Celeb Marriage Scene: Magic Wishes He Hadn’t Retired, Deion Sanders Heads To The Hall Of Fame

BY: - 5 Aug '11 | Black Celebrity Marriages

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Former NBA baller-turned-businessman Magic Johnson opened up to the Los Angeles Times, saying he wished he hadn’t chosen to retire early from basketball due to his HIV diagnosis 20 years ago. Magic said that if he had known more about the disease and that he would be able to stay healthy, he would have continued to play. He also talked about how important his wife Cookie’s support has been in helping him to live with HIV.  {Colorlines}

Beyonce admits that she like listening in on other people’s conversations in this September issue of Britain’s Harper’s Bazaar; a skill the singer honed in her mother’s beauty salon growing up. Bey also confesses that she finds it “scary” when women don’t have women friends, and rejects the term “feminist” when it’s used to describe her because she feels it’s unnecessary. “I need to find a catchy new word for “˜feminism,’ right? Like “˜bootylicious,’” the star says. {Show Biz Spy}

NFL superstar Deion Sanders talked family and reality television during an interview this week. “Prime Time” said that he loved doing his reality show, Prime Time Love with wife Pillar in 2008 because it gave them a chance to show a positive image of an African American family on television. He also admits that he was against Pillar appearing on the show, Football Wives. Deion will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. {ESPN Page 2}

President Barack Obama celebrated his 50th birthday this week. The President was treated to three birthday-themed celebrations in Chicago on Wednesday, had a birthday dinner at the White House with family and friends on Thursday, and will head to Camp David for the weekend with his family. {Huffington Post}

Several of our favorite celeb couples stepped out to attend Russell Simmons’ 12th Annual Art for Life benefit last weekend. Russell’s baby bro Rev. Run and his wife Justine, ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons with partner Djimon Honsou and their family, and Mary J. Blige and hubby Kendu Isaacs were a few of the famous faces at the star-studded event. {Necole Bitchie}

Mariah Carey took a few moments away from her twins to take a dip in the ocean. The new mommy appears to be quickly getting back to her pre-baby figure. {Popsugar}

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Aja Dorsey Jackson is a freelance business writer in Baltimore, Maryland and author of the blog and book, Making Love in the Microwave.

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