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Faith Evans on Her DUI Charges: ‘I’m not sure what the outcome is gonna be. But it can’t be anything too serious’

CAPTION: "It is what it is," Faith (above) tells us of her wine-fueled bust. "And I'm sure it'll work out."

"It is what it is," Faith (above) tells us of her wine-fueled bust. "And I'm sure it'll work out."

Faith Evans isn’t sweating her drunk-driving rap—despite the fact that, if convicted, she could land in the slammer for six months.

Interviewed on Mutha Knows, Notorious B.I.G.‘s widow, who snagged a Grammy in 1998 for the single I’ll Be Missing You, speaks out about the misdemeanor DUI charges stemming from her Aug. 21 arrest near the Marina Del Rey section of Los Angeles.

“It wasn’t really a big situation. Actually, I live near Venice Beach, and anybody that lives out here knows there’s these checkpoints every single week in there, so I pass Continue reading

Rodney Perry: Before Hiring Me, Mo’Nique Took My Wife on a Shopping Spree

Some bosses know how to woo talent. And from what Rodney Perry tells us, Mo’Nique is the poster girl for that skill.

Interviewed on The Mutha Knows Show, Rodney—who hosted his own BlogTalkRadio show before being hired by BET last year as co-host of The Mo’Nique Show—recounts how he came to work side-by-side with the funny lady who’d go on to win an Oscar.

CAPTION: "What I'm learning from Mo'Nique is not only how to be the main person on a TV show," Rodney (above with his boss lady) tells us. "But how to be the executive producer." tells us.

"What I'm learning from Mo'Nique is not only how to be the main person on a TV show," Rodney (above with his boss lady) tells us. "But how to be the executive producer."

“Her assistant was a fan of mine, so her assistant was telling her you got to see this guy—this Rodney Perry is funny, blah, blah—and she came out to see me at The Comedy Store in L.A.,” Rodney tells host Mutha.

“And she sought me out probably two days later. She found my number, called me out of the blue. I get a call from Mo’Nique.

“Now imagine what that’s like. I’ve never talked Continue reading

Beverly Johnson: I Was the First Model of Color to Do a Vogue Cover—but Didn’t Have Enough Bread to Buy the Mag!

CAPTION: Beverly: Good genes. Empty jeans.

Beverly: She's got the genes. It was her jeans that lacked.

It’s been exactly 35 years since Beverly Johnson made history as the first African American woman to grace the cover of Vogue.

Still, she recalls that moment like it was yesterday—particularly the part about not being able to pay for her own ravishing image.

“It’s as exciting today as it was then. And that most certainly has to be—after the birth of my daughter— one of the most exciting things Continue reading

SoundBits: Mutha Knows Best

For those of you who’ve yet to sample Mutha Knows, be warned that the show is highly addictive. Moments after we first tuned in, host Mutha’s voice was emblazoned in our mind forever, which is not at all a bad thing. Couple that inimitable timbre with Mutha’s smokin’-hot lineup of musical guests – from Montell Jordan to Stephanie Mills to Lisa-Lisa to Teena Marie – and you’ve got a winning combination from the man who makes his home in Philadelphia. Or should we say, The City of Bruthaly Love?

Give us a 15-second pitch for your show – why should listeners tune in?

The Mutha Knows show is crazy, informative and a guilty musical pleasure. We specialize in the best R&B. And, of course, you never know what celebrity will drop by to hang with Mutha.

Mutha: Say "cheesesteak."

Mutha: Say "cheesesteak."

Tell us two things listen- ers would be surprised to learn about you?

I’m very quiet and I love peace.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

NYC DJ Wendy Williams – who’s also host of the nationally-syndicated Wendy Williams TV show – and Tashara Jones, another NYC DJ, who most recently authored Have You Met Miss Jones? The Life and Loves of Radio’s Most Controversial Diva.

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

Oprah Winfrey and Mary J.Blige, two huge names who’d be firsts for my show, and for BlogTalkRadio. I have tremendous respect for both ladies.

As we speak, what are you wearing?

A T-shirt, blue jeans and slippers.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?

I once took the show out with me and stopped at a 7-Eleven, where I had the cashier give me a “Mutha knows” shout-out. He spoke perfect Arabic – but terrible English – so it was hilarious.

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Stephanie Mills: I Did Michael Jackson’s Laundry (and He Used Tide)

“I was determined to be his girlfriend. He didn’t know it, but I was,” Stephanie (above) tells us.

“I was determined to be his girlfriend. He didn’t know it, but I was,” Stephanie (above) tells us.

Back in the day, Stephanie Mills wanted to be startin’ something with Michael Jackson – like easin’ on down the aisle.

Interviewed on Mutha Knows, the Never Knew Love Like This Before singer spills details of her trysting time with the King of Pop, while she was starring in The Wiz on Broadway.

“I thought I was gonna marry Michael. I was so in love with Michael,” Stephanie, now 52, tells host Mutha.

“This was during the time when he was doing The Wiz movie [in 1977], and before that. I knew Michael because he used to come to the show all the time and hang out backstage with me.

“Michael was really, really shy. But back then, I was aggressive.”

Stephanie did indeed get cozy with the Gloved One, so much so that she performed more than one wifely duty.

The way you make me feel: With you know who in the summer of ‘77.

The way you make me feel: With you know who in the summer of ‘77.

“When he had his place on Sutton Place [in Manhattan], I would spend the night and I would do his laundry.

“It was Tide. I should do a Tide commercial, huh?

“And I even cooked for him – even though I couldn’t cook. But you know what? Even as bad as it was, Michael was such a gentleman, he still ate it.”

To hear Stephanie’s full interview – including how Jermaine Jackson brought her to Motown – click here.