There is finally a real “basketball wife” on VH1. Los Angeles Laker Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan got secretly married in Las Vegas on Sept. 23. The wedding took place at Little Church of the West with Gloria’s sister, fellow “Basketball Wives: LA” star Laura Govan, and her fiance, Gilbert Arenas, by their sides.
According to reports, Matt’s teammate De Andre Jordan was his best man and fellow ballers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were also there along with Gloria’s parents. Congratulations!
Lil’ Wayne showed off his beginner-level skateboarding skills alongside a group of professional skateboarders recently to mark the opening of the rapper’s new Trukstop Park in his hometown of New Orleans. The park is located in the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the sections most devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Said Lil’ Wayne, “I just want to help out my city, help out the people and the kids, and give them something to do.”
The flawless Kerry Washington was all smiles the other week as she entered the Emergen-C Gift Lounge backstage at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The “Scandal” star got playful at the Emergen-C booth, saying, “I always carry Emergen-C in my purse.” When she saw the pink lemonade flavor, Washington got sentimental, saying, “Pink would definitely be my favorite. My mom survived breast cancer so anything pink I tend to gravitate to.”
For the past year or so, Beyonce’s name has been attached to the Clint Eastwood remake of “A Star is Born.” Now Eastwood doesn’t sound so sure. At the premiere of his latest film, “Trouble With the Curve,” E! News asked him about Beyonce starring in his next flick, and he sounded a little shaky, telling E!: “Beyonce’s great. I don’t know if she’s available but we’ve talked a little bit.”
The Apollo Theater in New York City will present the second event in its newly launched Apollo Uptown Hall series with a free viewing party of the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Prior to screening the presidential debate, there will be a panel discussion with several political analysts who will discuss issues important to the community followed by a Q&A with the audience. The panel includes Esther Armah, Herb Boyd, Michael Brendan Dougherty, Mark Riley, William Tucker and Armstrong Williams. The panel will be moderated by Christina Greer.