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Rosie Perez Talks Dating & Smoking With Tupac; Having PTSD Like Chris Brown

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Celebrity Couples, Celebrity Death, Celebrity Fights, Celebrity Interviews, Celebrity Throwbacks, Read More Books | 6 comments

Rosie Perez must be the cutest pint size person in the world, and she hits up the Wendy Williams show to discuss her new tell-all-book of, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)Rosie sits down with Wendy for a very personal interview where she shares a lot of information about her life and growing up in Brooklyn, dating Tupac, and her beef with Jennifer Lopez.

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At the age of 3, Rosie Perez was in and out of foster care and grew up with a lot of anger issues as the ward of the Catholic church. She talks about throwing a chicken wing at Don Cornelius and trying to fight him on Soul Train, where she was a featured vixen dancer. Due to her crazy past of being shuffled from place to place, Rosie Perez was later diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and anger issues. She describes having a tick, a trigger that could set her off, and she also sends a shout-out to Chris Brown asking him to get help now, because she’s had the same diagnosis.

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Angie Martinez Has Unaired Interview Of Tupac – To Be Released

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Celebrity Death, Celebrity Interviews, Celebrity Movie, Celebrity News, Celebrity Photos | 7 comments

During an interview with Sway, Angie Martinez of Hot 97, reveals she has at least two hours of audio from an interview she did with Tupac way back in the day when she was 22. The reason she never aired the interview is because she was scared someone would get kill. Apparently it was right in the middle of all of the East Coast V. West Coast drama, and according to Angie Martinez, Tupac was very vocal and passionate in the interview. Just listening to Sway and Angie Martinez talk about this mystery interview gives me chills.

Now that some time has passed, Angie Martinez is ready to release the interview for one of her Throwback Thursdays segments.

P.S. - This interview comes right on the heels of some good news…Tupac’s Biopic has been confirmed with John Singleton taking over the script and the directing the movie. I don’t know who will play Tupac, just yet, but they certainly have some BIG shoes to fill.

Ooooh! I’m so excited about this interview being released. I will be checking Angie Martinez’s site every Thursday until it’s posted…Stay Tuned!

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James Avery, “Uncle Phil” Dies AT Age 68

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Celebrity Death, Celebrity News | 8 comments

It’s with sad news that we are reporting the death of James Avery, known to most of us as Uncle Phil on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, although his depth of talent spans several decades. TMZ claims to have the exclusive (I don’t know how you can have the exclusive on someone’s death), but it is in fact Alsonso Ribeiro (Carlton) who has confirmed the news of his of TV dad’s death:

I’m deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I miss him greatly. {via Baller Alert}

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A great, well respected actor is gone today. He leaves behind his wife of 25 years, Barbabra Avery and no kids. His cause of death has yet to be released, but we do know he died last night at the hospital after complications from open heart surgery. When the family is ready to tell us more, then we will post an update, but I’m not really sure I want the details of his death coming from TMZ. I certainly think he deserves more. RIP!

*Earlier reports said that James Avery was 65, the actor was born November 27, 1945 and died December 31, 2013…making him 68 at the time of death.



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CAPTION THIS: Michelle Obama At Nelson Mandela Funeral*

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Celebrity Couples, Celebrity Death, Celebrity Family, Celebrity Humor, Celebrity Husbands, Celebrity News, Celebrity Photos | 5 comments

I know we are celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela, and I know there’s a lot of dancing in South Africa and singing, so it seems like one big party. However, the leaders of the world are acting like teens taking selfies for Instagram, and acting star struck up in VIP at Mandela’s funeral. But there is one person of dignity and decorum, who’s not here for the antics:

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Beyonce Sings “Survivor” To Young Girl Dying Of Cancer

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Celebrity Charity, Celebrity Death, Celebrity Honors, Celebrity Kids, Celebrity Music, Celebrity News, Celebrity Photos, Videos | 2 comments

Taylon Last Wish Beyonce Survivor 297x300 Beyonce Sings Survivor To Young Girl Dying Of CancerWe get to talk about all of the rumors and gossip regarding celebrities, but I love talking about the good things that celebrities do with their influence and power. During a concert in Las Vegas, Queen B made one young lady’s, Taylon, wish come true by singing Survivor in an upclose and very personal moment.

Ivy McGregor, CEO of YVI Enterprises was instrumental in making sure Taylon’s last wishes came true. Here’s a little background information on Taylon that Ivy McGregor revealed on Instagram (via Tattle Tailzz), plus the video below:

Been a lot of places and seen many faces, but I’ve not met one so young and as strong, positive and courageous, as this beautiful 12 year old young lady – meet Taylon, she has been fighting cancer since being diagnosed 12 months ago. Taylon has endured medicines, chemotherapy, radiation and multiple surgeries including a full leg amputate and STILL maintains an A average scholastically. Well due to a new recent finding of cancer on her brain which is inoperable – she was placed

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President Nelson Mandela Passes Away – Apartheid Icon Dies At Age 95

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Celebrity Death, Celebrity News, Celebrity Photos, Politics | 7 comments

I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I’ve cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.

It’s with great sadness that I have to write these words, President Nelson Mandela of South Africa has passed away at the young age of 95. From revolutionary activist turned political prisoner to President, Mandela lead a movement that ended one of the worse racial segregation systems in our history, a modern history.  This man spent 27 years in prison fighting for freedom for all throughout the world, but especially for South Africans, black Africans, to have equal rights…universal voting rights. After apartheid ended, President Mandela won overwhelmingly on April 27, 1994 as the first democratically elected President of South Africa.

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I remember seeing photos of the voting lines during the country’s first democratic election…I knew I would never take my right to vote for granted.  Two years later I was old enough to cast my first vote. I remember Amnesty International and writing my first letters of petition as a young teen…a history I lived and I witnessed, so this passing carries such great weight. You hear about Martin Luther King, Jr., but we were fortunate enough to know President Nelson Mandela in the present tense; to see him as a living icon and as apart of our pop culture. Even The Cosby Show twins were named after him.

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President Obama, our first black President elected democratically has the honor on behalf the United States to speak on President Mandela’s death. Presidnet Obama lead his speech with the Nelson Mandela quote above plus these poignant words:

Nelson Mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. He achieved more than could be expected of any man.

Today he’s gone home and we’ve lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this Earth. He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages. Through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, Madiba transformed South Africa and moved all of us. His journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better.

His commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who jailed him set an example that all humanity should aspire to, whether in the lives of nations or in our own personal lives. And the fact that he did it all with grace and good humor and an ability to acknowledge his own imperfections, only makes the man that much more remarkable. As he once said, “I’m not a saint unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”

I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life. My very first political action — the first thing I ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. I would study his words and his writings. The day he was released from prison it gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they’re guided by their hopes and not by their fears.

And like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set. And so long as I live, I will do what I can to learn from him.

To Graca Machel and his family, Michelle and I extend our deepest sympathy and gratitude for sharing this extraordinary man with us. His life’s work meant long days away from those who loved him most, and I only hope that the time spent with him these last few weeks brought peace and comfort to his family.

There’s so much I could say, but in peace may his soul rest, but in life may his spirit forever live. #Mandela

(1918 -2013)

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