Daily Buzz 9.7.11

    Sheryl Underwood debuts on ‘The Talk’

    Holly Robinson Peete’s out, and Sheryl Underwood is in on "The Talk."

    The comedian made her debut on the day-time chat show yesterday, and she wasted no time jumping into the conversation while injecting some humor into an otherwise somber discussion.

    Check her out in the video below!



    Angie Stone his the road with Raheem DeVaughn

    Angie Stone announced that she’s taking her show on the road and she’s bringing Raheem DeVaughn with her!

    The pair are teaming up for the Black is Beautiful tour, which kicks off September 23 in Atlanta.

    A portion of the proceeds will go to support Project Success an initiative by 100 Black Men of Atlanta. For a full list of dates and ticket information visit Ticketmaster.com.




    Who is Mos Def?

    Starting in 2012, Mos Def will go by the name Yasiin.

    “I’m retiring the Mos Def name after 2011,” he told MTV.

    “Mos Def is the name that I built and cultivated over the years. It’s the name that the streets taught me … a figure of speech that was given to me by the culture and by my environment, and I feel I’ve done quite a bit with that name, and it’s time to expand and move on,” he said.

    That’s not the only reason. Find out why else Mos is changing his name. Watch.

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    Hill Harper speaks on Obama

    “I think he’s doing very well,” Hill said, summing it all up.

    “I’ve known him for more than 20 years now,” he said. “He’s someone who gets up every day thinking about what’s best for our country … and I think he’s on the right track."

    Hill talks about Obama’s 50th birthday party. Watch more.


    Chris Rock named in lawsuit

    Comedian Chris Rock is up against a hard place now that he’s been named in a lawsuit over the 2010 film Death at a Funeral.

    Chris, Sony Pictures Entertainment and others are being sued for breach of contract and fraud. Plaintiff Pamella Lawrence alleges that the movie was a rip-off of a book she wrote that encompasses the central theme of the movie.

    “My message is that Sony is going to be held accountable for their actions,” Pamella told RadarOnline.com.

    She is hoping to be awarded $100 million.

    “I’m hoping the jury will send a loud message. … Sony ought to be ashamed not being held accountable for their actions,” she said.






    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott




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