• Celebrity Health Issues


    Kandi Burruss’ Husband Todd Tucker’s Mother Sharon Passes Away After Suffering A Stroke
    December 2, 2014 – Our condolences go out to Todd Tucker and Kandi Burruss, who just lost Todd’s mother Sharon to a stroke. Todd’s mother passed away suddenly this afternoon after suffering a stroke yesterday and being rushed to a nearby hospital.
    Jada Pinkett Smith’s 61-Year-Old Mother Has A Bangin’ Bikini Body!
    December 2, 2014 – After seeing Jada Pinkett Smith’s 61-year-old mom in a bikini, you’ll wanna renew that gym membership — or pray to the aging gods that you’ll end up like this.
    Former Model And Restauranteur B. Smith Found After Disappearance Due To Alzheimers
    November 26, 2014 – Pioneering former model B. Smith, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, was found Wednesday in Manhattan — a day after she vanished while heading out to the Hamptons.
    Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dead At 78
    November 23, 2014 – Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, a Washington hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78.
    Tracy Morgan Battling Severe Brain Injury
    November 19, 2014 – Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it’s uncertain if he will be “the Tracy Morgan he once was,” his lawyer said Tuesday.
    Sugarhill Gang Rapper Big Bank Hank Dead At 57
    November 12, 2014 – A member of the Sugarhill Gang, whose pioneering hit “Rapper’s Delight” brought hip hop to mainstream audiences 35 years ago, died Tuesday of complications from cancer.
    Missy Elliott Displays Significant Weight Loss At Soul Train Awards
    November 9, 2014 – Even in a baggy bejeweled hood and leather pants, the legendary emcee, 43, was able to show off her 30-pound weight looks, looking fit and trim.

    Kelly Rowland Gives Birth To Baby Boy
    November 5, 2014 – Just call it destiny: Kelly Rowland is a mama! The singer welcomed her first child with husband Tim Weatherspoon on Tuesday, Nov. 4, her rep confirms to BHZ exclusively.
    ‘Fresh Prince’s’ Alfonso Ribeiro Welcomes Second Child, A Baby Boy
    October 28, 2013 – Alfonso Ribeiro welcomed his second child on Sunday. And we’d like to believe the actor is somewhere doing “the Carlton” dance right about now.
    Halle Berry Talks Candidly To BHZ About Being A Sex Symbol And Aging In Hollywood
    October 28, 2014 – As an actor you face having to age and redefine yourself. The roles you were able to play before, you can’t play anymore. So you have to adapt and play a different role.
    American Idol Alum Joanne Borgella Succumbs To Cancer At 32
    October 19, 2014 – Joanne Borgella, who was a contestant on Season 7 of American Idol, died Saturday after a long battle with endometrial cancer, according to a post on her Facebook page.
    Stacey Dash Advocates For Ebola Quarantine Centers In U.S.
    October 16, 2014 – Dash appeared on a Fox News program, joining a panel discussion about the U.S. government’s response to the Ebola outbreak. The former actress ended up suggesting that quarantine centers be set up across the U.S. specifically for those suspected of having Ebola.
    Tyler Perry And Girlfriend, Gelila Bekele, Are Expecting A Child
    September 27, 2014 – Tyler Perry confirms he’s going to be a dad. When asked about the prospects Friday at the opening night of the New York Film Festival, Perry responded cheerfully.

    How Sherri Saum And Kamar De Los Reyes Manage Twin Boys
    August 7, 2014 – When it comes to managing their twin boys, Sherri Saum and her husband, Kamar de los Reyes, take a divide-and-conquer approach.
    LeBron James Cut Carbs From His Diet, Has Lost ‘Significant’ Weight This Summer
    August 5, 2014 – LeBron James on Monday posted a photo to Instagram in which he looks skinnier than usual. Brian Windhorst of ESPN said on Twitter that LeBron had lost “significant weight” since he reduced his carbohydrate intake earlier this summer.
    USA Basketball Player Paul George Has Surgery After Gruesome Leg Injury
    August 2, 2014 On a night that was intended to mark the return of Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose from a devastating knee injury, Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George gruesomely broke his right leg during Team USA’s exhibition game at the Thomas Mack Center on Friday in Las Vegas.
    Swizz Beatz And Alicia Keys Expecting Second Child
    July 31, 2014 – The “Girl on Fire” singer, 33, made the announcement with an adorable photo on Instagram, posing in a flowing white dress next to husband Swizz Beatz and showing off quite the baby bump.
    LeBron James And Wife Are Expecting A Baby Girl
    July 9, 2014 – LeBron James and his wife, Savannah Brinson, are expecting a girl. Us Weekly confirmed the news Tuesday after weeks of speculation that Brinson may be pregnant.
    Tyra Banks Gives Us Her Take On The Future Of Plastic Surgery
    July 8, 2014 – Tyra Banks has come out with a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece giving her take on the future of beauty and here is what she imagined:
    U.S. Soccer Team Superstar Tim Howard Suffers From Tourette’s Syndrome
    July 2, 2014 – When the ball is far away, he says he indulges his twitches. “I don’t suppress it.” But when an opposing striker approaches and readies an attack, which happened over and again on Tuesday, his muscles miraculously calm. “I have no idea how I do it.”
    Serena Williams Gets Sick At Wimbledon
    July 1, 2014 – Serena Williams withdrew from her doubles match with her sister Venus because of a virus Tuesday. “I am heartbroken I’m not able to continue in the tournament,’’ Williams said in a statement released nearly two hours after she departed the grounds with her sister in a chauffeured car.
    ‘Designing Women’ Actor Meshach Taylor Dies
    June 30, 2014 – Actor Meshach Taylor, best known for his role as the ex-con deliveryman Anthony Bouvier in the 1980s sitcom “Designing Women,” died Saturday at his home in Altadena, Calif. He was 67.
    Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dead At 70
    June 27, 2014 – Bobby Womack, who spanned the American soul music era, touring as a gospel singer in the 1950s, playing guitar in Sam Cooke’s backup band in the early ’60s, writing hit songs recorded by Wilson Pickett and the Rolling Stones and composing music that broke onto the pop charts, has died. He was 70.
    Rapper Rick Ross Loses 100 Pounds
    June 20, 2014 – Have you seen Rick Ross lately? The hip-hop star has been losing weight gradually since last year and has dropped an estimated 100 pounds at least, according to reports.
    Screen, Stage Legend Ruby Dee Dies At 91
    June 11, 2014 – Ruby Dee, the award-winning actress whose seven-decade career included triumphs on stage and screen, has died. She was 91.
    Kelly Rowland Is Pregnant
    June 10, 2014 – Kelly Rowland is expecting! The singer broke the news of her pregnancy via Instagram on Tuesday, June 10, posting a picture of a pair of baby Jordan sneakers.
    Comedian Tracy Morgan Critically Injured In Car Accident
    June 7, 2014 – Actor Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after a six-vehicle accident in New Jersey early Saturday, authorities said.
    B. Smith, Model And Restaurant Entrepreneur, Battling Alzheimer’s
    June 6, 2014 – Legendary model and entrepreneur B. Smith — one of the first black faces to grace the cover of “Mademoiselle” — has gone public with her fight with Alzheimer’s disease.
    Maya Angelou Dead At 86
    May 28, 2014 – A literary voice revered globally for her poetic command and her commitment to civil rights has fallen silent. Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, said her literary agent, Helen Brann.
    Herb Jeffries, Star Of Black Cowboy Films, Dies At 100
    May 26, 2014 – A pioneer in African American-targeted Western movies and jazz singer Herb Jeffries, the “Bronze Buckaroo,” has died. He was 100. Jeffries died of heart failure in West Hills, Calif. on Sunday, according to the LA Times. His health had been declining for some time.
    Toni Braxton Thinks Sons Autism Is Punishment For Earlier Abortion
    May 23, 2014 – Braxton, whose parents were both Christian pastors, writes, “I knew I’d taken a life … I believed God’s payback was to give my son autism”
    Rapper Fabolous Suffers Minor Injuries In Car Crash
    May 21, 2014 – Rapper Fabolous walked away nearly unscathed after his black Cadillac Escalade collided with a truck on a Queens New York highway early Wednesday morning, he said on social media.
