dailyphoto080912.jpgIt’s a Boy for Laila Ali & Curtis Conway
Laila Ali and husband Curtis Conway are parents of a baby boy. Curtis Muhammad Conway was born Aug. 26, Ali announced on her Web site Thursday. The couple’s first child is named after his father and Ali’s — Muhammad Ali. (Continue Reading…)

BET Entertainment Head Hudlin Leaves After 3 Years
BET entertainment chief Reginald Hudlin, who boosted original programming at the channel known for music videos and reruns, is leaving the company, BET Networks said Thursday. Hudlin is returning to his “entrepreneurial roots” as an independent producer, according to an internal memo Thursday from BET Chairwoman and CEO Debra Lee that was released publicly by BET. BET executive Stephen Hill, who’s in charge of music programming and talent, will serve as interim entertainment president during the search to replace Hudlin, Lee said. In her memo, Lee lauded Hudlin for infusing BET’s program development with creativity and energy, and noted that his division produced the network’s highest-rated shows, including “Lil’ Kim: Countdown to Lockdown” and “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is.” Those series exposed the tough lives of the music stars and, like other BET shows, targeted younger viewers. (Continue Reading…)

Zimbabwe Rivals Seal Power-Sharing Deal to End Crisis
Zimbabweans on Friday awaited details of a power-sharing deal to end a political crisis after tortuous talks centred on how much authority veteran leader Robert Mugabe would cede to the opposition. South African President Thabo Mbeki, who served as mediator for nearly 20 months, announced the deal Thursday night, saying: “An agreement has been reached on all items on the agenda… all of them endorsed the document tonight, signed it.” Details were not released and Mbeki said the agreement would only be made public after a formal signing ceremony scheduled for Monday. South African newspapers said the agreement provided for a 50-50 unity government between the 84-year-old Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai, the head of the Movement for Democratic Change, following March polls in which the ruling party was routed for the first time since independence from Britain in 1980. “Mugabe will be president and with two deputies and Tsvangirai prime minister and the head of government with two deputies; they will share ministerial appointments; Mugabe will chair the cabinet, Tsvangirai a council of ministers”, the Business Day daily said. (Continue Reading…)

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