We have three celebrity birthdays to celebrate today! Happy birthday shout out to Keri Hilson, Paula Patton and Lauren London!
While Hilson turns 29 today, actresses Paula Patton turns 36 and Lauren London is 27! And these stars have many reasons to celebrate today believe me.
Keri is currently on tour supporting her sophomore album ‘No Boys Allowed’ and is working up on a follow up and third album not yet titled. Paula Patton may be wife to R&B crooner, Robin Thicke, but let’s not forget she as many accomplishments on her own. She’ll soon begin a promotional tour for her starring role in Tom Cruise‘s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. London can be seen in her latest role as Jentry on BET’s new sitcom ‘Reed Between The Lines’.
Lauren London has finally revealed the nature of her relationship with Lil’ Wayne during a recent interview with KathleenCross.com. Inthis exclusive interview she addresses the difficulty of being a celebrity, what we didn’t know about her and Wayne’s relationship, their son together, and moving forward.
KC: The desire to attain “celebrity status” has driven many young people to pursue the elusive dream of stardom. Is that what made you want to be an actress?
LL: I wish that was the case, because I’d be able to handle the attention a little better. No. I was an only child who spent a lot of time alone. Movies kept me company from a very young age, and starting from about seven years old, I wrote little plays and acted out all the parts by myself in my bedroom. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be an actor. It’s crazy though, because I’m such a private person. I was never interested in becoming famous. I still struggle with that aspect of my work.
KC: Doesn’t every celebrity say that after they become famous? “I love my craft, but I wish I could just have a normal life.”
LL: (laughs) I’m not complaining and I’m not that famous. I do get recognized, but I’m not being hounded by paparazzi every day. I’m human, so of course I like getting special treatment at times. But deep down that girl from the neighborhood is still in here. She might shy away from having her picture taken, and would rather blend in with the scenery sometimes and just observe.
KC: Have you ever walked away from an interaction with a fan that you wished you could do over?
LL: Yes. Sometimes I say no to pictures because I feel like I’m looking crazy and I don’t always get a chance to really explain that I’m not feeling picture-worthy that day. Usually I’ll put on shades and do it anyway, but there have been a couple of times I’ve walked away and got to my car, then came back because I felt bad.
KC: What is the biggest misperception people have of you? What misperception bothers you most?
LL: That my son is the result of some kind of one night stand or groupie encounter with his father. I struggle with deciding when to answer or ignore the constant speculation about my private life, because I feel like that doesn’t belong to anybody but me.
Lauren London sure dressed to impressed during the Hollywood premiere of ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’.The actress paired a mini fitted nude dress with Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) nude pumps, and I love it! This is definitely a win.
Bow Wow, now signed with Cash Money Records, is back with “She’s The Bomb”. The rapper is expected to drop seventh album, ‘Underrated’, sometime next year.
While his music career has slowed down drastically since the early 2000′s, Bow Wow’s acting career is in full force. Fresh off last year’s comedy ‘Lottery Ticket’ you can catch the rapper in Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ coming April 22nd. He stars along side Lauren London, Teyana Taylor, and Loretta Devine among others. Watch trailer below.
For months blog sites speculated that Lauren London was in fact pregnant, and for months she denied such rumors. Lauren has now decided to debut her baby bump at Diddy’s 4th of July “White Party” this weekend and even left this message on her twitter homepage.
“I Know I Denied It A Lot.. But Now Im Comfortable To Share My Bundle Of Joy To Be With You Guys. Yes Its True.. Im Going To Be A Mommy! =)”
She has yet to confirm whether Lil’ Wayne is in fact the father as speculated! Congrats to Lauren and her pregnancy! Apparently the tweet posted on Lauren London’s twitter page was a fake and she had this to say on the real one, “Usually don’t do this but…_____ posted a quote from a fake twitter page of mine. I would NEVER say whatever the imposter quoted.”
I truly wish her all the best and hope the rumors aren’t true that Lil’ Wayne is in fact the father!
The 2nd Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon , hosted by Essence Magazine honored Halle Berry and Taraji P. Henson as two of the most influential black women in Hollywood last night.
Guests included Tichina Arnold, Mary Mary, Meagan Good, Eva Marcille, Tracy Ellis Ross, Tia Mowry, Sanaa Lathan, Lauren London, Kim Coles, Tatiana Ali, Vivica A. Fox, Lisa Raye, Kerry Washington, Mo’nique, Garcelle Beavias, Jurnee Smolett, Anika Noni Rose and Kenya Moore.