Hudson Leads Image Awards with 7 Nods
They can act and they can sing. And now Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Beyonce Knowles are getting recognized for both talents. The trio received NAACP Image Award nominations Wednesday in both film and music categories. Hudson, who is still grieving the loss of her mother, brother and nephew, leads the pack with seven nominations, followed by Knowles with six. All three women face off in the outstanding female music artist, best music video and for outstanding supporting actress. Hudson and Keys were nominated for their work in The Secret Life of Bees, and Knowles for her role in Cadillac Records. (Continue Reading…)

Kanye West Mom’s Surgeon Jailed for DUI in California
The doctor who operated on Kanye West’s mother a day before she died has been literally barred from plying his trade. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jan Adams, who last year pleaded no contest to misdemeanor driving under the influence, was sentenced Monday in Solano County Court to a year in jail. Not long after the circumstances surrounding 58-year-old Donda West’s death came under intense scrutiny, Adams was busted early on the morning of June 26 in Vallejo, Calif., after officers spotted him using an exit ramp to get on the freeway. (Continue Reading…)

Real Housewife Sheree Whitfield Appeals to Ga. Supreme Court
The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Sheree Whitfield has said she wanted a seven figure settlement in her divorce from former Falcon ex-husband Bob Whitfield, and she must have meant it. She’s filed an appeal with the Georgia Supreme Court in a case to be heard Monday because she didn’t like what she got, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting. This comes even though she was awarded $2,142.87 a month in child support for the couple’s two kids, who were 8 and 11 when the Whitfields finally divorced after seven years in 2007 (four of which the couple was separated). (Continue Reading…)

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