PATTI LABELLE SPEAKS OUT ABOUT TINA TURNER TRIBUTE: Patti Labelle has opened up about her Tina Turner tribute this past weekend at the BET Awards. The music legend sang “Simply The Best,” and forgot the lyrics. During the performance, Patti told the crowd, “I can’t see the words and I don’t know. I’m tryin’, y’all!” According to The Jasmine Brand, after the performance, Patti said, “It meant no matter what voice I’m in — I’m hoarse, I have a cold — but whatever, I had to, I was giving it up for Tina Turner, ’cause she’s simply the best. So you heard a little tweak every now and then out there, but I love her, and I did my best.”
REPORT: MARY J. BLIGE BIOPIC IN THE WORKS: Reports say that a Mary J. Blige biopic is currently in the works. According to The Jasmine Brand, insiders close to the project said that Mary is working with BET+ for the project. An official release date has yet to be revealed.
TONI BRAXTON, BRANDY, DR. DRE AND MORE TO RECEIVE STARS ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME: It has been announced that Toni Braxton, Brandy, Dr. Dre, Chadwick Boseman and Kerry Washington are all set to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. Others stars who are getting stars on the Walk of Fame include Sheryl Lee Ralph, Gwen Stefani, Gal Gadot, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chris Pine, Christina Ricci, Ken Jeong, Eugene Levy, Mario Lopez, Jane Krakowski, Otis Redding (posthumous), and Angie Martinez.
NE-YO'S BABY MAMA DEMANDS PRIMARY CUSTODY AND CHILD SUPPORT FOR TWO KIDS: Ne-Yo's baby mama Sade Bagnerise has demanded primary custody of their two childrenalong with monthly child support. According to RadarOnline, Sade and her lawyer showed up to court last week to respond to Ne-Yo’s lawsuit. Last month, the singer filed a paternity and child support lawsuit against Sade. In his petition, he said they share 2 minor children named Braiden and Brixton. In her countersuit, Sade demanded primary physical custody of the 2 kids but agreed to share joint legal custody, which would allow Ne-Yo to have a say on important matters in their children’s lives. Sade said Ne-Yo should be awarded every other weekend visitation along with alternating holiday parenting time. Further, she asked that the court award her temporary and permanent child support – along with reimbursement for a fair portion of any medical, educational, extracurricular, insurance, or other expenses related to the minor children that she incurs.