    Singer Ciara Gives Birth To Baby Boy
    May 20, 2014 – Ciara has now joined the ranks of the most glam moms in town, because she gave birth yesterday! The singer and her fiance, rapper Future, welcomed their baby boy Monday morning in LA, who weighed a healthy 9 pounds and 10 ounces.
    Halle Berry Opens Up About Her ‘Geriatric Pregnancy’
    May 20, 2014 – One look at Halle Berry and you know there’s nothing “geriatric” about her at 47, she’s still smoking hot. But when it came to her recent pregnancy, that was a label put on her.
    Colts’ Robert Mathis Suspended Four Games For Failing Drug Test
    May 16, 2014 – The NFL and the Colts announced Friday that outside linebacker Robert Mathis was suspended four games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
    Hank Baskett And Kendra Wilkinson Give Birth To Baby Girl
    May 16, 2014 – Reality star Kendra Wilkinson gave birth to a baby girl, ABC News has confirmed with her rep. Now the “Kendra on Top” star has one of each! This is the second child for the former “Girls Next Door” star, 28, and her husband Hank Baskett. The couple has been married since 2009.
    Why Halle Berry Isn’t Worrying About Dieting Post-Baby
    May 12, 2014 – The “X-Men” star Halle Berry welcomed son Maceo Martinez with husband Olivier Martinez in October 2013, but she isn’t in any rush to start dieting. Her son brings “more love, more joy” to her life, which is all she’s concerned with.
    Kerry Washington Secretly Gives Birth To Baby Daughter Isabelle
    Kerry Washington is good at keeping things hush-hush. The “Scandal” star, 37, gave birth to her first child two weeks ago. Washington and husband Nnamdi Asomugha welcomed daughter Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha in Los Angeles on April 21.
    DJ E-Z Rock Dead: ‘It Takes Two’ Hitmaker Dies At 46, Rob Base Confirms
    “It Takes Two” rapper Rob Base confirmed his longtime collaborator DJ E-Z Rock died on Sunday. A spokesperson for the hip-hop producer told Rolling Stone that E-Z Rock, whose real name was Rodney “Skip” Bryce, passed away on Sunday at the age of 46. A cause of death has yet to be revealed.
    Former Boxer Rubin (Hurricane) Carter Dies At 76
    Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, a star prizefighter whose career was cut short by a murder conviction in New Jersey and who became an international cause célèbre while imprisoned for 19 years before the charges against him were dismissed, died on Sunday morning at his home in Toronto. He was 76.
    Wu-Tang Clan-Associated Rapper Cuts Off Penis Then Attempts Suicide
    A rapper affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan reportedly severed his own penis before jumping off a second-story balcony in an alleged suicide attempt.
    Idris Elba And Girlfriend Naiyana Garth Give Birth To Baby Boy Winston
    Idris Elba has welcomed a baby boy with girlfriend Naiyana Garth and named him Winston after his late dad. The Luther actor couldn’t wait to share his excitement and posted this adorable snap of him holding his son’s tiny hand on Twitter
    The Blind Side Star Quinton Aaron Kicked Off US Airways Flight ‘For Being Too Big’
    Actor Quinton Aaron, the star of the Oscar-nominated film The Blind Side, was reportedly forced off a US Airways flight Friday because he could not fit into his seat.
    Rapper Benzino Shot While Driving In Mother’s Funeral Procession
    Rapper Benzino, whose real name is Raymond Scott was the victim of a drive by shooting on March 29, and the trigger man turned out to be his own nephew — 36-year-old Gai Scott. Gai allegedly pulled up alongside Benzino’s SUV while he was driving in his mother’s funeral procession and opened fire.
    Ciara And Future Confirm They’re Expecting A Boy
    Ciara has finally confirmed what everyone already suspected: she’s expecting a boy. The mom-to-be shared photos from her baby shower on Saturday
    Evelyn Lozada, Basketball Wives Star, Gives Birth To Baby Boy
    She’s popped! Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada has given birth to a baby boy, her rep confirms to LHZ. She announced the happy news herself via Twitter on Saturday, March 22.
    Actress Kim Fields Gives Birth To Baby Boy
    Actress Kim Fields, 44, is famous for learnin’ the “Facts of Life” on the hit 1980s TV show. And her recent unexpected baby boy is a reminder that those facts can sneak up on you.
    ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Is Battling Cancer
    “I never ask what stage I’m in,” he said recently over lunch. “I haven’t wanted to know. It won’t change anything to me. All I know is that it would cause more worry and a higher degree of freakout. Stage 1, 2 or 8, it doesn’t matter. I’m trying to fight it the best I can.”
    Thandie Newton Gives Birth To Baby Boy Booker Jombe Parker
    Thandie Newton and husband Ol Parker have welcomed a third child into their lives. The “Rogue” actress announced on Twitter that she gave birth to baby boy Booker Jombe Parker on March 3.
    Chris Brown Officially Diagnosed With PTSD And Bipolar Disorder
    Chris Brown’s history of aggression is due to the singer’s post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder, a rehab facility has confirmed.
    Paula Patton’s Son Julian Involved In Minor Car Accident
    Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are having a tough week. Three days after announcing their split, the pair’s 3-year-old son Julian has reportedly been involved in a minor car accident.
    Attorney General Eric Holder Hospitalized
    Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized briefly on Thursday after becoming lightheaded and experiencing shortness of breath, the Justice Department said.
    Vanessa Simmons Welcomes A Baby Girl With Mike Wayans
    Mike Wayans and Vanessa Simmons welcomed a baby girl last week, their first child together, a rep for Simmons confirmed to BHZ.
    Rapper Lil’ Kim Is Pregnant With First Child
    Surprise! Lil’ Kim is with child! The 39-year-old rapper shocked onlookers and fans in New York City on Wednesday when she stepped out sporting a large baby bump during a fashion week event.
    Michael Jordan And His Wife Yvette Prieto Welcome Twin Girls
    Michael Jordan has more to be happy about than just the improved play of his NBA franchise. His wife, Yvette, has given birth to the couple’s identical twin daughters, Jordan’s spokeswoman Estee Portnoy told BHZ.
    Eva Marcille Gives Birth To First Child, Baby Girl
    Another model in the making! Eva Marcille has given birth to her first child, a baby girl. The America’s Next Top Model cycle three winner announced the happy news on Friday, Jan. 31.
    Mary J. Blige’s Father Critical After Stabbing
    The father of R&B superstar Mary J. Blige was in critical condition in a Michigan hospital after he was stabbed in the neck Thursday, police said.
    Jesse Williams, Grey’s Anatomy Star, Welcomes Baby Girl Sadie With Wife Aryn Drake-Lee
    Dr. Avery is a new dad! Jesse Williams and his wife Aryn Drake-Lee have welcomed a baby girl, BHZ can exclusively confirm. We broke news in October that the couple were expecting their first child.
    Gabrielle Union Is On A…Porn Diet?!
    How does Gabrielle Union keep her bodacious figure in shape? Turns out she looks to porn stars for fitness and nutrition inspiration!
    Dennis Rodman Checks Into Alcohol Rehab
    Former basketball star Dennis Rodman has checked into an alcohol-rehabilitation center after facing backlash for his visit to North Korea.
    Singer Ciara Is Pregnant
    The 28-year-old singer confirmed that she is expecting a child with her fiance, rapper Future. This will be Ciara’s first child.
    Guitarist Nile Rodgers: ‘I’m All Clear’ Of Cancer
    Nile Rodgers got some good news from his doctor earlier this week. The Chic guitarist and Daft Punk collaborator was given the all-clear in his fight against prostate cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2010.
    ‘Motown: The Musical’ Star Valisia LeKae Striken With Ovarian Cancer
    The budding Broadway star who played Diana Ross in the hit show “Motown the Musical” was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in late 2013. She went through surgery and this week endured the first of six planned rounds of chemotherapy.
    James Avery, Beloved Dad Star Of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ Dies At 68
    Actor James Avery, who played the beloved Uncle Phil on the hit 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” died Tuesday, his publicist confirmed. He was 68.
    Rev Run’s Daughter Vanessa Simmons Expecting First Child With Mike Wayans
    The 30-year-old entrepreneur, who is the eldest child of rap icon Rev Run, announced the baby news by posting a sonogram on Instagram.
