Picture 1153Escort service owner: Tiger was a client
In case you hadn’t heard, Tiger Woods seems to really like the ladies. E! News has now learned that he paid big bucks to meet some of them. The owner of a now-defunct VIP escort service says in an exclusive interview that she counted Woods among her celebrity clients and that the Grand Slam-collecting golfer “had a pretty big appetite for women.” Michelle Braun describes her business, which she closed last year after running into personal legal troubles, as a service that brought men and women together for dates. She would give her employees commissions of up to 60 percent of a booking fee, which was paid up front “purely for introduction.” (Continue Reading…)

Successful, black and lonely
Helena Andrews is 29, single, living in D.C., and might be the star of a black “Sex and the City” — stylish, beautiful and a writer desperately in search of love in the city. Andrews’s life appears charmed: The film rights for her memoir, “Bitch Is the New Black,” a satirical look at successful young black women living in Washington, were purchased before the book was finished. Shonda Rhimes, the executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy,” is set to produce the film and Andrews will write the screenplay. When Andrews pitched the book, she described it as part “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” part “Sex and the City.” The book is to be published in June by Harper Collins. (Continue Reading…)

‘Black Book’ captures African-American experience
The Black Book, which was first published 35 years ago, was like a scrapbook of the African-American experience: In its pages, there were photographs of black men being lynched while white men stood by and smiled. There were advertisements for the public sale of Negroes, and other ads for items like spool cotton and Sunlight soap that featured caricatures of black children. But there were also images of families dressed in their Sunday finest and soldiers who helped break the color barrier in the U.S. military. The book was the first of its kind, a breakthrough and a New York Times best-seller. Now, it has been republished in a 35th anniversary edition. (Continue Reading…)

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