Morning Buzz 1.12.11

    Ciara preps new single with Usher

    Ciara is pushing ahead with promotion for Basic Instinct despite its not-so-stellar sales.
 reports that the "Ride" singer is getting ready to drop another single from the album called "Turn It Up."  This time she’ll get a little extra help with a cameo from Usher!  Supposedly, the song has already had lots of airplay in the United Kingdom.
    Listen to the up-tempo track below to find out why music fans across the pond love it so much.


    Rick Fox thinking about a ring
    Love is in the air! After a string of celebrity engagements, Rick Fox is thinking about taking the plunge again, too. 
 asked the actor whether there will be wedding bells for him and girlfriend Eliza Dushku, Rick said,"I hear them now. We’ve been honest about that conversation, and we’ve had it."
    That still doesn’t mean Rick, most famous for his turns on "The Game" and "Dancing With the Stars," is running to the nearest Tiffany’s. For now, he’s continuing to take it slow. "I’ve failed in marriage before, and this will be her first marriage," he said. "So we want to make sure the foundation is laid in a responsible way."

    BET Honors Performers Revealed

    Trey Songz, Anika Noni Rose and Yolanda Adams are just a few of the celebrities who will be in attendance at the fourth annual BET Honors awards ceremony, taping Saturday, January 15. This year’s lineup continues to bring together a diverse array of up-and-coming and legendary talent.
    Trey, Yolanda, Ne-yo, Keyshia Cole and Lalah Hathaway are among the performers. Anika, Tyler Perry, Cedric the Entertainer and Hill Harper will present awards to the honorees: Cicely Tyson, Jamie Foxx, Iman, Herbie Hancock, Linda Johnson Rice and Lonnie Bunch.
    Gabrielle Union returns as the host of the show, airing Monday, February 21.



    Ted Williams, Daughter Detained by LAPD

    Ted Williams, the Man With the Golden Voice whose fortune has taken him from homeless to Hollywood, was detained there Monday night after getting into an argument with his daughter in a ritzy hotel.
    The police were called to defuse the situation and Ted and his daughter were taken to a police station. “They were brought in, calmed down, talked to and released,” Officer Catherine Massey told the Associated Press. “It was minor. Both parties were angry but there were no signs of visible abuse.
    The LAPD did not disclose the nature of the argument.

    Williams was reported to be in Hollywood to tape an episode of Dr. Phil.



    — Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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