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December 21, 2011

India Arie’s Former Manager Suing Her For Tanking Her Own Career

India Arie’s Former Manager Suing Her For Tanking Her Own Career

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        It’s been a long time since India Arie has been on the music scene, but her former manager says that’s her own fault. Noreen Nalli is suing India, saying she still owes her money from when she managed her from 2005-2009, and that India sabotaged her own career, costing the manager even more money. She claims India constantly canceled shows, rejected offers to perform, and would…

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Gets 90 Days In Jail

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced domestic violence battery and harassment charges before a Las Vegas judge. He was told to report to jail on Jan. 6. Judge Melissa Saragosa also ordered Mayweather to complete 100 hours of community service and pay a $2,500 fine. The plea deal avoids trial on felony allegations that he hit his ex-girlfriend and…

Personality on Reality Show ‘Next Great Baker’ Commits Suicide After Being Eliminated (But Viewers Weren’t Not Told Until Elimination Episode Aired)

Personality on Reality Show ‘Next Great Baker’ Commits Suicide After Being Eliminated (But Viewers Weren’t Not Told Until Elimination Episode Aired)

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    A contestant on the ‘Next Great Baker’ reality show committed suicide after being eliminated from the show. But viewers were only told months after his death, on Monday, after his elimination had aired. Sergeant Wesley Durden, 28, an army paratrooper who had completed two tours in Iraq, died from a single self-influicted gunshot wound on October 24, according to the Jacksonville Daily News. Durden of Jacksonville, North Carolina…

Dorian Chandler: R. Kelly Looking for Investors for Another ‘Trapped in the Closet Series’

Dorian Chandler: R. Kelly Looking for Investors for Another ‘Trapped in the Closet Series’

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    From 2005-2007 R. Kelly shocked the world with his hip-hopera styled “Trapped in the Closet” R&B series. The original series, which was twenty two chapters in length, told the story of a one night stand gone terribly wrong. I’m sure we can all remember tuning into our TV’s  to see the latest video premiere of a “Trapped in the Closet” chapter. Read More via Dorian Chandler: R. Kelly…

Holiday Countdown: Christmas Songs That Stand The Test Of Time

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  Hang all the mistletoe/Your Black World would like to get to know you better/This Christmas! Whether you’re surrounded by family with the presents wrapped and neatly stacked under the tree, or you’re a Christmas Eve shopper with bittersweet memories of loved ones gone to soon, no holiday season is complete without music. Over the next few days, YBW will be rolling out classic Christmas tracks from Nat King Cole…

Man Who Conned Eddie Murphy’s Ex-Wife Out of $7 Million Has Been Indicted

Man Who Conned Eddie Murphy’s Ex-Wife Out of $7 Million Has Been Indicted

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  Black Like Moi reports. Troy Stratos likely thought he had a good thing going.  He convinced Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife Nicole to give him $7 million of her divorce settlement, only to find himself being charged with money laundering, mail fraud and obstruction of justice.  The man persuaded Nicole Murphy to give him a big piece of her divorce settlement and told her that it was invested overseas.

Get Your Hands Out Of My Pockets: Republicans Reject Extension Of Payroll Tax Cuts

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Your Black Politics reports: The Republicans are at it again. By refusing to extend payroll tax cuts for millions of working-class Americans,  workers will most likely receive a smaller pay-check. After President Barack Obama supported the Senate’s decision to extend the tax-cuts for at least two months, the House dismissed the move as “bad policy,” instead opting for a full-year extension. Accused by Obama of placing party above policy, the…

What’s That Horrible Stench? A New Study Says Gonorrhea

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The Journal of Sexual Medicine has published a study by the Institute of Cytology in Russia. The data found that men infected with gonorrhea emit a “putrid” odor according to the women who took part in the study.

Brawling For The Lord: Fight Breaks Out In Memphis Church Between Pastor’s Wife and His Mistress

Brawling For The Lord: Fight Breaks Out In Memphis Church Between Pastor’s Wife and His Mistress

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  Talk about getting it poppin’ in the pulpit. BlackmediaSCOOP.com reports that a brawl worthy of an Atlanta strip club on Saturday night broke out at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis last Sunday.

So How Much Money Will Vanessa Bryant Receive In The Divorce Settlement?

So How Much Money Will Vanessa Bryant Receive In The Divorce Settlement?

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    The calculations are complete: Vanessa Bryant will probably receive a minimum of $75 million, in addition to spousal and child support, from a divorce settlement with her husband of ten years, Los Angeles Lakers star, Kobe Bryant, the L.A. Times reports. According to The Times, Vanessa’s mother revealed years ago that the couple does not have a prenuptial agreement. Kobe’s net worth has been estimated between 150-200 million…

Should You Get Your Partner’s Approval Before Going Natural?

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by Chime Edwards, BlackLikeMoi.com You can ask a man to describe his ideal woman and he will likely spit out the most vivid and detailed description. Usually, natural hair is not mentioned. This could be why so many women are so apprehensive to go natural; many fear that their lovers will hate their new ‘do. With that being said, should a woman get her significant other’s approval before doing the…