Daily Buzz 12.1.11

    Shaq goes for a ride

    Hoopz proved that she’s a strong woman during a recent appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

    Shaq had stopped by the show last night to promote his new book, Shaq Uncut: My Story. While the former NBA star was chatting it up with the host, he let it slip that his main girl Hoopz can actually give him a piggyback ride.

    To prove it, Jimmy brought Hoopz out on stage to perform the stunt and she did it in heels!



    Tyrese rushed to the hospital

    Tyrese had a bad day yesterday. The Open Invitation singer told fans he was feeling a bit under the weather.

    "I don’t feel good at all .. Doctors orders I can’t travel or leave my house .. Too much work has caught up with me," he tweeted. Hours later he followed up on his status, requesting, "ER…Pray for me."

    There had been reports that Tyrese was actually suffering from food poisoning after eating some bad seafood, but he cleared that up.

    "I’m not food poisoned and there is no virus I’m just exhausted .. 2 years non stop of work took its toll .. 2 movies, book, album is a lot!" he explained.


    Rihanna tries blond

    Rihanna is so over red, and she’s bored with a being a brunette!

    That’s why the singer switched up her look a little while shooting "You Da One," opting for a blond bob topped off with a white bowler.

    Check it out!




    The Game returns Jan. 10

    It’s almost game time—literally. BET’s hit sitcom “The Game” returns Tuesday, January 10 at 10 p.m. EST.

    Season 5 promises to be star-studded with guest appearances by Brandy, DeRay Davis, NeNe Leakes and more, but the drama between the show’s regular cast is what will likely have fans tuning in each week.

    Take a look at the sexy promo for the new season.


    Common plays favorites

    Rapper Common, who hit the stage on last night’s Grammy nomination special, explained to “Access Hollywood” how special the performance was.

    “It was really that spirit of hip-hop, like you do what comes naturally,” he said about the performance with Melle Mel and LL Cool J.

    As far as the nominees go, Common admitted he has some favorites.

    “Kanye West is definitely one of my favorites; not only is he my Chicagoan brother, but he did an incredible album,” he said, also naming Adele and J.Cole among his top picks.

    Watch more of the interview below.



    Oprah to launch new show

    It hasn’t even been a year since Oprah Winfrey said good-bye to her long-running talk show, but she’s already planning a return.

    The media maven recently announced that “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will premiere January 1, 2012.

    “After 25 years, I got myself out of the studio chair. I moved into the next chapter, and I am having more fun than ever—moving around the country and world talking to people I’m really interested in getting to know and I think viewers will be, too,” she said in a statement.

    Like her talk show, Oprah will be interviewing some of the biggest celebrities of the past and present. The premiere episode will feature Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.

    However, instead of sitting in her Chicago studio, Oprah will be out-and-about for the “riveting, enlightening, in-depth conversations,” read the release.



    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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