Daily Buzz 5.18.11


    VH1 teases "Basketball Wives 3"

    VH1 is warming up for the third season of "Basketball Wives" with an extended trailer for the show. This season finds the ladies back in Miami where tempers are set to boil over after the last cycle’s beefs were left unresolved.

    Expect to see a lot of legal action this season as Jennifer Williams files for divorce from her estranged hubby Eric Willams. Also, Tami Roman may file suit against Evelyn Lozada.

    An unexpected familiar face (hint: it ain’t Gloria Govan) returns to the show as Shaunie O’Neal welcomes newcomer Meeka Claxton to the team. And what would "Basketball Wives" be without a few cat fights? We never thought we’d see Royce Reed come out swinging!



    See Tamera Mowry’s wedding gown

    Tamera Mowry wed her long-time beau Adam Housley on Sunday in Napa Valley, and everyone wants a peek at what the bride wore. Lucky for you, Tamera tweeted a peek at her bridal attire.

    The 32-year-old actress donned a Carolina Herrera gown for the ceremony, which you can check out below. She can’t reveal too much more as the wedding may be the focus of a magazine spread.

    Tamera also tweeted a pic of some after-party decorations that feature her Herve Leger dress from the soiree.


    Kelsey Grammer wants his kids

    "Girlfriends" producer Kelsey Grammer is requesting full custody of his children.

    People.com reports that the actor has filed court papers requesting sole custody of his children in Los Angeles Superior Court. Mason and Jude are his daughter and son with ex-wife Camille Grammer, who stars in Bravo’s "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

    According to court documents, the kids would be allowed spend half of the summer and winter school breaks with Camille. Kelsey, who remarried two weeks after his divorce from Camille was finalized, would like for the new arrangement to begin on July 2.

    Kelsey’s camp has declined to comment on the situation stating, "Any statement would be inappropriate. The filing speaks for itself."


    ‘Single Ladies’ stars offer dating advice

    No one wants to spend their summers alone, and if you’re still having trouble pinning down a man, the cast of VH1’s Single Ladies has a few words of wisdom for you.

    Stacey Dash advised that constant texts messages are not the move. See how she prefers to get to know a man when you watch the video below.


    Big Boi launches label for little ones

    Happy Birthday! Here’s a record label!

    Big Boi is getting into the business of cultivating the next generation’s big stars. The  Outkast rapper has announced that he’s launching a new label, Purple Ribbon Kidz.

    With this new venture, Big Boi will be passing the torch as the label is actually a gift to his daughter as birthday gift. Purple Ribbon Kidz already has an artist, too.

    Thirteen-year-old YouTube star Gabbie Rae has been signed to the fledgling label. 


    Kandi enjoys ‘ridickulous’ birthday bash


    Kandi Burruss celebrated her 35th birthday with the ATL upper crust on Tuesday night.

    Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, Toya Carter, Phaedra Parks and hairstylist Derek J were among the reality stars present for the event.

    According to tweets by the celebrities during the party, entertainment attorney Phaedra Parks provided the male stripper for the night. Those who tuned in for season 3 of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" might remember Mr. "Redickulous." His claim to fame is that he can perform-ahem-acts on himself that men usually ask others to handle.

    Kandi wasn’t specific about all that went down, but she did allude to the rumor and tweet, “it’s true.”

    “Ok everybody has to hire @redickulous11 at least once! The things this man can do is ridiculous!” she wrote.


    Jamie Foxx returns to the Apollo


    Jamie Foxx has signed on to produce a new version of “Showtime at the Apollo” that will air on BET.

    Ironically, comedian, actor and singer Jamie Foxx was a victim of the harsh Apollo crowd years ago when he was booed off the stage during an amateur night. Now, he’s come full circle.

    Jamie will be working with Don Weiner, who served as executive producer for the original show that ended its 21-year run in 2008, Deadline.com reports.

    There’s been no announcement about who might host the newest reincarnation of the show. Sinbad, Whoopi Goldberg, Mo’Nique, Steve Harvey and Christopher “Kid” Reid are all past hosts.



    — Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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