BeBe Winans pens Whitney book

Florence Anthony | 6/13/2012, 6:22 p.m.
Janet Jackson engaged?

The rumored romance between Deion Sanders and Tracy Edmonds seems to be progressing nicely. Edmonds accompanied Sanders to his son Deion Jr.'s graduation. On June 10, the lovely film mogul was on the NFL Hall of Famer's arm at the celebration of T.D. Jakes' 35th anniversary in Dallas. Edmonds and Sanders are working on a reality show that will focus on Sanders' life and explore the drama between him and his estranged wife, Pilar Sanders.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, award-winning gospel singer BeBe Winans, a close friend and music collaborator with the late Whitney Houston, has written a book about their friendship called "The Whitney I Knew." The book hits stores July 31. His next album, "America America," which features songs honoring our nation, is out June 19.

On Thursday, June 14, the American Cancer Society, in partnership with raptress-filmmaker Nefertiti A. Strong, will host the sixth annual Eat, Drink & Be Helpful food, wine & spirits tasting event to raise awareness for stomach cancer. Strong is currently living with stomach cancer. Grammy-winning artist Macy Gray will headline the entertainment for the evening, which takes place at the Irondale Theater, 85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, N.Y.

The opening and closing films for the 16th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), held in Miami Beach, Fla., June 20-23, will be "Beasts of the Southern Wild," playing on Wednesday, June 20, while "Raising Izzie," which was the winner of the 2011 gmcFaith and Family Screenplay Competition, will close out the festival on Saturday, June 23.

While we know that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and 50 Cent are BFFs, many people were surprised that 50 accompanied the troubled boxer when Mayweather surrendered himself at the Clark County jail in Las Vegas last week. Sources tell me that Mayweather gave 50 power of attorney while he serves a three-month sentence for a domestic violence case. I hear 50 was hoping to sign a deal with Manny Pacquiao for Mayweather, but that hope was dashed with Pacquiao's Saturday night loss to Timothy Bradley.