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Excusive Excerpt: Neyo's mom addresses gay rumors, discusses her new talk show

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Uploaded on Nov 25, 2009

(BlackPressRadio) - Long before Lady GaGa and Adam Lambert stunned the world as openly gay musicians, the Internet buzzed that R&B superstar Ne-Yo was an in-the-closet homosexual. In fact, a bogus Essence magazine article claimed that the songwriting wonder had come out.

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with BlackPressRadio's DC Livers, Ne-Yo's mother H. Loraine Smith breaks her silence and addresses rumors. Smith also discusses the trials and tribulations of being a single mother raising two children and her upcoming new talk show -Dinner Table Discussions - that will provide advice and inspiration nationwide. Celebrity moms Aliyah Mama Pain Najm, (mother of Grammy award-winning performing artist and actor T-Pain), Jacida Carter, (mother of Grammy award-winning performing artist Lil Wayne) and Smith have teamed up and will serve as co-hosts for their newly-created talk show, Dinner Table Discussions. The show is scheduled to launch in 2010.

Smith is a long-time child advocate and currently heads up Ne-Yo's Compound Foundation whose mission is to increase awareness about the status of children in the child welfare systemin America and to support and partner with residential care facilities through programs aimed at teaching entrepreneurship and life skillsthat will empower them to become productive, successful, independent adults.

The LIVE interview will air on BlackPodcasts.net and then will be re-ran on HipHopDx.com.

About Dinner Table Discussions
co-hosts will present a quality and informative program, yet entertaining that tackles hard-hitting topics, current events, interviews and feature segments. DTD will provide solutions to every day issues and aim to make a difference in their viewers lives. They are committed to providing a show that will enhance viewers educationally, economically, socially and culturally. Our vision is to be a premier talk show that delivers a creative and informative format that assists viewers in educating and solving challenging issues, says Najm. There are situations in our communities, cities, states and even nationwide that people have made us aware of and they want to resolve the issues, but they just dont know where to get help or how to properly handle certain issues, says Najm. Stay tune Dinner Table Discussions is on its way. Web: www.dinnertablediscussions.com

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