Daily Buzz 11.7.11

    First Look: The Marriage Counselor

    Lance Gross gave his followers a throwback look at The Marriage Counselor. The actor is currently shooting the Tyler Perry flick in Atlanta, and apparently some part of the plot involves Lance and Jurnee stepping back in the late ’80s or early ’90s.

    Check ‘em out!


    Phaedra Parks: Don’t believe your eyes

    Phaedra Parks wants people to keep one thing in mind while watching Bravo’s "The Real Housewives of Atlanta": Don’t buy into everything you see on screen.

    When Phaedra gets in front of the camera, she admitted that she’s a little more animated. That could lead to her appearing to be more of a character than she already is.

    “At the end of the day, when people watch the show, they realize it’s for entertainment,” She told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Once [filming] is on the editing table, it might look like something else. That’s part of reality TV. Everything on reality TV isn’t as real as you think it is. I try to live without regrets.”

    The way she carries herself on TV has also seen some practical benefits for her career in the courtroom.

    "The TV show hasn’t changed people’s thought about me," the lawyer said. "It makes me recognizable … [My law firm] gets all the referrals we need and more."


    Nicki Minaj, Willow Smith shoot ‘Fireball’

    While shooting the video for "Fireball," Nicki Minaj couldn’t resist the chance to snap a quick pic with the Smiths! Can you blame her?!

    Nicki, who was dressed in stuffed animals and a curly pink wig, seemed to fit right in with Willow, Jada, Will and Jaden in a pic she posted to Twitter. "I’m the newest member of the family! Lmaoooooo," she tweeted with the shot below.  "How cute are they barbz???? Willow goin ham in the video."



    Lil Kim opens salon in North Carolina

    Lil Kim and her cousin/business partner, Kartise Jones, have opened up a new salon in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    The rapper announced in August of 2010 that she’d be backing Kartise’s beauty shop, and the doors of Salon Se Swa are now open for business in Charlotte.
    According to AllHipHop.com, the 3,600 square-foot space is the fifth Salon Se Swa location in North Carolina that Kim owns.

    “This new location allows us to cater to a larger customer base and better serve the needs of not only Charlotte, but also its surrounding areas,” Katrise Jones told AllHipHop.com. “We are extremely excited about our upcoming Customer Appreciation Day. Our clientele is vital to the success of our blossoming business. They appreciate the high end services that we provide and we in turn appreciate the, returning for a few hours each week, as they get dolled up and pampered.”



    Wendy Williams goes in on NeNe Leakes

    Wendy Williams lit up the set of  "Watch What Happens Live" on Sunday! As always, she had quite a bit to say and the "Atlanta Housewives" were the topic du jour. After the live broadcast of "Watch What Happens Live," though, Wendy really went in on NeNe Leakes.

    "I feel sorry for people like NeNe because she’s a bully who’s not really a bully, who is standing truly alone," Wendy said. "She’s got nobody."

    The talk show diva also took a little time to answer some questions from the viewers.



    Watch the Safe House trailer

    Arguably, the only thing better than a Denzel Washington flick is a Denzel Washington flick in which he gets to kick some behind, a lá Book of Eli.

    In Safe House, the Oscar winner stars with Ryan Reynolds, who is tasked with transporting Denzel’s character from a safe house to a more secure location.

    It’s not as easy as it sounds. That’s where the action comes in.

    Take a look at the trailer below.





    Mashonda brushes off the haters

    Singer and reality star Mashonda took to Twitter recently to assure her fans that her book will happen, despite attempts to keep it from hitting shelves.


    Death of a Mermaid, which Mashonda considers a journey to which every woman can relate, is “a story about her childhood and womanhood,” according to her site.

    Although she’s busy writing, Mashonda finds time to hang out with her friends. Watch the video of her hanging out with “Basketball Wives” star Jennifer Williams below.



    Bill Cosby jokes around on “Letterman”

    Legendary comedian Bill Cosby stopped by the “Late Show With David Letterman” to share his thoughts on fried turkey.

    “I think that fried turkey originated in New Orleans because you people deep-fry everything,” he joked.

    Although he may have an idea where fried turkey comes from, Bill pondered the origin of turkey bacon.

    Watch the clip.


    Dennis Rodman talks Kardashians

    It seems everyone has an opinion about the short-lived marriage between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, and Dennis Rodman is no different.

    His own marriage with Carmen Electra only lasted nine days, so Dennis may have a better idea than most of what the couple is going through now.

    However, Dennis wasn’t exactly compassionate towards Kim and Kris.

    “You married a guy that pretty much no one knows about in the NBA. I don’t know if he had a big unit or if he’s just good in bed. I don’t get it,” he said before clarifying that he likes Kim.

    Dennis also talks about his marriage to Carmen. Watch.



    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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