Daily Buzz 2.1.12

    Ted Turner dated Marlo Hampton?

    Who knew the founder of CNN was down with the swirl?! Marlo Hampton admits that her lifestyle is funded by dating well, but there’s now word that Ted Turner is one of her former Big Papas.

    “Ted Turner was Marlo’s sugar daddy. My understanding is that Marlo is one of the reasons why Jane Fonda divorced Ted Turner," a source told Diary of a Hollywood Street King.

    The media mogul wasn’t just handing over cash and gifts, he was helping to her to generate her own income by backing a shop of hers.

    "Ted Turner is the ‘sponsor’ who financed the The Red Carpet Boutique Marlo had at the Perimeter mall in ATL," the tipster added. "Marlo knows how to get money, she’s a true hustler.”

    Marlo has yet to comment on the rumors.


    Yolanda Adams slows down for new video

    Yolanda Adams is carving some time out of her very busy schedule to just reflect on her blessings.

    The gospel singer has just dropped her new video for "Be Still" where her day is packed with duties for her morning radio show, prepping a fashion show and being a mom.  But she doesn’t let herself get too busy for God.



    ‘RHOA’ hits gold in South Africa

    The ladies of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” set a new record for Bravo when the first installment of their three-episode trip to South Africa aired Sunday.

    Drawing in 3.95 million viewers, the episode ranked #1 for the season and #2 for the franchise, according to Nielson.

    The ladies are on hiatus this weekend for the Super Bowl, but they return Feb. 12 for an all-new episode in Africa where Cynthia Bailey and Marlo Hampton each vie for NeNe Leakes’ undivided attention.

    Watch a sneak peek.


    Frank Ocean posts new clip

    Frank Ocean is falling under love’s sweet spell in his new track, "Voodoo."

    The "Thinking About You" singer posted the song to his Tumblr earlier this week. He croons about keeping a relationship strong through commitment. But just as you’re really getting into the song, it’s over.

    Enjoy what little of it there is below!



    LL Cool J promos 2012 Grammys

    On the heels of news that he’ll be hosting the 2012 Grammy Awards, LL Cool J has given fans a glimpse of what he’ll bring to the ceremony.

    CBS has just released a promo for the upcoming awards, giving viewers a glimpse of hip-hop’s past and present. Nicki Minaj appear with LL in the video, and things are all good until the end.

    Check out how she makes him feel like an old man!




    Barack Obama invited to ‘American Idol’

    While some people have to stand in line for hours to audition, President Barack Obama’s few bars of “Let’s Stay Together” at a recent fundraiser may have earned him an instant spot on “American Idol.”

    The show’s producer, Nigel Lythgow, tweeted, “@BarackObama we loved your vocal performance so much we’d love to invite you onto #AmericanIdol this Season for a duet with Al Green.”

    However, Nigel backpedaled a bit when he realized he hadn’t cleared things with Al first.

    “I may have screwed up? In my haste to send your invitation I failed to ask Al Green if he wants to sing with YOU? I’ll call,” he joked.




    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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