Alejandra Jackson needs money! Alejandra has four
children, two by Randy Jackson and two by Jermaine
Jackson. Alejandra dumped Randy to be with his older
brother Jermaine. Randy and Jermaine had a bitter
falling out over this woman, and it destroyed their
relationship. Jermaine has been struggling with his
finances ever since younger brother Michael cut off
finances to him. Jermaine loves living large, and he
recently dumped Alejandra and their two children.
Jermaine has found love with a woman who is loaded
with money. Jermaine realized he needed an upgrade.
Now he is riding around in a Rolls Royce while
Alejandra has to beg for money to get gas in her
car. Alejandra claims Jermaine is a deadbeat and a
poor role model because he lets their kids, ages 11
and 7, sleep in the same bed as him and his new
girlfriend. Karma is something else! Alejandra
realizes she shouldn’t have dumped Randy for
Jermaine because now Jermaine has dumped her for
someone else. And to top it all off, a judge has
determined that Jermaine doesn’t have to pay child
support because there is no proof of income. Child
support will have to be paid by Jermaine’s mom,
Katherine Jackson! And, Alejandra will have to
continue living with Jermaine’s mom, for free!
In more legal and music news, Ronald Isley, a.k.a.
“Mr. Biggs,” has begun his prison sentence. He is
currently being housed in the prison hospital ward.
Isley’s past health problems include a stroke and a
battle with kidney cancer.
The man Isley has referred to as his “son” begins
his own legal battle. The R Kelly child pornography
trial starts September 17th. The trial five years in
the making is expected to last 3-4 weeks. Kelly
faces 15 years in prison. The young girl in the
video was alleged to be 14-years old at the time.
She is now 23, and is expected to testify. The young
woman is expected to say she is not the girl in the
video. R Kelly says he is not the guy in the video.
Which makes you wonder, who was in the video? The
young woman’s father used to work with R Kelly, and
sources say Kelly paid off the family to be quiet.
Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of child
Usher says he is enjoying life as a happily married
man. Usher tied the knot with his older pregnant
fiancée Tameka Foster six days after calling off the
wedding. With his momma by his side and a signed
prenup, Usher married Foster. He says he is very
happy, and now he is concentrating on the birth of
his child and a new album.
Eddie Murphy speaks! Murphy has been the butt of
jokes for months because of his relationship with
former Spice Girl Mel B and the non-relationship
with their daughter, 4-month old Angel Iris. Murphy
says contrary to what Mel B says, he has given her
money for child support, covered the expenses of her
pregnancy and has acknowledged the child. In an
interview with Essence magazine, Mel B says she and
Eddie planned this pregnancy and the baby. Murphy
says they never planned a damn thing! Murphy is
finally speaking out because he realizes Mel B will
stop at nothing to further humiliate him for dumping
her. In the latest incident, Mel B met with Eddie’s
ex-wife Nicole, and they had a very public lunch
where they introduced Eddie’s kids to their new
little sister. Someone is lying. Who is it, Mel or
Eddie? Mel has been partying and drinking up a
storm. In addition to her money from child support,
she’s getting $1 million to reunite with her former
bandmates in The Spice Girls. Mel B has her friends
worried over her reckless behavior. She is not
speaking to a lot of her friends, and she has cut
off ties from her mother. What’s up with Mel? A lot
fingers are pointing to her new boyfriend Stephen
Belafonte. He says he’s a producer, but associates
say he is a con artist. His real name is Stephen
Standsbury. He changed it to Belafonte so that
people would think he was the son of legendary
Entertainer Harry Belafonte. Sources say he knows
Mel is lonely and is expecting a big payday.
Belafonte lets her drink and party at whim because
he is enjoying the spotlight and her money.
The children of James Brown are coming out of the
woodwork. The DNA test results are coming in, and
two of the 12 people who took tests have been
declared the legitimate offspring of the Godfather
of Soul. Brown died at the age of 73 from heart
failure on Christmas Day. One of the new found off
spring is a 45-year old former flight attendant who
is now the oldest of the Brown children. She says
Brown knew he was her father and always denied her.
Now, she wants her share of the Brown inheritance.
The young child of Brown’s last girlfriend Tomi Rae
Hynie has not been tested. Hynie claims the six-year
old is the child of Brown. But, according to those
closest to Brown at the time of his death, Brown
never acknowledged the kid. He always referred to
him as the little man but never his son.
In other paternity news, Chris Rock is off the hook!
The DNA tests are in, and he is not the father of a
13-year old California boy. Rock had an affair with
the woman years ago, and she tried to claim Rock was
the daddy. Rock is now suing the woman for
defamation of character.
The legal tug of war over the estate of Gerald
Levert has begun. Gerald left behind money, cars,
homes, furniture, securities, bank accounts,
publishing rights, music royalties and three baby
mommas. Two of the baby mommas are challenging the
estate, which is overseen by Gerald’s cousin and
business manager. The women want to know what’s up
with the money, and how is it going to be split.
They want their children to get their fair share,
and that’s why they are challenging the estate.
Gerald Levert died last year at the age of 40 from
an accidental overdose of prescription medicine.
Get ready for the number ones from Stevie Wonder.
Wonder had his first number one hit in 1963 with
Fingertips Part 2, and over the course of 40 years,
he kept the hits coming. On August 21st, his number
one songs will be featured on a CD including I Was
Made To Love Her, Part-Time Lover, That Girl and You
Are The Sunshine Of My Life.
