Houston Forward Times

09 April 2014 Written by  Chelsea Lenora White

This Week in Entertainment: Jazmine Sullivan, Rihanna, 50 Cent, Ciara and more!

Chad Ochocinco Admits that He Still Loves Evelyn Lozada

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 Although Evelyn Lozada has moved on and just welcomed a baby boy with baseball player Carl Crawford, Chad Ochocinco has admitted that he still loves the reality star. In a recent interview with Peter Bailey for his NiteCap series, Chad was asked if he still loved his ex-wife whom he head-butted in 2012 and he had this to say:

 "Love don’t go nowhere like that. I will always love her. Matter of fact, I love every goddamn body to an extent. It ain’t going no where. I got to know another Evelyn besides what everybody else knew. I don’t care how she operate. I don’t care what it looked like to society. I don’t care how it all played itself out. I don’t care the fact that she’s moved on. I love that being."

  Rihanna Turns Down a Tyler Perry Film Role because Whitney Houston Told Her To

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 Rumor has it that Rihanna is taking some career advice from the late and great Whitney Houston. Supposedly, Tyler Perry has been unsuccessfully persistent about getting the Barbadian superstar in an upcoming film. The reason behind Rihanna giving him the cold shoulder: Whitney told her that his roles are for Hollywood has-beens! A source had this to say:

 "Although Tyler has been courting Rihanna for a year and a half, hoping to build a movie around her, she has rejected the idea. Rihanna has pointedly avoided meeting with him! Whitney put her off Tyler by warning her bluntly that ‘Tyler’s films are for fading black stars, not rising ones. Rihanna so respected Whitney because in addition to being one of the biggest pop stars ever, she starred in hit movies such as The Bodyguard. She’s ruling out doing a Tyler Perry-style romantic comedy because she thinks she works better in action roles, playing the tough girl."

 We should take all this hearsay with a grain of salt, though. Because this rumor may be just that.

 Jazmine Sullivan is BACK

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 Jazmine Sullivan pulled a Jay Z trick on us! Back in 2011, the songstress announced that she would be taking a break from the music industry via Twitter saying:

"i promised myself when it wasn’t fun anymore i wouldn’t do it. and here i am. i love u all and appreciate u soooooo much. u have no idea how much u’ve inspired me and fed my ego, but the truth is that i have to believe in me whether you all do or not. and thats what i’m lookin for. that belief in myself. me. I. i love us. thanks for being here for me and riding with me on this journey. let us continue."

Ms. Sullivan recently performed a sold-out show at KOKO London Theater and from the looks of the cell phone video footage, she is back and ready to snatch wigs once again! She sang some of her most popular songs including "Bust Your Windows," "Lions, Tigers & Bears," "Need U Bad," and "In Love With Another Man." She also covered Daft Punk and Pharrell’s "Get Lucky." We are glad to have you back Jazmine!

 Lupita Nyong’o is the New Face of Lancôme

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 Lupita joins Julia Roberts, Emma Watson, Kate Winslet, and Penèlope Cruz as the newest member of the beauty brand.

 She had this to say about her latest gig:

"I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself."

  50 Cent Dishes about his Past Relationships with Famous Women

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If you were ever wondering about which women 50 Cent was involved with and which ones he would never be involved with, read on! In a recent interview on "The Rickey Smiley Morning Show," 50 opened up on his past relationships with Ciara, Vivica A. Fox and Chelsea Handler.

Here are the juiciest parts:

On if he’s congratulated Ciara on her pregnancy, expecting a baby with Future: "I haven’t. I haven’t. I spoke to her grandmother last night. She’s a sweetheart."

On if he’s still friends with Ciara and Chelsea Handler: "Chelsea was cool. I may actually do a show [Chelsea Lately] before it’s over." When asked if he was still friends with Chelsea, "Yea Yea…And me and Ciara are still friends. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the time that we spent during that period. You usually find out about my relationships after they’ve finished."

On his public relationship with Vivica Fox:
"That was the only one. That was an accident. That sh*t happened so fast. I was so green, I was like the front lawn. You know how women say she need closure and she need to have that conversation or whatever it is…that may spin me right back into the actual relationship.

On how he broke up with Vivica: "You know what happens…the touring. Our lives would be moving us into different directions at the same time so it’s enough space for us to actually still be into each other. But if you’re away from each other and it’s not right, she’ll start getting off into things while you’re getting off into things at the same time. I like to float away."

On Rihanna and Erykah Badu leaving dudes sick after they break up with them: "Rihanna got a thing with her where she leaves the guys looking like they was the girls. They be hurt like what happened? The only person iller than her is Erykah Badu." [Ha!]

50 had to pick who he would smash, marry or kill between Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Chelsea Handler: "I’d smash Rihanna because I didn’t do it. I’d kill Chelsea and try something different."  He was asked if he would actually marry Miley Cyrus he responded, "I’m trying something different."

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