Articles on this Page
- 11/23/18--16:17: _CELEBGIVING! LeBron...
- 11/23/18--20:20: _Steph Curry BADLY W...
- 11/24/18--16:57: _WATCH: Juelz Santan...
- 11/24/18--18:37: _Eddie Murphy's Baby...
- 11/25/18--09:23: _A Man Claiming He W...
- 11/26/18--09:16: _SHEESH! 'Diff'rent ...
- 11/26/18--11:42: _'CREED II' Knocks O...
- 11/26/18--12:03: _Toni Braxton Reveal...
- 11/26/18--15:09: _You GOTTA See Ciara...
- 11/26/18--15:31: _Oprah's Mother, Ver...
- 11/26/18--16:25: _Will Smith Pulls Th...
- 11/27/18--13:20: _LAHH FOOLERY: Juelz...
- 11/27/18--13:58: _R&B DIVAS BATTLE: L...
- 11/27/18--14:07: _Gloria Govan & Dere...
- 11/27/18--15:25: _ICYMI: BOSS Baddies...
- 11/27/18--17:51: _Meek Mill Pens Crim...
- 11/28/18--09:24: _THEY SAID 'I DO!' M...
- 11/28/18--14:07: _Mel B Reveals Eddie...
- 11/28/18--14:25: _Ava DuVernay Secure...
- 11/28/18--16:38: _Bucs' QB Jameis Win...
It's that time of year again when celebrities link up with their loved ones to feast on a big meal over laughs, good times and good food. Go inside to see what your faves were up to this Thanksgiving....
Thanksgiving 2018 was LIT with celebrities making their way home to their loved ones for some memorable moments.
Black love on a thousand! It's the holidays LeBron James, Savannah James, Russell Wilson, and Ciara were all about family time, good vibes and loving up on each other.
Mommy CiCi posted pics of her babies Future and Sienna, letting them know they are her world and she's thankful for them.
The "Level Up" singer posted a clip of the Seattle Seahawks QB in an interview with the media where he shared how fatherhood and the love from his wife change him:
Aww! Russ also posted a picture of them on his IG and said he was thankful for his wife.
New mom Kenya Moore was all snuggled up with her baby girl Brooklyn Doris Daly. Congrats again Kenya.
The Braxton Sisters - sans Traci - puttheir issuesaside to spend Thanksgiving together. Good for them.
Diddy's daughters Jessie and D'Lila James, and their big brother Quincy Brown were surrounded with love from their grandmother, Janice Combs, and close family, in cluding Andre Harrell, following the death of their mother Kim Porter. They had a onsie Thanksgiving!
Ne-Yo, his ex Monyetta Shaw, and his wife Crystal Smith announced they were having their first blended Thanksgiving during their first joint interview on "The Real" and they did it! Good for them.
We're glad Brandy and Princess Love are on good terms for the holidays. And Melody Norwood is TOO cute. Per usual.
Speaking og good terms...
NBA baller Tristan Thompson spent Thanksgiving with his baby girl True Thompson and his girlfriend Khloe Kardashian.
Icon Diana Ross brought her whole family with her as she was tapped to perform during the 92nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC.
Everyone rocked all white everything for the festivities.
EGOT John Legend was also in the mix as he was tapped to perform as well.
Also see what Steve Harvey and fam, LaLa Anthony and fam, Kandi Burruss, Rasheeda, Toya Wright, Reginae Carter, Tyrese and his daughters, Mary J. Blige and her fam, Joe Budden and his son Lexington Budden, Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, Noreaga, and Oprah were up to:
This isn't Steph Curry's month! First he's sidelined by an injury, now his Porsche is sidelined too. Sheesh! Deets and an update inside...
Steph Curry may be out for another 2-3 games with a groin injury, but he was still doing his job as the team's leader. The Warriors star was trekking it to team practice this morning right before 9AM on Highway 24 when he got into a mess of a multi-car wreck.
According to California Highway Patrol, "Curry’s vehicle was hit twice, once by a car that spun out and then by a vehicle that rear-ended his Porsche, causing damage," Deadlinereports. Police said weather was to blame as it's been extra rainy there in Oakland.
Someone snapped a pic of the NBA star assessing the dames afterwards, and thankfully, it looks like he's OK.
He tweeted just moments ago, and he seems to be all good:
Don’t need any reminders but All the Time God is Great and God is Great all the time! Appreciate all the texts.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 23, 2018
Sheesh. Stay safe, Steph!
New teeth, new Diplomats album, and new season of "Love & Hip Hop: New York" on deck. All the newness must have triggered rapper Juelz Santana to finally pop the question to girlfriend of 10 years, Kimbella. Or maybe it's the 20 year prison bid he's facing that triggered him.
Their struggle love and the proposal inside...
Kimbella is over the moon today, now that she's gotten the ring she's wanted so badly for years. Juelz Santana stopped his show last night to get down on one knee and ask the mother of two of his kids to be his wife.
They've been through a lot as a couple. A.LOT. Yet, Kimbella stuck by him through 10 years of no relationship progression, two kids, arrests, several seasons of "Love & Hip Hop" and more.
Juelz himself said while proposing that he loves her for "putting up with his 10 years of bullsh*t" and for holding him down. He didn't say anything about changing who he is. Apparently, she proved her wifely worthiness by being "put through hell".
Yeah, that struggle love narrative aint it. But Kimbella's not trying to hear that from folks on the internets calling it out. She commented on Instagram after the proposal saying:
Kimbella and Juelz were just allowed by the judge to live together as part of Juelz's conditions while he's out on bond in his criminal case. He was ordered to house arrest at his mother's house, but the judge made an order that he could live with Kimbella, and must wear an ankle monitor, while out on $500,000 bond.
Juelz plead guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, along with carrying a weapon on aircraft, back in August. He was hemmed up by TSA when he tried to bring a gun (that he claims he forgot he had in his possession) on a plane earlier this year.
He's scheduled for sentencing on December 12th.
Sometimes, facing up to 20 years in prison makes somebody get their ish together. Or it makes them do some selfish ish like making sure their woman rides out that bid with them. Either way, Juelz got the right one in Kimbella, because she seems more than happy to wait it out and put up with his sh*t.
Pretty ring. We hope it's worth it, sis.
Congrats to the couple. Maybe Chrissy will finally get a ring too since Jim Jones is also facing major prison time after copping 5 felony charges earlier this year. *shrugs*
Daddy's girls! Eddie Murphy's youngest daughter Izzy was spotted on a coffee run with her mom, while Michael Strahan extended his Black Friday shopping today with his girlfriend and twin daughters. Pics inside...
2-year-old Izzy Oona Murphy is already joining her parents' daily coffee runs.
The cutie was spotted out Friday in L.A. with her pregnant mom, Eddie's longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher, who's expecting the couple's second child together. It'll be Eddie's 10th.
Izzy's adorable! One of the first times Eddie and Paige revealed her was two years ago for a Christmas card with most of Eddie's other kids.
We'll see if they re-up again this year.
Elsewhere in L.A. today:
Michael Strahan met up with girlfriend Kayla Quick (above) and his 14-year-old twin daughters Isabella and Sophia for extended Black Friday shopping.
The strawberry blonde curly cuties had their friends and tow too, and we're sure they asked pops to pull out that VISA card.