Victor Willis of The Village People is ready to tell
all. The former front-man for the group is 56, and
for years he made headlines because of his arrests
and history of drug abuse. Willis has been sober for
18 months, and he wants to set the record straight
about The Village People. Willis says he quit the
group because his bandmates were too gay. Willis was
the cop, and he was the only straight member. He
used to be married to The Cosby Show’s Phylicia
Rashad. He says he never intended the group to
become gay icons with their hit YMCA and In The
Navy. Willis rakes in about a $1 million a year in
royalties for all the disco songs he wrote.
Toni Braxton is being sued by a wardrobe designer.
The designer says he designed clothes for Braxton’s
Las Vegas show, and she owes him $15,000.
A Woman Falling Out Of Love is the name of the new
album from the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. The
project is due out early next year.
The Vibe issue featuring Presidential Candidate
Barack Obama on the cover is due out this week. This
is the first time a politician is being featured as
the cover subject.
Congratulations to Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon of
Kindred The Family Soul. They are expecting their
fourth child, and they working on a new album.
Baby I Love You, But You Gotta Get A Job. Star Jones
is gearing up for her return to TV in her new show
on Court TV. The job on Court TV is not paying the
money she is used to getting from the major
networks, so finances are tight for her and hubby Al
Reynolds. When Star met her hubby, he was working as
an investment banker, but he quit his job when they
hooked up. Star and Al loved to live the fabulous
life, and Al may have to get a job. Lately, he’s
been working with Star by helping her get ready for
her new TV show.
Rick Fox and Vanessa Williams are getting back
together…. but only for TV. Fox and Williams were
married for several years, and they have a young
daughter. The two exes are very friendly. So much so
that Fox will be joining the cast of Williams’ hit
show Ugly Betty. Fox is going to play her bodyguard.
Williams just got nominated for an Emmy for her work
on the show.
First, Kobe Bryant tried to leave the Lakers. Now
reports have it he’s trying to leave his wife
Vanessa. Vanessa is the mother of his two daughters.
Over the years, she has put with a rape trial,
infidelity and public humiliation. Vanessa did not
sign a prenup, and she would get over $100 million
if Kobe divorced her.
Flavor Flav is back with another season of Flavor of
Love. In Flavor of Love III, Flav is looking for a
classy lady. This should be interesting because in
real life Flav has a girlfriend, and she just gave
birth seven months ago to their baby. On Sunday,
August 12th, Flav is going to be roasted by friends
and colleagues in a Comedy Central special.
Beyonce has been named the new spokesperson for
American Express. The campaign will launch later
this year. Her new Armani fragrance, Diamonds, came
out last weekend.
Jill Scott graces the cover of the new issue of
Essence magazine. She looks fabulous, and for the
first time, in an interview with Author Terry
McMillan, she talks about her recent divorce. Scott
says she may be divorced, but she is not broken. Her
new album, The Real Thing: Words And Music Volume
III, comes out on September 25th. Her new movie,
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, with Janet
Jackson arrives in theatres this November.
Where is Sherri Shepherd? Shepherd was long rumored
to be joining the ABC daytime talker The View along
with Whoopi Goldberg, but when the big announcement
was made only Whoopi was confirmed. Sources say
Shepherd was asking for too much money. Inside
sources at ABC however say Barbara Walters didn’t
like the feedback she was getting about hiring two
African American women, so she quietly dropped
negotiations with Shepherd. The vacant role is the
one left behind by Star Jones. Now the big question
is who will fill the slot.
Jennifer Hudson has been working overtime trying to
finish up her debut album. Record execs were not
happy with many of the songs she chose, so she had
to round up new producers and material. The biggest
hurdle for the Oscar winner is the kind of image
they want her to project.
Despite various lawsuits hanging over her head,
Singer Brandy is keeping busy with her hair
business. She recently unveiled her new line of wigs
via Ultima Hair. Prosecutors in California are still
trying to determine if she should be charged in the
fatal car crash that killed a woman late last year.
Brandy says it was an accident, and she is being
sued by the woman’s family and others involved in
Tyra Banks and her family had a sendoff for her
younger brother Devin. He’s an Air Force cadet
getting ready for duty in Iraq.
Andre 3000 from Outkast is in talks to star in a
movie based on the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. The
movie, Sammy and Kim, will focus on Davis’ ill fated
interracial romance with Actress Kim Novak.
Blair Underwood is joining the cast the new ABC
drama Dirty, Sexy Money. He’s also appearing in the
HBO series In Treatment and with Julia Louis-Dreyfus
on her show The New Adventures of Old Christine.
The BET channel is looking for the next gospel star.
Sunday Best debuts October 2nd on BET, and the
winner will get a recording contract and cash for
Get ready for more Trapped In The Closet with R
Kelly. The new DVD arrives in stores August 21st,
and will feature Kelly in different roles. For
example, Kelly as an elderly man with a fake beard
and pot belly and a preacher with a Jheri Curl.
At the movies this week, it’s Rush Hour III with
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker and Daddy Day Camp with
Cuba Gooding Jr.
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The new trend in Hollywood is to hook up with a
woman who has money. The woman usually gets her
money from a divorce or child support. Or, she is
wealthy because of her career, and the men know that
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but spend her money. Some of today’s top headliners
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