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Sherri Shepherd Talks Expecting A Baby Via Surrogate, “The View” Drama, And Why Her Son’s Opinion Of Her Husband Counts
Sherri Shepherd hit up The Wendy Williams Show recently in an effort to promote her first stand-up comedy special, “It’s My Time To Talk.” But before she could even get a word in about that, you know Wendy was looking for all the juice on what was going on with the ladies of The View, as well as info on her search for a surrogate and why Prince is her favorite guest on The View of all time. Shepherd was charming as usual, and kept it both real and funny:
The State of “The View” And What’s Really Going On With Elizabeth Hasselbeck
Sherri: “My gosh, so many changes. I can’t believe it. The two black women are left, usually they kill us off in the beginning.”
Wendy: “So we’ve all been reading, so if the two black women are left, then you’ve just confirmed that Hasslebeck is out…”
Sherri: “I didn’t confirm anything. No I didn’t. Nooo!”
Wendy: “Yes, she put her foot in her mouth again!”
Sherri: “We’re still there. We’re talking about Joy. Joy is leaving and I’m so sad, everyday I want to cry when I see her…She [Hasslebeck] is going to be there, we’re all going to be there next season. I joke about Whoopi and I, because first of all, we have to thank Barbara Walters because you never see two African-American women on a major talk show. They do have “The Talk” now.”
Sherri went on to say that names being tossed around include Jenny McCarthy and Brooke Shields, while Wendy recommended Rosie Perez, which is actually a great choice! Sherri agreed that Perez would be a nice replacement for Joy since she was hoping they might fill a View seat with a Latina woman, but yet and still, she doesn’t know what the show-runners are going to do in the end.
Why She Was Most Star-Struck By Prince
Sherri: “When Prince came on the show I thought it was a look alike. So when he came out and he sat next to me I sniffed him. I think I embarrassed Whoopi. But if the man you’ve idolized and wanted to sleep with all your life sat next to you, wouldn’t you want to know what he smelled like?”
Wendy: “You like Prince like that?”
Sherri: “Prince is s*xy. That is the only man that is 4’1″ and can wear six inch heels that is s*xy. Yes he is very s*xy. Girl, yeah. You could do some stuff with Prince.”
Why If Her Son Didn’t Like Her Man, Lamar, She Would Have Left Him
“He moved in right before the wedding. He lived in LA. I was a single mother and I have a child and we were going back and forth and I really needed to see how he would be when we had a disagreement or when my son climbed all over him. I wanted to see cause once you get married you make an investment and it’s harder to leave. I wanted to see that then. If it wasn’t good, it would be like, “bye, bye” because my son is number one.”
Her Search For The Right Surrogate
“We’re still trying to have the kids and we’re looking for the drama-free uterus. Not mine because I was on bed rest for a long time with Jeffrey I had a lot of physical stuff. And I’m not 19. You know when you’re 19 you can have nine kids and you bounce back with a flat belly. Right now if I have kids right now they’re probably going to be right here [points down low]. That’s why I cried so hard when I got voted off of “Dancing With The Stars” cause I was like, ‘That’s my fertility money! Why ya’ll vote me?’”
Check out her full video interview with Wendy Williams (which includes Williams trying to throw shade at her friend Sheryl Underwood) on the next page and let us know what you think.
Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars have publicly battled with drug or alcohol but others have entered rehab for other underlying problems. These 15 celebs sought help for problems other than substance abuse.
Mariah Carey’s diva behavior is legendary but back in 2001, the “Beautiful” singer hit a low point in her career following the release of her semi-autobiographical movie Glitter. After the film tanked, Carey was dropped from her record label. Posting ominous messages on her website to her fans, it was clear something was wrong with Carey. Succumbing to the pressures of the industry, Mimi had a public meltdown and went into treatment. Fast forward four years and a new record deal later, Carey drops The Emancipation of Mimi, which wound up being the biggest album of that year, and returns to superstar status.
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Janelle Monae Covers “Billboard,” Talks Collaborating With Miguel And Prince On Her Anticipated New Album
“We are great friends, and he is a mentor to us, to me,” says Janelle Monáe in the new issue of Billboard when discussing the oh-so extraordinary Prince. The icon is set to make an appearance in some capacity on Monáe’s new album, Electric Lady, which according to the magazine, will turn the pompadour-toting, black-and-white wearing singer “from iconoclast into icon.” In her interview, Monáe says that the Purple One is a good friend who is invested in her career, which is why he decided to do a collaboration with her — a rarity for Prince:
“It’s a beautiful thing to have a friend — someone who cares about your career, and wants to see you go far and to push boundaries and shake up the world — give whatever they possibly can to the cause.
I had a chance to produce an icon. It’s not every day that he collaborates. I’m honored and humbled that he trusted me. He is forever my friend, and I am forever indebted. I can’t say too much else about it.”
The album is set to debut in September, and we’re very excited about it. And not just because Prince is making his presence known on it, not just because we’re huge fans of The ArchAndroid, and not even just because “Fatbellybella” Erykah Badu has already made an appearance, but also because she’s working with another talented pompadour wearing individual — Miguel. The two will team up for a sultry jam called “Primetime.” All in all, with her new album, Monáe has an even deeper message to push to the masses:
“There are two different types of people: Some people come into this world to judge, some people come into this world to jam. Which one are you? It’s a question we should all ask ourselves. My job is to create art that starts a dialogue, to create songs and lyrics that ask society these questions, by using myself as a sacrificial lamb.”
To check out Monáe’s cover story in Billboard, be sure to pick it up on newsstands this week, and stay tuned for that new album in September. We’ll be sure to pick it up when it drops!
