After remaining quiet, Sherri Shepherd is finally speaking out regarding her departure from The View. Just weeks ago it was announced that Sherri would not be returning to The View, and in solidarity, Jenny McCarthy also announced her departure from the show. No one knows for certain why Sherri is leaving *whispers money* but she has known since spring when her contract was up that she would not be returning for another season.
A lot of producers have known since the spring that I didn’t intend to return after my contract ends in August…I didn’t want to discuss anything in my personal life because I didn’t want to do anything to distract from Barbara Walters and her celebration in May.
You know I’m a woman of faith, and seven is the number of God’s completion. I’ve been here seven years, and my time with The View is complete. I’m going to forever be grateful to Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie for taking a chance on an actress and making me learn things, helping me step out of my comfort zone. They gave me a chance.
As you know, Sherri Shepherd is going through a bitter divorce that includes a battle over a surrogate baby not yet born. So part of the reason for her departure is clearly to keep her private life private, and prevent it from overshadowing Barbara Walters’s retirement, or becoming a hot topic on the show. But all is not lost, Sherri leaves the show on a good note, thanking the show for the many great friendships she’s made over the years and for giving her a chance in the first place. Watch Sherri’s tearful good-bye on the show below:
Amber Rose is a cutie pie as she stops by Wendy Williams to promote her new acting gigs. She has two acting jobs, and an online clothing boutique Rose & Ono. The model who can now add actress and wife to her title, will star in the Nick Cannon produced film, School Dance with Mike Epps, George Lopez, and Kevin Hart.
During the sit down with Wendy, Amber also reveals that she doesn’t smoke with her husband as everyone would think, but her mother is a hippie, that still partakes from time to time.
When Wendy asks Amber Rose about Kanye and Kim Kardashian’s union, Amber Rose politely says their relationship is, “None of my business.” But laughs with joy that she’s escaped the Kanye West drama. Check out the beautiful and now talented Amber Rose on the The Wendy Williams show, so glad she’s moving forward and turning her infamy into fame.
Though critics have served mixed reviews on Chris Rock and his hosting duties at Sunday’s BET Awards, viewers certainly tuned in to see what he had in store. The nearly four-hour show scored 7.9 million viewers Sunday night, up from 2013′s 7.8 million audience. That total is good enough to make Sunday’s night’s telecast cable’s most-watched awards show of the season.
The awards were also the second highest rated telecast in the network’s history trailing only behind the massive success of the 2009 BET Awards which aired only a few days after the passing of Michael Jackson. To put the success into perspective, the ratings heroically eclipsed other cable-aired awards shows this year, like the MTV Movie Awards – which drew 3.2 million viewers on April 13.
The BET Awards also dominated social media on Sunday night, with 11 million tweets about the event.
Nominations came out on Thursday for the 29th Annual Imagen Awards. For those who have no idea what the Imagen Awards are, it’s essentially a cousin of the NAACP Image Awards, honoring the best of Latino and Latino culture in film and TV. Imagen Awards will broadcast on the PBS affiliate in L.A. on August 1st.
Danny Pino [above] from Law & Order: SVU is up for Best Actor in a Television Series, also leading the pact with several nominations is the film Cesar Chavez, and FX’s TV series, The Bridge featuring Demian Bichir [below].
Here are the full nominations to enjoy, including a well-deserved nomination to Catalina Sandino Moreno for her brilliantly villainous turn on The Bridge.
Recently G.O.O.D Music rapper Big Sean returned to his old neighborhood in Detroit where he served as principal for the day at Bates Academy. In conjunction with the Detroit branch of Get Schooled, Big Sean helped the school celebrate with good attendance. The rapper was welcomed by the students with handmade signs and even a special cheer from the schools cheerleading team.
Check out the news coverage below:
It’s good to see that there are still rappers out here doing good for their communities.
Laverne Cox took to the infamous purple couch earlier for an emotional, revealing and inspiring sit down with the ‘queen of talk’ Wendy Williams.
Cox’s star has been skyrocketing since the success of her ever-growing acting resume including her acclaimed role on Orange Is The New Black which premiered to stellar numbers last week on Netflix. Most recently, Laverne was honored for being the first transgender person to ever grace the cover of Time Magazine as the featured face of the magazine’s cover story “The Transgender Tipping Point”.
Wendy left no stone unturned as she quizzed Laverne, in fact the talk got a little cringe-worthy at times during the segment, particularly when Williams tried to ask Cox about the surgery she may or may not have had throughout her transition. Suffice to say Laverne handled herself with incredible poise. Steal a peak at the must-see interview below: