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A native Philadelphian, Patty Jackson, was born on Monday, November 4th, 1963, and has entered her silver anniversary in broadcasting. She attended South Philadelphia Motivation High School and the American Academy of Broadcasting before embarking on her radio career at WSSJ in Camden, NJ, when it was owned by Broadcast Pioneers member Pat Delsi. Her diverse career has included country, urban and pop formats, including Power 99 FM and Q102. But, her warm and soulful voice found its true home with adult radio listeners on WDAS-FM. Patty is the reigning Queen of Mid-days from 10am to 3pm, Monday through Saturday. Patty’s brand of realness has kept her audience connected throughout her 25-year broadcasting career.


Monday, December 6, 2010


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Let’s talk about Eddie Murphy’s ladies. First up, ex-wife Nicole: did she blow through her $15 million fortune? It appears so! Nicole has put her Los Angeles mansion up for sale and she is selling her brand new Ferraris. Nicole also owes the I.R.S. millions. Apparently living large with private jets and traveling around the world has caught up to her. Nicole has five children by Eddie Murphy, and she is currently engaged to Michael Strahan. He is a FOX sports analyst who used to play with the New York Giants. Nicole’s relationship with Strahan may be in trouble. Two years ago, Strahan put a tracking device in her car and found out she was cheating on him. He didn’t leave her….. because she had money. Strahan was left in financial ruins after his costly divorce. Now that Nicole is having money problems, will Strahan hang in there with her? Her money was very appealing.

Next up is Murphy lady number two. Is Mel B cheating on her husband? The former Spice Girl and Eddie Murphy’s latest babymomma says pictures of her with another man in compromising positions don’t tell the whole story, and she is not cheating on her husband. Mel B says the man in question is an old friend, and they were having a business meeting (he had his hands on her butt…hmmmmmm). If Mel was cheating, her husband would not leave her. She gets over $52,000 a month in child support. Her hubby Stephen Belafonte is loving that money because it’s very appealing.

Kelly Rowland is in trouble with the I.R.S. The former Destiny’s Child star owes the I.R.S. over $10,000.

Mrs. Wesley Snipes wants justice for her man. Snipes who was convicted of tax evasion is expected to surrender to authorities and start a three-year prison sentence. Nikki Snipes say her husband is not a tax-evading criminal, but an honorable man and an artist who simply needs a good accountant. She says her WARRIOR husband is standing strong, and she is speaking out for the sake of their five children and her husband’s integrity and dignity.

Katherine Jackson is shaking up her household. In a huge move, the Jackson’s Encino family home is being renovated. The renovations are expected to take a few months. In the meantime, family members who lived at the compound have moved out. When renovations are completed, some family members will not be invited back, including Alejandra Jackson. Alejandra is known for having two children by Randy Jackson then turning around and having two kids by Jermaine Jackson. Her children were bullying Michael’s kids, and all hell broke loose at the home. Katherine asked Alejandra to leave. Katherine knew this living arrangement would not last because she has to keep Michael’s kids safe. Alejandra has been leeching off of Katherine for years, and she has been refusing to leave. Alejandra wants mom Katherine to support her forever, but now things are changing. Alejandra will not be allowed back in the Jackson compound with her kids.

I hear Singer Will Downing may be retiring from touring. Over the past few years he has battled a muscular disorder called polymyositis. It appears his health issues have resurfaced.

Erykah Badu says she is not pregnant. Badu is denying reports that she is pregnant with baby number four. Badu is currently seeing a Dallas police officer, and she says she would like to have another son. Badu has been criticized in the past for her array of babydaddys who are Jay Electronica, Rapper/Producer The D.O.C. and Andre 3000 from Outkast.

Did Basketball Star Allen Iverson blow through his $200 million fortune? Iverson was once the darling of the NBA, but now he is playing ball in Turkey and is selling stuff on E-Bay. Iverson’s mom Ann lost her Virginia home because she couldn’t pay the taxes. Sources say excessive spending and gambling led to his downfall.

2011 is going to be an amazing year for Actress Angela Bassett. She just signed on for the movie This Means War, which is being produced by Will Smith. Bassett will star alongside Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon. Bassett will also be starring in the new ABC cop drama One Police Plaza, and she’s got two other films on the way. The T.D. Jakes movie Jumping The Broom with Paula Patton in May and the action movie The Green Lantern in June.

Mary J. Blige may be teaming up with Tom Cruise in the musical Rock Of Ages.

Ruben Studdard is fighting off stories that his marriage is in trouble. Will he be announcing a divorce soon?

Halle Berry is not happy with her babydaddy Model Gabriel Aubry. Aubry has been dating Reality Starlet Kim Kardashian. But, don’t believe the hype, it’s all for publicity. Aubry loves the attention. He knows if he is on the arm of Kim K, he is going to get noticed. Berry and Aubry have a beautiful young daughter Nahla. Berry feels as long as he is participating in this publicity stunt: Keep That Plastic Whore Away From Their Daughter. Berry’s new movie, Frankie And Alice, comes out in February as well as her new fragrance Reveal. In Frankie And Alice, Halle plays a woman who suffers from multiple personalities.

