Morning Buzz 1.11.11: Is Regina King engaged?

    Regina King denies rumors that she’s engaged to Malcolm-Jamal Warner; Sheila Johnson has some advice for OWN; Gabourey Sidibe gets cozy with her boo in public and more!









    Regina King and Malcolm-Jamal Warner engaged?
    There’s word that Regina King and Malcolm-Jamal Warner are engaged.
    “Malcolm and Regina are thrilled that they’ve found the most satisfying relationship of their lives," an unidentified source told The Hollywood Gossip. "They’re both extremely content right now. Marriage is the next step.”
    That insider might want to check their sources because Regina told "Access Hollywood" that the rumor isn’t true, plainly stating, "No, we’re not engaged." Regina did, however, gush about her honey and their budding romance in the February 2011 issue of Essence magazine.
    “Malcolm and I have a lot in common," she said. "We’ve both been child actors and were also blessed to be raised by incredible mothers who instilled good values in us. Things are maturing nicely."

    Aubrey teases Oxygen reality show

    As we reported last Summer, Aubrey O’Day is taking her act to the Oxygen network for her very own reality show. “All About Aubrey” will follow the ex-Danity Kane singer as she pursues a solo career and parties like a bad girl.

    There’s no word on when the show will actually premiere just yet, but the trailer below already has us setting our DVRs!





    BET co-founder criticizes OWN

    Is Sheila Johnson hating? The ex-wife of BET founder Bob Johnson had some criticism about the Oprah Winfrey Network.

    According to Sheila, who knows a little something about creating a highly criticized cable network, OWN needs more diversity. 

    "The only advice that I say, let’s open up your circle a little bit more," she said. "You know, we love the Dr. Phils. We love the Suze Ormans. Let’s open up. There are other people. And there’s also African-American experts out there that I think she should start bringing on her show that can reach even a wider audience."


    B.I.G. murder Investigation Heats Up
    The investigation into the death of ‘90’s hit maker, the Notorious B.I.G., has been “reinvigorated” due to new evidence, according to CNN.

    The 13-year-old murder remains unsolved, but retired Los Angeles Police Detective Russell Poole, who worked to solve Christopher Wallace’s murder, maintains his belief that “Suge Knight ordered the hit” with the help of LAPD members. Sources would not elaborate on what new evidence has reopened the case. 

    Watch the CNN report now.



    Gabourey Sidibe’s got a boyfriend
    Gabourey Sidibe was spotted courtside at the New Jersey Nets game getting cozy with her mysterious boo over the weekend. Crunktastical reports that she and the man, whom she refers to as "Boyfriend X", have been dating for about a year, but she prefers to keep him out of the spotlight.
    The Precious star told Harper’s Bazaar, "He’s a regular guy working a regular job, and I’m scared to take him anywhere." 

    Ray-J jets sets in "Celebration" 
    Ray-J let fans follow him to Japan in the music video for his latest single, "Celebration." The no-frills video is a mix of concert footage, clips of him on the bus with some very devoted fans and slow shots of Ray walking the streets of Tokyo.
    "Celebration" (posted below) is a departure from what many had envisioned the video would look like, but let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.






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