Daily Buzz 7.11.11

    ‘Think Like A Man’ starts filming

    Shooting for Steve Harvey’s Think Like A Man has begun, and we’ve got a pic from the set!

    Kevin Hart tweeted a pic of himself, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut chilling on the set of the movie, which also stars Taraji P. Henson and Gabrielle Union.

    "Day 1 of shooting ‘Think Like A Man’…I know ya’ll saying that I make Morris Chestnut & Michael Ealy look bad!" Kevin tweeted before posting a shot, which you can check out below.


    Bow Wow excluded from birth certificate

    Just days after coming clean about his status as a new dad,  TMZ.com has revealed that Bow Wow’s name was not listed on baby Shai’s birth certificate.

    Reportedly, babymama video model Joie Chavis decided to leave Bow Wow’s name off of the birth certificate because he wasn’t in the delivery room. Joie supposedly had to undergo an emergency C-section on April 27, and she’s mad that the rapper didn’t show up until about six days after Shai’s birth to take mommy and baby home.

    Now that their tempers have calmed, Joie said she’s willing to fill in the blank on Shai’s birth certificate, which we’ve posted below.



    Hines Wards arrested for DUI

    Somehow, we don’t think Hines Ward is smiling right now.  According to TMZ.com, the "Dancing With The Stars" season 12 champ was arrested for driving under the influence.

    Reportedly DeKalb County police stopped Hines around 2:30 a.m. in Atlanta after his Aston Martin struck a curb. He was taken into custody after allegedly failing a sobriety test and refusing to blow into a breathalyzer. The Pittsburgh Steelers player was released after posting $1,000 bond.

    Hines’ manager, Andrew Ree, has since released a statement denying that Hines was drunk. "From our preliminary investigation we can tell you that we are confident that the facts will show that Hines was not impaired by alcohol while driving," Andrew told TMZ. "However, Hines is deeply saddened by this incident and apologizes to his fans and the Steelers organization for this distraction."


    Oprah to become a professor

    Now that Oprah Winfrey’s got a little free time on her hands, she wants to be a professor. PopEater.com reports that O will be teaching a class at her academy in South Africa this fall with a class called It’s Life 101.

    O sent an email to fans, announcing that the class would be offered to her high school seniors who are months away from entering the real world. Although Oprah is used to sharing useful information with grown folks, she’s excited about the new challenge of teaching a younger generation.

    "Should be fun since I love to teach. And they’re like sponges," Oprah wrote. "Like 12th graders everywhere, this first class is both anxious and excited about going to college. Most will be the first in their family. So it’s a very big deal for them, and they’re feeling the pressure."


    Aretha still considering Halle for biopic

    Despite reports to the contrary, Halle Berry might still be in the running to play The Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin told Macleans.ca that Halle’s among three stars being considered for the lead role in her forthcoming biopic.

    "Ms. Jennifer Hudson ad Fantasia are two of the people being considered, but Halle is back in the game!" Aretha revealed. The good news is coming from a pretty reliable a source, too.

    "I just saw [Halle] at the curtain of Oprah’s farewell event, and she let me know that she still wants to play the role and she didn’t know that she wasn’t expected to sing" Aretha said. "I told her, ‘No, we never expected you to sing, we already knew you weren’t a singer!’ However, I do think she could pull it off.”


    Rihanna’s performance is fire!

    When some artists boast that their performance was “fire,” they’re usually hyping things up, but Rihanna actually did end up with flames on the stage last Friday.

    While she was performing “California King Bed,” at a concert in Dallas, a fire caused sparks to fly onstage and smoke rose behind her.

    There were no injuries and the flames were quickly extinguished.

    Rihanna wasn’t too happy that her set was cut short, though.

    “I’m so pissed, I was havin so much fun wit yall too!!! I gotta come back man!!” she tweeted.


    Halle Berry stalked?

    Oscar winner Halle Berry called the police twice this weekend to report that someone was trespassing on her property.

    Indicating how famous Halle actually is, the authorities dispatched three cars and a helicopter to investigate and search the area around Halle’s home, TMZ reports.

    Halle called the police on Saturday and Sunday, but no one was apprehended; however, people inside the home reported seeing a man jump over Halle’s security wall and flee the scene on Saturday.





    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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