Morning Buzz 4.12.11

    Somaya Reece drops single

    Do you remember that track Somaya tried to get Jim Jones to support on “Love & Hip Hop?” Well, the model-rapper has just released the finished product, titled “Dale Mami.”

    The single features Lumidee, who we haven’t heard from in a while. Listen to “Dale Mami” below, and tell us what you think.


    Jump the broom in Paula Patton’s gown

    Wouldn’t you love to look like a star on your wedding day? The crew at Munaluchi Bridal magazine has partnered with Sony Entertainment/Tristar and Anjoulique to give away the dress worn by Paula Patton in the upcoming wedding comedy Jumping the Broom.

    To enter, visit by April 27 and fill out an application, including a 200-word story about how you and your boo got engaged. The winner, who will be announced around May 1, will receive the same style gown that Paula wore in the film.

    If you like Paula’s dress, but prefer to wear your own, don’t worry: The winner also has the option of picking another Anjoulique gown of her choice.

    The winning couple will also get two tickets to the Los Angeles premiere of Jumping the Broom


    Oprah’s not backing Obama in 2012?!

    There are rumors that Oprah Winfrey is scared to back President Barack Obama on his next bid for the White House. A source told that the media queen might not publicly endorse his re-election campaign.

    “For 2012, much has changed for Oprah,” the insider said. “She now has her own cable channel called OWN that has been struggling to find an audience–she isn’t going to do anything to alienate them.”

    They added, “Unlike in 2008, when a drop in ratings didn’t matter as much for the queen of TV, Oprah is now fighting every day to get people to tune into OWN.” Supposedly Oprah will still support the Barack, just in a quiet and more private way next time. According to the source, it’s nothing personal, just a business decision.

    A rep for Oprah said, however, said fans shouldn’t believe the hype, stating, “Oprah’s support of President Obama has been and remains unwavering since she initially endorsed his candidacy in 2007. Any reports that suggest otherwise are untrue.”


    Toni still considering ‘Playboy’

    Toni Braxton has ‘til June to decide whether she’s going to pose for Playboy magazine.

    She said she’s been asked a few times and was flattered that she’s still considered sexy, but is concerned about how the spread might affect her sons.

    “I don’t want their friends to come to school and say, ‘I saw your mommy’s boobies,’” she told Wendy Williams on Monday.

    Wendy, always at the ready to offer her opinion, advised Toni against it.

    “Don’t do it,” Wendy stated definitively. “You’ve come too far to have to do that. We already know you have a great body, and besides, $100,000 is bubblegum money.”



    Toni’s new show, “Braxton Family Values” premieres tonight at 9 p.m. (EST) on WE tv.

    Watch Toni and Wendy here.



    Keri Hilson poses nude

    Keri Hilson got naked for the annual nude issue of Allure magazine.

    “We do a lot of things to seek validation. I have to get more expensive handbags or fake lashes or fake boobs. This shoot was about dropping all that. It’s so empowering to embrace my insecurities,” she told Allure.

    The image shows Keri covering her breast with her hand as she reclines back and crosses her legs.


    Bridget Moynihan, Ashley Tisdale and Kaley Cuoco also posed nude for this year’s spread.



    Jamie Foxx talks Obama

    Jamie Foxx visited Jay Leno last night and joked about meeting President Barack Obama at the Motown celebration.

    A very animated Jamie, who crawled all over Jay Leno’s furniture to demonstrate how he’d pose if he were doing a photo shoot as president, admitted that some of his jokes for the event were rejected.


    He also said he was pleasantly surprised to have made it through the security background check.


    “I got a colorful past,” Jamie joked.

    Watch the video.



    Michelle Obama’s ready to campaign

    The First Lady is ready to hit the campaign trail for her man.

    “We’re ready to go when the time comes,” Michelle said. “We’re grateful to be able to serve our country … It’s an honor to be able to serve, and we will take up the call again and work very hard on behalf of this country.”

    Michelle and Jill Biden spoke to “Entertainment Tonight” about supporting military families who are often left behind while their loved ones are serving.


    “These women’s stories took my breath away and I vowed then on the campaign trail, if I had the honor of serving as first lady, I would try to be their voice,” Michelle said.


    Watch the interview.






    — Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott


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