Daily Buzz. 11.30.11


    Beyoncé upgrades her mom

    If you noticed that Tina Knowles has been looking especially snatched lately, thank Beyoncé, who helped her mom freshen up her face now that she’s single again.

    A source told Bossip.com that Bey thought her mom wasn’t feel as confident about her looks after splitting from Mathew Knowles, so she decided to help her out.

    “Beyoncé told her mom she knew she was feeling a little insecure about her looks and wanted to do something to make her mom feel better," the source said. "Tina agreed, but only to something subtle. She said she did not want to look stunned or have a frozen smile on her face like the Joker from Batman. Beyoncé looked into a Lifestyle Lift and they agreed on it.”

    A Lifestyle Lift is like a mini-face lift that takes less than an hour, and the results last for a few years.


    Patrice O’Neal dead at 41

    Comedian Patrice O’Neal has passed away.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, the stand-up comedian died due to complications from a stroke that he’d suffered back in October.

    During his career, Patrice has popped on everything from "Chappelle’s Show" and "Arrested Development" to "The Office" and "Late Night with Conan O’Brien."

    Most recently Patrice appeared on "Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen." According to TMZ.com, Comedy Central will be re-airing his stand-up special "Elephant In The Room" tonight at 8 p.m. and midnight.


    Justin Combs gets football scholarship

    Diddy’s son Justin Combs will be going to UCLA on a full-ride football scholarship. Scout.com reports that Justin accepted a very generous offer to hit the gridiron for the college.

    "I’m committed to UCLA,"Justin revealed to Scout.com. "I was silently committed to UCLA for a while, but now was the time."

    The 5’9", 175-pound corner back had also considered offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Virginia, Arizona State and Cincinnati. But when he visited UCLA’s campus, he said, "It was love at first sight."

    A rep at Justin’s high school, Iona Prep, feels that Justin earned his spot on the UCLA Bruins fair and square. "His work ethic is tremendous; he is not a great football player because of his dad, it’s because of all the work he puts into his game," said Darla James, the school’s assistant to the head coach.

    Diddy calls the news “one of the proudest moments” of his life in a statement. He added, “This is everything a father could want in his son, for him to excel at what he loves to do."


    Rocsi speaks on Webbie incident

    Rocsi is finally opening up about what happened between her and Webbie that got him banned from BET.

    The New Orleans rapper made a hasty retreat from "106 & Park" earlier this year after being accused of getting a little too familiar with Rocsi.

    "He disrespected me," Rocsi told Peter Bailey about the run-in where Webbie sexually harassed her. "The network would not allow anyone to disrespect their hosts in that manner I hope that he understands it. It was a very upsetting incident."

    As shaken up as she was, though, Rocsi said it was natural for her to defend herself in the situation.

    "I have thick skin, but you’re at your job and someone sexually harasses you in a manor that is very vulgar and disgusting," she said. "I have no shame of sticking up for myself and telling you that you’re improper right now."



    Kourtney Kardashian expecting baby No. 2

    There’s going to be a new addition to the Kardashian family very soon! Kourtney Kardashian revealed to Us Weekly that she’s pregnant again.

    "Scott and I are so excited to announce that we are expecting our second child and are thrilled to be expanding the love in our family," Kourtney announced.

    "Now I’m nine weeks along," she said. "You’re supposed to wait 12 weeks to tell people, but I feel confident."

    The baby will join big brother Mason, her son with long-time beau Scott Disick. Even though Kourtney hit Scott with the good news at 7 a.m. weeks ago, he wasn’t surprised. "It wasn’t like we weren’t trying," Scott admitted. "We kind of just said, ‘If it’s meant to be, it’ll be.’"

    The news couldn’t have come at a better time as E! Online has just launched Kourtney’s new mommy blog, which you can check out below.


    Kourtney kicked off her big with the second season of "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" debuted Sunday, pulling in 3.2 million viewers.


    Mary J. Blige sings ‘Mr. Wrong’


    Mary J. Blige stopped by “The View” to offer fans a taste of her newest album My Life II.

    Mary’s performance was what fans have come to love from her, with soulful, heartfelt vocals that seem to fall out of her like tears.

    Mary sang “Mr. Wrong” for “The View” audience. The song tells the tale of a woman torn between a good guy and a bad boy.

    Watch Mary perform below.


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