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Lenny Kravitz Is Angry… [VIDEO]

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The minds at Funny Or Die are at work again.  Last month, they brought us the hilarious Herman Cain spoof with boxer and actor Mike Tyson.  This month?  They’ve sought the services of rocker and member of my personal “He Can Get It” list, Lenny Kravitz.  

Ice Cube to Star and Exec Produce New Drama Series On FX Network

Ice Cube to Star and Exec Produce New Drama Series On FX Network

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    Ice Cube has made a deal to star in and exec produce a new dramatic series titled Eye for An Eye, for the FX cable network. To be co-produced by Cube’s production company Cube Vision and Prospect Park, the series revolves around a paramedic, played by Cube, who “after too many years of leaving the scenes of violent crimes with a victim struggling to live in the back of his…

TV One’s ‘Unsung’ Kicks off All-New Season of 10 Episodes with Vesta

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In a press release from uber publicists Lynn McReynolds and Gilda Squire, TV One is getting the New Year off to a rockin’ start with ten all-new episodes of its NAACP Image Award-winning series of one-hour biographies celebrating the lives and careers of successful artists or groups who, despite great talent, have not received the level of recognition they deserve or whose stories have never been told, beginning Monday, January…

Final Grade: Mixed Reviews on Michael Eric Dyson's Jay-Z Course at Georgetown

Final Grade: Mixed Reviews on Michael Eric Dyson’s Jay-Z Course at Georgetown

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Your Black News reports: When word spread in October that Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, known for dropping a Hip Hop verse mid-conversation, was offering an in depth look into the life and times of Shawn Carter at Georgetown University, he received his share of criticism. According to Dyson, the course, titled “Sociology of Hip Hop: Jay-Z” tackles the same topics of any sociology class: racial and gender identity, sexuality, capitalism…

Moving On Up: Jennifer Hudson’s New 12,000 Sq. Ft. Dream Home

Moving On Up: Jennifer Hudson’s New 12,000 Sq. Ft. Dream Home

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    It looks like Jennifer Hudson now has a home fit for a queen.  The amazing singer and super celeb just purchased a 12,000 square foot home for a cool $2.975 million.  The home is in Burr Ridge, Illinois, and was originally placed on the market for $4 million.  There are six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a bar, a library, five fireplaces and heated floors. Chicago Magazine reports that Hudson…

Soulja Boy At Risk of Being Evicted

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According to TMZ. A rough year for Soulja Boy is about to get rougher — he’s been served with an eviction notice, TMZ has learned. Soulja’s 2011 has included … lying about buying a private jet, pissing off the military with one of his songs and getting arrested for allegedly carrying weed and a gun in a briefcase. Now TMZ has learned the rapper, real name DeAndre Way, has not…

Jay-Z and Beyonce House Hunting in Miami…Peeping Out Ricky Martin’s House

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According to TMZ  Jay-Z and Beyonce went mansion-hunting last week in Miami Beach — and one of the SUPER-EXPENSIVE homes they checked out belongs to one Señor Ricardo Martin … TMZ has learned. We confirmed with the realtor that J&B took a walk-through the 9,491 square-foot ocean-front pad  last week — but it’s unclear if the couple is interested in making an offer. According to official records, Ricky’s trying to…

Nicki Minaj Gets Her Own Limit Edition Barbie

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After all of the colored wigs, ‘Barbie’ chains, creating a nation of ‘Barbz’ and ‘Ken’s’, and the tons of free publicity that Nicki Minaj has provided Mattel with over the past two years, the company has finally developed a partnership with the first lady of Young Money to create her own doll. Nicki Minaj has added the creator of the Barbie brand to her list of business collaborators that include…

VH1 First Made For TV Biopic About TLC

VH1 First Made For TV Biopic About TLC

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VH1 has announced plans to make a bio-pic about the group TLC, three women who came to define music all throughout the 1990s.  The film is set to be the first of a series of stabs at the movie business that will be taken by the network. Read more on Your Black Woman »  

T-Boz Broke And Forced To File Bankruptcy

T-Boz Broke And Forced To File Bankruptcy

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    T-Boz ain’t too proud to beg — just like TLC sang back in the 90s — because she’s filed for bankruptcy. According to docs filed last month in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, T-Boz (real name Tionne Watkins) found herself owing creditors $768,642.99 — mostly from mortgages on her $1.2 million house. The docs don’t paint a picture of exorbitant spending — she takes in $11,700/month in income, with monthly…

Bow Wow Owes Big Money to the IRS

Bow Wow Owes Big Money to the IRS

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Lil Bow Wow isn’t little anymore, and neither is his tax bill.  The somewhat former rapper and growing movie actor has found himself nearly $100k in debt to Uncle Sam.  Reports are that Bow Wow owes over $91,000 from his 2006 tax bill, which has brought down the careers of many an actor in the past. Most of Bow Wow’s albums have been notorious flops, but he’s been able to…

Cher and Team Minaj Duke It Out On Twitter

Cher and Team Minaj Duke It Out On Twitter

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    A misunderstanding led to a Twitter war between Cher and Nicki Minaj fans. It all started when one of Cher’s fans alerted her to a perceived insult in the lyrics to Minaj’s song “Did It On ‘Em.” The line goes, “If you could turn back time, Cher/ You used to be here but now you gone, Nair.” “@cher did you know that bitch @NICKIMINAJ dissed you in her…

Hip Hop Moms Raise Money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Hip Hop Moms Raise Money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

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    Several Hip Hop moms got together to help raise money for cancer research recently at a St. Jude’s Hospital benefit event in Atlanta. Loraine Smith, Ne-Yo’s mama, Aliya “Mama Pain” Najm, the mother of T-Pain, and Jacida Carter, Lil Wayne’s mama, joined St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and created the Inaugural Soul Celebration to help raise money and awareness for cancer research. The elegant evening included a gourmet…

Atlanta: The New Mecca of Black Entertainment

Atlanta: The New Mecca of Black Entertainment

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    Cynthia Bailey, arguably the most glamorous of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” shivered in a sleeveless red shift, microphone in hand. It was oddly cold, but the intrepid model carried on. She had a job to do: interviewing the talent that swaggered down the red carpet for the Soul Train Awards. All along the police barriers that closed down Peachtree Street, fans screamed and elbowed one another for…

T.I. Gives Thanks By Helping Feed The Needy

T.I. Gives Thanks By Helping Feed The Needy

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    According to TMZ A newly freed T.I. gave thanks in Atlanta yesterday … in the form of 300 delicious turkeys — which the rapper generously handed out during a charity drive for children in need. The photos were taken at The Carrie Steele-Pitts Home — a childcare agency for abused and neglected children — and sources close to the rapper tell TMZ, T.I. chose to give back at…