Michael's new daytime panel show "GMA Day" with Sara Haines may be scoring lower than his former job "Live with Kelly" (which Ryan Seacrest now co-hosts), but ABC execs aren't worried. They reportedly have stated they're aware of the ratings, and they're off to the same start they predicted for a brand new show. Even if his new job was on the line, he's still got his "Good Morning America" and NFL on Fox commentating gigs. He's also still worth an estimated $65M. So yeah, he's got the funds to spend.
Grab your tea and a snack, because a heap of accuations were just launched at NBA baller Dwight Howard by a man claiming to be his now disgruntled (ex) boyfriend...
Last night, a man by the Twitter name of Masin Elije had time to put Wizards baller Dwight Howard on blast. It's unclear if Masin's objective was to "out" Dwight or simply to document what he says is his truth, in case anything happened to him. Masin claimed it's the latter, but sheesh. This is messy.
He’s going to say that he had no idea his team was doing this to me, or he’s going to try to sue me and me and my lawyers defense will be “Truth” because I have TONS of other evidence I knew better to upload to Twitter. https://t.co/TVNdZ03Pgw
— Masin Elijè (@MasinElije) November 25, 2018
Yes, he can open doors for so many other athletes who feel like they have to hide who they are. Your talents have nothing to do with ya sexuality! I know its hard being true to yourself but its heartless standing by allowing people to make fun of someone for shit you do yourself https://t.co/A1eeFTZL21
— Masin Elijè (@MasinElije) November 25, 2018
To sum it up, Masin claims he and Dwight Howard began a flirtatious relationship back in September that soon turned serious. Masin says they Facetime'd and IG DM's daily, and he indeed met Dwight in person after their initial interaction as well.
While some publications are referring to Masin as a trans woman, Masin refers to himself as man who wears wigs and what people would call "women's clothes." Masin says that once he "caught" Dwight cheating on him with a trans woman - who he shows a picture of during his Twitter rant - he lost it. He ripped into the alleged Dwight about allegedly lying to him. He also reminded the alleged Dwight that he previously told Masin he wanted to perform oral sex on a penis and also receive anal sex.
Masin called Dwight "a 6'11 power bottom".
Masin shared recorded conversations and texts that he alleges are indeed with Dwight Howard. He blasts the alleged Dwight for supposedly having sex raw-dog style at trans sex parties.
Soon after Masin to the alleged Dwight about himself, Masin says he started receiving threatening phone calls from a mysterious number that he soon traced to Dwight's pastor. In recorded convos that feature the alleged pastor, you can hear Masin being threatened, cussed out and told "you don't know Dwight."
Masin says he's sharing his story because he fears for his life. You can read his full thread with all details below:
I haven’t started on my next book but my next book is going to be super lit. Thank you so much for enjoying the first one. That shit was iconic Idk if I want Nova dead or alive? What you think? https://t.co/MZmkJmBJof
— Masin Elijè (@MasinElije) November 25, 2018
He says he's not doing any of this for fame, though:
It’s sad people will assume you’re doing shit for “fame” when I been lit, I been that nigga on and offline. Dwight ain’t no Kobe, he ain’t MJ, he ain’t LeBron he ain’t even KD. I liked him for who he was and he allowed his people to threaten and disrespect me. Period
— Masin Elijè (@MasinElije) November 25, 2018
Bcus in my GUT, I had a feeling that eventually he would do me the same way he did his other ex’s and my main priority was ME. You always gotta have your own back FIRST and look what happened his PASTOR is threatening my life, someone who is supposed to encourage and uplift. https://t.co/3CaRWyubRz
— Masin Elijè (@MasinElije) November 25, 2018
Dwight has yet to comment about any of this.
Todd Bridges got knocked the **** out! And it was caught on camera. Peep the clip inside...
When trying to help out goes horribly wrong.
Todd Bridges ended up on the wrong side of a sucker punch when an angry neighbor lost his sh*t. According to TMZ, one of Todd's neighbors, who is wheelchair-bound, asked if he would assist him in evicting a woman living in his house in San Fernando Valley. Apparently, Todd helped this neighbor out in the past, so he obliged.
Well, when the woman's boyfriend got there, things got heated. Todd and the evicted neighbor's boyfriend got into a verbal altercation. Soon after, the boyfriend PUNCHED Todd in the face and almost knocked him clean out. He looked dazed after he hit the floor.
Peep the footage of the punch below:
Sheesh. The boyfriend fled the scene after punching Todd, and as of the time of the post, no police report was filed. TMZ caught up with Todd and he addressed the situation:
"No one likes to be sucker punched, but I am glad that I was there to help my neighbor, who was faced with a potentially dangerous situation," he said.
Violence is never the answer, but we wonder if Todd's ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Wolf, who recently filed a restraining order against him, is somewhere screaming KARMA!
CREED II did amazing at the box office this weekend, coming in the #2 spot. It helped push this year's Thanksgiving box office numbers to a new record. Meanwhile, Widows isn't doing as good. Deets inside...
Thanksgiving 2018 set a new record at the box office.
CREED II, which reunited Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, was a knock out at the box office this Thanksgiving weekend, raking in over $55.8 million dollars making it the highest grossing live action film that has been released on Thanksgiving. It came in at the #2 spot behind Ralph Breaks The Internet, which brought in $84.4 million over the five-day weekend in North America. And the boxing flick was GOODT.
This weekend was the highest grossing Thanksgiving box office weekend to date, beating the 2013 record when Hunger Games and Frozen hit theaters. A record $314 million was made domestically at the box office.
Michael B. Jordan is having one hell of a year. He starred in the worldwide box office hit Black Panther (Let the Oscar buzz commence!) and is now taking over the big screen with his CREED sequel.
The sequel opening beat out the opening weekend for the original as well.
While CREED II is killing it, Widows - starring Viola Davis - isn't doing as well.
The crime thriller has been in theaters for 10 days and has only raked in $25.5 million. It cost $42 million to make. Ugh.
Well, look who just copped a new gig!
Janet "Original Aunt Viv" Hubert can stop blaming Will Smith for her lack of work as she will be joining "General Hospital." The veteran actress has been cast to play Yvonne, a love interest for Mike (Max Gail) at the nursing home. The former Broadway star's first episode will be airing on Friday, December 7th. Will you be tuning in to see the former "Fresh Prince" star?
Photo: MGM/Warner Bros.
Toni Braxton opens up about how she felt about her divorce from singer Keri Lewis days after she lost her engagement ring that her fiance Birdman gave her. More inside...
Toni Braxton joined her bestie Jada Pinkett Smith and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones for the latest installment of Jada's Facebook Watch series, "Red Table Talk." Today's episode tackled divorce where Toni and Adrienne shared how they survived following the uncoupling.
The "Un-Break My Heart" singer divorced from Mint Condition singer Keri Lewis in 2013, 12 years after they said, "I Do." Jada Pinkett Smith hasn't gone through a divorce herself, her husband Will Smith was going through one from his ex-wife Sheree Fletcher when they began dating.
The Grammy Award winner said she "hated being divorced" and that she hated "surrendering to the "lost" of the relationship. After Toni and Keri had officially called it quits, they began dating again as they tried to salvage what was left of their relationship. Toni said at the time, she didn't think her two sons (whom she shares with Keri) knew about the divorce.
"My husband became my boyfriend and we were attempting to salvage the relationship again, we were hopeful," she shared. "We dated for a good year and a half, almost 2 years after we got a divorce. I know it sounds crazy, right?"
The 51-year-old living legend said they tried to be sneaky and hide their issues from their children. For instance, Keri would stay until the kids went to sleep and would leave. Then, he would be back in the morning to get them ready for school.
Toni then opened up about what ultimately caused them to breakup: Money! Money and the fact that she had just found out she had lupus.
"I felt shallow because my ex-husband and I broke up for money issues," she explained. "I found out I had lupus at the time, I couldn't make money because I had lupus, I had to cancel the show. That was my personal contribution to the marriage failing, because who wants to take care of a person who's sick all the time?"
She confirmed Keri never said that to her, but that's how she felt.
"I never talked to my ex-husband about it, I probably should have, but if I'm going to be completely honest, money was just the decoration on the tree. The tree itself was I felt because I was sick, he left."
She said she believes had she never got sick, they would still be together.
"I always felt like if I didn't get sick and I could have continued to work, we wouldn't have had that deficit, it wouldn't have shown its face and we would probably have still been together," she added.
After the divorce, Toni was ordered to pay Keri alimony and she was PISSED about that.
"I was very very angry about that, but it was because we had an existing prenup and post-nup," she explained. "I wanted to renege. I'm gonna be honest.
For the holidays, Toni and Keri always spend Thanksgiving and Christmas together with their kids, and she said that would cause friction in her relationships sometimes. She said it's hard blending families sometimes.
Peep Toni's episode below:
In other Toni news...
Toni Braxton has lost her engagement ring! That huge rock Birdman put on her finger is no where to be found.
The "Braxton Family Values" star recently hopped on social media to get in contact with someone at Delta Airlines after she left her Louis Vuitton luggage behind that contained her yellow diamond engagement ring, along with other jewelry she was traveling with. She asked for whomever picked up the bag to return it:
Feeling back to my old self again, yay! But I’m sad today my engagement ring is missing, but I’m optimistic that someone will find Bonnie and return her home!," she posted.
The next day, she announced she found the bag, however all of her jewelry - including her engagement ring - is still missing.
Aww! While nothing will replace the sentimental value of the ring, we know Birdman will lace her finger with a new one.
By the way, Toni revealed on the "Wendy Williams Show" that Jada would be her maid of honor when she and Birdman makes it down the aisle.
Guard your ovaries! Tons of bay cuteness inside...
Yesterday, the Seattle Seahawks went up against the Carolina Panthers and three of Russell Wilson's biggest fans were there to cheer him on!
After the Seahawks defeated the Panthers, 30-27, Ciara, Future Wilburn, and baby Sienna Wilson were waiting for Papa Russ to walk off the field. And Future could hardly keep in his excitement. He was super hype to see his stepdad walk off that field with a victory.
Peep the cuteness below:
Papa Russ and big brother Future also had some fun on the field:
It's been about two weeks since Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade welcomed their adorable bundle of joy, Kaavia James Union Wade, and her parents have been gushing all over her on social media with their cute pics and captions.
Over the weekend, former NBA baller/D. Wade's former teammate Chris Bosh and his wife Adrienne Bosh got the chance to meet Baby Wade for the first time. And Adrienne instantly got baby fever after spending time with Kaavia. We can't blame her.
"Loved watching new mommy @gabunion in her element and getting to meet her and @dwyanewade ‘s Little Angel #kaaviajames," Adrienne captioned. "Love you all! So happy for you both P.S. I don’t think this is helping me with my baby fever."
By the way, don't miss Kaavia Wade's TV debut with Oprah for the family's first and only televised interview that will premiere Saturday, December 8th at 8pm EST on OWN.
Speaking of babies...
After dropping half a million dollars on an engagement ring last month, DJ Mustard and his fiancee Chanel Thierry has some exciting news. They're expecting!
The couple is gearing up to welcome baby #3. Chanel posted a maternity shot on her Instagram account with the caption,
"So happy to FINALLY share this little blessing with you guys 2018 has been an amazing year for my family and I, we are so blessed and thankful! @mustard and I can’t wait to welcome our little baby into the world 2019 Mcfarlane party of 5"
Congrats to the couple!
Photos: Adrienne's IG/Chanel's IG
Oprah sadly lost her mother, Vernita, over the Thanksgiving holiday. What she just said about her mom, inside.
While Oprah is usually serving up envy-worthy social media pics of her epic Thanksgiving feasts during this Holiday, this year, she was unfortunately grieving the loss of her 83-year-old mother.
Oprah's niece, Alisha Hayes, posted the news saying Vernita Lee had passed away on Thanksgiving Day. Reportedly, the family has already held a private funeral ceremony.
Oprah released a statement just a little while ago thanking everyone for their outpouring of condolences, and she says her mother is now at peace:
Oprah had a strained relationship with her mother for years, likely stemming from the fact she did not live with Vernita for the first 6 years of her life. Vernita took a job as a housemaid in Milwaukee and Oprah stayed in the south with her maternal grandmother. Once Oprah moved from her native home in Mississippi and up north with her mother, she says herself the relationship was rocky due to her mother being a stranger to her after the long separation.
She also experienced molestation by her cousin and abuse by an uncle while living with her mother.
Over the years, we saw Oprah work on her relationship with Vernita, who appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 1990 for a makeover.
Oprah reportedly had a strained relationship with her brother, Jeffrey, who died from AIDS in 1989. Then learned she had a half sibling, Patricia, who was given up for adoption several decades prior. They met each other for the first time in 2010.
There are reports Vernita retired from a hospital dietitian job sometime after she reconnected with O, moved into a luxury condo in Milwaukee and got a stipend from her famous daughter of $5k a month.
Our condolences and hearts go out to Oprah and all surviving family members and loved ones at this time.
Will Smith brought some good energy before Lewis Hamilton hit the race track in Aub Dhabi and pulled the ultimate prank. The Weeknd was in Abu Dhabi as well and had some drama pop off at his concert. Speaking of pranks, Alex Rodriguez pulled a good one on Jennifer Lopez. Get it all inside...
Will Smith is serious about checking off everything on his bucket list as he continues to celebrate turning the big 5-0! He already bungee jumped out of a plane, now he's trying to drive a racecar.
Over the weekend, the award winning actor/rapper popped up on his homie/racecar driver Lewis Hamilton to cheer him on during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in the United Arab Emirates. And he was the LIFE of the
Literally minutes before everything kicked off, the "Fresh Prince" alum "kidnapped" Lewis to see if he could pass as the world champion driver in a hilarious skit, directed by famed filmmaker Michael Bay (Bad Boys).
“Here’s the deal. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me, man. You’ve already won, man. You've already won. Save stuff for other people. You black. I’m black. Ain’t nobody gonna know the difference,” Will said after tying Lewis up.
"You better win!," Lewis yelled back as Will walked out of the door.
His son Trey was there too. Get your laugh on and see how far Will actually got below:
View this post on Instagram
Me & @lewishamilton were in his dressing room 20 minutes before his last @f1 race shooting a silly ass post. . There was a knock at the door... We opened it and it was @michaelbay! He looked at me & then saw Lewis tied the chair. He paused... then said, “What the F#@k are you doing?” . We explained. He looked at the camera in my hand and said, “Gimme that! You don’t know what to do with this.” . So, I’m pretty sure I have the ONLY IG POST EVER directed by a Global Film Legend! Hahahahaha. . : @westbrook @aidan
No, Will didn't actually get behind the wheel in the race. Lewis made it in time and WON. Congrats!
