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Wendy and prom mother

Mom Wants to be Son’s Prom Date; Wendy Says ‘Take Several Seats’ (As in Sit Down Now!)

Wendy and prom mother*When a female audience member told daytime talk show diva Wendy Williams that she needed to get a “do over” from her 1989 prom because her dress was wrong, and that’s why she wants her son to take her to his upcoming prom, the audience, howling at this point, couldn’t believe it.

Nor could Wendy.

Apparently Benita Gray‘s son had promised to take his mom to the prom. Thing is, he was  5-years-old then and didn’t have a girlfriend.

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Phillip Hayes Dean

Phillip Hayes Dean, 83, Award-Winning Broadway Playwright, ‘Paul Robeson’ Director, Dead!

Phillip Hayes Dean

Phillip Hayes Dean

Phillip Hayes Dean, who was a playwright, director and actor in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and various regional theaters died on Monday, April 14, 2014 from a heart condition, a family spokesperson announced.  He was 83.

Phillip Hayes Dean might be best known for his Broadway play Paul Robeson, performed by James Earl Jones in 1978, and in Avery Brooks’ revivals in 1988 and 1995, and now by Ebony Repertory Theatre’s production with Keith David, which Mr. Dean directed. His play continues performances and will close on April 27, 2014.

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U.S. Airways Embarrassed After Major Blunder: Tweets NSFW Photo of Woman With Toy Plane

US_Airways_767-200*Oh god. Wonder who was covering communications on the social media desk when the NSFW photo was tweeted to a dissatisfied customer of the airline. You can probably rightfully assume that was their last day on the job.

According to Huffington Post, US Airways has since apologized for an extremely graphic photo that it shared earlier today, depicting a naked woman in a sexual position with a toy plane.

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KFC chicken coursage

In Time for Prom: KFC Promotes ‘KFC Chicken Corsage’ … Put A Wing On It!

KFC chicken coursage*“If you like it then you should’ve put a wing on it.”

No, we’re not singing Beyonce, we’re singing KFC! The chicken titan that wants you to forget about those old, traditional flower corsages used for prom since time began and open your mind to something new and edible.

Now when the young man knocks on your door to pick your darling daughter up, you will wonder why all of a sudden you’re thinking about chicken instead of smelling violets. But your questions are answered once he opens that box where her corsage rests. Ta-dah! A chicken corsage.

Think this beats all? KFC’s newest trick bag offers the ‘KFC Chicken Coursage’ – just in time for Prom you can put a wing on it!

And it don’t stop! Story continues at EURThisNThat.

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Keith David Resumes ‘Paul Robeson’ at Ebony Repertory Theatre for Three More Performances (Video)

Keith David, accompanied here by Byron J. Smith, stars in the Ebony Repertory Theatre production, Paul Robeson

(Pictured) Keith David forefront, accompanied by pianist/musical director Byron J. Smith at piano, stars in the Ebony Repertory Theatre production, Paul Robeson

Keith David is clearly one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood. So why is it that upon seeing his picture you may find yourself saying, “That’s his name?”

If this is you, you wouldn’t be alone. Though he has hordes of fans around the world, many people I spoke with – this writer included – had no idea that was his name. And when I joined his likeness with his name my response was, “Wow! I love this actor. I didn’t know that was his name.”

David, born Keith David Williams, is a two-time Emmy Award Winner, who has been doing his thing around Hollywood for a l-o-n-g time. He has covered the sphere of entertainment doing voice-overs, films, television series, and cabaret-style performances…and Broadway theatre, yep, he’s done that too…Twice.

Now, he steps onstage in the title role for the Paul Hayes Dean production, Paul Robeson - one of the most acclaimed and enigmatic figures of  the 20th century, for a limited engagement run of three additional performances (The original run was to start March 12, but was postponed for one week due to an accident he suffered a few days before the show was set to open).

Here he speaks with EURweb contributing writer and editor of sister-site, EURThisNThat, DeBorah B. Pryor, about his longtime desire to play the role and the challenges in doing so; the public demands of being a celebrity in Hollywood and fan expectations, and provides his take on the question many African American celebrities seem to cringe at when asked: How has being black in Hollywood impacted your career? Continue reading

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Patti Patti Arrested for Knock Down, Drag Out with Aretha? … Nope, Didn’t Happen!

The fabulous Patti LaBelle

The fabulous Patti LaBelle

*OK, let us stand still for a sec and try to wrap our collective brains around this fantastical lie: Patti LaBelle and the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin duking it out in a fist fight in the ATL.

This is how it supposedly went down.

Both women were at the March 20 Women of Soul concert at, of all places, The White House. As Aretha was making her way to the stage, Patti LaBelle, along with others standing near the aisle seats, reached to grasp her hand in that kind of “I love you sister girl” way.

aretha's supposed snub of patti

According to this picture, it looks like the snub happened…A perfect template to create an elaborate fabrication.

Apparently, Aretha wasn’t having it, and threw shade at Patti by pushing the hand out of the way in a “Girl stop frontin’ you know we don’t get down like that” kind of way.Not a good idea as far as egos go.

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