Congrats all around for The Game star Tia Mowry who announced that she is expecting her first child with hubby actor Cory Hardrict in July. The couple told US Weekly that they are excited about their special summer delivery and have been wanting a child for a long time. The Style channel has plans to air a show following Mowry’s pregnancy later this year. [CNN]
Basketball superstar Carmello Anthony rushed to defend his wife LaLa Vasquez against media reports that she was the reason behind his decision to turn down a $64 million contract to continue playing for the Denver Nuggets. Mello said that while LaLa supports his decision, she did not pressure him to make it and wants people to leave his wife alone. Way to stand by your woman Carmello! [Hello Beautiful]
If you thought Jay Z’s Birkin bag Christmas gifts to Beyonce were something to write home about, you must have missed Christmas with the Carey-Cannons. Nick Cannon reportedly dropped $400,000 on a Rolls Royce phantom for the expectant Mariah Carey who tweeted that the license plate reads “MommyMC”. No wonder MiMi was all smiles when showing off her baby bump last week.[Luxist]
Victoria Rowell is probably best known for her role as Drucilla on the hit television soap The Young and the Restless, but now the married mother of two is calling out the very series that put her career on the map. Rowell recently made public statements about behind-the-scenes racism involving the series that has never employed an African-American writer in its 37-year history, even though Y&R’s audience is estimated to be at least 45 percent Black. [Chicago Defender]
Kimora Lee Simmons‘ Life in the Fab Lane is back and even more fabulous. The series premiered last Sunday and fans of the show can see more of Kimora’s life as a business woman, mommy times three, and wife of actor Djimon Honsou.
Director Spike Lee and his wife, activist Tonya Lewis Lee, released their children’s book, Giant Steps to Save the World this month. The book encourages kids to think big and follow their own footsteps by using examples of change makers throughout history. Giant Steps is the third children’s book Mr. and Mrs. Lee have released to promote positivity to parents and their little ones.
Wedding bells will ring for The View co-host Sherri Shepherd and TV writer Lamar Sally who popped the question right after Christmas. Sally made sure to get the okay from Shepherd’s 5-year-old son before getting down on one knee. [US Weekly]
Ebony magazine rolled out its 2011 Celebrate Black Love issue featuring 15 dynamic celeb duos. The issue has three different covers featuring Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kudjoe, Jay-Z and Beyonce, and the Obamas with the other celebs being profiled inside. Parker and Kudjoe showed just how sexy marriage can be behind the scenes of their photo shoot. [Hello Beautiful]