Daily Buzz 1.4.12

    Chris Brown not talking to media

    Chris Brown has decided to give the media the silent treatment. His manager, Tina Davis, told Billboard magazine that Chris will not being doing any interviews this year.

    Instead, Chris will use the time he would have spent in sitdown interviews working on his craft. Tina said that he will "concentrate on performing and recording."

    "We’re not trying to be rude, selfish or disrespectful to anyone in anyway. If people are going to judge anything, judge him for his talent," Tina said of Chris’ decision.

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    Simmons sisters owe IRS big time

    Angela and Vanessa Simmons might want to spend a little extra time pushing their Pastry.

    According to the Detroit News, Angela and Vanessa owe the IRS and the state of California nearly half a million dollars. Between the two of them, the government has filed a total of seven tax liens against the sisters.

    Angela has four liens totaling $225,910, while and Vanessa has three liens that add up to $224,568.
     

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    Arsenio Hall, Aubrey O’Day join ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

    Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day, Arsenio Hall and “Real Housewives of New Jersey” spitfire Teresa Guidice are among the contestants competing on the new season of “Celebrity Apprentice."

    The upcoming season of the hit reality show, premiering next month, welcomes 18 new celebs who all want to avoid hearing the words “you’re fired” and win $250,000 for the charity of their choice.

    Former late-night talk-show host Arsenio Hall, who’s rocking a baldhead in promo stills, is the only African-American competitor this season.

    It’s unclear whether that has anything to do with the volatile blowups between NeNe Leakes, Star Jones, LaToya Jackson and Dionne Warwick last season.

     

    Check out the entire cast below.

     

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    LaLa Anthony branches out

    VJ-turned-reality star LaLa Anthony is adding another title to her credits, the NBA wife and mother is launching a makeup line, which she alluded to via Twitter.

    According to the Insider.com, LaLa is partnering with Motives makeup to bring the line, which will include lip-gloss, eyeliner and eye shadow, to consumers.

    LaLa posted a photo of cosmetics items (pictured below) with the caption: “Sneak peek —-> Guess what I’m busy working on!!!”
     

     

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    Etta James off respirator

    “At Last” singer Etta James, who was recently reported as terminally ill, is showing some improvement and has been taken off of respiratory assistance, the AFP reports.

    “Ms. James has been taken off the respirator and is now breathing on her own. Her blood pressure is normal… We are all happy with this news,” said her agent, Lupe de Leon.

    According to Lupe, Etta may be home as early as next week.

    The legendary jazz artist, 73, has been suffering from a variety of ailments in recent months, including leukemia and dementia.

     

    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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