Entertainment Juice for Monday, July 9th!
7/9/2012 1:15:00 PM
When I’m in the streets, I still gotta give you the scoop so here we go!
Reports now say that Kyle Glover, Tameka's son with ex-husband Ryan Glover, has been declared brain dead by doctors....as of yesterday. TMZ said no decision has been made about whether or not to remove from Kyle support. But Tameka's ex-husband Usher did arrive into the Atlanta area to be by Kyle & Tameka's side at the hospital. And Tameka has not left since she arrived via a private plane chartered by Usher.11-year-old Kyle was reportedly hit in the head by a jet ski while floating in his inner tube on Lake Lanier in Atlanta. A teenage girl, who was also in the tube with Kyle, suffered a broken arm and a laceration to the head, was airlifted to the hospital from the Lake. An investigation is underway by the Department of Natural Resources. He had recently followed his step dad’s footsteps and performed onstage singing and dancing in a school play. As for Lake Lanier’s role in the accident, Robin Hill, a rep for the Department of Natural Resources says that the department’s Critical Incident Response Team will recreate the accident on the lake to help determine what happened. Rangers have been in touch with the driver of the jet ski and once the department completes an extensive investigation, they will make a recommendation to the district attorney who will then decide what charges (if any) will be filed. My heart aches for Tameka and we really need to pray for this sista... After days of silence, Tameka was tracked down by Radar mag who told them, “He’s bad,” she said declining to comment further. Foster’s ex-husband, Ryan Glover, has yet to release an official statement on his son’s condition
In other Usher related news, word is his stalker, Darshelle Jones Rakestraw, is a lot more dangerous than Usher realizes. An Atlanta judge has granted Usher a yearlong restraining order against his stalker, thank goodness! Usher appeared this morning to plead his case. She was arrested at his mansion inside a gated community on June 24. She was taken to Emory Johns Creek hospital and later released. During a 911 call obtained by TMZ, Usher told the dispatcher she was ringing his doorbell. “She’s obviously a fan of some sort,” he said. Usher took out a restraining order on Rakestraw which she proudly displayed in a home video that she uploaded to YouTube.com. Yes...she is touched. Sandy Rose out the A found out she allegedly has been arrested more than 25 times in the past. Her alleged crimes range from robbery, burglary, and aggravated robbery to identity fraud, and stalking. Wow. This is the last thing Tameka needs is someone posing a threat in her time of struggle.
Justin was pulled over by cops Friday and cited for speeding down the Los Angeles freeway at over 80 miles per hour, although witnesses say he was going at least 100 mph. The 18-year-old was reportedly weaving in and out of traffic, and driving so dangerously that at least 10 drivers called 911 to report him. Bieber claimed he was speeding in order to get away from a paparazzo who was tailing him. In fact, over the weekend, Justin filed a harassment complaint against the photographer, saying he was extremely aggressive on the road. The photographer is now being investigated for harassment. At least the Bieb was clean – no riding dirty!
Kris Humphries’ reportedly pregnant ex-girlfriend/booty call – depending on who you ask - Myla Sinanaj wants to reconcile with the basketball star. Huh? Supposedly Myla has fired her lawyer, dropped her plans to file a defamation lawsuit and is ready to sign a confidentiality agreement, all in the hopes of winning him back. Sketchy! Meanwhile, Kris isn’t so excited by the news Myla’s expecting. While she insists the baby's his because he’s the only man she’s been with recently, sources say Kris is demanding a paternity test to prove he is the baby daddy. And rightfully so. I’m just a little confused on if she was only for “booty duty”, why did he tap unwrapped? Really, Hump?
