I don’t think it’s asking too much of “mainstream” (read: not-black) celebrity blogs to try to stay on top of Black celeb news. I mean, you don’t have to tell me when the next Yukmouth album is gonna drop, but you should know some of the basics.

Last Tuesday, actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon was on The Wendy Williams Show and let it slip that her friend, and former co-star, Jamie Foxx recently had another child. She said that Foxx told her this after they ran into each other at a party.

So today, A FULL WEEK, after Garcelle’s Wendy Show appearance Perez Hilton, posted an item saying that Garcelle was pregnant with Jamie Foxx’s child! Hmm, what would her HUSBAND OF ALMOST 10 YEARS SAY!?


So, of course Perez realized he’d gotten it completely wrong and edited the post. But this is just an example of what a lame attempt even the most well-informed celebrity bloggers make to stay up on black news.

Despite being Billboard’s male artist of the year in 2008, many blogs didn’t pay attention to Chris Brown until he beat up Rihanna. So, maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised to see how many times he was identified as rapper Chris Brown. But, I was.

In “mainstream” celeb news, black male singers are often referred to as rappers. All black women artists are labeled as R&B. And celebs that are pretty well-known in the black community often go unidentified in group paparazzi shots.

C’mon folks!