BeBe Winans pens book on Whitney
Florence Anthony | 2/13/2013, 12:54 p.m.
In a new book, BeBe Winans says Bobby Brown should not be blamed for ex-wife Whitney Houston's problems. In "The Whitney I Knew," Winans writes: "Whitney never blamed Bobby for her troubles, neither should we." However, he added that he felt the couple should never have gotten married.
Tongues are wagging that Rihanna and her on-again, off-again boyfriend Chris Brown made separate exits out of the same recording studio on Jan. 17 in West Hollywood, Calif. The coosome twosome drove from the studio in separate cars as well.
Stevie Wonder can spot soul food. The Grammy Award-winning singer-producer was spotted at Amy Ruth in Harlem on Jan. 16. I hear he chowed down on fried whiting, collard greens and candied yams. A source tells me when the server first put a salmon dinner in front of the blind superstar, Wonder told him: "I ordered whiting." When the server returned with the whiting, Wonder joked, "I ordered the chitterlings."
HLN's "Showbiz Tonight" host A.J. Hammer spoke with rapper Shawty Lo as he came out in support of his "All My Babies' Mamas" reality show, which was recently canceled by Oxygen due to public outrage. "This is my life story, this is real reality," Shawty stated in defense of the show.
The Ford Motor Company Fund, a committed and long-time supporter of innovative educational programs across the country, will once again award grants to the Grammy Foundation. This year's grants will support the expansion of the Grammy in the Schools program in target cities of Spokane, Wash.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Los Angeles. Sponsorship from Ford Motor Company will include the fourth annual "Grammy in the Schools Live: A Celebration of Music & Education," a concert featuring members of the Grammy Camp - Jazz Session, along with student alumni from Grammy Camp and Grammy Signature schools, with a special guest performance by 17-time Latin Grammy Award and Grammy Award-winning artist Juanes. This all takes place Feb. 6 at the University of Southern California Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles.