*A civil case against Da Brat is on its way to court as jury selection starts today.
The rapper (born Shawntae Harris) is accused of accused of breaking a rum bottle over an Atlanta Falcons cheerleader’s head during a 2007 Halloween party altercation.
The party took place at a club owned by So-So Def Recordings CEO Jermaine Dupri. A civil suit was reportedly filed two years later in 2009.
*Actress Tika Sumpter, star of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots,” does not feel the need to defend Tyler Perry as she thinks he is both inspiring and “enllghtened.”
She finds her current role on the “Have Nots” to be a breakthrough for black actresses in Hollywood.
“When you’re knocking on the door and you’re pressing it forward, I feel like every little bit helps.”
*Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey have definitely become TV’s dynamic duo.
Perry is adding yet another gig to his OWN titles and responsibilities. And this time he’ll be in front of the camera.
He’s hosting his own self-titled talk show on the network, “The Tyler Perry Show” — a first for him.
Intimate Dinner Remembers 2013 Milestone Achievements and Inspiring Moments on Camera and Behind the Scenes
*NEW YORK – ESSENCE, the number one media brand aimed at African-American women, today unveiled plans to join forces with award-winning producer, director, actor, writer, and philanthropist Tyler Perry on February 26, 2014 for Black Men in Hollywood, a remarkable celebration during OSCAR® week.
The event will salute the exceptional work of breakthrough and trailblazing performers and visionaries who contributed to the industry’s most heralded films.
*Attention all scam artists. Tyler Perry has had it up to here with you.
Media sources report the entertainment mogul has put all deceivers on blast while setting the record straight with fans.
Speaking via his e-mail list, Perry did not mince words regarding those who are scamming his supporters with bogus audition schemes and fake scholarship programs.
In his eyes, the people behind the deceitful schemes are “some of the lowest” in his book.