The Collateral Beauty star also waved the checkered flag for the last race of the season.
After the race, Lewis shared what it was like hanging out with Will before the race.
"It's been an unconventional weekend," Lewis told Motorsport.com. "Yesterday morning I was filming something with FIFA and Sony, and then this morning doing stuff with Will. "Will is the original 'hype man'. He's hype. He creates a lot of energy. He's like a big brother to me, so we were doing some filming and stuff which was literally 10 minutes before we got in the car. We were doing some fun filming, which I never, ever do because that's usually the period of time where I get ready. So I was a little bit, going into the race, like, 'Jeez, I've completely changed my pattern', if there is a usual relaxing period. But I got a great start and then after it was really standard."
They don't call him the "original hype man" for nothing. Gotta love it.
The Weeknd had to cut his sold-out show at Du Arena short after fans rushed the stage.
The R&B crooner was tapped to perform as a part of the the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix when overzealous fans got a little too excited.
“The show had to stop early because it was so dangerous," a source revealed to Page Six. "Fans were going insane outside breaking down barricades and storming toward the stage,” Page six reports.
Wow. They said scenes of chaos ripped through the concert grounds.
“Due to a large number of fans arriving simultaneously to The Weeknd concert, the gates were closed as a safety measure,” said the concert’s promoters.
The Weeknd shared this on his social media:
Back to the pranks...
The holidays are all about family, friends, and fun! Alex Rodriguez knows a thing or two about it.
With the help of Israeli mentalist Lior Suchard, the former Yankees star pulled the funniest prank on his girlfriend while they were having dinner with family and friends on Black Friday.
Lior had J-Lo follow him around the room as he tapped each guest on their backs. He snapped his fingers, and then hilarity ensued. Y'all know we don't do the "spirits" and things...
Watch the clip above.
After A-Rod got Jen, it was HER turn to get him back. Check it below:
Photos: Getty/The Weeknd's IG
A new season of ratchet Mondays is here! The "Love & Hip Hop" Season 9 premiere already has us confused AF...
"Love & Hip Hop" season 9 premiered last night and it was MANY things. We'd like to point out that we're actually looking forward to this season as much of the cast are actually involved in Hip Hop. That's no shade to the other franchises, but you get what we're saying.
Well, the premiere episode did not disappoint. There were plenty of funny moments, eyebrow raising moments and REAL moments. Like when Juelz Santana opened up about his arrest.
As you know by now, Juelz Santana (real name LaRon Louis James) turned himself in after he tried to get through TSA with a loaded gun and drugs. Once the TSA agents found the gun and drugs in his luggage, the Dipset rapper fled the NJ airport. Days later, he turned himself in. The kicker? He said he found out about the loaded gun in his bag on the radio like everyone else. Lordt.
Juelz was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft. A judge allowed him to be released on house arrest. However, since he and his girlfriend of 9-10 years Kimbella aren't married, he had to go stay with his mother, leaving his "ride or die" home with their two children.
In August, the Dipset rapper plead guilty. He's due for sentencing on December 12th.
Before he heads back to court, he proposed to Kimbella last weekend. See that HERE in case you missed. So, he decides to pop the question right before he goes to prison? Mk.
On last night's episode, Juelz revealed he could take a plea deal that would put him behind bars for 18 months. Or, he could go to trial and possibly get up to 5-years in prison. With his life sitting in limbo, he and Kimbella decided to go to couples therapy where he faces his demons. Juelz revealed he was addicted to drugs and that caused his life to spiral out of control. He said his lean & percocet addiction caused issues with his teeth and then he got addicted to prescription pills.
But his explanation for why he brought a loaded gun to the aurport....we can't even. He said he as high on drugs and didn't even realize what he was doing, and def didn't realize a gun was in his bag until after he ran from the airport and heard it on the news.
During the show, Juelz began trending on Twitter, but not for his legal situation. Folks were going IN on the way he was talking with his new "teeth." Below are some of the tweets:
First of all... Juelz Santana cannot talk with these fake ass teeth
— iAmTaylor (@Tay_Jeane) November 27, 2018
I can’t deal with the fact that Juelz Santana is missing teeth... listening to him talk on #LHHNY lawddd lmaooo
— Caba (@abacmn_) November 27, 2018
Serious question : where did juelz Santana get his teeth done ? He need a refund
— QUEEN RED (@Qu33n_Yv3s) November 27, 2018
Juelz Santana teeth sound real heavy in his mouth, dawg #LHHNY
— t a m r a (@tam_goCRZY) November 27, 2018
Joe Budden and his girlfriend/son's mother Cyn Santana were having issues post-baby. The episode starts 5-months after baby Lexington Budden is born and apparently Joe has been holding out on sex! Cyn said all Joe wants to do is have family time, which she loves, but he has been totally neglecting her in the sex department.
One night, Cyn went to Joe's podcast and afterward, she planned a romantic night for the two of them. She got a hotel room so they could get it in, but Joe cut that ish short real quick.
Most times, it seems it's the woman who holds back sex from the man, but the roles are reserved this time. It could be the age difference as well. Joe is 38 and Cyn is 26.
Peep the clip above.
Tekashi 6ix9ine's jailed ex-manager Shotti Treway made his TV debut last night. As you know, he's behind bars with Tekashi and several other men on racketeering charges.
On the show, the record executive signed Fetty Wap's daughter's mother Alexis Skyy. The first time mom explained she left her life in Atlanta to make her rap career and her daughter her top priorities.
The thing is, Alexis' daughter's father Fetty Wap is also signed to Treway. He walked in on her meeting and she was HEATED because she hadn't talked to him in MONTHS after trying to get in contact with him about their daughter, Alaiya Grace. Alexis explained how she was upset that Fetty doesn't spend the time (or money, apparently) he should spend with his daughter. She said he doesn't spend time with her like he does his other children. Oop.
Fetty's response was that since he was there for the birth that obviously means the baby means something to him. Ummm....OK. Still on his f*ck boi steez.
Peep the clip below:
— Love & Hip Hop (@loveandhiphop) November 27, 2018
The R&B Divas are going at it after Lil Mo gave her 2 cents on Queen Naija's Soul Train cypher performance. Grab a cup and sip inside...
Issa Old School vs. New School R&B battle.
Newbie singer/YouTube star Queen Naija was tapped to perform at the 2018 Soul Train Music Awards during the R&B cypher alongside Erykah Badu, Luke James, BJ the Chicago Kid, and Kelly Price. Here's the clip in case you missed:
— BET (@BET) November 26, 2018
Well, following Queen's Soul Train debut, R&B singer Lil Mo hopped on social media to give her opinion of her performance and some folks are calling her a bitter betty for it! In so many words, Mo dubbed Queen as just another "pretty girl" with an average voice and said she is using her pregnancy as an excuse as to why she's not singing from the depths of her soul. She said she'll end up being just another social media artist who is hot for a minute and will soon disappear.
Read her full (now-deleted) post below:
Queen Naija fans hopped in Mo's comments and began dragging her for "hating" and said she's only mad because SHE wasn't invited to sing at the Soul Train Music Awards.
