Despite the professional public statement released that calmly explained why Fanatsia’s new photos were not used, the Editor in Chief of the magazine took to her own Facebook account to launch a rant of her own. In the rant, she called the R&B singer illiterate.
Editor in Chief, Mitzi Miller, writes to friends:
“The fact that I wasted an hour of my workday writing a press release to address an issue created by a person who cannot even read it is just…”
Ouch. Eventually Miller had to put her foot in her mouth since one of her friends decided to put her blast and sent the message out. Of course Miller had to write an apology to Fantasia for the insult.
“I apologize for the lack of sensitivity shown in my FaceBook post. It was a thoughtless comment made during a moment of frustration. It was unprofessional and not representative of the JET mission, which is to uplift. I regret letting my emotions get the best of me. I am truly apologetic.”
Mitzi Miller, Editor in Chief, JET
deadline.com - Lance Gross (House Of Payne) has been cast in NBC’s drama pilot from writer-executive producer Rand Ravich. Described as an emotionally charged action thriller set in and around the world of Washington DC, the pilot follows Marcus Finley (Gross), an idealistic Secret Service agent who finds himself at the epicenter of an international crisis on his first day on the job as the President’s son’s protection when the son, along with several of his schoolmates, are kidnapped.
eurweb.com - Kandi Burruss addressed Bow Wow’s recent criticism of her in an interview with Big Tigger.
She said her absence at the So So Def 2oth anniversary/reunion event shouldn’t been seen as a slight to Jermaine Dupri.
“Me not coming to the reunion has nothing to do with me being disrespectful to Jermaine. I always feel like I will be in debt to him for what he’s done to my career, and I appreciate everything that he’s done… for me,” Kandi told radio host Big Tigger.
The reunion shindig was supposed to include performances by Xscape, but the full posse wasn’t there because Kandi decided to respectfully decline the invitation, pointing to some old beef with a former band mate.
Bow Wow publicly ridiculed the singer for her decision, saying she’s “wack.”
“She act’n like she booked out like she too busy! Better yet don’t come. The ones that’s there are the ones who really got live for JD and the history if the label.[sic]”
Tiny and Tameka also announced they wouldn’t be in attendance, but Bow Wow totally ignored that part.
Besides that, Bow Wow clearly didn’t know all the drama that went down between the ladies over the years.
“I’m just going to be honest and tell you, I don’t feel like all the members of my group, they don’t really have love for me like that,” she said. “Tiny has love for me, but over the years people have told flat-out lies about me in public, dogged me, blamed me for everything that done went wrong in their life. To me, it’s just a situation where I feel like I don’t want to go back to that.”
Kandi didn’t identify who exactly said what, but she addressed one rumor about her having a sexual relationship with Jermaine’s father.
“To this day now, I have to see people try to say that I had sex with Jermaine’s father. She said that just to make me look bad to people. She came back to apologize to me, but she never apologized in public,” said Kandi presumably referring to LaTocha Scott. “It’s not true. It was a flat-out lie. When people do stuff to try to damage you or bring you down to the public, that’s hateful.”
Though she didn’t definitively rule it out, Kandi said she doesn’t think she’ll ever be a part of any Xscape reunion.
“That’s just not something I want to revisit,” she said.
Listen to the full interview:
singersroom.com - Cissy Houston appeared on "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" earlier today to talk about her recent book release "Remembering Whitney."
While candidly speaking with Steve Harvey, the matriarch of the Houston family let it slip that her daughter married the wrong person...
"Unfortunately she married the wrong person and you know (pause)... I don't talk about other people's children because I wouldn't want nobody to talk about mine. So everybody knew that story... you know," said Houston.
With hopes of sharing the "real Whitney" with fans, via her book, Cissy Houston wants people to understand that her daughter was human and experienced hurt and pain just like everyone else.
"When she first came in the business, they booed her, they called her whitey, did some of everything to her and that hurt her very much," said Houston. Source
Oprah sits down for a hilarious afternoon with the Wayans, the first family of comedy. Two generations—including Keenen, Kim, Shawn, Marlon, Damon Jr., Damien Dante and Craig—chat about love, family and the future of comedy.
Watch Oprah's interview with the Wayans family on Sunday, March 3, at 9/8c.