Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell


MAY 29, 2009


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Terrance Howard

Terrance Howard

Earlier it was reported that actor Terrence Howard and actress Zulay Henao had become engaged on the Prauge set of Howard’s movie “Red Tails.” (See that report from WENN below.)

Now, however, a representative for the actor is denying the report.

“Not true,” blog site Just Jared quotes the representative as insisting. “Terrence is not engaged to Zulay.”

In the meantime, Zulay’s representative, brands report of both stars’ engagement as “very fake.”

WENN further claimed that Howard confirmed his engagement to Henao while he was partying at a bar in Prague on Friday night, May 22. He was claimed saying, “I just got engaged.”

Here’s what was reported previously:

*On location in Prague shooting the WWII film “Red Tails,” Terrence Howard took time out to ask for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage.

According to WENN, the actor proposed to Columbian actress Zulay (pronounced: Zu-ly) Henao after she jetted over to the Czech Republic for a visit.

Although he has never confirmed his relationship with Henao, the pair has been spotted together at red carpet events and they were snapped frolicking in the sea together during a December 2007 vacation.

Howard, 40, started dating Henao after splitting with ex-wife Lori McCommas for the second time in 2005. Howard and McCommas ended their 14-year marriage in 2003, but he wooed her back and they remarried, only to split for good soon after.

Last year, the actor revealed how he had bought McCommas her childhood home and stalked her in a bid to win her back. But, after their second split, he moved on and found love with Henao, who helped him recover from the death of his beloved mother Anita to cancer last September.

The couple can be seen together in 2009 movie “Fighting.”


Judge Sotomayor

Judge Sotomayor

The Associated Press is already trying to figure out who would play would be Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in a movie that has yet to be announced – at least not as of press time.

Their short list includes the obvious – Jennifer Lopez and Rosie Perez, both of whom share Sotomayor’s Puerto Rican heritage. But they also threw in African American male actor Tyler Perry, best known for his take-no-prisoners grandma character Madea.

The following is AP’s entire hypothetical list, along with rationales:

• Jennifer Lopez: Jenny From the Block comes from the same part of New York as Sotomayor, and she’s already played a real-life, high-profile figure in “Selena,” the film the made her a star. This take on Sotomayor’s life would likely feature La Lopez in plenty of wardrobe changes, aside from the obligatory black robe, and gratuitous cutaways to her flawless hair and makeup.

• Rosie Perez: Close your eyes and imagine how she would say the following sentence in her distinctively heavy Brooklyn accent: “Thank you, Mr. President, for the most humbling honor of my life.” The intentions would be honorable, but unintentional hilarity factor could be high.

• Penny Marshall: A Bronx native and lifelong Yankees fan like Sotomayor, she’s already made a baseball movie with the 1992 hit “A League of Their Own.” Here, Marshall could streamline the process by directing herself.




Bodyguards at Beyonce’s London concert on Monday night dealt swiftly with a man who managed to squeeze past security and come face to face with the singer while she was backstage.

Bey is currently in the U.K. playing several dates as part of her I Am … world tour. While preparing to perform at London’s O2 Arena Monday night, a fan somehow got backstage and accosted her as she was walking between her dressing room and the stage.

A source tells The London Paper, “A man barged through the backstage door just as Beyonce was walking past. He cried out her name with his arms outstretched before security bundled him back out again.”

But the paper reports it was not Beyonce who was the actual target: “He wanted to see (Beyonce’s husband) Jay-Z to give him a demo tape.”


May 28, 1940: Betty Shabazz, activist and widow of Malcolm X, was born in Detroit, Michigan.


Singer Gladys Knight is 65.

Rapper Chubb Rock is 41.


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