Morning Buzz 3.31.11

    ‘The Game’ scores big

    The fourth season of “The Game” wrapped up on a high note. It was announced on the show’s Facebook fan page that 4.4 million viewers tuned in for the season finale.

    “The Game,” which moved to BET after a two-year hiatus, broke records with its season preimere by pulling 7.7 million viewers. About 5 million people tuned in to each episode through out the season, and Barry Floyd (aka Tee Tee) hinted that the show will be coming back for another run.

    “Thanks to the fans for their continuing support. We went hard this season and there’s still more to come,” Barry told “Game on!”


    Preview: Katy Perry’s ‘E.T.’ (ft. Kanye West)

    Katy Perry is teasing her intergalactic odyssey with Kanye West. A one-minute clip of the video for “E.T.” has just been released. The full video will debut on MTV and Vevo tomorrow night.

    While Kanye’s nowhere to be seen in the preview, which you can watch below, Katy completely transformed herself. Supposedly it took her more than five hours to get into character.



    Kelly Rowland sets ‘Motivation’ release date

    Kelly Rowland  won’t keep fans waiting too much longer: The sultry siren has announed a release date for the video for her song “Motivation.”

    Kelly announced via Twitter that she’ll drop the clip for her Lil Wayne-assisted single on Monday, April 4. She tweeted Tuesday, “Countdown to my video for ‘Motivation’ feat. @LilTunechi. 6 days away!”


    Xzibit to be on exhibit each week

    Xzibit will be back on TV, but this time he won’t be pimping any rides.

    He’s starring as Chuck in the new Fox series “Weekends at Bellevue,” a medical drama.

    Xzibit is no stranger to drama. He’s starred in Gridiron Gang, Derailed and the X-Files.



    Shar’s over Kevin

    Is Shar Jackson finally over all the Kevin Federline drama?

    When hearing her ex is now expecting his fifth child with another woman (Does that make three baby mamas?), she had nothing but good things to say.

    “Honestly, I wish them the best, without question. It’s just not part of my life. I’ve got my own family to worry about. Good for them, and of course I wish them well,” she told People magazine.


    Go beyond the ’21st Century’ with Willow

    By now, you’ve seen Willow Smith’s music video for “21st Century Girl,” but have you seen the behind-the-scenes footage?

    Willow recently released a backstage video for fans that shows all that went on during the filming.

    Watch it.


    Oprah’s mom wants to tell it all

    Vernita Lee wants to tell her side of the story.

    When the world was introduced to Oprah Winfrey’s half-sister Patricia, their mother had little to say, but now she’ll tell it all in a book, according to the National Enquirer.

    There’s no word on whether Vernita’s book has any takers yet, but based on how open Oprah is about her life, it will be surprising if Vernita has something to share that Oprah fans don’t already know about.




    – Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott




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