Get outta my kitchen… telling me how to cook.
This week’s edition of "The RU Report," written by Karu F. Daniels, features a candid interview with "Essence" magazine’s co-founder and former head honcho Clarence O. Smith, who has a new whole new deal working itself out — a record company venture catering to YOU.  The "smooth talking rainmaker" — who expanded the Essence brand far beyond magazine publishing interests — left the company in 2002 under much speculation.  He speaks revealingly about the past, the present and the future.
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Also featured in this week’s column:Oprah Wnfrey, Dr. Maya Angelou, Al Roker, Jennifer Garner, Eva Longoria, Sheryl Lee Ralph and many more lend themselves to worthy causes this season. …Academy Award winner Robert DeNiro will star and direct "The Good Shepherd," which features other Oscar winners Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, William Hurt and Forrest Gump screenwriter Eric Roth. … The belongings of late Bebop genius Dizzy Gillespie are on the auction block in New Jersey. … The world’s first supermodel Janice Dickinson has another tell-all book on the way.
That and more in this week’s edition of The RU Report.
Never stop, gonna keep it up.
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Approaching our fifth year of continuous entertainment coverage, The RU Report is also featured on, and in the New American and Black Star News newspapers — amongst other outlets.  Karu F. Daniels, who has written for "Associated Press," "Vibe," "Essence," "Upscale," "Uptown," and "America" magazines, can also be seen and heard on America Online’s Black Voices portal (