The season finale of ‘Love & Hip Hop: Season 2′ gave the women an opportunity to really reflect on their lives, how far they’ve come and what they hope for in the future.
While Chrissy, Mama Jones and Jimmy are finally in a good place, Kimbella now has to face life, at least for now, being a single mother. After revealing she’s pregnant again, she confides in Yandy about the emotional roller coaster she’s dealt with in her relationship and an uncertain future. Yandy has mixed feelings about the way her business relationship ended with Jimmy but is optimistic about the many possibilities that lays ahead. Olivia is still without the major record deal she seeks while Emily remains on her own she still longs for a committed and loving relationship with rapper Fabolous and Somaya heads back to LA for new beginnings.
Take a look at some of the most memorable moments for the finale show.
Vanessa and Kobe Bryant have finally reached an agreement in their divorce settlement. According to TMZ, Vanessa will gain three mansions, and half of the athletes $150 million net worth, $75 million. Under California law, because the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement and were together for 10 years (the minimum) Vanessa is almost guaranteed half of her husband’s assets.
Back in December, Vanessa filed for divorce, many believe to be due to Kobe’s cheating ways, and released a statement asking that media outlets respect their privacy through the couple’s difficult time.
The three mansions, one occupied by her mother and the other two intended to have been Kobe’s bachelor pads, are worth an additional 18 million. I’d say Vanessa is clearly #winning!
And now, the popular celebrity site is campaigning for the newly single, Vanessa Bryant, to join the cast of VH1 hit reality show, ‘Basketball Wives’. Although it believed the network were once pining to add her to the cast, efforts were quickly shut down because of Vanessa’s marriage to the famous athlete.
During his interview with Tavis Smiley, for the first time, Seal addresses the announcement of his pending divorce. Although he was there to promote his latest album, ‘Soul 2′, in wake of his separation, he decided to clear the air about his feelings for wife Heidi Klum.
Here’s a bit of what he had to say.
“We have a tremendous amount of love and respect for each other and of course our children are our first priority and I think we pretty much said everything that we needed to say in the statement that we released but how does one stay focus? Just because you decide to separate I don’t think you all of a sudden stop loving each other, I don’t think you all of a sudden stop becoming friends, especially, when there are other things to take into consideration like family. And so, to be honest, it’s not really that difficult and it’s not really that much of an issue. What one has to do in this situation is to remain civil, and to retain one’s dignity, to be professional, and to understand that we are not the only people on this planet that are going through this.It is just unfortunate a chapter of life.”
On whether they’ll l have an ugly breakup Seal went on to say, “We’re just not those types of people and we never have been.”
The full interview airs this Friday, January 27th, on PBS.
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In our WTF moment of the day, the award goes to Aretha Franklin! She has called off her wedding to longtime boyfriend William “Willie” Wilkerson.
Just earlier this month, the singer announced she would be marrying her companion. However, in an official statement released by the singer, Aretha states,
“Regretfully, To Our Friends and Supporters: Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly. There will be no wedding at this time.”
“We will not comment on it any further because of the very personal and sensitive nature of it. We appreciate all of the many well wishes from friends.”
What?!! “Moving too fast?” But, haven’t they been together like…..forever!
Comedian and actor, Tracy Morgan, was rushed to the hospital last night after he collapsed while attending the Sundance Film Festival.
Morgan was being honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Park City, Utah and fell unconscious following his acceptance speech and exiting the building.
Although initially thought to be the result of intoxication, a spokeswoman for Park City Medical Center, tells TMZ, no drugs or alcohol were found in Tracy’s system upon medical evaluation.
Morgan’s rep, Lewis Kay, also released a statement saying, “From a combination of exhaustion and altitude, Tracy is seeking medical attention.”
Already back in good spirits, just this morning the comedian tweeted, “Superman ran into a little kryptonite. The high altitude in Utah shook up this kid from Brooklyn.”
This isn’t the first time the star has faced health problems, however. In early 2011 Morgan revealed he had had a kidney transplant from complications of his Type 1 Diabetes.
Get well soon Tracy.
Because we don’t start rumors and like to clear them up (*cough*) we just happen to be on twitter, last night, when a photo of Rihanna and Chris Brown just so happened to have made it’s way on Twitterville. Of course, fans and foes, were in a frenzy.
Truth be told…it’s fake! In fact, it’s Photoshopped and was taken from a Chris and Rihanna fan page, appropriately titled—“Chrianna”. Looks real doesn’t it?! How cute….remember that name? You know, back when they were dating and it was cool to merge celebrity names together to create a new name, like “Brangelina” and “Bennifer”?
Fans are so obsessed with these two getting back together, that they’re willing to go to extremely lengths to make it a reality. The site is actually pretty convincing and really good, I’ll give it that. They’re even sites dedicated to telling these two love story; drawing up a fictional tale of just how they met, two young stars in the making, and how they fell in love. It’s pretty sappy, romantic even. But I sometimes think that these fans are going a bit too far, living their lives through that of their favorite celebs. Scary! Well, they do call them “STANS” for a reason.
