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Tika Sumpter Stars In Tyler Perry’s New OWN Network Series

Categories // Entertainment Tuesday, 04 June 2013

Months ago Tyler Perry signed a deal to produce shows exclusively for Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, including two original series. Last month, the networks first ever scripted shows “The Haves And The Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor” premiered on OWN.

Written and directed by Tyler Perry, the scandalous Georgia-based drama “The Haves And The Haves Not” stars Tika Sumpter and features an up and coming cast of diverse actors.

At a press reception for the show, 32-year-old Sumpter,  known for her TV roles on “One Life To Live,” BET’s “The Game,” WB’s “Gossip Girl” and starred in the film “Sparkle” opposite Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston, stars as bad girl Candace Young.

“She’s like every girl but a little more dangerous,” said Sumpter. “The characters I play are usually really conservative so I was excited to play somebody so different. To me, that's what acting is about, to not play the same good girl role.”

Watch “The Haves And The Haves Not” Tuesdays at 9pm and “Love Thy Neighbor,” Wednesdays at 9pm on the OWN Network.

Turns Out Janet Jackson Is Not A Billionaire
Various outlets have  been reporting that after four decades of working in the entertainment industry, Janet Jackson has joined the billionaires club. According To Forbes and the L.A. Times, however, the news is simply not true.

Although the multi-talented performer was named a “billion dollar entertainer” by Variety having earned $458 million from her concert tours; $304 million from her roles in films including, "The Nutty Professor" and "For Colored Girls"; $260 million in album sales; and netted more than $81 million from sponsorship deals, which adds up to $1.2 billion, that doesn't make the 47-year-old a billionaire because revenue does not equal net worth.

Forbes wrote, “She certainly may be sitting on $1 billion worth of assets. But her net worth is not at all clear from what’s being reported.”

RHOA Porsha Stewart Shut Out Of Home
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Stewart has been locked out of her mansion shared with estranged husband, former NFL star Kordell Stewart and is no longer welcome there.

The star claims she’s been locked out of her Atlanta house on several occasions and had to beg Kordell’s ‘people’ for a key.

Porsha wants the judge to force Kordell to give her access to their house, or give her enough money that she’ll be able to seek a “suitable alternative residence.”

Kordell filed his own documents claiming he texted his soon-to-be ex-wife Porsha before changing the locks to warn her that she was no longer welcomed in their marital home anymore.

In the meantime, the reality show star is living with her mother in Atlanta since losing her condo to foreclosure....

Briefly, Diddy is in talks to join Season 4 of ‘Downton Abbey’ ... Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison for tax evasion ... LisaRaye McCoy and Bishop Noel Jones are reportedly an item.

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