R Kelly was amazing on the Soul Train Awards. His new release, Love Letter, comes out December 14th. Ron Isley is back with the CD Mr. I. El DeBarge released his latest, Second Chance, and Eric Benet pays a homage to 70’s soul with Lost In Time.

According to published reports, Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston are going to reel in their 17-year old daughter. Bobbi Kristina is often photographed smoking, drinking and kissing other women. Is their daughter out of control? Does she listen to her parents? Bobby Brown was recently asked about his daughter and he said his family is fine.

Natalie Cole is back with a new holiday music entitled The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. The 14-song project is filled with holiday classics and is her first since her life saving kidney transplant in May 2009. The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year will also be available on DVD.

Did Keyshia Cole get a nose job? On the eve of the release of her new album, Calling All Hearts, she looks great, but a lot of people are wondering if she had plastic surgery.

Boyz II Men recently signed a deal to deal a four week series at the Flamingo in Las Vegas.

Thursday, December 9th, Barbara Walters has two prime time specials. The first is all about Oprah as Walters features the queen of talk. The second is her Most Fascinating People Of The Year including Kate Middleton, Sandra Bullock, Justin Bieber and Sarah Palin.

Singer Montell Jordan is now a minister. Back in the 90’s, he had the party anthem This Is How We Do It. Jordan says no more R&B for him. He is now a licensed minister with a church in Atlanta, Georgia.

More drama for the women of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. NeNe Leakes is talking about the failings of her marriage by admitting her husband, Greg Leakes, is a good guy but not a great husband. She says they are having financial troubles, and she says he never defended her when she was accused of cheating on him.

Uncle Luke has found a new career. Uncle Luke, a.k.a. Luther Campbell, is now the assistant coach for the Miami Central High School football team. The raunchy 50-year old rapper, who founded 2 Live Crew, works with the linebackers.

Janet Jackson is planning on a tour for next year, and she wants her fans to help her pick the cities and songs, for more info go to janetjackson.com. Check her out on the new issue of Health magazine.

The new season of American Idol, with new Judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler alongside the returning Randy Jackson, kicks off Wednesday, January 19th. The new nights for American Idol will be Wednesday and Thursday with Thursday being the new elimination night. Congrats to Lopez, she recently joined Denzel Washington as a national spokesperson for The Boys And Girls Club Of America.

Get ready for the return of Jamie Foxx. His new CD, Best Night Of My Life, arrives in stores Dec. 21st. Foxx also has two movies lined up for next year: Horrible Bosses with Jennifer Aniston and Skank Robbers with Martin Lawrence in their female characters "Wanda" and "Sheneneh."

Season two of Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business kicks off December 5th on VH1. In season number two, Ray J focuses on his new projects and settling down with his girlfriend. As for Brandy, she will focus on dating, her new album and her experiences on Dancing With The Stars. Brandy and Ray J recently recorded a gospel song with their parents.

Flavor Flav is back. He is now focusing on the business side of his life. He is coming out with a new line of Vodkas, flavored wines and fried chicken.

Will Smith is alongside Tommy Lee Jones on the set filming Men In Black III in New York.

Poet/Author Dr. Maya Angelou, former President George H.W. Bush and Basketball Legend Bill Russell will all be honored with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom.

Rapper/Actor Common is ready to tell all. Common, 38, has a new book coming out in June called One Day It’ll All Make Sense.

Tyler Perry’s latest stage production Madea’s Big Happy Family is out on DVD.

The movie Takers arrives on DVD January 18th. The movie stars Idris Elba, Rapper/Actor T.I., Paul Walker, Matt Dillon and Chris Brown.

Singer Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge fame is headed to off Broadway next spring in the production Lady Day, based on the life of Singer Billie Holiday.

The King Of Pop’s videos are out on DVD. Michael Jackson’s Visions features over 2 ½ hours worth of classic videos. Also, get ready for the Cirque De Soleil Show coming to the Wells Fargo Center on April 10th, 2012. Michael’s music is also going to be featured in a special episode of the FOX show Glee. Glee has a special after the Superbowl episode on February 6th where the cast will be doing the music from the Thriller album. The Superbowl for 2011 will air on FOX and the special halftime guests will be The Black Eyed Peas.

Jennifer Hudson’s latest movie, based on the life of Winnie Mandela, hits theatres next year. Hudson will play Winnie and Terrence Howard will play former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Singer Dionne Warwick reveals a lot in her new book, My Life As I See It. The singer talks about the Psychic Friends Network, Her cousin Whitney Houston, and her own love life. Warwick admits at one time in her life she didn’t care if the men she dated had other women. Warwick has been romantically linked to Miami Vice Actor Philip Michael Thomas and Godfather Actor Gianni Russo. Warwick is currently working on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice, which starts in January. The cast also includes Star Jones, LaToya Jackson, Lil’ Jon and NeNe Leakes.