The "Medicine" singer, who is currently pregnant with her 2nd child, then hopped on Twitter to respond to Mo's critque. And she fired off a few shady shots (read from the bottom up):
Mo is STILL cutting up:
View this post on Instagram
this is how you cypher. this is how you free style. not no dry ass lazy 1992 forced adlibs or recycled runs. y’all popularity contests is corny. keep the sheep in their own lane. let the OGs handle these kinda things. im sorry your top picks have the looks. but the chops not adding up!! yes i said what i said. either sing a circle around them or just decline the invite @mskellyprice sings dowwwwwwnnnnnnn not toooo many can do anything after her. she just has IT!!!!
View this post on Instagram
this how i looked at the comments and dms today knowing i pissed so many off all with my opinion. lol thanks to the blogs that reposted it. but didn’t repost me uplifting the real ones. yep. i made my point. alotta people love mind manipulation and BS rather than substance. watch how i fcuk y’all heads up the rest of the week. TOOOO easy!! and my son was sooooo bad this day at the pumpkin patch he was throwing shit everywhere . goodnight everyone. crazy thing is i never said i didn’t like @queennaija !! y’all niggas is weird. i just think @yebbasmith deserves a chance. especially singing around or after @mskellyprice. may all these women flourish and sing their hearts out. and may all circles be sang around anyone OFF KEY or LAZY ADLIBS!! xoxo
View this post on Instagram
Tap In is a verb. You can’t see it but it’s something you do!! And people will notice. meaning: Go all the way in. Or go all the way to bed!! usage: “she can sing. But Lil Mo can sing, sing” “yeah cus Mo know how to Tap In” these are words we will use in one of the DEEP INTENSE music workshops i’ll be doing. so if you a cry baby please don’t apply. There will be artist development and focusing on strengths and weaknesses. cus it’s some weak people that break soooo easily. FOH the industry needs soldiers. catch it. now Tap In!!
Whew, chile. Guess she said what she said.
Photos: Mo's IG/Queen's IG
Scammers caught up with Gloria Govan and Derek Fisher. Now, they're suing. Meanwhile, Damon Dash seeks an order of protection from a hairstylist and Tekashi 6ix9ine pleads not guilty. Deets inside...
Gloria Govan is heading back to court, but this time it won't be against her ex-Matt Barnes.
The former "Basketball Wives" star got scammed! In fact, she and her fiance Derek Fisher were hoodwinked by a man over a rental property. Apparently, the couple paid up to 6-months rent for a commercial property for a new business, however, the man wasn't who he said he was and took all of their money.
The Blast https://theblast.com/gloria-govan-sues-over-bad-business-deal/ ">reports:
According to court records, the former star of “Basketball Wives” filed a lawsuit against a man named Duangduan Leungingkasut. Sources familiar with the situation tell The Blast Govan and fiancé Derek Fisher had rented a commercial property from Leungingkasut as they were trying to venture into a new business, but soon found out the man was not in a position to sub-lease the property to the stars.
It's reported they are out of a considerable amount of capital as they were investing in their brand new company. It's unclear how much money Gloria and Derek dished out, but they're suing for the undisclosed amount. We can see Matt now...posting a petty Karma meme in 5..4..3..2..
In other legal news...
Damon Dash claims a hairstylist is harassing his family and he wants her to STOP!
The Hip Hop mogul is firing back at allegations made by children's hairstylist Patrice Miner, demanding a judge grant him a restraining order against his “former acquaintance and business colleague.” He wants her to stay at least 30 yards away from his ‘fiancée Raquel Horn, his 10-year-old daughter Tallulah, and himself, of course. And he filed the restraining order days after SHE filed one against him. Oh?
The cause of their "beef?" Money! He dropped $50K for a commercial space in LA and he claims she likes to pop up unannounced. He also made claims that she changed his locks on the space.
Here's what went down, according to The Blast:
Dash explains he is a tenant of Miner and subleased a commercial space in Los Angeles. He has spent $50,000 on rent and other expenses.
Dash states, “I am the victim in this action and I am seeking to get protection and a restraining order from Patrice Miner”. He accuses her of harassing him and his family on numerous occasions. He claims to have videos and witnesses to corroborate his account.
He accuses the woman of being, “addicted to drugs and/alcohol and her judgment is impaired which is causing her to act irrationally and violently.”
Dash says Miner filed for a restraining order with false accusations against him. He calls her a “con artist and a fraud and her false restraining order against me is part of her schema (sic) to defraud me out of thousands of dollars”
He accuses her of changing his locks and trespassing on his property on one occasion. Dash says on another date he threw his daughter a Halloween party at the space, and Miner showed up uninvited and caused a scene. He claims his family feared for their safety.
Dash accuses her on another date while they were both in the alley behind the building of approaching him irrationally and verbally harassing him. He says she got physically violent and pushed him when he asked her to leave.
He says he will be suing her for defamation in the near future. Dash wants a restraining order fearing she will continue the harassment and/or will file a false police report against him.
Dash filed his request for a restraining order days after Miner, a kid’s hair stylist, obtained one against him. In her petition, she accused him of recently coming into the store, “walked up to me and threaten my life.”
She claims Dash grabbed a customer and threw him out of the shop before telling her she was “so lucky” there were people there.
In another incident, she claims Dash “yelled and screamed and called me an idiot in front of guests and customers.”
Miner was granted the TRO and there will be a hearing later this month to make it permanent.
Sheesh. Folks are wildin'.
In other legal news...
Tekashi 6ix9ine had his day before a judge, entering a NOT guilty plea in his federal racketeering and firearm case. ATF agents arrested the "FEFE" rapper, his ex-manager Shotti and several others for alleged racketeering, and alleged involvement in conspiring to commit armed robberies, drug deals and shootings.
Since a judge deemed him too dangerous, he did not receive a bail. He has been in lockup since November 18th. He was placed in general population at Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center, but was moved into another detention center days later. He reportedly says it was NOT due to snitching, but due to safety, even though authorities said there were no threats to his safety at this time....
The judge set his trial date for September 4, 2019. That's a LONG minute.
The issue of bail was not addressed in court. As we reported, his attorney, Lance Lazzaro, plans to apply for bail directly to the trial judge. Tekashi was denied bail when Lazzaro offered to pay $750k, surrender his passport and remain on house arrest.
The feds believe Tekashi himself pulled an armed robbery on April 3 along with his ex-manager, Shottie, and 2 other members of the Nine Trey Bloods.
The indictment also mentions the April 21 shooting incident at Barclays Center in Brooklyn ... and fingers Fuguan Lovick as the trigger man. In all, the indictment lists 17 counts dating back to 2013.
As for how things are going in the new detention center he was sent to....not so good. Inmates are reportedly pissed that Tekashi is receiving "special treatment." Uh-oh.
Here's what happened when Tekashi got there:
We're told as soon as Tekashi arrived at the facility -- which is often used to house informants -- a dormitory was cleared out and the only ones let back in were those who were NOT affiliated with a gang. 69 was then placed in the dorm with 11 other inmates who were described as "docile."
The dorm in question is typically used for high-profile inmates, dirty cops and child predators.
Some of the other inmates became vocal, screaming their displeasure at what they perceived as special treatment.
One inmate near 69's dorm clowned him by singing a song about a child predator. 69 had been convicted of a child sex crime and placed on 4 years probation.
Tekashi's lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, tells TMZ he doubts his client is receiving any special treatment.
By the way, his lawyers are pissed at "federal informants" allegedly harming their case.