Beyonce and Kim Kardashian are said to have struck up a close friendship recently after bonding over religion. A source told Grazia mag “Beyonce and Kim are both regular churchgoers with strong Christian backgrounds so no doubt Kanye will have encouraged them to bond over that...When Kanye invited both women out to dinner, Beyonce decided to give Kim a chance. Kanye’s never been in such a serious relationship and she saw how much it meant to him that they get along.” Jesus can bring you together but I hope Kim ain’t playin’! But is Kim buying her friendship, too? Word is she already dropped $5k on a diamond-studded baby bracelet for Beyonce and Jay-Z’s 6-month-old daughter Blue Ivy, personalized it with the engraving “Love Auntie Kim.” AUNTIE? Solange gonna spit yo' wig! But like I said, Bey too is suspicious that Kim is trying to buy her friendship. A source also dropped dime to the Enquirer that, “They have been friends for five minutes, but already Kim is trying to force herself into Beyonce’s life!" At first, says the source, Beyonce was moved by the lavish gesture, but then she became suspicious of the grandiose engraving. “She thought it was over the top, considering that she’s known Kim personally for such a short time. Despite Kim’s sex tape and bad marriages, Beyonce had been warming to her based on her charming demeanor and romance with Kanye, who’s a good friend. But she certainly doesn’t consider Kim family in any way, shape or form – and for her to suggest that closeness in a present for Blue Ivy really put Beyonce off. Right now, Beyonce is on her guard." Can't blame ya, Bey.
While her daddy got big plans. Speaking to The Huffington Post when questioned about his label’s upcoming plans, Mathew Knowles said, “We still have our joint venture with Sony, and in November, we’re putting out two Destiny’s Child catalog records with new material. So we’re going to start doing strategic things like that.” Say whuuuttt? Yep. Papa Knowles also hinted about the possibility of a DC3 reunion tour, but admitted that it would depend on whether it would fit in with the artists’ respective solo careers.“It takes a year of planning to do these tours, but first it starts with the artist wanting to do it. And I think the ladies are still working happily in their solo careers,” he explained, adding, “And I hope in the next five years that there is a reunion tour. I think it would be incredible. The hardest thing would be choosing which songs they’re going to do, because we would want to mix it up with solo hits and Destiny’s Child hits. We would have to throw away some #1′s from off the set list,” Knowles said. The last time Destiny’s Child performed together was at the NBA All Star Games in 2006, before pursuing solo projects.
We talked Kelis owing Aunt Iris and Uncle Sam but DAG! She owes the government over half million in unpaid taxes, which dates back to 2004. She owes New York State $330,426.71 in unpaid taxes for 2004 and 2010. Court documents also reveal that she owes $61,737.29 in taxes to the state of California for 2009 and 2010 and $213,932.02 so in total Kelis owes $606,096.12 in unpaid taxes. It may be time to release a new album, chica!
The earth literally moved when Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada got married. Wow!!! Chad and Evelyn chose Independence Day to wed in Miami, but there was almost a wedding day disaster. "This is Mrs. Johnson, not Chad for the first time in a few days," Evelyn, tweeted from her honeymoon with Chad. "There was a REAL earthquake, thunderstorms, then a wedding. #PerfectDay." The update also served to answer a big question many were asking: Would Evelyn take on Johnson (Chad's original surname) or Ochocinco as her last name. Guess she is a Johnson. Peep a pic from the honeymoon! But who was M.I.A? Her on screen new BFF! Let’s see...Shaunie and Suzie were the only cast members at the wedding. Shaunie spoke to VH1 about Evelyn and Chad’s St. Maarten wedding. While she wasn’t supposed to say anything about who was there, she did accidentally spill that Lozada’s screen BFF wasn’t in attendance. Shaunie told VH1: “I don’t want to speak for anybody. Tami was invited, but I don’t know. It was far… St. Maarten is a trek.” Suzie rubbin’ off on you Shaunie!
Not to be outdone by the foolishness in Atlanta, the producers of the first Love & Hip Hop in NYC have a love triangle too! Since Chrissy and Emily are out, last week we talked about rapper Joe Budden and his on-and-off girl Tahiry Rose joining the show. So where's the triangle? Hold on...it's coming! After their relationship ended, Joe hooked up with ...Somaya! She was on the first seasons but hasn’t signed on yet for another. You know Exec Producer Mona Scott was cheesin' when she made this choice! And the drama! Sheesh! Both Joe and Somaya hit hard on each other on You Tube but she clowned when she claimed Joe suffered from erectile dysfunction. Yikes! Tahiry, who got back with Joe, made a video of her making fun of Somaya that went viral. Can you say beef?
