BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 2/24/2012Published by Blair Bedford on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10:44 am.
1. Tyler Perry Penning Comeback Role for Diana Ross
Watch out, Madea. Tyler Perry has found himself a new muse in Diana Ross. The director tells Hollyscoop.com that he is dying to work with Ross, and has even penned a script for her return to the big screen.
“I have the perfect role for her,” Perry gushes. “And I haven’t shot that movie yet because I’m waiting for her to say yes.” [MORE]
2. Glee’s Amber Riley: It Was Time to Get Healthy
Amber Riley has taken steps to slim down her figure and last week, our favorite Glee girl showed off her new body in a midnight blue Theia gown, which she styled with long curls and warm, smoky makeup. Riley, 26, told People that although she’s always been confident in her skin, she wanted to make healthier choices by cutting out the fast foods that she says “were attacking my stomach.”
“I’ve always been comfortable with my size,” says Riley. “I just decided it was time to get healthy.” [MORE]
3. New Study Links Relaxers To Fibroids
Scientist found rates of fibroids two-to-three times higher in Black women who used chemical relaxers. [MORE]
4. This Day in Black History: Feb. 24, 1864
On this day in 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler earned a doctoral degree from New England Female Medical College in Massachusetts, the first African-American woman to do so. [MORE]
5. GOP Contenders Hold No Punches at Presidential Debate
Republican presidential frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum dominated Wednesday’s presidential debate, exchanging verbal punches throughout the night, but did anyone actually prevail? Here’s BET.com’s take on the winners and losers and some of the event’s best hits. [MORE]