Daily Buzz 3.20.12

    Teyana Taylor fights with Miami stripper

    Teyana Taylor has gotten into another tangle! According to Bossip.com, the "Google Me" singer had a confrontation with a stripper named Skrawberry at Club Liv in Miami.

    Liv was packed for a performance by Mary J. Blige for Queen Latifah’s birthday when Skrawberry came over to Teyana’s table. A verbal argument ensued and as Teyana reached for her drink, Skrawberry sucker punched her. Teyana’s crew then jumped into the fray, but Skrawberry was later thrown out of the club wearing her dress as belt.

    When Teyana and her friends left Liv an hour later, the singer was supposedly jumped by Skrawberry’s sister. After the stripper’s sister ran up behind Teyana and pulled her hair, they fell into the bushes as they fought. Two men then jumped into the fray, busting a window at Liv.

    Lifetime casts all-Black ‘Steel Magnolias’

    Queen Latifah will be heading up the cast of an all-Black remake of Steel Magnolias for Lifetime.

    BlackThespian.com reports that Latifah will be taking over the role originated by Sally Field, M’Lynn Eatenton.  Joining her in the cast will be Jill Scott as Truvy Jones, Alfre Woodard as Ouiser Boudreaux and Adepero Oduye as Annelle Dupuy Desoto.

    Phylicia Rashad and her daughter, Condola, will also star in the remake as Clairee Belcher and Shelby Eatenton Latcherie, respectively.


    Nicki Minaj goes pop for Pepsi

    Nicki Minaj has just landed a multi-million dollar deal with Pepsi! Forbes.com reports that Nicki will be the face of Pepsi’s new product called Pop.

    The ad is expected to begin airing in the next two months. That’ll be a segue into a new beverage Pepsi has, called ‘Pop,’ and she’ll be the face of the brand … it’s going to be explosive," Glu Agency chief Derek Jackson said.

    Insiders weren’t giving up too many details on what Pop is exactly, but check out this clip of Nicki shooting a commercial for the product.

    Shaq dumps Hoopz?

    Could Shaq have tossed out his latest love? According to MediaTakeOut, Shaq has dumped his fiancée Hoopz!

    Adding insult to injury are reports that not only did he break off their relationship, he called security to escort her out of his house. Supposedly, the whole thing went down about two weeks ago, and Hoopz was not happy.

    “Hoopz got emotional, and Shaq had to protect himself [from a lawsuit] . . . so he left the house and had [his security] help Hoopz gather her things and leave," a source said.

    The pair always seem very happy when spotted in public together, and neither has commented on the rumors at this time.


    David Otunga talks Jennifer Hudson

    David Otunga can atest to the fact that Jennifer Hudson is a woman that knows how to go after what she wants.

    "She first noticed me on ["I Love New York"]. I started doing a lot of interviews after the show wrapped and made friends with a couple of people," he told Wendy Williams. "I don’t know, we kind of started talking. Every conversation she was asking me about the show. It’s like, ‘Okay, is she just a fan or…?’"

    After spending a little more time with J.Hud, they fell in love and got engaged. Sadly, this was around the time that her mother, brother and nephew were murdered in their Southside Chicago home. Now Jen is having to go through the resulting trial, and David is still by her side. "I’m just here to support her anyway that I can—emotionally, just through everything. It’ll be nice to put it behind us finally," said David.

    But what’s next for the David and Jen after the trial? A wedding, of course! See what he has to say about their nuptials in the video below.


    —Sonya Eskridge


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