While Nene's son Bryce...can't get right! This cat was taken into custody July 5 for probation violation. Before that, dude was arrested for driving with a suspended license on June 25! The arrests come just a little over a year after the 20-something was arrested in the same county for stealing a pair of razors from Wal-Mart. Before the arrest for stealing, Bryson was arrested twice in 2010, once for possession of a controlled substance and weapons possession and a second time for marijuana possession. No word on how much jail time, if any, Leakes’ son could be facing for his latest infractions. Nene will leave him there, though. He is spoiled, lazy, triflin’ and doesn’t realize how blessed he is! Mama buying cars and paying for college if you choose to go and you got all this tomfoolery! SMH!
A Los Angeles reporter has been forced to apologize after a racist tweet was sent from his Twitter account aimed at rapper Yung Berg .KTLA reporter Sam Rubin is said to have written Berg was a “fake a** ni***” on his Twitter, before “OOPS….I will explain later. But, biggest boo boo of the year. For reals,” was later added. Rubin denies writing the offensive message and claims his account was hacked as he wouldn’t use the words “boo boo” and “for reals.”The “ni**a” tweet has now been removed and Berg is yet to comment on the incident. Suspect side-eye...
Star Jones has blasted reality TV and is now turning her attention to Anderson Cooper, who along with Frank Ocean, came out of the closet. Star reduced Cooper’s coming out to a mere publicity stunt and likened it to Oprah’s admission of drug use years earlier:“[Cooper is] a daytime talk show host and when the rating slip in daytime, the hosts tend to tell you lots of things about them. I remember Oprah said she smoked crack, Oprah said she was pregnant at 14 and considered suicide … There [are] times when you generate information for ratings.” Wow Star! Harsh! Maybe he wanted to just come clean! Considering the potential backlash that a public figure faces when “coming out,” it’s hard to accept Jones’ claim that it was probably for publicity. She hasn't said anything regarding Frank but no word from Coop just yet.
While Kanye serenaded his boo recently and admitted how he fell in Love on stage, someone in Kim’s life ain’t loving him. Insiders say his new high-powered music manager Irving Azoff, who is a close friend of the Kardashian family, have been butting heads. According to one insider, the executive chairman of Live Nation and CEO of Ticketmaster, who took on West as a client shortly after he began dating Kim, “doesn’t have the kindest words for West.” The source says the 65-year-old has called Kardashian’s boyfriend of nearly five months “unmanageable” due to his eccentricities and doesn’t know if he’ll be able to continue on with the relationship with Kim’s boo. Ain’t no love lost, though. Ye was overheard by ear hustlers doggin’ him at the BET Awards! He said he “nothing special” and stating that he may fire Azoff. The problem could be bigger than just business, however. The initial source told the Daily News Kanye was influenced by the Kardashian clan — especially Kim’s mom-ager Kris Jenner — to work with Azoff in the first place. Her mama gets all the dudes who date/marry her girls in her clutches! Sheesh! But word is the strained relationship between the rapper and manager could present a problem for Kim.
Let's see…speaking of Kanye , he is launching a clothing line, DW by Kanye West, in honor of his late mom, Donda West. Singer/producer Pharrell has launched his Billionaire Girls Club fashion line. T.I. has his Akoo fashion line. Lil Wayne has his skateboard-inspired Trukfit fashion line. So who's got next? Big Boi of Outkast...but with socks! He dropped dime to GQ.com he is teaming up with retailer Crooks & Castles to introduce a line of socks. Big Boi calls himself "the sock king." At a recent Nike World Basketball Festival, he appeared dressed in all black with green and pink socks with yellow capes attached to them.