    Dwyane Wade Fathers Baby Boy
    NBA star Dwyane Wade recently spent time with his new baby boy he fathered with a woman while on a break with now-fiancée Gabrielle Union, a source close to the couple tells BHZ.
    Rapper Ludacris Fathers Baby Girl
    Atlanta rapper-actor Ludacris has been making the scene with his lovely lady friend Eudoxie quite a bit lately, but found the time to father a child with another woman.
    Kandi Burruss From “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Shares A Sexy Pic Amidst Kenya Moore’s Weight Criticism
    What weight problem? The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss got her own little dig in at Kenya Moore with a sexy swimsuit shot she posted during a beach excursion on Christmas Eve.
    Nelson Mandela Dead At 95
    Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.
    Jada Pinkett Smith Looking Fabulously Fit At 42
    Beach bikini babe! Jada Pinkett Smith spent her Thanksgiving weekend in Hawaii, showing off her flawless physique and toned tummy in several bikinis as she frolicked on the beach with her family.
    Michael Jordan And His New Wife Are Expecting
    Retired American basketball star Michael Jordan is going to be a father again. He and his Cuban-American model wife, Yvette Prieto, are expecting their first child.
    ‘Basketball Wives’ Star Evelyn Lozada Pregnant
    Evelyn Lozada has apparently moved on from Chad Johnson in a big way. The reality TV star was spotted with a huge baby bump walking on a beach in Hawaii
    Mary J. Blige Shows Off Her Killer Abs On SHAPE Mag’s December 2013 Issue
    She’s got abs of steel and works hard for them. Check out Mary J. Blige on the cover of SHAPE magazine’s December 2013 issue
    David Dinkins, Former NYC Mayor, Hospitalized With Pneumonia
    Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins has been hospitalized with pneumonia. His law partner and adviser, Peter Johnson, says Dinkins is being treated at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

    ‘Scandal’ Star Kerry Washington Expecting First Child With NFL Husband Nnamdi Asomugha
    “Scandal” star Kerry Washington is reportedly expecting her first child with NFL player husband Nnamdi Asomugha, according to Us Weekly. “She’s about four months along,” a friend of the 36-year-old actress told the mag.
    Hank Baskett Expecting Second Baby With Wife Kendra Wilkinson
    Baby No. 2 is on the way! Kendra Wilkinson is expecting her second child with husband Hank Baskett, a source exclusively confirms to BHZ. The reality star and former Playboy model, 28, is around eight weeks pregnant.
    Cary Booker, Father Of Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Dead At 76
    Cary Booker, the father of Newark Mayor Cory Booker, died Thursday after a long bout with Parkinson’s disease, the mayor’s Senate campaign said. He was 76.
    ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams, Wife Aryn Drake-Lee Expecting First Child
    Jesse Williams is going from TV doctor to real life dad! The 32-year-old “Grey’s Anatomy” star is expecting his first child with wife Aryn Drake-Lee, according to Us Weekly.
    Halle Berry Gives Birth To Baby Boy
    It’s a boy for Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez. A representative for the 47-year-old actress confirms that the couple welcomed their son on Saturday.
    Lions Wide Receiver Nate Burleson Breaks Arm In Car Crash
    Nate Burleson leaned over early Tuesday morning to try to adjust one of the pizza boxes falling off a seat in his black 2009 GMC Yukon. By doing so, the Detroit Lions wide receiver could be out of action for a long time.
    Oprah Winfrey Admits To Having A Nervous Breakdown Last Year
    Television personality, media mogul, actress and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey has confirmed reports that she suffered from a nervous breakdown last year.
    Fox Sports Reporter Pam Oliver Suffered Concussion From Football To The Face
    Pam Oliver suffered a concussion when she was drilled in the face by an errant pass while reporting on the sidelines in mid-August.
    Lamar Odom Arrested On DUI Suspicion
    It’s been a bad few days for Lamar Odom. The embattled reality star and NBA player was arrested and charged with DUI in Los Angeles this morning, ABC News has confirmed.
    Lamar Odom Missing, Family And Friends Are Worried
    Lamar Odom has vanished and everyone in his life fears the worst — that he’s off somewhere on a drug binge … TMZ has learned.
    Giants Safety Stevie Brown Suffers Knee Injury
    New York Giants safety Stevie Brown suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against the New York Jets on Saturday.
    Former Disney Channel Star Lee Thompson Young Found Dead
    Lee Thompson Young, a former Disney Channel star who appeared on “Rizzoli & Isles,” was found dead this morning at the age of 29. Police confirmed that the versatile young actor died in an apparent suicide of a gunshot wound.
    Singer Miguel Charged With DUI In California
    California Highway Patrol police pulled the half Mexican half African American singer over for speeding his 2013 BMW X6 at about 2:15 a.m. and got a whiff of something that, it appeared, smelled nothing like cologne.
    Chris Brown Suffers Seizure
    Chris Brown suffered a seizure early Friday morning while he was working at Los Angeles recording studio the Record Plant, but he was not hospitalized.
    Usher’s Son Rushed To Hospital After Pool Accident
    Usher’s young son, Usher Raymond V, was rushed to an Atlanta hospital, where he’s in the intensive care unit. TMZ reports the boy, 5, was playing in a pool with his aunt on Monday evening.
    ‘Star Wars’ Creator George Lucas And Wife Mellody Hobson Welcome Baby Girl
    The “Star Wars” creator and wife Mellody Hobson welcomed their first daughter to our planet Friday.
    Donald Faison Welcomes Baby Boy With Wife CaCee Cobb
    Donald Faison has welcomed her own baby boy with wife CaCee Cobb, the couple’s first child together.
    George Duke, Jazz/Funk Keyboardist, Dead At 67
    George Duke, the master keyboardist who bridged the worlds of jazz, R&B, funk, and Brazilian music, died Monday at St John’s Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 67.
    Kobe Bryant Says He Has ‘Shattered’ The Recovery Time For A Torn Achilles Tendon
    When Los Angeles Lakers mega-star Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles tendon in the final week of the 2012-13 regular season, it introduced new doubts into the course of his career. Kobe has set his likely return at six-to-nine months after surgery, but it wouldn’t be shocking if he came back in compromised shape, simply because the challenge is so great.
    DMX Arrested For DUI In South Carolina
    A spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol said a trooper received a call about a possible DUI driver and subsequently observed the hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, driving erratically in his Plymouth Station Wagon and pulled him over.
    Kim Fields Is Pregnant With Her Second Child
    The 44-year-old actress, who starred as the cute roller-skating Tootie in the ’80s sitcom “The Facts of Life,” is expecting her second son with her husband of more than five years, Christopher Morgan. The new baby will join big brother Sebastian, 6.
    Boxing Hall Of Famer Emile Griffith Dead At 75
    Former boxing champion Emile Griffith — remembered primarily for killing a rival in a ring — died Tuesday in New York City. Griffith was 75.
    Celebrity Plastic Surgeries Gone Wrong
    LaToya Jackson and Lil Kim have both undergone extensive plastic surgery procedures. Unfortunately the concensus is that the results have not been favorable.
    Derek Jeter Placed On Disabled List With Quad Injury
    The All-Star break didn’t give Derek Jeter’s strained quad enough time to heal and now the Yankees are doing again what they’ve done so many times this year: Putting a star on the disabled list.
    ‘Devious Maids’ Star Dania Ramirez Reveals She’s Having Twins
    The 33-year-old Dominican actress, who married director Bev Land in February 2013, revealed through social media the news about her bundles of joy.
    Mariah Carey Hospitalized With Shoulder Injury
    The pop star’s representative says the singer went to the hospital in New York late Sunday after injuring her shoulder while filming a music video.
    Arizona Cardinals’ Robert Gill Runs 25 MPH On A Treadmill, Prompts Copycat Video From Chad Johnson – Watch Both!
    Arizona Cardinals rookie Robert Gill is getting ready for training camp with a vengeance, as evidenced by some gotta-see-it-to-believe-it footage of him sprinting on a treadmill at the rate of 25 miles per hour.
    Martial Arts Actor Jim Kelly, Best Known For ‘Enter the Dragon,’ Dies
    Jim Kelly, who parlayed his martial arts skills into a successful but brief career in action movies, has died. He was 67.
