WEEKEND WRAP-UP: Kevin Hart’s (Ex) Wife Not Acting Like A Lady + MORE!
Hey loves! As the weekend comes to a close, we just want to catch you up on a few celeb tidbits you may have missed over the weekend and also introduce you to one new artist (I’m trying to keep my promise and keep you up on new folks) that you will LOVE.
Mr. Big Gets Hitched
Congratulations are in order for Chris Noth and his long time partner Tara Wilson who are now husband and wife. A rep told PEOPLE that they two were married in Maui two weeks ago. The 57 year old actor has been with Tara, 30, for about 10 years and they have a four year old son.
TJ Holmes Back in Action
I can’t deny it: I was a little concerned when we learned television anchor TJ Holmes was leaving CNN and even more concerned when I heard he’d be going to BET. Well, I am now cautiously optimistic because BET announced last Thursday that TJ would have his own nightly talk show called Don’t Sleep!, which will focus on issues directly affecting Black America. Hopefully, this will work out for TJ because he does good work and deserves this chance. I know BET almost always gives us a reason to speak ill of the station but we should really try to give this some initial support!
Kevin Hart’s Wife Ready For A Fight
Ummm Torrei Hart? I need you to calm yourself down. Last week, whilst in court dealing with some post-divorce matters from comedian Kevin Hart, the judge sanctioned Torrei to pay a portion of Kevin’s legal fees. Welp, Torrei didn’t like that one bit and got a little…upset. She was so upset that according to RadarOnline, she lunged at Kevin’s lawyer, Debra Opri, outside the courtroom and called her “the b word.” She had to be restrained by court sheriffs but, luckily, was not arrested. I mean…what?? Okay you’re mad you have to come out the pocket but act like a lady!
Bring on Badu!
According to an interview Erykah Badu did with Sister2Sister Magazine, she is working on TWO albums – a solo album and also one with her group, The Cannabinoids. In checking out the excerpt EURweb provided, I don’t think we should actually expect to get either album this year as Erykah spoke on just being “free” with music and letting it just come naturally. That kind of means that unless her label puts her on a deadline, we need to just listen to the albums we already own.
Trouble In Paradise for the Georges?
Don’t shoot the messenger – I got this one from The YBF. I think most of us remember when Eddie got caught up in a situation where a young, female golfer was arrested for a DUI at 2am and he was in the car with her, right? Well, Eddie said they were at an event party and rather getting the shuttle, he let her drive him back to the hotel not knowing she was inebriated. Okay…I guess. But now, Eddie and Taj George (that’s Taj from SWV) have put their TN mansion up for sale. Now it could be that they just want something new (although they’ve only been there five years) or it could be that the money isn’t coming in consistently enough to maintain mansion living. But Natasha and her crew also pointed out that it has been quite some time since they’ve tweeted each other, which is something they normally do. I don’t know but I hope this doesn’t mean anything. You can check out the pictures of the gorgeous house here.
Hip-Hop Manager Gives Back
Kudos to Cortez Bryant, Lil Wayne and Drake’s manager, for donating $500,00 to his college alma mater’s band. Bryant, a New Orleans native, attended Jackson State University in Mississippi on a band scholarship to be part of the Sonic Boom of the South. Cortez credits “The Boom” for giving him a sense of dedication and structure and because of that, he wanted to give something in return. Check out the video on Hip-Hop Wired.
Introducing: WILLARD HILL
You may not know his name now but trust me, you’ll want to go check him out. Willard is a rapper/singer/musician from New Orleans who specializes in, as he defines it, New Orleans hip-hop/soul. Last year, a song called “Future Fresh” landed in my inbox and as soon as I hit “play,” I knew it was something special. The song tells the story of a guy telling his girl that while he can’t provide her with all the flashy things in life, he’s a man working hard to make sure they survive and if she’s down, she can come along for the ride. As you listen, you can easily get lost in his voice and the music. He released an album called Gemini Mood Swings which is a beautiful description of not only his life and his trials but also his hometown of New Orleans. I truly could go on and on because this guy is incredible. Check him out at willardhill.com.