Essence fest tea: Wish I could have been there! Mary J. did her thang I heard then during "No Drama," she was nearly breaking into tears. As the audience clapped and cheered in support, she thanked them for their dedication during her "hellified year." Maybe marital woe rumors, the Burger King Chicken commercial or charity woes. A crowd-led rendition of "I'm Going Down" followed and her encore, "Be Without You." Our 5'2 funny man Kevin Hart celebrated his 32nd birthday during Essence Music Fest 2012 with a star-studded celebration held at The Saint Hotel in New Orleans that included Trey Songz, Tank, "Single Ladies" actresses LisaRaye, Denise Vasi, and Charity Shea , Cynthia and Peter from RHOA and Denzel, Tamar & Trina Braxton, Eva Marcille, Shaunie got an invite and others. Dru Hill did a rendition of Prince's "Darling Nikki" that I heard was wayyy overboard. Peep D’angelo on the stage as well. Some didn't like his jam session and wanted the old D'Angelo. While supermodel Beverly Johnson says your journey starts with positive speaking if you want to change your life. “Stop saying there are no good men out there because there are,” said Johnson, who recently discovered new love, during the ESSENCE Music Festival. On Friday, she shared her thoughts on making relationships work while sitting on the "Finding Love at Any Age: Black Relationship Defined" panel during the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience. Johnson was joined by popular radio personality Shirley Strawberry, Single Ladies stars LisaRaye McCoy and Denise Vasi, and star of upcoming Oxygen reality show Girlfriend Confidential LA, Eva Marcille. Amen, Bev! Get more scoop at Essence.com
Pilar Sanders has been in the news recently for the bitter, messy and drama-filled divorce trial with her now estranged husband Deion Sanders. She met her future husband, Deion on the LL Cool J show, In The House. A year later Pilar moved to Dallas to be near Deion and the following year, in 1999, they married! I loved watching them on the tube, thinking how beautiful she was and enjoying their successful life. Everythang that glitters sho’ ain’t gold! In April, the couple made headlines following a domestic dispute at their home in Prosper, Texas when old’ girl was arrested for domestic violence after allegedly attacking Deion. When asked about all the negativity that surrounds her in this case, Pilar says, “Most divorces aren’t happy occasions. Neither is mine. My divorce just happens to be with an ex pro baller (football and baseball) and is filled with abuse, lies, and part-time parenting. All I can do is be me. I’ve been honest, tried to be private and always been a good mother (putting my children first). Anything negative about me came from lies and or from those who don’t know me.” On if she wouldn’t have married what would life be like, she says “Acting! I was a Ford model and an actress before and when I met Deion. I was standing well on my own 2 feet. I moved to LA and was making a pretty good name for myself when I met him.” She makes it clear abuse is the same whether you got a famous dude or a regular Joe. Deion has yet to comment on abuse allegations. He’s moved on to Tracey Edmonds.
Tid bits and random pics: Kourtney Kardashian gave birth to a healthy baby girl early Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, reports E! News. The baby, the second child for Kourtney and Scott Disick, is named Penelope Scotland Disick. Penelope? Really? Ok. Congrats, Kourt! She NBA champion Juwan Howard and his wife Jenine celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in Miami ..renewing their vows. How sweet! Chris and Adrienne Bosh and Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union in attendance. Gabby was with her girls, Monica, and Bron’s fiancée, Savannah Brinson at the Radio One Fest in Miami over the weekend. But I don’t know Gabby about your man D Wade painting his toenails…. Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon singles title . Game apparently jumped rival Cali rapper, 40 Glocc. The two have had a long-standing beef for some time. And according to Vlad TV, Sunday morning Glocc was leaving a mansion party in L.A. when Game and 12 members of his entourage rolled up on the lone rapper and attacked him. After the altercation, both rappers took to Twitter and confirmed the fight and Game released a video of himself punching Glocc in the face! GAME!? You about to marry...let the mess go, bro! Hope no blood is shed for real though!
That’s it for now. More juice tomorrow. “It’s Like That!” returns Wednesday!