Hot Entertainment News & Views
from the Week of April 25th, 2008

From Bridezilla to Divorcee. Miss Cleo nor the rest of the world needed a crystal ball to predict this happening. I am sure all those corporate sponsors of the over-hyped wedding want their swag back.

For those of you who may have blocked it out of your minds… Star Jones, 46, and Al Reynolds, 39, a banker, were married in a lavish 2004 ceremony in which supplies and services were donated by corporate “sponsors” in return for publicity.

After all of that, the honeymoon is O-V-E-R. Star filed for divorce back on March 26.

She released this statement:
“Several years ago I made an error in judgment by inviting the media into the most intimate area of my life. A month ago I filed for divorce. The dissolution of a marriage is a difficult time in anyone’s life that requires privacy with one’s thoughts. I have committed myself to handling this situation with dignity and grace and look forward to emerging from this period as a stronger and wiser woman.”

Now as my friend Jay says and I am sure you will ALLLLL agree,
“While she blames inviting the media into the most intimate area of her life as reason for divorce, those of us who KNOW, can tell you its more so because Ms. Al has never accepted her invitation to enter the most intimate area of her life. Talk about bypass surgery.”

Well, Ms. Al will get her (oops) I mean his alimony spousal support check same time each month. In the meantime, I hope Star can find the strength to stay out of the kitchen during this time. She should call those same corporate sponsors and throw a lavish divorce celebration & make sure the photographs land in Jet Magazine.

Every week, somebody’s hand is in somebody’s pocket. This time Dave Chappelle’s former manager is digging deep in the cookie jar.

Word on the street is that Mustafa Abuelhija settled a 2005 lawsuit with Chappelle after he was fired abruptly. The settlement called for Abuelhija to receive 10% of the profits from the movie “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party.” He was also to receive 10% of the money Chappelle got from seasons 2, 3 and 4 of “Chappelle’s Show,” AND 10% of any money he received for the comedy special “For What It’s Worth.”

So far, Mustafa hasn’t seen a penny. I guess Dave spent it on women, weed & wine while in Africa.

Now, you know Mustafa filed a new suit in New York. He claims Chappelle has taken in close to $1.2 mil since they signed the settlement — and he feels he’s entitled to 10% of it.

Chappelle’s lawyer hasn’t returned any calls for comment. He’s Dave Chappelle….BITCH!

Actress Tia Mowry, star of CW’s “The Game,” got hitched last weekend to her fiancé, 28-year-old actor Cory Hardrict. The two were engaged on Christmas Day 2006.

The ceremony was held at the Biltmore Santa Barbara in front of 170 guests. That sanging chile Kenny Lattimore brought tears to everybody’s eyes crooning his hit, “For You” as Tia, 29, made her way down the aisle.

Ms. Tia wore a couture wedding gown by Kevan Hall, while her twin sister Tamera, who served as maid of honor, wore an aubergine gown by Tadashi.

The 30-minute outdoor ceremony was followed by a Midsummer Night Dream-style reception in the hotel’s ballroom.

Raven-Symone has been promoting her new self-titled album to hundreds of screaming kids in their PJs. Well the tour, “Pajama Party” has been shut down.

A press release issued by organizers said the tour is canceled due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to Live Daily.

Hmmm “unforeseen circumstances eh…..? I wonder if reports are gonna surface that Ms Raven is pregnant. You know there’s something in the water over there at Nickelodeon & Disney.

Raven, being the business woman she is and obviously raised by parents that have some sense, has apologized to her fans. Ticket refunds will be available from the original point of purchase.

Whoever did this list is clueless about Hip Hop! Why isn’t Khia from “My Neck, My Back Fame” on this list! And how did Shaq score higher than Will Smith….??? A travesty.

25 Chicago Bears
24 Bubba Sparxx
23 Mike Jones
22 Bobby Jimmy & The Critters
21 2 Live Crew
20 Nelly
19 Dan Akroyd & Tom Hanks
18 Chingy
17 Elivra
16 Insane Clown Posse
15 Rappin Duke
14 Master P
13 Tony Yayo
12 Norther State
11 Shaquille O’Neal
10 Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch
9 K_Fed
8 Will Smith
7 Mr. T
6 Fred Durst
5 Puff Daddy