Morning Buzz 3.15.11

    The Odoms promo show

    Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom are one step closer to the premiere of their very own reality show, “Khloé & Lamar.”

    The happy couple recently released promo pic for their show on Khloé’s blog, where she announced a premiere date for the show. “I can’t believe the premiere is less than a month away–sooooo excited and sooooo nervous,” Khloe wrote. “I’m dying with anticipation! April 10th on E!”

    In the newlyweds’ promo shot, which prominently features their extra-bright wedding bands, it seems Khloé toned down her red hair and is, instead, a copper-toned brunette.

    And in case you missed a trailer for their upcoming spin-off, check it out below!



    Jennifer Hudson debuts heavenly tune

    Jennifer Hudson makes it clear that she doesn’t mind looking out for her man in her new track “Angel.” The single brags about just how good she can be to someone that is good to her.

    The singer performed the song for a very lucky crowd recently, and the audience seemed to be eating it up. Take a look at the video and let us know what you think.



    Chris Brown ‘clicks’ on DJ

    It was your normal, average, run-of-the-mill radio interview. The folks over at 99 Jamz in South Florida spoke to singer Chris Brown about his new album due out this month.

    Everything was going smoothly until right at the end when Chris was asked about the naked photos of him circulating the Web. He chuckled and then…

    Listen. (advance to 2:15)



    Jay-Z hits the auction block

    How much is Jay-Z worth? Currently, the highest bid is $39,500.

    The hip-hop mogul has placed himself on the auction block for a good cause. Jay-Z has teamed up with to raise money for the Stephen Gaynor School.

    The highest bidder wins two nights out with Jay-Z for Knicks vs. Nets games at Madison Square Garden.

    The first game is March 30. Bidding ends March 25.


    Beat Mike Tyson

    You might actually be able to defeat Mike Tyson in the ring. The virtual ring, that is. The former heavyweight is launching a new iPhone game called “Mike Tyson’s Main Event.”

    “It’s off the hook. It’s just awesome,” he told CNN.

    Gamers will have to work their way up to a round against Iron Mike. As they progress, they get closer and closer to their chance to knock him out.

    Apparently, there are other celebrities virtual boxers can compete against.

    “I’m not going to let you know everything, but there are some pretty interesting guys that people might want to take a sock at,” he said.


    D’Angelo pleads guilty

    R&B crooner D’Angelo entered a guilty plea to charges of disorderly conduct.

    In March of last year, D’Angelo was arrested for attempting to purchase favors from an undercover cop posing as a prostitute. He paid $40 for services not rendered.

    Disorderly conduct isn’t technically a crime, so D’Angelo doesn’t have to serve any time for his mistake.


    Drake teams up with Clinton

    No one ever doubted whether President Bill Clinton knew how to party.

    The former White House resident will be hanging out with Drake at the Millennium Network fundraiser Thursday. Bill will get things started, and Drake will later shut things down.


    Lil’ Mo Joins ‘The Color Purple’

    Singer Lil’ Mo will be performing with the cast of the Broadway musical The Color Purple next month in Washington, D.C.

    “When I got the call to be part of the production, I was so excited,” she said. “I’m honored, and most of all, grateful.”

    She won’t be quoting any of the production’s most famous lines. She is cast as the church soloist.



    –Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott


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