Tamera Mowry-Housley does not want it with Rihanna’s Navy and who could blame her because those teenagers will snap your neck and beat you down to the white meat. Knowing this, Tamera stopped whatever controversy might’ve arisen from a recent interview in which it seems the writer awkwardly used a Rih-Rih and Chris anecdote to spice up something the "Sister, Sister" alum said.
Speaking with CocoaFab, Tamera reportedly said: “Like my grandmother always said, ‘dare to be different,'" after which the writer added "While it’s popular these days to be the Rihanna to his Chris (okay, sans the abuse fiasco), consider being different from all of the overly sexy, turnt up girls."
In response, Tamera took to Twitter to clear the air:
"To cause a controversy @mycocoafab that doesn't exist is NOT cool. I'm I absolutely love @rihanna! Please don't make up situations at my expense @mycocoafab to try to stay relevant. Please don't put words in my mouth. Not cool! Rihanna's or Chris's name NEVER came up in that the interview @mycocoafab I'm so confused as to why this site would do this?I forgive you guys 🙂 Just had to clear that up:)" [Cocoa Fab, Tamera Mowry-Housley]
I thought this was already established, but for inquiring teens and their older sisters and brothers, Chris Brown is officially single. Yes, that includes having nothing to do with Karreuche Tran – well, not officially anyway. In an interview with Hollywoodlife.com, Chris revealed: ”[Fans have] seen me on and off again with different girls, you know who they are, but right now, as a 24-year-old man, I just choose to be single!”
As for his exes, “I’m still good friends with them. [Now] it’s just me being focused with my music and doing this stuff. Right now, I’m in my prime.” Dude, stop telling us your business. [Gossip On This]
In "why did I go to college" news, Kenya Moore will reportedly receive $600,000 to utilize the lessons she learned in her acting classes on the next season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. A source explained: "NeNe [Leakes], Kim [Zolciak] and Kandi [Burruss] make $800,000 a season but they can make more for doing certain special things, like Kim taking off her wig. Phaedra and Porsha make $50,000 per season." If I decide to become someone’s scene-stealing, “sassy” sidekick on a reality show to pay off my student loan debt, remember this space. [Us Weekly]
And if you want to feel even poorer, make note of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian reportedly spending upwards of $750k on gold toilet seats. The Sun says Kanye ordered six special-edition beds from the company that supplies London’s Savoy Hotel, costing him $174,000 each. If that weren’t enough opulence for you, they also loaded their kitchen with $750,000 worth of Electrolux gear and a Swarovski- encrusted fridge freezer. Of course, The Sun lies like hell, but even if all of this is true, they’re still two of the most famous materialistic people on the planet. Now let’s listen to “New Slaves.” [The Sun]
The other night the wonderful Beyoncé invited ssurvivors of the Boston Marathon bombings backstage at her concert in Boston the other night. The three women each lost a leg in the April 15 attack and have learned to walk again with prosthetics. Hopefully, the Queen will send them each a leotard and they can recreate the “Single Ladies” video. Y’all are bigger than any punk terrorist, ladies. [Page Six]
Dr. Conrad Murray is apparently telling members of the Jackson family and AEG to knuck if they buck. In a voicemail to a friend, Michael Jackson’s last physician said: "Please stop. If you don’t, let this serve as my final warning to both sides. Don’t incite me to testify. Consider this as an imminent nuclear warning. Enough is enough." Mama Jackson is currently suing AEG for $40 billion in a wrongful death suit. Dr. Murray has been subpoenaed to testify. [TMZ]
Try as the light-bright coalition of contemporary music might to make lost Aaliyah vocals work, Timbaland claims that it’s simply no good without him. Talking to Revolt, Tim said, “In music, people always say ‘I’ma do a song with Aaliyah.’ It will never work. Chris Brown got a record. It won’t work. Drake wanna do a record with Aaliyah. It ain’t gonna work. Aaliyah music only work with its soulmate…which is me.” You know, Timbaland and Missy definitely brough the best out of Aaliyah, but to be fair, she could definitely hold her own without him helming the majority of her project. Listen to the third album for clarification. Nonetheless, those two should still be handling the posthumous stuff. [So Furious]
On her forthcoming album, Janelle Monáe makes a big bold claim about what The Electric Lady will represent to BUST magazine: “The ArchAndroid focused on self-realization: realizing your superpower and the things that you’re capable of doing. With The Electric Lady, we’re talking about self-actualization: being the change you want to see. It’s also more personal, more revealing. The new album deals with a new breed of women…strong, bold women who are taking their stands and not being marginalized.” No shade to insert, I’m too busy being excited. [The YBF]
As for other new releases, don’t expect much from Beyoncé. The Hollywood Reporter has a new story out that basically says that a fall release is unlikely. I wish you could hear the pain of heart right now. The outlet reports: “Like a record scratching to a halt, Beyonce, 31, is believed to have auditioned more than 50 songs for her much-anticipated fifth studio album but has decided to scrap them all and start over, a source tells THR.” Excuse me, I need a moment to cry silent tears. [The Hollywood Reporter]
It’s Lil’ Kim’s 39th birthday, y’all. Do you know what she wants besides relevance again? A fifth album from Beyonce. Yes, I’m speaking for her. So? Happy Birthday, Queen Bee! You lost me with that Nicki Minaj beef, but I’ll love you forever for those first three albums. [Crunk + Disorderly]
Michael Arceneaux is a Houston-bred, Howard-educated writer and blogger. You can read more of his work on his site, The Cynical Ones. Follow him on Twitter: @youngsinick