Congratulations to songstress Chanté Moore and former BET Executive Stephen Hill. The couple got married in Mexico on Oct. 22. Hill, who sources tell me currently works with Jesse Collins Entertainment, posted on social media, “We are married and we were surrounded (literally) by love, friends and family while it happened. More later. Not now. Still being about it.” Guests at the nuptials included former BET “106 and Park” host A.J. Calloway. This is the fourth marriage for Moore. She was married to a childhood friend from 1991-1993, then actor Kadeem Hardison from 1997-2000. They share a daughter, Sophia Hardison. Moore married singer Kenny Lattimore in 2002. The former couple, who share son Kenny Lattimore Jr., divorced in 2011. Kenny Sr. is expecting a child with current wife, Judge Faith Jenkins.
BET recently announced the host, nominees and premiere date of the Soul Train Awards 2022, which will take place, Sunday, Nov. 13 in Las Vegas. Actor, comedian and writer Deon Cole will host an incredible night celebrating the best in soul music and the iconic legacy brand. Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige lead the nominations with an impressive seven nods. Ari Lennox garnered the second most nods with six nominations; Lizzo and Chris Brown are tied at five nods each. Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak, Silk Sonic, PJ Morton and Tems each garnered three nominations. The Soul Train Awards 2022 premieres Sunday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET and BET Her.
Adidas is the latest company that Kanye West is affiliated with to cut ties with the rapper. According to the New York Daily News, the apparel company ended its relationship with Kanye. who is now known as Ye, on Oct. 25, following his repeated anti-Semitic remarks in interviews on several podcasts and TV shows, as well on social media. Adidas issued the following statement, “Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech. Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.” The controversial emcee’s talent agency CAA dropped him as a client and Balenciaga discontinued their relationship with him as a collaborator. Adding real insult to injury, JPMorgan Chase, the biggest U.S. bank, cut ties with West following the unveiling of his “White Lives Matter” t-shirt that was modeled during Paris Fashion Week last month. The New York Times verified that the bank was ending its relationship with Yeezy LLC but would maintain the accounts until Nov. 21 to allow sufficient time to transfer the account, which is rumored to have $2 billion in it.
On Oct. 24 on “Sherri,” host Sherri Shepherd chatted with legendary singer and social media icon Dionne Warwick. She spoke to Sherri about everything from new music to her crush on Rege-Jean Page and what she thinks of him playing the new Bond saying, “I think he might pass the test.” She also revealed where she is in the process of Teyana Taylor playing her in a new biopic series. In her first live interview discussing the casting decision, Warwick said, “We’ve been on the phone several times. She’s done her homework. She knows more about me than I know about me. I love her very much. She’s on it. It’s not a biopic that she will be doing…it’s a bio series.”