming biopic, "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B." The Wendy Williams production has moved forward against the family's wishes, but Williams reiterated this morning on "The View" that the film is "done tastefully" and she believes the late singer's relatives will be proud. Lifetime was unable to license an actual Aaliyah song for the trailer, because her family has blocked it. So producers for some reason turned to Iggy Azalea. Her song "Goddess" is featured in the promo over footage of Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah. (The rapper did sample Aaliyah's "One in a Million" for her 2013 track "Backseat Trill S**t.") Scenes involving R. Kelly and Aaliyah's mom are also in the trailer.