NEW EDITION IN NEW MINISERIES

In a move sure to delight their fans, BET has announced they will be doing a miniseries on the group New Edition. Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Ralph, Mike and Johnny will be profiled in a deal announced this week.

Members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, and Ralph Tresvant will co-produce the untitled miniseries along with the band’s longtime manager Brooke Payne; founding member Bobby Brown was not named as a producer in the press release. The group, famous for songs such as “Candy Girl” and “Cool It Now,” formed in the late 70s and rose to fame as a quintet in the 80s. Brown left the group in the mid-80s to pursue a solo career and the band has broken up and reunited multiple times, but is currently back together.

“From our beginning in the Orchard Park Projects in Boston to Hollywood and everything in between, just like the Temptations and the Jackson 5, we are ready to retrace our footsteps and show everyone how we got here,” the group said in a statement.

Halle Berry Says Lost Wedding Ring Not Sign of Divorce

Ah yes – the ol’ “I lost my ring” confession is usually followed by a divorce announcement, and while Halle Berry may be pretending that she remains blissfully in love with her faithful husband, rumors continue to swirl that their marriage is on the rocks due to infidelity issues on both sides.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Now with Halle’s revelation that she lost her wedding band, stay tuned for what tricks she may pull out of the martial bag of woes in the forthcoming weeks, as we’re not buying that all is well in the Berry-Martinez household.

Nicki Minaj Preggers?

It looks like Nicki Minaj is not expecting a child with boyfriend Meek Mill.  The Internet had been buzzing about the possibility ever since the “Anaconda” rapper called Meek her “baby father” on stage during a Saturday night stop on her Pinkprint Tour.  But TMZ is now citing sources close to Nicki that say she was just using the phrase as a term of endearment.  In the past she’s also called Lil Wayne her baby daddy.  Nicki has also stated before that she’s going to be married before she has a baby. The star-studded lineup is set for this year’s BET’s Music Matters Tour.  The fifth anniversary of the event will feature Kevin Ross, Adrian Marcel, Avery Wilson and Rotimi.  The show is kicking off today at Chicago’s Double Door and will run through Saturday, making stops at New York City’s SOB’s, Washington D.C.’s Smith Public Trust, among others.

WHAT’S YOUR EMOJI?

‘LOL’ Isn’t The Most Funny Expression Anymore Facebook is giving us all a lesson in laughter.  Users were analyzed to figure how we transmit our laughs onto our keyboards.  Trends in internet giggles were heavily influenced by age.  Younger people were more likely to use emoji, a face portraying particular emotions.  More than half of all users typed “haha” or “hehe” to show humor.  The report also confirmed “LOL” is no longer popular among kids.  Only one-point-nine-percent of users are using “LOL” to let others know they’re laughing out loud.

Man Buys Milk, Wins Millions In Lottery

A Milwaukee man can thank his wife for asking him to go on a life-changing errand.  John Rumpel claimed the largest jackpot ever in the Wisconsin Lottery, winning 22-million dollars in the May 30th drawing.  Rumpel says his wife sent him to the store for milk and he decided to buy a ticket while there. 

Trump Sandwich Served At DC Diner

The “Trump Sandwich” is on the menu at a Washington, DC diner.  On the marquee outside the American City Diner, the new sandwich is promoted as “full of bologna.”  It’s an obvious reference to outspoken Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.  The price of the sandwich sharing the name of the real estate billionaire is six-95.

 

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