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PATTY JACKSON'S 4-1-1

WEEK ENDING: May 27th 2011

After 14 years, Singer Faith Evans and her husband Todd Russaw are calling it quits. In court papers, they listed their separation year as 2005, but they had a child together in 2007. The couple is saying their split was a mutual decision. Evans is in talks to do a reality show with KeKe Wyatt, Kelly Price and Angie Stone.

Motown Founder Berry Gordy says it’s time to set the record straight. He is putting together a Motown musical said to be costing $100 million. The music will detail his life and how he stared the famed label. Will he tell the truth? Will he talk about the love affair and secret love child with Diana Ross or his famous feuds with Motown stars including his ex-brother in law Marvin Gaye?

Speaking of Gordy’s family, his ex-son in law Jermaine Jackson is no longer a deadbeat dad. Jermaine has paid his ex, Alejandra Jackson, $80,000 in back support for their two children. Alejandra also had two kids with Jermaine’s brother Randy. Jermaine now gets his passport and driver’s license back. Jermaine held out for a long time. He had the money because he has a rich Arabian girlfriend. But, he was so spiteful to Alejandra, he made her wait and suffer for the money.

Vivica A. Fox says it’s going to be a fall wedding when she ties the knot with her young party promoter boyfriend Omar “Slimm” White. Fox looks great and she appears very happy.

Congrats to Singer Keyshia Cole. She married her baby daddy, Basketball Player Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, over the weekend.

Boxer Oscar De La Hoya is battling substance abuse problems. The boxer is overcoming a cocaine addiction, and he says he hopes rehab will make him stronger and healthier.

The family of Wesley Snipes is suffering as he serves his jail time. Snipes has five children, and his family is facing financial challenges. Snipes won’t be released from prison until 2013 as he serves time for tax evasion. Snipes is currently trying to secure future movie deals so that his family will have money.

Shemar Moore has just signed a contract extension to continue on the CBS show Criminal Minds. He’s also getting more money. Moore got his start playing “Malcolm” on The Young And The Restless.

Check out our Artist of the week Adele. Adele's new album 21 is absolutely amazing. It is based on a recently shipwrecked relationship. Check out her newly released single of the album. You can also see her live at the Greek Theatre on June 6th or at the Hollywood Palladium on June 9th.

Brandy, Tatyana Ali and Tempest Bledsoe will be taking off their clothes for a good cause. The three former child stars are spreading the word about skin cancer and the need for sunscreen in a new ad campaign. Brandy starred on Moesha, Tatyana on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air and Tempest on The Cosby Show.

Another Cosby Show alum will show off her weight loss. Raven Symone is preparing for her return to TV in the ABC Family show The State Of Georgia.

With the success of Jumping The Broom, Bishop T.D. Jakes is ready to do more movies. He’s in talks with Sony to produce more movies and a TV show. Jumping The Broom is a T.D. Jakes/Tracey Edmonds production, and has grossed over $31 million at the box office.

Is Jennifer Williams of VH1’s Basketball Wives dating Al Reynolds, the ex-husband of Star Jones? We will see soon because the new season of Basketball Wives kicks off May 30th on VH1.

Mike Tyson got a little pay raise for his cameo in the movie Hangover 2. He got $200,000 for this movie. In the first installment, he got $100,000. The stars of the movie including, Bradley Cooper, got $5 million.

Jill Scott, Kem, Kirk Franklin and Kevin Hart will be joining Steve Harvey in Las Vegas for The Hoodie Awards, August 11-14th.

Actress Kerry Washington will be staring in the new Shonda Rhimes TV drama Scandal. Rhimes is known for her TV smashes Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. Scandal debuts this fall on ABC.

Will NeNe Leakes be looking for love when The Real Housewives Of Atlanta returns? Sources say she was dating NFL Player Charles Grant, but he dumped her to marry another woman. Yes, NeNe is still married!

Queen Latifah is teaming up with the Home Shopping Network. Latifah is introducing a clothing line as well as accessories. Sizes are 2-24. The Queen Collection will also have handbags and debuts on HSN in August.

Singer Lenny Kravitz will be starring in the movie Hunger Games and his new album, Black And White America, comes out August 30th.

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