This year’s BET Awards had some highs and lows.The highs of course included: Seeing a pregnant Nia Long glowing in her beauty, watching Idris Elba, Chris Brown winning almost every award, Rick Ross showing off his chest, Cee-Lo Green in a Patti Labelle 80′s wig, and Kelly Rowland performing Motivation, and Patti Labelle’s shoes that she didn’t dare to kick off.
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There were also a few things that you shouldn’t talk about, but you couldn’t help, but notice:
The first record (not CD or mp3) I ever owned was Thriller by Michael Jackson. I had a little faux blue jean record player suit case like the one below: (Y’all don’t know nothing about the denim turntable suit case)
I begged my mother for that record player and as a surprise I also got Thriller. I wore that album out…scratches and all. The cover of the album was nice, but the fold out in the center was priceless!
So today, we will celebrate happy memories of one of the greatest entertainers in the history of the world. Many have tried to compare, but have ALL #fail.
Eddie Murphy and his ex-wife, and their five children, reunited for a great cause! Their oldest son, Myles Mitchell Murphy, has graduated from high school. Nicole Murphy was so proud of her baby boy that she tweeted several pictures of the whole family reunited.
[Eddie Murphy and Son Miles-Mitchell Murphy]
[Eddie Murphy's Beautiful Daughters Shayne & Bria Murphy]
More family pics from the graduation, including Nicole Murphy’s parents…
Chris Brown has been invited to perform again at the 2011 BET Awards. Last time he performed on BET, the mainstream media accused him of putting eye drops in his eyes, after he broke down crying while performing Man In the Mirror doing a Michael Jackson tribute. This time around his album sits at the #3 spot on the R&B charts, he’s had several number one hits, and he’s back to perform his own music. Also in the line up is Alicia Keys and one of my all time favorites, Jill Scott. Surprisingly, Beyonce is not listed as a performer, and she usually opens the awards with a bang, especially when she has a new album coming out. Maybe she’s a surprise! *shrugs*
Patti Labelle will also receive the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, and I can’t wait to see who will do the tribute. I know it better include Fantasia.
Get the details regarding the performances and the honorees, including Steve Harvey…
Gospel dynamic, Mary Mary, is featured in the Art Issue of Kontrol Magazine. They will share a dual cover series with the Braxton Sisters, for the 2nd Anniversary Issue of Kontrol. Check out a sneak peek of sisters, Erica Atkins-Campbell and Tina Atkins-Campbell, who make up the pop gospel group, Mary Mary.
Tamala Jones was spotted at the premiere of Something Borrowed in Los Angeles. I haven’t seen her in a minute, but I hear she has a recurring role on ABC’s Castle, and is starring in the film 35 and Ticking with Meagan Good and Nicole Ari Parker.
Alicia Keys rocking her natural hair hit up The Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Hope Rising! Benefit Concert in Toronto. She looks the best with her wash and go look…