    Stevie Wonder Gets International Treaty For The Blind Approved
    Stevie Wonder has been working hard to get an international pact approved that will see books and other reading materials become more accessible to the blind, and it finally happened today. As a result, Wonder will perform a special concert in Marrakesh on Friday.
    Dwayne Wade Releases Fitness App
    The Miami Heat guard released a fitness app called “Dwayne Wade Driven” on Monday, the same day that the team was celebrating its third NBA championship with a parade and rally. The app offers customized training programs and videos for basketball players and other athletes.
    Bobby (Blue) Bland, Soul And Blues Balladeer, Dies At 83
    Bobby (Blue) Bland, the debonair balladeer whose sophisticated, emotionally fraught performances helped modernize the blues, died on Sunday in Memphis. He was 83.
    Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Video Girlfriend Still Looks Sexy At 52
    Ola Ray, the female lead in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video, still looks stunning nearly 30 years after the release of the epic 13-minute short. The 52-year-old model and singer is clearly proud of her figure. In one photo, Ray reclines on a black leather sofa, wearing a short red dress that accentuates her curvy legs.
    JaMarcus Russell Slims Down For NFL Comeback
    What does this mean for Russell in his comeback attempt? Maybe nothing. It’s not like being out of shape was the only thing keeping Russell from being a terrible NFL quarterback. But, it was one of the problems.
    Kanye West And Kim Kardashian Give Birth To Baby Girl
    The little girl arrived a few weeks early. Kardashian said during a visit to TODAY that she was due in July. No word yet on what the baby’s name is. The new parents and the Kardashian family have been mum online about the new addition to their family.
    The Sex Of Halle Berry’s Expected Child Revealed
    A boy is on the way for actress Halle Berry and her French fiance Olivier Martinez. “My son will be an American, but I remain French,” Martinez told People magazine in Paris Wednesday. The actor, 47, revealed the news at the opening night of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival, as this year’s honorary president.
    South Africa Says Nelson Mandela Remains Hospitalized In Serious Condition
    Former President Nelson Mandela’s condition remained serious but stable on Monday, his third day in a Pretoria hospital, the South African government said. “His condition is unchanged,” the office of President Jacob Zuma said in a brief statement. It urged South Africans to pray for Mandela and his family.
    Halle Berry’s High Maintenance Skincare Regime
    “What is high maintenance about me is my skincare regime, and it’s been like that since I was 14,” Halle expressed. “I’ve always cleansed, toned and moisturized twice a day, every day.
    Samuel L Jackson Uses Swearing To Fight Off His Stutter
    It’s really fun to hear Samuel L. Jackson talk, no matter what the forum. The man has made a career out of speaking with an interesting cadence and colorful vocabulary, but it wasn’t always that way. Growing up, Jackson stuttered, tripping over different letters and words on different days.
    Paris Jackson’s Recovery After Apparent Suicide Attempt
    Michael Jackson’s only daughter Paris is recovering in a Los Angeles hospital following an apparent suicide attempt. Her extended family there by her side but in a new twist a judge has now ordered an inquiry to find out whether the Jackson family in particular that 83 year old Stanley matriarch and legal guardian Katherine Jackson.
    Amare Stoudemire And Wife Welcome Baby Boy
    Alexis gave birth to the couple’s fourth child, a baby boy. The New York Knicks star took to Twitter to announce the joyous news. “We are proud to announce we added a healthy baby boy to the Stoudemire team.
    Former Laker Flynn Robinson Dead At 72
    Flynn Robinson, the former NBA guard who played on the Los Angeles Lakers’ 1971-72 championship team, has died after a two-year fight with cancer. He was 72.
    Beyonce, Victim Of Grueling Tour Schedule, Cancels Concert
    Beyonce may be one of the hardest working women in show business, but even she isn’t immune from a grueling tour schedule. The singer was forced to cancel a European show due to “dehydration and exhaustion” and may be forced to sit out another.
    Reggie Bush And Fiancee Welcome Baby Girl
    Reggie Bush is a dad! The 28-year-old NFL player welcomed his first child with fiancee Lilit Avagyan on Monday, May 6. “Lilit gave birth to a beautiful baby girl,” her rep tells BHZ.
    Malcolm X’s Grandson Reportedly Killed In Mexico
    Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X, has reportedly died at age 28. A family friend says Shabazz was killed Thursday in Mexico.
    Real Housewives Of Atlanta’s Phaedra Parks Welcomes Second Baby Boy
    The Real Housewives of Atlanta star welcomed a baby boy today, her second son with hubby Apollo Nida. “They are both happy and healthy,” a source confirms to BHZ.
    Rapper Chris Kelly, Half Of 90’s Rap Duo Kris Kross, Dies
    Chris Kelly, who rose to fame in the early ’90s as half of the young rap duo Kris Kross, died Wednesday in Atlanta. He was 34.
    Robin Roberts From ‘Good Morning America’ Gives Update On Her Health
    After suffering another health scare earlier this month while on vacation, Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts gave an update on her fragile health in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
    Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Undergoes Hernia Surgery
    WWE’s fights may be fake, but the injuries? All too real. Case in point: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced on Twitter recently that he would undergo surgery to repair damage sustained during his WrestleMania clash with John Cena earlier this month.
    Celebrity Experiences With Marijuana
    It’s no surprise to find Snoop Dogg on this list – “I’m on a quest. I’m trying to catch somebody right now. I’m trying to catch the great Willie Nelson.”
    Halle Berry Is Pregnant With Second Child
    Last year, Halle Berry said that her daughter Nahla had been hoping for a younger sibling, and the 4-year-old is finally getting her wish: BHZ has confirmed that the actress, 46, is pregnant.
    Former Knicks Guard Ray Williams Dies At 58
    Ray Williams, the former New York Knicks guard who averaged 15.5 points and 5.8 assists in 10 seasons in the NBA, died Friday. He was 58.
    First Black Miss Israel Dines With Obama
    An immigrant from Ethiopia becomes the first Black Miss Israel and a dinner companion of President Obama.
    Rapper Lil Wayne Suffers Seizure
    Grammy-winning and multiplatinum-selling rapper Lil Wayne suffered a seizure and “is recovering,” his record label’s publicist said Friday.
    Amber Rose Shares First Picture Of Wiz Khalifa Holding Baby Bash
    Amber Rose shared a touching photo of Wiz Khalifa holding their first child together, son Sebastian “The Bash” Taylor Thomaz, after giving birth Thursday, Feb. 22.
    Atlanta Housewives’ Phaedra Parks: I Do Not Eat For Two When I’m Pregnant
    Unlike many other famous moms-to-be, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks doesn’t consider her pregnancy as an excuse to overindulge. “Some people subscribe to the myth, ‘I’m eating for two people,’ ” Parks tells BHZ.
    Donald Byrd, Jazz Trumpeter, Dies at 80
    Donald Byrd, one of the leading jazz trumpeters of the 1950s and early 1960s, who became both successful and controversial in the 1970s by blending jazz, funk and rhythm and blues into a pop hybrid that defied categorization, died on Feb. 4 in Dover, Del. He was 80.
    Tracy Morgan’s Fiancee Megan Wollover Is Pregnant!
    30 Rock might be ending, but there’s a new beginning on the horizon for Tracy Morgan. The actor’s fiancée, Megan Wollover, is pregnant with the couple’s first child together, Morgan’s rep confirms to BHZ.
    Ebony Magazine Editor Who Grew Up Black In Nazi Germany Dies
    Hans Massaquoi, a former managing editor of Ebony magazine who wrote a distinctive memoir about his unusual childhood growing up black in Nazi Germany, has died. He was 87.
    Kanye West And Kim Kardashian Are Pregnant
    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting their first child. The rapper announced at a concert Sunday night that his girlfriend is pregnant. He told the crowd of more than 5,000 at Revel Resort’s Ovation Hall in song form: “Now you having my baby.”
    Nelson Mandela Making Progress, Officials Say
    South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela “has made progress” in getting better after contracting a lung infection, officials said Wednesday.
    Video Showcase – Steve Harvey Undergoes A Colonoscopy
    Steve Harvey creates a video chronicling his colonoscopy experience to inform African American men and women that cancer is not a death sentence and can be prevented or cured if caught early.
