Maya Angelou was Not Hospitalized
Octogenarian poet Maya Angelou was alive and well on Sunday, despite the dire overnight reports of online gossip site TMZ and a panicked army of Twitter followers. TMZ reported on Saturday night that the prolific writer was hospitalized earlier in the evening ahead of a scheduled appearance at an awards show in Los Angeles. The report spread like wildfire through cyberspace, and Angelou became the top trending topic on Twitter as anguished members of the microblogging site passed around the news. Some morbid scribes added an “R.I.P.” for good measure. (Continue Reading…)

For Shepherd, ‘Sherri’ is Reality Television
She has gone down eight dress sizes. But Sherri Shepherd is feeling twice as big today. Her autobiographical sitcom, Sherri, premieres on Lifetime (tonight at 7 ET/PT), the same day as her advice book, Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Herself a Break, hits bookstores. Next week, the Lifetime show moves to its regular slot (Tuesday 10 p.m. ET/PT). “It’s so in sync,” Shepherd, 42, says of her dual debuts. “I’ve dreamed about this for 20 years, so it doesn’t feel like work.” (Continue Reading…)

Real Housewives’ Kandi Burruss Releases Statement On Fiance AJ’s Death
A day after the tragic death of fiancé Ashley “A.J.” Jewell, Real Housewives of Atlanta songstress Kandi Burruss is speaking out on her heartbreak. “I am devastated by the loss of A.J. His death comes on the heels of the death of my beloved Uncle Ralph and with both of them gone, my heart is heavy with grief,” she said in a statement to E! News. (Continue Reading…)

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