Daily Buzz 9.8.11

    Kelly Rowland reveals struggle with complexion

     

    As beautiful as Kelly Rowland is, she’s revealing that she didn’t always love the skin she’s in.


     
    The "Motivation" singer revealed to Runway magazine that one point, she wanted lighter skin.

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    There’s so much peer pressure growing up, I had an identity crisis," Kelly admitted. "I went to a predominantly White school and I was the only Black girl. I can remember thinking, ‘I don’t want to be as dark as I am. I want to be a little fairer.’ I didn’t want to be me."


     
    It was Beyoncé’s mom Tina Knowles that got Kelly to finally recognize her beauty.


     
    "Tina sat me in front of the mirror and said, ‘Girl, look at how pretty you are,’" Kelly shared. "She made me feel comfortable in my own skin."
     

     

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    Vivica Fox to judge Miss Universe
     

    Vivica A. Fox will be among the bevy of beauties at this year’s Miss Universe Pageant.


     
    According to TVGuide.com, she’ll be sitting on the judges’ panel picking which woman is the world’s most fabulous. She’ll share judging duties with Adrienne Maloof of Bravo’s "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."
     
    

Find out who Vivica and the judges crown queen when the Miss Universe Pageant airs live Monday at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.


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    Brandy talks reinvention
     

    

Brandy dropped by "Access Hollywood Live" to discuss her new album.


     
    The singer told the hosts that she’ll be sticking to the popular subjects, but that her sound this time will have a new edge.


     
    "Of course it’s going to be about love and my experiences and what I’ve seen other people go through," Brandy explained. "It’s just reinventing myself and rediscovering a new sound. I just really look forward to challenging myself and doing what I love to do." 

     

     

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    ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ tops DVD sales
     

    Tyler Perry has reclaimed the top slot among home video sales. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Madea’s Big Happy Family debuted at #1 on Nielsen VideoScan First Alert for its DVD released, unseating the animated comedy Rio.

     
    It didn’t too bad on the rental chart, either, where it claimed second place. Madea’s Big Happy Family clocked in at #3 on the Blu-Ray disc sales chart. 



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    Wanda Sykes boos ‘The Help’

    The Help might be critically acclaimed, but Wanda Sykes wasn’t feeling the film.

    "It stunk. I didn’t like it," she told Jay Leno candidly. "For one thing it was way too happy for 1960s Mississippi. I’m sorry! That was just a bit too bright and happy for me."

    While Wanda didn’t like the role that Cicely Tyson played, she jokingly said the big problem is that The Help gave her a complex about cooking for her kids. She said, "I saw that movie and now I have a really hard time frying chicken for my White babies. I do!"
     

     

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    Attend Sherri Shepherd’s wedding … sort of
     

    Most Sherri Shepherd fans weren’t able to attend her Chicago wedding, but they can go behind-the-scenes Tuesday on the Style network.


     
    The one-hour special airs at 9 p.m. EST following “Tia & Tamera” and viewers will get to see Sherri and her bridesmaids perform the wedding reception dance she worked long and hard on.

 Sherri, who just returned for a new season of “The View,” has already started promoting the wedding show.
    


    “Sal & I did the wedding special b/c we both love love to laugh and wanted to show the fun side of getting married… NO drama just fun,” Sherri tweeted Tuesday.
     
    

Watch a peek here.

     

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    VH1’s ‘Tough Love’ returns

    For all those women who are desperately searching for Mr. Right and have started to think, "Hey, maybe it is me," matchmaker Steve Ward is back for a new season of “Tough Love,” starting October 2.

    The eight eligible bachelorettes will follow the previous format, living in a house together while Steve tries to figure out if they have issues while simultaneously setting them up on dates.

    Meet the new cast here.

    Steve and his matchmaking mother will also be featured in their own one-hour docu-special. It follows the mother-son team as the two open up a business in Philadelphia.

    “Tough Love: The Wards Get Real” airs October 9.

     

     

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    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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