"...prosecutors revealed they are working with a confidential informant who's made recordings -- presumably of conversations with 6ix9ine.
Tekashi's attorney, Lance Lazarro, admits it's a serious development in the case, telling TMZ ... "Anytime there is a confidential informant, there is cause for concern."
In court, prosecutors boasted the recordings could send Tekashi to prison for life.
His lawyer's trying be optimistic, though, saying ... "I am confident that any recorded conversations with [Tekashi] will prove that he was never a part of the Enterprise and support the conclusion that he’s innocent."
Time to buckle up buttercup. It's about to be a LONG ass ride to (potential) freedom.
Photos: Getty/Dame's IG/Tekashi's IG
Beyonce and Rihanna land a spot on Forbes' list of Highest-Paid Women in Music. Woot! More inside...
Y'all better bown down and soak up all that Rihanna reign.
Two of our faves made Forbes' list of Highest-Paid Women in Music and honestly, we can't say we're surprised. Both Bey and Rih have been working their a**es off all year with huge tours, new music, new makeup, new clothing lines - they're doing it big and are a constant reminder of how magical black girls really are.
However, they didn't just make the list. They BOTH made it in the Top 10.
After topping the list last year making $105 million, Queen Bey comes in at the No.3 spot this year, raking in $60 million this year. Most of coinage came from her Coachella performances, a joint album with Jay Z, Everything Is Love, and their joint "On The Run II" Tour.
Meanwhile, the Bajan Beauty comes in at the No. 7 spot making $37.5 million, cashing in on Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty Lingerie. Fans haven't received any new Ri Ri music since 2016, but she has been hinting that she's back in the studio.
Jennifer Lopez also made the list as one of the 3 women of color, coming in at the No. 6 spot with $47 million.
Here's the full list below:
1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
4. Pink ($52 million)
5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)
8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)
9. Celine Dion ($31 million)
10. Britney Spears ($30 million)
Meek Mill is pouring his heart out about the criminal justice system, squashing his beef with Drake and more right before announcing his upcoming Motivation Tour. Meanwhile, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West are being dragged for doing the most. Everything inside...
Every since Meek Mill was released from prison in April 2018, he has become the poster child for criminal justice reform. And he has been on mission to speak out on the dysfunctional and discriminatory rules that leave people of color imprisoned for crimes they didn't even commit.
The "Dreams & Nightmare" rapper penned an op-ed for the New York Times advocating criminal justice reform.
"Like many who are currently incarcerated, I was the victim of a miscarriage of justice — carried out by an untruthful officer, as determined by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, and an unfair judge," he shared in the piece.
The multi-platinum artist continued:
But I know I’m the exception to the rule — a lucky one. It’s clearer than ever that a disproportionate number of men and women of color are treated unfairly by a broken criminal justice system. The system causes a vicious cycle, feeding upon itself — sons and daughters grow up with their parents in and out of prison, and then become far more likely to become tied up in the arrest-jail-probation cycle. This is bad for families and our society as a whole.
We all need to hold our lawmakers accountable for supporting unfair or inhumane policies and all practices that perpetuate injustice, especially for the blacks and Latinos who fall prey to them most frequently. The reality is African-Americans and Latinos who come from poverty-stricken neighborhoods are assigned public defenders too overburdened to do anything in most cases other than negotiate the most favorable plea deal, regardless of guilt or innocence.
Read his full opinion piece here.
Vulture magazine caught up with the MMG rapper and picked his brain about how he and Drake started beefing and how they ended up squashing it. Meek said he was high when he first popped off about Drizzy on Twitter.
“I was just out of control at that point in my life. Getting high and doing whatever I wanted how I wanted to do it. In front of the world, not behind the scenes,” he says. (Mill recently revealed his past opioid addiction.) “I don’t know his writing situation or how he really carried it. I just jumped out of anger and what I thought was the truth at the time.”
What fans didn't know is that Meek and Drake have BEEN cool. They were communicating before they made up publicly on stage during Drizzy's "Aubrey & The Three Amigos" show in Boston's TD Garden.
“Me and Drake have actually been communicating for the last year. Even before I went to prison. It was based on the right time. We ain’t have nothing going on but a rap beef, we didn’t cause harm to each other,” Mill says now. “I think it took both of us going through some ups and downs, me in my career. It made me stronger. I’m moving off love right now, so it was only proper to link with someone I actually did business with before and called my friend before.” He adds of the potential for future collaborations with Drake: “I think that’s possible. What we did was genuine. We didn’t just do it for the love of the people ‘cause we could’ve been done that. We waited until we were ready and did that.”
While the rapper has been vocal about encouraging people to vote and endorsing certain politicians, he himself has still never voted. He's actually eligible to vote, he just hadn't checked to see.
“I don’t think I’m even able to vote. I’ve been on probation so long, my whole adult life, that voting wasn’t even an option,” he says. (He was eligible, per a state rule change enforced in 2000.) “Never voted in my life. I’ve been a felon my whole life.” Instead, he endorsed incumbent Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum on social media, and supported Florida’s Amendment 4, which restored voting rights to felons.
"To tell you the truth, I hope we have straightforward people, people with dignity, in office that can help make a better change for America. But I’m so used to seeing the other thing. Politics — I never even gave a fuck, really. It’s hard to even try to care now because I lost so much faith in seeing change that it’s not even realistic.” He adds, “Me being let out on bail was the first time anything went in my favor in this court system of Pennsylvania — ever. It was a good feeling for that day, but it was still … I had a lot of people paying attention to my case. I just came out lucky. The person who don’t have attention on their cases like me wouldn’t come out the same way.”
Hmm...he definitely needs to tighten up here. He should be registered to vote and actually voting in an election if he's going to be preaching to others to do the same. His team could have easily dne their job and checked to see if he was eligible, something Vulture themselves did. Every vote counts, no matter how jaded you are abou tthe system. You can lay out all these ideas for change, but they don't magically get put into action by themselves. Elected officials do that.
Meek, who was just cast to star in Jada Pinkett Smith's 12 O’Clock Boys, will be dropping his new album, Championships, on November 30th. The LP features Cardi B, Ella Mai, Fabolous, Kodak Black, and Anuel AA.
The Philly native will be heading out for his first tour since his release from prison earlier this year. He'll be hitting 16 cities on his "Motivation Tour," set to kick off on February 19th in Miami and will wrap up on March 24th in Atlanta. TIDAL subscribers can cop tickets now. They'll go on sale to the public on his album release date, November 30th.
Below are the tour dates:
February 19 – Miami, FL - The Fillmore
February 22 – Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
February 23 – Houston, TX - Revention Music Center
February 26 – Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
February 28 – Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
March 1 – San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
March 5 – Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
March 8 – Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
March 9 – Detroit, MI - The Fox Theatre
March 12 – New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
March 15 – Philadelphia, PA - The MET
March 19 – Hartford, CT - XFINITY Theatre
March 20 – Lowell, MA - Tsongas Center
March 21 – Washington, DC - The Anthem
March 23 – Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
March 24 – Atlanta, GA - Coca-Cola Roxy
Get those coins, Meek. And put some toward voter education.
In other news...
The Wests have social media in an uproar after doing the most.
Kim K posted a video of her and Kanye West hopping on a private Boeing 747, a commercial aircraft that can hold between 400-660 people.
“No big deal. Just taking a private 747,” Kim said as she and Ye walked to board the flight.
