*It’s not cute to be a cheapskate!
But Tamar Braxton is facing rumors she is one — not paying her employees very well or at all!
Braxton is of course denying these rumors.
But if it acts like a duck and quacks like a duck… it’s a duck!
But no one knows she’s a duck for sure.
*From the M.I.C. to the big and small screen to … Broadway?!
If the New York Post is to be believed, then this could be the case for Common.
The publication reports that the rapper/actor is being considered to star in a Broadway revival of “The Great White Hope.” The play, written by Howard Sackler, is known for it’s 1970-film adaptation, which was directed by Martin Ritt, and starred James Earl Jones. Continue reading
*If the old adage about heroes not living up to the hype in real life is true, then Ken Griffey, Jr. passed with flying colors Wednesday during an interview on ESPN’s SportsCenter.
The future Hall of Famer seemed to be totally disinterested as he laced his interview with one-word answers for veteran broadcaster Linda Cohn, who immediately cut short the segment once she noticed Griffey’s declining attention span.
Griffey’s SportsCenter interview comes as baseball card maker Upper Deck celebrates its 25th anniversary and teams are in the midst of spring training for MLB’s 2014 season. Continue reading
*During a recent segment on HuffPost Live, comedian W. Kamau Bell shared his thoughts on what’s in store for Lupita Nyong’o, and white America’s over-the-top fixation on her beauty and talent.
Bell believes the Oscar winner is being exploited by white media.
“I’m less worried, because she seems to know that. She seems to have an awareness of that, which is why the speech she gave was so amazing,” Bell said. “ She seems to have an awareness of wanting to own herself — no pun intended.”
Brandon Howard, with Corey Feldman (L) and Alki David (R), takes a DNA test to determine whether he is Michael Jackson’s son
*The man who conducted the DNA test on Michael Jackson’s dental mold tells TMZ that the lab results showed zero DNA on the item.
A manager at DNA Truth 4 U lab tells TMZ that last month, surrogates for shipping heir Alki David took the dental mold to the lab, along with a water bottle, a black towel and cigarette butts to test them. Alki’s people told the lab the other items contained the DNA from Michael’s brothers Jermaine and Tito.
The lab report, obtained by TMZ, shows the dental mold document titled “Alleged Father.” The other items were all titled “Alleged Uncle.”