For the second and final time. Duane and Tisha Campbell Martin are not getting a divorce. They are sticking it out to the end. In an interview with Essence.com they address the rumors with humor:
For the past month, the blogosphere has been filled with rumors about the future of your marriage. How are you holding up?
Duane: Mark Twain said it best: “A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” So I’m not going to defend myself against a gay rumor when I’m trying to defend my son against autism. We would look really stupid trying to take our focus off autism, which affects all of us, to fight a gay rumor. The reason we are talking today is because what we will defend is our 17-year relationship. Nobody is touching that. So whoever wants to rumble, let’s rumble.
Tisha: (Laughs) My baby’s smart! My baby daddy’s smart. My baby daddy reads.
How long have you been married?
Tisha: Only 11 years, but we’ve been together for 17.
Duane: Yep and I’m not going anywhere.
What were some of the reactions you received from your friends?
Tisha: (Laughs) The Wayanses told Duane that he matches too much and he should stop matching his clothes so much and maybe people wouldn’t think he was gay.
Duane: I said to Shawn, Damian and Craig Wayans, “Whassup, y’all didn’t call me. Yo that means y’all believe that s—! I didn’t get no jokes on my machine or nothing.” Craig said, “Yo man, we were scared.”
Tisha: (Laughs) They said Marlon (Wayans) said, “Man, we were in Above the Rim together; I need to call him.”
Duane: (Laughs) Marlon said, “Man, I’m mad at you! We all family. We love you, but the problem is, man, if you been gay all this time, I’m mad because you never hit on me. I’m handsome.”
So for the record, are you getting a divorce?Tisha: Hell no!
Duane: Listen, let me tell you something. I will chew her ass up and swallow it before I let somebody else have her.
Tisha: (laughs) Jeffrey Dahmer-style!
[Read Interview Here]
So Jay-Z has plans to open another 40/40 Club, Dec. 20 at the new Palazzo resort beside The Venetian in Las Vegas. During a press conference Jay-Z described his life as an “open-book”, and hinted about future plans to marry Ms. Beyonce Knowles:
The Venetian President confirmed that negotiations are continuing between Jay Z and the hotel to see if a sports book for gambling and betting can be added to the new club.
“I’m prepared to go to the Nevada gaming authorities for a license” [Jay_Z] said.” My life is an open book and I’ve always been completely honest”.
Even though he laughed when I told him he was in the wedding capital of the world the rapper and recpord mogul refused to tell me when he’s going to tie the knot with his superstar singer girlfriend. “All I’ll say is that it will be soon- and that means sooner rather than later. Now if the hotel here can throw in a big ring and the honeymoon suite we could go off right now.”
The colors of the season is black and white. Celebs hit the red carpet with black or white or a combination of the two. The fashion was either hit or miss, and I think it’s obvious who missed. Check out these red carpets pics of the Conde Nast Fshion Rock Concert.
The Conde Nast’s Fashion Rocks benefit concert was held Thursday Night, Sept. 6, 2007 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Stars from all walks of life gathered and performed to honor fashion and charity. The show will air on CBS Friday Night, Sept. 7th at 9:00 PM. Usher, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, and Santana are just a few of the acts that performed.
According to MTV.com, Justin Timberlake is slated to perform a duet with Al Green, for Green’s upcoming album produced by ?uestlove.
Justin Timberlake May Team Up With Fellow Memphis Man Al Green On LP. ?uestlove is slated to produce.”I know Justin wants to be a part of this project,” ?uest said of Justin Timberlake’s probable contribution to Green’s LP. “Anthony Hamilton did some honorary background vocals. Corinne Bailey Rae wrote two songs. She’s a monster songwriter. We also have been talking to Justin’s people now. Both he and Al are from Memphis. D’Angelo will be a part of this record as well.”
?uest said he’s been working on Green’s album for three years, but due to their conflicting schedules, only about three months’ worth of work has been done.
“It’s been putting gray hair in my afro,” ‘Love laughed. “I’m not producing, I’m reducing it. I’m trying to take him back to 1974 — very dry, very dirty, very grassroots sound.