‘X-Men’ tops weekend box office
Stan Lee once again dominated in theaters this weekend with his extraordinary mutants.
Returns posted to BoxOfficeMojo.com show that X-Men: First Class topped the box office with an even $56 million. The Hangover Part II came in second with $32.4 million, followed by Kung Fu Panda, which raked in $24.3 million this weekend.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Bridesmaids rounded out the list of top 5 movies.
Faith Evans still working with hubby
Faith Evans and Todd Russaw might be getting a divorce, but that doesn’t mean they can’t work together.
TMZ.com reports that Todd will continue to manage Faith’s career, despite their marital split.
"Todd is going to be my manager still. I have a lot of personal things going on right now," Faith told TMZ. "My main focus is [my daughter] Chyna graduating from high school next week."
Faith is also on the road performing. Check her out during a recent performance at Washington, D.C. nightclub The Park at Fourteenth.
LaLa Vasquez hosting Kim K’s bachelorette bash
LaLa Vasquez is helping her BFF Kim Kardashian spend one last night as single lady before welcoming her to ranks of married women.
A source told the New York Daily News that LaLa will host Kim’s bachelorette party at a yet-to-be-determined location.
For LaLa, this would simply be returning to the favor, since Kim, who’s aiming for a summer wedding, hosted LaLa’s bachelorette party in Las Vegas in May 2010 before she wed Carmelo Anthony.
Shaunie congratulates Shaq on retirement
Shaunie O’Neal is proud of her ex-hubby Shaquille O’Neal. When he announced last week that he was hanging up his jersey, Shaunie was among the first to publicly congratulate the big guy.
"@SHAQ Top Draft Pick, Rookie of the Year, Season MVP, 4 Rings, 3xFinals MVP, More Importantly MostValuableDad! Congratulations!" she tweeted Wednesday.
Raheem gets his own radio show
Raheem DeVaughn is gearing up to get on the mic for his very own online radio show. The singer announced this morning that he’ll be teaming up with BLIS FM to bring you the "The Raheem DeVaugn Internet Radio Show," starting June 19.
“I am so excited about this Internet radio show opportunity. I have always enjoyed performing and hosting events, but I also have always had a secret passion for radio," Raheem said in a statement, urging prospective listeners to tune in. "This will allow my fans to have a personal interaction with me, and see me in a different light. They will see my sense of humor and get a glimpse into some of my favorite things.”
The series, airing Sunday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on www.blis.fm/raheem, will feature a mix of music and discussion. He’ll be covering a range of lifestyle topics such as politics, technology and fashion, and you should definitely expect a celebrity guest or two to pop in from time to time.
Was Mike Tyson just scared?
Mike Tyson revealed that the aggressiveness he often displayed in the ring was a result of fear and insecurity.
"It was really nothing but fear of being embarrassed and being beaten or being knocked out. That’s how I deal with my pain,” he said in a recent interview.
“My self-esteem was so low, I was looking for some glory,” he added, explaining why he ended up in the boxing business.
Mike also talks about his five-year phase of abstinence and getting knocked out in the ring.
“You don’t feel it … you have a big headache when you wake up,” he said.
Watch the interview below.
Kimberley Locke as TV host?
For former “American Idol” contestant Kimberley Locke, a singing career was just one of her dreams. Now she’s on to the next goal of becoming a talk-show host.
“My long-term goal was to actually host a television show. The past two years I have taken meeting after meeting after meeting, making the rounds to be seen in front of people who could make that happen,” she told CYinterview.com.
Kimberley, who said she’s been working on this project for nearly 10 years, reports that she recently received a call from ABC about possibly launching a talk show for her.
“It’s been a slow build for me, but it’s been the perfect pace,” she said.
Your blues ain’t like mine
Wanda Sykes thinks it’s harder being gay than being Black. The comedian recently sat down with Piers Morgan to offer her unique perspective as a triple minority: female, lesbian and Black.
“I’m not talking about the history of Black people … I’m talking about at this point right now,” Wanda clarified. “I don’t know of organizations and groups, like Focus on the Family and such anti-gay organizations, that are putting so much money—millions of millions of dollars—into stopping me from being Black,” she said.
She also talked about the best and worst thing about her coming out.
— Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott