After Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Atlanta funeral service, her body will reportedly be flown to New Jersey to be buried next to her mother, Whitney Houston. Bobbi Kristina’s father, Bobby Brown, issued the following statement: “Krissy was and is an angel. I am completely numb at this time. My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable.” Bobbi Kristina passed away July 26 after spending six months in a coma. She was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Roswell, Ga., home in late January
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star Ice-T and his wife, Coco, shared the news that they are expecting their first child together with audience members at the July 24 taping of their upcoming talk show “Ice & Coco.” Coco said, “I’ve been pregnant for a while, but we’ve been holding it between us for some time. It was a nice feeling to know that the world knows and I don’t have to hide it.” The 57- year-old Ice T has two children and two grandchildren from previous relationships
According to Deadline Hollywood, Sherri Shepherd has closed a deal to return to “The View” as a lead contributor for the upcoming season. Sources say she is expected to appear in approximately 50 episodes. Shepherd spent seven seasons on the show. She left last August after failing to agree on contract terms with ABC.
Joseph Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family and the late Michael Jackson’s and my dear friend LaToya Jackson’s father, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke in Brazil. Jackson is in Brazil, in part to celebrate his 87th birthday, which was July 26. His spokesperson said, “Yesterday in Sao Paulo, Joe had a stroke and then his heart stopped. He was at an event and he was feeling light-headed and dizzy, so he went to the hospital to be checked out. They found out there was something wrong with his eye. There was an artery that burst behind it.” The spokesperson went on to say Jackson’s heart stopped for 10 seconds before he was revived. He had a temporary pacemaker inserted Sunday night before a permanent one was inserted Monday.
African American Women in Cinema is presenting a Florida launch event Thursday, July 30 at the African American Research Library in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Film screenings will include student films from G Star Academy and “The Father’s Love.” The event will also include a panel discussion and a product placement expo.