NeNe Leakes has been the subject of recent rumors concerning her quitting "Real Housewives of Atlanta" but the actress and reality television star may have put those rumors to rest by appearing at the recent NBC Upfronts.
The 2014 NBC Universal upfronts were an opportunity for television stars to promote their upcoming shows. While 46-year-old Leakes had some questioning her future on season seven of "Real Housewives of Atlanta," she recently took to her neneleakesofficial.com blog to share her experience at the upfronts.
"So your girl put on her Tom Ford dress, Christian Louboutin heels, best smiles and went to the NBC Universal Cable Upfronts! Only a smart lady would do such a thing and I'm glad I did," Leakes wrote. "I bumped right into Michelle Williams, The Fashion Queens, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Joan Rivers, tons of fabulous housewives (but I'll have you know only the boss ones LOL #shadehunni), Kelly Osbourne, my girl Giuliana Rancic and Andy Cohen, who I am having a beef with and clearly didn't know it!" more >>
Michael B. Jordan, known for his role in "The Wire" and "Friday Night Lights," and more recently "Fruitvale Station" and the upcoming "Fantastic Four" movies, recently shared that he grew up in church and has "always believed in a higher power."
"Spiritual. Hands down. Grew up in church," Jordan, 27, told Essence.com when asked about his religious leanings. "I've always been the person to ask, 'Why, why, why? Where's the proof?' I've always believed in a higher power, something bigger than myself. I think you would be foolish to not feel that way."
When asked for a proverb, quote or scripture that he often turns to, the award-winning actor stated that he often looks to Psalm 91 and Psalm 23, the latter a consistent favorite among Bible readers. Jordan also mentioned that his eventual day of departure keeps him motivated to "make a difference" in the world and to do something that ensures that he is never forgotten. more >>
Jase Robertson, who's best known for his sarcastic one liners in the reality TV show "Duck Dynasty," gets serious about faith by sharing his life's experiences in hunting, evangelism, marriage and parenting in his new book, Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl.
Much like his Uncle Si, Jase maintains the humorous approach he's known for as he talks about how he managed to save his virginity until marriage, and the bag of pot a young man brought to a Bible study that he and his wife, Missy, hosted at their first home.
In the book, Jase is open about the anger he felt toward his father who had abandoned him and his two brothers; the uniting power of salvation when his father gave his life over to Jesus Christ; how his father's advice to R-U-N came in handy when a girl offered to let him undress her at a time when he was striving to save his virginity until marriage; and how the birth of his daughter, Mia, has enabled him and Missy to help other parents who have a child born with a cleft lip and soft palate. more >>
"Dancing with the Stars" is down to just five remaining couples after Charlie White and his partner Sharna Burgess were eliminated during Monday's "American Icons" show.
Known as the toughest week of the competition, the semifinals got off to a quick start on Monday as remaining contestants including Amy Purdy and her professional dance partner Derek Hough took to the ballroom once more. However, in week nine, each couple performed two different ballroom dance routines without any additional stunts or gimmicks added.
Returning for the finals next week are Purdy and Hough; James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd; Cameron Bure and Ballas; and Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy. Last week saw the elimination of "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar. Season 18 has also bid farewell for Nene Leakes, Drew Carey, and many others. Meanwhile, Monday's show saw each couple take to the ballroom dancing to music by some of the biggest stars from the U.S., including Beyonce and Michael Jackson. more >>
A television content watchdog group lauded the cancellation of the Fox sitcom series "Dads" after only one season.
The Parents Television Council released a statement last week supporting the move to cancel the program due to its graphic content. PTC President Tim Winter called the decision to cancel the show "a victory for families."
"The program, which aired during early evening hours when children are likely to be in the viewing audience, featured references to and depiction of semen, as well as references to masturbation," stated Winter. more >>
Retired and current NFL players came under fire over the weekend for publicly protesting the kiss openly gay football player Michael Sam planted on his boyfriend on national television Saturday night after learning the St. Louis Rams made him the 249th overall choice in the 2014 NFL draft.
While gay advocates celebrated the display between Sam and his boyfriend, many onlookers, including retired running back for the New York Giants Derrick Ward and current Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones, 23, thought it was inappropriate.
"Man U got little kids lookin' at the draft. I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen," Ward tweeted Saturday after the controversial kiss. more >>