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As Oprah gets ready to say goodbye to her daytime talk show on May 25th after 25 years on the air, rumors are beginning to circulate about who she will have as her guests on her last show.
Word is spreading that the Queen of Talk wants to invite some of her favorite guests of all time on that day to help her say goodbye. Rumor is that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith (along with their kids, Willow and Jaden) will be among her special guests.
Here’s what Oprah said recently about saying goodbye to her daytime talk show:
“I genuinely feel appreciated and loved by this audience that has grown up with me. Which, for me, is a huge, huge, huge accomplishment…..Because I grew up feeling the opposite of that. Feeling a void, as a little girl, feeling that really nobody loved me. So to be surrounded by this, that is what I’m going to feel. And when you see the tears on the last show, that’s what those tears will be about. Those tears will not be about sadness.”
Rumor Mill: Will and Jada to Appear on Oprah’s Last Show
Rev Jesse Jackson has been accused of sexually harassing a former Rainbow Push Coalition employee named Tony Bennett.
The openly gay former staffer claims that Rev Jesse Jackson propositioned him for oral sex and forced him to perform demeaning tasks like cleaning up Jackson’s room after he had had sex with various women.
Bennett has filed a wrongful termination and discrimination complaint with Chicago’s Commission on Human Rights and is seeking more than $450,000 for back and front pay as well as emotional distress.
Here are more details according to NBC Chicago:
The complaint, filed sometime last year by Tommy R. Bennett, a regular on the Tom Joyner Radio show and member of Barack Obama’s LGBT Leadership Council, includes shocking allegations about Jackson’s behavior toward the openly gay staffer including an allegation that the civil rights leader propositioned him.
Jackson has denied the allegations in a legal response that was filed in July 2010 and resurfaced when the Windy City Times published a story Tuesday.
Bennett, 55, claims Jackson ridiculed him in front of other employees and required him to perform “humiliating tasks” like escorting women to Jackson’s various hotel rooms, cleaning up after alleged trysts and packing his clothing. It also includes an allegation that Jackson asked for oral sex, according to the claim. Jackson flatly denied each claim in his response.
“The Rainbow PUSH Coalition unequivocally deny Tommy Bennett’s false claims of harassment, retaliation and discrimination,” the organization said in a statement released late Thursday, adding that it is “fully cooperating with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations and expect to be fully exonerated.”
(Rumor Mill) Jesse Jackson Accused of Gay Harassment
Twitter has been circulating so far unconfirmed news that celebrity hairstylist Dariel Pulliam has died. Pulliam worked for BET where he styled Keyshia Cole and her family (Frankie and Neffie) and also worked on “What Chilli Wants.”
We will update when we have more info.
In the meantime, here are a few celebs who have tweeted their condolences:
LisaWuHartwell lisa wu hartwell
#rip @DarielLoves A truly sweet person : ( you will b missed.
RasheedagaPeach Rapper Rasheeda:
Rip to my friend, a fabulous person, hairstylist & a beautiful spirit @DarielLoves u will be missed…
TionnaSmalls Boss Tionna Smalls
My life is distraught. My friend, make up artist, atl hairstylist (what chilli wants 2) Dariel Pulliam (@darielloves) has passed. May he RIP
Report: Celebrity Hairstylist Dariel Pulliam Dies
Williams also says that the former Notorious B.I.G. mistress has a really bad durg problem (pills and cocaine) and has herpes. He also says that she regularly, uh, “serviced” Lil Wayne in exchange for money. He also says Baltimore borrowed money from Birdman.
Williams says he made the video after the rapper threatened to put HIM on blast on Facebook and Twitter. sigh.
Here’s the video below:
Report: Charli Baltimore’s Ex Says She is Broke, Has Herpes, and Is Hooked on Drugs
As we reported yesterday, Foxy Brown was reportedly kicked off Tom Joyner’s cruise last week for acting out. The rapper took to Twitter to defend herself saying that all that talk about her getting kicked off was all a lie made up by Tom Joyner, who she facetiously referred to as “Grandpa.”
Now new details are beginning to emerge about what happened during the cruise. TMZ is reporting that a missed nail appointment is what set Foxy Brown off. Yes, we said nail appointment.
Apparently, the rap star missed her scheduled nail appointment and showed up 3 hours later expecting the salon would accommodate her anyway. When they turned her away she reportedly threw a fit and security had to physically remove her from the salon and escort her back to her room.
As you may remember, this isn’t the first time Foxy Brown has gotten in trouble in a nail salon. In 2004, she was charged with assault for beating up two nail salon employees and in 2007 she allegedly beat up another employee at a salon.
What’s up with Foxy and her nails? We have a suggestion for a title for her autobiography, if she ever writes one: “Nails: A Black Girl’s Ordeal.”
Rumor Mill: Missed Nail Appointment Caused Foxy Brown To Go Crazy On Joyner Cruise
Stone was taken into custody and booked for speeding and a suspended license. She was reportedly released an hour after being brought in.
Reps for the singer have yet to release an official statement.
R&B Star Angie Stone Arrested