BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 6/15/2012Published by Blair Bedford on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 10:43 am.
1. Fired Basketball Wives Cast Members Revealed
Days after creator and executive producer Shaunie O’Neal said ominously that three castmembers from the hit reality show would be let go, the pink slips have been handed out.
TMZ reports that Royce Reed, Jennifer Williams and Kesha Nichols are the unlucky trio who have been fired from the controversial show. Sources allegedly connected with the production tell the gossip site that the three are considered “dead weight” to the franchise, and will be formally let go any day now. [MORE]
2. Blueberries Fight Belly Fat!
Health experts have always raved about the health benefits of blueberries, but now, a new University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests that blueberries may help reduce belly fat and risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome. [MORE]
3. Black Theater Companies Stage Benefit Production Honoring James Baldwin
A number of Black actors and theaters in cities across the country will lend their talents to a benefit production of James Baldwin’s three-act play The Amen Corner on Monday, June 18, for the 1 Voice, 1 Play, 1 Day project.
Twenty-five African-American theaters are set to take part in the project, founded by Project1Voice, a not-for-profit national performing arts service organization that advocates on issues specifically affecting Black theater. [MORE]
4. Raven-Symoné Attends Gay Pride Event in New York City
Is Raven-Symoné taking a page from the Queen Latifah media playbook?
The petite star, who addressed rumors that she is in a lesbian relationship with America’s Next Top Model contestant AzMarie Livingston by, essentially, refusing to comment, let her actions speak for her by attending a gay pride event in New York City on Monday night. [MORE]