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Cynthia Banks won a defamation lawsuit against Tyrese Gibson for criticizing her book about his moms battle with alcohol www.blacklikemoi.com

Woman Successfully Sues Tyrese Gibson $75K For Defamation, He Refuses to Pay Up

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Reported by Nigel Boys When Cynthia Banks (pictured left) was asked to write a book detailing the 27 years that Priscilla Murray-Gibson struggled to beat her alcoholism, apparently all her children agreed to contribute to the story. All that is except one, the Grammy nominated R&B singer, songwriter, actor and television producer, Tyrese Gibson. The book, “Drunk for 27 Years,” which was published in 2009, was the work of Banks…

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Fugitive Apollo Nida Turns Himself In After Visiting Strip Club

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Apollo Nida, the husband of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, failed to turn himself into a Lexington, Kentucky prison on time.  Nida was set to begin serving his 8-year sentence on Wednesday at noon.  TMZ is reporting that instead of turning himself in, Nida went by his estranged wife’s house and crashed a segment she was taping for RHOA to argue with her about her refusal to put…

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Lamar Sally Accused of Selling Nude Photos of Sherri Shepherd

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The drama between Sherri Shepherd and ex-husband Lamar Sally continues to become more bitter and nasty with each blow the two exchange in their fight to bring the marriage to an end. The most recent drama involves a report that Sally tried to cash in on nude photos of Shepherd by selling them. The Daily Mail is reporting that Sally addressed the rumors in a statement to TMZ stating, “If…

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Sherri Shepherd Ex Rejects Offer, Wants $10K In Monthly Child Support

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There is yet another blow dealt in the divorce battle unfolding between Sherri Shepherd and her estranged husband Lamar Sally.  Sally has rejected a deal offered by Shepherd for him to receive a one time payment of $100,000 as part of a divorce settlement in addition to $3,000 a month in child support for the surrogate child the two agreed to have.  The child has been a source of contention and…

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50 Cent Told the Truth, Floyd Mayweather Can Barely Read

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be the highest paid athlete in America right now, but based on a recording released by Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, he can barely read. Mayweather’s literacy became an issue when rapper 50 Cent bet that the boxer couldn’t read one full page out of a Harry Potter book. Fiddy took to Instagram to reveal that Floyd is illiterate and issue him a challenge. “Floyd will…

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Cedric the Entertainer Feels Fellow Cops Are Protecting Michael Brown’s Killer

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The New York Daily News is reporting that comedian Cedric the Entertainer has spoken out about the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri surrounding the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.  He stated, “Right now, it feels as though the young man had no weapon – he was shot six times – and the officer is being protected by other officers.”  He went on to state, “Why can’t they get to the…

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Tupac: Why Black People Have A Right To Be Angry

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Tupac Shakur was one of the most legendary hip hop artists of all time, and his influence helped a generation of black youth find their voice.  Eighteen years have passed since his senseless and tragic murder, but the imprint he left on American culture and black conscious is still visible. Born in Manhattan, New York, he was named after Tupac Amarau, an 18th century South American revolutionary who was executed…

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OJ Simpson: Freed by Kim Kardashian’s dad, but is now obsessed with Kim

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By Nigel Boys Although OJ Simpson was found not guilty in the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994, he ended up being convicted of robbery and kidnapping in 2008 and now serves a 33-year prison sentence in Lovelock Correctional Center, Nevada. However, the former football Hall of Famer and recipient of the Heisman Award still does not respect the memory of Robert Kardashian, the man who got…

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Kerry Washington Looks Amazingly Slim After Weeks Of Giving Birth

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The Emmy winning actress Kerry Washington never ceases to amaze us while  flexing her skills on her hit show, ‘Scandal.’ But what’s even more impressive is her ability to slim down just three months after giving birth to her precious baby girl, Isabelle. Last season was so climactic for Olivia Pope and her gladiators, but not as challenging as the obstacles that Washington had to go through while still bringing her…

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Does LeBron James Look Healthier or Sort of Sickly After Going on Low Carb Diet?

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Fans in Cleveland may be expecting the mountain of a man who got his first championship ring in Miami, but what they’re getting instead is sort of a lanky fellow who has dropped a few pounds over the summer. As ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports, LeBron’s weight loss is tied directly to cutting carbs. Carb cutting diets are all the rage now since reducing sugar has become a way of reducing…

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Critics say naming a school after Michael Jackson ignores his criminal accusations

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By Nigel Boys Although the late “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, was born in Gary, Indiana, and the town has every right to honor and respect his legend, some believe that to name a school after him, is going a little bit far, especially since he was accused of touching children inappropriately. The late pop idol’s estate, however, is all for the naming of a school by Gary’s school board,…

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Spike Lee edits Radio Raheem footage to match Eric Garner’s death

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins The older I get, the more I appreciate Spike Lee.   Spike ruffles feathers with his raw commentary, but I’m firmly convinced that he cares about black people.  While most of the folks in Hollywood are too busy wondering if their overseers are going to give them approval to be outraged over the death of Eric Garner, Spike is making his voice heard almost instantaneously. Eric…

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Rapper Ja Rule Talks Selling Crack at 14 and Meeting Wife in 8th Grade

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In his new memoir Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man, rapper Ja-Rule, who had a string of hits in the early 2000s, dishes on everything from selling crack as a teenager to meeting his wife in eighth grade shop class. He details his life all the way from growing up in New York City to becoming a megastar and there are also a few surprises for fans…

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Chris Brown’s lawyers still battling over exactly what happened that day

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Singer Chris Brown can’t seem to catch a break. On Wednesday, he was close to settling his assault case in a deal that would have let him walk away a free man. Unfortunately, the negotiations fell apart when the lawyers couldn’t agree on what Brown would admit happened on that fateful day in October when he got arrested. What is known is that at the time,…

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Bow Wow Changes His Name For the Fourth Time

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  Reported by Kacie Whaley The entertainer that was first known as Kid Gangsta at age three, then Lil’ Bow Wow, and then simply Bow Wow, has now graduated to a more mature moniker:  Shad Moss.  The 106 & Park host announced via Instagram that he will go by his government name starting on June 29th.  The 27-year-old said that he has outgrown his old stage name, although he acknowledges…