- Angie Martinez
*The goings on at New York’s No. 1 radio station 97.1 WQHT will be seen in a new VH1 half-hour reality series, titled “This Is Hot 97.”
In addition to the personalities in the cast — Ebro, Angie Martinez, Funkmaster Flex, Rosenberg — the show will feature cameos from some music acts who stop by for interviews, like Macklemore, Wale, Rick Ross, and Kanye West.
“This Is Hot 97” will premiere March 31 at 10:30 p.m. Watch the trailer below:
*Don’t come for her family! Not in a person’s best interests.
The youngest and most outspoken sister, Tamar Braxton might have been annoyed at her sister Towanda for her comments about her man Vince Herbert, but that doesn’t mean she’s turning against her sister.
After a Twitter user said Towanda was jealous of her sister, she responded with: “@mslady57 check the web boo! He also owes 3.3 million to the irs….guess I’m jealous of that too huh?”
*Its Oscar week and that means it’s time for the “ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood” luncheon.
The exclusive event honored the brightest stars at the Beverly Hills Hotel Thursday.
EURweb associate Fahnia Thomas was at the 7th annual celebration and asked the best of Hollywood why it’s important to continuously illuminate positive images of Black women worldwide.
*”About Last Night” grossed almost $30 million during its opening weekend.
The films comedic stars Kevin Hart and Regina Hall sat down with The Russ Parr Morning Show and explained why the romantic comedy is not just for black people.
*So much for black-owned radio in NYC (with the exception of WWRL am, but who listens to it?).
If you haven’t heard, WBLSfm and WLIBam are being acquired by Emmis after it’s been determined a $131 million transaction will double the company’s station operating income.
WBLS 107.5 FM — focusing on urban adult contemporary — is the No. 2 radio station in New York while it sister station WLIB 1190 AM is New York’s fist African American targeted station — focusing on urban gospel.
The agreement will double Emmis’ annual station operating income — who already owns WQHT (HOT 97) in New York.
*Lenard McKelvey is a radio personality on Power 105.1 and MTV2 host.
But he is better known to us as the outspoken truth slinger, Charlamagne Tha God.
On his Arsenio Hall Show debut, the hip-hop Howard Stern, threw shade at DMX, reality TV and explained his distant relationship with his former boss Wendy Williams.
When asked how he started working in radio, the “Breakfast Club” host thanked the talk show gossip queen but admitted they haven’t spoken in almost five years.