Daily Buzz 1.13.12

    Toni Braxton hospitalized

    Toni Braxton confirmed reports that she had to be rushed to the hospital.

    "Hey guys! I’m sure you’ve heard rumors about me being in the hospital, they are in fact true. I’ve been here since Monday but I am fine!" she tweeted.

    Before fans could get into a frenzy of speculation over what may have landed the singer in the sick ward, she let them know.

    "Just a lupus flare up, but I promise you all I am ok! Love you all! Thanks so much for all of your support! Xoxoxoxoxo :)"


    Egypt Sherrod welcomes daughter

    Beyoncé wasn’t the only one who’s popped out a baby in the last week. Radio personality Egypt Sherrod has announced the arrival of her daughter, Kendall Rae Jackson.

    According to Egypt’s website, baby Kendall was born January 12 at 10:46, weighing in at 6 lbs, 9 oz.

    “She is beyond beautiful, and the most perfect thing I’ve ever laid eyes on," Egypt said in a statement. "I never knew a love like this could exist. My husband (Mike) and I are so grateful to God for bringing her into our lives."


    Amber Rose breaks down

    All the haters are a little too much for Amber Rose to handle. The model, who is currently dating Wiz Khalifa, broke down in tears on "Rap Fix Live" yesterday while discussing how far her love life has come.

    "Wiz knows that I’ve never loved a man the way I love him," Amber told host Sway. "He knows that, he’s very secure with that. He knows that know matter what I would never go back to that."

    The "that" Amber was referring to is ex-boyfriend Kanye West, who has taken his share of shots at the model since their breakup. Despite a few recent comments about Kim Kardashian, Amber has been relatively quiet about the aftermath of their relationship by comparison.

    "No one knows what I’ve been through. The things that I’ve had to deal with when Kanye made his album," Amber said. "And he talked reckless about me on his album. And then I have people throwing things at me in the street because they’re fans of Kanye’s."


    The Help sweeps Critics Choice Awards

    The Help, starring Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, cleaned up nicely at the Critic’s Choice Awards.

    Viola won for Best Actress, while Octavia took home the prize for Best Supporting Actress. Apparently, that wasn’t enough love for the film as The Help also won the award for Best Ensemble.

    Viola gave a very touching acceptance speech where she honored the woman she was portraying in the film.

    “The two most important days in a person’s life are the day you were born and the day you discover why you were born,” she said. “I considered it my honor to pay homage to these women at this time period who were not allowed to dream and not allowed to find their purpose but thank God, praise God they gave birth to me and my mother.”




    Joyful Noise is about more than music

    Joyful Noise might sound a bit like a reincarnation of Sister Act with a downtrodden choir entering a singing competition, but it’s more than just that.

    “It’s about a small town that’s suffering from the economy. It’s about people running out of money, and we’ve had the choir that we’ve been competing for years, and now we can’t afford to do it,” explained Dolly on "Today." Dolly’s character assumes she’s taking over the choir, but ends up disappointed.

    Dolly co-stars with Queen Latifah, who is her nemesis in the film.

    “We wind up being competitive because I get the job that she probably could have gotten … It definitely creates some tension,” Latifah said.

    The actors said the movie is also about parents letting go, teens spreading their wings, military families and more.

    “it’s a very positive movie,a dn the music is really so uplifting. This is really that movie that you’ll walk out feeling so good,” Latifah said.

    See more of the “Today” interview now.



    Will Michelle Obama attend the BET Honors?

    Guests at the fourth annual BET Honors event, taping Saturday in Washington, D.C., might have more of a treat than usual in store.

    BET and the White House have announced that Michelle Obama will be participating in this year’s events, which is paying homage to Stevie Wonder, Spike Lee, Mariah Carey, Beverly Kearney, Maya Angelou and the Tuskegee Airmen.

    “The First Lady Of The United States Michelle Obama is scheduled to participate in the BET HONORS 2012, a highly anticipated show celebrating the outstanding achievements of extraordinary legends in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education,” read a press release from the network.

    It’s not clear yet whether Michelle will actually grace the stage, sit in the audience or be sending a message via satellite.


    Evelyn Lozada describes Chad Ochocinco’s proposal

    There was no long walk on the beach or carriage ride through the park when NFL’s Chad Ochocinco popped the question to “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada.

    “I’m not gonna lie. It wasn’t that damn romantic. The guy came. We picked it out. He had his little earphones on, and he started playing ‘Call to Duty,’" Evelyn told Power106 FM DJs.

    Watch more of the interview below.


    Omarosa trying to change her image?

    Reality star Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth said she’s not the same person TV viewers first met on “Celebrity Apprentice” almost 10 years ago.

    “On the first season of ‘The Apprentice,’ I really wanted to win. Ten years later, I don’t know if I’d be that aggressive,” she told “Access Hollywood.”

    Omarosa also talks about her breast implants! Watch it below.


    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott



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