WEEKEND WRAP UP – Tracee Ellis & Bu, Idris Elba Off The Market?

October 30, 2011  |  

Another week has come to a close and as usual, your fave celebs gave us a little “tea” to sip on.  Check out what you may have missed this week!

The Daily Mail is reporting that Kelly Rowland is pretty fed up with her fellow X Factor: UK judge, Telisa, and is DONE with the show. The long and short of the story is that last week Telisa mentioned on-air the backstage attitude of one of Kelly’s mentees. Kelly didn’t like that, responded in kind and they basically had an exchange of words – complete with side eyes and probably teeth sucking (I mean, just imagine since we can’t see it). Kelly left the UK, flew back to Los Angeles (allegedly for a long planned work trip) and her reps said she had a throat infection and wouldn’t be available for the results show.  They also added that she hasn’t gone AWOL and her doctor wouldn’t permit her to fly back for the show. Maybe that’s true but what we do know is that Kelendria is clearly dead set on not promoting that album of hers so she needs to stay in good graces with the producers and get back to the X Factor.

Happy Belated Birthday, Tracee Ellis Ross! The Fabulous One turned 39 yesterday and she celebrated Friday night in Atlanta with friends. Also with Tracee was her boo, Bu (sorry, it just fit) Thiam, VP of A&R at Def Jam Records and who also happens to be Akon’s brother.  Tracee seems really private about her love life so it was really cute to see them having a good time dancing and kissing in the club (though Bu seemed a little tentative about the PDA).  Kanye was at the party, fresh off the stage from the first night of the Watch the Throne tour.  Tracee and Ye have been friends for years having once been neighbors (or maybe they still are but who knows) – nice to see him out supporting his homie. Sidenote: Am I the only one who thought they might have always been a cute couple? Okay, maybe I am…

The highest grossing actor of all time is…NOT Tom Cruise.  But guess who is? Samuel L. Jackson.  Surprised? Maybe you are but you probably shouldn’t be considering we see Sam in every other movie trailer.  Sam’s been in more than 100 films – both good and horrible – and has grossed over $7.5 billion in Hollywood money. But remember this is money made for Hollywood, not the amount of money Sam has actually made.  Nonetheless, it is certainly impressive and with The Avengers coming out soon, that number is likely to skyrocket.

Does Idris Elba have a new girlfriend?  Well, we don’t want to break hearts by being so liberal with the use of “girlfriend” so we’ll say it appears that he has a new…lady friend.  Mediatakeout has obtained some pictures of Idris and his lady friend having a night out and waiting on the valet to bring their car.  Now, after a little more research, this woman appears to be Muireann Campbell, a blogger based out of…London. Well, we know they have one thing in common. You can read more over at MTO (and there’s a lot, including an alleged email saying Idris is keeping it secret that he doesn’t like Black women anymore) but come on girls, let’s not get ourselves all worked up yet. Deal?

Our current favorite blue eyed singer is going under the knife! Adele, who canceled all of her U.S. tour dates due to a vocal injury, is going to have to undergo throat surgery because all the quiet time she’s been giving herself in order to heal just isn’t doing the job.  According to other throat surgeons, this isn’t a “major” surgery and she should be fine in a few months (it also probably wouldn’t hurt her to kick the serious cigarette habit). If you recall, Fantasia had a similar surgery a couple of years ago and she’s fine.  But it doesn’t seem like we’ll see Adele perform at the Grammys.  No worries though, if you really need to hear “Someone Like You” live, email your girl (me, of course) and I’ll give you a rendition you won’t believe. LOL, have your ear doctors on standby though!

Finally, in WTF news…Necole Bitchie posted a story and accompanying picture of a Beyonce fan who apparently had Bey’s autograph tattooed on her. The fan met her idol at Macy’s Herlad Square when she was doing one of her appearances for the Pulse fragrance; she asked Bey to sign her arm so she could have the tattoo artist follow it and in surprise to no one, Beyonce obliged.  Ummm…yeah…well…

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  • B.

    Oh, but then I saw this, an it was from this year:

    From the FAQ section of her website:
    [People googled- ‘Muireann Carey-Campbell dating Idris Elba.’ to find her website]

    I won’t lie, I felt incredibly proud when I saw that someone had Googled that. While it is true that Idris Elba did in fact call me once (an
    event that I do and will continue to bring up regularly and shove in
    your face), it sadly never led to us dating (which is still kind of a
    sore point for me).

  • Candy

    If Idris Elba isn't into black women…ok? He's good looking, but the world won't end. Good luck and God bless to Adele though, we would miss that voice if she lost it.

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  • currvalicious

    Tracee & Kanye would appear to make a nice couple. I feel she can do better than Akon's brother, he is not at all attractive, chapstick please! stat

    • Sensible Sista

      he's not even a little bit cute