Next to the fashion, performances are what people really tune into music award shows to see and during this year’s Billboard Music Awards, viewers saw a lot.
From Karate head chopping to missed notes and on-stage lap dances, this year’s award show had some of everything. Let’s run down the most, um, interesting.
If this tweet from Breezy doesn’t give you an indication of how his performance went last night, let us break it down to you: we would’ve taken autotune over that beat up “Fine China” falsetto any day.
Lil hoarse for the performance but it happens. Good Isht otherwise.
— Chris Brown(@chrisbrown) May 20, 2013
The good thing is Breezy can still dance, but we’re just a wee bit nervous about the future of his singing career. Might be a good time to make that ultimate switch to rap.
There’s not too many people in music who can put out the caliber of music Prince has since he debuted in the late ’70s. And maybe it’s for that reason so many artists, young and old, new and veterans, have tried to cover his joints and make them their own. Even Janelle Monáe and Tina Turner have done his work live and in concert. But it’s hard to outdo or really “cover” the Purple One. However, these people gave it a try and released their attempts as singles. Some to great success, others to some “what-the-hot-hell??” results. But hey, it never hurts to try, right? Check out these cover attempts and let us know which ones were good, and which one’s you thought missed the mark.
*The original Prince tracks (which were hard to find) have been hyperlinked in the descriptions if you’d like to take a walk down memory lane…
Prince is full of surprises! The award-winning and much-beloved musician who can simply do no wrong has composed a song for Tamron Hall’s MSNBC program NewsNation.
The Huffington Post describes it as “a funkier, more languid Cosby Show’” theme song, which is pretty accurate. It sounds like something Cliff Huxtable would jam to with his old man dancing on a Sunday afternoon.
But the bigger question is why Prince would be interested in doing the theme music for a TV show. A news program at that. The MSNBC site offers no further insight. And Prince is on his own level, so he’s just doing his thing without concern for things like logic and reason.
The music industry has changed and artists are always looking for new ways to get their music and their names out there. A daily program with a host like Tamron Hall who has a following is a good way to do that. And MSNBC seems to be touting such a huge get, so it’s built-in PR.
What do you think?
I usually never watch the Grammys and honestly wasn’t planning on doing so last night. But when my friend asked me if I was going to participate in the festivities at brunch, I decided since I was avoiding the cold, to check it out. The show itself had high and low moments. It wasn’t fabulous but it certainly wasn’t the most boring thing I’ve seen. So, whether you missed it or want to relive it, check out the most memorable moments. The asterisks represent high points of the night.
You would think this would be obvious, but being an award winning musician does not automatically qualify you to suddenly become an actor. In fact, there really is no connection at all; but for some reason, these artists have fooled themselves into believing there is. Sure there are the few exceptions like Will Smith, who was able to cross over into acting without any acting training at all; but let’s be real, most musicians are NOT and will NEVER be Will Smith. Somehow, that didn’t stop them from trying. Here are 10 singers or rappers who tried their hand at acting… and failed:
Sure the autobiographical movie, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ had something of an interesting story line, and some might say it was worth it just to see 50 cent’s booty alone; but when you actually look at more than 50 cent’s behind, he is a not so good actor. This was another case of “acting” like yourself…and even though the movie was about him, he still had a hard time making his own storyline seem convincing.
Nothing Compares To Prince: Singer Covers Billboard Magazine With His Bountiful Fro And “The Fly” Sunglasses
With his blue velvet jacket on, gold silk shirt with just the right button job to show off some chest fur, his curly fro and fly-inspired sunglasses, isn’t Prince just the definition of rock star opulence? I mean, he does it up at all times just because he can, and can be seen practicing for performances in sparkling silver wedge heels, a hat shaped like a lion and flashy yellow pants (see the excerpt from his interview with the magazine). And by this time, we know that he’s the only guy who can adorn himself like this and still get comments about how alluring he is, even at the age of 54. He just rocks. Maybe that’s why he’s covering the newest issue of Billboard as he’s been announced as the upcoming recipient of the Billboard Icon Award. Just last year Stevie Wonder was given such an honor, and Prince will receive his during the televised awards ceremony on Sunday, May 19 (He’ll also reportedly perform during the show as he picks up the award).
In the newest issue of the magazine, Prince talks about his battle to have full ownership over his songs and work (and I think we’re all hoping he’ll touch on why he and YouTube don’t gel–seriously though, I can’t watch none of your videos!?), his three decades in music, and more as interviewer Gail Mitchell tries to navigate the world famous Paisley Park production studios, and the funk-tastic yet mysterious creature that is Prince. If you’d like to check out an excerpt of the issue, and even buy it, check out Billboard.com to get your Prince fix on. But until then, what do you think of his funky-fresh-dressed-to-impress cover?
Have you ever thought that some men were prettier than their women, and if not prettier than at least more high maintenance? It might be their grooming or their mannerisms, or maybe even something you just can’t quite put your finger on, but trust me, you know the feeling.
Before you get to clicking I should probably say that there’s real no concrete evidence that any of these men are prima donnas, but based on appearances – which are sometimes telling and sometimes not – these fifteen celebs seem to fit the bill. Of course “pretty” is a matter of opinion here, but feel free to throw yours about these pretty boy floyds in the comments section below.
Prince and his girlfriend Bria Valente may look a lot alike – thanks to their surgeon I suppose, but I dare say Prince is the prettier of the two, and considering his eccentricity – probably the more high maintenance of the two as well. Prince must not only be barbered to perfection, but also made up to perfection, hair styled to perfection, and clothed to perfection. And perfection ain’t easy, or quick.