We’ve got a grande chai that’s oh-so-steamy as we read today’s news.
- Has BET pulled the plug on “The Mo’Nique Show”? A network spokesperson confirms that the show is going on a “production hiatus” in the fall, but won’t say it’s been canceled. Good thing Mo has picked up a new indie film project to work on in the meantime. [EURweb]
- Kelly Rowland’s latest LP “Here I Am” is on track to sell 75,000 units in its first week, according to sales predictions. No word yet on if those numbers will earn the singer’s third album a number one spot on the charts. We sure hope so, because the album is FIYAH! [Hits Daily Double]
- It’s been two weeks since Halle Berry’s weekend intruder was arrested and charged with felony stalking, now he’s also being hit with one count of residential burglary. Richard Anthony Franco has plead not guilty to all charges and heads back to court on August 4. He faces up to six years in prison if convicted. [TMZ]
- Amy Winehouse fans will be glad to hear that the late singer reportedly left behind over a dozen unreleased songs. A source from her record label confirmed the songs exist, but there’s been no discussion about if or when they will be released. [ABC News]
- Why won’t Tracy Morgan sit down somewhere!? The comedian reportedly crashed a swank birthday party in Manhattan last night and offended some of the guests by blurting out obscenities and lewd jokes about New Jersey being “ghetto” and like “the Third World.” SMH… insert confused face here. [NY Post]
- Harry Belafonte believes that Hollywood will “never ever yield to the needs of people of color.” The famed entertainer spoke at a presentation on artists and activism held yesterday during the annual NAACP Convention, where he also urged the audience to come together and form Black owned studios and distribution centers. [ABC News]