Daily Buzz 11.29.11

    Lauren London denies baby rumors

    Lauren London is bashing rumors that she’s set to have a baby with The Dream.

    Buzz about the producer and the actress, who already has a child with Lil Wayne, began circulating after a fake Fox News Twitter account posted the unconfirmed information.

    Before the gossip spread too far Lauren tweeted, "Morning Rumors. Blah blah blah. No I’m not pregnant nor do I even know the Dream like that. Now back to real life. God Bless."

    If the rumor was true it would make for quite a confusing family tree. Lil Wayne also has a child with Nivea, who was once married to The Dream and has children with him as well.


    Pooch Hall reveals jail time

    Looking at Pooch Hall you wouldn’t take him for a bad boy but Pooch admitted that his past isn’t as squeaky clean as his current public image.

     In the December issue of Sister 2 Sister, "The Game" star told us how he was put behind bars at the age of 15 after getting into a fight, "I got in some trouble and I had the right to my life taken away for five and a half months." 

    During that time he re-evaluated the decisions he made that lead to his arrest, "After seeing my mom crying and seeing what I saw as a 15 year old I was like, ‘This isn’t me,’ " Pooch said. "So I used that, I kept that as a constant reminder of what not to do."

    Find out what other lessons he learned when you pick up the December 2011 issue of Sister 2 Sister on stands now!


    Jackée Harry books GMC gig

    Jackée Harry is set to bring a popular story back to GMC. The network has announced that it will be airing a four-part miniseries titled, "She Is Still Not Our Sister" to premier Saturday, December 10 at 7pm and 8pm ET.

    The series serves as the follow up to the gospel play of the same title which received rave reviews over the summer.

    "She Is Still Not Our Sister" follows the Walker sisters as they deal with the challenges of newfound wealth inherited when their father passed.

    Kellita Smith, Drew Sidora, Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes and Trin-i-tee 5:7 are set to star alongside Jackée in the series.



    Share your love story

    Where’s the love? That’s exactly what the Gil Robertson is hoping you can help him figure out. Gil is calling on you to share your love story in his upcoming book, Where Did Our Love Go?: Personal Essays on Love & Relationships in the African American Community.

    Where Did Our Love Go? will focus on the state of Black love in America today, and it will be comprised of 40 different essays on the topic. There will be a little something for everyone as the anthology will be divided up into three different sections: single, married, divorced.

    For more information on how to submit your essay, visit WhereDidRLoveGo.com. Find out what everyone had to say when the book hits shelves some time next year.



    AAFCA honors big screen legends

    The African-American Film Critics Association is set to honor two Black Hollywood institutions.

    The AAFC has announced that it will pay tribute to legendary actors Richard Rountree and Hattie Winston the 2011 Legacy Award.

    Richard, star of Shaft and Roots, will receive the 2011 Legacy Award, while Hattie is getting the 2011 Horizon award.

    Filmmaker George Lucas will also be getting the 2011 Cinema Vanguard Award. The trio will accept their honors at the 2011 AAFCA Awards on January 8, 2012, in California.


    Tyler Perry is Alex Cross

    Tyler Perry is stepping out of his comfort zone to take on the title role of the new movie I, Alex Cross.

    “Turning 40 I wanted to challenge myself … I’m pushing myself in a different direction, facing all my fears. It’s scary, but it’s also very enlightening and enriching,” Tyler told to Entertainment Tonight.

    Tyler also explains why he’s not talking to former Alex Cross portrayer Morgan Freeman. Watch below.


    Mariah offers motherhood tips

    New mom Mariah Carey has already learned some lessons to pass on about raising infants.

    “Be prepared and be strong physically for when you are going to carry ‘dem babies,’ ’cause that is not an easy road,” she told Gayle King.

    Mariah is preparing for her first holiday season with her 8-month old twins, Morrocan and Monroe, but she’s already received what she wanted most this year.

    “It’s the most incredible gift ever,” she said.

    Get more tips from Mariah below.




    Magic Johnson talks HIV

    Twenty years after the NBA star was told he had HIV, he explains how he’s been able to survive.

    “I’ve been blessed. God’s blessed me. The medicine’s done its part,” he told CNN.

    “I’ve done everything I was supposed to do to be here 20 years later, and I think early detection saved my life as well,” he said.

    Magic also spoke about the advancements made in HIV treatment since his diagnosis but the ex-baller maintains one’s mentality also has a lot to do with it.

    “I really believe it’s your frame of mind; how you deal with it, how you accept it and how you have to live with HIV. A lot of people don’t accept it and they don’t do well,” he said.

    Watch more of Magic’s interview below.





    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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