See why we’re grinding our own coffee beans this morning:
- Jamie Foxx is set to make history. He may be planning to revive “Showtime at the Apollo” for BET. According to the Urban Daily, the comedian will produce a pilot for the network and will bring on the original director, Don Weiner. We’ll keep our eyes peeled to see if this really comes around. But if it does, that would be a major boost for BET. [Urban Daily]
- The director for Rihanna’s upcoming video, “Man Down,” promises it’ll be shocking. “I think you can expect something that’s dramatic and shocking and intense and emotional and uplifting and enlightening,” says Anthony Mandler. [Sandra Rose]
- Back in 2003, one of Oprah’s favorite guests, terminally ill Mattie Stephanek, urged her to end her talk show after 25 years. According to an email Oprah published in the latest issue of “O,” Stephanek wrote, “I know that you are planning to retire your show on it’s 20th anniversary. It is my opinion that you should wait to stop your daytime show on its 25th anniversary.” Look’s like she took his advice to heart. [Sandra Rose]
- Jermaine Jackson has finally paid up his overdue child support to ex-wife Alejandra! According to court documents Jackson forked over a whopping $80K to settle the dispute. [Eurweb]
- On March 10th, actress Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, formerly of “The Wire,” was arrested in a Balitmore drug raid. Yesterday, Pearson appeared in court and plead not guilty to charges of conspiring to sell heroin. [Eurweb]
- Another Black actor has been put out of work. Forest Whitaker’s show, “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,” was canceled by CBS. According to reports, the show didn’t earn high enough ratings to survive. [Eurweb]
- Yesterday, Oprah taped part one of two farewell shows. All of the stars came out to show love to Lady O, including Beyonce — who performed “Who Run the World (Girls).” Check out a mini preview of Bey’s performance.