Donna’s Weekend Entertainment Wrap- Up- March 5, 2017
Obamas sign a $65 Million Book Deal
Penguin Random House, out of several publishers, won the bid to publish their memoirs.
It is a joint deal that appears to be bigger than any previous presidential book deal in history. Sources are saying they are making about $65 million, which is a huge amount of money for a presidential memoir.
Someone is NOT invited back to the Oscars… ever!
They had ONE job that night! Apparently the two accountants who were responsible for the huge Oscars announcement mistake are banned from the Oscars. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz will not be asked back for future ceremonies. Also, the Academy’s relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm responsible for the results of the show, is still under review. Some sources say that Brian had just tweeted a backstage photo of Emma Stone and was seen with two envelopes in his hand and a cell phone. He allegedly handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope, which was actually a duplicate of the last envelope announcing Emma Stone as Best Actress. This mix up had Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announce” LaLa Land” as the winner and not “Moonlight”, which actually won! What a HOT mess!
#OscarsNOTso White this year!
Just a year after #OscarsSoWhite , this year’s Oscars made history with the most black winners… ever! Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences, and Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight. O.J.: Made in America producer Ezra Edelman became the night’s second black winner, sharing the Best Documentary Oscar with Caroline Waterlow. Moonlight director Barry Jenkins also won for the screenplay he co-wrote with Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose play, In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, the movie is based upon. Moonlight did win Best Picture, but none of the producers are black.
Oprah Running For President?
In a conversation with billionaire David Rubenstein on Bloomberg’s “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations.” Oprah said,
“— I never considered the conversation even a possibility. I just thought, oh, oh,”
She later added, “No, that won’t be happening, but I mean, I did used to think, well gee, you had to know so much more than I thought you had to know.”
Then Rubenstein said, “It’s clear that you don’t need government experience to be elected president of the United States, right?”
“That’s what I thought. I thought, ‘Oh gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough,'” Winfrey said. “And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh! Oh.”
This conversation took place in December.
When she made an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” In January, when asked would she run she said, “NEVER!”.
Gospel Sensation Tasha Cobbs (Break Every Chain)Ties the Knot
Gospel sensation and my birthday twin Tasha Cobbs married Kenneth Leonard on Friday, March 3 in a private ceremony. She revealed the marriage on her instagram page.
Singer/Actor Tyrese Found Love… Again
Tyrere married Samantha Lee, a counselor and social worker. Unfortunately the couple got dogged on social media when Tyrese, who announced his marriage via social media, hash-tagged #blackqueen, which has since been deleted. Lee’s reported Ecuadorian, Jamaican and African American heritage wasn’t immediately obvious, (she looks white). Tyrese set their wedding day pictures to Brian Courtney Wilson’s song “I’ll Just Say Yes.
Some A Team and Black Girl Magic on Dancing with the Stars
The dancing reality show is back and is bringing The A-Team’s Mr. T., Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles, Legendary Singer/Musician Charo, Singer Normani Kordei (Fifth Harmony) and the NFL’s Rashad Jennings (The NY Jets). Dancing With The Stars premieres Monday, March 20th at 8pm on ABC.
Two 90s’ groups are back TLC and Xcape!
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozanda “Chilli”Thomas, have announced their new album that is scheduled to come out this summer!
And Kandi Burruss, Tiny Harris, LaTocha and Tamika Scott got their fans all excited when they buried the hatch and announced they would be getting back together, but according to TMZ, there is no tour planned for any time soon.