    South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Hospitalized
    Government officials in South Africa say former President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to a Pretoria hospital for routine tests. Mandela, aged 94, went to the hospital Saturday in what is his second hospitalization this year.
    Toni Braxton Hospitalized In Los Angeles
    The R&B performer says in a Tweet on Friday that she’s been hospitalized because of “minor health issues” related to Lupus.
    Rapper Eve Is Pregnant
    Rapper Eve and her bf Max Cooper are PREGNANT. BHZ spoke to a close friend of Eve who told us that Eve is now “a little more than 3 months” pregnant so she’s telling people that she’s PREGGERS.
    Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker Jovan Belcher Kills Girlfriend, Takes Own Life
    Early Saturday morning, 25-year old Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, at a house near the team’s facility on Saturday morning. The couple had a three-month-old daughter.
    Wendy Williams Poses Naked For PETA
    The alluring 48-year old Wendy Williams is bringing some excitement to New York’s Times Square with a naked photo for a “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals” (PETA) advertisement.
    Oprah Winfrey Reveals Breast Cancer Scare
    The media queen took the stage in mid-October at an annual conference in Los Angeles for O, The Oprah Magazine, and revealed to more than 5,000 fans that the week before she had thought she might have breast cancer.
    Milt Campbell, 1st Black Olympic Decathlon Winner, Dies At 78
    Milt Campbell, who became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play pro football and become a motivational speaker, has died, his family said. He was 78.
    R&B Singer Natina Reed, Member Of The Group ‘Blaque’ And Star Of ‘Bring It On’, Dead At 32
    Natina Reed, an R&B singer with the girls’ band Blaque, died early Saturday after being struck by a car just north of Lillburn, Georgia, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
    Lil Wayne ‘Doing Better’ After In-Flight Medical Scare
    Lil Wayne is “doing better” after an in-flight medical scare on Thursday afternoon that forced the Young Money rapper’s plane to make an emergency landing in Texas.
    Diddy Shaken Up But Not Hospitalized After Beverly Hills Car Wreck
    Sean “Diddy” Combs was in pain after an ugly car accident Wednesday in Beverly Hills, but not so much that he had to be taken to the hospital, police said.
    Rapper Bizzle Murdered In Miami
    The Miami rapper known as “Bizzle” died after being shot in a carwash in the violence-racked neighborhood of Liberty City, police said Tuesday.
    Celebrity Sleep Secrets, And What You Can Learn From Them
    Celebrities lead fabulous and often hectic lives—jetting across the country on a whim, partying at late-night hot spots, following rigorous touring or filming schedules—so it’s no surprise that sleep may not always be a number-one priority.
    Rosario Dawson Fights Domestic Violence With Purple Purse Campaign
    As part of Domestic Violence Month in October, The Allstate Foundation joined forces with actress Rosario Dawson to fight domestic violence and get people talking about this important cause with the Purple Purse campaign.
    Lark Voorhies’ Mom Claims Actress Has Bipolar Disorder
    Lark Voorhies is suffering from bipolar disorder, according to her mother Tricia, partially helping explain a pattern of bizarre behavior and long career lulls for the actress who shot to fame playing Lisa Tuttle on the 90s hit Saved By The Bell.
    Wendy Williams On Black Women & Plastic Surgery: “They Are Jealous”
    Wendy Williams has been known to say an offensive statement or two, so we can add this one onto her list of bothersome comments. Wendy–who has gone under the knife several times– thinks black women are just “jealous” when it comes to plastic surgery.
    Celebrities And Sex Addiction
    Characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts, people with a sex addiction supposedly have an inability to control sexual behavior, even when it’s risky or harmful. These three celebs have either battled sex addiction or have been rumored to have a problem.
    Halle Berry Shows Off Her Slim, 46 Year Old Body
    Wandering the beach near her Malibu home, the 46-year-old mom to 4-year-old Nahla showed off her taunt tummy and long lean legs in the blue swimsuit top and cutoff jean shorts.
    Amber Rose Confirms Pregnancy On VMA Red Carpet
    Wiz Khalifa has been denying the persistent rumors that his fiancée Amber Rose is pregnant, but turns out the couple was just saving the reveal for the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Wonder if Beyonce knew the kind of trend she was starting with her 2011 belly rub?
    Michael Clarke Duncan Dead At 54: Two Months After Suffering Heart Attack
    Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in “The Green Mile” and such other box office hits as “Armageddon,” ”Planet of the Apes” and “Kung Fu Panda,” is dead at age 54.
    Robin Robert’s Mother, Lucimarian Roberts, Dies at 88
    Lucimarian Roberts, the mother of Robin Roberts, the co-host of “Good Morning America,” died Thursday night in Gulfport, Miss., just hours after Ms. Roberts began a medical leave for a bone marrow transplant. She was 88.
    Hip-Hop Manager Chris Lighty, Longtime Manager Of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule And Mariah Carey Commits Suicide
    Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty died Thursday morning after he shot himself during an argument with his ex-wife inside his Bronx apartment, sources told the Daily News.
    Jordin Sparks Shows Off 50-Pound Weight Loss
    The Season Five American Idol victor, 22, showed off her incredible 50-pound slimdown at the USTA’s US Open Opening Night Gala in NYC Monday night in a skintight, crochet white dress and nude heels.
    Porn Star Mr. Marcus Admits To Starting Syphilis Outbreak In Porn Industry
    Mr. Marcus knew he had tested positive for syphilis, but the 18-year-veteran of the porn industry admits he lied to hide the results so he could keep performing in movies.
    POWERHOUSE First Lady! Michelle Obama Hits Gym At 6:00 A.M. Or Earlier!
    “Barack and I work out every day,” the first lady told in an interview. “I usually get to the gym before he does. But he is usually there either in the middle of my workout or right at the end.”
    Michael Clarke Duncan Remains Hospitalized
    Michael Clarke Duncan remains hospitalized after having a heart attack last month. Now, his rep has an update on the actor’s health status.
    Good Morning America: Robin Roberts To Go On Medical Leave Again For Bone Marrow Transplant
    Roberts has declared that her health is much better now. However, she said she will again have to take medical leave to have a bone-marrow transplant from her sister.
    Jesse Jackson Jr. Suffering From ‘Deep, Deep Depression’
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is suffering from “serious depression — deep, deep depression,” his longtime friend and former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy told CNN Friday, a day after meeting with Jackson at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
    Rihanna Talks To Oprah About Her Abuse At The Hands Of Chris Brown
    In another excerpt from Oprah’s fascinating interview with Rihanna that airs on Sunday, the pop diva says that even though she felt angry and betrayed by Chris Brown’s brutalizing of her, she still felt protective of him him because she knew he needed help.
    Bobby Brown Back In Rehab
    Less than eight weeks after he wed his second wife in Hawaii, Bobby Brown is reportedly in rehab for alcohol addiction.
    Al Freeman Jr., Actor Prominent In Civil Rights Era, Dies At 78
    Al Freeman Jr., a star among a generation of black actors that emerged during the civil rights era, who made his mark in both drama and race relations with his portraits of some of the movement’s most forbidding personalities died on Aug. 9 in Washington. He was 78.
    Tyra Banks Admits Gaining Weight To Win Weight Loss Contest!
    The host of America’s Next Top Model confesses that she pigged out to gain 10 pounds so that she could lose more weight in a “health challenge” with her crew!
    John Legend Hospitalized
    The singer/songwriter checked himself into a New York City area hospital Sunday after returning home from some extensive traveling.
    First Lady Teases Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas About Eating Fast Food
    Gabby Douglas admitted indulging in post-Olympics fast food to the wrong person: First lady and healthy eating advocate Michelle Obama, who teased the gymnastics champion.
    Tone Loc & Rick Ross’ Health Issues
    Tone Loc passed out on stage in the middle of performing and was taken to a local hospital and Rick Ross suffered two seizures while on airplanes!
    Evelyn Lozada From “Basketball Wives” Injured In Head-Butt From Her Fiance Chad Ochocinco
    Reports say that Evelyn Lozada became so scared of her husband’s rage during a heated argument Saturday night that she ran to her neighbor’s house “to get away…..
    Jesse Jackson Jr. ‘Debilitated By Depression,’ Wife Says
    Jesse Jackson Jr. is “completely debilitated by depression,” his wife said in an interview published Saturday that shed light on the congressman’s secretive leave of absence.
