nia long & larenz tate

Nia Long & Larenz Tate

*Looks like Darius & Nina  (Larenz Tate & Nia Long) are together again! The former “Love Jones” co-stars are headed to the small screen, as previously reported, to appear on the new season of Showtime’s hit show “House of Lies.” The twosome will be joining the show’s star Don Cheadle. Larenz will play Don’s (Marty’s) younger brother, while Nia will play Don’s consultant frenemy and former classmate.  And we can’t freakin’ wait. Larenz posted a pic of them last night saying, “The 1 & only nialong & me chilling on the set of #HouseOfLies Season 2 Damn she’s fine!!”

*Jon B is hitting fans with something old and something new on his upcoming album “B Sides Collection.” To herald his return, the crooner has dropped a single titled “Settle Down Type.” B Sides Collection, due out January 29, will feature 23 previously unreleased tracks that Jon wrote and produced between 2001 and 2012. B Sides Collection is available for pre-order on JonBWorld.com. For now check out “Settle”

*Benzino isn’t reserving his relationship advice for “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” anymore. The reality star is now sharing his thoughts on hip-hop’s hottest couples.  When it comes to the confusing Rihanna-Chris Brown-Karrueche Tran love triangle, Benzino believes that Chris is doing too much and he’ll have to choose.  Sooner rather than later. He also dishes out advice for Coco (of Coco and Ice-T).