Morning Buzz 3.3.11

    Cupid misfires on Paula Abdul

    Paula Abdul had a rough Valentine’s Day, according to recent reports. Apparently the former “American Idol” judge called 911 after a date went a little South.

    In the 911 call, obtained by TMZ, Paula can be heard screaming, “I wanna go, and he won’t let me!” while crying.

    However, the incident didn’t escalate much further.

    Apparently, Paula’s driver got the message and agreed to take her where she wanted to go. She then ended the call with the emergency operator.

    According to her publicist, the issue between the two has since been resolved.


    Is Bobbi Kristina on drugs?

    A popular tabloid has published images that show a young Black woman supposedly snorting cocaine.

    According to the National Enquirer, the photos are of Bobbi Kristina, daughter of R&B singers Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston.

    In the out-of-focus pictures, the woman’s face is lowered to the table as she holds a straw-like object to her nose.

    Bobbi recently lost her paternal grandmother and will be welcoming a new sibling soon.

    NeNe offers TMI?

    NeNe Leakes, of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” fame, talked sex toys, interracial dating and her career in a recent interview with Rolling Out magazine.

    “I’m not an angry Black woman. I’m actually a cool-a$$ Black woman,” she said. “I want to travel the world and work on my career. Mr. Right, for me, he would have to be very confident of who he is. He needs to stay in his lane and not be over here in mine. I’ve never dated a White boy, but I’ve had a couple of them to approach me. They’re very interesting. I’ll be open to go on a date with one of them, but I really like Black guys,” she said.

    NeNe’s latest reality gig starts this Sunday. She’s one of the contestants on the newest season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and has definitely roused curiosity about the show by fueling a feud between her and co-star Star Jones.

    Chris Brown goes blond

    Chris Brown’s new blond look has been getting a lot of attention. Of course, he’s not the only music artist to bleach his hair, but he’s one of the more masculine in the group that includes Rihanna, Beyoncé, Christina Milian, Keri Hilson and Sisqo.

    Chris’s hair has gotten mixed reactions from Twitter users.

    One posted, “You know I like Chris Brown with his hair blonde. At first I was kind of like WTF but now I love it. It suits him.”

    Of course, not everyone agreed. “I’m sorry! but why in gods name has chris brown dyed his hair blonde??” asked one unhappy Twitter user.

    Another decided to offer some unconditional love, “I love chris brown wiv or wiv out the blonde hair…”

    Vick signs $16 million deal

    Mike Vick will be in Philly for another year. The quarterback just signed a one-year contract for $16 million.

    Although the current agreement is only for one year, Eagles President Joe Banner said, “We have interest in him long-term. We wouldn’t be sitting here and putting a franchise tag on him if he’s somebody that we weren’t very excited about.”

    Vick had a record-setting season last year, passing 3,018 yards with a 62-percent completion rate.

    Better than a Grammy?

    Legendary producer Quincy Jones was honored with a National Medal of the Arts at the White House on Wednesday.

    The Grammy Award winner is responsible for several of the popular tracks that helped Michael Jackson achieve musical greatness.

    President Barack Obama presented the awards to 20 honorees.

    “As a master inventor of musical hybrids, he has mixed pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into many dazzling fusions, traversing virtually every medium, including records, live performances, moves and television,” Obama said.

    African-American jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins was also an award recipient.


    -Tracy L. Scott

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