It doesn't help that there are constant reports detailing how rising tempertaures will negatively affect the environment.
Peep the clips above and below:
Folks definitely called her out on her wasteful carbon footprint and more. Check it:
Can someone calculate the carbon footprint of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West taking an EMPTY "luxury 747" to some far flung location? Seating capacity: 660.
— velоurаzure (@velourazure) November 27, 2018
— Nelson (@NelsonSimao_) November 26, 2018
Cannot believe Kim and Kanye are on a 747 plane BY THEMSELVES. A double decker plane that usually takes up to 660 passengers!?! They clearly don't give 2 shits about global warming or the forest fires that would have burnt their house down if it wasn't for private firefighters
— Hattie Oliver (@HattieOliver) November 26, 2018
Kim Kardashian posted on her story about flying on a private 747.
All I’m thinking is what a waste of jet fuel, resources, environmental harm, etc etc etc.
Smh. So obnoxious and unnecessary.
— Paige Flugge (@Paigeyyybabyy) November 26, 2018
I love the kardashians but come on Kim and Kanye climate change and global warming is upon us, was a private 747 really necessary
— Hannah (@hannahwa11) November 26, 2018
Kim & Kanye‘s house almost burns down in the California wildfires which are the most destructive in the history of the state & correlate with global warming.
Also K & K: boast about their private Boeing 747 which is almost empty of passengers & burns over 10 tonnes of fuel an hr
— Bröther may i have a monch of cöld (@askDrToboggan) November 26, 2018
Where are the lies in these tweets? Sure, they aren't the first or last celebs to take a private jet. But this style & size of private jet is on a WHOLE other level...
Photos: Mamadi Doumbouya via VULTURE
Miguel and Nazanin Mandi have finally tied the knot, and their nupitals were #goals. Peep the stunning photos inside...
Congrats are in order for Miguel and his longtime love - 13 years to be exact - Nazanin Mandi.
13 years is a LONG time to wait. But from what we know, Miguel didn't put her through a struggle love of cheating and disrespect before popping the question. So, looks like Nazanin chose her battles.
The R&B crooner and his lady made their way down the aisle to say "I Do" in a gorgeous wedding ceremony on Saturday (Nov. 24th). And VOGUE let us in on every bit of it.
The 33-year-old singer shared intimate photos from the ceremony that went down at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch outside of LA. And they had VOGUE there to capture all of their special moments. Tying the knot while being surrounded by hummingbirds? Bomb.
The blushing bride wore a bespoke Monique Lhuillier lace, long-sleeve wedding gown with a long veil. The groom kept it dapper in Van Van custom tuxedo suit.
"11.24.18. Pimentel life moments! New levels and unforgettable memories shared with our closest friends and family," Miguel captioned on IG. "So much love and gratitude for everyone that made our special day truly unforgettable. We love you all."
Loves this robe.
"11-24-18 Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Pimentel," Nazanin captioned on IG. "What a truly magical day filled w/ so much love, light & positivity. The second Miguel & my Father got emotional THAT WAS IT No holding back the tears. To those who came out to celebrate w/ us we are forever grateful & hope you left w/ a full drunk happy heart & memories to last a lifetime! Yes, this was a long time coming but timing is everything & we will continue to do things our way always & forever. Thank you @voguemagazine for following our Wedding journey what a fabulous yet crazy experience For the inside scoop on our nuptials checkout my story & swipe up Get ready for picture overload"
The bride and groom met when they were both 18 years old. She was interviewing him for a behind-the-scenes DVD he was putting out to promote his very first music video.
“I asked him a question that wasn’t on my Q&A, which was: ‘All the ladies want to know, do you have a girlfriend?’ And he smiled and said, ‘No, but I’m looking for one.’ We exchanged numbers, and he called me the next day to ask me out on a date . . . and ever since then, it’s been one hell of a ride!”
The "Adorn" singer got down on bended knee and asked for her for hand in mariage in January 2016 after several years of dating.
After changing into a Carly Cushnie ensemble for the reception, the new bride and groom danced the night away:
They had the obligatory L.A.-wedding staple of an In-N-Out truck at the reception. Not even mad.
View this post on Instagram
11.24.18. Pimentel life moments! New levels and unforgettable memories shared with our closest friends and family. So much love and gratitude for everyone that made our special day truly unforgettable. We love you all. You can see more photos @voguemagazine put a link in my story !!
View this post on Instagram
11-24-18 Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Pimentel. What a truly magical day filled w/ so much love, light & positivity. The second Miguel & my Father got emotional THAT WAS IT No holding back the tears. To those who came out to celebrate w/ us we are forever grateful & hope you left w/ a full drunk happy heart & memories to last a lifetime! Yes, this was a long time coming but timing is everything & we will continue to do things our way always & forever. Thank you @voguemagazine for following our Wedding journey what a fabulous yet crazy experience For the inside scoop on our nuptials checkout my story & swipe up Get ready for picture overload
Go behind-the-scenes with the couple below:
Congrats to the couple!
Photos: Sara Lobla via VOGUE
Mel B is opening up like never before about her feelings towards her daughter's father Eddie Murphy, doing 6-lines of coke a day to cope with her abusive relationship with her now ex-husband Stephen Belefonte, and why she keeps her surgically removed skin with her ex's name on it in a jar. Everything inside...
Mel B is getting brutally honest in her new memoir fittingly titled, Brutally Honest, following her tumultuous 10-year marriage to Stephen Belafonte. We all watched the "dirty divorce" play out in the media. Now, Mel is ready to share her story.
The 43-year-old entertainer, above arriving at Global Radio, is hot on the promo trail for her new book and the Spice Girls reunion tour (sans Posh Spice), set to kick off in May 2019 in the UK.
In the book, the Spice Girl gets candid about her suicide attempt, spiraling out of control on drugs, and details about how her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte allegedly abused her.
Before getting involved with Stephen, Mel B was in a relationship with Eddie Murphy. When folks found out she was pregnant with Eddie's baby, the news came as a shock since they kept their relationship under wraps. People went on to assume she and Eddie were a "one night stand" or "sex buddies," but Mel confirmed it was the total opposite. They were actually in a relationship that got as far as Eddie asking her father for her hand in marriage.
The "X Factor" judge, who shares 11-year-old daughter Angel with Eddie, never spoke about her relationship with the famed comedian, until now. She revealed he will always be the love of her life.
“He always will be,” she said about Eddie when asked the "great love" of her life. “I mean, I’ve never really spoken about it before, so this book, I wanted to address it because a lot of people have a misconstrued thing of how everything actually did happen. And at the end of the day we have a beautiful daughter together, Angel, who is 11 years old, and she’s actually staying with him right now whilst I’m here working," she shared during an interview on "Good Morning Britain."
Mel and Eddie dated for nine months in 2006 and she said it was like living a fairytale from the moment she met him.
"It was like a love story that didn’t have a perfect ending,” she said.
The "America's Got Talent" host had nothing but good things to say about Eddie. She said he was "very respectful and very old school." They "courted for quite some time before anybody knew." The fairytale didn't last long. She admitted she was the one who decided to end the relationship.
She opened up about hitting rock bottom during her 10-year marriage to Stephen Belafonte. She said he abused her, but she lied about it to protect their image.
“I had an unfortunate 10-year marriage, where I was in a very coercive, very abusive relationship, and it’s something that we don’t usually talk about – it’s seen as being taboo,” she shared. “So, I wanted to address all these different situations that I’ve been in, due to living such a life for 10 years. And, I wanted to own it and take back my power.”
