First Mo’Nique said Lee Daniels originally offered her the role of Cookie on “Empire” then reneged, claiming the executives at Fox said she is hard to work with. Now Damon Dash says that Lee was also supposed to put him on “Empire” because the director-producer never repaid him the $2 million he put up for a film project.
Dame told MTV that after “Precious,” Lee went “missing.” So once Dash couldn’t get on “Empire,” he sued Lee for $25 million because of the interest that accrued over 10 years. Meanwhile, Dash is on the promotional trail for his new project, “Loisaidas,” executive produced by Kanye West. Dash says he just needs West to do for him what he did for West back in the day.
Hugh Jackman may be a jack of all trades, but will the actor soon add the title of “rapper” to his repertory? During the New York junket for “Chappie,” the Aussie heartthrob sat down with BET.com, where he revealed his rap alter ego, saying, “After the Tony Awards, T.I. started calling me Biggie Taps. I’ll take it.”
While we may not to be able to download a mixtape from Jackman just yet, you can catch him on the big screen in “Chappie.”
Love is in the air for Kenya Moore these days. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star told Hollywoodlife.com that there is a special someone in her life currently. “I have always had a man in my life since I started the show, “ said Moore. However, the former Miss USA kept mum on whether viewers will get a glimpse of the mystery man on the show’s new season.
Meanwhile, in an upcoming episode of “Millionaire Matchmaker,” we see Moore get some help from another Bravo star, Patti Stanger, in her quest to find love. Moore says the best place to meet a guy is in a hardware store. “There are the finest guys in those hardware stores. I’ve taken double takes,” explained Moore.
Chris Brown is now a father. The crooner’s nine-month-old baby girl’s name is Royalty. While his on-again-off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran is currently off, tweeting out she will not get involved in any baby drama, sources say Brown calls his baby mama Nia, a video vixen who has been photographed with Tran in the past on a regular basis. Reportedly, Brown says he wants to openly participate in raising little Royalty, even though Nia and Royalty reside in Texas. Brown says he’ll gladly fly to the Lone Star State regularly to be a part of his daughter’s life.
Tuesday, Feb. 24, City Councilman Robert E. Cornegy and BRIC TV producer Fred Brown were hosts for the 2015 Brooklyn’s Best Honors. Sponsored by the Brooklyn borough president’s office, Our Time Press and Urban ID Media, the festive affair took place at Amarachi Prime, 189 Bridge St. in Brooklyn, N.Y. The event included a live performance from singer-songwriter Darryl Copeland while raising more than $600 for Safe Horizon’s Jane Barker Brooklyn Child Advocacy Center. The agency provides an essential community response to New York City’s most vulnerable victims of violence and abuse by giving child victims the foundation they need to move from crisis to confidence.
The quarterly event honors Brooklyn residents while highlighting local business establishments and saluting exceptional individuals in the areas of business, civic service, arts and entertainment. These are everyday leaders whose selfless efforts continue to shape and redefine the communities they live and work in. The 2015 honorees are art curator Richard Beavers, educator Celeste Douglas-Wheeler and entrepreneur Morgan Munsey.
Brooklyn’s Best Honors is an Urban ID Media production, a Brooklyn-based media and event marketing agency. The quarterly receptions capture the wealth and diversity that profoundly exists in the “County of Kings.” Each affair is held exclusively at a Brooklyn-based venue, where honorees, their guests and tastemakers from all over the world come together to create an authentic, cherished Brooklyn experience.