Morning Buzz 1.28.11


    Bravo throwing Kim Zolciak a baby shower

    Kim Zolciak will unveil her baby bump to the world during her televised baby shower this Sunday.

    The reality TV star will celebrate her pregnancy on Bravo’s "Watch What Happens Live" after the season finale of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Kim plans to bring her boo Kroy Bierman along for the party.

    The shower will also be the first time Kim and Kroy appear on TV as a couple.


    Ashanti shoots ‘Behind the Music’

    Ashanti will be giving the inside scoop on her life and her work on an upcoming episode of Vh1’s "Behind The Music."

    The singer tweeted a photo of herself from the set, but refused to say what she was shooting.

    Apparently makeup artist Jaeden Gibbs didn’t get the memo to keep things quiet because he tweeted, "On set taping vh1 behind the music with ashanti…she looks fab…can’t wait for you guys to see it."

    There’s no word on when Ashanti’s episode will air.


    Ochocino pops up on "Basketball Wives"

    Chad Ochocinco will make a guest appearance on this week’s episode of "Basketball Wives."

    This Sunday, Vh1 will show the story of when Chad met Evelyn. We know the couple met online, but this will be the first time fans get to see what lengths Chad went to to impress his now-fiancée.


    Trumpet Awards celebrates greatness

    Al Sharpton, Richard Roundtree, Attorney General Eric Holder and Judge Greg Mathis are among the honorees at the 19th annual Trumpet Awards, which takes place this weekend in Atlanta.

    According to the website, the awards show “acknowledges the accomplishments of men and women who have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life for all … individuals and/or groups who augment the richness of this great global society by partnering with the cause of justice and equality of all.”

    There are a total of 11 Trumpet Award recipients this year, who span the medical, political, social, legal, arts and corporate worlds. This year’s Walk of Fame inductees include James Brown and the National Urban League’s Marc H. Morial.

    Celebrity couple Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe will join Neicy Nash as event hosts. The program is scheduled to air in April. To find out more information, check out:


    Eddie Long still has clergy’s support

    Bishop Eddie Long, who is still under suspicion for alleged sexual acts against young male members of his congregation, continues to have the support of local clergyman, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    Although the charges are still pending, the bishop received a warm welcome at a prayer breakfast held Thursday morning.

    At the event, Corey ”CoCo Brother” Condrey, of BET’s “Lift Every Voice,” said, "There’s people praying for you, and there’s people that in the midst of whatever happens, we love you.”

    Eddie Long gave a brief interview to an Atlanta news station following the prayer breakfast, but refused to speak about the lawsuits, which are still pending. Mediation between the bishop and his accusers is scheduled to begin in February.



    – Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott




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