Here's another interview she did with Loose Women where she talks about her relationship with Eddie Murphy:
After her relationship with Eddie, she got involved with Stephen and everything went downhill from there.
Mel's drug use got so extreme she was doing up to 6-lines of coke a day while she was a judge on "X Factor" just to cope with everything going on in her life behind-the-scenes.
Peep her interview with ET below:
After finalizing her divorce from Stephen in December 2017, she decided to surgically remove a tattoo she said he MADE her get. The “America’s Got Talent” judge convinced a surgeon to slice his name off of her rib. The tattoo once read, “Stephen, till death do us part you own my heart” tattooed down her side.
‘It was almost like a cleanse," she said about having the ink removed. "I just wanted to feel fresh and new again and untouched by that person."
She said it "sounds horrific, but what I went through was so horrific." It was easier for her to have the tattoo surgically removed rather than going through laser removal treatments.
So, what did she do with the skin? She kept it. She has it in a jar in her closet.
"I’ve saved it in a jar," she revealed. "It’s at the top of my wardrobe. I know it’s there."
Ew girl. That ish can't be sanitary.
Peep the clip below:
Meanwhile, Mel B's ex-husband is speaking out against her abuse allegations, saying his ex-wife "manufactored" the abuse claims with "no proof" in order to gain "tactical advantage" in their divorce.
"Melanie has covered up her drug addiction time and time again and throwing me under the bus is kind of the way that she's done it," he told Daily Mail. "She said horrifically bizarre things - that I beat her, I ran a pornography company, I was a sex trafficker, I beat our dog, random things to garner some attention. I could not stop what Melanie started. She made these allegations to get a tactical advantage. She wanted everything, all the money and full custody of Madison."
In 2014, Mel said she was hospitalized after Stephen beat her, but he said that's a lie. He said she was in the hospital for a drug overdose. "I stand behind it 100 million percent. I would give my interest in the house to be sold 100 percent to Melanie - show the hospital records," he said.
He said her book is filled with lies and challenged her to produce the receipts. The two continue to have blaringly different recounts of their marriage.
Ava DuVernay has some big things coming down the pipeline after inking a $100 million overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. Get those deets, plus check out a sneak peek at Nickelodeon's new black comedy series "Cousins For Life" inside...
Ava DuVernay keeps breaking boundaries and being an example of a black woman slaying in her field.
The Oscar nominated director just inked a lucrative deal that will allow her to bring new, fresh stories to the forefront. The EMMY winning has reportedly signed a multi-year, multi-genre overall deal with Warner Bros Television Group. And the deal is in the $100 million range. Woot!
The writer/director/producer and her Forward Movement shingle will bring new content in drama and comedy series, documentaries, digital content, event projects, and longer-form projects for broadcast and cable, premium cable, streaming services, and other platforms.
“I’ve had nothing but beautiful experiences working with Peter Roth, Susan Rovner, and Brett Paul,” Ava told Deadline. “They love and support artists in wonderful and nourishing ways. They work within a traditional studio headed by Kevin Tsujihara that is stirring with untraditional energy and fresh protocols for intentional, inclusive image-making. Warner Bros is a terrific partner about matters of visibility and belonging for all kinds and cultures of people, which is our mission at Forward Movement. I couldn’t be happier to call Warner Bros TV my production home.”
It's her first deal with a studio and is set to start in January. Talk about coming in with a whole bang!
While other bigwigs like Shonda Rhimes and Kenya Barris have hopped on the Netflix wave, Ava's deal with the traditional studio makes sense. She has had several projects with WB TV in the past, including OWN's "Queen Sugar." To make the deal even sweeter, she'll have the opportunity to sell her shows to whoever wants as opposed to being locked into one outlet. Nice.
The bags just don't stop. Congrats Ava!
As for more melanated TV news...
Nickelodeon is giving the kiddies a new comedy series that stars a predominantly black cast. The FIRST in over a decade at the network.
"Cousins For Life" is the network's newest series coming down the pipeline, starring acting newbies Dallas Young and Scarlett Spencer.
The show is described as a “buddy comedy” that centers on 12-year-old cousins Stuart (Dallas Dupree Young) and Ivy (Scarlet Spencer), “best friends who come from very different backgrounds and learn to navigate life under one roof with their families. After Stuart’s mom is deployed overseas, his fun-loving dad Clark (Ishmel Sahid) decides to move the family to Portland to live with his uptight brother Lewis (Ron G) and his family, which includes [Ivy’s younger brother] Leaf (Micah Abbey).”
It follows in the footsteps of a few 90s faves like "My Brother & Me," "Kenan and Kel," "Cousin Skeeter," and "Just Jordan."
The series is being produced by "Kenan and Kel" and "All That" producers Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert.
Peep the first sneak peek below. It's super cute.
"Cousins For Life" will premiere in January 2019.
NFL quarterback Jameis Winston doesn't have to worry about that Uber driver sexual battery case any longer. Lucky him, we guess. Meanwhile, former NFL player Aldon Smith was just convicted in his domestic violence case. Get the deets inside...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston can now put his most recent sexual battery drama behind him.
The former No. 1 draft pick"reached an agreement" to settle the sexual battery lawsuit filed against him by an Uber driver in Arizona, according to reports.
You'll recall, the Bucs QB/new dad was suspended for three regular season games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. He was accused of groping an Uber driver named Kate P. (she withheld her last name to avoid harassment). She said she picked up the NFL star (who she believed to be drunk) from a bar in Scottsdale back in March 2016. During the ride, she claims he grabbed her vagina over her yoga pants. Two years later, she filed a lawsuit against him.
In new docs filed in federal court in Arizona on Nov. 26, the woman's lawyer says "Plaintiff has reached an agreement with Defendant to resolve her claims."
"The parties are in the process of finalizing a settlement agreement but need approximately 10 days to complete this process."
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in the court docs. We've reached out to Winston's camp for comment, so far no word back.
After his 3-game suspension, the former Florida State quarterback issued a public apology to Kate and he also cut ties with his agents, Greg Genske and Kenny Felder. Jameis previously apologized for his (likely drunken) actions while never really fessing up to them. But y'all know sexual and domestic assault, alleged or confirmed, is "no biggie" to the NFL....
As for another NFL star with legal drama...
Former NFL star Aldon Smith was convicted in his domestic violence case, accepting a plea deal. And if he stays in his lane, he will not have to serve any jail time.
The former Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers linebacker reportedly plead no contest to two misdemeanor charges after striking a deal with prosecutors to settle his domestic violence case from earlier this year.
The 29-year-old, who reportedly dated HOT 97's Nessa before Colin Kaepernick became her bae, plead no contest to violating a court order and false imprisonment. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years probation. He got credit for time served for the days he spent in jail and time he spent at an inpatient alcohol and drug treatment center. He also was ordered to 1 year of domestic violence counseling and 25 hours of community service.
The former NFL star was inititally charged with 4 misdemeanor charges, including domestic violence, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism in March 2018.
Aldon's ex-fiancée - the report didn't give her name - read a victim's statement at the hearing and said she "may never be the same." While the report didn't state the woman's name, Aldon got engaged to a woman named Shawna McKnight just one month before he ended up behind bars. See Aldon pop the question on Valentine's Day here.