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With Diabetes Diagnosis and After Leaving “Biggest Loser,” Ruben Studdard Sheds 104 Pounds

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by Liku K. American Idol fans will always remember the voice of Ruben Studdard who crooned his way to the top of the immensely popular show’s second season. Since then, Studdard, as a successful R&B, pop and gospel singer, has been a nominee for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 2003 Grammy Awards and has gone on to top various charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite the…

DMX Bankruptcy Filing Rejected; Includes $1.3 Million in Child Support for 10 Kids

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DMX filed for bankruptcy, perhaps thinking that his financial woes might be over, but not so fast.  A judge in New York has rejected the rapper’s claim, which means that creditors can go after him financially. The 42-year old rapper has millions in debt after starting his rap career as one of the hottest selling artists of all time. But overspending, a drug problem and a series of very bad…

President Obama is Showing Mandela Film at the White House

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President Barack Obama is having an exclusive and special screening of The Weinstein Co. movie  “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” at the White House on Nov. 7th. The highly anticipated film follows the life and times of well-respected Nelson Mandela through his early years, coming of age, getting his education, 27 torturous years in prison, as well as when he became president and helped to rebuild Africa in many ways….

Pebbles Daughter: “I won’t even talk about Chilli sucking my father’s d*ck!”

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Ashley Reid, the daughter of Peri “Pebbles” Reid, isn’t taking the recent TLC biopic sitting down.  Ashley is on the talk show circuit and the warpath, seeking to clear her mother’s name.  She even threatened Chilli after the movie “Crazy Sexy Cool” was released, claiming that the film gave a terribly inaccurate portrayal of her mother. Ashley went hard this week, claiming that Chilli slept with her father, LA Reid,…

Moesha Star Faces Four Years in Prison for Allegedly Kicking His Girlfriend

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Did he do it or not?  Marcus T. Paulk, star of the hit TV show, “Moesha,” has been charged with domestic violence for allegedly kicking his girlfriend in the stomach.  Whatever happened, it was severe enough to put the woman in the hospital. As a result of what happened on that fateful night, he may end up facing four years in prison. Paulk turned himself in to police and was…

Reality TV Star Says Jay-Z Cares Nothing for the Black Community

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Barneys and Jay-Z have been making headlines a lot lately since Barneys made the news for supposedly racially harassing two young African-Americans who brought expensive items at their store. Jay-Z recently joined the mix when it was said that he had a clothing line with the company that would launch this coming December. Many people said Jay-Z would straddle the fence before jumping ship with the company and many would…

Flashback to 96: TLC Does the Interview Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne Would Never Do

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The year 1996 was amazing for the legendary all-female group, TLC.  The group was at the height of their success,winning so many Grammy awards that all three ladies came to the post-show interview with two in each hand.   The reason this interview is so interesting is because it was an admittedly awkward, yet insightful conversation with the ladies that gives perspective on their success 17 years later. One really…

No Surprise Here: Al Sharpton Defends Jay-Z’s Lack of Action on Barneys

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Reverend Al Sharpton is defending rapper Jay-Z during the current backlash on Jay-Z for doing business with the high end retailer Barneys. Recently, two young African-Americans said they have been unfairly harassed over stolen property when it was apparent no items have been stolen.  Al Sharpton is making it very clear that the problem is not with Jay-Z; it’s with Barneys first! Sharpton said that Jay-Z is like “any other…

Pebbles’ Daughter Threatens Chilli After the TLC Movie, Says It was Unfair Portrayal of Her Mother

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You had to see this coming.  After the wildly popular biopic, “Crazy, Sexy, Cool,” a lot of feelings were hurt and reputations were damaged.  People were made to look either like heroes or villains, based on the way the directors and TLC told the story. One person who was made to look like Dr. Evil was the singer Pebbles.  Perri “Pebbles” Reid was portrayed as a person who forced the…

After Selling 17 Million Records, TLC Earned Just $35,000 Per Year: 10 Other Facts about TLC

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  1)      The first album released by TLC, “Oooooh The TLC Tip” sold six million copies world-wide 2)      Their second album, “Crazy, Sexy, Cool,” sold 11 million copies world-wide and was certified diamond.  This was the first time a female group had ever achieved this feat. 3)      In 1999, when the group did a tour for the album, “Fan Mail,” it became the highest-grossing tour of all-time. 4)      TLC was…

A Former Close Friend Asks Sharpton: Why Is Your Book Being Financed by Lil Wayne?

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Rev. Al Sharpton is a lot of things to a lot of people.  For some, he’s a civil rights icon.  For others, he’s a street hustler with smooth words and a talk show on MSNBC.  He has been in the civil rights business for a very long time, and seems to treat it as a business.  But some of his actions have drawn the ire of critics, including four pastors…

Five Questions We’d Like to Ask Kanye and Kim After their Engagement Announcement

Five Questions We’d Like to Ask Kanye and Kim After their Engagement Announcement

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Congrats to the happy couple, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.   The recent engagement announcement took Kimye watchers by surprise and was a great next step for the couple that everyone loves to watch.  Secondly to only Beyonce and Jay-Z, Kanye and Kim get their share of attention from the photogs. But there are a few questions we wanted to ask Kanye and Kim before they walk down the aisle….

Venus Williams Sells Her House to Her Mom for Just $10

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Venus Williams is loaded, everyone knows that.  The benefits to her family are that when you have relatives with plenty of money, some things are free or cheap.  TMZ is reporting that Venus has agreed to sell her home to her mother for a surprisingly small amount of money.  For just $10, Oracene Williams is taking possession of Venus’ Florida home, which is 2,804 square feet. The house is located…

Master P’s Wife Files for Divorce and is Planning to Take His Kids and His Money

Master P’s Wife Files for Divorce and is Planning to Take His Kids and His Money

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Master P might own a record label called “No Limit,” but when it comes to love, all good things sometimes come to an end.  The limit on his 24-year has been reached and his wife, Sonya Miller, is now filing for divorce. Master P’s, aka Percy Miller, is going to be divorced right after another big name in hip-hop, Timbaland, also got the papers from his wife. According to TMZ:…

Timbaland’s Wife Wants a Divorce, part of his $80 Million, and Money for a Baby He Didn’t Make

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Hip-Hop producer Timbaland is currently going through a pretty rough time. His wife of only 5 years is filing for divorce and she is demanding some big bucks come her way. TMZ.com recently reported that his soon to be ex-wife doesn’t want him only to pay for their 5 year-old daughter, but for their 10 year-old daughter as well that he didn’t even father! According to the released divorce documents,…