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11Jan
2012
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Mazel Tov! Halle Berry Engaged To Olivier Martinez!

Halle Berry & Oliver Martinez. Photo: GettyImages.com
Halle Berry & Oliver Martinez. Photo: GettyImages.com

Halle Berry & Oliver Martinez. Photo: GettyImages.com

Hopefully, the 3rd time is the charm as Halle Berry is now engaged to Olivier Martinez.

US Weekly has confirmed that Olivier proposed over the holidays to Halle and she said yes.  He proposed with an emerald and diamond ring from Gurhan.

Halle and Olivier met on the set of "Dark Tide" in 2010, and stepped out as a couple for the first time that Fall.  Halle has been married twice before. once to baseball star David Justice and second to R&B soul singer Eric Benet.

Halle has a 3-year-old daughter Nahla that she had with exboyfriend Gabriel Aubry, whom she was with for 5 years.

Oliver was linked to pop star Kylie Minogue until 2007.

Congrats to Olivier and Halle on their engagement.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  How soon til the wedding?

21Sep
2011
2

Eric Benet Releases Lyric Video For New Song “Real Love”

Eric Benet has a new song entitled "Real Love" and has released a lyric video for it. The album is due to be released in Spring 2012.

Earlier this summer, Eric Benet got married and his wife Manuella is pregnant with the couple's first child.  We are sure Eric was inspired by both when recording this song.

The song is sung in a high falsetto by Eric much like his last hit "Sometimes I Cry" in which he earned a Grammy nomination.

Check out the lyric video above and let us know what you think.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  From A Spiritual Thing To Something Real

4Aug
2011
11

The Official Wedding Photo Of Eric Benet & Manuela Testolini

Manuela Testolini & Eric Benet. Photo: www.amyandstuart.com
Manuela Testolini & Eric Benet. Photo: www.amyandstuart.com

Manuela Testolini & Eric Benet. Photo: www.amyandstuart.com

Here is the official wedding photo of Eric Benet and Manuela Testolini.  As we reported on Sunday, Eric and Mani married. 

We also reported that Manuela is 5 months pregnant.  Eric's ex-wife is Halle Berry and Mani's ex-husband is Prince.

They do make a great couple do they not?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Love & Marriage....

1Aug
2011
9

Eric Benet’s New Wife Manuela Is Pregnant!

Shaun Robinson, Eric Benet Jordan & Manuela Benet Jordan. Photo: Shaun Robinson
Shaun Robinson, Eric Benet Jordan & Manuela Benet Jordan. Photo: Shaun Robinson

Shaun Robinson, Eric Benet Jordan & Manuela Benet Jordan. Photo: Shaun Robinson

As we reported yesterday and were asked to wait until after he ceremony until blurting it out, Eric Benet and Manuela Testolini were married in the early evening last night.  They were able to keep the wedding private and we can now tell you exclusively that they also announced that Mani is pregnant. 

Manuella dropped the pregnancy news around reception time.  The couple has been together for several years and Eric proposed over the holidays last year.  Eric was married to film star Halle Berry and Manuela was the 2nd wife to music superstar Prince.

We asked how far along is she and we were told far along enough to where it shows and to leave it at that.  Hmm.  Doesn't look like so much in the photo above. 

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Eric Benet Jordan on their marriage and having a little one on the way.  We are very happy for Manuela and Eric.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Sometimes Even I Cry....

31Jul
2011
16

Eric Benet Gets Married To Manuela Testolini!

Eric Benet & Manuela Testolini Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Eric Benet & Manuela Testolini Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Eric Benet & Manuela Testolini Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

We have learned exclusively that Eric Benet and Manuela Testolini were JUST married in a private location in Southern California.  Like, just married.  They are having the dinner reception right now. 

We are being told the ceremony was beautiful and the vows had everyone in tears.  Eric  has one marriage previously to Halle Berry and Manuela has one previously as well to music star Prince.

Manuela posted this on her Facebook page yesterday:

love is not finding someone u can live with... It's finding someone u can't live without.

The stars in attendance were Sam Jackson, Neicy Nash and Mayte Garcia, Prince's first wife. 

We will have more news from the wedding shortly.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  It Was A Nice Day For A White Wedding

17Oct
2010
6

Video Premiere: “Sometimes I Cry” By Eric Benét

Here is "Sometimes I Cry" the long awaited new video by Eric Benét from his upcoming "Lost In Time" record due in stores for some baby-making November 30th.

Also, Eric will be going on tour with Fantasia starting November 4th.

Here are the tour dates:

11/04 – Landmark Theatre – Richmond, VA
11/05 – Chrysler Hall – Norfolk, VA
11/06 – Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
11/07 – Meyerhoff Hall  - Baltimore, MD
11/10 – J Mercer Theatre – Savannah, GA
11/11 – Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
11/12 – Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center – Tampa, FL
11/13 – Moran Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
11/14 – JL Knight Theatre – Miami, FL
11/17 – Ovens Auditorium – Charlotte, NC
11/18 – War Memorial Auditorium – Greensboro, NC
11/19 – Township Auditorium – Columbia, SC
11/20 – BJCC Concert Hall – Birmingham, AL
11/24 – Nokia Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
11/26 – Copley Hall - San Diego, CA
11/27 – Paramount Theatre – Oakland, CA
12/02 – Verizon Grand Prairie – Dallas, TX
12/03 – Desoto Civic Center – Memphis, TN
12/04 – UNO Civic Center – New Orleans, LA
12/05 – Reliant Arena – Houston, TX
12/08 – Old National at Murat – Indianapolis, IN
12/09 – Palace Theatre – Louisville, KY
12/10 – Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI
12/11 – P&G at Aronoff Center
12/12 – Bell Auditorium – Augusta, GA
12/27 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
12/28 – D.A.R Constitution Hall – Washington, DC
12/29 – State Theatre – Cleveland, OH
12/30 – Auditorium Theatre – Chicago, IL
01/01 – Fox Theatre – St. Louis, MO

What do you think of the new video by Benét?-Dr.FB

5Oct
2010
3

Eric Benét Gets”Lost In Time” On New CD

Eric Benet "Lost In Time" Cover. Photo: WarnerBros.Records
Eric Benet "Lost In Time" Cover. Photo: WarnerBros.Records

Eric Benet "Lost In Time" Cover. Photo: WarnerBros.Records

Eric Benét has a new CD on it's way November along with a tour as well.

Eric will be touring for the new CD entitled "Lost In Time" and will be playing with American Idol winner Fantasia. 

If the CD sounds nostalgic to listeners, there is a reason.  Eric is trying to bring that 70's soul sound back.  He will have duets with Faith Evans, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi, and the O’Jays’ Eddie Levert.

“People just need to have some feel good R&B in their lives,” says Eric.  “I want people to remember what music can feel like, and that desire took me all the way back to that time. My development as an artist is a direct result of being immersed in that era.”

Eric also returned to his roots of his hometown of Milwaukee when it came time to record the CD.  He even recorded with the Milwaukee Symphony Strong section for the CD. “When it comes to something that resonates in your soul, you have to have something constructed with live musicians.”

"Sometimes I Cry" is currently number 5 on the Urban AC Chart.  We must say, we are looking forward to something new from this cat.-Dr.FB