Sir Paul McCartney is coming to the world famous Apollo Theatre in December for a benefit show. Also in December, the former Beatle will again be honored by President Obama at the December 28th Kennedy Center Honors. Oprah Winfrey, Choreographer/Dancer Bill T. Jones and Country Legend Merle Haggard will also be honored.

The 4th season of The Game kicks off January 11th on BET.

Ebony and Jet magazines owner, Johnson Publishing, is looking for a new home in Chicago. They are leaving their Chicago base on Michigan Avenue. They have been their since 1972. Sources say they are looking for new, less expensive office space in the Chicago area. The new Dec/Jan edition of Ebony is hot. Desperate Housewives Star Vanessa Williams is on the cover wearing nothing but a coat. The issue, The Naked Truth, is on newsstands now. In other Desperate Housewives news, I hear Terri Hatcher and Felicity Huff are leaving the show after next season. They play the characters “Susan” and “Lynette.”

Mariah Carey is expecting her first child with hubby Nick Cannon, and the baby is due in the spring. Mariah’s latest holiday album, Merry Christmas II You, is out, and on December 13th, she will star in an ABC-TV holiday special. Carey is also promoting her line of jewelry, footwear and fragrance on the Home Shopping Network. She is also working on a new line of maternity clothes, and she has given up wearing heels. Yes! No more high heels for Mariah, at least until after the baby comes. Mariah’s hubby Nick Cannon recently got his wife 20 pairs of flats to wear. After falling once, he doesn’t want that to happen to her again.

Steve Harvey’s Book, Straight Talk No Chaser, arrives in bookstores December 7th. It’s a follow up to the book Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man. Steve will be in Philly Tuesday, January 18th at the Borders Bookstore on Broad and Chestnut Streets. Also, check him out nightly on the Centric network with The Steve Harvey Project. Steve is also going on tour with Kirk Franklin. It’s a gospel and comedy tour which kicks off next March.

Queen Latifah is hosting the People’s Choice Awards on January 5th.

Charlie Wilson is set to release his third solo CD, Just Charlie, featuring the song You Are.

Congrats to Chaka Khan! Khan is being honored at the 32nd Annual UNCF telethon, An Evening Of Stars. The show airs in syndication January 2011.

Whoopi Goldberg is headed to Broadway. The Oscar winner will open the musical version of Sister Act as star and producer on April 20th, 2011. Sister Act was a hit as a musical when Goldberg first reprised her role as Mother Superior during a run in London last year. Producers are looking for the same success on the Great White Way. The musical is based on the hit movie that starred Goldberg in 1992.

Patti LaBelle is on Broadway. She is playing the mother of the lead character in the musical Fela! LaBelle will be in the production through the first of the year.

Sherri Shepherd has been named the new host of the Newlywed Game. The new revival of the classic series kicks off this November airing weeknights at 6pm on the Game Show Network.

WHAT’S THE UNDERGROUND BUZZ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get ready for Mother’s Day in Atlantic City…a show is coming with lots of energy!

This Football Star had the perfect payback for his Reality Star ex….she recently clowned him on her family reality show. Now he plans on marrying a woman who looks a lot like her. The reality star is going to be pissed. She was hoping he would marry her.

Check out who’s coming to town:

December 3rd- Will Downing & Lalah Hathaway at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.

December 10th- Tank at the House of Blues in Atlantic City.

December 11th - Mint Condition & Eric Darius at the Keswick Theatre.

December 16th – Usher in concert at the Wells Fargo Center (formerly the Wachovia Center).

December 18th –Comedy Show with Kevin Hart at the Tower Theatre.

December 19th- Brian McKnight at the Keswick Theatre with The WDAS Holiday Show.

Saturday, January 1st - The O’Jays in concert at the Hilton in Atlantic City.

Saturday and Sunday, January 8th and 9th - It’s the Rick Watson stage production There’s A Wright And Wrong Way To Love Somebody starring WDAS’s own Mimi Brown at The Arts Bank on The Avenue Of The Arts, 601 South Broad Street. The romance comedy/drama is written, produced and directed by Rick Watson. For more info call 215-869-3509.

Friday, February 4th-Comedy show with Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake and Turae at the Liacouras Center, Broad and Montgomery.

February 8th-13th The David E. Talbert stage play What My Husband Doesn’t Know at the Merriam Theatre, Broad and Spruce.

Friday, February 12th – Funk Show starring Cameo, War, Sugarfoot’s Ohio Players, Con Funk Shun and The Dazz Band at the Liacouras Center, Broad and Montgomery.

Friday, February 18th- Salt N Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Doug E. Fresh,, Kool Moe Dee, and Kurtis Blow at the Liacouras Center, Broad and Montgomery

April 10th - Cirque De Soleil Show featuring the music of Michael Jackson at the Wells Fargo Center (formerly the Wachovia Center).

Sunday, June 19th – Sade in concert at the Wells Fargo Center (formerly the Wachovia Center).

If you would like more info please email me at pattyj1053@aol.com or check me out with my Midday reports at 10:35, 12:35 and 2:35 pm during the day.

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