    Former Jamaican Prime Minister, Bruce Golding Admitted To US Hospital
    Former Jamaican prime minister Bruce Golding has been admitted to a South Florida hospital where he is expected to undergo treatment for a back problem, a senior official of the main opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has said.
    Michael Jackson’s Children Don’t Need A ‘Maury’-Style Paternity Test
    Regardless of the rumors, assumptions and whatever any future DNA tests may reveal, Michael Jackson was Prince, Paris and Blanket’s daddy. All the gossip about whether the children are “real” Jacksons or whether they deserve to inherit MJ’s fortune is cruel and unnecessary.
    Olympics – London 2012: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt Says He Is ‘Ready To Go’ After Injury Worries
    Usain Bolt, who will carry Jamaica’s flag at Friday’s opening ceremony, has admitted that he has been suffering from a slight injury but claims he is now fully recovered and ready to “become a legend”.
    Sherman Hemsley, TV’s George Jefferson, Dies At 74
    Sherman Hemsley, a comic actor who vaulted from a supporting role on Norman Lear’s groundbreaking 1970s sitcom “All in the Family” to a lead role as George in the spinoff “The Jeffersons,” was found dead Tuesday in El Paso. He was 74.
    Usher’s Stepson Dies: Kyle Glover Dead After Life Support Pulled
    Usher Raymond’s stepson, Kyle Glover died Saturday after Tameka Foster had him removed from life support. Shortly after the jet ski accident, doctors say he was brain-dead.
    Harlem’s ‘Queen Of Soul Food’ Sylvia Woods Dies At 86
    Harlem’s legendary “Queen of Soul Food” Sylvia Woods, whose 50-year-old restaurant drew dignitaries and ordinary folk from all over the world to taste her fried chicken, died Thursday at 86.
    Rap Pioneer Ramona Parker Aka Ms. Melodie, Member Of Boogie Down Productions And Ex-Wife Of KRS-One, Dead At 43
    RAP DIVA MS. MELODIE, a member of the pioneering hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions, has died. She was 43.
    Nick Cannon’s – “NCredible Health Hustle” – Video Series
    The America’s Got Talent host has started a series of videos on his website that document him getting healthy after his kidney failure.
    Halle Berry Rushed To Hospital After Set Injury
    The Oscar winner, 45, was rushed to Los Angeles’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tuesday night after she hit her head while filming her latest movie.
    DMX Concussion: Rapper Hospitalized After Four-Wheeler Accident
    DMX suffered a concussion over the weekend while riding an ATV in South Carolina. The rapper is currently at a South Carolina hospital recovering from the accident.
    Omarosa Saves Her Boyfriend Actor Michael Clarke Duncan After He Suffered A Heart Attack
    Duncan, 54, was found in a state of cardiac arrest by his girlfriend, “The Apprentice” veteran Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth. She discovered Duncan’s condition slightly before 2 a.m. revived him by administering CPR.
    Usher’s Stepson Declared Brain Dead After Boating Accident
    The singer’s 11-year-old stepson Kyle Glover has been declared brain dead after he and a 15-year-old gal pal were admitted to a hospital following a boating accident Friday, TMZ reports.
    50 Cent Apologizes For ‘Insensitive’ Tweets On Autism
    The rapper, who rarely apologizes for his often-offensive language in his music, has responded to the backlash on his Twitter after he told an angry fan he “dont want no special ed kids on [his] time line.”
    R Kelly Sick After Surgery, Cancels Appearances Indefinitely
    Singer R. Kelly is sick, forcing him to cancel a string of appearances without news on when he will be well enough to reschedule.
    ABC’s Robin Roberts’ Illness Spurs Bone Marrow Donations
    As Robin Roberts waits for a bone marrow transplant this fall, news of the morning show anchor’s illness is helping others who need treatment.
    Top Court Upholds Healthcare Law In Obama Triumph
    The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s healthcare law on Thursday in an election-year triumph for him and fellow Democrats and a setback for Republican opponents of the most sweeping overhaul since the 1960s of the unwieldy U.S. healthcare system.
    Blacks And Plastic Surgery
    Once upon a time plastic surgery amongst African-Americans was socially thought of as something you only did if your last name was Jackson. Besides, many of the surgeries performed were for things many of us had naturally.
    50 Cent Injured In Car Accident
    The rapper 50 Cent was hospitalized briefly Tuesday morning after a truck hit his car from behind on the Long Island Expressway…
    Rodney King Found Dead At 47
    Rodney King, whose beating by police led to massive rioting in Los Angeles in 1992, was found dead at the bottom of a pool at his California home on Sunday. He was 47.
    Yvette Wilson Dead At 48: ‘Moesha’ Actress Loses Battle With Cervical Cancer
    Actress Yvette Wilson died Thursday (6/14/12) after losing her battle with stage 4 cervical cancer, according to multiple reports. She was 48.
    Chaka Khan Shows Off Drastic Weight Loss Results On American Idol
    The legendary singer took to the stage in a skin-tight bodysuit belting out performances of her 1984 hits “Ain’t Nobody” and “Through the Fire.”
    Hal Jackson, Pioneer In Radio And Racial Progress, Dies At 96
    Hal Jackson, a veteran broadcaster who broke down racial barriers, becoming one of the first black disc jockeys to reach a large white audience and an omnipresent voice on New York City radio for more than 50 years, died on Wednesday (5/23/12) in Manhattan. He was 96.
    50 Cent Surgery Procedure Revealed
    Yesterday (5/17/12) we reported 50 Cent was hospitalized, with reports of a stomach virus. However, Fif tweeted something in regards to surgery.
    Disco Queen Donna Summer, Dead At 63
    The cause of death was reportedly cancer, although Summer and her family kept the details of her illness private. Some reports suggested that Summer believed she contracted lung cancer from inhaling toxic particles in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
    50 Cent Admitted To Hospital For Surgery
    The rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, tweeted a picture of himself surrounded by stuffed animals – including a giraffe, elephant and lion – wearing a hospital gown on his sickbed.
    Gil Noble, Journalist And ‘Like It Is’ Host, Dies At 80
    Gil Noble, who became one of the city’s most revered black media voices for seeking the truth even when it was hard to find and hard to hear, died Thursday at the age of 80.
    Basketball Wives Star Tami Roman Suffers Mild Heart Attack
    Basketball Wives star Tami Roman suffered a mild heart attack yesterday (March 26 2012), she revealed via Twitter. The reality star first hinted at trouble after last night’s episode of her popular show……
    Whitney Houston’s Cause Of Death: Accidental Drowning, Cocaine Use, Heart Disease
    Whitney Houston’s death was caused by accidental drowning, but heart disease and cocaine use were contributing factors, according to coroner’s officials.
    Will Smith Tells How He Keeps His Mind Sharp
    Will Smith, 43, has always kept himself in great physical shape but, he keeps his mind active too.
    Guess What Is Beyonce’s BMI (Body Mass Index)?
    This “Bootylicious” songstress gets called curvy by the tabloids, but by BMI standards, she’s perfectly proportioned.
    Michelle Obama Is Still Glad That President Barack Obama Quit Smoking
    With all the challenges President Barack Obama has faced, quitting smoking might be one of the hardest. Obama, 50, used to light up about five times a day….
    Whitney Houston Dead At 48
    Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday (Feb. 11, 2012). She was 48.
    Here’s A Glimpse At Beyonce & Jay-Z’s Baby Girl
    Beyonce and Jay-Z surprised fans by releasing photos of their newborn daughter.
    Don Cornelius Dead In Apparent Suicide
    This news just out now: Don Cornelius is dead; apparent suicide
    Legendary Blues Singer Etta James Dies In California
    The 73-year-old died on Friday (1/20) at Riverside Community Hospital from complications of leukemia, with her husband and sons at her side…..
    Toni Braxton In Hospital
    Soul star Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Los Angeles (Jan 12, 2012) after her immune system started to shut down.
    Kelly Rowland Shares Her Abs Workout With Us Weekly!
    Kelly Rowland breaks down her favorite moves for getting a toned, tight middle–fast. “I do 45 minutes of abs work every night,” Rowland tells Us Weekly about her routine.
