‘Patti LaBelle’s Place’ premieres on the Cooking Channel

Florence Anthony | 12/1/2016, 11:02 a.m.
While Kanye West, who is married to Kim Kardashian, continues to be hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, ...
Patti LaBelle's sweet potato pie was a smash-hit in 2016 for Walmart (WMT), her exclusive retailer. Now she's expanding her line to include five new pies: berry cobbler, apple cobbler, peach cobbler, apple pecan cake and sweet potato loaf. Walmart photo

While Kanye West, who is married to Kim Kardashian, continues to be hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, after suffering a breakdown more than a week ago, Lamar Odom, who is almost divorced from Khloe Kardashian, headed to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. for the Thanksgiving holiday. The former NBA player spent time with his two children, Destiny and Lamar Jr., their mother, Liza Morales, and friends. The happy group posed for a photo in front of a Christmas tree.

Rochelle Brown and Sonia Armstead of Powerhouse Productions have announced the debut of their new six-episode series, “Patti LaBelle’s Place.” Legendary Grammy-winning recording artist Patti LaBelle opens her kitchen doors to viewers for an up-close and endlessly entertaining look at her cooking talents. Packed with special guests such as Estelle, Kirk Franklin, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Gayle King, “Patti LaBelle’s Place” premieres with two back-to-back episodes Saturday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m., ET/8 a.m., PT.

Music producer and video director E-Love is now totally in the video game business. The electronics genius is currently in Tokyo, Japan, for Tokyo Comic Con, where he and his partner, Rika Muranaka, are debuting their new game, “Fearless D.” The festival runs Dec. 2-4. The game features The Drift King as its face, who is best known as DK, the foremost drift driver in racing. E-Love said, “He’s the Michael Jackson of car racing in Tokyo.” “Fearless D” was funded by Colopl, the biggest publicly traded game company, which is worth more than $1 billion. The company formed a VR fund of $50 million to make the game. Meanwhile, heavy hitters such as Stan Lee, the owner of Marvel Comics, are also at Tokyo Comic Con with E-Love and “Fearless D.”

According to reports, Denzel Washington will receive the Modern Master Award at the 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which runs Feb. 1-11. Washington will be honored for his contributions to the film industry, the latest of which is Paramount’s “Fences,” which he directed, produced and stars in and which hits theaters Dec. 25. “Denzel Washington, directing, producing and acting in ‘Fences’ defines the Modern Masters for the 21st century,” Santa Barbara fest Executive Director Roger Darling said in announcing the award.