Head over to Chriana.tumblr.com for more on “ChriannaGate”.
Many wondered if the rumors that Heidi Klum and Seal were headed for divorce were true, and it seems, they are. The couple have released an official statement via People to confirm their separation.
The statement reads,
“While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate.
“We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition.
“We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”
Heidi and Seal are parents to four children, Henry Günther, 6, and Johan Riley, 5, daughter, Lou Soulula, 2, and daughter Leni, 7, from Klum’s previous relationship. Seal legally adopted the child in 2005.
We wish them well in this difficult time.
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So sad. A Lady Gaga and Katy Perry fan committed suicide yesterday and did so while sending out goodbye tweets. The phrase #RIPKatyCatAllie became a trending topic on twitter Sunday morning and everyone immediately wondered who this person was. With some research I discovered, the young girl, Allie, had just turned 13 years old on January 12th. She had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and struggled with depression.
In her last tweets she wrote,
Upon hearing of her young fans’ suicide Katy Perry then tweeted,
@housjamey, whom Allie mentioned in her tweet, real name Jamey Rodemeyer, is another young Gaga fan who committed suicide back in September 2011. He became depressed from being a bullied gay person. He was 14 years old.
It seems, Allie had been struggling with her emotions for some time. In a disturbing message the young teen posted back in November, she talks about cutting herself and discouraged others to do the same. Below is the message a friend re-tweeted.
I dont want anyone to go through the same thing as me,I know i’m hurting myself and people I care about but if my experience helps stop anyone else from cutting so be it.Don’t cut it ain’t worth it.
Before you make that first cut, remember–
You will find the blood and pain release addictive.
Even though you think you can make a few tiny cuts that aren’t deep and will heal easily.
They will get deeper.
They will scar.
They will sometimes take months to heal.
And years for the scars to fade.
Spoiler alert! You may have already heard the many rumors of someone being pregnant on hit reality show, ‘Love & Hip Hop’, and have even heard a number of names already mentioned, including Emily B and Yandy Smith, but it’s Kimbella who’s with child.
In the below clip, the model reveals the secret to her mother and dad that she is pregnant with her third child. Unfortunately, her live in boyfriend and rapper Juelz Santana has gotten himself in trouble with the law. She’s left with time to reflect on their relationship and what the future holds.
Although she wants marriage, something her mom also wants for the pair, she is faced with many uncertainties and fears.
In the wake of Etta James‘ cancer diagnosis and passing I was given the pleasure of learning about her and listening to some of her music. Not only did this woman live, but she had guts but she could belt her heart out! It’s always sad that it takes someone’s passing or getting ill before you realize and acknowledge their worth.
James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles, on January 25, 1938, to a teen mother and unknown father. She suspected her father was the pool player Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone, the most recognized pool player in the United States of his time. They met briefly in 1987 but Fats would not confirm or deny that he was, in fact, her father. He died in 1995.
Her mother was neglectful and James was raised by a number of caregivers. Early on, she was recognized for her strong vocals and attended a South Central Los Angeles church where she’d put it on display.
In 1950, her mother took her to San Francisco, and James formed a group called the Peaches. The group was later mentored by singer Johnny Otis. However, Etta eventually left the group to become a solo act. In her career she would face many demons, including a drug and substance abuse addiction and garnered a reputation for her vulgar antics.
One thing can be said, however, she may very well be the best female blues singer of our time.
I’ve put together some tribute videos of songs some of you may have never heard but should. You hear the power in her voice and just how talented this woman was in the prime of her career. She will be missed. Enjoy.
It’s been confirmed. Penn State coach, Joe Paterno, passed away Sunday morning of lung cancer at the age of 85. Although, reports surfaced late Saturday night that the coach had passed, his family have now confirmed his passing wasn’t until this morning. As head coach of Penn State, Paterno has won more games than any other coach in major college football history. He was, however, fired last November amidst the child abuse sex scandal of a former coaching assistant, Jerry Sandusky. Paterno was accused on not taking appropriate action after discovering the allegations against Sandusky.
In an official statement Paterno’s family states,
“It is with great sadness that we announce that Joe Paterno passed away earlier today. His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled…He died as he lived. He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been. His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave this Happy Valley to achieve them. He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community.”
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Did anyone see this coming? Heidi Klum is expected to file for divorce from husband of 6 years, Seal. The couple, who’ve been looked at as one of Hollywood’s most happy, in love and stable unions, is not so happy, in love or stable. Who knew?
Private eye, TMZ, has learned, Heidi is expected to file for divorce sometime early next week, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce.
The German model and British singer began dating in 2004 and were married May 10th, 2005 . The two, even began renewing their vows each year as a symbol of their undying love for one another. They became just as known for their annual Halloween bash many celebs flock to each year.
Together, the couple have sons – Henry Günther, 6, and Johan Riley, 5, daughter, Lou Soulula, 2, and raise daughter Leni, 7, from Klum’s prior relationship with Flavio Briatore.
Heidi and Seal have yet to deny or confirm the allegations.