Daily Buzz 6.17.11

    Dave Chappelle denies comeback rumors

    Dave Chappelle has no plans to tape another series. A source supposedly told The Daily earlier this week that Dave would be putting together a web series for a subscription service like Netflix or Crackle.

    The comedian’s rep, Carla Sims, shot down those rumors by telling Entertainment Weekly that it was "absolutely untrue."

    Fans have been dying for Dave to return to the airwaves ever since his hit Comedy Central series, "The Chappelle Show," wrapped in 2005.


    OMG Girlz under new management

    Tameka "Tiny" Cottle has handed over control of the OMG Girlz’s career.

    S2S has learned that Jermaine Dupri’s father, Michael Malden, is now managing the girl group. Michael produces the Scream tour.

    Tiny’s daughter, Zonnique, is part of the trio.



    Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé team up again

    They may not be sharing a stage, but Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé will be working together once again.

    According to Singersroom.net, Bey will help Kelly scout talent on the UK version of "The X Factor." Reportedly, Kelly will have the "Single Ladies" singer join her and the other judges as they decide which artists will advance to the next stage of the competition.


    Chris Bosh sued over ‘Basketball Wives’ block

    Chris Bosh just can’t win this week. TMZ.com reports that the NBA player has been sued by his baby mama, Allison Mathis, for blocking her from appearing on "Basketball Wives" after she signed on to become part of the cast.

    Allison filed suit in Orlando earlier this week.  According to court documents, she inked a deal with show producers that would have earned her $250,000 over four seasons.

    She claims that Chris lied to producers and told them that Allison wasn’t allowed to appear on camera because of several court orders. Producers cut Allison, who had already taped two episodes at that point, after Chris threatened to sue.

    A copy of Allison’s contract shows that she would have earned $2,500 for her first five episodes of "Basketball Wives." Her pay would have doubled to $5,000 for every episode after that.


    Maxwell tells his story

    Singer Maxwell will be featured on VH1’s “Storytellers” tonight at 11 p.m.

    The Grammy winner will be performing 12 songs, including “Pretty Wings,” “Get to Know You” and  “Fistful of Tears,” a song he said singer Anthony Hamilton wanted him to explain.

    “I’m in the studio and Anthony Hamilton…comes in, and he’s like, ‘What is that song about?’” Maxwell recounted. “Most of what I do is usually a combination of like whatever I’m going through, whatever I see out in the world and whatever I want you to make it. It’s usually a three-pronged experience.”

    “‘Fistful of Tears’ was inspired by war. I hate that we’re fighting. I can’t wait for the troops to come back.”

    Watch Maxwell sing “Fistful of Tears.”



    Chaka Khan is still every woman

    Chaka Khan chatted with the ladies of “The View” on Thursday. The “Through the Fire” singer performed for the audience and co-hosts, who danced offstage as she sang.

    Chaka discussed new music, which she says is coming soon. She’s been busy in the studio collaborating with legends Snoop Dogg and Steven Tyler among others.

    Watch her perform “I’m Every Woman.”

    Don Lemon talks secrets

    CNN anchor Don Lemon, who recently shared with the world that he is gay, visited "The Gayle King Show" and discussed the difference between privacy and secrecy.

    “Secrets are things that people can hold over you or something that you think if you share with the world it’s going to make the world think less of you or is going to hurt you,” he explained.

    Don, who previously disclosed that he was sexually abused as a child, knows a lot about keeping his private life private, but he reveals a lot about himself in his new book, Transparent.
    Watch the video.




    — Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott





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