Celeb Marriage Scene: Will And Jada Produce New Show For Queen Latifah; Erica Campbell From Mary Mary Is Pregnant With A…

BY: - 4 Nov '11 | Black Celebrity Marriages

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Constant break up rumors haven’t slowed down the powerhouse that is Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith one bit. The couple is teaming up with Queen Latifah to co-produce her new daytime television talk show which will debut in 2013. The Queen’s ties to Will go way back; she appeared on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air twice. {RTT News}

And the best Halloween costume award goes to”.... Actress Holly Robinson Peete who bore a surprising likeness to Lil Wayne when she got decked out as the rapper for Halloween. Holly’s costume was complete with tats and a platinum grill. {Miss Xpose}

Singer and songwriter Erica Campbell of the gospel group Mary Mary is expecting a baby girl! The announcement follows Campbell’s previous announcement that she shared in an exclusive interview with BMWK, that she and her husband Warryn Campbell of The Soul Seekers were expecting their third child. {Black Celeb Kids}

Even though Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey’s twins Roc and Roe haven’t hit one-year-old, Daddy Nick is already keeping a watchful eye over the twosome’s behavior. After a-not-quite-angelic childhood, he hopes his twins don’t follow in their father’s footsteps. He tweeted, “As a parent it makes you reevaluate your own childhood. I hope my kids won’t be as bad as I was.” {Famecrawler}

Although it may be ancient history, and many of the young’uns may be asking, “What’s In Living Color?” Chris Rock opened up about about why he made the seemingly bizarre move of leaving the well-established Saturday Night Live  for In Living Color early in his comedy career. Chris said, “SNL is still a pretty white show. When I got hired I was the first black guy in like eight years”” and In Living Color was just hip. The {bleep!} was hot. I wanted to be in an environment where I didn’t have to translate the comedy I wanted to do.” Fox plans to re-launch the popular 90s sketch comedy show in Spring of 2012. {Laughspin}

Fashion mogul Kimora Lee Simmons dished about her blended family to Parade saying of her family with actor Djimon Honsou and ex-husband Russell Simmons “I’m a mom and I have two husbands ““ an ex-husband and a next husband. It’s a blended family and it’s very hard to keep things together, but we’re happy and we live in love.” The mom of three also talked shared her feelings on striking the balance between work and motherhood, and teaching her kids the importance of giving back. {Parade}

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  • http://20andengaged.com Briana Myricks

    I love that Kimora has such a blended family and they make it work. I wish more divorces ended like theirs and all the parents involved make it work for the children.

    • Lisa White

      I agree with the comment Briana M. made but I also don’t want to not give credit where credit is due; I think she may have peeked into the Jada & Will Smith parenting handbook which I was happy they made it visual for those who desired to read more of just how they keep smiling thru the not so easy times we all have them even in Hollywood!

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Celeb Marriage Scene: Mariah Carey Explains The Real Deal About Her Marriage; T.I. And Tiny Premiere New Reality TV Show

BY: - 11 Nov '11 | Black Celebrity Marriages

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New mom Mariah Carey revealed her fabulous post-baby body and announced that she will now be stepping up as the new face of Jenny Craig. MiMi got candid in an interview with Oprah’s BFF Gayle King, addressing her eyebrow-raising remarks about her marriage to Nick Cannon in an interview with Barbara Walters last month. The diva says that she and Nick have never been better, and that she thinks the public was just surprised that she gave a real answer instead of a “Hollywood” answer about marriage. According to Mariah (in a sentence that some say was a jab at recently separated Kim Kardashian), Mariah says keeping it real is what makes her marriage to Nick work. {Perez Hilton}

Also talking about Kim K. is actress Holly Robinson Peete who weighed in on Kim’s role in  the new Tyler Perry movie ironically titled, The Marriage Counselor. After joking that “blacktresses” would be disappointed that the role wasn’t given to a black actress, Holly said that she thought the drama surrounding Kim’s marriage probably wouldn’t have a negative effect on the film and that the timing would only help pique audience’s interest in the movie. {Access Hollywood}

Alicia Keys shot down rumors this week that she and hubby Swizz Beatz are expecting baby number two. The two appeared on the red carpet the Keep A Child Alive 8th Annual Black Ball event in New York City and rumors started after the two posed for a picture with Alicia in a loose fitting top and Swizz’s hand resting on her belly. Alicia said in response: “I definitely see myself having another child, but not in the next year. I’m going to have to go on tour first.” {Necole Bitchie}

Rapper T.I., his wife Tiny, and their family are the next set of celebs to jump on the reality show train. Their show, T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle, debuts December 5 and T.I. says: “Tameka and I have a strong, loving family,” said T.I. “In this family documentary, you will see the challenges of raising children while balancing a career. It’s like a lot of families, only our home is in the spotlight.” Will you be tuning in? {Black Celeb Kids}

Beyonce says that she knows hubby Jay-Z will be a good father to the couple’s child on the way. “He’s an inspirational artist, friend and husband and his next step is to be an inspirational father” said Beyonce. She also talked about the secret to a successful marriage is sacrifice and learning not to be selfish. {Showbiz Spy}

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