Fast forward to this past Monday and all is well again. That’s because little Dallas and Mom got to spend some needed, quality time together. Since Fantasia couldn’t go home to be him in North Carolina because of her commitment to the Broadway play “After Midnight,” the younsgter and his mommy are spending the holidays together in New York City.
*Gossip blogs are claiming that Rihanna and Drake spent the night together in Dallas on Monday after he watched her in concert.
The pair were reportedly spotted “cuddling up together” during a late-evening meal before heading back to her hotel.
Rihanna, 25, previously dated the Canadian rapper during her on-off relationship with Chris Brown, which famously resulted in a club brawl between the rapper and the singer – and sources believe their little Texas two-step could reignite their romance.
“Let’s just say it’s easier for a [girl] to go to familiar territory than it is for her to get out there and [be with someone] new,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com.
The source added that neither artist is looking to jump back into a relationship:
“You’ve got to remember, Rihanna has done a lot of growing and Drake’s a real [guy] so there’s not really any expectations that come with what they did. They’re both adults and can compartmentalize things.”
*Is there a such thing as sensible crimes? Well, if these crimes ever did exist, they are surely extinct in America today.
This morning, Erbie Bowser, 43, a former Dallas Mavericks ManiAAc dancer, went on a shooting spree that authorities believe may have even included a hand grenade being thrown, in maniac fashion, as he searched for his ex-girlfriend.
He went to her home in Dallas as well as another home in Desoto–where he was captured–and killed a total of four people and wounded another four, according to the Daily Mail.
Three-Day Lineup Of Stars also Includes Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Niecy Nash, Holly Robinson Peete, Tisha Campbell Martin, Ray Chew and Kim Burrell with More Performers and Participants to be Announced
*DALLAS – MegaFest, the three-day family festival hosted by T.D. Jakes, and headlined by Cedric The Entertainer, will deliver an amazing lineup of inspirational entertainment when top celebrities from music, film, television, comedy and sports converge on Dallas August 29 – 31.
The “Just Churchin” Comedy Show, Woman of Purpose Concert and the Ball Up Streetball Classic Tour Championship game are just a few of the electrifying entertainment events that will captivate audiences during the Labor Day weekend.
“MegaFest is about coming together to strengthen each other and our families, and leaving refreshed and ready to help our communities,” said Jakes. “There’s no better way to get inspired than by having fun, creating memories and laughing together.”
Making its triumphant return to the United States for the first time since 2006, MegaFest will be held at the Dallas Convention Center, American Airlines Center and other venues throughout the city. This supersized event marries four of Jakes’ most popular conferences: ManPower, Woman Thou Art Loosed, MegaYouth and MegaKidz with a plethora of entertainment, business and other empowering features for the entire family.
Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash, stars of the TV Land hit sitcom “The Soul Man,” the “Just Churchin” comedy show is a MegaFest favorite! Slated for Friday, August 30 at 8 p.m. at the Dallas Convention Center Arena, “Just Church’n” guarantees a flavorful mix of comedic talent, with hilarious, family-friendly stand up routines from seasoned veteran comedians to the hottest up and coming talent. Tickets go on sale June 28.
“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to kick-off Bishop Jakes’ inspirational weekend with some soulful fun as co-host (with Niecy Nash) of the Just Churchin’ Comedy Show at his MegaFest experience in Dallas this summer. It’s great bringing the fun and being part of a line-up of such forward-moving, positive events that benefit and enhance the lives of so many families in the community,” said Cedric the Entertainer.
The MegaFest Woman of Purpose Concert, in conjunction with Autism Speaks, will highlight women who are making a difference in their communities by advocating for awareness and resources to assist children and families affected by this developmental disorder. Featuring Holly Robinson Peete, Tisha Campbell Martin, Mary Mary, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Kim Burrell and American Idol music director Ray Chew among others, this evening of elegance will bring together the best elements of fun, faith and philanthropy. Hosted on Saturday, August 31 at 8 p.m. from American Airlines Center, tickets go on sale June 28.
Offering something for sports fans, MegaFest brings streetball from the neighborhood playground to the bright lights of the Dallas Convention Center Arena when Ball Up, the nation’s premiere streetball organization concludes its 2013 nationwide tour with a championship game on August 31. Ball Up’s innovative spin on the game of streetball has redefined the sport by bringing some of the top, untapped talent to basketball courts across the world along with big name stars that have graced the NBA hardwood. This year’s impressive roster includes, The Professor, AO, Baby Shaq, Air Up There, Bone Collector, Pat the Roc, Special FX, Springs, Sik Wit It, Violator and G. Smith. Tickets go on sale June 28.
Visit ww.mega-fest.com for more confirmed talent and special event updates, and stay connected via Twitter by following @tdjmegafest, @wtalconf, @mpconf and @myecode.social media. Tickets for all special events can be purchased by visiting www.mega-fest.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Other MegaFest featured speakers and guests include Pastors Joel and Victoria Osteen, who will headline the event along with Jakes, Bishop I. V. Hilliard, Dr. Jasmin Sculark, Dr. Marvin Sapp, Pastor Sheryl Brady, Dr. E. Dewey Smith and Pastor Chris Durso, among others. Dubbed ‘America’s largest inspirational festival,’ leading voices of faith, commerce and entertainment will participate at MegaFest. The event will draw men, women and youth with real-world messages of hope and purpose.
More than 50,000 attendees from some 40 countries will descend upon Dallas for MegaFest. Held in Dallas for the first time the faith andfamily festival has welcomed more than 700,000 attendees since its inception in 2004. This supersized event marries four of Jakes’ most popular conferences: ManPower, Woman Thou Art Loosed, MegaYouth and MegaKidz with a plethora of entertainment, business and other inspirational features. Past speakers and performers have included Aretha Franklin, Will Smith, Steve Harvey, Dave Ramsey and UniverSoul Circus. Registration for MegaFest is currently open; for convenient online registration, please visit https://donate.paymentpage.com/tdjakes/megafest/. For more information, visit www.mega-fest.com.
*It’s a sad Tuesday for “Monday Mornings.”
TNT’s latest drama, co-starring Ving Rhames, opened to just 1.34 million viewers after its “Dallas” lead, a low for the network, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The low-rated addition to the TNT’s generally strong scripted roster comes just a week after “Dallas” dropped in its sophomore return.
In the network’s coveted adults 25-54 demographic, “Monday Mornings” pulled 472,000 viewers.
From creators David E. Kelley and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the show attempts to put a new spin on the hospital drama by focusing on its weekly morbidity and mortality meetings. It also stars Alfred Molina, Bill Irwin, Jamie Bamber and Jennifer Finnigan.
*There have been a few people convicted of crimes that have garnered nationwide support to either release them from jail or have them removed from death row… not this time.
In 1997, Kimberly McCarthy, 51, was accused of killing her neighbor Dorothy Booth, a 71-year-old retired college psychology professor in Lancaster, Texas, approximately 15 miles outside Dallas.
Of 12 jury members, 11 of McCarthy’s jury were white. Now her lawyers are trying to prove that her predominantly white jury was “improperly selected on the basis of race.”