Morning Buzz 3.8.11

    Beyoncé joins Obama obesity battle

    Beyoncé is joining forces with Michelle Obama and The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) to help kids get moving.

    The “Single Ladies” singer has remixed one of her songs for middle schoolers as part of the “Let’s Move! Flash Workout.” Kids across the country will perform a routine to the as-yet unidentified song on May 3. Bey will teach the students all the steps in an instructional video, which she personally recorded.

    “I am excited to be part of this effort that addresses a public health crisis,” Bey said in a statement. “First Lady Michelle Obama deserves credit for tackling this issue directly, and I applaud the NAB Education Foundation for trying to make a positive difference in the lives of our schoolchildren.”


    Chanel Iman gains weight

    Model Chanel Iman is packing on the pounds because she is tired of being skinny. The Victoria’s Secret Angel told yesterday that’s she trying to gain weight in order to better fill out her frame. 

    “I eat to gain,” she said while promoting The Incredible by Victoria’s Secret bra. “I’m a big believer in having hips, butt and thighs!”

    As part of her attempt to get into shape, Chanel said she’s chowing down on “everything from steak to mashed potatoes.” She’s also hitting the gym to make sure the weight shows up in all the right places.

    “It’s very difficult for me because I’m naturally skinny,” she said. “I have to put on a lot of weight and work out to gain muscle. I love curves and being sexy.”


    Get a peek at ‘Toya’

    The wait is almost over. Antonia Carters’ new BET spin-off reality show is premiering next month.

    Tiny’s gone, and this time the cameras are all over Toya and her family, including daughter Reginae and brother Rudy.

    Take a look at the show’s trailer.



    J. Hud’s raising a star?

    Jennifer Hudson has her hands full when it comes to her son David Otunga Jr., who is already showing signs of being bred for the limelight.

    “He’s such a little entertainer,” Jennifer told E! News. “Everywhere he goes, he charms everybody.”

    Most recently, the 19-month-old worked his magic on Sandra Bullock during the rehearsals for the 2011 Academy Awards.

    “She and my son became the biggest buddies, so they hung out the entire time,” J. Hud recalled. “When I came back into the room, Sandra’s like, ‘Oh my god, he kissed me. And he was kissing my hand!'”

    But on whether or not baby David gets into show business, Jen said, “It’s all up to him. I’ll tell him like my mother told me: ‘As long as you’re doing what you love to do, mama’s always happy and proud of you.'”

    Tyrese on tour

    Singer Tyrese is going on tour, but he won’t need a vocal coach for this one.

    Tyrese is promoting his new book, titled How to Get Out of Your Own Way.

    Tyrese will be hitting Washington, D.C., New York, California and Atlanta.

    The book is “an inspirational memoir filled with every emotion and life experience one could possibly imagine. Pairing honest and revealing personal stories with reflective questions based on his extremely popular online messages to his ‘Love Circle,’ Tyrese hopes to motivate readers to pursue their dreams and not let life’s obstacles stand in their way,” the website reads.

    Get more on the book tour here.


    Star’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ strategy

    Star Jones, who led her team to victory on the first episode of the latest “Celebrity Apprentice,” shared her strategy with friends during a premiere part Sunday.

    “I’m trained to bait, trap and kill, and that’s what I was doing,” said Star, who referred to fellow contestant, Lisa Rinna, as a “little girl” during her team’s boardroom meeting with Donald Trump.

    Watch the clip of Star below.

    – Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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