Morning Buzz 3.1.11

    Aretha Franklin interview airing tomorrow

    Wendy Williams will finally air her exclusive interview with Aretha Frankin Wednesday on “The Wendy Williams Show.” 

    This wil be Aretha’s first on-air chat since revealing that she had pancreatic cancer, and it will give fans a chance to see how she is doing for themselves.


    T.O. returns

    “The T.O. Show” is returning to VH1 for a third season.

    The new season finds Terrell Owens relocating to Miami during the off-season. Of course, that puts a strain on many of his personal and business relationships.

    According to a press release, “Season three is all about perspective, fun and a change of scenery … Through it all, Terrell commits himself to the future, working on several business opportunities including taking his own barbershop, ‘T.O. Cutz’, to the next level. He also capitalizes on one of his most valuable assets – his body.” 

    The show is scheduled to premiere this summer.


    Life is like a box of chocolates

    Steve Harvey didn’t forget about his ex-wife Mary Harvey on Valentine’s Day.

    According to TMZ, the comedian, author and radio host was thoughtful enough to send her box of chocolates.

    However, instead of candy, the container allegedly held a notice requiring Mary to return to court this month.

    How romantic!


    Da Brat is back!

    After a two-and-a-half-year sentence, hip-hop artist Da Brat has been released from prison.

    Da Brat, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, was imprisoned for hitting a waitress in the head with a bottle.

    The “Funkdafied” artist served the majority of her three-year sentence and reportedly is on probation for the next seven years.

    There’s no word yet on whether she’ll be returning to the recording studio any time soon.


    Are Oscar and Mo’ beefing?

    Last year, Mo’Nique made it clear that she was unfazed by all the Oscar hoopla. She received some criticism for not campaigning for the trophy like other actors. As she put it, her performance spoke for itself.

    Apparently, Mo’Nique’s tune hasn’t changed much. While it’s tradition that a pervious Oscar winner present the night’s biggest awards for Best Actor and Best Actress the following year, Mo’Nique was not in the building Sunday night.

    However, Mo’ was on hand to announce the nominees.

    Unlike most nominees and winners, Mo’Nique has a nightly talk show that takes up quite a bit of her time. She was reportedly in Atlanta on Monday taping two episodes of her late-night show.


    Gene therapy gives hope for AIDS cure

    The Associated Press reports that scientists are using genetic engineering to develop HIV-resistent blood cells.

    Initial tests are being run on six patients, but it’s too early to determine whether the procedure could become a viable treament or cure for HIV, the disease that causes AIDS.

    - Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott


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