    Jada Pinkett Smith: “I Don’t Eat For Pleasure”
    There’s a reason Jada Pinkett Smith has maintained her flawless bod for more than 20 years: “I don’t eat for pleasure,” she tells Essence.
    Beyonce Gives Birth To Baby Girl
    Pop megastar Beyonce Knowles gave birth Saturday – Jan 7 2012, to a baby girl at a hospital in New York City, according to media reports.
    Nick Cannon Hospitalized With Kidney Failure
    Mariah Carey announced on Twitter Wednesday that her husband, rapper and actor Nick Cannon, is in an Aspen, Colo., hospital suffering from what she called “mild kidney failure.”
    Surgery Not “A Magic Pill” For Obese Patients
    Losing weight in America is big business. Americans spend $61 billion a year on everything from diet pills and exercise videos to meal plans, health club memberships and medical treatment. One of the fastest growing and lucrative segments of the weight-loss market is surgery.
    Janet Jackson Becomes New Rep For Nutrisystem
    Janet joins a superstar trio of celebs who are parlaying their weight loss into lucrative endorsement deals.
    Congressman Apologizes For Criticizing Michelle Obama’s “Large Posterior”
    According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Congressman Sensenbrenner made a remark at a Wisconsin church, telling attendees there that Obama has a “big butt.”
    Michelle Obama (And 400 Students) Breaks World Record For Jumping Jacks
    The first lady announced Monday that her October bid to break the record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period succeeded.
    Comedian, Patrice O’Neal Dies At 41
    Patrice O’Neal, a stand-up comedian who boisterously took on controversial topics like race, AIDS and his own struggle with diabetes, died on Tuesday (11/29/11). He was 41 and lived in New Jersey.
    Jennifer Hudson Shows Off Drastic Weight Loss Transformation At AMA’s
    Jennifer Hudson showed off her newly super slimmed-down figure at the 2011 American Music Awards In LA
    Is Herman Cain “Flip Flopping” On The Abortion Issue?
    “I am pro-life from conception… I don’t believe government should make that decision.”……….“That first clip that you played was taken out of context… I simply said, if you get pushed to that extent, the family isn’t going to be thinking about what the laws are at that point. They’re going to be thinking about their family member and that baby. That’s what I mean by it was taken out of context.”
    Rapper Heavy D – Dead At 44
    Rap legend Heavy D, one of the most influential rappers of the ’90s died earlier today (11/8/11)
    Boxing Great Joe Frazier Dies At 67 Of Cancer
    Frazier, who died Monday (11/7/11) night after a brief battle with liver cancer at 67, will forever be associated with Ali. No one in boxing would ever dream of anointing Ali as The Greatest unless he, too, was linked to Smokin’ Joe.
    Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Show Off Twins To Barbara Walters
    Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon introduced the world to twins Monroe and Moroccan on Friday (10/21/11) during a “20/20” interview with Barbara Walters.
    Sylvia Robinson “Mother Of Hip-Hop” Dies At 75
    The hip-hop world lost one of its founding figures on Thursday September 29th with the death of record executive, singer-songwriter, and producer Sylvia Robinson, co-owner of Sugar Hill Records.
    R&B Singer Vesta Williams Found Dead At 53
    Big-voiced R&B diva Vesta Williams, perhaps best-known for her 1980s hits “Don’t Blow A Good Thing” and “Congratulations,” has been found dead of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room, coroner’s investigators said Friday. She was 53.
    Mel B Gives Birth To A Baby Girl!
    “This is the first child for Mel and Stephen and both mum and baby are happy, healthy and doing well,” Mel’s publicist said in a statement.
    Venus Williams Withdraws From U.S. Open After Revealing She Has Incurable Immune System Disease
    Venus Williams has pulled out of the U.S. Open after revealing she is suffering from Sjogren’s syndrome – an auto-immune disease which affects production of tears and saliva and causes joint pain.
    Beyonce Makes It Official At VMA’s: She’s Pregnant
    In case there was any doubt left, Beyonce closed her live performance during the VMAs by removing her blazer and revealing the stretchy panel in her maternity pants.
    Actor Hill Harper Battling Thyroid Cancer
    Actor Hill Harper is battling thyroid cancer. Harper says he noticed something was wrong while filming Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” last summer in Atlanta.
    Nick Ashford Dies At Age 70
    Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics for the likes of Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye and funk hits for Chaka Khan and others, died Monday at age 70, his former publicist said.
    NFL Great Herschel Walker Diagnosed With Dissociative Identity Disorder
    In recent years, Herschel Walker, a Heisman award-winning running back and former NFL player, has gone public about his troubles with dissociative identity disorder. People with DID are influenced by two or more distinct personalities, or identities, which prevent them from acting like themselves.
    Toni Braxton Blames Health Problems For Bankruptcy
    Amid speculation that her financial woes were due to overspending, Braxton set the record straight for BHZ.com and explained that her health issues caused her financial issues.
    Missy Elliot Battling Graves Disease
    For three years now, Missy Elliot has been battling Graves’ disease, the hip-hop artist divulged to People. The disease, which takes a dramatic tole on the autoimmune system and thyroid, has been so debilitating to the star that she has had to dramatically change her everyday life.
    Saxophonist Clarence Clemons Dead at 69
    The “Big Man,” saxophonist Clarence Clemons, has died in Palm Beach, Florida, from complications of a stroke he suffered last Sunday. The beloved 69-year-old musician was born in Norfolk, Virgina, in 1942 and met his most famous collaborator, Bruce Springsteen, at an Asbury Park, New Jersey bar during a lightning storm in 1971.
    Serena Williams: “I Was on My Death Bed” After Mystery Illness
    Tennis star Serena Williams is over in the UK to play in Eastbourne’s Aegon International and revealed the mystery illness she suffered earlier this year almost killed her.
    E Street Band Member Clarence Clemons Suffers A Stroke
    Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band’s legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons has had a stroke on Sunday – June 12th. Rolling Stone is confirming reports which have said that Clemons is “seriously ill after a stroke at his home in Florida”.
    Jennifer Hudson Hospitalized In Between Morning Show Concerts
    Jennifer Hudson was hospitalized recently with stomach issues during a break between concert appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS’s Early Show, her rep told reporters and fans.
    Whitney Houston’s Rep Says Emphysema Story Is Completely Untrue
    After staying silent, Whitney’s rep Kristen Foster responded, telling E! News the Enquirer’s story is “completely untrue.”
    50 Cent, Rihanna Join Fight For Sick Baby
    Singer Rihanna and Rapper 50 Cent, and other celebrities have joined a campaign to help find a bone-marrow donor for a sick New York baby.
    Bill Cosby’s Mom On The Cosby Show Dies At 93
    Most recognized for her role as Bill Cosby’s mother on ‘The Cosby Show,’ Clarice Taylor succumbed to heart failure on Monday, according to People. The 93-year-old actress was surrounded by family when she passed away.
    Michelle Obama Has Fun Dancing To Beyoncé’s Remixed Health Inspired Tune (watch!)
    First Lady Michelle Obama shows why she’s the hottest first lady since Jackie O. Obama dances the Dougie to Beyoncé’s “Move Your Body,” a version of her song ”Get Me Bodied.”
    Hip Hop Star Sean Kingston Suffered Serious Injuries In A Jet Ski Accident
    The “Beautiful Girls” singer was rushed to a Miami Beach hospital and was initially placed in critical condition after a jet ski accident. However “Kingston is now stabilized and has moved from the trauma unit to ICU,” Kingston’s publicist said in a public statement.
    Grey’s Anatomy Star Chandra Wilson In Real-Life Medical Drama After Daughter Suffers Mystery Illness
    Chandra Wilson, who plays Dr Miranda Bailey in the hit series, has been forced to watch her daughter Sarina suffer from an illness that remained undiagnosed by real-life doctors for almost a year.
    Rosie Perez To Sue Over Law & Order: SVU Injuries
    Actress Rosie Perez was injured on the set of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ in 2009 and now she’s taking legal action against the NBC show.
    The Epilepsy Foundation Applauds Legendary Rock Star Prince For Sharing His Childhood Experiences With Epilepsy
    The award-winning musician said, “I used to have seizures when I was young and my mother and father didn’t know what to do and how to handle it, but they did the best they could with what little they had.”
