Daily Buzz 6.2.11

    Jennifer Hudson joins ‘Three Stooges’

    Jennifer Hudson’s joining a convent in her next movie role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, J.Hud has signed to play a nun in The Three Stooges.

    She’ll star alongside Will Sasso, Sean Hayes and Chris Diamontopoulos in the Farley Brothers comedy. Jen will be a nun at the orphanage where the Stooges grew up.

    This would be J.Hud’s first big comedic role, and we can’t wait to see how she does! In the meantime, we’re still waiting on Winnie to hit theaters.


    Toni Braxton to do ‘Playboy’

    In case you missed it, Toni Braxton is about to become a Playboy bunny.

    Toni’s been going back and forth about whether to pose for Playboy since at least January. She’s consulted with friends, family and even Wendy Williams on whether to work it for the cameras.

    Well, in this week’s episode of "Braxton Family Values," the singer announced her decision despite misgivings from her mother Evelyn, who thinks it could be a bad move for Toni’s love life. And you know Tamar had something to say about it, too.

    But Toni deflected the disagreement by stating, “I’m Toni Braxton, b!%ch. I don’t care what other people think. It’s about what I think about myself.”



    Cassie compares her sound to Aaliyah

    Cassie is the latest singer to take aim at becoming to the next Aaliyah. Cassie’s working on her new album, titled Electro Love, and she said it’s going to be hot!

    "It’s a cool blend of pop, hip-hop and ska. It’s urban Gwen Stefani meets Aaliyah," Cassie told Nylon. "I hate referencing people but if you had to compare, that’s it."

    Whether that comparison is accurate remains to be seen (or heard, rather), but her favorite track from the upcoming album is "Lonely Disco Ball."

    "[It’s] about the end of the night when the party is done and everybody has left," Cassie explained.


    Cali Swag District will not replace M-Bone

    M-Bone’s death has left an open seat in Cali Swag District, which the group does not intend to fill.

    "We won’t be replacing M-Bone. Nobody will ever be able to say, ‘I’m the new fourth,’ and ‘I filled in because of this.’" C-Smoove told MTV News in a recent interview.

    CSD has been mourning the loss ever since M-Bone was killed in a drive-by shooting on May 15. The group has pledged to carry on his memory through its music, and the surviving members released a tribute track for M-Bone, titled "How to Do That," before he was laid to rest on May 27.

    "We’re just focused on staying positive and doing what we were doing prior to this incident," C-Smoove said. "Basically, make M-Bone’s legacy and his name live on through us forever, as long as we do it. We don’t feel like this is a time for us to stop; we feel like this is a time for us to go harder."

    No arrests have been made in M-Bone’s murder at this time, but police are still investigating the matter. Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to call 310-412-5246. Those wishing to give an anonymous tip can call 888-41-CRIME.




    Here comes the bride

    By now, Niecy Nash fans are aware that they’ll be able to tune in to see “Niecy Nash’s Wedding Bash” this weekend on TLC.

    The newlywed married Jay Tucker this past weekend in a star-studded Malibu ceremony.

    It probably looked very well-organized to those present, but the two-hour special shows that putting it together wasn’t a piece of wedding cake.

    Niecy has to deal with different personalities, financial issues and all of the details to turn her wedding day into a magical moment in time.

    Watch the preview.



    Get love advice from Ice 

    He’s successful in his own right and happily married, so why not take advice from rapper Ice-T?

    The old-school artist offered up some tips for men in a recent promo for his upcoming show, “Ice Loves CoCo.” It sounds like a beverage campaign, but we promise it’s a reality show.

    Check out the clip.



    Halle Berry back on TV?

    The Oscar winner is best known for her movie roles in everything from Boomerang to Monster’s Ball, but it looks like Halle Berry may be returning to TV.

    The show titled “Higher Learning,” would possibly air on a premium network, like HBO. So, fans would still have to pay to see Halle in action.

    Halle would play a college professor, according to Deadline.com.

    Halle’s not new to TV. She co-starred in the sitcom “Living Dolls” in 1989 and appeared on “Amen” and “A Different World” before moving on to movies.







    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott



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