for the first installment of "the juice"...
LisaRaye accused of being a home wrecker and sports groupie.
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(Sep. 9, 2003) LisaRaye Clears It Up: Actress LisaRaye may play the role of the trouble causing ex-wife on the new UPN sitcom "All Of Us" -- loosely based on the lives of its executive producers Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith -- but in real life she's been accused of being a home-wrecker and sports groupie. In an October cover story of Smooth magazine LisaRaye talks with yours truly about her rumored infidelities with retired Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan, current Bulls player Jalen Rose, Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson, and Gary Peyton of the L.A. Lakers, among others.
On Michael, LisaRaye exclaimed, "I wish I would have caught him before [his wife] Juanita's ass did!" Concerning Jalen, the actress admitted, "He made it known that he liked me and wanted to date me. But to me, that doesn't mean anything." About Allen, who actually dated her sister -- hip-hop star Da Brat -- LisaRaye offered, "Me and Allen ain't ever been together. That's my boy; that's my homie." Lastly, on the most recent rumor that the former "Player's Club" star was currently having an affair with Gary, she said, "I guess people just want to link me up with all of the damn athletes, huh? They want to put me with all of the people that got some money, but let them be available, though!"
LisaRaye also talked about alleged flings with Naughty By Nature member Treach, Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens, and The Source owner and hip-hop star Benzino. That issue of Smooth hits newsstands on September 16th. Visit Smooth online at www.SmoothMag.com.
Hollywood Tidbits: Nia Long, Jim Brown, and Whoopi Goldberg are slated for Spike Lee's next film project, "She Hates Me." Reports indicate that Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie, and Woody Harrelson are already scheduled to co-star in the flick. Anthony will star as a Harvard-educated biotech exec who gets fired when he blows the whistle on his bosses. He supports himself by impregnating high-powered lesbians. One of those is an ex-girlfriend (played by Nia).
In other news on Anthony... The actor is a 2001 Juilliard grad who was discovered by Spike. The filmmaker is casting Anthony in "Sucker Free City," a Showtime series on San Francisco gangs that Spike is executive producing. In February, Anthony is heading to Broadway to star with Alfre Woodard in "Drowning Crow."
Actress Jasmine Guy is now rehearsing with Robert Sean Leonard and Mario Cantone for "The Violet Hour." The show from the Manhattan Theater Company debuts October 16th at the renovated Baltimore Theater in New York City. Jasmine has appeared on both Broadway and off-Broadway productions before. She did a stint as Velma Kelly in Broadway's acclaimed "Chicago." Jasmine is currently starring in Showtime's series "Dead Like Me." She is also writing a book with the late Tupac Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur, coming from Simon & Schuster's Atria division next February.
Comedienne Wanda Sykes' sitcom "Wanda At Large" debuted as a mid-season replacement last season and was such a hit that it has been picked up for the upcoming Fox fall schedule. The show will air on Friday nights. I wonder if her publicist is still only granting Wanda interviews if it is only for the cover? I've only seen her on one!
Hanging With The Debarge Brothers: y'all ever wonder what happened to them, especially Chico after his last post-prison album??
While I was on vacation in August, I got to hang out one Sunday with both Chico and El Debarge. Chico was in town performing for an outdoor festival that ended up getting rained out. The evening of the festival, Chico performed at a Washington, D.C., club called V.I.P. and El was his surprise guest. The very next day, I was scheduled to interview Chico at his hotel right after he was supposed to judge an "American Idol"-type competition called "D.C. Idol" at a club called Platinum.
I parked my car at Chico's hotel and took a cab over to Platinum club. When I pulled up, Chico and a few people from his entourage were standing at the end of the block near the club. When I approached him, the always pleasant singer introduced me to everyone with him and then explained to me that a club bouncer had sucker-punched El and they left the venue.
Apparently, when Chico, El, and their entourage arrived at the club, the head bouncer didn't recognize El and began to harass him about being searched. El is sporting a Joe Millionaire-like hairdo these days. Words were exchanged and the next thing they knew, another bouncer -- who happened to be a white guy -- hit El in the jaw. By the time Chico realized what happened, the club staff hid the bouncer and acted as if they didn't know who he was. It was speculated that the guy was an undercover police officer and it is apparently against the law for him to moonlight as a bouncer, which could get both him and the club in major trouble. Nonetheless, there was no closure to the situation that night and Chico and El will likely be pressing charges against the club real soon.
Later I went back to the hotel and completed my interview with Chico and despite all of the drama that night, he was still his down-to-earth personable self. I'll have more on Chico in the week's to come. In the meantime, check out his latest album "Free," which is in stores now.
A Slender Syleena: Syleena Johnson performed on the same outdoor festival that I mentioned Chico was slated to perform on. Syleena was the only R&B act to perform before a huge thunderstorm caused the festival to shut down. The Chicago-bred singer invited me to hang out with her that evening during her appearance at club V.I.P. I'm so not a club-goer and only because Syleena asked did I indulge. I met Syleena at her hotel and was surprised to see that she had lost nearly 25 pounds since the last time I saw her. She told me her goal is to loose 15 more. I thought she looked great before, though.
Syleena told me that she had been in the studio working with Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child. She has written a couple of songs for Michelle's upcoming sophomore gospel album. Michelle was also the host of Syleena's celebrity birthday bash on August 31st at Club Marysol in Chicago. "Michelle sang "Happy Birthday" to me, too, and she blew," exclaimed Syleena. "No really! I'm not just saying it -- she really blew!" Among the other partygoers at Syleena's celebration included Michael Jordan, Bobby Simmons of the Washington Wizards, Marcus Fizer of the Chicago Bulls, Shawn Marion of the Phoenix Suns, and Glenn Robinson of the Philadelphia 76ers. There was also a big cake with Syleena face on it. "It was crazy. What a great night," concluded Syleena.
Can't Say Names: Sources say a certain Hollywood actress is becoming nuttier by the minute. Said actress has been the talk of Tinseltown in recent years after her uncanny behavior on the set of her old sitcom, her almost stalker-like attraction to an R&B singer, and her bizarre quotes in magazine interviews. who could this be?? any idea's?
What two members of P.Diddy's reality group, Da Band, were caught engaging in a little off-camera love making? Insiders say that the Bad Boy mogul was furious about the finding and was worried the cameras caught the action.
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