    Rodney And Holly Robinson Peete Tell Story Of Autistic Son And Their Journey Together
    Success in the sports and entertainment worlds couldn’t prepare Rodney Peete and his wife, Holly Robinson Peete, for the awful truth they were about to hear that day in the doctor’s office nearly a decade ago. Their first-born son, R.J., was being diagnosed with autism, a development disorder. He may never be able to speak or look his parents in the eyes, the doctor cautioned.
    Halle Berry Talks About Living With Diabetes
    “Diabetes caught me completely off guard,” she explains. “None of my family had suffered from the illness and although I was slightly overweight in school, I thought I was pretty healthy. “I thought I could tough it out, but I couldn’t have been more wrong,” she says. “One day, I simply passed out, and I didn’t wake up for seven days, which is obviously very serious.”
    “Road Trip” Actress And Plus-Size Model Mia Amber Davis Dies Aged 36 After Routine Surgery
    Actress and plus size model Mia Amber Davis has died at the age of 36. The beautiful star reportedly underwent a routine knee surgery in Los Angeles but passed away a day later. Tributes have been pouring in for the vivacious model who was a trailblazer in having equal opportunities for curvy women.
    Six Celebrities That Died Of A Prescription Drug Overdose
    Find out which well known celebrities reportedly died of a prescription drug overdose.
    Actress Zoe Saldana Looks Really Skinny – Unhealthy
    Actress Zoe Saldana was spotted in bellbottom jeans and a loose blouse as she exited an entertainment office in Beverly Hills yesterday. Look how skinny her arms are!
    Toni Braxton Talks Candidly About Dealing With An Autistic Child
    After Toni Braxton’s youngest son Diesel was diagnosed with autism at age three, she blamed herself, a feeling she still carries with her five years later. The Grammy award-winning singer opens up about her family’s journey, which reformatted her relationship with her husband Keri Lewis (they’re now separated) and strengthened the bond between her sons.
    DMX Admitted To Prison Mental Health Unit
    Embattled rapper DMX has been transferred to a mental health unit at the prison where he is currently serving a 12-month sentence for probation violation.
    Beyonce Joins Forces With Michelle Obama To Help Kids Lose Weight
    Last month, Beyonce joined forces with First Lady Michelle Obama to promote the national Let’s Move! campaign, which aims to target childhood obesity. The singer offered up a re-worked version of her hit song, Single Ladies, in support of the effort.
    Tisha Campbell-Martin Slams Poor Health Rumors
    TV actress Tisha Campbell-Martin has reached out to fans to assure them she is in good health after a tabloid report alleged she was losing her battle against a long-term lung disease.
    Tracy Morgan Feels Great After Kidney Transplant – Dec 2010
    Tracy Morgan has confirmed he is “feeling great” after a kidney transplant back in December 2010 and was up and about just four days after the operation.
    Serena Williams Doing Better After Surgery
    Tennis ace Serena Williams has assured her fans she’s recovering well following recent emergency treatment to treat a blood clot in her lungs.
    Bobby Brown Glad To Be Drug Free
    Six years sober from drugs, he’s grateful that he can get off the heroin, the crack, the coke. And glad to have a beautiful woman in his life who’s always there for him.
    Kimora Lee Simmons Slams Reports That She’s Starving Herself
    Model-turned-designer Kimora Lee Simmons has fired back at reports she’s starving herself to stay thin. The former wife of rap mogul Russell Simmons is outraged by rumors she’s drastic dieting and insists she’d never take dangerous steps to look good….
    Actor Idris Elba To Open African Healthcare Clinic
    British actor Idris Elba is planning to open a healthcare clinic in Sierra Leone to provide support for sick families in his father’s homeland.
    Tyra Banks Says Plastic Surgery’s “In Her Future”
    Tyra Banks was on ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ and the talk about skinny models and men being brainwashed to think that’s what they want when, biologically, they want to feel softness next to them turned to breast augmentation.
    NeNe Leakes Friends Are Worried That She’s Obsessed With Plastic Surgery
    The Celebrity Apprentice star NeNe Leakes is planning to get more plastic surgery done, and her friends are worried that she has become too obsessed with it.
    Jay-Z Worried About Rihanna’s Health
    Jay-Z is reportedly worried that the 23-year-old is being overworked and that her current schedule is causing her health to deteriorate.
    Whitney Houston Orders Teenage Daughter To Rehab For Cocaine
    It’s no secret that Houston has had her own battles with drug addiction after much personal-turned-public turmoil and a stint in rehab in the early 2000s. But following photos that recently surfaced of Bobbi Kristina snorting cocaine, Houston is stepping up and stepping in.
    Rap Legend Nate Dogg Dead At 41 Due To Stroke
    Nathaniel Hale, or Nate Dogg, died Tuesday night (3/15/2011) after a long health battle in the wake of strokes in 2007 and 2008. He was 41.
    Serena Williams Undergoes Emergency Surgery
    Tennis star Serena Williams suffered a pulmonary embolism recently and was rushed into emergency surgery, her rep told BHZ.com.
    Aretha Franklin Denies Gastric Bypass Rumors
    Aretha Franklin has shed a shocking amount of weight in recent months, but the singer isn’t about to share her slenderizing secrets just yet. At age 68, Franklin has lost a whopping 85 pounds, but tells BHZ.com that her newly slim figure was not the result of weight-loss surgery.
    TV On The Radio Bassist Gerard Smith Has Lung Cancer
    Brooklyn band TV on the Radio has announced that bassist Gerard Smith is battling lung cancer.
    Aretha Franklin: ‘The Health Problem Has Been Resolved’
    Ailing soul legend Aretha Franklin wants her fans to know she is “feeling great and coming along,” but sees no need to address reports that she has been stricken with pancreatic cancer. “I am not going to even deal with that,” she tells BHZ.com in her first interview since falling ill. “I don’t have to talk about my health with anybody other than my doctors. The problem has been resolved.”
    Etta James Suffering From Leukemia, Dementia
    A court battle over the health and financial affairs of R&B icon Etta James has revealed that the ‘At Last’ singer is gravely ill with leukemia and is suffering from dementia, BHZ.com reports.
    Bone Marrow Drive Set Up To Honor 11-Year-Old ‘Lion King’ Star
    A perfect bone marrow match was never found for young stage actress Shannon Tavarez, who died of leukemia in November, but her family and supporters have vowed to work tirelessly to save others. A bone marrow donor registry drive has been organized in memory of the 11-year-old ‘Lion King’ star.
    Black Eyed Peas Rapper Apl.de.Ap Reveals He Is Legally Blind
    He’s rocked stages across the globe and built a successful career as one-fourth of the hit group Black Eyed Peas (BEP), but apl.de.ap did it all without being able to fully see.
    Gucci Mane Ordered Into Mental Health Facility
    Atlanta-bred emcee Gucci Mane was committed into a mental health treatment facility just 24 hours after news broke that the rapper might return to jail.
    Montel Williams Busted With Drug Pipe
    Former talk show host Montel Williams was busted with drug paraphernalia at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport…
    Mariah Carey Pregnant With Twins
    Carey was performing at TNT’s “Christmas in Washington 2010″ on Sunday, she ran into President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama backstage. When Mr. Obama inquired about her pregnancy, Cannon continued, his wife couldn’t keep the news a secret….
    Mental Health And Nervous Breakdowns
    Recently it was reported that Wyclef Jean was admitted to a hospital due to exhaustion a week after his campaign to become Haiti’s leader ended in failure. Upon this announcement, gossip and celebrity outlets began to speculate that he had succumbed to a nervous breakdown…
    Fantasia Barrino: Overdose Was No Accident
    American Idol’ winner Fantasia Barrino is finally opening up about her recent overdose admitting it was no accident. “I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out,” Barrino tells VH1 in a new ‘Behind the Music’ interview…
    Aretha Franklin Is Battling Pancreatic Cancer, A family Friend Has Announced
    According to the report, family and friends close to the Queen of Soul are “very concerned,” but say she is doing “okay.” Family expressed hopes that fans of Aretha, 68, will send prayers and good thoughts…
    The Scoop On Gary Coleman’s Death
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    Michael Jackson’s Younger Brother Hospitalized With Apparent Heart Attack
    Randy Jackson, one of Michael’s younger brothers, was taken to the hospital…