By Tenisha Renee Miller
SUN ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
What up doe! Da Rumor Mill is gassed up and hooked up. When it comes to hooking up, love must be in da air.
Word has it that former Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett got engaged this summer and recently had her bachelorette party in Miami. LeToya and her boo plan to jump the broom next week.
Another couple that’s allegedly openly displaying their hookup is Phaedra, of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, and actor Shemar Moore. The two reportedly met last year on Watch What Happens Live and have been dating since.
Rumor has it that Toni Braxton and Birdman eloped. He reportedly symbolized his love by puttin’ a $10 million rock on her hand that she has no problem flashing. But, what inquiring minds and Lil Wayne wanna know is where he got the loot to buy it. Let’s hope he doesn’t go bankrupt trying to pay it off or someone does jack Toni like they did Kim K.
When it comes to money problems, don’t call Tyrone. Call Will and Jada Smith. Tyrese took to social media after winning a child abuse case. He’s been reportedly havin’ a mental breakdown over the last couple of weeks and turning to social media to vent. His court case has him swamped in legal fees. Instead of singing the blues, Tyrese was crying the blues. He called up Jada Pinkett-Smith and they gave him $5 million. Of course, Tyrese couldn’t shut up after receiving the loot. He showed off his cell phone with Jada’s name appearing on the caller ID to prove he was on the phone with her. He then posted, “Sometimes you just need 1 phone call........... Just know that God is the greatest...... They don’t want any love..... They told me to go easy.... just know that it’s just good to know there’s still some really nice sincere people out here...... Jada-Pinkett-Smith and my hero Will Smith. Not only does your heart beat for Shayla...... it beats for the world....... We love and appreciate you more than you could ever know.”
Speakin’ of love, rapper Meek Mill’s isn’t feelin’ love for a Philadelphia judge, who sentence him to 2 years in prison. Meek reportedly violated his probation from a 2009 drug and weapons charge when he was busted for a fight in a St. Louis airport and was caught driving reckless in New York. He previously violated probation in 2015 and was given a tap on the hand with house arrest. I guess he thought that if he could get off one time, it would work again. Momma always said that a hard head makes a soft butt. Let’s hope his doesn’t get too soft while in prison, if ya know what I mean.
And, we’re breakin’ outta here. Peace out!
Anita Baker will perform on 19th Annual
Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise
PRNewswire/ -- Tom Joyner announced that guests aboard the 2018 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage will be treated to an exclusive Evening With Anita Baker. The eight-time Grammy Award winner will honor radio pioneer Tom Joyner by performing live aboard his annual benefit cruise sailing April 29 – May 6, 2018.
Anita Baker's performance will be a highlight on the cruise as we also celebration Joyner's 25 years in syndication. As the most groundbreaking entertainment cruise, the charitable endeavor is known for featuring over 60 entertainers and comedy acts along with daily empowering seminars, theme nights, morning inspiration, concerts, shopping, beach parties, fitness, late night after-parties, parades and a cavalcade of celebrities celebrating Tom Joyner's efforts to assist students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Tom Joyner announced, "Man do I have a treat! Oooooo…I can't keep a secret. I'll explode! She's coming on the boat…She's coming out of retirement…Anita Baker is coming on the cruise! Anita's coming out of retirement as I go into retirement…and she is coming out of retirement for the cruise…Thank you, Lord!"
Baker's decades-long career has included four platinum and two gold albums with signature R&B hits including "Caught Up in the Rapture", "Sweet Love" and "Giving You the Best That I Got". Her unique voice has the sultry vibe of a jazz singer and has been the cornerstone of a sound that has helped to shape R&B since her solo career began in the early 80s.
Although the Detroit-bred contralto established a musical style that has noticeably influenced an entire generation of talents, Baker herself has remained unmoved by the ebb and flow of trends in the industry. It is that timelessness that has left fans clamoring for her presence on the music scene ever since the wife and mother took a hiatus from the spotlight to focus on family.
Catch Anita Baker on Twitter at @IAMANITABAKER.
Tom Joyner can be found on Facebook at @TomJoynerMorningShow ; Twitter at @TJMShow ; Details on the cruise can be found at BlackAmericaWeb.com or call 972.980.S-A-I-L.