Daily Buzz 4.25.11

    Prince calls on Alicia Keys

    Prince gave his fans an Easter treat over the weekend as he pulled Alicia Keys onstage for a surprise duet. The pair performed "How Come You Don’t Call Me" at the Forum in Los Angeles.

    Alicia did a cover of the song on her debut album Songs In A Minor 10 years ago. Check out the video of Prince sharing the stage with Alicia below.


    Tyler Perry creates new show

    Tyler Perry is turning his Why Did I Get Married? franchise into a series for TBS. He revealed his plans for the new show during his sit-down on "Conan" last week.

    The series will center around three couples based on the characters from his relationship dramedies, but it seems the names have been changed for TV. 

    Carl and Leslie are a happily married couple who want their friends to be as happy as they are. Meanwhile Brian, a TV sportscaster, has a volatile relationship with his wife, a salon owner named Michelle. Then there’s Janice, a therapist, married to Jordan, a lawyer, and they are trying desperately to keep some powerful secrets from the rest of the group.  

    According to EURWeb.com, Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart has already signed on as part of the cast, but it’s not clear which role she’ll be taking on. There’s no word yet on when the show, titled "For Better Or For Worse", will make it’s TV debut.

    This will be the third TBS series for Tyler. His latest movie, Madea’s Big Happy Family, just hit theaters on Friday, snagging #2 at the box office by pulling in $25,750,000 in ticket sales.



    Obamas celebrate Easter at historic church


    President Barack Obama and his family celebrated Easter Sunday with parishioners at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

    It was a symbolic choice since the church, founded in 1863, was organized by freed slaves, according to The Washington Post.

    Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia reportedly sat in a second-row pew, but didn’t offer any words to the congregation.

    However, the previous week during the National Prayer Breakfast, Barack said, “I pray that God will show me and all of us the limits of our understanding and open our ears and our hearts to our brothers and sisters with different points of view, that such reminders of our shared hopes and our shared dreams and our shared limitations as children of God will reveal a way forward that we can travel together.”

    Flavor Flav wants to save his name

    Flavor Flav has an image to live up to and is pulling his name from a recently established chicken restaurant.

    According to TMZ, Flav doesn’t want to be associated with the place after learning of mismanagement, including bounced payroll checks for employees.

    That wasn’t the only issue.

    “Let me be straight with you: I went up inside there on April 2 and I found potato salad that expired on February 28,” Flav told TMZ. “It’s when I realized I can’t do business with this man, and I really hope no one ate those potatoes.”



    Oprah says ‘no’ to soap fans

    Fans of “All My Children” and “General Hospital” seemed to be under the impression that Oprah Winfrey could do anything. When hearing that their precious soaps were being canceled, they campaigned to have the shows picked up by OWN.

    Unfortunately for them, Oprah broke the bad news to the fans that the soaps really weren’t worth saving. After all, TV is about business, and the daytime staples just aren’t pulling in the numbers they used to, Oprah explained.

    “I understand the sense of disappointment,” Oprah said. “I appreciate that you all think that I could save the soaps.”


    Watch the video.



    – Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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