The New York Daily News and People Magazine are reporting that Beyoncé will join forces with legendary entertainer Tina Turner for a performance at the Feb. 10 Grammy Awards.
News of the duet comes just one day after the Writers Guild of America announced it will not picket the awards show – clearing the way for stars to attend the Los Angeles ceremony.
TICHINA READS CONCRETE LOOP
Essence.com chatted with actress Tichina Arnold recently and the subject of blogs came up. Check out what she said.
Essence.com: A few Black actresses criticized the Black female bloggers regarding the comments and rumors they’ve made about them. Do you explore the blogosphere and read what they’re saying about you?
T.A.: Yes, I love them! I think they are hilarious especially concreteloop.com. I really don’t get offended by what they say. I remember one time I went to this event and I thought I was decked out. I think my stylist was unavailable and I dressed myself, I can’t remember, but you couldn’t tell me I wasn’t looking good and they said something like, ‘We love Tichina, but she looks like Boy George!’ and I looked at the picture and thought, Damn, I do look like Boy George and I just fell out because to me it’s all about comedy. Another blog said I had chest hairs and I’m like, They trippin’! I look good and I don’t have no damn chest hairs (laughs)!’ Most of the times when the media decides to talk about me I’m like, I don’t care what the hell they say as long as my picture looks good. But it’s only when the comments gets vicious that I can understand where folks are coming from about the negativity and hate, but I just don’t take myself that seriously. I love reading the blogs! [READ THE FULL INTERVIEW]
That’s wassup. I’m still trying to find what post she was talking about. lol.
VANESSA SIMMONS HITS THE STAGE
Vanessa Simmons has recently been added to the cast of J Kyle Manzay’s Off-Broadway comedy The Actor’s Rap!, set to run January 31st through March 1st at the Baruch Performing Arts Center.
The entertainment world has become familiar with Vanessa through the popular reality show based on her family’s life, Run’s House, just picked up for a fifth season on MTV.
The Actor’s Rap! is a hip-hop infused farce — where pop culture meets satire – that cleverly examines the downward spiral of an African-American actor who begins to lose roles – and girlfriends – to a famous rapper-turned-actor. Click here for more info.