Franklin, 68, cancelled the concerts last month, having spent a week in Detroit’s Sinai-Grace Hospital for a “serious illness”. A prayer vigil was held in Detroit for Franklin yesterday. In a statement, Franklin thanked the City Council, saying “all prayers are good”. READ THE REST AT TELEGRAPH UK

Last December, Bryant Gumbel told a live television audience that he recently had surgery to remove a malignant tumor and part of his lung. A year later, the 62-year-old TV personality tells People.com his prognosis is excellent. Read more here.

Brandy and Ray J are back with the second season of their reality show, “A Family Business.” This season, Brandy is seen desperately looking for love (even confiding in a psychic), as well as working on her dance moves for ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars.’ Ray J has finally found a steady girlfriend, but the […]

EURweb reports that this month, “Desperate Housewives” actress Vanessa Williams graces the cover of Ebony magazine, accompanied with a saucy feature about how she passed up a $600,000 tell-all-book deal. Click here to read more.

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Ann Ward has won the title of “America’s Next Top Model” in Cycle 15. If you don’t know her by name, you may remember her causing a bit of controversy back in August when she auditioned: Why Is Tyra Supporting “World’s Skinniest Waist” On “Top Model”? [VIDEO] At the time, the 6’2″ Texan claimed she […]

Centennial Olympic Park, Stone Mountain, Georgia Aquarium? Yawn. Here’s what else to do in Atlanta: Get out of your own backyard. The world is yours. Claim it. 1. Gladys and Ron’s Chicken and Waffles 529 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA www.gladysandron.net When I first heard the name Gladys and Ron’s Chicken and Waffles I assumed […]

Lance Gross discusses love, modern-day relationships (in comparison to his parents long-lasting marriage) and his ideal soul mate in Edge Magazine. On modern-day relationships I’ve learned our generation isn’t the same. What my parents had and have…we’re just so different, we don’t think the same and people aren’t into working on themselves. If I’m in […]

Kelly Rowland headed down to warm Miami for Art Basel and was spotted with a new man on her arm?

As the year comes to an end and we all reflect on where we have been and where we are going, part of the evaluation also needs to be what family, friends and associates have we allowed to be a part of our inner circle. What is an “inner circle”?  An inner circle is your […]

The 2011 Grammy Nominations have been announced! Eminem leads the pack with 10 nominations at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. But our women aren’t doing so bad! Rihanna scored 6 nods, while Alicia Keys and Fantasia have 3 nominations. Monica, Sade, Janelle Monae and Beyonce are all up for two awards, while Jazmine Sullivan and […]