Week Of June 10 - 16 2013

George Zimmerman Murder Trial Begins

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The trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, the teen who was shot and killed by Florida resident, George Zimmerman, started this week. Although Zimmerman’s lawyers requested that the trial be postponed and needed several more weeks to prepare, the judge denied the request and proceeded to begin the trial ASAP. The jury selection in the case started Monday.

Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail

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Chad Johnson has found himself in more trouble. During a court hearing today for a probation violation, he upset the judge by slapping his lawyer on the butt! Chad was close to getting off the hook for his probation violation until violated the courtroom rules with his insulting behavior and landed himself the punishment of 30 days in jail! Chad tweeted a final goodbye saying: Love me through the good and the bad because I'm gone love you regardless... See you in 30..

Tamar & Vince Renewed For Another Season

Everyone’s favorite reality show couple, Tamar & Vince, have been renewed for a second season on WE TV. The second season is set to premiere in September. Check out the sneak peak here.

Jason Kidd Named As Brooklyn Nets Head Coach

The Brooklyn Nets announces this week that former NBA player, Jason Kidd, would take on the role as head coach for the 2013-2014 NBA season. Jason signed a three-year deal with the team and was officially announces as head coach during a conference at the Barclay's Center.

Chrisette Michele Celebrates New Album Release

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WBLS celebrated the release of Chrisette Michele's new album, "Better" with an intimate cupcake meet and great and an album release party aboard the Luxury Infinity Yacht! "Better" is in stores now!

BET Announces New Reality Show “Hop Hop Sisters”

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BET has just announced that they will begin filming a reality show entitled, “Hip Hop Sisters” and featuring a few female hip hop legends including MC Lyte, The Lady of Rage, Monie Love and more while newcomer Lil Mama pairs up as MC Lyte’s mentee throughout the series. The show comes from MC Lyte’s non-profit organization, Hip Hop Sisters Network that promotes positive images of women of color.

Ne-Yo & Ciara Team Up For “Body Party “ (REMIX)

It looks like Ciara has teamed with Ne-Yo to produce yet another remix to her hit single, “Body Party”. Take a listen to the remix above.

‘RHOA’ Stars Cynthia Bailey And Peter Thomas Pen Memoir

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Reality star couple, Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas, recently penned a memoir entitled, “Carry-On Baggage: Our Nonstop Flight” about how they made their relationship work. The couple wrote the book to “inspire, provoke and make readers laugh out loud”. In the book, the couple talks about raising a blending family and keeping their relationship hot after 40. The book is set to hit shelves this July.

Paris Jackson Released From Hospital

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According to the New York Post, 15-year-old Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, is being released from the hospital this week. She was hospitalized last week after an attempted suicide. It’s been reported that Paris might be spending time with her biological mother once she’s released.

Steve Harvey’s Talk Show Renewed Until 2016

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Congratulations to our very own, Steve Harvey, as his daytime talk show has been renewed through 2016! Ted Harbert, chairman of NBC Broadcasting, stated: "Steve is one of the best entertainers in the country, and his first season has been a tremendous success because of the personal connection he makes with his daytime audience.”